The Wabash Valley Coaches Association recognized area football players for the efforts during the fall season recently. 17 Putnam County players received recognition as a first or second team selection or earned honorable mention.
On offense, South Putnam's running back Drew Cash, North Putnam's offensive lineman Josh Keyt and Greencastle kicker Buzz Deer earned first team selections. GHS receiver Ashton Marshall was selected to the WVCA offensive second team.
North Putnam quarterback Scott Hunt and South Putnam offensive lineman Adam Masters, as well as Greencastle quarterback Jordan Hickam and offensive lineman Jacob Wright, earned honorable mention status.
North Putnam defensive lineman Seth Vondersaar and linebacker Griffen Dahlstrom earned WVCA first team honors, along with Eagle defensive lineman Masters. Punter Kyle Nobles and defensive at large player Wright were Greencastle's first team representatives. Second team selections were defensive lineman Kyle Buchanan of Greencastle, linebackers Hank Goldman of South Putnam and Sam Spinks of Cloverdale.
Earning honorable mention distinction were defensive lineman Colby Judy of South Putnam, GHS linebacker Patrick Richardson and defensive back Nick Keefer of Cloverdale.
The WVCA also honored 30 area atheltes as members of the All-Academic team.