Cardinal Ritter High School swept the major City football awards, with quarterback Jake Purichia earning Player of the Year and Ty Hunt Coach of the Year in a vote by the coaches. Purichia completed 179-of-248 passes (72.2 percent) for 2,960 yards with 45 touchdowns and five interceptions, and rushed for 485 yards and 13 TDs on 86 carries in leading the Raiders to the Class 2A state championship game.
A Warren Central High School defensive player was named the Marion County Player of the Year in a vote of area coaches. Linebacker Tim Kimbrough, who has committed to the University of Georgia, follows 2011 pick Sheldon Day, also a defensive lineman, after making 136 tackles, 12 for loss, and causing four fumbles for a Warren Central defense that didn't allow more than 14 points in a game during the regular season.
Lawrence Central's Jayson West was named Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to an undefeated season and Class 5A state championship.
2012 ALL-MARION COUNTY
Defensive backs: Antonio Allen, Ben Davis; Jalen Easler, Lawrence Central; Tyrice Howard, Pike; Sean Kelley, Perry Meridian; Tre Moore, Warren Central. Defensive line: Derrick Dunlap, Lawrence Central; David Kenney, Pike; Darius Latham, North Central; D.J. Perdue, Brebeuf Jesuit. Linebackers: Kevin Brown, Pike; Jordan Jackson, Decatur Central; Tim Kimbrough, Warren Central; Brandon Lee, Lawrence Central. Punter: Christian Schupay, North Central.
Offensive line: Tim Gardner, Lawrence Central; Skylar Lacy, Southport; Lukayus McNeil, Decatur Central; Cal Scifres, Roncalli; Kevin Willis, Lawrence Central. Tight end: David Boyer, Southport. Quarterbacks: Drake Christen, Lawrence Central; Brent Lyles, Pike. Running backs: Christian Perry, Southport; Alex Rodriguez, Lawrence Central; Taylor Sanders, Pike. Wide receivers: Dominique Booth, Pike; Justin Brent, Speedway; J.C. Faubion, Lutheran. Kicker: Nick Hernandez, Pike. Athlete: James Mitchell, North Central.
Player of the Year: Tim Kimbrough, Warren Central.
Coach of the Year: Jayson West, Lawrence Central.
Defensive backs: Jalen Chandler, Ritter; Joe Fagan, Bishop Chatard; Isaac Hampton, Broad Ripple; Stu Stanley, Cathedral. Defensive line: Armond Jones, Ritter; William Lee, Tech; Conor Sweeney, Cathedral; Will Thornburg, Bishop Chatard. Linebackers: Bryce Campbell, Cathedral; Rob Dury, Bishop Chatard; Jordan Miller, Heritage Christian; Scott Sholar, Cardinal Ritter; Xavier Starks, Marshall. Punter: Anthony Warrum, Heritage Christian.
Offensive line: Joe Doyle, Bishop Chatard; Fred Hopkins, Tech; Keylahn Hodo, Ritter; Christian Johnson, Scecina; Colin Sandor, Cathedral; Ryan Schrock, Heritage Christian. Tight end: Sam Elmore, Scecina. Quarterback: Matt Hunt, Heritage Christian; Jake Purichia, Ritter. Running backs: James Gilbert, Tech; Jamonte Hampton, Broad Ripple; Pete Hartley, Bishop Chatard. Wide receiver: Joe Fagan, Bishop Chatard; Alex Parrett, Ritter; Anthony Warrum, Heritage Christian. Kicker: Noe Rodriguez, Marshall. Athlete: Jaelyn Price, Northwest.
Player of the Year: Jake Purichia, Ritter.
Coach of the Year: Ty Hunt, Ritter.