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In keeping with the excellent football played in the conference, the GMC was extremely well  represented in the latest Ohio Sportswriters All-Ohio selections. Between first team, second team, third team and special mention, the conference landed a total 15 players, led by Colerain's Deshawn Pace as the Co-Defensive "Player of the Year".

First Team All-Ohio selections were: JuTahn McClain - RB (Fairfield), Paris Johnson Jr. - OL (Princeton), Darrion Henry - DL (Princeton), Luke Mattia - DL (Hamilton), Deshawn Pace - DB (Colerain).

Second Team All-Ohio selections were:  Cameron Junior - LB (Middletown), Dontay Corleone - DL (Colerain).

Third Team All-Ohio selections were:  LJ France - DL (Fairfield), Daved Jones - LB (Lakota West)

Special Mention All-Ohio selections were:  David Afari - RB (Lakota West), Ace Ehrenschwender - OL (Colerain), Adam Hundemer - DL (Lakota East), Jaheim Thomas - DL (Princeton), Phil Thomas - DB (Fairfield)

For a complete listing of the All-Ohio Division I selections follow the link below:

https://ohsaa.org/Sports/News/ohio-mr-football-and-division-i-all-ohio-team-announced-2

Congratulations to all these outstanding young men on their efforts and dedication.

The Hamilton High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce the members of the 24th class of the Hamilton City School District Athletic Hall of Fame.  These inductees will be introduced at half-time of the Boys Varsity Basketball game vs. Mason on Friday, February 7th followed by the induction dinner on Saturday, February 8th.

The banquet will be held at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts with a social hour beginning at 6:00 PM in the Vista Room.  The dinner will begin at 7:00 PM in the Carruthers Signature Ballroom.  Tickets are available for $35 each and can be purchased in the Hamilton High Athletic Office between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Members of this year's induction class include:

Denicos Allen - Hamilton - 2009

Mike Daniels - Garfield - 1967

Tom Downey - Garfield - 1965

Steve Fisher - Garfield - 1966

Kim Hibbard Madden - Hamilton - 1988

Kim Lakes Barrett - Hamilton - 1990

Philip Manley - Hamilton - 2008

Greg Pettit - Taft - 1979

Christy Smith - Hamilton - 1986

Richard Stephenson - Hamilton - 1948 

A big GMC congratulations to the Hamilton City School District HOF inductees!

Many thanks to the LaRoasa's organization for recognizing the efforts and dedication of interscholastic athletes across Greater Cincinnati.  (article content compliments of LaRosa's MVP program)

NAME: Paris Johnson Jr. SCHOOL: Princeton High School SPORT(S): Football GRADUATING YEAR: 2020 GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: National Honor Society BIRTHDATE: 7/3/01 HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'7"-290 lbs. RESIDENCE: Woodlawn PARENTS: Paris & Monica BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Mom FUTURE GOAL: College All-American, Play in NFL

Prior to committing to play next season for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Princeton big man Paris Johnson Jr. was one of the most sought-after recruits in Cincinnati, in Ohio and in the entire country. 247sports.com had rated Paris as the number one recruit in Ohio as well as the number one high school offensive lineman in the nation in the class of 2020.

A pre-season MaxPreps and USA Today All-American, Paris transferred from St Xavier to play his senior year at Princeton. He and his teammates helped the Vikings to a 6-4 regular season record and its first playoff berth since 2007.

Last season at St. Xavier, Paris earned numerous honors, including being named 1st team GCL South, 1st team all-city, 1st team all-SWO District and 1st team all-Ohio. He was named a junior All-American and last summer was invited to participate in the prestigious "The Opening Finals" Camp in Frisco, Texas, which over the years has hosted many current and former NFL stars. He also was selected to play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas in January, 2020.

A gifted athlete, Paris grew up play multiple sports, including hockey, baseball, soccer, wrestling, swimming and track. He has authentic bloodlines; his dad Paris played college football at Miami University and in the NFL.

An honor roll student who is active in community service, Paris is a member of National Honor Society and the National Mandarin Chinese Honor Society. His favorite athlete is Tyron Smith, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is The Outsiders, favorite movie is Friday and most-like-to-meet is Martin Luther King Jr.

In keeping with their tradition of recognizing athletic excellence, DICK'S Sporting Goods salutes the extraordinary efforts and dedication of the GMC  Defensive "Player of the Year" - Deshawn Pace from the Colerain Cardinals and the "Offensive "Player of the Year" - Jutahn McClain from the Fairfield Indians. DICK'S is also extremely appreciative of the achievements of the GMC "Coach of the Year" newcomer, Shawn Cutright of the GMC Champion Colerain Cardinals.

Defensive Player of the Year - Deshawn Pace - Colerain

Offensive Player of the Year - Jutahn McClain - Fairfield

Coach of the Year - Shawn Cutright - Colerain

(All photos compliments of the respective athletic departments)

Indicative of the quality football played in the Greater Miami Conference, numerous GMC players were selected All-Southwest District. To see a complete rundown of the selections, check out the link provided below:

(All-Southwest District FB Selections)

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