COVENTRY TWP.  As the Coventry football team has made strides toward both the playoffs and winning a Portage Trail Conference title in recent seasons, the program’s skill players have received plenty of recognition, but the offensive and defensive lines have also been a big part of the process.

Senior lineman Dakota Marcin was a member of the line group for the Comets and earned Associated Press Academic All-Ohio honors along with First Team All-Portage Trail Conference recognition for his play on the defensive line. Marcin committed earlier this month to play college football for Bethany College. Bethany is an NCAA Division III school competing in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Marcin was joined for his signing by coaches, friends and family members.