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Aaron Collins, Senior QB/DB, Mercer Area – The dual-threat field general leading a Mercer Mustang offense that averaged more than 250 rushing yards and 21 points per game, Collins accounted for 592 yards of offense (359 passing, 233 rushing) and had a hand in four total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing). He completed 22-of-53 passes (41.5 percent) and averaged 3.1 yards per carry on 75 rushing attempts.

 

Adam Snarski, Senior OL/DL, Fort LeBoeuf - A key returner in the defensive trenches for the Bison, Snarski racked up 42 tackles (26 solo), tied for the team lead in sacks, with five, and recovered a fumble. He averaged 4.7 tackles per game.

Alex Kimble, Senior WR/DE, Conneaut Valley - A key returner along the defensive front for the Indians, Kimble finished his junior season with 57 tackles (37 solo), 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.7 tackles per game, including a season-best 12 tackles in a shutout loss to Farrell.

Alex Minnis, Senior OL/LB, Meadville - An integral part of the Meadville defensive unit at linebacker, Minnis accumulated 91 tackles (second-best total on the team) and added 2.5 sacks and a deflected pass. He averaged 9.1 tackles per game for the Bulldogs, finishing six games with 10+ tackles, including 15 stops against Corry Area in the District 10 AAA playoffs and 12 stops against Franklin.

Alex Spahn, Senior G/LB, Cochranton - The top returning defensive player for the Cardinals, Spahn was all over the place, racking up an impressive 115 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged an impressive 12.8 tackles per game, posting an incredible 23 tackles against Cambridge Springs, 19 tackles against Maplewood and 18 tackles against Youngsville. Spahn’s lone touchdown of the 2010 season came on an interception return against Lourdes Regional.

Alex Svetz, Senior RB/OLB, North East - One of the keys to the Grape Pickers’ Wing-T offense that averaged more than 260 rushing yards per game, Svetz ran for 1,007 yards and 11 touchdowns on 177 carries and caught another six passes for 46 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 7.5 yards per reception. Svetz finished six consecutive games for NE with at least 120 rushing yards. Defensively, #28 contributed 60 tackles, a team-leading five sacks, a forced fumble and three blocked punts.

Andy Hajec, Senior K, Corry Area - The athlete responsible for the punting and placekicking chores for the District 10 AAA semifinalist Beavers in 2010, Hajec was practically automatic, converting 37-of-39 extra points (94.9 percent) and 8-of-9 field goals (88.9 percent). He scored 61 total points for the Beavers and, among PA schools that submit statistics to Maxpreps, finished as the 16th-leading scorer among kickers in the state. As a punter, Hajec averaged 30.4 yards per punt on 40 boots, with five of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Anthony Derrick, Senior ATH, Wilmington Area - Derrick had a respectable junior season for the Greyhounds, totaling 970 all-purpose yards (555 rushing, 42 receiving, 373 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 10 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 1 punt return, 1 kickoff return). He finished as the second-leading rusher in the Greyhounds’ power Wing-T offense, averaging 9.6 yards per carry on 58 rushes with a 182-yard performance against Reynolds. He averaged 10.3 yards per reception, 19.6 yards per punt return and 30.6 yards per kickoff return.

Anthony Ernst, Senior OL/DL, Erie Cathedral Prep - Ernst is a returning starter from a 2010 Rambler offensive line that helped to pave the way for a unit which averaged 293.9 yards of offense (166.8 rushing, 127.1 passing) and 34.5 points per game en route to the program’s second consecutive District 10 AAA football championship and a berth in the PIAA semifinals for the first time since 2000. Cathedral Prep’s offensive arsenal produced four backs with season rushing totals between 275 to 701 yards and a 1,700+-yard passer. The Ramblers scored 59 total offensive touchdowns (38 rushing, 21 passing).

Anthony Jordan, Senior WR/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep – Jordan had quite the solid and well-rounded season for the District 10 AAA champion Ramblers, totaling a combined 1,394 rushing and receiving yards (701 rushing, 693 receiving) and scored 22 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 9 receiving). He averaged 6.7 yards per carry on 105 rushes and 22.4 yards per catch on 31 receptions. He finished three games with 100+ rushing yards and three games with 100+ receiving yards. Jordan also added 19 tackles, an interception and two deflected passes on defense and returned five kickoffs for 151 yards (30.2 yard avg.).

Artrel Foster, Junior RB/DB, Meadville - The featured tailback in Meadville’s multi-faceted rushing attack that averaged more than 290 yards per game, Foster rang up 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns on 157 carries and caught another seven passes for 127 yards, averaging 7.6 yards per carry and 18.1 yards per reception. He finished five games with at least 100 rushing yards, including a season-best 239 yards against Titusville. Defensively, Foster was a key part of the Bulldog unit, amassing 47 tackles, four deflected passes and four forced fumbles.

Austin Andrews, Junior RB/DB, Cochranton – Andrews finished his sophomore season having amassed 999 all-purpose yards (499 rushing, 126 receiving, 374 kickoff/punt returns) and scored eight total touchdowns (7 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 6.6 yards per carry on 76 rushes, 15.8 yards per reception on eight catches and 21.2 yards per kickoff return on 17 attempts. Defensively, Andrews also had a respectable impact, posting 63 tackles (36 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, four deflected passes and a blocked field goal.

Brian Murone, Senior K, Grove City - Murone handled the placekicking and kickoff chores for the Eagles last season, converting 47 extra points and two field goals, scoring 53 of Grove City’s 462 points on the season. He also booted 54 kickoffs for an average of 43.5 yards with five touchbacks and handled six punts for an average of 36.6 yards, with one punt downed inside the 20.

Brian Suminski, Senior FB/LB, General McLane - One of five backs in General McLane’s potent flexbone offense that averaged 323.4 rushing yards per game to finish with more than 400 yards on the season, Suminski ran for 442 yards and seven touchdowns on 73 carries, averaging 6.1 yards per rush. He ran for 100+ yards once and finished a total of five games with at least 55 rushing yards. Suminski also recorded 21 tackles on defense and returned one kickoff for nine yards.

Chad Eisenhooth, Sophomore QB, Cochranton - The 6’1, 170-pound sophomore-to-be had a decent 2010 season for the three-win Cardinals, throwing for 651 yards and seven touchdowns against 11 interceptions. Eisenhooth connected on 51-of-129 passes (39.5 percent). He threw for 100+ yards in the Cardinals’ first two games of the 2010 season, but did not surpass the 80-yard mark in passing in any of Cochranton’s remaining games. He finished two games with multiple touchdown passes and is on pace to throw for more than 2,500 yards in his career.

Chad Kulka, Senior FB/LB, General McLane - A two-way threat for the Lancers, Kulka ran for 584 yards and nine touchdowns on 98 carries and caught one pass for 21 yards. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry and finished five games with at least 70 rushing yards, including one 100+ yard performance. Defensively, Kulka added 75 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Chris Bleggi, Senior OL/DL, Erie Cathedral Prep – Bleggi is a returning starter from a 2010 Rambler offensive line that helped to pave the way for a unit which averaged 293.9 yards of offense (166.8 rushing, 127.1 passing) and 34.5 points per game en route to the program’s second consecutive District 10 AAA football championship and a berth in the PIAA semifinals for the first time since 2000. Cathedral Prep’s offensive arsenal produced four backs with season rushing totals between 275 to 701 yards and a 1,700+-yard passer. The Ramblers scored 59 total offensive touchdowns (38 rushing, 21 passing).

Clay Allen, Junior HB/DB, West Middlesex - The leading rusher in a Big Reds’ ground attack that averaged more than 186 yards per game in 2010, Allen posted 604 yards and five touchdowns on 90 carries and added another 10 receptions for 116 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 6.7 yards per carry and 11.6 yards per reception. Allen ran for a season-best 125 yards and two scores against Kennedy Catholic a total of six WM games with at least 62 rushing yards. Defensively, Allen added 32 tackles and three deflected passes.

Cole Graham, Senior WR, Cochranton - Graham had a limited impact in 2010, playing in only six games for the Cardinals. But he had respectable numbers in spite of the fact, snagging 16 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown, averaging 14 yards per catch and posting a 100-yard performance in the season opener against Conneaut Valley. Defensively, Graham added 50 tackles (27 solo) and three sacks, posting an impressive 16-tackle performance against Cambridge Springs.

Colin Patten, Senior HB/DB, West Middlesex - Patten only played in the Big Reds’ first five games of the 2010 season, and he was working toward some solid numbers. In five games, Patten amassed 330 all-purpose yards of offense (219 rushing, 111 receiving) and scored four total touchdowns (1 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 misc.). He averaged 7.5 yards per carry and 27.7 yards per catch. Defensively, he added 33 tackles, an interception, four deflected passes and a forced fumble. He posted a season-best 15 tackles against Sharpsville and 10 tackles against District 10 AA runner-up Hickory.

Corey Douglas, Senior RB/DEF, Greenville Area - Primarily a defensive force for the Trojans last season, Douglas racked up 84 tackles (43 solo) and one sack. He averaged 7.6 tackles per game and finished four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 12 stops against Slippery Rock. He also saw some action offensively, running for 155 yards and one touchdown on 40 carries, averaging just under 3.9 yards per carry.

Corey Lynn, Senior OL/DL, Meadville - A two-way weapon for Meadville, Lynn helped pave the way for a Bulldog offensive unit that averaged more than 290 rushing yards, 348 total yards and scored 45 total touchdowns (40 rushing, 5 passing). Defensively, Lynn tallied 65 tackles, an interception, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game and finished two games with 10+ tackles. Lynn scored a defensive touchdown on a 61-yard interception return against Oil City Area.

Cornelius Barclay, Junior RB/LB, Mercyhurst Prep - The third-leading rusher in the Lakers’ run-heavy offense that averaged more than 390 yards per game in 2010, Barclay ran for 840 yards and 11 touchdowns on 53 carries, averaging an impressive 15.9 yards per rush. He ran for 100+ yards in a game five times and had three games in which he scored multiple rushing touchdowns. Barclay also handled the placekicking chores for the Lakers, converting 30 extra points. He accounted for 96 of Mercyhurst Prep’s school-record 612 points scored in 2010, or 15.7 percent of the team scoring.

Craig Heidelberg, Junior RB/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep - One of the bevy of backs featured in the Ramblers’ rushing offense last season, Heidelberg ran for 359 yards and six touchdowns on 56 carries and caught another six passes for 46 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per reception, finishing with one 100+ yard rushing performance and four total games with at least 50 yards on the ground. Defensively, Heidelberg chalked up 21 tackles (14 solo) and deflected four passes. He also returned two kickoffs 52 yards.

Damion Terry, Junior QB, Erie Cathedral Prep - Terry is on pace to have one of the best statistical careers of any Cathedral Prep quarterback before him. A dual-threat athlete, Terry completed 99-of-191 passes for 1,780 yards and 19 touchdowns against five interceptions and ran for 555 yards and eight more touchdowns on 107 carries. He connected on 51.8 percent of his passes and averaged 5.2 yards per carry. Terry threw for 100+ yards in nine of the Rambers’ 14 games and ran for 100+ yards once. He’s on pace to throw for more than 5,600 yards in his career. Only one District 10 quarterback has ever thrown for more than 5,600 yards – Oil City Area’s Mark Kulinski (6,040).

Darrin Donikowski, Senior TE/DE, Mercyhurst Prep - A key returning weapon in the defensive trenches for the Lakers, Donikowski racked up 59 tackles (39 solo), a team-leading eight sacks, a team-leading six forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He averaged just under five tackles per game, finishing two games with multiple sacks and one game with multiple forced fumbles. Donikowski was part of a Mercyhurst Prep defense that held 10 of 13 opponents to 16 points or less, with two shutouts.

Delton Williams, Junior RB/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep - A big weapon in the Rambler defensive backfield, Williams had quite the solid sophomore season, chalking up 91 tackles (49 solo), two interceptions, five deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 6.5 tackles per game and had three games of 11+ tackles, including a season-high 13 stops in the District 10 AAA finals against Grove City. Williams also amassed 701 all-purpose yards (208 receiving, 316 punt returns, 177 kickoff returns) and scored four total touchdowns (1 rushing, 3 misc.). He averaged 20.8 yards per reception, 13.7 yards per punt return and 22.1 yards per kick return.

Denzel Jones, Senior QB/SS, Erie Strong Vincent - The field general at the reins of a Colonels offense that averaged 250 yards and nearly 19 points per game, Jones amassed 1,165 yards of total offense (720 passing, 445 rushing) and accounted for 10 total touchdowns (6 passing, 4 rushing). He connected on 40-of-86 passes (46.5 percent) and averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 95 rushes. Jones threw for 100+ yards three times and ran for 100+ yards once.

Diallo Lewis, Senior RB/LB, Farrell - One of the key returners from a Farrell defense that held 10 of 15 opponents to 14 points or less in 2010, with six shutouts, Lewis racked up 87 tackles, a half a sack, an interception, a deflected pass, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 7.3 tackles per game, including 13 stops in the Steelers’ narrow 26-21 victory over Sharpsville.

Dwayne Canady, Senior WR/DB, Mercyhurst Prep - The featured target in the Lakers’ very seldom-utilized aerial assault, Canady snared a team-leading 15 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns, averaging nearly 28.9 yards per reception. Canady was the only Laker receiver to surpass the 10-reception mark in the 2010 season. He had five games with at least 60 receiving yards. Defensively, Canady added 18 tackles (16 solo), an interception and a deflected pass.

Dylan Taylor, Junior TE/DL, Lakeview - Graduation may have ripped away several key components of the Sailors’ 2010 squad that went 8-4 and posted a surprising regular season shutout victory over Farrell, but it did not claim this 6’3, 195-pound sack artist. Taylor finished his sophomore season with 48 tackles, a team-leading eight sacks and two fumble recoveries. He posted three games with at least two sacks and also scored a defensive touchdown in a victory against Conneaut Lake.

Erik Record, Senior RB/LB, Grove City - One of District 10 Region 5s better returning all-around athletes, Record had quite a solid junior season for the District 10 AAA runner-up Eagles, finishing with 1,711 all-purpose yards (978 rushing, 388 receiving, 345 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 17 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 4 receiving). Record finished as GC’s second-leading rusher, averaging 9.1 yards per carry on 108 rushes and was the team’s featured receiving target, hauling in 13 passes for an average of more than 29.8 yards per catch. He finished four games with 100+ rushing yards and had one 100+ yard receiving game. Defensively, Record added 41 tackles (24 solo), three sacks, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Evan Daley, Junior OL/LB, Fort LeBoeuf - An important returner to the Bison linebacking corps in 2011, Daley amassed a team-leading 85 tackles (44 solo), one sack and a blocked field goal. He averaged 8.5 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 17 stops against Erie Strong Vincent and a pair of 14-tackle games against Bradford Area and Girard.

Forest Wested, Junior QB, Farrell - Wested had a respectable sophomore season for the Steelers, helping lead the blue and yellow to a 13-2 record, District 10 Class A championship and berth in the PIAA Class A semifinals. He completed 41-of-83 passes for 682 yards and 12 touchdowns against three interceptions, connecting on 49.4 percent of his passes and averaging 52 yards per game. He threw for 100+ yards three times and had three games with multiple touchdown passes. Wested also ran for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 40 carries.

Foster Reznor, Sophomore RB/DB, Grove City - One of five Eagle rushers with at least 400 yards on the season, Reznor finished with 439 yards and seven touchdowns on just 43 carries and caught two passes for 14 yards, averaging 9.3 yards per carry and seven yards per reception. Reznor posted games of 100+ rushing yards against Franklin and Moniteau. Defensively, he intercepted a pair of passes and also returned a combined 15 kickoffs and punts for 197 yards.

Fred Epps, Senior RB/DL, Meadville - Epps spent the bulk of the season on the defensive side of the ball for the Bulldogs, but his brief period of time in the backfield blossomed into quite a productive stat line. In just four games, Epps ran for 535 yards and 10 touchdowns on 73 carries, averaging 7.3 yards per rush, finishing in a tie for the top-scoring player on the Meadville team, with 72 points. He finished three of four games with at least 135 rushing yards and had three games of at least two touchdowns scored. Defensively, Epps added 30 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt.

Harold Price, Junior RB/LB, Grove City - Price had a solid sophomore season on both sides of the ball for the 11-1 Eagles, accumulating 826 all-purpose yards of offense (666 rushing, 160 receiving) and scoring eight total touchdowns (6 rushing, 2 receiving). Price averaged 6.3 yards per carry on 105 carries and 22.8 yards per reception on seven catches. Price ran for 100+ yards on three occasions and posted a season-best 88 receiving yards in the District 10 AAA playoffs against Corry Area. Defensively, Price totaled 95 tackles (48 solo), one sack, one interception, one deflected pass, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.9 tackles per game.

Jace Pardee, Sophomore DEF, Linesville - Pardee had a solid freshman season for Linesville, posting 84 tackles, one sack, an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 8.4 tackles per game. Pardee established a career-high 17 tackles against Mercer, then just missed tying it with a 16-tackle performance in a season-ending loss to Sharpsville.

Jake Plonski, Junior RB/LB, Erie Cathedral Prep - One of the keys in the Ramblers’ linebacking corps last season, Plonski rolled up 96 tackles and a half a sack, averaging 6.9 tackles per game. He finished consecutive playoff games against Grove City, Central Valley and Bishop McDevitt with 10+ tackles and was part of a Rambler defense that held seven of 14 opponents to 14 points or less.

James Wills, Senior FB/MLB, West Middlesex - Wills was quite a weapon on offense for West Middlesex last season, rolling up 870 all-purpose yards of offense (15 passing, 535 rushing, 320 receiving) and accounting for 10 total touchdowns (1 passing, 6 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 INT return), scoring nine. He completed his only pass attempt; averaged 9.7 yards per carry on 55 rushes; and averaged 18.8 yards per reception on 17 catches. Wills had consecutive games with 170+ rushing yards against Kennedy Catholic and Linesville. Defensively, #5 chipped in with 26 tackles (17 solo), two interceptions and three deflected passes.

Jason Ondic, Senior QB, Sharon Area – Ondic had a solid junior season going for the Tigers, leading the orange and black to an 8-2 record before sustaining an injury against Oil City. With the premature end to his junior season, Ondic had chalked up 1,396 yards of total offense (865 rushing, 531 rushing) and accounted for 13 total touchdowns (7 rushing, 6 passing). Ondic averaged 7.1 yards per carry on 122 rushes and completed exactly 50 percent of his passes (43-of-86). He ran for 100+ yards five times and threw for 100+ yards twice. Defensively, Ondic added 31 tackles (20 solo) and a pair of interceptions.

Jason Pinkins, Senior RB/DB, Farrell - The top returning rusher from a 2010 Farrell Steelers’ offensive unit that averaged 283 rushing yards per game, Pinkins ran for 743 yards and five touchdowns on 91 carries and caught another seven passes for 100 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 8.2 yards per carry and 14.3 yards per reception. Pinkins was also a force defensively for the Steelers, totaling 85 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He also returned two kickoffs for 32 yards.

Jeremy Jancso, Junior QB, West Middlesex - Jancso became the first Big Reds’ field general to throw for more than 1,000 yards in a season since Kolten Hoffman’s sensational senior season in 2006. The junior-to-be completed 76-of-144 passes for 1,045 yards and eight touchdowns against seven interceptions, connecting on 52.8 percent of his passes and throwing for 100+ yards in six of WM’s 10 games. Jancso is on pace to throw for more than 3,200 yards in his career.

