CHARLESTON - Two Ripley High School defenders received honors as members of the AAA All-State football squad as voted on by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association.

Daryl Hicks took second team honors as a defensive lineman and fellow senior Justin Hinzman garnered a special honorable mention selection from his safety position.

Hicks, (6-0 300) accumulated 51 tackles and three sacks on the season. Hinzman (5-10 145) led the Vikings in tackles with 96 with four pass deflections and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

"These honors are very well deserved," said Viking coach Jimmy Frashier. "Both young men were leaders for us on and off the field."

George Washington running back Ryan Switzer was named the offensive captain and Spring Valley linebackser Elijah Wellman is the captain for the defense.