WKBN Big 22 Class of 2016

Find out which high school football players earned a place in the 2016 Big 22

Big 22 football

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Over the last 10 years the high school football players voted in to our Big 22 have done some BIG things.  They have earned scholarships to some of the biggest college football programs in the country.  They’ve won National Championships, and there’s even a handful playing in NFL right now. It’s been a well documented decade of success.  Tonight, we’re proud to unveil  WKBN-TV Big 22…Class of 2016.

Our Five Blocks of Granite awards honor the top lineman in the valley.  Those include Tyler Bishop from Hickory… Struthers Junior A.J. Iarussi, Warren JFK Senior Bruce Johnson, Navy recruit and Ursuline Senior Jeff Marx, and Crestview’s Jordan Murphy, who is verbally committed to Bowling Green.

Big 22 Class of 2016 (alphabetical order):

Xavier Bailey, Brookfield
Xavier Bailey – Brookfield
190 car / 1,693 yards rush / 555 yards pass / 29 total TDs / 45 tackles / 2 INTs


Stephen Baugh, Howland
Stephen Baugh – Howland
School record 151 tackles / 11 sacks / 6 rec / 125 yards / 5 total TDs / 350 all-purpose yards


Lynn Bowden, Warren Harding
Lynn Bowden – Warren Harding
156 car / 1,758 yards rush / 999 yards pass / 47 total TD’s


Evan Boyd - Warren JFK
Evan Boyd – Warren JFK
165 car / 1,018 yards rush / 8 TDs / 70 yards rec / 1 TD


Charles Carr, Hickory
Charles Carr – Hickory
273 car / 2,182 yards rush / 42 total TDs / Mercer County’s all-time leading rusher


Braxton Chapman, Farrell
Braxton Chapman – Farrell
8 games / 1,357 yards rush / 15 TDs / school’s all-time leading rusher


Jake Cummings, Canfield
Jake Cummings – Canfield
1,028 yards rush / 893 yards pass / 21 total TDs


Mitch Davidson, Columbiana
Mitch Davidson – Columbiana
18 school records / 1,624 yards pass / 875 yards rush / 32 total TDs


Spencer DeMedal, Wilmington
Spencer DeMedal – Wilmington
1,022 rushing yards / 354 passing yards / 293 receiving yards / 29 total TDs


Tariq Drake, LaBrae
Tariq Drake – LaBrae
41 rec / 628 yards rec / 400 yards rush / 11 total TDs / 61 tackles / 4 INTs / Committed to Ohio


David Hernandez, Hubbard
David Hernandez – Hubbard
112 tackles / 31 TFL / 13.5 sacks / 2 INTs / 4 FF / 5 total TDs


Jake Humeniuk, Salem
Jake Humeniuk – Salem
77 rec / 1,122 yards / 12 TDs


Yianni Koullias, Campbell
Yianni Koullias – Campbell
1,628 yards rush / 20 TDs / 2 kick return TDs


Colt McFadden, Poland
Colt McFadden – Poland
11 of 14 FGs / school record 55 yard FG / 32 of 32 XP / 82 career touchbacks


AJ Musolino, Struthers
A.J. Musolino – Struthers
137 car / 1,086 yards rush / 474 yards pass / 24 total TDs / 57 tackles / 2 INTs / Committed to Kent St


Kam Patterson, Grove City
Kameron Patterson – Grove City
169 of 238 comp / 2,671 yards pass / 439 yards rush / 39 total TD’s


Dra Rushton, Liberty
Dra Rushton – Liberty
1,125 yards rush / 430 yards pass / 19 total TDs / 35 tackles / 3 INTs


Parker Sherry, East Palestine
Parker Sherry – East Palestine
126 of 233 comp / 1,902 yards pass / 192 car / 1,035 yards rush / 33 totals TD’s


Tyler Srbinovich, Niles
Tyler Srbinovich – Niles
2 school records / 1,632 yards pass / 717 yards rush / 24 total TD’s / 60 tackles


Ziyon Strickland, Sharon
Ziyon Strickland – Sharon
63 rec / 1,133 yards rec / 23 TD’s / 3 county records / 34 tackles / 6 TFL / 6 INTs


Mark Waid, Girard
Mark Waid – Girard
139 of 251 comp / 2,624 yards pass / 725 yards rush / 38 total TDs


Victor Williams, Howland
Victor Williams – Howland
577 yards rec / 390 yards rush / 9 TDs / 1,282 all-purpose / 90 tackles / 15 sacks / 3 INTs


5 Blocks of Granite (alphabetical order)

Tyler Bishop, Hickory
Tyler Bishop – Hickory


AJ Iarussi, Struthers
A.J. Iarussi – Struthers


Bruce Johnson, Warren JFK
Bruce Johnson – Warren JFK


Jeff Marx, Ursuline
Jeff Marx – Ursuline


Jordan Murphy, Crestview
Jordan Murphy – Crestview


Coaches of the year

OHIO – Jeff Bayuk, Warren JFK
PENN – Terry Verrelli, Wilmington

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