Jesse Rodgers, Junior QB/FS, Sharon Area - Rodgers stepped up to the reins of Sharon Area’s offense when Jason Ondic was lost to injury, and he responded, accumulating 868 yards of offense and accounting for six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 passing). Rodgers ran for 748 yards on 79 carries, averaging 9.5 yards per rush and completed 9-of-21 passes for 120 yards. He ran for 100+ yards in three games, including the District 10 AA championship game against Hickory, and threw for a season-best 91 yards against Oil City.

Jimmy Kearns, Senior RB, Linesville - The leading returning rusher from the Lions’ 2010 offensive arsenal, Kearns rolled up 846 yards and 11 touchdowns on 94 carries and caught another 18 passes for 315 yards and five additional touchdowns, averaging nine yards per carry and 17.5 yards per reception. Kearns ran for 100+ yards four times and also had a 100-yard receiving performance. In the last two years, Kearns has run for 1,608 yards and 21 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, #2 contributed 64 tackles, three sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and two fumble recoveries. He posted a season-high 14 tackles against West Middlesex.

Joe Hess, Senior RB/DE, Mercer Area - The leading returning rusher to the Mustang’s run-centric offense that averaged more than 250 yards per game, Hess ran for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns on 140 carries, averaging more than nine yards per rush and more than 120 yards per game. He ran for 200+ yards in four of Mercer’s 11 games. Defensively, Hess added 45 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Joe Tomko, Senior TE/LB, Sharon Area - One of the top returning leaders from a Sharon Tiger defensive unit that held 10 of 14 opponents to 14 points or less, Tomko tallied 90 tackles (55 solo), two sacks and a forced fumble, averaging 6.9 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 14 tackles in the Tigers’ regular season meeting with Wilmington Area and 10 stops in the District 10 AA championship game.

John Pascuzzi, Junior RB/LB, Eisenhower - One of the Knights’ best all-around returning players, Pascuzzi accumulated 1,254 yards (791 rushing, 99 receiving, 364 kickoff returns) and scored six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 kickoff return). He averaged 4.9 yards per carry on 160 rushes and posted three 100-yard performances, 12.4 yards per reception and 21.4 yards per kickoff return. Pascuzzi had a remarkable year on defense, tallying 124 tackles, a deflected pass, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He averaged 12.4 tackles per game and had 22 tackles against Cambridge Springs and two 15-tackle games against Iroquois and Lakeview.

Jon Yohman, Junior OL/DE, Wilmington Area - A force along the defensive line for the District 10 AA semifinalist Greyhounds, Yohman recorded 72 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. He averaged 7.2 tackles per game, including a season-high 12 tackles against Warren, Ohio-based John F. Kennedy and 10 tackles against Karns City.

Jordan Gurdak, Junior HB/OLB, Youngsville – One of four featured backs in Youngsville’s offense attack that averaged more than 215 rushing yards per game, Gurdak ran for an even 400 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries, averaging 7.4 yards per carry and more than 57 yards per game. He also contributed 59 tackles on defense.

Jordan McClearn, Senior RB/DB, Mercer Area - The second-leading rusher in Mercer’s multi-faceted ground attack, McClearn ran for 364 yards and six touchdowns on 54 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. McClearn twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game and also had two games with multiple rushing touchdowns scored. Defensively, McClearn contributed 20 tackles and deflected four passes.

Josh Davis, Junior RB/FS, Maplewood - The top returning rusher from the Tigers’ 2010 offensive arsenal that averaged 191 yards per game, Davis ran for 395 yards and four touchdowns on 75 carries, averaging 5.3 yards per carry and posting a season-best 168 yards and three scores against Union-Rimersburg. Davis also caught four passes for 23 yards and returned four kickoffs for 85 yards.

Josh Ponsoll, Senior QB/DB, General McLane - The ringleader of the Lancers’ quick-hitting flexbone offense that averaged 400 yards and more than 39 points per game, Ponsoll rang up 1,567 yards of total offense (884 passing, 683 rushing) and had a hand in 18 General McLane touchdowns (11 passing, 7 rushing). Ponsoll completed 31-of-58 passes (53.4 percent) and only threw two interceptions and averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 132 carries. Ponsoll threw for 100+ yards four times and ran for 100+ yards three times. Defensively, Ponsoll chalked up 46 tackles, a half a sack, four interceptions and two deflected passes.

Justyn Roda, Junior P/K, Iroquois - Roda had a solid statistical season handling the punting chores for the Braves, averaging 34.5 yards per punt on 43 boots. He also averaged 39.3 yards per kickoff on 28 attempts, with one touchback. He converted 12 extra points and one field goal and added a rushing touchdown, accounting for 21 of Iroquois’ 119 points scored on the season. Roda also recorded six rushes for 44 yards and had 23 tackles and an interception on defense.

Kimani Smith, Senior WR/LB, Erie Cathedral Prep - A solid two-way threat for Erie Prep, Smith finished second on the team in receiving yards last year, snagging 19 passes for 437 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 23 yards per reception. He finished eight of Cathedral Prep’s 14 games with multiple receptions and had three games with at least 60 receiving yards. Defensively, Smith ripped off 57 tackles, two sacks, an interception, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Kyle Mariacher, Senior RB/LB, Mercer Area - Mariacher played in only one game for the Mustangs last year – the season opener against Mercyhurst Prep – before missing the remainder of the season. He ran for 77 yards on 14 carries in the shutout loss to the District 10 Class A runners-up. As a sophomore, Mariacher ran for 1,244 yards and 16 touchdowns and had been on pace to rush for more than 3,700 yards in his career.

Lars Baumann, Senior OL/DL, Erie Cathedral Prep - Baumann is a returning starter from a 2010 Rambler offensive line that helped to pave the way for a unit which averaged 293.9 yards of offense (166.8 rushing, 127.1 passing) and 34.5 points per game en route to the program’s second consecutive District 10 AAA football championship and a berth in the PIAA semifinals for the first time since 2000. Cathedral Prep’s offensive arsenal produced four backs with season rushing totals between 275 to 701 yards and a 1,700+-yard passer. The Ramblers scored 59 total offensive touchdowns (38 rushing, 21 passing).

Luke Patten, Junior HB/OLB, West Middlesex - Patten was one of three West Middlesex backs with at least 60 rushing attempts last season, finishing with 415 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 61 carries and adding 16 receptions for 96 yards. Patten averaged 6.8 yards per carry and six yards per reception. From his spot at outside linebacker, Patten also added 53 tackles, an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Matt Astorino, Senior RB/LB, General McLane - An all-around type of athlete for the scarlet and silver, Astorino accumulated 823 all-purpose yards of offense (33 passing, 709 rushing, 81 receiving) and scored eight total touchdowns (7 rushing, 1 misc.). He completed 1-of-2 passes and averaged 12.7 yards per carry on 56 carries and 16.2 yards per catch on five receptions. He posted a trio of 100-yard rushing performances. Defensively, Astorino contributed 63 tackles, four sacks, two deflected passes, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal. On special teams, he returned three punts for 42 yards and 10 kickoffs for 110 yards.

Matt Cragg, Junior QB, Corry Area - A dual-threat athlete for the 9-3 Beavers, Cragg rolled up 1,612 yards of total offense (976 rushing, 636 passing) and accounted for 18 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 6 passing) for the orange and black. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 204 carries and completed 54-of-134 passes (40.3 percent). Cragg finished six games with passing yardage totals between 66 to 88 and eight games with rushing yardage totals between 71 to 138. Corry reached the District 10 AAA semifinals last season, averaging 274 yards of offense and 27.3 points per game.

Mason Depeal, Senior QB/DB, Grove City - Primarily a weapon in the Grove City defensive backfield, Depeal registered 26 tackles, a team-leading four interceptions and six deflected passes. He averaged 2.2 tackles per game. As a back-up to Tyler Dagres, Depeal completed 4-of-14 passes for 54 yards and one touchdown.

Matt Desin, Senior QB, Iroquois - Given the reins of the Braves’ offense which averaged 168 yards and 11.9 points per game in 2010, Desin racked up 756 yards of offense (614 passing, 142 rushing) and accounted for 10 total touchdowns (7 passing, 3 rushing). He completed 34-of-105 passes (32.4 percent), throwing for 100+ yards once and averaging 2.5 yards per carry on 57 rushes. Desin finished two games with multiple touchdown passes and one game with multiple rushing touchdowns. Defensively, Desin chalked up 63 tackles, three sacks, a deflected pass and three fumble recoveries.

Matt Lidey, Senior DEF, Linesville - A key defensive weapon for the Lions, Lidey returns after posting 35 tackles, a team-leading seven sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2010. He averaged 3.5 tackles and seven-tenths of a sack per game, finishing two games with multiple sacks.

Michael Neavins, Senior RB/LB, Erie Strong Vincent - One of the returning athletes to the Colonels backfield, Neavins totaled 433 yards of offense (277 rushing, 156 receiving) and scored six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 6.1 yards per carry on 45 rushes and 26 yards per reception on six catches. Neavins also returned two kickoffs for 31 yards.

Mike Hall, Senior WR/DB, Fort LeBoeuf – In limited action, Hall wound up leading Fort LeBoeuf in interceptions, with four. He posted 13 tackles (8 solo) and also deflected six passes. He also caught five passes for 13 yards.

Nick Billingsley, Senior QB, Franklin - The field general of a Knights’ offense that averaged more than 20 points per game in 2010, Billingsley connected on 60-of-132 passes for 998 yards and 12 touchdowns against 19 interceptions, finishing with a completion percentage of 45.5. He threw for 100+ yards four times and had four games with multiple touchdown passes. Billingsley also added 68 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns on 42 keepers.

Nolan Griffin, Junior QB, Conneaut Valley - Griffin had a respectable sophomore season for the Indians, playing in nine of 10 games and throwing for 1,484 yards and 17 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. He connected on 100-of-194 passes (51.5 percent) and threw for 100+ yards in eight of nine games played. Griffin had three 200+ yard passing games and five games with at least two touchdown passes. The Indian field general is on pace to throw for more than 4,400 yards in his career.

Nolan Varee, Senior WR/CB, Conneaut Valley - Varee had a spectacular season on both sides of the ball for the Indians, finishing with 46 receptions for 754 yards and eight touchdowns to wind up being the #1 receiver in the Indians’ aerial assault that averaged more than 175 yards per game. He averaged 16.4 yards per reception, finishing five games with five or more receptions and three 100-yard receiving games. At cornerback, Varee was just as lethal, chalking up 19 tackles (all solo), a team-best seven interceptions, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries. He also returned a combined 29 kickoffs and punts for 505 yards, including an 83-yard kickoff return for touchdown against Allegheny-Clarion Valley.

Parrish Brown, Senior RB/DB, Iroquois - The featured running back in the Braves’ offensive arsenal and leading returning tackler on defense, Brown had an all-around respectable junior season for the black and gold. He ran for 688 yards and three touchdowns on 142 carries and caught another two passes for 47 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 23.5 yards per reception. Defensively, Brown amassed 95 tackles, an interception, three deflected passes, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He posted a pair of 14-tackle games against Mercyhurst Prep and Cambridge Springs.

P.J. Wycech, Senior QB, Mercyhurst Prep - The leader of Mercyhurst Prep’s record-setting offensive unit that averaged more than 390 rushing yards and 47.1 points per game, Wycech connected on 36-of-63 passes for 845 yards and seven touchdowns against four interceptions, averaging a steady 65 passing yards per game for the District 10 Class A runners-up. Wycech threw for 100+ yards three times, including a cool 7-of-7, 188-yard effort to open the season against Mercer. The Laker field general also added 15 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven rushes.

Quinn Thompson, Junior TE/DE, General McLane - A 6’5 target in the Lancers’ seldom-used passing attack, Thompson is GM’s top returning receiver after snaring six passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns and running for 149 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Thompson averaged 9.9 yards per carry and 33 yards per reception and scored a touchdown at a rate of every third touch (rushing or receiving combined). Defensively, #10 chipped in with 35 tackles, four sacks, an interception, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and two blocked punts. He scored a defensive touchdown on an interception return against Greenville Area.

R.J. Swartz, Senior G/DT, Mercer Area - A key returner in the offensive and defensive trenches for the Mustangs, Swartz helped pave the way for a Mustang offensive unit that averaged more than 290 yards and 21 points per game. Defensively, #77 totaled 52 tackles (all solo), four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.2 tackles per game, including a 10-tackle, two-sack performance against Linesville in a 34-33 victory. Swartz also scored his lone touchdown of the season against Linesville.

Rocco Gatta, Junior QB, Youngsville - The ringleader of a Cardinal offensive attack that averaged 249 yards and 14.9 points per game, Gatta accumulated 813 yards of offense (522 rushing, 291 passing) and contributed to eight total Youngsville touchdowns (7 rushing, 1 passing). Gatta completed 21-of-63 passes (33.3 percent) and averaged just over five yards per carry on 104 rushes.

Romeo Cooley, Senior RB, Franklin - Cooley had a respectable junior season for the Knights, racking up 630 all-purpose yards (344 rushing, 74 receiving, 212 kickoff/punt returns) and scored six total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving, 1 kickoff return). He averaged 7.2 yards per carry, 18.5 yards per reception and 21.3 yards per kickoff return.

Ryan Crawford, Senior WR/OLB, Wilmington Area - A two-way threat for the Greyhounds, Crawford tallied 71 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and two deflected passes, averaging 7.1 tackles per game. Crawford was also the feature target in the Hounds’ aerial assault, snagging 14 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per reception. He also had four carries for 41 yards.

Sage Sivak, Senior HB/MLB, Youngsville - A force on both sides of the ball for the Cardinals, Sivak had an incredible defensive season, posting 113 tackles for an average of 11.3 tackles per game. Offensively, Sivak was the featured tailback in Youngsville’s offensive attack that averaged more than 215 yards on the ground per game. He ran for 594 yards and three touchdowns on 134 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per rush.

Sam Lucas, Senior HB/OLB, Youngsville - Lucas finished the season as the Cardinals’ second-leading rusher, running for 587 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 111 carries. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He also caught one pass for 23 yards and a touchdown and added 59 tackles and an interception on defense.

Sawyer Daninny, Senior OT/DE, Youngsville - A force along the defensive trenches for the Cardinals, Daninny racked up 62 tackles and a team-leading 7.5 sacks. He averaged 6.2 tackles per game for Youngsville.

Sean Rain, Senior DE/RB, Farrell - Rain played in nine of Farrell’s 15 games last season, making the most of the opportunities by totaling 61 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.8 tackles per game for the Steelers, finishing with a season-high 11 tackles in a 35-0 rout of Mercer Area.

Terrence Goodrum, Senior RB/DB, Meadville - An all-around weapon for the Bulldogs, Goodrum had quite the solid junior season for Meadville, amassing 1,396 all-purpose yards (925 rushing, 145 receiving, 326 kickoff/punt returns) and scoring 11 total touchdowns (7 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 fumble return, 1 kickoff return). He averaged 7.7 yards per carry, 14.5 yards per reception, 25 yards per punt return and 28.5 yards per kickoff return. Goodrum ran for 100+ yards in four games and finished two games with at least three receptions and 50 receiving yards. Defensively, Goodrum added 51 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Travis Foster, Senior WR/SS, Conneaut Valley - Foster handled the punting chores for the Indians last season, averaging 34 yards per boot on 29 punts, with a long of 66 yards and five punts downed inside the 20 yard line. But that wasn’t all #20 did for Conneaut Valley. He also registered 45 tackles and forced a fumble on defense and caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown, averaging 18.3 yards per catch.

Trevor Spicer, Sophomore RB/LB, Eisenhower – Spicer had a respectable freshman season for the winless Knights, totaling 67 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, a deflected pass and four forced fumbles. He averaged 6.7 tackles per game, posting a season-high 12 tackles in a loss to Iroquois. Offensively, in limited action, Spicer ran for 62 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and caught another three passes for 46 yards.

Tyler Dagres, Senior QB, Grove City - In the last two seasons, Dagres has helped lead Grove City to a 19-5 record and consecutive berths in the District 10 AAA championship game opposite Erie Cathedral Prep. 2010 was Dagres’ best statistical season to date – he rolled up a combined 1,464 yards rushing and passing and accounted for 13 total touchdowns (6 passing, 7 rushing). He averaged 6.8 yards per carry on 69 rushes and completed 42-of-76 passes for 997 yards. Dagres threw for 100+ yards three times and ran for 100+ yards once. For his career, Dagres has thrown for 1,805 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading GC to an overall record of 27-8 (.771) over the last three years.

Tyler Donati, Junior FB/ILB, Wilmington Area - Primarily used on the defensive side of the ball as a sophomore, Donati racked up 75 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.5 tackles per game. He posted a season-high 13 tackles in a loss to Hickory and 12 tackles against Northwestern. In limited offensive action, Donati registered nine carries for 91 yards and a touchdown, averaging 10.2 yards per rush.

Tyler Gentile, Senior QB, Greenville Area - Gentile was the man at the controls of the Trojans’ offensive unit that averaged 311 yards and 21.6 points per game in 2010. He completed 73-of-157 passes for 999 yards and nine touchdowns against nine interceptions, connecting on 53.3 percent of his passes. Gentile also ran for 223 yards and one touchdown on 47 carries, averaging just under 4.8 yards per rush attempt. He threw for 100+ yards in five of Greenville’s 11 games and ran for 100+ yards once. On defense, Gentile tallied 32 tackles, a sack, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Tyler Johnson, Senior RB/SS, North East - Johnson finished his junior season in the Grape Pickers’ run-centric offense as the leading rusher, totaling 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns on 177 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game. Johnson finished six of North East’s 11 games with 100+ rushing yards. He also caught five passes for 32 yards. Johnson teamed with teammate Alex Svetz to form one of 26 backfield tandems in the state to each rush for 1,000 yards on the season.

Wesley Phipps, Senior RB/LB, Grove City - The featured tailback in Grove City’s Wing-T offense and the leading tackler on the Eagles’ defensive unit, Phipps had a banner year in 2010 for the District 10 AAA runners-up. Phipps ran for 1,014 yards and 19 touchdowns on 146 carries and caught another 13 passes for 296 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and 22.8 yards per reception. He ran for at least 80 yards in seven of the Eagles’ 12 games and had one 100+ yard receiving performance. On defense, Phipps was a tackling machine, racking up 107 tackles (55 solo), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 9.7 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 16 stops against Wilmington Area.

Zachary Towers, Senior RB/LB, Meadville - A two-way threat for the Bulldogs, Towers played bigger than his 5’7 frame despite only playing in Meadville’s first six games of the season. Towers ran for 405 yards and seven touchdowns on 81 carries and caught another six passes for 61 yards, averaging five yards per carry and 10.1 yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards twice. Defensively, Towers racked up 67 tackles, a half a sack, an interception and two fumble recoveries, averaging more than 11 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 17 tackles in a loss to Grove City and had 15 tackles against Corry Area.

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Aaron Burnside, Senior OL/DL, Cameron County - One of the top returning sack artists in District 9, Burnside posted 67 tackles (43 solo), a team-best 12 sacks and a fumble recovery. Burnside averaged more than six tackles per game, racking up two games of 10+ tackles and three games with at least two sacks. His fumble recovery, recorded against Curwensville in the District 9 Class A semifinals, was returned for a touchdown.

 

Aaron Graham, Junior WR/DB, Union-Rimersburg - A key piece returning to the Golden Knights’ defensive backfield, Graham chalked up 57 tackles (40 solo), three interceptions, six deflected passes and three forced fumbles. He averaged 5.7 tackles per game, including a season-best 11 stops against Keystone. Offensively, Graham totaled 275 total yards (187 rushing, 88 receiving) and scored one touchdown, averaging 12.5 yards per carry and 17.6 yards per reception.

