Miamisburg High School early graduate and Ohio State University freshman football player Josh Myers continues to reap national honors. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive lineman was named a first-team Parade All-American on Sunday.
That was the latest for Myers. Last Friday he received the Art Teynor award by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. Based on football achievement, character and community service, he received that award from Vikings head coach Steve Channell during the annual weekend coaches’ clinic in Columbus.
On Saturday Myers was named to the Buckeye Blue Chips Team by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, presented by former OSU standouts Bobby Carpenter and Beanie Wells. Previously, Myers was named first team USA Today All-American and USA Today’s Ohio player of the year. Later this month he’ll receive the Anthony Munoz Foundation offensive lineman of the year award at Cincinnati.
Myers will participate in spring drills with the Buckeyes and is expected to be in contention for playing time as a true freshman this fall.
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• Redshirt junior guard Jaaron Simmons (Alter) had 38 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Ohio’s 85-70 defeat of Akron last Saturday. Simmons leads OU (14-7) in scoring (14.6). He transferred to OU after a freshman season at Houston.
• Former longtime area football coach Dave “Doc” Amlin recently died from complications of kidney cancer. A beloved figure among his players through several eras, he most recently was the head coach at Dayton Christian and previously was Troy Christian’s head coach. He also was an assistant at Vandalia-Butler, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne and Ponitz in a coaching career that spanned nearly 40 years. He was 64.
• The Brookville hall of fame will induct three new members on Friday: Troy Bodine (1980’s graduate; football, wrestling, track), Courtney Bastian Bumbalough (’02; soccer, softball) and Mike Waggoner (’86; basketball).