GCL South Announces 2019 Football All-Star Teams

11/05/2019

Posted on 11/5/2019 at 4:35 p.m.

Elder’s Luebbe, La Salle’s Porter Named Co-Players Of Year

The Greater Catholic League South Division is pleased to announce its all-star football teams and special award winners for the 2019 season.  First- and second-team members of this prestigious team, along with winners of the categorical awards, were voted on by league coaches at a special meeting last Sunday.  Elder senior quarterback Matthew Luebbe was named GCL South Co-Player of the Year after leading the GCL South in rushing yards, with 1,099, to go along with 11 touchdowns (averaging 8.2 yards per attempt).  Luebbe ranked second in the league in passing yards, with 2,064, with 18 TDs and just six interceptions, for an Elder offense that averaged 38.4 points game and helped the Panthers finish 8-2 and make the Division I state playoffs.

Luebbe shares the honor with versatile La Salle senior Cam Porter – a Northwestern University verbal commit who played an integral role in the Lancers’ season on both sides of the ball and on special teams.  Porter was fourth in the GCL South in rushing yards, carrying 93 times for 565 yards and eight TDs.  He also caught 14 passes for 158 yards and a score. “He played selflessly in all three phases of football for our team this year,” said La Salle coach Pat McLaughlin.  “Quite honestly, we are a different team if he does not play in all phases.  Cam is one of the best kids I have been around in my 20 years as a coach.”

McLaughlin, who led La Salle to a 3-0 league record and the school’s second outright GCL South football title in its history, was named Coach of the Year by his peers.  The Lancers posted a road victory at St. Xavier, 22-15, and then held off Elder, 27-25, last Friday – getting key defensive plays late in both games to earn the coveted crown and also finish as the No. 1 seed in Division II, Region 8 entering the state football playoffs.

Here is a look at the All-GCL South teams, with the players listed in alphabetical order by school with position, class, height and weight.  Special award winners are listed after the all-star teams.

2019 ALL-GCL SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL TEAMS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT
Zach Branam, La Salle, QB, Junior, 6-1, 195
Liam Clifford, St. Xavier, WR, Junior, 6-2, 190
Paul Haywood, La Salle, OL, Sophomore, 6-4, 310
Jakob James, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-5, 285
Luke Kandra, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-5, 305
Jack Kirby, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 6-3, 292
Marshall Lang, St. Xavier, TE, Senior, 6-4, 225
Matthew Luebbe, Elder, QB, Senior, 5-11, 185
Kellen Newman, St. Xavier, RB, Senior, 5-8, 184
Cam Porter, La Salle, RB, Senior, 5-10, 210
Joe Royer, Elder, WR, Senior, 6-5, 225
Matthew Rueve, St. Xavier, QB, Senior, 6-4, 190
Devonta Smith, La Salle, WR, Junior, 6-0, 185

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT
Gio Albanese, St. Xavier, DL, Junior, 6-0, 266
Ben Blevins, La Salle, DL, Senior, 6-2, 275
Tucker Hundley, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 6-0, 185
Jaylen Johnson, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-1, 205
Connor Keyes, Elder, DL, Senior, 6-3, 215
Jaymar Hargrove-Mundy, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-0, 170
TJ O’Malley, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-2, 196
Nate Pabst, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-5, 235
Colton Sandhas, Elder, DB, Senior, 6-0, 190
Luke Thiemann, La Salle, LB, Senior, 6-2, 220
Joe Toepfer, Moeller, DL, Senior, 6-1, 220
Carrington Valentine, Moeller, DB, Senior, 6-0, 185

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT
Mason Berger, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-2, 250
Joseph Catania, Elder, RB, Senior, 5-10, 180
Landon Fickell, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-4, 260
Daylon Fischer, La Salle, OL, Junior, 6-0, 255
Josh Kattus, Moeller, TE, Sophomore, 6-3, 235
Gi’Bran Payne, La Salle, RB, Sophomore, 5-11, 190
Austin Rack, La Salle, OL, Sophomore, 6-1, 250
Drew Ramsey, Elder, WR, Sophomore, 6-1, 190
Carter Smith, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-3, 250
Fredrick Sturgis, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-3, 275
Nathan Uhl, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 5-10, 215
Evan Vollmer, Elder, WR, Senior, 5-9, 170
Brandon White, Moeller, WR, Sophomore, 5-7, 150

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT
Max Roberto-Bailey, La Salle, LB, Junior, 6-2, 215
Brady Buller, Elder, DL, Senior, 6-1, 215
Wyatt Bullock, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-1, 265
Matthew Devine, St. Xavier, LB, Junior, 6-0, 210
Andrew Deyhle, Moeller, DB, Senior, 5-10, 170
Zach French, Moeller, DB, Junior, 6-1, 195
Cole Hildebrand, La Salle, DB, Senior, 6-4, 185
Iesa Jarmon, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-1, 180
Drew Klas, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 6-3, 174
Tanner Perdue, Elder, LB, Senior, 5-11, 185
TJ Rotello, Moeller, LB, Junior, 5-11, 190
Nicholas Seger, Elder, DB, Senior, 5-11, 185
Aidan Shaw, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-3, 265
Deuce Shaw II, Moeller, LB, Junior, 6-0, 220
Noah Taylor, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-3, 207


SPECIAL AWARDS
CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Matthew Luebbe, Elder
Cam Porter, La Salle

COACH OF THE YEAR
Pat McLaughlin, La Salle

CO-RECEIVERS OF THE YEAR
Liam Clifford, St. Xavier
Joe Royer, Elder

ALL-PURPOSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Devonta Smith, La Salle

CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR
Jakob James, Elder
Luke Kandra, Elder

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Joe Toepfer, Moeller

LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR
Luke Thiemann, La Salle

CO-DEFENSIVE BACKS OF THE YEAR
Colton Sandhas, Elder
Carrington Valentine, Moeller

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tucker Hundley, St. Xavier

KICKERS OF THE YEAR
Sam Harmeyer, Elder
Jake Seibert, La Salle
Kevin Thibodeaux, Moeller