Adam Garing, Senior ATH, Karns City - Charged with the kickoff and placekicking duties for the Gremlins last season, Garing averaged 41.5 yards per kickoff on 39 attempts, with one touchback. He also converted 15 extra points and two field goals, scoring 21 of Karns City’s 227 total points on the season.

Alex Holland, Senior RB/ILB, Curwensville - Holland might be the best all-around returning player in the District 9 Class A landscape. He was the feature tailback in Curwensville’s power-I offense, tallying 2,600 yards on 346 carries, snaring nine passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns, returning six kickoffs for 181 yards and totaling 107 tackles (66 solo), two sacks, an interception, a deflected pass, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and a blocked field goal on defense. Holland averaged 7.5 yards per carry, 15.2 yards per reception, 30.2 yards per kick return and 8.2 tackles per game. He posted 11 games of 100+ rushing yards and four games of 10+ tackles. He ran for a season-best 419 yards against Kane and posted 26 tackles against Brockway.

Alex Kinkela, Senior FB/DE, Karns City - One of three Gremlin backs to rush for more than 400 yards last season, Kinkela finished with 420 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 63 carries and caught five passes for 51 yards, averaging nearly 6.7 yards per carry and 10.2 yards per reception. Kinkela ran for at least 60 yards in three of KC’s games last year, but did not surpass the 100-yard mark. Defensively, #33 accounted for 61 tackles (35 solo), three sacks, three deflected passes and a blocked punt.

Andrew Stage, Senior OL/DL, Clarion-Limestone - Stage only played in six games last season for C-L, but he made the most of his time, accruing 49 tackles, averaging more than eight stops per game. Stage’s best game of the season came against arch rival Clarion Area. He posted 16 tackles against the Bobcats.

Austin Davis, Senior FB/LB, Union-Rimersburg - One of the leading returning tacklers to the Golden Knights’ defensive unit in 2011, Davis totaled 95 tackles (68 solo), two sacks, three deflected passes, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 9.5 tackles per game for Union, finishing five games with 10+ tackles, including 16 tackles against Clarion-Limestone, 14 tackles against Moniteau and 13 stops against Keystone. Offensively, Smith was one of the keys to the Kinghts’ ground game, running for 486 yards and three touchdowns on 86 carries and catching another five passes for 70 yards. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry and 12 yards per reception.

Beau Swales, Senior RB/LB, Clearfield Area - The top returning rusher to the Clearfield offensive arsenal from a season ago, Swales ran for 691 yards on 96 carries and caught another 16 passes for 242 yards, scoring 17 total touchdowns (11 rushing, 3 receiving, 3 misc.). He averaged 7.2 yards per carry and 15.1 yards per catch. Defensively, Swales added 81 tackles, a sack, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Ben DeHart, Senior OL/DL, Keystone - A 6’4, 260-pound force in the trenches for Keystone, DeHart rolled up 53 tackles (all solo), three sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.9 tackles per game. DeHart also helped pave the way for a Keystone offensive unit that averaged 271 yards and 21.3 points per game in 2010, scoring 28 total touchdowns (19 rushing, 9 passing).

Billy Kelley, Senior QB, Clarion-Limestone - The field general at the helm of Clarion-Limestone’s spread offense that averaged more than 220 yards and 15.6 points per game, Kelley completed 88-of-179 passes for 1,282 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He averaged more than 128 passing yards per game and finished five games with more than 100 passing yards and three games with at least 200 yards. He also added 58 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 80 keepers. Defensively, Kelley chipped in with 40 tackles.

Brady Ellenberger, Senior QB/LB, Karns City - Primarily a defensive weapon for the Gremlins, Ellenberger tallied 54 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.4 tackles per game and finished games against Keystone and Hickory with 10 tackles each. Ellenberger posted a three-sack game against Clarion-Limestone.

Brock Beitz, Senior WR/DB, Brookville - A key presence in the Raiders’ defensive backfield last season, Beitz registered 55 tackles (all solo), five interceptions and eight deflected passes. He averaged 4.6 tackles per game, including a season-best 10 tackles against Karns City. Beitz also made some impacts at wide receiver, using his 6’2 target to snag 14 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown, averaging 12.7 yards per catch.

Brock McCullough, Junior ATH, Elk County Catholic - McCullough should see his roles increase for the Crusaders as time goes by after amassing 425 all-purpose yards (170 rushing, 115 punt returns, 140 kickoff returns), averaging five yards per carry, 23 yards per punt return and 17.5 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, McCullough posted 30 tackles (23 solo), two interceptions, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery.

Brock Taylor, Senior T/LB, Port Allegany - A two-way weapon for the District 9 Class A runners-up, Taylor registered 61 tackles (33 solo), two sacks and a deflected pass. Offensively, he helped pave the way for a Port Allegany offense that averaged 376 yards and 31.8 points per game, scoring 50 total touchdowns (28 rushing, 22 passing).

Brody Pollock, Senior WR/DB, Union-Rimersburg - The featured target in the Golden Knights’ aerial assault that averaged more than 90 yards per game, Pollock snagged 22 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns, averaging nearly 18.8 yards per reception. He finished four games with three or more catches and three games with at least 60 receiving yards. Defensively, Pollock brings a veteran presence to the defensive backfield after posting 61 tackles (43 solo), four interceptions, five deflected passes, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Pollock also returned 11 kickoffs for 194 yards, averaging 17.6 yards per return.

Bryce Straffin, Senior TE/DE, Clarion Area - A defensive weapon for the Bobcats, Straffin racked up 39 tackles, four sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. He finished with a season-best 15 tackles against Clarion-Limestone and had a pair of sacks against Redbank Valley. A 6’5 target in the Clarion aerial assault, Straffin snared seven passes for 127 yards and a touchdown, averaging 18.1 yards per catch and returned five kickoffs for 148 yards, an average of 29.6 yards per return.

Cam Yard, Junior K/ATH, Brookville - Yard did a little bit of everything for the Raiders en route to the blue and white’s appearance in the District 9 AA championship game. He converted 25 extra points and three field goals, scoring 34 total points and averaged 29.3 yards per punt on 12 attempts. Defensively, he tallied 29 tackles (all solo) and a pair of deflected passes. Yard also amassed 485 all-purpose yards (97 passing, 128 rushing, 260 kickoff returns), completing 3-of-6 passes, averaging 6.7 yards per carry and 16.3 yards per kickoff return.

Camron Kirkland, Junior WR/FS, Clarion Area - Kirkland played much larger than his 5’8, 155-pound frame, amassing 961 all-purpose yards (156 rushing, 490 receiving, 305 kickoff/punt returns) and scored five total touchdowns (4 receiving, 1 rushing). He was the featured target in the Bobcats’ aerial assault, hauling in 23 passes for an average of 21.3 yards per catch. He also averaged 9.2 yards per carry, 6.8 yards per punt return and 21.1 yards per kickoff return. But Kirkland was also quite the asset in the Clarion defensive backfield – racking up 49 tackles, five interceptions, eight deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He picked off three passes against Allegheny-Clarion Valley.

Charlie Buchanan, Senior WR/CB, Port Allegany - A two-way threat for the Gators, Buchanan caught 12 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, finishing as the third-leading receiver in the Port Allegany aerial assault that averaged more than 167 yards per game. Buchanan averaged more than 27.2 yards per catch and posted two games of 100+ receiving yards. Defensively, Buchanan contributed 40 tackles (26 solo), three interceptions and a deflected pass.

Chris Cooper, Senior OL/LB, Sheffield - One of the defensive athletes returning to the Wolverines in 2011, Cooper finished his junior season with 52 tackles and one sack, averaging 7.4 tackles per game and recording one game of 10+ tackles.

Christian Bakewell, Sophomore QB/DB, Clarion-Limestone - In limited action behind junior Billy Kelley, Bakewell finished his freshman season completing 24-of-56 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns against three interceptions. He posted consecutive games of 90+ passing yards against Saint Marys and Keystone and finished the Saint Marys game with two passing touchdowns.

Cole Gerber, Senior FB/LB, Elk County Catholic - The second-leading rusher in the Crusaders’ offensive attack last season, Gerber ran for 248 yards and four touchdowns on 48 carries, averaging 5.2 yards per rush. He also caught seven passes for 44 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per catch. He added 58 tackles (43 solo), an interception and two deflected passes.

Colt O’Neil, Senior RB/DE, Keystone - One of the featured backs in the Keystone offensive arsenal, O’Neil ran for 391 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 58 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Defensively, #45 recorded 45 tackles (all solo), two sacks, an interception (returned 23 yards for a touchdown), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. O’Neil averaged 4.5 tackles per game.

Conan Gilhousen, Senior RB/LB, Brookville - A key returner to the Raiders’ linebacking corps in 2011, Gilhousen racked up 55 tackles (all solo), three sacks, two deflected passes, a fumble recovery and a safety, averaging five tackles per game with two 11+ tackle performances and one game with multiple sacks. Offensively, Gilhousen ran for 168 yards and a touchdown on 43 carries and caught another two passes for 38 yards.

Curtis Frye, Senior QB/DB, Clearfield Area - Frye is coming off of a very productive junior season, helping lead Clearfield to a school-record 13 wins and a berth in the PIAA AAA quarterfinals against Allentown Central Catholic. The Bisons field general threw for 1,830 yards and 19 touchdowns against five interceptions and ran for 304 yards and nine additional touchdowns on 110 carries. Frye completed 119-of-206 passes (57.8 percent) and averaged 2.8 yards per carry. He threw for 100+ yards in 10 of 14 games and has thrown for 3,607 yards and 33 touchdowns in his career. Defensively, Frye added 24 tackles (all solo), five interceptions and six deflected passes.

Dan Kline, Senior C/DT, Bradford Area – A key returner to the defensive trenches for Bradford, Kline tallied 63 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.3 tackles per contest with a pair of 10+ tackle performances against Erie Central Tech and General McLane.

David Reinhardt, Senior G/LB, Bradford Area - An important presence at linebacker for an Owls’ defensive unit that allowed an average of 19.4 points per game last season, Reinhardt amassed 97 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 9.7 tackles per game and finishing seven games with 10+ tackles, including a 16-tackle game against General McLane and a quarter of 11-tackle performances.

Dustin Geegan, Sophomore RB/CB, Moniteau - The second-leading rusher in the Warriors’ offensive arsenal that averaged more than 200 yards per game on the ground, Geegan totaled 937 yards of offense (676 rushing, 261 receiving) and scored nine total touchdowns (6 rushing, 3 receiving). Geegan averaged 6.4 yards per carry on 106 carries, rushing for 100+ yards on three occasions and 15.4 yards per reception on 17 catches. Geegan also added 15 tackles and an interception and returned a combined nine kickoffs and punts for 142 yards.

Ethan Pry, Senior WR/DB, Moniteau - The featured receiver in Moniteau’s aerial assault that averaged more than 120 yards per game, Pry hauled in 24 passes for 593 yards and five touchdowns, averaging more than 24.7 yards per catch. He posted a pair of 100-yard receiving games. Pry also ran for 137 yards on 16 carries and returned a combined 22 kickoffs and punts for 290 yards. Defensively, Pry chipped in with 38 tackles (26 solo) and three interceptions.

Ethan Williams, Senior RB/LB, Karns City - Williams had more of an impact for the Gremlins from his position at linebacker during the 2010 season, racking up 60 tackles, one sack and a deflected pass, averaging six tackles per game and posting a pair of 10+ tackle games against Punxsutawney and Clarion Area. Used sparngly on offense, Williams ran for 32 yards and one touchdown on six carries and returned a combined 10 kickoffs and punts for 135 yards.

Evan Jamison, Senior WR/DB, Sheffield – The third-leading receiver behind George Fitch and Kalil Slaughter, Jamison hauled in 14 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown, averaging more than 17.1 yards per catch. He finished three games with at least 62 receiving yards. Defensively, Jamison added 35 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

George Fitch, Senior TE/DE, Sheffield - The primary receiver in the Wolverines’ aerial assault that averaged over 110 yards per game, Fitch snagged 21 passes for 440 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging more than 20.9 yards per reception. He did not finish any of Sheffield’s games with more than three receptions, posting eight games of at least two catches and five games of at least 50 receiving yards. Defensively, Fitch chipped in with 89 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery, finishing five games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 13-tackle games against Curwensville and Coudersport.

Glenn Toy, Junior RB/DB, Karns City - Toy was named D9Sports.com’s Rookie of the Year for his efforts in his sophomore season. Toy finished with 782 all-purpose yards for the purple and gold (461 rushing, 37 receiving, 284 kickoff/punt returns) and scored nine rushing touchdowns. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry, 9.2 yards per reception, 16.8 yards per punt return and 12.9 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Toy chalked up a team-leading 73 tackles (37solo) and also added two interceptions, nine deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Hunter McCracken, Junior QB, Curwensville - One half of the Golden Tide’s two-quarterback platoon in 2010, McCracken completed 45-of-92 passes for 758 yards and 13 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He threw for a season-high 136 yards against Farrell in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals and posted two games with at least two touchdown passes. He also ran for 28 yards and two scores on 15 keepers. Defensively, McCracken chalked up 23 tackles, two interceptions and six deflected passes.

Ian Matson, Senior G/DT, Clarion Area - Matson had quite the junior season, accumulating 95 tackles, two sacks, a deflected pass and four forced fumbles. He averaged 10.1 tackles per game, finishing six games with 10+ tackles, including a 16-tackle game against Saint Marys and a trio of 11-tackle games against Keystone, Moniteau and Allegheny-Clarion Valley. Matson also forced three fumbles in the Keystone game.

Ike Nearing, Senior QB, Sheffield - The field general operating the reins of Sheffield’s offense, Nearing accounted for 1,226 yards of total offense (1,134 passing, 92 rushing) and had a hand in 10 total touchdowns (5 each rushing/passing). Nearing completed 70-of-157 passes and averaged just under one yard per carry on 97 attempts. He threw for 100+ yards in seven of the Wolverines’ 10 games. Defensively, Nearing added 72 tackles, one sack and three interceptions.

Jason Gibson, Senior ATH, Coudersport – You name it, Gibson probably did it during the 2010 season for Coudersport. He finished his junior season with 842 all-purpose yards (416 passing, 200 rushing, 26 receiving, 200 kickoff/punt returns) and had a hand in six total touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing). Gibson completed 23-of-57 passes, thrice throwing for 90+ yards and averaged 3.5 yards per carry, rushing for 100+ yards once. Defensively, Gibson added 54 tackles, three sacks, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He also averaged 32.3 yards per punt on three attempts.

Jesse Zorger, Senior WR/OLB, Curwensville - Primarily a defensive force for the Golden Tide en route to a District 9 Class A championship, Zorger totaled 55 tackles (43 solo), three sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and two forced fumbles. He averaged 4.2 tackles per game. Zorger chipped in offensively with 11 receptions for 106 yards and scored one touchdown, averaging 9.6 yards per catch.

Jimmy Holton, Junior OL/LB, Allegheny-Clarion Valley - Statistically speaking, Holton was the leader of the Falcons’ defensive unit last season, racking up a team-leading 72 tackles (49 solo), four sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Holton averaged nine tackles per game for A-C Valley and finished four games with at least 10+ tackles.

Joe Tommasi, Junior RB/LB, Clarion-Limestone - The leading returning rusher for the Lions, Tommasi tallied 487 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 99 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Tommasi finished with a season-best 244 rushing yards and four touchdowns against Union-Rimersburg. Defensively, he contributed 54 tackles, averaging 7.7 stops per game.

Josh Eberhart, Junior ATH, Keystone - Eberhart finished his sophomore season by amassing 569 all-purpose yards (29 rushing, 165 receiving, 40 punt returns, 335 kickoff returns) and scored three total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 rushing). He averaged 9.7 yards per carry, 23.6 yards per reception, 10 yards per punt return and 23.9 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Eberhart chipped in with nine tackles (all solo) and a pair of interceptions.

Josh Greslick, Junior RB/DB, Curwensville - Mostly used in a reserve capacity for the Tide, Greslick finished with 246 rushing yards and one touchdown on 35 carries, averaging just under 7.1 yards per attempt. Greslick finished four games with between 49 to 71 rushing yards. Defensively, he chipped in with 13 tackles (11 solo) and a forced fumble.

Josh Kibbie, Senior OL/DL, Kane Area - The 6’2, 260-pound Kibbie was literally a force along the defensive line for the Wolves, amassing 70 tackles (68 solo), five sacks and two fumble recoveries. He posted 10 tackles and three sacks against Coudersport and 10 tackles against Curwensville.

Justin Quiggle, Senior RB/S, Saint Marys - Quiggle figures to be an integral part of the Flying Dutchmen’s offensive attack after totaling 960 all-purpose yards of offense (713 rushing, 247 receiving) and scored 14 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 misc.). He averaged 10.3 yards per carry and 22.4 yards per reception, running for 100+ yards three times and surpassing 100 receiving yards once. Quiggle posted two games with four touchdowns scored – against Clarion-Limestone and Moniteau.

Kaden McGregor, Junior RB/LB, Union-Rimersburg - McGregor handled the punting chores for Union last season, averaging 36.4 yards per punt on 30 attempts with a long of 50 yards and one punt downed inside the 20 yard line. He also recorded 24 tackles (19 solo), two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery and ran for 55 yards and a touchdown on six carries.

Kalil Slaughter, Senior TB/OLB, Sheffield - A dual threat running back, both as a pass catcher and a rusher, Slaughter amassed 855 all-purpose yards of offense (601 rushing, 254 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns (4 rushing, 3 receiving). He averaged 6.2 yards per carry and 14.1 yards per reception, posting a pair of 100-yard rushing performances. Defensively, Slaughter contributed 69 tackles, a sack and an interception, averaging 7.7 tackles per game and accounting for three 10+ tackle performances.

Keaton Delp, Senior WR/OLB, Redbank Valley - The featured target in Redbank Valley’s aerial assault that averaged more than 120 yards per game, Delp snagged 29 passes for 643 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging more than 22.1 yards per reception. Delp finished three games with at least four receptions and seven games with at least 51 receiving yards, including a season-high 173 yards on four catches against Moniteau. He also ran for 57 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, registered 66 tackles and an interception on defense and returned eight kickoffs or punts for 150 yards.

Kevin Lord, Senior QB, Smethport - The ringleader of Smethport’s triple option offense that averaged more than 220 rushing yards per game, Lord finished with 1,325 all-purpose yards (673 passing, 591 rushing, 61 receiving) and had a hand in 16 total touchdowns (6 passing 9 rushing, 1 receiving) for the Hubbers, who qualified for the District 9 Class A playoffs. Lord completed 39-of-99 passes and posted three 100+ yard passing performances, averaged 6.4 yards per carry on 92 attempts with three 100-yard rushing performances and averaged 30.5 yards per reception.

Kyle Armagost, Senior QB/ATH, Moniteau - Armagost was Moniteau’s “Mr. Everything” in 2010 – literally. When the dust settled on the Warriors’ 5-6 campaign, Armagost accumulated an astounding 3,046 all-purpose yards (1,361 passing, 1,186 rushing, 231 punt returns, 268 kickoff returns) and contributed 25 total touchdowns (11 passing, 14 rushing). Armagost threw for 100+ yards six times, ran for 100+ yards five times and finished the season as District 9s second 1,000/1,000 quarterback in the last three years. Defensively, #5 racked up 120 tackles (80 solo), two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two blocked field goals. He averaged 10.9 tackles per game, finishing with 17 tackles against Punxsutawney, 16 tackles in the District 9 AA playoffs against Brookville and a pair of 14 tackle-games in the Warriors’ regular season meeting with Brookville and against Clarion Area. On special teams, Armagost averaged 40.4 yards per punt on 32 attempts, with 10 punts downed inside the 20 yard line and also averaged 19.3 yards per punt return and 29.8 yards per kickoff return.

