Ripley's Litton and Ramsey earn Honorable Mention All-State in football

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers

Ripley's 2021 football season had its share of tough moments. 

The Vikings finished at 1-9.

But there were several bright spots.

Senior Austin Litton and junior Joey Ramsey were certainly two of the leaders.

Their outstanding play earned them Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention.

The balloting was recently done by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. 

Litton was responsible for opening holes in the running game and protecting the QB when the Vikings went to the air. 

On defense, he collected 42 tackles. 

The versatile Ramsey excelled in all three phases for Steve Sayre's second Viking team. 

On the offensive side of the ball, Ramsey was the team's leading rusher. He accumulated 627 yards on 154 carries. He rushed for five touchdowns during the season.

Ramsey was also tops in receiving, hauling in 20 passes for 260 yards. He found the end zone three times on receptions. 

Defensively, Ramsey, a linebacker, was the team's second-leading tackler. Ramsey came up with 71 stops on the year. He also recovered three fumbles and had an interception. 

In the area of special teams, Ramsey averaged 23.8 yards on nine kickoff returns.