Five Wildcats named to Big Eight all-conference squad

From Herald Staff Reports

On Tuesday, the Big Eight conference announced the All-Conference football rosters for the 2018 season and five Jasper players received recognition.

On the offensive side of the ball, seniors Reece Milligan and Jadon Mehringer were honored while seniors Isaac Bartley and Zach Flynn as well as junior Carson Park were selected to the defensive all-conference roster.

Milligan finished the 2018 regular season with a team-high 859 all-purpose yards and an area high 470 receiving yards. Milligan had seven touchdowns during the regular season (four rushing, three receiving).

Mehringer helped to anchor an offensive line that averaged 212 yards per game and a total of 1,908 yards during the regular season. Mehringer also had 10 and a half tackles on the defensive side of the ball as well as a sack.

Bartley recorded five interceptions during the regular season and returned three of them for touchdowns. He was also fourth on the team with 29 and a half tackles and also had 37 receiving yards and one touchdown from a reception.

Flynn was third on the Wildcats with 32 total tackles but led the way with 10 tackles for loss and six sacks. Flynn also had 156 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Park was Jasper’s second leading tackler with 34 and a half tackles and also recorded nine tackles for a loss along with two sacks.

Other members of the Big Eight all-conference offense are Grant Willis (Boonville), Asa Spindler (Mount Vernon), Hunter Reeves (Vincennes Lincoln), Blake Goines (Boonville), Tim Ota (Princeton), Zach Dove (Princeton), Jackson Phillips (Boonville), Luke Conner (Boonville), Darrian Madison (Princeton), Sam Thomas (Mount Vernon), Spencer Corrona (Vincennes Lincoln), Rhett Snodgrass (Mount Vernon) and Xavier Angel (Mount Vernon).

Defensive selections were DeVonte Hardiman (Princeton), Chance Price (Vincennes Lincoln), Cameron Dorsey (Boonville), Eli Malone (Vincennes Lincoln), Jaydin Pendley (Washington), Reed Overton (Boonville), Luke Drew (Princeton), Ross Farmer (Boonville), Devin Mockobee (Boonville), Isaac Lane (Vincennes Lincoln), Blake Kight (Mount Carmel) and Sam Thorne (Vincennes Lincoln).

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