Kyle Barger, Senior TE/DE, Karns City - A key returner to the Gremlins’ defensive line, Barger recorded 52 tackles (32 solo) and 2.5 sacks in 2010. He averaged 5.2 tackles per contest. Also a tight end in Karns City’s Wing-T offense, Barger hauled in a pair of passes for 17 yards.

Kyle Bloom, Junior G/DT, Curwensville - A force along both the Golden Tide’s offensive and defensive lines, Bloom helped to pave the way for a Curwensville offense that averaged more than 275 rushing yards and 39 points per game last season en route to the District 9 Class A championship. Defensively, Bloom racked up 18 tackles (12 solo) and three fumble recoveries. Bloom also handled some limited kickoff duties, averaging a little more than 30 yards per attempt, with a long of 46.

Kyle Braun, Senior WR/DB, Brockway - Braun had a solid junior season for the Rovers, amassing 1,086 all-purpose yards of offense (168 passing, 116 rushing, 802 receiving) and accounted for 10 total touchdowns (8 receiving, 1 passing, 1 rushing) through Brockway’s first 11 games. Braun completed 11-of-21 passes, averaged 7.3 yards per carry on 16 rushes and 21.7 yards per reception on 37 catches. He posted one 100+-yard passing effort, one 90+ yard rushing effort and three games of 100+ receiving yards.

Kyle Lee, Senior RB/OLB, Redbank Valley - Lee has some speed to burn, as evidenced in the Bulldogs’ District 9 Class A semifinal against Port Allegany when he piled up more than 200 all-purpose yards and scored a touchdown. #24 finished the 2010 season amassing 663 all-purpose yards of offense (411 rushing, 252 receiving) and scored five total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing). Lee averaged 4.8 yards per carry and nearly 19.4 yards per reception. He finished three games with at least 55 rushing yards and went over the 100-yard receiving mark against Port Allegany. Defensively, Lee added 38 tackles and one sack.

Kyle Scribe, Senior G/DT, Curwensville – Injured in the District 9 Class A semifinals against Cameron County, Scribe was one of the keys to the Curwensville offensive line that helped pave the way for the Tide offensive unit to average 367.5 yards per game (277.5 rushing) and 39.8 points per game.

Lee Russell, Senior OL/DL, Allegheny-Clarion Valley - Primarily used on the Falcons’ defensive line, Russell tallied 38 tackles (20 solo), 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble, averaging a little more than five tackles per game and posting a pair of games with at least two sacks. Russell also saw some action on offense for A-C Valley, recording 23 rushing attempts for 90 yards with one touchdown.

Logan Weaver, Senior QB, Punxsutawney - Weaver has led Punxsutawney to consecutive District 9 Class AAA championship games, including the 2009 district championship. He’s District 9s top returning career passing yardage leader, having thrown for 3,676 yards and 43 touchdowns. Weaver finished his junior season completing 81-of-141 passes for 1,126 yards and 18 touchdowns against five interceptions, connecting on 57.4 percent of his passes. He threw for 100+ yards five times and had six games with at least two touchdown passes. Weaver also added 167 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 51 keepers, averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Defensively, Weaver added 53 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, four deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Marcus Smerker, Senior RB/LB, Clarion Area - A two-way threat for the Bobcats, Smerker is the top returning rusher to the orange and black after running for 507 yards and five touchdowns on 105 carries and catching another eight passes for 109 yards and one additional touchdown. Smerker averaged 4.8 yards per carry and 13.6 yards per reception. Defensively, #35 tallied 74 tackles, two sacks and deflected a pass.

Matt Bodamer, Junior QB, Port Allegany - Bodamer is one of the top returning quarterbacks among the District 9 Class A landscape. He helped lead the Gators to a 7-5 record and berth in the District 9 Class A championship game opposite Curwensville by amassing 2,566 yards of offense (1,992 passing, 574 rushing) and 32 total touchdowns (22 passing, 10 rushing). Bodamer completed 102-of-174 passes (58.6 percent) and averaged 4.8 yards per carry. He threw for 100+ yards nine times and posted five games of at least 77 rushing yards. Defensively, Bodamer chipped in with 34 tackles (26 solo) and a team-best five interceptions. Bodamer has thrown for 3,231 yards and 36 touchdowns in his career.

Max Hine, Senior WR/DB, DuBois Area - The featured wide receiver in DuBois’ aerial assault that averaged more than 159 yards per game, Hine hauled in 35 passes for 582 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 16.6 yards per reception. He finished five games with at least four receptions and six games with at least 65 receiving yards. Hine also ran for 197 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries. Defensively, he compiled 28 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. On special teams, Hine booted seven of his 40 kickoffs for touchbacks and averaged 33.2 yards per punt on six attempts.

Mike Shuey, Senior OT/DE, Johnsonburg - One of the key returners to the Johnsonburg defense, Shuey tallied 63 tackles (35 solo), two sacks, three forced fumbles and a blocked punt. He averaged seven tackles per game and finished games against Kane and Brockway with 11+ tackles.

Mikey Harris, Senior RB/LB, Union-Rimersburg – Harris returns to man a position in the Union linebacking corps after posting 61 tackles (45 solo), an interception, a deflected pass, two fumble recoveries, a blocked field goal and a safety. He finished three games with 10+ tackles, including 13 stops against Allegheny-Clarion Valley and 12 tackles against Keystone. Offensively, Harris ran for 242 yards on 43 rushes and caught three passes for 22 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per reception.

Mitch Freeman, Junior RB/LB, Coudersport - One of four Falcon backs to finish the season with 200+ rushing yards, Freeman led the way, rushing for a team-best 642 yards and 10 touchdowns on 119 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and posting three 100-yard games. Freeman also caught four passes for 58 yards and one additional touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, Freeman tallied 47 tackles and two forced fumbles, finishing the Smethport game with an even 10 tackles, which was his season best.

Mitchell Holmberg, Junior ATH, Johnsonburg - Holmberg made impacts for the Rams in all three phases of the game, chalking up 822 rushing and scored four total touchdowns. Holmberg racked up more than 520 of those yards between kickoff and punt returns, averaging more than 25.7 yards per kick return and 8.9 yards per punt return. Defensively, Holmberg registered 73 tackles (51 solo), two interceptions, three deflected passes, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, posting a season-best 16 tackles against Cameron County.

Mitchell Vallone, Junior ATH, Johnsonburg - A threat on both sides of the ball for the Rams, Vallone totaled 373 yards of offense and had a hand in five total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing, 1 receiving). Vallone completed 6-of-16 passes, averaged nearly 3.8 yards per carry on 32 carries and averaged more than 13.8 yards per catch on 12 receptions. Defensively, Vallone amassed 50 tackles (29 solo), two interceptions, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries. He posted a season-best 12 tackles against Kane.

Nick Bonavita, Senior WR/OLB, Sheffield - A weapon on both sides of the ball for the Wolverines, Bonavita tallied 303 all purpose yards of offense and scored a rushing touchdown, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and 17.4 yards per reception. Bonavita posted a five-catch, 133-yard performance in the Wolverines’ season-opening loss to Brockway. Defensively, #21 amassed 58 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble, recording a pair of 11-tackle games against Brockway and Curwensville.

Nick Hepfl, Senior OL/DL, Keystone - A key returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Panthers, Hepfl amassed 37 tackles (all solo) and five sacks. He averaged 4.1 tackles per game.

Pat Anderson, Senior RB/DB, Kane Area – Anderson did a little bit of everything for Kane last season, running for 301 yards and a touchdown on 61 carries, returning 16 combined kickoffs and punts for 280 yards, averaging 30.2 yards per punt on 46 attempts with 12 of the punts downed inside the 20 yard line, and recorded 21 tackles and an interception on defense. Anderson is Kane’s top returning rusher and best returning weapon on special teams.

Phil Esposito, Junior K, Brockway – Esposito converted 68 extra points and one field goal for Brockway through its first 11 games, scoring 71 total points. The Rovers’ kicker has scored more than 100 points in his career to date.

Ryan Counts, Junior OL/LB, Coudersport - A force on the Coudersport defense from his spot at linebacker, Counts posted 68 tackles, one sack and two fumble recoveries in his sophomore season, averaging 7.6 tackles per game. Counts finished three of the Falcons’ final four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops in a victory against Otto-Eldred.

Ryan Kerr, Senior RB/LB, Brookville – The featured tailback in Brookville’s offense last season, Kerr exploded for 1,543 yards and 15 touchdowns on 248 carries, averaging more than 6.2 yards per carry and 128.5 yards per game. Kerr ran for 100+ yards in nine of the Raiders’ 12 games and scored at least two touchdowns in four games. #5 also completed his only pass attempt for 24 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards. Defensively, Kerr registered 89 tackles, three sacks, two deflected passes and three forced fumbles. Brookville does not report assisted tackles, only solos. Kerr had three games of 10+ tackles, including a season high 12 stops against DuBois.

Sean Jordan, Junior QB/DB, Kane Area - Jordan played in the Wolves’ final three games of 2010, and he performed well, completing 22-of-48 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns against only one interception. He connected on 45.8 percent of his passes and finished two games with at least 120 passing yards. He averaged 114 passing yards per game and fired three scoring passes in a win against Ridgway.

Sean Sleigh, Senior QB, DuBois Area - The top returning offensive weapon to a Beavers’ offense that averaged 324 yards and 20.5 points per game last season, Sleigh completed 101-of-205 yards for 1,517 yards and 11 touchdowns against 13 interceptions and ran for 264 yards and six additional touchdowns on 109 carries. Sleigh finished with a completion percentage of 49.3 and averaged 2.4 yards per carry. He threw for 100+ yards in six of the Beavers’ 10 games.

Spencer Smeal, Junior C/DE, Curwensville - Smeal helped to pave the way for a Curwensville offense that averaged 277.5 rushing yards and 39.8 points per game and was a 1st-team selection to the Pennsylvania Football News All-state football team. Defensively, Smeal was a force along the line, amassing 22 tackles (16 solo), a half a sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Steve Kennedy, Senior QB/DB, Brookville - A dual-threat quarterback operating the reins of the Raiders’ run-oriented offense, Kennedy finished his junior season with 1,846 yards of total offense (1,045 passing, 801 rushing) and had a hand in 16 Brookville touchdowns (10 rushing, 6 passing). Kennedy completed 71-of-137 passes, throwing for 100+ yards three times, and averaged more than 7.4 yards per carry on 108 attempts, surpassing 100 yards rushing in a game twice. He helped lead the Raiders to a 9-3 overall record and a berth in the District 9 AA championship game opposite Brockway.

Tanner Hannold, Senior WR/DB, Keystone - A veteran presence in the Panthers’ defensive backfield, Hannold racked up 62 tackles (all solo) and intercepted a pass. He averaged 6.2 tackles per game, including a season-high 12 stops against Union-Rimersburg. Hannold also hauled in 11 passes for 144 yards, averaging 13.1 yards per catch. He returned one punt for 18 yards and four kickoffs for 45 yards.

Taylor Smith, Senior ATH, Union-Rimersburg - Smith had an all-around solid junior season for the Golden Knights, amassing 1,441 all-purpose yards (90 passing, 459 rushing, 269 receiving, 623 kickoff/punt returns) and had a hand in 13 total touchdowns (2 passing, 7 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 misc.). He posted three 100-yard rushing performances and one game with 100+ receiving yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry on 82 rushes and 17.9 yards per reception on 15 catches. Smith also averaged 30.8 yards per punt return and 21.9 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Smith chalked up 77 tackles (57 solo), one sack, an interception, four deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, posting a pair of 11-tackle games against Keystone and Clarion-Limestone.

Tim McCusker, Senior QB/DB, Coudersport - In limited offensive action last season, McCusker totaled 349 yards of offense (269 passing, 80 rushing) and had a hand in four total touchdowns (two rushing and two passing). He threw for 100+ yards once and posted a season-best 45 rushing yards in a game against Elk County Catholic. Defensively, McCusker registered 19 tackles and deflected a pass.

T.J. Armstrong, Junior DE, Clarion Area – Armstrong missed the vast majority of Clarion’s 2010 season with an injury, but in very limited action did total 15 tackles and one sack for the Bobcats. As a freshman, the now-6’3, 204-pound defensive end posted more than 14 sacks and earned D9sports.com’s Rookie of the Year honors. He is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at linebacker, having received interest from programs like Pitt, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Purdue, Syracuse and Toledo, among others.

Todd Munchak, Senior OL, Curwensville - A 1st-team Associated Press All-state selection on the Class A team’s offensive line, Munchak helped pave the way for the Golden Tide’s potent power-I offense that averaged 367.5 yards and 39.8 points per game, finishing 11-2 overall. Munchak helped block and open holes for 2,600-yard rusher Alex Holland and a pair of 450-yard passing quarterbacks. Curwensville finished 11-2 on the season.

Tyce Miller, Junior HB/CB, Port Allegany - Primarily used as a receiver in the Gators’ aerial assult, Miller totaled 31 touches between rushing attempts, receptions and punt and kickoff returns, totaling 519 all-purpose yards and scoring three total touchdowns. Miller’s 24 receptions and 392 yards were good enough for second on the team in each category. He also averaged 25 yards per punt return and 21.7 yards per kickoff return.

Tyler Smead, Senior OL/DL, Smethport - A key two-way player up front for the Hubbers, Smead helped pave the way for a Smethport offensive unit that averaged 283 yards and more than 28 points per game last season. He was also a force along the defensive line, racking up 29 tackles (26 solo), a team-leading five sacks and a fumble recovery.

Zach Cumby, Senior OL/DL, Coudersport - A force along the Falcons’ defensive line, Cumby posted 54 tackles, a trio of sacks and recovered a fumble in his junior season. He averaged six tackles per game and posted a season-best 13 tackles in Coudersport’s final game of the season – a loss to Port Allegany.

Zack Austin, Senior QB/DB, Cameron County - The field general in Cameron County’s Wing-T attack that averaged more than 240 rushing yards per game, Austin registered 1,142 yards of total offense (661 passing, 481 rushing) and had a hand in 11 total touchdowns (5 passing, 6 rushing). He completed 48-of-121 passes and averaged more than 5.5 yards per carry on 87 attempts. Austin twice threw for 100+ yards in a game and also ran for 100+ yards twice as well. Defensively, Austin added 39 tackles and a trio of interceptions.

Zack Brinkley, Senior T/LB, Brockway - Through the Rovers’ first nine games, Brinkley was having himself quite a junior season. He racked up 89 tackles and two sacks, averaging 9.9 tackles per game, including a season-best 21 tackles in a victory over District 9 Class A champion Curwensville. Brinkley also had a pair of 11-tackle games against Elk County Catholic and Kane.

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Jon Turner, Senior OL/LB, Freeport - Another key presence returning at linebacker for the Yellowjackets in addition to Brian Welsh, Turner tallied 73 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.3 tackles per game, finishing a pair of games with 11+ tackles. Turner’s best game came against Burrell – he finished with 12 tackles and three sacks in a 24-6 Yellowjacket victory.

 

Jordan Brown, Junior QB, Seneca Valley - Brown had a respectable sophomore season for the Raiders, leading the reins of an SV offensive unit which averaged 24.6 points per game. Brown connected on 93-of-156 passes (59.6 percent) for 1,253 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 139.2 passing yards per game.

Jordan Farrow, Senior OL, Central Valley - One of four returning starters from Central Valley’s offensive line a season ago, Farrow helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 305.4 yards (213.9 rush, 91.5 pass) and 26 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 335 to 870 yards and two quarterbacks with between 500 to 760 passing yards. Central Valley scored 44 total offensive touchdowns last season (29 rushing, 15 passing), winning the WPIAL AAA championship in its inaugural season of football.

Jordan Maloney, Senior WR/DB, Bishop Canevin - An experienced presence returning to Bishop Canevin’s defensive backfield, Maloney finished his junior season by chalking up 60 tackles (all solo), one sack and two interceptions (returned for a total of 95 yards). He averaged 5.5 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 10 stops against Northgate. Maloney returned an interception against Leechburg 46 yards for a touchdown.

Jordan McClung, Senior QB, West Mifflin - The man at the reins of a West Mifflin offensive attack which averaged 256.6 yards and 19.9 points per game, McClung totaled 1,137 yards of offense (892 passing, 245 rushing) and had a hand in nine Titan touchdowns (eight passing, one rushing). He connected on 52-of-126 passes (41.2 percent) and averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 72 rushes. McClung threw for 100+ yards five times and finished two games with multiple touchdown passes.

Josh Beverly, Senior RB, Sto-Rox - The featured running back for Sto-Rox last season, Beverly has run for more than 1,500 yards in the last two years, including more than 900 yards as a sophomore. He was the Vikings’ leading scorer during the regular season in 2010, posting 14 total touchdowns and four successful two-point conversions.

Josh Falatovich, Senior QB, Greensburg-Salem - Falatovich helped lead the Golden Lions to a 7-3 overall record and the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Knoch by connecting on 78-of-135 passes (57.8 percent) for 1,120 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 112 passing yards per game. G-S is 15-5 overall since 2009.

Josh Zelonka, Senior QB, Apollo-Ridge - A 6’5 athlete at the helm of the Vikings’ spread offensive attack, Zelonka finished his junior season with 1,117 yards of offense (891 passing, 226 rushing) and had a hand in 13 total Apollo-Ridge touchdowns (nine passing, four rushing). He connected on 76-of-169 passes (45 percent) and averaged 2.5 yards per carry on 92 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards in four of A-R’s nine games, throwing four touchdown passes in a Week 2 loss to Washington and three touchdown passes in a Week 9 victory over West Shamokin.

Julian Durden, Senior RB, Montour - The move from Class A Pittsburgh North Catholic to the WPIAL’s Parkway Conference and AAA classification proved good for Durden, who exploded for 2,033 rushing yards on 263 carries and added 15 receptions for 216 yards, scoring 27 total touchdown (25 rushing). Durden ran for 100+ yards in 11 of Montour’s 13 games, including 163 yards in the WPIAL AAA title game against Central Valley. In the last two seasons, Durden has run for more than 2,900 yards and 40 touchdowns. As a sophomore at North Catholic, Durden ran for 954 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has racked up interest or offers from a total of nine FBS and FCS programs.

Justice Rawlins, Sophomore LB, Monessen - Selected to the Maxpreps’ U.S. Air Force 2010 Freshman All-American team’s 1st-string defensive unit, Rawlins tallied 99 tackles and five interceptions for a Greyhound defensive unit which allowed an little more than 10 points per game last season. Rawlins was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Tri-County South Conference team as a linebacker. Monessen finished 9-2 overall, reaching the WPIAL A quarterfinals.

Justin Fleo, Senior RB/LB, New Castle - One of the Red Hurricanes’ key returning offensive catalysts, Fleo will unfortunately miss his senior season of football due to a knee injury sustained during summer camps. Fleo gets an honorary nod on the top returning players list, as, through New Castle’s first five games of the 2010 season, he had already run for 410 yards on 71 carries and hauled in another 13 passes for 184 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 14.2 yards per reception, scoring six total touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving). He ran for 100+ yards in NC’s first two games of the year. Two seasons ago, Fleo hauled in more than 30 passes as one of the team’s featured receivers and also ran for more than 500 yards in that same season.

