HUNTINGTON – Ty Bartrum and Hudson Clement can attest to how good they are.
Spring Valley cornerback Bartrum is the defense captain and wide receiver Clement the offense for the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s AAA-class high school football team.
Bartrum, a senior and son of former Marshall University All-American tight end and 13-year NFL veteran Mike Bartrum, had 77 tackles and nine interceptions this season to lead the Timberwolves to a 9 record. -3 and in the second round of the playoffs. , where they lost to Clement and eventual state champion Martinsburg 35-6. In a 35-30 regular season win over the Bulldogs, Bartrum scored five touchdowns and had two assists. One of those interceptions was ahead of ClÃ©ment, who caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns in that game.
âYeah, he’s pretty good,â Spring Valley coach Brad Dingess said of Bartrum, who has signed up to Harvard and has 14 FBS or FCS scholarship offers. âHe’s a great player and a kid who helped change our offense. We were in great demand, but I’m not a tough head not to throw the ball at someone like him.
Clement, a senior, scored a state title game record eight touchdowns – four rushing, four received – in a 62-21 triumph over Huntington High. Clement caught 79 passes for 1,543 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for 134 yards.
“He’s a great player, a great player,” Martinsburg coach Britt Sherman said of Clement. âHe’s one of the best I’ve ever coached. He has the best hands I have ever seen. He is a competitor and his football IQ is extremely high.
Clement is joined on the team’s first offense by his brother, Murphy, to utility player and teammate Jake Zittle on the offensive line. Murphy Clement was one of two quarterbacks Martinsburg used before suffering a foot injury ending the season in the playoff quarterfinals.
Zittle is joined on the offensive line by Tate Jordan of Bridgeport, Dartmouth signs Max Wentz of Huntington High, Eli Campbell of Princeton and Layth Ghannam of George Washington.
Huntington High junior Gavin Lochow, who completed 125 of 207 passes for 1,952 yards and 19 touchdowns, is the first team quarterback. Lochow also carried 140 times for 1,052 yards, becoming the first player in the Highlanders program to pass and run for over 1,000 yards in the same season.
Cabell Midland’s 1,847-yard rusher Jackson Fetty, Greenbrier East’s Ian Cline and Oak Hill’s Leonard Farrow are the first unit’s running backs. Cyrus Traugh, who caught 106 passes for 1,122 yards and 10 touchdowns, joins Hudson Clement as wide receiver. Jonathan Aya-Ay of Huntington High is the kicker. Bridgeport Highlanders Noah Waynick and Cam Cole made the squad as utility players.
Joining Bartrum on the first-team defense are his team-mates Corbin Page, engaged at West Virginia University, on the defensive line and linebacker Cody Shy. Nemo Roberts of Cabell Midland and Aydin Fleming of Martinsburg are the first team defensive linemen. Tyrees Smith of Huntington High, Brogan Brown of Hurricane, Mondrell Dean of South Charleston and Donald Brandel of University join Shy as linebacker. Brown led the state with 159 tackles.
Huntington High freshman Zah Zah Jackson and Woodrow Wilson’s Keynan Cook make up the rest of the first secondary team. Landyn Reppert of Bridgeport, Colt Thomas of Wheeling Park and college kickback star Daminn Cunningham are the utility players. Grant Cochran of Princeton is the punter.
South Charleston junior quarterback Trey Dunn, who has passed the 6,000-yard mark in his career this season. Second team offensive captain as a utility player, where he is joined by Spring Valley quarterback Dalton Fouch and Capital running back Shawn James.
Sammy Roberts of Jefferson is the second team quarterback. He completed 181 of 300 passes for 2,782 yards and 34 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. Roberts’ teammate Spencer Powell and Wayne Harris of South Charleston are the receivers. Mason Moran of Cabell Midland, Collin McBee of University and Evan Tewell of Jefferson are the running backs.
The offensive line includes Xavier Bausley of South Charleston, Eli Starhara of Morgantown, Brace Mullett of George Washington, Justice Hutchison of Cabell Midland and Jacob Wickline of Greenbrier East. Taylor Thomas of Bridgeport is the kicker.
All-rounder man Bryson Singer of Parkersburg is the second-team defense captain. Christian Slack of Martinsburg, Grant Neiswonger of John Marshall and James Scott of Huntington High are the defensive linemen. Linebackers are Lincoln County’s Nolan Shimp, Bridgeport’s Phil Reed, Hurricane’s Lucas Rippetoe and Cabell Midland’s Cannon Lewis.
Wheeling Park’s Nate Scheleck, Bridgeport’s Aidan Paulsen and George Washington’s Taran Fitzpatrick are the defensive backs. Jacob Barrick of Martinsburg, Chandler Schmidt of Cabell Midland and Hayden Pack of Spring Mills join Singer as utility actors.
