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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Titus and Donohew honored in pre-season

  • Ravenswood Red Devil Brad Titus and Ripley Viking Nate Donohew won't see each other on a football field until November 2 when their respective schools square off at Flinn Field in Ravenswood for the Hatchet.
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  • Ravenswood Red Devil Brad Titus and Ripley Viking Nate Donohew won't see each other on a football field until November 2 when their respective schools square off at Flinn Field in Ravenswood for the Hatchet.
    The two seniors, though, did find themselves together when the Charleston Daily Mail released its 5th Annual Preseason All-State Team.
    Titus and Donohew are the only two players from Jackson County to earn recognition on the state-wide dream team that encompasses all three classifications.
    Titus, a center and linebacker, was a Daily Mail Preseason Second Team choice as an offensive lineman. Titus is one of the players new Red Devil head coach Mick Price will be relying on heavily in the 2012 season.
    He led the Red Devils in tackles last season with 106 while also intercepting two passes. Titus earned Class AA All-State Honorable Mention and Little Kanawha Athletic Conference Honorable Mention in 2011.
    The other offensive linemen on the Second Team with Titus included Beckley's Michael Bailey, Avery Goff of Williamstown (who the Red Devils play at home on September 21), Wirt County's Scotty Lowe and Adam White of Morgantown.
    Offensive linemen on the First Team consisted of Cabell Midland's Josh Baisden, whose head coach is one-time Red Devil standout Luke Salmons, Anthony Bryant of Wayne (who the Devils play on September 14), Lewis County's Joe Butcher, Jon Lewis of University and Brandon Williams of Oak Hill.
    Donohew earned Daily Mail Preseason All-State Honorable Mention as a wide receiver. Donohew, who caught 12 passes last season, joins pass catchers Isaac Boles of Parkersburg South (who the Vikings open up with on August 24), Jordan Clay of George Washington, University's Dion Cunningham, Quay Davis of South Charleston, Capital's Kashaun Haley, East Hardy's Josh Parker, Trevon Wesco of Musselman and Tolsia's Morgan Williamson.
    The Daily Mail First Team All-State wide receivers were Martinsburg's Cedric Brown, Musselman's Darrin Zombro and Magnolia's Stephen Rogalski. The Second Team included Ben D'Annuzio of Robert C. Bryd, Luke Hrapchak of East Fairmont, and Morgantown's Blaine Stewart (the son of late Mountaineer head football coach Bill Stewart).

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