News and Tribune

December 10, 2013

H.S. FOOTBALL: Jeff, FC, Providence all represented on IFCA All-State teams

Each school has two players on squads


NEW CASTLE — Jeffersonville, Floyd Central and Providence each had two players make the 2013 Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State teams, which were selected last week.

The Red Devils had a pair of players earn spots on the Senior Class 6A All-State team.

Jeff’s Dionte Allen made the team as a tight end. Allen led the Red Devils in receptions in 2013 with 38 catches for 445 yards. He also had five rushing touchdowns and three touchdown receptions.

Allen ended his Jeff career with all-time school records in receptions (125), receiving yards (1,954) and touchdowns (19).

Jeff senior Damin Smith got on the Senior 6A All-State team as a wide receiver. Smith made only four receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in 2013.

Smith did most of his damage this season as a defensive back. He tied teammate Joseph Simmons for the team lead in interceptions with two. Smith also ranked second on the Red Devils in broken-up passes (three) and was third on the team in tackles (65).

Floyd Central senior offensive lineman Aaron Smith earned a spot on the 2013 Senior Class 5A All-State team, while Highlanders’ running back Gaige Klingsmith made the Junior 5A All-State squad.

Klingsmith rushed for a team-high 1,589 yards and 25 touchdowns. Aaron Smith played a big part in Klingsmith’s ground production by opening up holes for the speedy junior. Klingsmith also made eight receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Providence’s two All-State selections got on the Senior Class 2A All-State team.

Owen Mattingly made the squad as a defensive back. He made 88 tackles and eight tackles for loss along with intercepting four passes.

Mattingly also was the Pioneers’ starting quarterback for the majority of the season. Mattingly rushed for 628 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

Teammate Tony Corrao (above) made the squad as a tight end. During the 2013 season, Corrao helped the Pioneers bounce back from a 1-3 start to finish with a 7-4 record. It was Providence’s first winning season since 2010.