It was a great year for area football teams as five Southwestern Conference schools made the OHSAA playoffs. Postseason honors are now streaming in, and kudos go to area athletes.
The Northeast Lake District announced their all district selections this past week and it was no surprise that the Westlake Demons represented well on the list. The Demons posted a great year, going 8-4, making the playoffs and re-launching this storied program. Making 1st Team All-District: Trey Bialowas-QB/Athlete, Trevor Bielozer-TE. 2nd Team All District, Connor Sterneckert-WR, Terrence Rose-WR/Athlete, Honorable Mention Arik Brizes-K.
Avon Lake also posted a great year, getting to the Regional semifinals and pulling off the win of the year with a 27-26 decision over top-ranked and unbeaten Avon; 1st Team All-District: OB Mark Pappas. Receiver Carson Toy, and Coach of the Year Dave Dlugosz. Avon Lake also went 8-4.
For SWC champ Avon (10-0), All-districts honors went to linebacker Eric Steinmetz, lineman Sam Gerak, kicker Mitch Cooper, and running Back Mason McLemore.
In Div. III, Bay also made the playoffs in going 7-4. All district first team honors went to lineman Maxton Edgerly, while Jimmy Hoke was named Defensive Player of the Year.