A total of five players from River Valley were selected to the 2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference football team, as voted on by the coaches within the league.
The Raiders — who finished the year 2-8 overall and 1-4 in OVC play — finished in a three-way tie with both South Point and Rock Hill for fourth place in the league. All three of those programs had five choices apiece, while OVC-champion Coal Grove led the way with eight total selections. Fairland and Chesapeake each had seven honorees on the 2012 All-OVC squad.
The senior quartet of Kyle Brown, Chris Clemente and Austin Whobrey were chosen to the All-OVC first team, while senior Ethan Dovenbarger and junior Justin Mabe both earned honorable mention selections. All five Raider honorees are first-time recipients of this award in football.
Dave Lucas was again named the coach of the year after going unbeaten in OVC play. The Ohio Valley Conference does not select a player of the year.
2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference Football Team
Kyle Brown, River Valley Sr RB-DL 6-02 236
Austin Whobrey, River Valley Sr QB-DB 6-02 170
Chris Clemente, River Valley Sr WR-DB 6-02 190
Alex Bare*, Coal Grove Sr QB-DB 5-09 150
Kyle Estep, Coal Grove Sr RB-LB 6-03 180
Brandon Hogsten, Coal Grove Sr FB-DE 5-11 200
Austen Pleasants, Coal Grove So OL-DL 6-05 280
Tanner Murphy, Coal Grove So FB-LB 5-10 210
T.J. McCoy#, Chesapeake Sr OL-LB 5-11 230
Javon Thompson, Chesapeake Sr WR-DB 6-01 165
Jacob Collins, Chesapeake Sr RB-LB 5-07 150
Nate Jones, Chesapeake Sr RB-LB 5-10 190
Tyree Ceasar, Fairland Sr FB-DE 5-08 205
Cody Midkiff, Fairland Sr WR-DB 6-01 170
Kyle Sowards, Fairland Jr WR-DB 5-09 150
Shane Harper, Rock Hill Sr FB-LB 6-00 205
Ethan Baker, Rock Hill Jr OL-DL 5-08 175
Chance Blankenship, Rock Hill Fr RB-DB 5-07 140
Austin Majher*, South Point Sr RB-LB 5-05 155
Larry Brandon, South Point Sr RB-LB 6-01 233
Josh Browning, South Point Jr WR-DB 5-11 145
Ethan Dovenbarger, River Valley Sr TE-DE 6-04 230
Justin Mabe, River Valley Jr WR-LB 6-02 175
Tyler Henry, Coal Grove Sr OL-DL 6-03 250
Isaiah Gunther, Coal Grove So RB-DB 5-07 155
Caleb Lindsey, Chesapeake Sr QB-DB 5-11 155
Mark McMillian, Chesapeake Jr OL-DL 6-02 275
Nathan Campbell#, Fairland So RB-DB 5-08 155
Tyler Campbell, Fairland So OL-LB 6-03 250
Jordan Blagg, Rock Hill So TE-DE 5-07 140
Jordan Hairston, Rock Hill Jr TE-LB 6-00 180
Gage Townson, South Point So QB-DB 6-02 165
James Leonard, South Point So RB-LB 5-09 160
Coach of the Year: Dave Lucas, Coal Grove*
Final OVC Standings: Coal Grove 5-0, Chesapeake 4-1, Fairland 3-2, River Valley 1-4, Rock Hill 1-4, South Point 1-4.
* — indicates first-team choice in 2011, # — indicates honorable mention choice in 2011.