COLUMBUS — Scott Suren intercepted more passes than any other Brunswick football player in 44 years.
That made him an easy choice for the Division I All-Ohio first team, which was released by the Associated Press on Monday.
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior picked off eight passes for the 5-5 Blue Devils, the most by a Brunswick defensive back since Paul Moore snared 14 in en route to being named All-Gazette Team Captain in 1966.
Suren also added 63 tackles and seven passes defended, highlighted by four in an upset over archrival Strongsville.
Suren joins Sean Bedevelsky (2007), Jordan Gribble (2007), Dustin Zielaskiewicz (2006), Anthony Lanzara (2005), Steve Vachon (2005) and Marko Cosic (2004) as Brunswick first-team All-Ohioans since 2000.
“That’s a really big honor,” a shocked Suren said. “I’m honored to be named All-Ohio. I’d like to thank my coaches, first of all, because they helped me big time in getting this. It feels great.”
Medina senior running back Jason Suggs (5-10, 185) and senior left tackle Joe Hans were honored on the second-team unit. Suggs broke a 63-year-old school record with 1,843 rushing yards, with many of them coming behind the 6-5, 253pound Hans.
Wadsworth junior defensive end Nick Tavanello (6-0, 230) and Medina senior linebacker Aaron Wilson (5-9, 187) were special mention choices. Tavanello compiled 78 tackles, including 12 ½ for loss, while Wilson tallied 89 and 11, respectively.
Walsh Jesuit quarterback and Hinckley Township resident Connor Cook was a second-team selection in Division II. The senior is headed to Michigan State on a full-ride scholarship.
The Division III and IV teams will be released today. Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division champion Black River and fellow league member Buckeye are expected to have a combined four players honored.
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