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Gunn on All-PAC team

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—Tell City junior running back Trent Gunn was named to the All-PAC football team selected by conference coaches last week.

Gunn is the first Tell City running back to make all-conference since Jared Foury in 2006 and only the fourth to do so in the last 11 years.

According to statistics released by Tell City Coach Don Hitz, Gunn rushed for 1,195 yards on 144 carries this season. He scored nine touchdowns.

Hitz said Gunn’s main strength as a running back “is his ability to hit the hole running downhill. When he hits, he can either spin or drag players for extra yards.

“In combination with his running is his physical strength. He is just a powerful runner.”

His best game against a conference opponent came in a 21-20 win over Forest Park in which he rushed for 148 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns.

He was one of only four non-seniors to make the 27-player team.

Tell City senior punter Wes Hinton and sophomore defensive back Trent Nelson received honorable mention on the all-conference team.

Nelson intercepted six passes and returned one a school-record 98 yards for a touchdown.

“I really felt that Kyle Osborne, Dylan Froehlich, Matt Leistner and Trent Benningfield should have at least been honorable mentions,” said Hitz. “Their efforts on the field were not rewarded by the PAC, but we know they were excellent players.”

North Posey had three repeaters from last year’s all-conference team: kicker Cory Little, defensive lineman Patrick Price and linebacker Bryce Pearson.

South Spencer’s Mac Webb was the only other repeater and he made it at linebacker this year after making it at offensive guard last year.

Conference champion Heritage Hills led the team with nine selections.

Tell City tied Forest Park and Gibson Southern for fifth place in the eight-team conference at 2-5.

 2009 All-PAC Football Team

Offense

C-David Brock, Heritage Hills        Sr.

G-Kyle Luebbehusen, Herit. Hills        Sr.    G-Blake Meyer, Southridge.        Sr.

T-Brandon Baumgart, North Posey        Jr.

T-William Keown, South Spencer        Sr.    T-Garrett Hartig, Gibson Southern        Sr.    End-David Maldonado, Herit. Hills.        Sr.

End-Layne Conner, S. Spencer.        Sr.

RB-Kyle Holzbog, Southridge        Sr.

RB-Trent Gunn, Tell City        Jr.

RB-Craig Voges, Forest Park        Sr.

QB-Cody Schmitt, Herit. Hills        Sr.    QB-Zeke Harmon, South Spencer        Jr.    K-Cory Little, North Posey        Sr.

Defense

DL-Rafael Barboza, Heritage Hills        Sr.

DL-Patrick Price, North Posey.        Sr.

DL-Nick Claise, South Spencer        Sr.    ILB-Luke Pund, Heritage Hills.        Sr.

ILB-Bryce Pearson, North Posey        Sr.

OLB-Eric Roesner, Southridge        Sr.    OLB-Matt Price, Heritage Hills        Sr.    OLB-Mac Webb, South Spencer        Sr.    DB-Jordan Lubbehusen, Herit. Hills        Sr.    DB-Kyle Schwinghamer, For. Park.        Jr.    DB-Luke Dippel, Southridge.        Sr.    DB-Josh Wildman, Gibson South.        Sr.

P-Travis Terry, Heritage Hills        Sr.