COLUMBUS - Minerva senior Mitch Soles received first-team honors on the Associated Press Eastern All-District football team released Monday.
Soles led area selections in Division III as a first-team linebacker. He was Minerva's leading tackler with 93 total, including one sack and one forced fumble.
Named to the Division III second team were Beaver Local senior linebacker Daniel Lattanzio, Beaver Local senior defensive back Phillip Beohm, East Liverpool senior defensive back Payton Newlun, East Liverpool senior linebacker Tyler McComas, East Liverpool senior running back Stefan Yoho, Minerva senior quarterback Jake Riley and Minerva junior defensive lineman Mason Butler.
Special mention went to Beaver Local senior Justin Osborne.
In Division II, Dresden Tri-Valley's Justin Buttermore was named coach of the year.
Buttermore, who played on West Branch's 1994 state championship team, guided Tri-Valley to a perfect regular season and a third-place state ranking. Tri-Valley finished the season with an 11-1 record.