Chesapeake tops All-OVC seletions

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 20, 1999

The Chesapeake Panthers had eight good reasons for winning the Ohio Valley Conference championship.

Saturday, November 20, 1999

The Chesapeake Panthers had eight good reasons for winning the Ohio Valley Conference championship.

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The Panthers landed seven players all-conference and won the top coaching award after going 4-0 in the league and winning a second straight outright championship.

Phil Davis was voted Coach of the Year for the second straight season. The Panthers were 10-0 in the regular season, the first time that feat has been accomplished since 1961.

Named to the first team for the Panthers were Robby Isaacs, Andy Clark, Chris Dillon, Josh Waugh, and Greg Lambert. Honorable mention picks were Jeremy Estep and Matt White.

The Rock Hill Redmen finished second in the league and landed Kevin Dilley, Richie Webb, Scott Turley, and Nate Lambert on the first unit. Lucas Starr and Donald Delong were honorable mention.

The South Point Pointers first team selections were Randy Coldiron, B. J. Belville, and David Chapman. Honorable mention picks were Jarrod Smith and Willie Anderson.

Jason Adams, Jarrod Keaton, and Clint Pauley were first team picks for the Coal Grove Hornets. Dean Mader and Scott Lewis were honorable mention.

The Fairland Dragons had two first team members as Jay Capper and Jeremy Louden were honored. Named to the honorable mention list were Kyle Patton and Adam Burcham.

Isaacs caught 31 passes for 544 yards and 14 touchdowns. He scored 17 touchdowns and kicked 40 extra points and three field goals.

Clark, the quarterback, hit 62 of 104 for 1,016 yards and 20 touchdowns to make the first team. Waugh rushed for 715 yards and caught six passes for 57 yards. Lambert had 78 tackles as a defensive lineman and Dillon ran for 389 yards while catching 10 passes for 196 yards and two scores.

Estep racked up 67 stops while White had eight catches for 128 yards and three TDs.

For the Redmen, Dilley had 72 tackles from the defensive line, Turley ran 171 times for 1,020 yards and 11 touchdowns, Webb ran for 848 yards and caught 10 passes for 138 yards, and Lambert finished with 77 tackles from his linebacker position.

Starr was one of the main blockers who help Turley gain 1,000 yards and Delong had 38 tackles, six sacks, and six tackles for a loss.

South Point was led by Belville who racked up 93 tackles, Chapman with a team-high 135 total tackles and 470 yards rushing, and Coldiron with 29 tackles and a top offensive lineman.

Smith completed 69 of 159 passes for 1,148 with 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and Anderson caught 10 for 301 yards and three touchdowns.

Adams was the main offensive weapon for Coal Grove as he rushed 221 times for 1,282 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

Keaton was one not only a strong offensive blocker for Adams but was a mainstay on defense. Pauley led the Hornets with nine receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown.

Mader ran for 390 yards and was one of the team’s top tacklers on defense. Lewis was a two-way lineman who was also a key to Adams’ running success.

Capper was an outstanding blocker for the Dragons and also had 47 tackles on defense. Louden led the team with 781 yards rushing and scored a team-high 10 TDs.

Patton had 41 tackles while Burcham had five catches for 62 yards and a score on offense and led the team with 70 tackles.