Parris Makes IFCA Top 50; Many More Locals On All-State Teams
By Mike Perleberg
Lawrenceburg’s Mason Parris (7) and East Central’s Logan Storie (1) are among a dozen area players earning recognition from the Indiana Football Coaches Association. Photos by Linda Lyness Maxwell.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg standout linebacker Mason Parris and five players from state champion East Central lead the local parade on the Indiana Football Coaches Association all-state honors list.
Parris, a 6’2”, 220-pound senior bound to wrestle at the University of Michigan in 2018, was named the IFCA Top 50 players for the 2017 season on Friday. The four-year starter for the Tigers tallied 151 tackles, six sacks, and an interception during his final high school season.
4A state champion East Central put five Trojans on the 4A all-state teams. Tight end Justin Brown (27 receptions, 421 yards, 6 touchdowns), running back Logan Storie (2,013 rush yards, 22 TD, 7.7 yards per carry), linebacker Tanner Yocum (85 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 interception), and defensive back Nathan Lloyd (43 tackles, 5 interceptions, 7 passes defended) were named to the 4A Senior All-State Team. Junior quarterback Alex Maxwell (58/99 passing, 677 pass yards, 5 pass TD; 1,161 rush yards, 20 rush TD) made the 4A Junior All-State Team.
One Franklin County Wildcat made the 4A Senior All-State Team. That was Mitchell Orschell. The compact speedster led the state with 2,654 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns this past season.
Batesville placed two on the IFCA’s 3A Junior All-State Team. Offensive lineman Adam Bedel and defensive back Trey Heidlage, who doubles as quarterback, will return for the Bulldogs in 2018.
The brothers Minnich from Milan were both named IFCA 2A Senior All-State. Zac Minnich (28 receptions, 579 yards, 11 TD) made it as a wide receiver and Jed Minnich (1,571 yards, 15 TD) appeared as a running back. Indians defensive lineman Orrin Schmidt was named to the 2A Junior All-State Team.
More than 700 players statewide were nominated for the IFCA’s all-state teams.