Tri-Village and Versailles Football teams and players highlight the DVI All-Southwest Football Team Selections. (Dale Barger Photo)


The Versailles Tigers who are 11-2 this year and playing in the DVI Regional Final in football this Friday and the Tri-Village Patriots who fell short in the Regional Semi-Finals highlights the DVI All District Team Football Team.

Versailles Michael Osborne was 1st team quarterback who was the MAC Offensive Player of the year followed that up by being named the DVI All-Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year.

Other Darke County players highlighted on 1st team were:

Tri-Village: Braden Keating, Reid Wehr, Tanner Printz, Seth Jesse, Noah Finkbine and Jayden Hollinger

Versailles: Michael Osborne, Dominic Barga, James Schmitmeyer and AJ Griesdorn.

Here is a look at the 2023 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Southwest All-District Division VI football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district:

First Team Offense
: Parker Corbin, Cincinnati Country Day, 5-9, 165, sr., QB; Braden Keating, New Madison Tri-Village, 6-0, 175, sr. QB: J.J. Miller, Williamsburg, 6-0, 165, sr., QB; Gabe McGill, West Liberty-Salem, 5-9, 185, sr., RB/LB; Michael Osborne, Versailles, 5-11, 185, sr., QB; Lee Thomas, Cincinnati Country Day, 5-10, 190, jr., RB; Reed Wehr, New Madison Tri-Village, 5-10, 170, sr., RB.

Receivers: Pierce Ayers, Williamsburg, 5-10, 160, sr., WR; Alex Ervin, Williamsburg, 6-4, 230, sr., TE; Tristan Hill, Miamisburg Dayton Christian, 5-11, 165, sr., WR; Tanner Printz, New Madison Tri- Village, 6-1, 175, sr., WR.

Linemen: Dominic Barga, Versailles 6-3, 220, sr.; Paul Day, West Alexandria Twin Valley South, 6-3, 240, sr.; Seth Jesse, New Madison Tri-Village, 5-10, 275, sr.; Patrick Ramage, Cincinnati Country Day, 6-0, 245, jr.; Bryce Thompson, New Paris National Trail, 6-2, 220, sr.

Kicker: Andrew Zimmerman, Cincinnati Country Day, 6-4, 190, sr.

First Team Defense
Cam Bair, West Liberty-Salem, 6-0, 235, jr.; Jayden Hollinger, New Madison Tri-Village, 6’2 185, sr.; Paul McDonald, Troy Christian, 6-4, 210, sr.; Austin Sellers, Miamisburg Dayton Christian, 6-2, 185, sr.; Dane Jones, Williamsburg, 6-1, 180, Senior, DE.

Brayden Koeller, West Alexandria Twin Valley South, 6-0, 180, sr.; James Schmitmeyer, Versailles, 5-10, 165, jr.; Shepard Snell, Cincinnati Country Day, 6-3, 175, sr.; Josh Wilcoxon, West Liberty-Salem, 5-9, 190, jr.

Secondary: Ryan Coyle, Cincinnati Country Day, 5-10, 175, jr.; Noah Finkbine, New Madison Tri-Village, 6-0, 180, so.; A.J. Griesdorn, Versailles, 6-3, 180, sr.; Jamison Watts, New Paris National Trail, 6-2, 165, sr.

Punter: Frank Rupnik, Troy Christian, 6-6, 220, sr.

Michael Osborne was selected at the DVI All-Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year. (Chuck Runner Photo)

Offensive player of the year: Michael Osborne, Versailles
Defensive player of the year: Shepard Snell, Cincinnati Country Day
Coach of the year: Dan McGill, West-Liberty Salem.

Second Team Offense
: Joel Gehret, Versailles, 5-10, 200, sr., RB; Miles Hostetler, West Liberty-Salem, 6-1, 180, sr., QB; Cais Kingsley, West Alexandria Twin Valley South,  5-11, 170, sr., RB; Awsom Mitchell, North Lewisburg Triad, 6-0, 190, jr., RB; Zach Osborn, Anna, 5-10, 165, jr., RB; Chase Ruebush, New Paris National Trail, 5’9, 155, Sr. RB.

Receivers: Alex Bess, New Lebanon Dixie, 6-3, 175, jr., WR; Trey Heitkamp, Anna, 6-0, 175, sr., WR.

Linemen: James Baker, New Paris National Trail, 6-1, 270, jr.; Lucas Donahue, Cincinnati Country Day, 6-1, 255, so.; Luke McGill, West Liberty-Salem 6-0, 210, jr.; Dominic Meyer, Versailles, 6-3, 225, sr.; Noah Wilt, Anna, 6-0, 225, so.

Second Team Defense
Riggs Lapp, West Liberty-Salem, 6-3, 215, sr; Cooper Lee, New Paris National Trail, 6-2, 270, sr.; Colin She, Cincinnati Country Day, 6-0, 295, sr.; Austin Sipple, Williamsburg, 5-8, 185, sr.

Linebackers: Devin Craport, Arcanum, 5-9, 165, sr.; Ross Francis, Versailles, 5-9, 180, jr.; Dys’son Wilcox, Miamisburg Dayton Christian, 5-9, 215, jr.

Secondary: Cole Bishop, West Alexandria Twin Valley South, 6-0, 165, sr.; Joey Roberts, New Paris National Trail, 6-1, 175, sr.

Punter: Jacob Evans, West Liberty-Salem, 6-1, 185, jr.

The Versailles Football Team is playing at a high level and have several players highlighted on the All-Southwest District Football Team. (Versailles Policy Picture)