Justin Gentile, Senior WR/DB, South Side Beaver - The featured receiver in the Rams’ aerial assault last season, Gentile hauled in a team-best 48 passes for 765 yards, averaging 15.9 yards per reception. In the WPIAL’s nine-game regular season, Gentile’s 48 receptions were fourth-best among the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s football statistical leaders.

Justin Kempka, Senior WR, Greensburg Central Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at wide receiver, Kempka has received interest from programs like Boston College, Buffalo, North Carolina State, Penn State and Pitt. Kempka caught 17 passes for 419 yards and added 91 rushing yards on 10 carries, scoring 11 total touchdowns (seven receiving, four rushing), averaging 24.7 yards per reception and 9.1 yards per carry. He also recorded two interceptions and a fumble recovery on defense.

Justin Williams, Senior OL, Penn-Trafford - One of four Penn-Trafford offensive linemen selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Foothills Conference team, Crossey helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 320 yards (202.8 rush, 117.2 pass) and 27.6 points per game, reaching the opening round of the WPIAL AAAA playoffs. Penn-Trafford’s offensive arsenal produced two backs with at least 340 rushing yards and an 1,100-yard passer, scoring 35 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, 13 passing).

Juwan Haynes, Senior WR, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - One of the favorite targets of Maryland-bound quarterback Perry Hills in 2010, Haynes hauled in 39 passes for 405 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 10.4 yards per reception.

Juwan Mull, Senior OL/DL, Monessen - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection on the defensive line, Mull was part of a Monessen defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 10.7 points per game, holding eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Monessen reached the WPIAL A quarterfinals opposite Springdale. Also, Mull helped to pave the way for a Monessen offensive unit which averaged 31.9 points per game.

J’Waymon Stone, Senior OL, Aliquippa - A returning starter on the Quips’ offensive line, Stone helped to pave the way for an Aliquippa offensive unit which averaged 31.7 points per game, producing three backs with season rushing totals between 520 and 820 yards and a 1,500-yard passer, reaching the WPIAL AA championship game opposite South Fayette.

Khalil Seaburn, Junior DL, Aliquippa - A returning presence along the defensive line for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Seaburn was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals. Seaburn was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Midwestern Athletic Conference team.

Karvonn “Mud Puppy” Coles, Junior RB/DB, Clairton - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class, Coles will unfortunately miss his junior season of football after tearing his ACL over the summer months. Coles was a key part of the Bears’ rushing attack last season, running for 589 yards and seven touchdowns on 63 carries through Clairton’s first 13 games, averaging 9.34 yards per carry in that span.

*Keion Lambert, Senior DB, Rochester - A key returning presence in the Rochester defensive backfield, Lambert was a part of a dominant Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.4 points per game, holding 11 of 13 opponents to 13 points or less, with six shutouts.

Kevin Hitlan, Senior OL, South Fayette - A returning starter on the offensive line for the defending WPIAL AA champion and PIAA AA finalist Lions, Hitlan helped to pave the way for a South Fayette offensive unit which averaged 379.7 yards (225.9 pass, 153.8 rush) and 40.3 points per game, producing a 1,570-yard rusher and a 3,700+-yard passer, scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (52 passing, 35 rushing).

Kevin Hart, Senior RB/DEF, Seton-LaSalle - The feature tailback in Seton-LaSalle’s potent offense, Hart finished the Rebels’ nine-game regular season by running for 1,335 yards and 21 touchdowns on 198 rushes, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. He helped the green and gold reach the WPIAL AA quarterfinals. Hart was part of a Rebel offense that averaged more than 35 points per game. Including the WPIAL playoffs, Hart ran for 1,588 yards and scored 30 total rushing and receiving touchdowns for the Rebels. Hart has run for nearly 2,100 yards the last two years and has scored 41 total touchdowns in his career.

Killan Mulkern, Senior K, Upper St. Clair - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Great Southern Conference selection at kicker, Mulkern converted 30 extra points and five field goals, scoring 45 of the Panthers’ 264 total points on the season, or 17 percent of the team’s scoring output. Mulkern was the second-leading scorer for USC last season, trailing only Dakota Conwell, who scored 96 points.

Kolten Kobrys, Sophomore WR/DB, Avella - Avella didn’t have a lot to write home about during the 2010 season, but Kobrys was one of the highlights, finishing third in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s statistical leaders with 52 receptions. He turned those 52 catches into 457 yards, averaging 8.8 yards per reception. Kobrys was one of two Avella receivers with 40+ receptions last season – the other was now-graduated senior Damon Cupp.

Kory Wood, Senior K. Knoch - Wood had a solid junior season for the Knights, helping the team reach the WPIAL AAA quarterfinalists, converting 43 extra points and four field goals, accounting for 55 of Knoch’s 371 points scored on the season, or 14.8 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Kris Stern, Senior RB/DB, Hollidaysburg Area - The third-leading rusher in Hollidaysburg’s rushing attack which averaged 189 yards per game, Stern ran for 524 yards and three touchdowns on 88 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He finished two games with 130+ rushing yards. He also recorded four tackles and returned two kickoffs for 29 yards, averaging 14.5 yards per kick return.

Kyle Crawford, Senior ATH, Ellwood City - Ellwood City became one of the state’s success stories in the 2010 season, reaching the WPIAL playoffs after many years of less-than-stellar finishes in the Midwestern Athletic Conference. Crawford helped key the Wolverines’ effort – finishing with a combined 1,161 yards rushing and receiving and scored 10 total touchdowns. Ellwood City finished fourth in the MAC and bowed to South Fayette in the opening round of the WPIAL AA playoffs. He was one of the players selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s West regional Fabulous-22 team. Most impressively, Crawford was the only WPIAL athlete selected to three different positions on his all-conference team – he was named as a wide receiver, defensive back and punter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Midwestern Athletic Conference team.

Kyle Colborn, Junior ATH, Bethlehem-Center - Another key multi-purpose athlete returning for Beth-Center in 2011, Colborn finished his sophomore season with 67 tackles (41 solo), a sack, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 6.1 tackles per game and finishing with a season-high 13 stops in a narrow 28-20 loss to Avonworth. Colborn didn’t stop there – he caught 12 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns – averaging 13.9 yards per reception and also converted 30 extra points and one field goal, scoring 45 of Beth-Center’s 407 total points on the season, or 11.1 percent of the team’s output.

Kyle Gray, Senior FB/LB, Waynesburg Central - The second-leading rusher in the Raiders’ ground attack behind only Nick Zupper, Gray ran for 321 yards and two touchdowns on 58 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, running for a season-best 113 yards against Brownsville. Defensively, Gray chipped in with 48 tackles and a blocked field goal, averaging six tackles per game.

Kyler Kenyon, Senior QB, Knoch - The man at the controls of Knoch’s offensive arsenal, Kenyon helped lead an explosive Knight offense which averaged 357.4 yards and 33.7 points per game. When it was all said and done, Kenyon had registered 1,589 all-purpose yards of offense (905 passing, 606 rushing, 83 receiving) and had a hand in 18 total Knight touchdowns (12 passing, four rushing, two receiving). Kenyon connected on 49-of-106 passes (46.2 percent) and averaged 5.6 yards per carry on 106 rushes and 20.8 yards per reception on four catches. He threw for 100+ yards four times and ran for 100+ yards twice, finishing as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection at quarterback.

Latrell McKnight, Senior OL/DL, New Castle - A key returning presence in the trenches for New Castle last season, McKnight helped to pave the way for a Red Hurricane offensive arsenal which averaged 392.2 yards (199.5 rush, 192.7 pass) and 23.3 points per game through its first five games, producing a pair of 400+ yard rushers and an 1,100-yard passer in that span. Through its first five games, NC scored 22 total offensive touchdowns (17 rushing, five passing).

LeJay Buckenheimer, Senior DL, Rochester - A key returning presence on the Rochester defensive line, Buckenheimer was a part of a dominant Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.4 points per game, holding 11 of 13 opponents to 13 points or less, with six shutouts.

Lenny Williams, Sophomore QB, Sto-Rox - Williams helped lead Sto-Rox to a 7-3 overall record and a berth in the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Pittsburgh North Catholic by throwing for 1,370 yards and 10 touchdowns in his freshman season. His 1,370 passing yards are believed to be the fifth-most in a season for a freshman quarterback in state history and are believed to be the highest season total for a freshman field general in WPIAL history. Williams is on pace to throw for 5,480 yards and 40 touchdowns in his career.

Logan Deitz, Senior OL, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - Dietz is a returning starter from a Viking offensive line which paved the way for a unit which averaged 30.1 points per game and produced a pair of backs with 770+ rushing yards and a 1,550+-yard passer. Dietz is a potential Division-1 prospect and currently holds five offers from Division-1 FBS and FCS programs. He was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference selection on the offensive line.

Louis Bettwy, Senior QB, Altoona Area - Bettwy finished the 2010 season as the Mountain Lions’ leading passer, connecting on 44-of-105 passes (41.9 percent) for 542 yards. He threw for 100+ yards in Altoona’s final three games of the season. He also added two rushing touchdowns on 17 keepers, averaging 1.7 yards per carry.

Louis Taglianetti, Senior LB, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference selection at linebacker last season, Taglianetti was part of a Central Catholic defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.3 points per game, holding 10 of 12 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts.

Luigi Lista-Brinza, Sophomore RB. Pittsburgh Central Catholic - An athlete who burst onto the scene midway through Central Catholic’s season when feature back Damion Jones-Moore sustained a groin injury, Lista-Brinza ran for 779 yards and eight touchdowns on 110 carries, averaging 7.1 yards per carry. In a three-week span, Lista-Brinza posted a pair of 150+-yard rushing performances, cementing himself as a reliable #2 option in the Vikings’ punishing ground attack. He’s on pace to run for more than 3,000 yards in his career.

Luke Brumbaugh, Junior QB, Seton-LaSalle - A transfer from South Fayette, Brumbaugh will likely inherit the reins of Seton-LaSalle’s high-octane offense from one-year senior starter Dave O’Brien, who threw for more than 1,800 yards in 2010. Seton-LaSalle finished its 2010 season with an overall record of 9-2 and reached the WPIAL AA quarterfinals. Brumbaugh is the younger brother of graduated South Fayette quarterback Christian Brumbaugh. He threw for 96 yards and two touchdown passes in the Rebels’ WPIAL AA quarterfinals loss to Ford City.

Luke DeHart, Senior FB/LB, Erie McDowell - DeHart played in nine of the Trojans’ 10 games last season, and he wound up finishing with 57 tackles (43 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.3 tackles per game. He also ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

Luke Hagy, Senior RB, Mt. Lebanon - One of the WPIAL’s top returning rushers, Hagy was one of the representatives on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Great Southern Conference team at running back. He finished his junior season with 1,981 yards and 29 touchdowns on 282 carries, averaging seven yards per carry and more than 180 rushing yards per game. In the last two years, the Blue Devils’ featured back has run for 2,888 yards and 45 touchdowns. Hagy helped Mt. Lebanon win the Great Southern Conference championship and reach the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals opposite Woodland Hills.

Luke Tappe, Senior LB, Neshannock - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Seven Conference selection at linebacker, Tappe was part of a Lancer defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 16.8 points per game, holding six of nine opponents to 14 points or less, with zero shutouts. Neshannock finished 4-5 on the season following a 2-0 start.

Mack Megahan, Senior LB, Knoch - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection at linebacker, Megahan is one of the top returning defensive players from a 2010 Knoch unit which allowed an average of 11.7 points per game and held eight of 11 opponents to 16 points or less, with two shutouts.

Manny Simpson, Senior RB/LB, Penn-Trafford - One of the top rushers returning to the Foothills Conference in 2011, Simpson is a potential Division-1 prospect at running back in the 2012 class with interest from programs like Pitt, Penn State, Michigan State, Missouri, Akron and Temple, among others. Simpson finished his junior season by running for 1,235 yards on 208 carries and caught another nine passes for 111 yards, scoring 17 total touchdowns (13 rushing, three receiving, one kickoff return). He averaged 5.9 yards per carry and 12.3 yards per reception, posting seven games with 100+ rushing yards. He’s run for more than 1,500 yards in the last two years combined.

Marcell Ittner, Senior RB/DB, Freeport - The second-leading rusher in Freeport’s Wing-T offensive attack which averaged 153.8 yards per game on the ground last season, Ittner ran for 337 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries, averaging 9.9 yards per carry. Ittner ran for a season-best 174 yards and three touchdowns against Quaker Valley and also ran for 73 yards against Burrell. Defensively, Ittner added 18 tackles (nine solo).

Marcus Carter, Senior WR/CB, New Castle – The featured target in New Castle’s aerial assault which averaged more than 183 yards per game a season ago, Carter snagged a team-leading 31 passes for 570 yards, averaging 18.4 yards per reception. He is receiving some Division-1 interest from FBS programs.

Mark Bleggi, Senior K/P, Neshannock - Bleggi made the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Big Seven Conference team as both a kicker and a punter and was one of three athletes selected to the all-conference team at multiple positions – the other two were Jasson Adamson (Rochester) and Marzett Geter (Sto-Rox).

Mark Nicholas, Senior WR/S, Franklin Regional - The featured receiver in the Panthers’ aerial assault which averaged 116 yards per game, Nicholas hauled in 15 passes for 451 yards and six touchdowns, averaging a whopping 30.1 yards per reception. He did not have any 100-yard receiving performances last year, but did post four games with between 65 to 99 receiving yards. Defensively, Nicholas was active in the FR defensive backfield, totaling 48 tackles (34 solo), an interception (returned 47 yards for a touchdown), five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, posting a pair of 11-tackle games against Ringgold and Greensburg-Salem. He also ran for 91 yards on 10 carries and returned a combined nine kickoffs and punts for 176 yards, averaging 13 yards per punt return and 22.8 yards per kickoff return.

Marzett Geter, Senior WR/DB, Sto-Rox - A Pitt recruit, Geter was a force on both sides of the ball for Sto-Rox, earning nods to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Big Seven Conference team as both a wide receiver and a defensive back. Geter hauled in a team-leading 23 passes for 523 yards, averaging 22.7 yards per reception, and also picked off four passes on defense. He was also a threat on special teams for Sto-Rox. In his career at Sto-Rox, Geter has caught 43 passes for 905 yards.

Matt Barone, Junior OL, Montour - A driving force on the offensive line for the Spartans, Barone helped pave the way for a unit that produced a 2,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer and averaged 372.1 yards (201.3 rush, 170.8 pass) and 32.1 points per game, scoring 57 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 24 passing). The Montour ground game averaged 6.76 yards per carry as a teams. Defensively, he posted a tackle and recovered a fumble. He is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class, having received interest from programs like Boise State, Cincinnati, Oregon and UCLA.

Matt Bradford, Senior QB, Central Valley - The Warriors’ primary field general utilized through their electrifying playoff run and WPIAL AAA championship, Bradford put the finishing touches on a respectable junior year stat line which saw him go 43-of-89 passing (48.3 percent) for 757 yards and 11 touchdowns against five interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards twice and had a four-touchdown pass performance against Ambridge and a three-touchdown pass game in the WPIAL AAA playoffs against Thomas Jefferson. Not quite the rushing threat that quarterback Curtis Lewis was, Bradford still averaged 3.8 yards per carry on 29 rushes and scored one touchdown.

Matt Buckley, Senior QB, Keystone Oaks - One of two quarterbacks used by the Eagles last season en route to a 7-4 season and berth in the WPIAL AA quarterfinals opposite Beaver Falls, Buckley connected on 38-of-86 passes (44.2 percent) for 534 yards and five touchdowns against 13 interceptions. He threw for a season-best 114 yards in a 32-22 loss to Seton-LaSalle. In the last two seasons, Buckley has thrown for more than 1,250 yards.

Matt Christiansen, Senior OL, Montour - A driving force on the offensive line for the Spartans, Christiansen helped pave the way for a unit that produced a 2,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer and averaged 372.1 yards (201.3 rush, 170.8 pass) and 32.1 points per game, scoring 57 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 24 passing). The Montour ground game averaged 6.76 yards per carry as a team.

Matt Paxton, Senior WR/CB, Upper St. Clair - The fourth-leading rusher in Upper St. Clair’s ground attack which averaged more than 215 yards per game last season, Paxton ran for 232 yards on 56 carries and caught another three passes for 26 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per reception. Defensively, Paxton left his mark on the Panthers’ defensive backfield, recording 19 tackles (12 solo), an interception and 10 deflected passes, averaging 1.7 tackles per game. He also returned three kickoffs for 47 yards, averaging 15.7 yards per return.

Matt Spegal, Senior P, Bethel Park - Spegal was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Great Southern Conference team as a punter last season.

Matt Weber, Senior K, Springdale - Weber was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at kicker last season for the Dynamos.

Michael Kizzie, Senior RB, Greensburg-Salem - The feature tailback in the Lions’ offensive arsenal, Kizzie burst onto the scene in the Keystone Conference in 2010. He finished the season by running for 1,607 yards and scoring 20 touchdowns for Greensburg-Salem, which has made consecutive WPIAL AAA playoff appearances. Kizzie is one of the Keystone Conference’s top returning running backs and is the #3 rusher in the WPIAL among running backs returning to the AAA classification, trailing only Rushel Shell (2,510 yards) and Julian Durden (2,033 yards).

Michael Nowicki, Senior DB, Greensburg-Salem - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Keystone Conference selection at defensive back, Nowicki was part of a Golden Lion defensive unit which allowed an average of 21.8 points per game, holding four of 10 opponents to 13 points or less, with one shutout. G-S finished 7-3 last year and reached the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Knoch.

Mikal Hall, Senior QB, Aliquippa - In the last two seasons, Hall has led Aliquippa to consecutive WPIAL championship games and posted an overall record of 23-3. Those numbers are not too shabby. Neither are his season numbers in 2010 – 1,537 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, while connecting on 84-of-133 passes (63.2 percent). Hall has thrown for 2,588 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career leading the Quips’ offense. In the 2010 WPIAL AA title game against South Fayette, Hall threw for 133 yards. In its storied football history, Aliquippa has never had a career 4,000-yard passer, but has produced a pair of 4,000-yard rushers. Hall was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Midwestern Athletic Conference team at quarterback.

Mike Beveridge, Senior TE/DL, Ringgold - Beveridge was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Keystone Conference team as a defensive lineman, and he was a driving force in the Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 11.8 points per game, holding seven of 10 opponents to 13 points or less, with zero shutouts. Beveridge tallied 20 tackles (14 solo) and one sack in five games, posting a season-best 11 tackles against Uniontown.

Mike Caprara, Senior LB, Woodland Hills - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at linebacker, Caprara had a solid junior season for Woodland Hills, tallying a team-leading 120 tackles to go along with eight sacks, averaging 9.2 tackles per game. Caprara was part of a Wolverine defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 11.9 points per game, holding nine of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with three shutouts. Caprara has received interest from Michigan State, Pitt, Penn State, South Carolina and Syracuse, among others.

Mike Dunn, Junior TE/LB, Bishop Canevin – The leading tackler on Bishop Canevin’s defensive unit last season, Dunn finished with 87 tackles (all solo), one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.9 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 19 tackles in the Crusaders’ WPIAL A quarterfinal loss to Clairton and also posted 13 tackles against Leechburg.

Mike Fetchet, Junior DB, South Fayette - A key returning presence to the South Fayette defensive backfield, Fetchet was part of a Lion defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 17.9 points per game last season, holding eight of 16 opponents to 14 points or less, with one shutout.

