Lewis named to N/S gamePublished 2:30am Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Patrick Lewis proved he was one of Ohio’s elite players during the regular season. He’ll get to play among the elite at the North/South All-Star Game.
The Ironton Fighting Tigers’ senior running back was named to the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s annual North/South All-Star Game that will be play April 27 at the Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.
In past years there has been only one game. This year will mark the first time for two all-star games.
One game will be comprised of players from Divisions IV, V and VI. The other game includes players from Divisions I, II and III.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Lewis was named to the Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio second team. He was co-Offensive Player of the Year in the Southeast District.
During the regular season Lewis ran 107 times for 1,148 yards — a 10.7 yards per carry — and scored 17 touchdowns including one through the air, one on a kickoff return and two on punt returns.
Lewis caught 13 passes for 176 yards.
In two playoff games, Lewis rushed 33 times for 327 yards and four touchdowns. He caught four passes for 51 yards.
Against Bloom-Carroll in the quarterfinals, Lewis ran 26 times for 310ayrds and four touchdowns. He was injured early against Johnstown-Monroe and did not return.
Head coach for the Divisions IV, V and VI South team is Justin Kropka of Harrison Central. Assistant coaches are Reno Saccoccia of Steubenville, John Snoad of Gahanna Lincoln and Mike Brown of Cincinnati Summit Country Day.
Also named to the South team were Lucasville Valley defensive tackle J.J. Hettinger and Oak Hill wide receiver Luke Hammond.