Anderson, Miller head all-district

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By Mickey Patterson

GOSHEN – North Oldham High School’s Ryan Anderson and Alex Miller head the list of Mustangs who were named to the all-district football team for the 2009 season.

Anderson and Miller, both seniors, are repeat picks to the team.

They helped the Mustangs to a 5-6 record this season and the 3A playoffs.

Anderson, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound middle linebacker led the Mustangs with 98 total tackles. He was also an honorable mention pick at offensive guard.

Miller, a 6-foot-1, 250-pound offensive guard, was a key cog in the NOHS running game. Miller was a two-way pick, making the first team as a tackle on defense.

Also named first team from NOHS on defense were 6-foot-2, 295-pound guard Micah Watson, a three-year starter who had more than 50 tackles this season and defensive back Jerrett Link.

Making first team offense were center Zach Lagrange, a three-year starter and repeat pick and fullback Zach Price. Price led the Mustangs in rushing with 827 yards on 139 carries and seven touchdowns.

The quartet of linemen  were the building blocks for the Mustangs’s playoff success the past four years.

“No doubt about it,” NOHS coach Billy Martin said. “Miller and Micah have basically started since they were freshmen and Ryan and Lagrange since they were sophomores. They are the heart and soul of our team. They made some backs look really good over the past four years.”

Earning honorable mention honors on offense for the Mustangs were Link at running back, tight end John Askin and tackle Blake Sarmiento.

Sarmiento and Askin are both seniors.

Honorable mention defensive picks were Lagrange at guard and junior outside linebacker Chris Streicher.

Place kicker Luke Nolte, a junior, was also an honorable mention pick.

First team


Quarterback - Luke Magness - Henry Co.

Tailback - Cam Smith - Spencer Co.

Fullback -  Zach Price - NOHS

Tight end - Erick Butler - Henry Co.

Wide receivers

Lance Timberlake - Henry Co.

Steven Ashley - Spencer Co.


Dylan Doll - Henry Co.

Austin Cook - Spencer Co.


Chris Price  - Henry Co.

Alex Miller - NOHS


Zach LaGrange - NOHS

Andy Christian - Spencer Co.



Zach Rahm  - Henry Co.

Mica Watson - NOHS


Dylan Doll - Henry Co.

Alex Miller - NOHS

Outside linebackers

Lance Timberlake - Henry Co.

Bryan Harris - Spencer Co.

Inside linebackers

Erick Butler  - Henry Co.

Ryan Anderson - NOHS

David Cross - Spencer Co.

Defensive backs

Justin Hartlage - Henry Co.

Jerrett Link - NOHS

Steven Ashley - Spencer Co.

Special teams

Punter - Zach Rahm - Henry Co.

Place kicker -  Dylan Doll - Henry Co.

Returner -  Robbie McClesky - Henry Co.

Honorable mention


Running back - Jerrett Link - NOHS

Tight End - John Askin - NOHS

Tackle - Blake Sarmiento - NOHS

Guard - Ryan Anderson - NOHS


Guard - Zach Lagrange - NOHS

Outside linebacker - Chris Streicher - NOHS

Special teams

Place kicker -  Luke Nolte - NOHS


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