Mike King, Senior OL, Central Valley - One of four returning starters from Central Valley’s offensive line a season ago, King helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 305.4 yards (213.9 rush, 91.5 pass) and 26 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 335 to 870 yards and two quarterbacks with between 500 to 760 passing yards. Central Valley scored 44 total offensive touchdowns last season (29 rushing, 15 passing), winning the WPIAL AAA championship in its inaugural season of football.

Mike Shansky, Senior RB/LB, Blackhawk - The Cougars’ featured tailback and leading scorer last year, Shansky ran for 461 yards and a team-best 12 touchdowns on 99 carries and caught another nine passes for 78 yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per reception. Shansky did not post a single 100-yard rushing performance but had four games with at least two touchdowns scored. Defensively, Shansky added 65 tackles (38 solo), two sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.2 tackles per game.

Mike Steals, Senior OL, Woodland Hills - A returning starter on the Woodland Hills’ offensive line, Steals helped to pave the way a season ago for a Wolverine offensive unit which averaged 26.2 points per game and reached the WPIAL AAAA championship game. Woodland Hills boasted an 1,800-yard rusher and two quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in 2010. Steals was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference selection on the offensive line.

Mike Wilcox, Senior WR, Upper St. Clair - The second-leading receiver in Upper St. Clair’s aerial assault which averaged 83.3 yards per game last season, Wilcox snagged 12 passes for 231 yards and one touchdown, averaging 19.3 yards per reception. He was one of only two USC receivers with more than 10 catches in 2010 – the other was the now-graduated Mitchell Fawcett (23 catches). Defensively, Wilcox added 18 tackles (11 solo), an interception and four deflected passes, averaging 1.8 tackles per game. He also returned 12 punts for 96 yards.

Mykel Dorsey, Senior RB, Chartiers-Houston - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection at running back, Dorsey was part of a Buccaneer offensive unit which averaged 23.3 points per game and reached the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Monessen.

Nate Grandelis, Senior DL, Chartiers-Houston - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection on the defensive line, Grandelis was part of a Buccaneer defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 21.7 points per game, holding six of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with zero shutouts.

Nate Nachazel, Senior DE, North Allegheny - A key returning defensive weapon for the Tigers, it was Nachazel, not Purdue-bound Rob Kugler or Ohio-bound Justin Haser who led North Allegheny in quarterback sacks last season. Nachazel tallied 35 tackles (25 solo), a team-best 10 sacks, three deflected passes, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 2.5 tackles per game, posting a pair of three-sack games against Butler and Pine-Richland and a two-sack game against Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Nachazel’s 10 sacks accounted for 19.6 percent of the Tigers’ season team sack total of 51.

*Nathan Zimmerman, Senior OL/LB, Southmoreland - Zimmerman had a respectable junior season for the Scotties, posting 56 tackles, a sack, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries, averaging 6.2 tackles per game. He posted a season-high 12 tackles against East Allegheny and 10 tackles against Waynesburg Central.

Nick Guyan, Senior OL, South Fayette - A returning starter on the offensive line for the defending WPIAL AA champion and PIAA AA finalist Lions, Guyan helped to pave the way for a South Fayette offensive unit which averaged 379.7 yards (225.9 pass, 153.8 rush) and 40.3 points per game, producing a 1,570-yard rusher and a 3,700+-yard passer, scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (52 passing, 35 rushing).

Nick Lodovico, Junior QB/S, Franklin Regional – In limited action behind senior field general Chris Little (who amassed 986 yards of offense and accounted for 15 total touchdowns), Lodovico connected on 12-of-23 passes (52.2 percent) for 416 yards and ran for another 54 yards on 11 carries, accounting for six total Franklin Regional touchdowns (four passing, two rushing). He threw for a season-best 173 yards and two touchdowns against Uniontown and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. In limited defensive action, Lodovico recorded five tackles, two deflected passes and a forced fumble.

Nick Korzon, Senior OL/DL, Springdale - A key contributor on the offensive line for the Dynamos, Korzon helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 33.8 points per game and reached the WPIAL A semifinals opposite Clairton. Korzon helped to pave the way for a unit which produced a 1,000-yard rusher in Bill Arch and backs Chris Liberto, Sean Dugan and Joe Killian who teamed up to run for more than 3,000 yards last season.

Nick Passodelis, Senior FB, North Allegheny - One of the Tigers’ key blockers in the backfield at fullback, Passodelis totaled 196 all-purpose yards of offense (101 rushing, 95 receiving) and scored one receiving touchdown last season, averaging 4.6 yards per carry on 22 rushes and 11.9 yards per reception on eight catches. He mostly helped provide blocking for NA’s lethal feature back Alex Papson and a ground game which averaged close to 271 yards per game and scored 50 touchdowns.

Nick Raimondi, Senior WR/LB, Thomas Jefferson - One of three Thomas Jefferson receivers to finish the 2010 season with a double-digit number of receptions, Raimondi hauled in 14 passes for 415 yards and six touchdowns, averaging a whopping 29.6 yards per reception, finishing with a season-best 102 yards against Elizabeth Forward and posting two receiving touchdowns in games against Chartiers Valley and Central Valley. Raimondi also recorded two carries for 16 yards offensively. Defensively, he chalked up 35 tackles (27 solo), a sack and a forced fumble, averaging 3.2 tackles per game.

Nick Welsh, Senior OL/DL, Springdale - A key contributor on the offensive line for the Dynamos, Korzon helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 33.8 points per game and reached the WPIAL A semifinals opposite Clairton. Korzon helped to pave the way for a unit which produced a 1,000-yard rusher in Bill Arch and backs Chris Liberto, Sean Dugan and Joe Killian who teamed up to run for more than 3,000 yards last season.

Nick Zupper, Senior RB/DB, Waynesburg Central - The featured rusher in a Waynesburg rushing attack which averaged more than 170 yards per game on the ground, Zupper ran for 963 yards on 164 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game. He ran for 194 yards against Southmoreland and 240 yards against Yough. He also caught five passes for 56 yards, averaging 11.2 yards per reception.

Nico Mamula, Senior OL/DL, Chartiers Valley - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Eight Conference and Post-Gazette West regional Fabulous-22 selection along the offensive line, Mamula is a potential Division-1 prospect, having received interest from programs like Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pitt, Temple and West Virginia, among others. He finished the season as the Colts’ leading tackler on defense.

Nolan Harmatto, Senior QB, Hopewell - Harmotto assumed the reins of Hopewell’s power-I offense in 2010 and put up respectable numbers, completing 66-of-120 passes for 860 yards and running for 336 yards on 85 carries. Harmotto accounted for 10 total touchdowns for the Vikings (7 passing, 3 rushing). Despite the fact that Hopewell normally doesn’t pass the ball, Harmotto averaged nearly 13 pass attempts per game, throwing for 100+ yards three times and running for 100+ yards once.

Pat Hall, Junior C, Thomas Jefferson - A returning starter on the offensive line for the Jaguars, Reber helped to pave the way for a Thomas Jefferson offensive attack which averaged 306 yards (172.5 rush, 133.5 pass) and 33.1 points per game, producing three backs with season rushing totals between 300 to 865 yards and a pair of 840+-yard passers. TJ scored 52 total offensive touchdowns last season (32 rushing, 20 passing).

Pat Kugler, Junior OL, North Allegheny - One of the Tigers’ returning starters on the offensive line, Kugler helped to pave the way for a punishing North Allegheny offensive unit which averaged 345.1 yards (270.8 rush, 74.3 pass) and 31.6 points per game, winning the WPIAL and PIAA AAAA championships and posting an impressive 15-1 record. NA’s offensive arsenal included five backs with between 245 to 2,500 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer. The Tigers scored 63 total offensive touchdowns (50 rushing, 13 passing). He is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class on the offensive line. A rising junior who checks in at 6’5, 265 pounds, Kugler is a potential Division-1 prospect who already holds 13 verbal scholarship offers, and that total probably will climb.

Pat Menifee, Senior QB, Woodland Hills - One of two quarterbacks utilized by Woodland Hills last season, Menifee saw the reins of the Wolverines’ offense for much of the second half of the season. He finished by connecting on 43-of-75 passes (57.3 percent) for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns. He helped WH average 88.4 yards per game through the air last season and account for 15 total passing touchdowns.

Patrick Ferguson, Junior RB, Allderdice - One of the top returning rushers to the City League, Ferguson helped pace the Dragons by running for 1,009 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns. Allderdice advanced to the City League semifinals for the first time in four years thanks in part to Ferguson, who averaged more than 100 yards rushing per contest. Among the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s four regional Fab-22 teams, Ferguson was only one of two sophomores selected among the 88 players. The other was Franklin Regional RB Dane Brown.

Paul Caletri, Senior LB, Mt. Pleasant Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Interstate Conference selection at linebacker, Caletri was part of a Viking defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 15 points per game, holding five of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Mt. Pleasant reached the WPIAL AA playoffs opposite Seton-LaSalle.

Perry Hills, Senior QB, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - Hills assumed the starting quarterback role midway through his sophomore season, and he’s not looked back, leading Central Catholic to a 5-1 record as a sophomore and 11-1 record last season. Hills had an impressive junior season, throwing for 1,582 yards and 10 touchdowns, giving him more than 2,000 yards passing for his career. Hills chose Maryland as his destination to continue his football career, and also received interest from programs like Minnesota, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pitt and Rutgers. He owns an overall record of 16-2 as a varsity starting quarterback and has thrown for 2,092 yards in his career.

Pete Thistle, Senior OL, North Allegheny - One of the Tigers’ returning starters on the offensive line, Thistle helped to pave the way for a punishing North Allegheny offensive unit which averaged 345.1 yards (270.8 rush, 74.3 pass) and 31.6 points per game, winning the WPIAL and PIAA AAAA championships and posting an impressive 15-1 record. NA’s offensive arsenal included five backs with between 245 to 2,500 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer. The Tigers scored 63 total offensive touchdowns (50 rushing, 13 passing).

Quad Law, Senior QB/WR/DB, Ringgold - A dual-threat field general for the Rams, Law helped to lead the Rams to a 9-1 overall record and a berth in the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Central Valley. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Keystone Conference selection at running back, Law amassed 796 total yards of offense (599 rushing, 197 passing) and accounted for nine total Ringgold touchdowns (six rushing, three passing). He averaged 7.4 yards per carry on 81 rushes and connected on 12-of-24 passes (50 percent), rushing for 100+ yards twice and throwing a pair of touchdown passes against Laurel Highlands.

Quentin Goettman, Senior LB, Rochester - A key returning presence in the Rochester linebacking corps, Johnson was a part of a dominant Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.4 points per game, holding 11 of 13 opponents to 13 points or less, with six shutouts.

Reggie Mitchell, Senior QB/DB, Shady Side Academy - A Wisconsin recruit, Mitchell is an offensive catalyst returning from an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 18.4 points per game. Mitchell accounted for more than 1,000 total yards (500+ rushing, 500+ passing) and scored 12 total touchdowns. Just from the points accumulated from his total touchdowns scored, Mitchell accounted for 39.1 percent of Shady Side Academy’s season scoring output. The Indians, a representative of the WPIAL’s Allegheny Conference, finished 5-5 overall, posting a four-game winning streak following a disappointing 1-3 start to its season. SSA was eliminated in the opening round of the WPIAL AA playoffs by eventual runner-up Aliquippa, 41-0.

Ricky Lawniczak, Senior RB/DB, Avonworth - Lawniczak helped the Antelopes reach the WPIAL Class A semifinals in 2010. He finished his junior season by running for 901 yards and scored 12 touchdowns, and figures to be one of the keys to Avonworth’s success in 2011. The Anetlopes are 29-6 overall in the last three seasons.

Riley Shane, Senior OL, Highlands - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection on the offensive line, Shane helped to pave the way for a Golden Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 18.2 points per game and reached the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Thomas Jefferson.

Robert Foster, Junior ATH, Central Valley - A weapon as both a rusher and a receiver in Central Valley’s Wing-T/option offense, Foster burnt many an opponent with his blazing speed, but none moreso than Thomas Jefferson and Montour in consecutive weeks in the WPIAL AAA playoffs, where he scored six total touchdowns in two weeks (four receiving, one rushing, one punt return). In all, the potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at wide receiver ran 45 times for 406 yards and caught another 25 passes for 520 yards, scoring 12 total touchdowns (seven receiving, three rushing, two misc.). He averaged more than nine yards per carry and 20.8 yards per reception, posting four games with 55+ rushing yards and five games with 55+ receiving yards. Central Valley did not submit special teams stats to Maxpreps, but #4 also had an impact in that phase of the game, too. Ohio State, Pitt and Penn State are showing interest.

Rock Vargo, Senior QB, Frazier - The man at the helm of Frazier’s offensive arsenal returns for his senior season after connecting on 63-of-116 passes (54.3 percent) for 874 yards and three touchdowns, averaging just under 100 yards passing per game.

Royce Watson, Senior WR, Beaver Falls - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at wide receiver, Watson provides a 6’5 target at which to throw the football. He has received interest from Pitt. In Beaver Falls’ first eight games last season, Watson caught six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, averaging 18 yards per reception.

Rushel Shell, Senior RB/LB, Hopewell - Shell is dynamic, and rarely can a AAA team ride the back of one player like Hopewell can, but Shell single-handedly carried the Vikings to the WPIAL AAA quarterfinals opposite Thomas Jefferson. #1 wound up running for 2,510 yards and 27 touchdowns on 324 carries and caught another 12 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 7.7 yards per carry and 16.5 yards per reception. Shell ran for no fewer than 130 yards in any of Hopewell’s 11 games last season, surpassing the 200-yard six times and the 300-yard mark three times. He has run for 6,766 yards (second all-time in WPIAL history) and needs just 2,263 yards to tie former Steelton-Highspire back Jeremiah Young for the state career rushing yardage record. Scout.com ranks Shell as the #3 running back in the nation this 2012 class and as a five-star prospect, and he holds more than 30 scholarship offers from Division-1 football programs.

Ryan Babirad, Senior WR/CB, Fort Cherry - The second-leading receiver in the Rangers’ aerial assault which averaged more than 134 yards per game last season, Babirad hauled in 21 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 20 yards per reception. He posted a pair of 100-yard performances against Bentworth and Chartiers-Houston.

Ryan DuPain, Senior QB, Burgettstown - Stepping up to fill the team’s quarterback position after former field general Dylan Bongiorni transferred to West Allegheny, DuPain completed 77-of-162 passes (47.5 percent) for 833 yards and seven touchdowns.

Ryan Gralish, Senior K, Mars Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection at kicker, Gralish was definitely deserving of the honor, as he dominated on special teams for the Fighting Planets. He booted 23 touchbacks out of 67 total kickoffs (34.3 percent) and also converted 38 extra points and five field goals, scoring 53 of Mars’ 360 total points on the season, accounting for 14.7 percent of the Plants’ season scoring output.

Ryan Hickey, Senior OL, Franklin Regional - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Keystone Conference selection on the offensive line, Hickey helped to pave the way for a Franklin Regional offensive unit which averaged 314.8 yards (198.6 rush, 116.2 pass) and 34.7 points per game, reaching the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Hopewell. The Panthers’ offensive arsenal included a 1,300-yard rusher and two quarterbacks with at least 400 passing yards, scoring 45 total offensive touchdowns (31 rushing, 14 passing).

*Ryan Mincher, Senior QB, Shaler - Mincher posted a respectable passing stat line for the Titans in his junior season, connecting on 78-of-154 passes (50.6 percent) for 1,150 yards and 13 touchdowns. He averaged nearly 128 passing yards per game during the 2010 season.

Ryan Ruffing, Senior RB/DB, Thomas Jefferson - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Eight Conference selection at running back, Ruffing was the featured runner in Thomas Jefferson’s rushing attack which averaged 172.5 yards per game. Ruffing finished with 861 yards and 12 touchdowns on 138 carries and caught another two passes for 14 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and seven yards per reception. Ruffing finished with 100+ rushing yards in four Jaguar games last year. Defensively, #25 posted 45 tackles (36 solo), one sack, two interceptions and two deflected passes, averaging 3.8 tackles per game.

Sal Faieta, Senior QB/LB, Bethlehem-Center - A dual-threat athlete at the helm of a Bulldogs’ offensive unit which averaged 37.2 points per game, Faieta accounted for 1,175 yards of offense (809 passing, 366 rushing) and had a hand in 16 total Beth-Center touchdowns (eight rushing, eight passing). He connected on 57-of-120 passes (47.5 percent) and averaged 4.5 yards per carry on 82 rushes. Faieta threw for 100+ yards four times and ran for 100+ yards once. Defensively, Faieta was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Tri-County South Conference team at linebacker, totaling 73 tackles (50 solo), an interception, seven deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.6 tackles per game and posting a season-best 14 stops against Jefferson-Morgan.

Sal Oliverio, Senior RB/LB, Bishop Canevin - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Crusaders, Oliverio chalked up 65 tackles (all solo), two sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 5.9 tackles per game, posting a season-best 10 stops in a Week 1 victory over eventual WPIAL A semifinalist Avonworth.

Sam Scifo, Senior K, Woodland Hills - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at kicker, Scifo converted 42 extra points and six field goals, scoring 60 total points for a Woodland Hills team to finish as the Wolverines’ second leading scorer, trailing only senior running back Lafayette Pitts, who scored 168 points. Scifo has received interest from programs like Florida State, Miami (FL), LSU and North Carolina State, among others.

Sayvon Norman, Senior OL, Rochester - One of the returning contributors from the Rochester offensive line last season, Weischedel helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 34.4 points per game and produced three backs with between 670 to 930 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer.

Scott Betts, Senior OL, Chartiers-Houston - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection on the offensive line, Betts helped to pave the way for a Buccaneer offensive arsenal which averaged 23.3 points per game and reached the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Monessen.

Scott Haraczy, Senior OL, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - Haraczy is a returning starter from a Viking offensive line which paved the way for a unit which averaged 30.1 points per game and produced a pair of backs with 770+ rushing yards and a 1,550+-yard passer. He was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference selection on the offensive line.

Scott Orndoff, Junior WR, Seton-LaSalle - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class, Orndoff already holds a verbal scholarship offer from Wisconsin and has generated interest from other Big-10 programs as well. The Rebels’ rising junior will provide a large, 6’5, 240-pound frame as the likely feature target in the SLS aerial assault, which will be spearheaded by another rising junior – Luke Brumbaugh.

Sean Dugan, Junior RB/LB, Springdale - One of the top returning rushers from a Springdale ground attack which pounded out more than 3,000 yards last season, Dugan entered the WPIAL semifinals with 663 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns for the Dynamos. He also was a force defensively, amassing 83 tackles (60 solo), two sacks and an interception, averaging 6.9 tackles per game.

Sean Gavin, Senior WR/DB, Shaler - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Northern Seven Conference and Post-Gazette North regional Fabulous-22 selection last season, Gavin was one of the favorite targets of returning field general Ryan Mincher, hauling in 31 passes for 472 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 15.2 yards per reception.

Sean Gibbon, Senior DL, Indiana Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection on the defensive line, Gibbon was part of an Indiana Area defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 21.5 points per game, holding five of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with zero shutouts.

Sean Lacinski, Senior OL, South Fayette – A returning starter on the offensive line for the defending WPIAL AA champion and PIAA AA finalist Lions, Lacinski helped to pave the way for a South Fayette offensive unit which averaged 379.7 yards (225.9 pass, 153.8 rush) and 40.3 points per game, producing a 1,570-yard rusher and a 3,700+-yard passer, scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (52 passing, 35 rushing).

