Local high school football players honored at Evansville Downtown Quarterback Club All City event
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Earlier today, our very own Mike Blake emceed the 84th annual Evansville Downtown Quarterback Club All City event.
Head coaches Evansville SIAC teams nominate players, and then the players can vote for anyone except for those on their own team. This year, 23 players comprised the All City team, with Elijah Wagner being named the outstanding Player and team captain.
“He finished this year, not sixth in the SIAC, folks, he was the sixth best runner, at the time, in America,” said Mike Blake as Wagner approached the front.
“Coming up as a freshman and not playing as much until now, just putting all the hard work in is really showing, so yeah, it feels good,” said Elijah Wagner.
Also at the event, Reitz Head Coach Cory Brunson was named the Gary West Coach of the year. And it wasn’t his first time getting an award from the club.
“In this conference, it means a lot,” said Coach Brunson. “We have a lot of great coaches in this conference. I look up to a lot of these guys. It’s an honor to be on here, it’s an honor to be honored as a player. My dad was on here, it’s just a lot of great history being a part of this organization.”
Read the full list below:
2023 All-City Team
Center - Delshan Davis - North
Guard - Ben Brasher - North
Guard - Andrew Jones - Memorial
Tackle - Quentin Boeke - Reitz
Tackle - Timmy Dixon - North
Wide Receiver - Roland Vera Jr. - Reitz
Wide Receiver - Luke Ellspermann - Memorial
Wide Receiver - Hayden Summers - Reitz
Quarterback - Elijah Wagner - Bosse
Running back - Cainen Northington - North
Running back - Troy Davis - Reitz
Running back - Porter Rode - Memorial
Defensive Lineman - Jayden Hazelwood - North
Def. Lineman - Calab Utley - Reitz
Def. Lineman - Levi Oxley - Reitz
Def. Lineman - Kaleb Harris - North
Linebacker - Royal Elliot - Bosse
Linebacker - Ayden Wells - Reitz
Linebacker - AJ Coates - Reitz
Linebacker - Alex Broshears - Memorial
Def. Back - Arron Finott Jr. - Bosse
Def. Back - Wyatt Stratman - Mater Dei
Def. Back - JJ Lowery - Memorial
Outstanding Player (Team Captain)
Elijah Wagner - Bosse
Gary West Coach of the Year
Cory Brunson - Reitz
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