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December 29, 2013

Winamac's Reed is Loganland Defensive Player of Year

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LB — Nick Price, Pioneer

The 5-8, 170 pound sophomore led the Panthers in tackles for a loss (7) and was the second-leading tackler (51.5). He had 32 solo tackles and 39 assists and added 1.5 sacks.

“He was second on the team in tackles. He’s under 150 pounds but is a very mentally tough kid and physically he works extremely hard in the weight room,” Johnson said. “He became a better linebacker as the year progressed, too.”

DB — Jacob Brown, Logansport

Brown, a 6-1, 185-pound junior, led the Berries with three interceptions on the season. He added 65.5 tackles, which included 48 solo tackles, 35 assists and 7.5 tackles for a loss. He also had a rushing touchdown on offense.

Brown was also a weapon on kickoff returns and had 370 return yards, averaging 28.5 yards per try. He had a 94-yard return for a touchdown against Peru.

“Jacob Brown was obviously one of our better athletes,” Urban said. “Marcus [Record] may be a little faster but I’m not sure. They’re both quick.

“He did a great job defending the pass. He was also a big weapon as a kick returner. He returned one for a touchdown against Peru and had many more big returns. Against Anderson he almost had a 108-yard interception return but was tackled near the goal line at the end of the first half. He was a big-play guy and next year he’ll be our main featured back. Next year will be a big year for him. He’s a good, athletic, smart kid that you can stick anywhere and he’ll make plays.”

DB — Brayton Jellison, Caston

The 6-2, 165-pound sophomore had a team-high five interceptions for the Comets. He added 45 tackles which included 30 solo tackles, 15 assists and three tackles for a loss.

On offense he had 374 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns.

Jellison had six interceptions as a freshman and already has 11 for his career.

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