Northmont defenders Marcus Burks (left) and Gabe Newburg (99). Northmont makes a goal-line stand in a 25-7 defeat of visiting Springfield in a Week 7 high school football game on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Four area players on D-I All-Ohio first team

Jesse Deglow (Fairmont High School), Isaiah Gibson (Springfield), Gabe Newburg (Northmont) and Moses Douglass (Springfield) all were named first team All-Ohio Division I by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.

The D-I teams were announced on Wednesday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Ohio’s Mr. Football also was announced, Mansfield Lexington senior RB/LB Cade Stover.

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Deglow, a running back, and Gibson, a lineman, were named to the first team offense. Newburg, a defensive end, and Douglass, a defensive back, were first-team defense. All are seniors.

Trainer Robin Lensch checks on Fairmont’s Jesse Deglow. Wayne defeated visiting Fairmont 49-44 in a Week 8 high school football game on Friday, oct. 12, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Deglow carried Fairmont (7-4) into the D-I, Region 3 playoffs. He had 1,549 yards rushing and scored 22 touchdowns. He had a season-high 278 yards rushing and five TDs in a 49-44 Week 8 loss at Wayne.

Gibson also was key to the offensive line for Springfield (9-3), which also advanced to the D-I, Region 3 playoffs. He’ll sign with the University of Kentucky next month.

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Newburg never fully recovered from a Week 2 high ankle injury against Fairmont. Still, teams often ran away from his side. He is verbally committed to Michigan.

Springfield’s Jokell Brown, back, hugs Moses Douglass after a touchdown against Xenia on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Evans Stadium in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Douglass, the son of Springfield coach Maurice Douglass, had 98 total tackles in 12 games, including two forced fumbles and an interception. He also is verbally committed to UK.

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Fairmont junior linebacker Trey Baker was the only area D-I player to make the second team. Springfield senior WR/DB Michael Brown-Stephens was a third-team choice at receiver. He is verbally committed to Minnesota.

Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson and Jeff Tolliver hug after a victory against Wayne on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Evans Stadium in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Stover is the 32nd Ohio Mr. Football. He led D-III Lexington (7-4) with 175 tackles and four interceptions. Offensively, he had 1,497 yards rushing and had a combined 19 TDs. He’s verbally committed to Ohio State as a linebacker.

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