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Isaacs, Carpenter voted All-Ohio

Columbus – Robby Isaacs made a lot of great catches during his football career with the Chesapeake Panthers.

Thursday, December 02, 1999

Columbus – Robby Isaacs made a lot of great catches during his football career with the Chesapeake Panthers. His biggest catch came Wednesday.

Isaacs caught a spot on the Associated Press Division V All-Ohio first team offense as an end to cap a brilliant season.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior was the Southeast District Offensive Player of the Year after catching 31 passes for 544 yards and 14 touchdowns in the regular season. Overall, Isaacs scored 17 touchdowns while kicking 40 extra points and three field goals.

While Isaacs was leading the local Division V picks, Symmes Valley Vikings junior running back Brad Carpenter was earning similar honors in Division VI.

Carpenter (5-9, 170) was a first team All-Ohio selection as the multi-talent back rushed for 1,139 yards, caught six passes for 112 yards and a score, returned eight punts for 220 yards and two TDs, ran back eight kickoffs for 189 yards and a touchdown, and for good measure picked off four passes, two for touchdowns. He scored 18 touchdowns overall.

Isaacs helped Chesapeake go 10-0 for the first time since 1961 and qualify for the postseason playoffs. Carpenter led the Vikings to a 7-3 record and playoff berth.

Joining the All-Ohio Division V team were Chesapeake senior quarterback Andy Clark (6-0, 165), junior all-purpose back Josh Waugh (6-0, 165), senior defensive tackle Greg Lambert (5-9, 210), and senior linebacker Jeremy Estep (5-9,180).

Clark hit 62 of 104 for 1,016 yards and 20 touchdowns. Waugh rushed for 715 yards and caught six passes for 57 yards. Lambert had 78 tackles while Estep racked up 67 stops. All were named special mention.

Coal Grove junior running back Jason Adams (6-0, 185) special mention All-Ohio as he rushed 221 times for 1,282 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

Besides Carpenter, the Viking senior linebacker Anthony Owens (6-0, 220 was a second team selection.

The Vikings also landed senior offensive lineman Matt Ross (5-11, 238), senior defensive lineman Justin Berry (6-3, 223), and senior defensive back Noah Henson (5-10, 165) on the All-Ohio Special Mention team.

Owens led the Vikings with 144 total tackles and was a top-flight lineman at guard. Berry was second on the team with five sacks, and Henson had two interceptions on defense while doubling as the quarterback where he completed 25 of 52 passes for 342 yards and ran for 610 more. Ross also played defense and had 59 stops.

The Green Bobcats landed three players on the All-Ohio Special Mention list./ Quarterback Alex Poe (6-3, 195), who was 48 of 103 for 748 yards, was chosen along with senior offensive lineman Kyle Darnell (6-3, 225) and sophomore running back Brad Bainer (5-11, 170) who gained 865 yards on 165 carries with five TDs.