West Virginia Sports Writers Association‘s All-State Class AAA Football Team
WR – Hudson Clement, Martinsburg, SR (Captain)
WR – Cyrus Traugh, South Parkersburg, JR
OL – Tate Jordan, Bridgeport, RS
OL – Max Wentz, Huntington, RS
OL – Jake Zittle, Martinsburg, RS
OL – Eli Campbell, Princeton, SO
OL – Layth Ghannam, George Washington, JR
RB – Jackson Fetty, Cabell Midland, RS
RB – Ian Cline, East Greenbrier, SO
RB – Leoanrd Farrow, Oak Hill, RS
QB – Gavin Lochow, Huntington, JR
K – Jonny Aya-ay, Huntington, SO
UTL – Cam Cole, Bridgeport, RS
UTL – Murphy Clement, Martinsburg, SO
UTL – Noah Waynick, Huntington, RS
DL – Nemo Roberts, Cabell Midland, RS
DL – Corbin Page, Spring Valley, RS
DL – Aydin Flemming, Martinsburg, SO
LB – Tyreese Smith, Huntington, RS
LB – Brogan Brown, hurricane, RS
LB – Mondrell Dean, South Charleston, JR
LB – Donald Brandel, University, RS
LB – Cody Shy, Spring Valley, JR
DB – Ty Bartrum, Spring Valley, RS (Captain)
DB – Keynan Cook, Beckley, RS
DB – Zah Zah Jackson, Huntington, FR
UTL – Landyn Reppert, Bridgeport, RS
UTL – Colt Thomas, Wheeling Park, RS
UTL – Daminn Cunningham, University, RS
P – Grant Cochran, Princeton, JR
WR – Wayne Harris, South Charleston, SO
WR – Spencer Powell, Jefferson, JR
OL – Xavier Bausely, South Charleston, RS
OL – Eli Stahara, Morgantown, JR
OL – Brace Mullet, George Washington, SR
OL – Judge Hutchison, Cabell Midland, SR
OL – Jacob Wickline, Greenbrier East, RS
RB – Mason Moran, Cabell Midland, RS
RB – Collin McBee, University, RS
RB – Evan Tewell, Jefferson, JR
QB – Sammy Roberts, Jefferson, SR
K – Taylor Thomas, Bridgeport, JR
U – Dalton Fouch, Spring Valley, JR
U – Trey Dunn, South Charleston, JR (Captain)
U – Shawn James, Capital, RS
DL – Christian Slack, Martinsburg, RS
DL – Grant Neiswonger, John Marshall, SR
DL – James Scott, Huntington, RS
LB – Nolan Shimp, Lincoln County, RS
LB – Phil Reed, Bridgeport, JR
LB – Lucas Rippetoe, Hurricane, JR
LB – Cannon Lewis, Cabell Midland, SO
DB – Charlie Brazier, Bridgeport, JR
DB – Nate Sheleck, Wheeling Park, RS
DB – Aidan Paulsen, Bridgeport, RS
DB – Taran Fitzpatrick, George Washington, RS
U – Jacob Barrick, Martinsburg, RS
U – Chandler Schmidt, Cabell Midland, RS
U – Bryson Singer, Parkersburg, SR (Captain)
P – Hayden Pack, Spring Mills, SR
Ray Adames, Musselman; Scout Arthur, Huntington; Ezra Bagent, Martinsbourg; Jayson Barnett, South Charleston; Ismael Borrero, Ouragan; Noah Branham, University; Devin Bruer, South Charleston; Amari Brown, George Washington; Braylon Brown, Morgantown; Reece Burton, Princeton; Jace Caldwell, Spring Valley; Koltin Childers, Washington; Sage Clawges, University; Dominick Collins, Princeton; Monquelle Davis, Greenbrier East; Jacob Donley, Brooke; Noah Dotson, Greenbrier East; Alec Duley, Morgantown; Chase Edwards, University; Elii Faircloth, Hedgesville; Farmer Savion, Buckhannon-Upshur; Amari Felder, Huntington; Logan Fisher, Cabell Midland; Bryson Fleming, Jefferson; Demetrius Gearheart, South Parkersburg; Casey Geso, Princeton; Chase Hager, hurricane; Kyle Hall, Parkersburg; Matthew Hall, Spring Valley; Ryan Hall, Bridgeport; Ashton Hasslacker, Hampshire; Jerrae Hawkins, Wheeling Park; Kobe Hayslette, Musselman; Curtis Hayes, Parkersburg; Daniel Henderson, University; EJ Hendrix, Martinsbourg; Zack Hill, Hampshire; Alex Hott, Hampshire; Elijah Jackson, University; JÃ©rÃ©mie Jackson, Oak Hill; JT James, Hurricane; Will James, Wheeling Park; Caden Johnson, hurricane; Jay Jones, Woodrow Wilson; Austin Litton, Ripley; JacQai Long, capital; Michael Lunsford, Cabell Midland; Robby Martin, Huntington; Kyle Matthews, George Washington; Lucas McCallister, Greenbrier East; Maddex McMillen, Woodrow Wilson; Nolan Meehleib, Jefferson; Caleb Nutter, Morgantown; Cole Petry, Spring Valley; Brett Phillips, Wheeling Park; Grant Plants, George Washington; Bobby Powell, Morgantown; Joey Ramsey, Ripley; Brodee Rice, Princeton; Keyshawn Robinson, Jefferson; Shawn Rouse, Cabell Midland; Kam Shallis, Martinsbourg; Robert Shockey, South Parkersburg; Alex Smith, Cabell Midland; Isaiah Smith, Lincoln County; Sion Smith, capital; Aidan Sparks, Bridgeport; JT Spencer, Greenbrier East; Casey Stanley, Parkersburg; Kamar Summers, Bridgeport; Ben Turner, Spring Valley; Corbin Turney, University; Khalief Tye, Huntington; Ethan Vargo-Thomas, Oak Hill; Klypsan Wallace, John Marshall; Zach Wharton, Washington; Kam Wells, St. Albans; Brandon Whipkey, South Parkersburg; Adam Wilkinson, Riverside; Elijah Williams, Riverside; Gage Wright, South Parkersburg.