Five Baldwin Bulldogs fill seven 1st-team all-league football spots
The Baldwin Bulldogs had five players named to the All-Frontier League first team for seven different positions.
The Frontier League All-League Team was released Monday, delayed until after Eudora played Saturday in the 4A state championship game. Eudora players claimed eight first-team positions on the all-league and was the only team with more spots than Baldwin.
Senior Dayton Valentine and junior Cornell Brown made both the all-league offensive and defensive first teams. The 6-3, 230-pound Valentine was one of four players selected to the all-league defensive line and was also one of three receivers earning the distinction. Brown was a first-team defensive back and running back on the all-league team.
Other Baldwin all-league first team selections were senior Colton Stark at linebacker, senior placekicker Austin Kraus and sophomore offensive lineman Christian Gaylord.
Valentine and Brown were not the only Bulldogs earning multiple spots on the team.
Stark was named to the first-team as linebacker and also earned honorable mention as an offensive lineman. Junior Luke Fursman was named to the second team as a linebacker and honorable mention as a receiver. Senior Mark Harman was an honorable mention selection at running back and second-team punter.
Kraus made two first-team all-league teams for fall sports, having already earned a spot on the soccer team.
Other Bulldogs named to the team were senior John Lederer, honorable mention defensive lineman; junior Derrick Jaroscak, honorable mention defensive lineman; senior Bryce Shoemaker, honorable mention linebacker; junior Matt Torneden, honorable mention linebacker; junior Tim Craig, honorable mention defensive back; junior Quinn Twombly, second-team offensive line; and senior Tyler Cawley, honorable mention running back.