Sean Provenza, Senior FB/LB, Riverview - The leading returning tackler from Riverview’s defensive unit last season, Provenza was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at linebacker last season. He totaled 67 tackles (48 solo), four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.7 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 11 tackles and two sacks against Northgate. Offensively, Provenza ran for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries and caught another four passes for 29 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 7.3 yards per reception.

Shakeem Cox, Junior QB, Oliver - Cox had a respectable sophomore season for the Bears, leading the team to a 4-7 record and a berth in the PIAA AA playoffs opposite Brockway. Cox finished his sophomore season by connecting on 82-of-170 passes (48.2 percent) for 936 yards and 10 touchdowns against 10 interceptions and added 132 yards and four touchdowns on 61 carries on the ground. He threw for 100+ yards in a game five times and ran for a season-best 85 yards against Carrick.

Shakim Alonzo, Senior WR, Woodland Hills - The featured target in Woodland Hills’ aerial assault which averaged 88.4 yards per game in 2010, Alonzo hauled in a team-leading 23 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 22.3 yards per reception. Alonzo is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at wide receiver, holding verbal offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Pitt, Temple, Toledo and Wisconsin.

Shamar Green, Senior RB/LB, West Mifflin - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Eight Conference selection at running back, Green was easily the workhorse of the Titans’ entire offensive arsenal, helping lead a ground game which averaged 162.2 yards per game. Green registered 1,268 yards and 18 touchdowns on 236 carries and caught another five passes for 63 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 12.6 yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards in eight of West Mifflin’s 10 games, finishing five games with at least two rushing touchdowns. Green scored 57.2 percent of the Titans’ points on the season and accounted for 68.4 percent of WM’s team carries and 78.2 percent of the team’s rushing yards.

Shawn Owens, Senior QB, Cornell - The dual-threat field general for the Raiders who helped in orchestrating one of the best seasons in Cornell’s football history, Owens amassed 1,090 yards of offense (580 passing, 510 rushing) and accounted for 16 total Raider touchdowns (11 passing, five rushing). He connected on 43-of-94 passes (45.7 percent) and averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 109 carries. Owens threw for a season-best 175 yards and five touchdowns against Shenango and ran for a season-best 110 yards against Union (New Castle). Cornell finished 7-3, reaching the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Bethlehem-Center.

Sherrod Naylor, Senior DB, Montour - One of the forces in the Spartans’ defensive backfield, Naylor made quite an impact in the defensive backfield for the black and yellow. Naylor finshed the 2010 season with 57 tackles, 23 deflected passes, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Skyler Dickinson, Senior RB/LB, California - One of the Trojans’ top returning defensive leaders from a season ago, Dickinson finished with 49 tackles and a team-leading eight sacks, averaging nearly five tackles per game. His eight sacks accounted for a total of 55 yards lost by opponents. Offensively, Dickinson ran for 322 yards on 52 carries and caught another five passes for 31 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 6.2 yards per reception, scoring three rushing touchdowns.

*Stephen Leech, Senior FB/LB, Riverview - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Raiders, Leech chalked up 54 tackles (39 solo) and five sacks, averaging 5.4 tackles per game. Leech finished games against Our Lady of Sacred Heart and Serra Catholic with 10 tackles each. In the Serra game, Leech also posted a quartet of sacks.

Steve Gannon, Senior DB/P, Upper St. Clair - A weapon in the Panthers’ defensive backfield and also on special teams, Gannon recorded 54 tackles, a team-leading three interceptions, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.4 tackles per game, posting a season-best 10 stops in USC’s 16-14 WPIAL quarterfinal loss to North Hills. On special teams, he booted 19 punts for 697 yards, averaging an impressive 36.7 yards per boot with a long of 47 yards.

Steve Szelong, Senior DEF, Pine-Richland - Playing in only eight of the Rams’ 10 games in 2010, Szelong tallied 66 tackles (all solo) and two fumble recoveries, averaging 8.3 tackles per game. He finished games against Mars and Erie McDowell with 11+ tackles each.

Tanner Garry, Senior QB, Fort Cherry - A potential Division-1 prospect at quarterback in the 2012 recruiting class, Garry has generated interest from programs like Akron, Buffalo, Maryland, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Pitt, Temple and Youngstown State. He finished his junior season by connecting on 73-of-127 passes for 1,319 yards and 15 touchdowns against seven interceptions and added another 183 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, completing 57.5 percent of his passes and averaging 10.8 yards per carry. He threw for 100+ yards seven times and ran for 100+ yards once. Garry has thrown for more than 2,400 yards in the last two seasons. Defensively, he added 11 tackles (all solo) and three interceptions.

T.D. Conway, Senior QB, California - What a pair of initials for the Trojans’ returning field general – T.D. – he threw for 25 touchdowns last season and was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection at quarterback. He connected on 120-of-246 passes (48.8 percent) for 1,906 yards, throwing for no fewer than 121 yards in any of California’s 10 games last season, leading the Trojans to the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Rochester. Conway has thrown for 1,969 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career for Cal.

Thomas Woodson, Junior QB, Gateway - A rising dual-threat quarterback in the 2013 class, Woodson really caught fire late in his sophomore season for the Gators, helping lead the black and gold to the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals and a playoff victory against one of the WPIAL’s new member schools, Erie McDowell. Woodson finished his sophomore season with 1,831 yards of total offense (1,362 passing, 469 rushing) and accounted for 17 total Gateway touchdowns (12 passing, five rushing). Woodson connected on 93-of-202 passes (46 percent) and averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 118 rushes, throwing for 100+ yards seven times and running for 219 yards in the playoffs against Erie McDowell. Woodson is on pace to throw for 4,086 yards in his career.

Titus Howard, Junior WR/DB, Clairton - Howard is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class for the Bears, helping play a role as a part of a Clairton defense which held 15 of 16 opponents to eight points or less, with 10 shutouts. Clairton allowed an average of four points per game in 2010. Howard has received interest from Pitt.

T.J. Neal, Senior LB, McKeesport Area - Scout.com’s #15-ranked middle linebacker in the 2012 recruiting class and a three-star prospect, Neal holds scholarship offers from programs like Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Southern Cal and West Virginia. Neal was part of a McKeesport defense which limited opponents to an average of 8.7 points per game, holding eight of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with four consecutive shutouts. McKeesport reached the WPIAL AAAA playoffs opposite Bethel Park.

Todd Weischedel, Junior OL/LB, Rochester - One of the returning contributors from the Rochester offensive line last season, Weischedel helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 34.4 points per game and produced three backs with between 670 to 930 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Big Seven Conference team as an offensive lineman. Additionally, he was a key returning presence for the Rochester linebacking corps, Johnson was a part of a dominant Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.4 points per game, holding 11 of 13 opponents to 13 points or less, with six shutouts.

Tom Szatkowski, Senior WR/DB, Southmoreland - One of the featured receivers in Southmoreland’s aerial assault last season, Szatkowski played in only seven games, hauling in 20 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 12.6 yards per reception, finishing three games with four or more receptions. Defensively, he contributed 24 tackles (16 solo), two interceptions (one of which was returned for a touchdown against Yough), four deflected passes, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries, averaging 2.7 tackles per game.

Travis Andring, Junior TE/DE/P, Greensburg Central Catholic - Andring proved to be a valuable commodity on special teams for the three-time Interstate Conference champion Centurions, booting 33 punts for 1,273 yards, or an average of 38.6 yards per punt, with a long of 67 yards. Andring also caught four passes for 43 yards, averaging 10.8 yards per reception, and recorded three sacks on defense.

Travis Day, Senior RB, Hempfield - The featured back in the Spartans’ offensive arsenal last season, Day ran for 873 yards on 147 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 97 yards per game.

Travis Dlubak, Senior FB/LB, Ambridge – The third-leading rusher in the Bridgers’ ground attack a season ago, Dlubak ran for 316 yards and three touchdowns on 59 carries and caught another two passes for 21 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 10.5 yards per reception.

Travis Tislaretz, Senior OL, Central Valley - One of four returning starters from Central Valley’s offensive line a season ago, Tislaretz helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 305.4 yards (213.9 rush, 91.5 pass) and 26 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 335 to 870 yards and two quarterbacks with between 500 to 760 passing yards. Central Valley scored 44 total offensive touchdowns last season (29 rushing, 15 passing), winning the WPIAL AAA championship in its inaugural season of football.

Tre Gaines, Senior RB/LB, Brashear - The leading returning tackler on Brashear’s defensive unit last season, Gaines chalked up 86 tackles and three fumble recoveries, averaging 8.6 tackles per game. He finished with a season high 17 stops in a regular season loss to Allderdice and posted a pair of 11 tackle games against Carrick and Perry. Offensively, Gaines ran for 354 yards and four touchdowns on 51 carries and caught another two passes for 15 yards and one touchdown, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and 7.5 yards per reception.

Trent Shanahan, Senior LB, Beaver Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Midwestern Athletic Conference selection at linebacker, Shanahan was part of a Bobcat defense which allowed an average of 11.8 points per game, holding seven of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Beaver Area reached the WPIAL AA quarterfinals opposite conference rival Aliquippa and finished 8-3 overall.

Trenton Coles, Senior WR/DB, Clairton – The #2 receiver in a Clairton aerial assault that averaged more than 117 yards per game in 2010, Coles accounted for 363 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He also saw some action as a rusher in the Bears’ multi-faceted rushing attack and also was a fixture in the defensive backfield for one of Clairton’s most statistically dominant defenses in the last seven seasons. The Bears held their 16 opponents in 2010 to a total of 64 points (four points per game) and posted an impressive 10 shutouts. Coles is a Pitt recruit.

Trevor Fiorentini, Senior FB/LB, South Fayette – The second-leading rusher in the Lions’ ground attack which averaged nearly 154 yards per game, Fiorentini ran for 310 yards and 11 touchdowns on 53 carries and also caught a four-yard touchdown pass, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Fiorentini also helped to pave the way for 1,570-yard rusher Jeff Davis, who ran for more than 2,700 yards combined in the 2009-10 seasons. The Lions’ fullback was also one of the team’s leading tacklers on defense.

Trey Hall, Senior RB/SS, Beaver Falls - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at running back, Hall has received interest from programs like Akron and Pitt. Hall, a transfer from New Brighton prior to the start of the 2010 season, was one of the primary offensive catalysts for the WPIAL AA semifinalist Tigers, running for a team-best 1,326 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging more than 110 yards per game. Between New Brighton and Beaver Falls, Hall has run for 2,877 yards and 43 touchdowns, and has a chance to run for more than 4,000 yards in his career.

Treyvon Hester, Senior OL/DL, Penn Hills - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at offensive guard, Hester is rated as a three-star prospect and ranked by Scout.com as the #50 offensive guard in the 2012 class. Hester holds verbal offers from Kent State, Massachusetts, Temple and Toledo, and has received interest from programs like Cincinnati and Pitt, among others.

Tyler Alt, Senior OL/DL, Greensburg Central Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class along the offensive line, Alt holds a verbal scholarship offer from Temple and has received interest from programs like Duke, Indiana, Kent State, Miami (FL), Michigan State, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and West Virginia, among others. He helped to pave the way for a Centurion offensive unit which averaged 288.3 yards (205.7 rush, 82.6 pass) and 30.1 points per game. GCC rolled to a 9-0 regular season and claimed the school’s third consecutive Interstate Conference championship, but were upset in the WPIAL AA playoffs by Keystone Oaks.

Tyler Beatrice, Sophomore OL, Rochester - One of the returning contributors from the Rochester offensive line last season, Weischedel helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 34.4 points per game and produced three backs with between 670 to 930 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer.

Tyler Boyd, Junior RB/DB, Clairton - A rising athlete in the Bears’ 2013 class who already holds a verbal scholarship offer from Pitt, Boyd was one of the factors in the Bears’ ground attack, running for 586 yards on 57 carries through the Bears’ first 13 games, averaging 10.3 yards per carry and scoring 15 total touchdowns (eight rushing) in that initial 13-game span. Boyd also proved a weapon at receiver – surpassing the 100-yard mark and scoring two receiving touchdowns in the Bears’ 36-30 victory over Taylor-Riverside.

Tyler Haddock, Junior OL/DL, Montour - A rising junior and potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at defensive tackle, Haddock will see his role in the trenches for the Spartans evolve to include both the offensive and defensive lines this year. The 6’0, 300-pound Haddock registered 40 tackles (11 for loss), seven sacks and a fumble recovery in 2010. He’s attracting interest from programs like Akron, Cincinnati, Maryland, North Carolina, UCLA and West Virginia, among others.

Tyler Yee, Senior K, South Fayette - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Century Conference selection at kicker, Yee had quite the junior season for the WPIAL AA champion and PIAA AA finalist Lions, converting 77 extra points and one field goal, scoring 80 of the Lions’ school-record 645 points, accounting for 12.4 percent of South Fayette’s season scoring output.

Tyler Young, Senior DB, Monessen - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection at defensive back, Young was part of a Monessen defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 10.7 points per game, holding eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Monessen reached the WPIAL A quarterfinals opposite Springdale.

Tyrayl Veney, Senior WR, Indiana Area - Veney was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection at wide receiver, helping to play a role in an Indiana Area offensive arsenal which averaged 31.7 points per game, reaching the WPIAL AAA quarterfinals opposite Montour.

Tyrique Jarrett, Senior OL/DL, Allderdice - Scout.com’s #29-ranked defensive tackle in the 2012 recruiting class, Jarrett is rated as a three-star prospect and has received either interest or offers from programs like Akron, Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt, Toledo and West Virginia, among others. He was part of an Allderdice defense which reached the City League semifinals opposite Brashear and allowed an average of 18.4 points per game, holidng four of 11 opponents to 12 points or less, with one shutout.

Unte Williams, Senior DB, Penn Hills - James was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference selection at defensive back, and was one of only two Penn Hills’ athletes selected to the team, joining multi-purpose athlete Corey Jones, who made the team as a wide receiver.

Vinnie Congedo, Senior RB/DB, North Allegheny - A reserve running back for the Tigers who saw increased action in the backfield following a season-ending injury to feature back Alex Papson, Congedo ran for 379 yards and three touchdowns on 68 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per rush attempt. He ran for a season-best 142 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ PIAA AAAA playoff victory over State College Area and also saw some limited defensive action in which he posted 15 tackles (eight solo).

Wayne Capers Jr., Senior RB/WR, Chartiers Valley - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at wide receiver, Capers has picked up interest from programs like Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others. He has battled injuries over the last two seasons, playing in only six CV games. In those six games, Capers has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards, run for 350 more, and accounted for 21 total touchdowns rushing and passing. Capers is moving from quarterback to slotback/wide receiver this year.

Will French, Senior OL/DL, Seton-LaSalle - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class, French holds verbal scholarship offers from Division-1 FCS representatives, including Ivy League schools. A two-way threat for the Rebels in the trenches, French helped to pave the way for a Seton-LaSalle offensive arsenal which featured a 1,580-yard rusher and an 1,800-yard passer and averaged 36.9 points per game. Defensively, he was part of a Rebel unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 16.8 points per game.

Zach Challingsworth, Junior WR, South Fayette - The top returning receiver from a South Fayette aerial assault which averaged 225.9 yards per game last season, Challingsworth hauled in 41 passes for 867 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 21.2 yards per reception and more than 50 yards per game. Challingsworth was one of five Lion receivers to finish with at least 25 receptions and 370 receiving yards last year, helping the Lions reach the PIAA AA championship game opposite West Catholic.

Zach Crossey, Senior OL, Penn-Trafford - One of four Penn-Trafford offensive linemen selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Foothills Conference team, Crossey helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 320 yards (202.8 rush, 117.2 pass) and 27.6 points per game, reaching the opening round of the WPIAL AAAA playoffs. Penn-Trafford’s offensive arsenal produced two backs with at least 340 rushing yards and an 1,100-yard passer, scoring 35 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, 13 passing).

Zach Deitrick, Senior FB, Upper St. Clair - A rugged blocker and physical back who played a key role in a Panther ground attack which averaged more than 215 yards last season, Deitrick ran for 317 yards and one touchdown on 62 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He finished three games with 45+ rushing yards, including a season-best 76 yards against Norwin. In limited defensive action, #44 posted six tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble.

Zach Emerick, Senior QB, Penn-Trafford - The Warriors’ field general each of the last two years, Emerick has thrown for more than 2,000 yards in his career. #16 put the wraps on a respectable senior season by connecting on 73-of-157 passes (46.5 percent) for 1,112 yards and ran for another 340 yards and four touchdowns on 57 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Emerick threw for 100+ yards five times and ran for 100+ yards once. He helped Penn-Trafford reach the opening round of the WPIAL AAAA playoffs opposite North Hills.

Zach Fossett, Senior OG/DE, Central Valley - A key returning presence in the defensive trenches for the defending WPIAL AAA champion Warriors, Fossett returns to the CV fold after posting 69 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, averaging 5.3 tackles per game. He finished seven Warrior games with six or more tackles, including a pair of eight-tackle games (his season high for one game) against Knoch and Thomas Jefferson.

Zach Guiser, Junior DB/KR, Greensburg Central Catholic - Guiser followed up a spectacular freshman season in which he intercepted a team-best eight passes by being named to the Maxpreps’ U.S. Air Force 2010 Sophomore All-American team after intercepting three passes and recovering two fumbles for a Centurion defensive unit (including reserves) which allowed an average of 7.9 points per game last season. Guiser also hauled in four passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns and returned 17 punts for 188 yards, averaging 29 yards per reception and 11.1 yards per punt return.

Zach Gula, Senior TE/ILB, Hopewell – A wrecking ball at linebacker for the Vikings, Gula posted 72 tackles (all solo) and 2.5 sacks in his junior season, averaging 6.5 tackles per game. He finished three games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 12 tackles in a non-league game against Belle Vernon. He also caught a three-yard touchdown pass on offense.

Zach Harvey, Senior OL, North Allegheny - One of the Tigers’ returning starters on the offensive line, Harvey helped to pave the way for a punishing North Allegheny offensive unit which averaged 345.1 yards (270.8 rush, 74.3 pass) and 31.6 points per game, winning the WPIAL and PIAA AAAA championships and posting an impressive 15-1 record. NA’s offensive arsenal included five backs with between 245 to 2,500 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passer. The Tigers scored 63 total offensive touchdowns (50 rushing, 13 passing).

Zach Miller, Junior OL/DL, Bethlehem-Center - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection along the offensive line, Miller helped to pave the way for a Bulldog offensive unit which averaged 315.5 yards (238.8 rush, 76.7 pass) and 37.2 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 235 to 745 yards and an 810-yard passer, scoring 53 total offensive touchdowns (44 rushing, nine passing). Defensively, Miller posted 57 tackles and 1.5 sacks, averaging 5.2 tackles per game.

Zach Romah, Senior FB/LB, Hopewell - The Vikings’ rugged fullback helping to pave the way for Rushel Shell, Romah also got a chance to showcase what he could do with the football, running for 241 yards and one touchdown on 50 carries, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Romah finished with a season-best 103 yards in a 28-26 victory over New Castle. Defensively, he added 16 tackles (all solo), a half a sack and a forced fumble.

Zach Schademan, Junior WR/DB, Thomas Jefferson – Schademan saw limited action both offensively and defensively for the Jaguars last season, snagging in eight passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 22.1 yards per reception, and recording 15 tackles (all solo), two interceptions, five deflected passes and two forced fumbles defensively, averaging 1.4 tackles per game.

