A dozen football players from Spencer County were selected to their respective All-PAC team, it was announced by the conference last week.
In the Large School division, seven players from Heritage Hills were chosen while South Spencer had five athletes given Small School conference accolades.
Patriot Hunter Kolley made the team as one of five offensive linemen.
Running back Shane Staples was voted All-PAC after rushing for 667 yards and averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. He scored nine touchdowns this season, which included two multi-touchdown games against Tell City and North Posey.
Staples ran for 138 yards in back-to-back weeks, too.
Seth Deom was the Large School division’s best kicker, converting 88% of his extra points and finishing 4 for 7 on field goals. He was a perfect 7 for 7 on extra points in a win over South Spencer Sept. 9 and went 6 for 6 against Washington Sept. 30.
Braydon Durham was voted to the team as a inside linebacker. Durham accounted for 71 tackles, four tackles for a loss and a sack. Outside linebacker Jett Goldsberry added to the Heritage Hills representation after a season with 61 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack.
Goldsberry also played quarterback for the second half of the season and produced over 600 yards of total offense.
Brenden Chew and Preston Coop made up half of the defensive backs selected by conference coaches. Chew finished the year with two interceptions and 58 tackles and Coop had 17 solo tackles.
For South Spencer, Addison Barnett was one of two centers voted All-PAC in the Small School division and Isaac Wittman was chosen as one of six offensive linemen to be honored.
Kyle Olmstead made the team as an end after he had 61 total tackles, one sack and two interceptions. Offensively, he was just as good, ending the fall with 759 receiving yards on 55 receptions with five touchdowns.
Leading the Rebels’ offense was Nathan Hurt and his efforts were rewarded with All-Conference accolades. He completed 57% of his passes for 1,782 yards and threw for a single-season school record 19 touchdowns.
Rushing, Hurt carried the ball 94 times and had 10 touchdowns with 700 yards.
Kyle Baston was selected as an All-PAC linebacker, finishing 2022 with 44 tackles.
Heritage Hills’ Brayden Foertsch and South Spencer’s Garin Kenney were honorable mention. Foertsch had 50 rushes for 306 yards to go along with three touchdowns. Defensively, he had four tackles for a loss and 10 solo tackles.
Kenney was second on South Spencer behind Olmstead in receiving yards with 521 and he caught nine touchdowns.
Boonville’s Clay Conner was named the Large School division MVP and Gibson Southern’s Tanner Boyd was the offensive captain. Pioneer Carter Wolfe was the defensive captain selected by conference coaches.
In the Small School division, Southridge’s Reid Schroeder was the MVP with North Posey’s Liam Stone and Raider Caleb Kramer being offensive and defensive captains, respectively.
Gibson Southern won the Large School division, going 5-0, and Southridge won the Small School division with an unbeaten 5-0 mark.
Heritage Hills went 3-2 against Large School teams and 7-5 overall. South Spencer was 3-2 playing Small School opponents and finished 2022 5-5.
All-PAC Large School
Teagan Baker, Gibson Southern; Jackson Adams, Gibson Southern; Jacob Bales, Gibson Southern; Ruben Gutierrez, Washington; Hunter Kolley, Heritage Hills; Stihl Scott, Boonville; Marques Ballard, Boonville; Nicot Burnett, Mount Vernon; Devan Roberts, Gibson Southern; Shane Staples, Heritage Hills; Reece Wilder, Boonville; Seth Deom, Heritage Hills; Ty Whitledge, Gibson Southern; Ethan Parker, Boonville; Brody Klem, Gibson Southern; Payne Healy, Mount Vernon; Braydon Durham, Heritage Hills; Luke Foster, Gibson Southern, Jett Goldsberry, Heritage Hills; Beau Rose, Gibson Southern; Cooper Aigner, Boonville; Brenden Chew, Heritage Hills; Preston Coop, Heritage Hills; Mason Scheller, Gibson Southern; Hayden Gilmore, Princeton. MVP: Clay Conner, Boonville; OC: Tanner Boyd, Gibson Southern; DC: Carter Wolfe, Boonville.
All-PAC Small School
Addison Barnett, South Spencer; Caige Christie, North Posey; Tristen Gammon, North Posey; Corey Goeppner, Pike Central; Reid Jochem, Forest Park; Luke Meyer, Southridge; Alex Stiff, Tell City; Isaac Wittman, South Spencer; Jackson Graff, North Posey; Carter Harris, Southridge; Kyle Olmstead, South Spencer; Hudson Allen, Southridge; Nathan Hurt, South Spencer; Braden Howald, Pike Central; Levi Neukam, Southridge; Noah Terry, Tell City; Reece Wolf, Forest Park; Jed Galvin, North Posey; Yamil Arroyo, Southridge; Tyler Fetter, Forest Park; Isaac Marchino, Pike Central; Gavin Myers, North Posey; Blake Taylor, Southridge; Kyle Batson, South Spencer; Kaiden Casebolt, Tell City; Myles Kerkhoff, Southridge; Jaxon Lueken, Forest Park; Joel Bueltel, Forest Park; Kelby Glenn, Tell City; Noah Wright, Southridge.