Zack Middleby, Senior QB, Burrell - Middleby had a respectable junior season through the Buccaneers’ first nine games, connecting on 71-of-124 passes (57.3 percent) for 1,121 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 124.6 passing yards per game.

Zack Wisneski, Senior OL, Derry Area - Wisneski was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Keystone Conference selection on the offensive line.

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Aaron Law, Senior RB/DB, Central Valley - The fourth-leading rusher in the Warriors’ rushing attack which averaged 213.9 yards per game, Law ran for 380 yards and three touchdowns on 88 carries and caught another two passes for 18 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per carry and nine yards per reception. He also returned an interception against Allderdice 58 yards for a touchdown and deflected six passes on defense.

 

Aaron Reed, Senior RB/LB, Montour - Reed made most of his living on the defensive side of the ball, amassing 96 tackles, seven deflected passes and two interceptions, averaging 7.4 tackles per game and finishing five games with double-digit tackle totals. Used also on the offensive side of the ball, Reed tallied 255 all-purpose yards combined rushing and receiving, scoring three total touchdowns. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 11.8 yards per reception.

Adam Bisnowaty, Senior OL, Fox Chapel - Scout.com’s #46-ranked offensive tackle in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class and a three-star prospect, Bisnowaty holds verbal scholarship offers from Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia. Surprisingly, Bisnowaty was not named to either the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference team or picked to the P-G’s East regional Fabulous-22 team, as he is considered one of the top offensive linemen in the WPIAL.

Adam Bundridge, Senior RB/LB, Southmoreland - A player who did a little bit of everything on offense, Bundridge totaled 369 all-purpose yards (279 rushing, 69 passing, 21 receiving) and had a hand in four Scottie touchdowns (two rushing, one passing, one receiving). He completed his only pass attempt and averaged 6.1 yards per carry on 46 rushes and seven yards per reception on three catches. Defensively, Bundridge totaled 31 tackles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.4 tackles per game.

Adam Cole, Senior LB, Belle Vernon Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Eight Conference selection at linebacker, Cole was part of a Leopard defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 16.4 points per game, holding six of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Belle Vernon reached the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Indiana Area, falling in a shootout, 42-38.

Adam Lynch, Senior QB/DB, Brashear - A dual-threat field general for the Bulls, Lynch finished his junior season by amassing 963 total yards of offense (770 passing, 193 rushing) and accounting for nine total Brashear touchdowns (five passing, four rushing). He connected on 56-of-122 passes (45.9 percent) and averaged 4.5 yards per carry on 43 rushes. Lynch threw for 100+ yards four times and ran for a season high 76 yards against Schenley.

Alec Stivers, Senior OL/LB, Freeport - Stivers had a successful sophomore season for the Yellowjackets, totaling 70 tackles and an interception, averaging seven tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 10 tackles against Ford City and returned an interception against Summit Academy 39 yards for a touchdown.

Alex Beasley, Junior LB, Woodland Hills - A key defensive contributor to Woodland Hills’ run to the WPIAL AAAA championship game last season, Beasley was part of a Wolverine unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 11.9 points per game, holding nine of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with three shutouts.

Alex Clark, Senior WR/CB, Beaver Falls - A two-way weapon returning for the Tigers, who are coming off their fourth straight appearance in the WPIAL AA semifinals, Clark was one of Beaver Falls’ featured receiving targets and also a key presence in the defensive backfield. Through the Tigers’ first eight games of the season, Clark hauled in 15 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown, averaging 16.7 yards per reception, and recorded 18 tackles (14 solo) and four interceptions on defense.

Alex DiCiantis, Junior RB/LB, North Allegheny - A reserve running back in North Allegheny’s ground attack which averaged just under 271 yards per game, DiCiantis saw increased action in the playoffs following a season-ending injury to featured back and 4,000-yard career rusher Alex Papson. DiCiantis finished with 249 yards and four touchdowns on 48 carries, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. His best game of the season came on one of the big stages for the Tigers – a 97-yard, three-touchdown game against Cumberland Valley in the PIAA AAAA semifinals. In fact, all four of DiCiantis’ touchdowns came in the PIAA playoffs. He also posted 12 tackles (eight solo), forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles in limited defensive action.

Alex Reber, Senior OL/DL, Thomas Jefferson - A returning starter on the offensive line for the Jaguars, Reber helped to pave the way for a Thomas Jefferson offensive attack which averaged 306 yards (172.5 rush, 133.5 pass) and 33.1 points per game, producing three backs with season rushing totals between 300 to 865 yards and a pair of 840+-yard passers. TJ scored 52 total offensive touchdowns last season (32 rushing, 20 passing).

Alfon Cook, Senior WR/DB, Ringgold - Both a rushing and receiving threat in the Rams’ run-heavy offensive attack, Cook racked up 214 rushing yards on 15 carries and caught another seven passes for 116 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per carry and 16.6 yards per reception, scoring two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving). He was the leading receiver in the Rams’ slightly utilized aerial assault which averaged a little more than 20 yards per game and the only Ram with more than 100 receiving yards. Defensively, Cook added 19 tackles (18 solo) and an interception.

Alente Johnson, Senior DB, Rochester - A key returning presence in the Rochester defensive backfield, Johnson was a part of a dominant Rams’ defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.4 points per game, holding 11 of 13 opponents to 13 points or less, with six shutouts.

Andre Williams, Junior RB/LB, Oliver - Primarily a defensive weapon for the Bears, Williams finished his sophomore season with 47 tackles (26 solo), five sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.2 tackles per game. He finished games against Langley and Carrick with 10 tackles each.

Andrew Dick, Senior K, Hollidaysburg Area - A weapon on special teams for the Golden Tigers, Dick handled the punting, kickoff and placekicking chores for HA in its first season of WPIAL membership. He averaged 35.1 yards per punt on 13 kicks, with five of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line. He booted six touchbacks on 36 total kickoffs for an average of 49.3 yards per boot. He also converted 29 extra points and five field goals, scoring 44 total points for the Golden Tigers last season, finishing as the fourth-leading scorer on the team.

Andrew Erenberg, Senior RB, Peters Township - The top returning offensive catalyst for the Indians, Erenberg put up respectable numbers through the team’s nine-game regular season, rushing for 937 yards on 156 carries, averaging a little more than six yards per carry. He was also Peters Township’s leading scorer, with 17 total touchdowns and three two-point conversions, for a total of 108 points.

Andrew Huska, Senior K/P, Ford City - Easily one of the top returning kickers in the entire WPIAL AA landscape, Huska handled the punting, kickoff and placekicking chores for the WPIAL AA semifinalist Sabers, converting 30 extra points and a field goal, scoring 33 of the team’s 420 points on the season, or 7.8 percent of the team’s season scoring output. He booted 25 of his 71 kickoffs (35.2 percent) for touchbacks, averaging 55.9 yards per kickoff. He also averaged 34.2 yards per punt on 29 attempts.

Andrew Rumburg-Goodlin, Senior RB/CB, Knoch - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Greater Allegheny Conference selection at running back, Rumburg-Goodlin finished as Knoch’s leading rusher in a ground attack which averaged 264.7 yards per game. He ran for 1,092 yards on 137 carries and caught another three passes for 76 yards, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 25.3 yards per reception. He scored 18 total touchdowns (17 rushing, one receiving), running for 100+ yards four times and finished three games with four or more rushing touchdowns.

Andy Geisler, Senior OL, Shady Side Academy - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Allegheny Conference selection on the offensive line, Geisler helped to pave the way for a Shady Side Academy offensive unit which averaged 18.4 points per game, reaching the WPIAL AA playoffs opposite Aliquippa.

Angelo Natter, Sophomore OL/DL, Thomas Jefferson - As a freshman, Natter wound up finishing second on the Jaguars’ defensive unit in sacks, totaling 22 tackles (11 solo), five sacks and a deflected pass, averaging two tackles per game. He finished with a two-sack game against Washington Trinity and figures to be one of the forces for the Jaguars in the years ahead.

Anthony Nixon, Senior WR/S, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - A Maryland recruit, Nixon figures to be one of the key two-way players for the Vikings, both as a wide receiver and a defensive back. Offensively, Nixon proved to be quite a big-play threat, hauling in 34 passes for 699 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 20.6 yards per catch. One of Nixon’s best statistical games came in the WPIAL semifinals against North Allegheny, when he caught seven passes for 121 yards. Defensively, he intercepted three passes. Nixon was recruited to play defensive back in college.

Anthony Rippole, Senior FB/LB, Montour - One of the many contributors on Montour’s defensive unit last season, Rippole finished his junior season with 78 tackles, three sacks and two deflected passes. He averaged 5.3 tackles per game and finished the Spartans’ game against Canon-McMillan with 11 total tackles. Offensively, Rippole finished the season with 91 yards on 23 rushing attempts and scored two touchdowns. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry.

Arthur Goldberg, Senior DL, Mt. Lebanon - A Wisconsin recruit, Goldberg was one of seven Blue Devils selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s 2010 Great Southern all-conference team last season and was one of three linemen (joining OL Tim Cwalina and TE Paul Lang). He was one of two Blue Devil underclassmen selected to the team, joining 1,900-yard running back Luke Hagy. Goldberg was part of a Mt. Lebanon defensive unit (including reserves) which allowed an average of 15.8 points per game, holding five of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with zero shutouts. The Blue Devils were eliminated in the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals by Woodland Hills, 29-22, in overtime.

Asa Costelnock, Senior WR/DB, Southmoreland - One of three Scottie receivers with more than 15 catches last season in an aerial assault which averaged more than 140 yards per game, Costelnock hauled in 18 passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 15.3 yards per reception. He finished with a season-high 113 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-12 victory over Yough. Defensively, Costelnock chalked up 19 tackles (18 solo), three interceptions, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.1 tackles per game.

Austin David, Senior DL, Central Valley - The only returning Pittsburgh-Post Gazette Parkway Conference 1st team selection to Central Valley’s team from a season ago, David had quite the solid junior season, totaling 78 tackles, seven sacks, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal, averaging 6.5 tackles per game. David’s best statistical game of the season came in the WPIAL AAA playoffs against Knoch – he recorded 12 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Austin Dewitt, Senior RB/DB, Southmoreland – The third-leading rusher in the Scotties’ rushing attack which averaged just under 110 yards per game last season, Dewitt ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries and caught another three passes for 31 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 10.3 yards per reception. Defensively, Dewitt added 47 tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.2 tackles per game. He also returned six kickoffs for 119 yards, averaging 19.8 yards per return.

Avery Anderson, Senior OL/DL, Gateway - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at defensive tackle, Anderson, a 6’1, 263-pound athlete, has generated interest from programs like Maryland, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia. He was involved in limited action with the Gators’ defensive unit last season, assisting on three tackles.

Ben Sweeney, Senior WR, Yough – Sweeney was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Interstate Conference selection at wide receiver and was the only Cougar selected to the team.

B.J. Lipke, Senior WR/DE, Cornell - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at wide receiver, Lipke has received interest, but no offers, from programs like Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He caught 11 passes for 255 yards and six touchdowns playing in only five games, averaging 23.2 yards per reception and posting a pair of 100-yard performances against Western Beaver and Shenango.

Bob Gustine, Senior WR/DB, Bishop Canevin - Gustine was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at running back even though he finished the season as the Crusaders’ featured receiver and a weapon on special teams. Gustine finished his junior season with 1,113 all-purpose yards (604 receiving, 509 punt/kickoff returns) and scored 10 total touchdowns (seven receiving, two punt return, one kickoff return). He averaged 21.6 yards per reception, 22.2 yards per punt return and 34.7 yards per kickoff return. Gustine’s first five receptions of the 2010 season went for touchdowns – and he surpassed the 140-yard receiving mark against eventual WPIAL A semifinalist Avonworth.

Bob Mandish, Senior OL, Penn-Trafford - One of four Penn-Trafford offensive linemen selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Foothills Conference team, Crossey helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 320 yards (202.8 rush, 117.2 pass) and 27.6 points per game, reaching the opening round of the WPIAL AAAA playoffs. Penn-Trafford’s offensive arsenal produced two backs with at least 340 rushing yards and an 1,100-yard passer, scoring 35 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, 13 passing).

Bobby Noble, Senior QB, Greensburg Central Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect at quarterback in the 2012 recruiting class, Noble has received interest from programs like Arizona State, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Pitt and Temple. He finished his junior season as part of a two-quarterback platoon for the Centurions by connecting on 25-of-55 passes (45.5 percent) for 593 yards and eight touchdowns against two interceptions, throwing for 100+ yards in games against Southmoreland and Brownsville.

Boyd Stinnett, Senior OL/DL, California - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection on the offensive line, Stinnett helped to pave the way for a California offensive attack which averaged 330.4 yards (191.1 pass, 139.3 rush) and 29 points per game, producing three backs with 300+ rushing yards and a 1,900-yard passer. California scored 38 total offensive touchdowns last season (25 passing, 13 rushing).

Brad Campbell, Senior G/LB, Apollo-Ridge - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Allegheny Conference selection on the offensive line, Campbell helped to pave the way for an Apollo-Ridge spread offensive attack which averaged 195.9 yards (117.3 pass, 78.6 rush) and 13.6 points per game, producing two 200+-yard rushers and an 890+-yard passer. The Vikings scored 17 total offensive touchdowns (10 passing, seven rushing). Defensively, Campbell led A-R in tackles, posting 103 stops (56 solo), one sack, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 11.4 tackles per game, finishing six games with tackle totals between 10 to 19.

Brandon Coniker, Junior DB, North Allegheny - One of the top returning athletes from an unlrelenting North Allegheny defense which allowed an average of 7.9 points per game en route to the WPIAL and PIAA AAAA championships last season, Coniker tallied 39 tackles (29 solo), four interceptions (which tied for the team lead), five deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging three tackles per game. Coniker didn’t stop there – he also made impacts on offense and special teams, too – amassing 255 all-purpose yards (30 pass, one rush, 89 receiving, 135 kickoff/punt returns) and scored one touchdown, connecting on his only pass attempt, averaging 29.7 yards per reception on three catches, 20.2 yards per punt return on five tries and 8.5 yards per kickoff return on four tries.

Brandon Mansell, Senior RB/DB, Blackhawk - The second-leading rusher for the Cougars last season, Mansell ran for 463 yards and a touchdown on 74 carries and caught six passes for 20 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 3.3 yards per reception. He ran for a season-best 102 yards against South Park. Defensively, Mansell posted 15 tackles (10 solo) and deflected two passes, and also returned three punts for 22 yards (7.2 avg.) and seven kickoffs for 163 yards (23.3 avg.).

Brandon Peluso, Junior OL, Riverview - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection on the offensive line, Peluso helped to pave the way for a Raider offensive unit which averaged 243.4 yards (177.8 rush, 65.6 pass) and 20.4 points per game, producing two 600+-yard rushers and a 650+-yard passer, scoring 27 total offensive touchdowns (23 rushing, four passing).

Brandt Gribbin, Senior WR, Pittsburgh North Catholic - The featured target in North Catholic’s passing attack, Gribbin caught 33 passes for 591 yards. Gribbin was forced to shift positions, from receiver to quarterback, when senior field general Martin Long’s season ended due to injury in the WPIAL playoffs. He was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Eastern Conference team at wide receiver.

Brendan Edwards, Junior WR/DB, Perry Traditional Academy - The top returning receiving target in the Commodores’ aerial assault spearheaded by 2,500-yard passer Greg McGhee last year, Edwards caught 20 passes for 320 yards, averaging 16 yards per reception. In the PIAA AAAA prelims against State College Area, Edwards caught five passes for 113 yards. He is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at defensive back, and has received interest from Pitt.

Brendan Lynch, Junior QB, Freeport – A key two-way threat for the Yellowjackets, Lynch was the field general at the reins of Freeport’s Wing-T offense which averaged 26 points per game and reached the WPIAL AA quarterfinals opposite South Fayette. He connected on 60-of-122 passes (49.2 percent) for 1,326 yards and 13 touchdowns against five interceptions and added 276 yards and five additional touchdowns on 86 carries, averaging 3.2 yards per rush. Lynch threw for 140+ yards six times and is on pace to throw for 3,978 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. Defensively, he added 66 tackles, two interceptions, two deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging six tackles per game.

Brian Vales, Senior QB, Avonworth - The man at the helm of the Antelopes’ offensive arsenal last season, Vales helped to lead Avonworth to the WPIAL A semifinals opposite Rochester by throwing for more than 1,000 yards and led a unit which averaged 27.5 points per game. The Antelopes won 10 games last year and have posted an overall record of 29-6 (.829) over the last three years.

Brian Welsh, Junior OL/LB, Freeport - A 6’2, 235-pound presence last year for the Yellowjackets at linebacker, Welsh tallied 53 tackles, three sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, averaging 5.3 tackles per game.

Brock Boxen, Sophomore OL/DL, Beaver Falls - A two-way lineman for Beaver Falls, Boxen helped to pave the way for a Tigers’ offensive attack which averaged 319.9 yards of offense (221.4 rush, 98.5 pass) through its first eight games. Beaver Falls reached the WPIAL AA semifinals for a fourth consecutive season, posting a 10-2 record. Defensively, through the team’s first eight games, Boxen posted 19 tackles (10 solo) and two sacks.

Bruno Natter, Senior TE/LB, Thomas Jefferson - A veteran (and key) returning two-way player for the WPIAL AAA semifinalist Jaguars, Natter finished 2010 as one of the Jaguars’ top returning tacklers on defense, posting 53 stops (34 solo), a deflected pass, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 4.4 tackles per game. He was also utilized as a target in the TJ aerial assault, hauling in seven passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14 yards per reception.

Caleb Jakiel, Junior QB/FS, Moon Area - The Tigers’ field general in eight of nine games last year, Jakiel connected on 52-of-122 passes (42.6 percent) for 708 yards and two touchdowns and also scored one rushing touchdown on 35 keepers, averaging 1.7 yards per carry. Jakiel twice threw for at least 138 yards in a game, and he was responsible for two of Moon’s three wins last season.

Cam Grady, Senior TB/LB, Moon Area - The second-leading rusher in the Tigers’ rushing attack from a season ago, Grady posted 364 yards and two touchdowns on 88 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He ran for a season-high 127 yards and a touchdown against Ambridge. Defensively, he tallied 27 tackles (20 solo) and one sack.

Capri Thompson, Senior QB/P, Clairton - The back-up to Desimon Green last season, Thompson saw limited action behind center. He’ll step up to the plate to take the reins of Clairton’s offensive arsenal which produced three 500+-yard rushers and Green’s more than 1,700 passing yards. The Bears scored a school record 746 points, an average of 46.6 points per game, and won the school’s second consecutive PIAA A championship over Taylor-Riverside, 36-30.

Carvan Thompson, Senior OL, Clairton - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection on the offensive line, Thompson helped to pave the way for a potent Clairton offense which averaged 46.6 points per game and claimed a second straight PIAA A football championship. In the last three years, Thompson has started all 48 Clairton games and, barring injury, has the potential to start what is believed to be a Pennsylvania record 64 varsity games – assuming the Bears reach the PIAA finals for a fourth consecutive season.

Casey McCaffrey, Senior RB/DB, Bishop Canevin - The third-leading rusher in Canevin’s ground attack which averaged 205 yards per game last season, McCaffrey ran for 357 yards on 46 carries and caught another three passes for 70 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry and 23.3 yards per reception, scoring seven total touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving). McCaffrey ran for a season-best 92 yards on just seven carries against Riverview.

Celo Davis, Junior LB, Aliquippa - A returning presence at linebacker for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Davis was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals.

Chad Phillis, Senior TE/OLB, Central Valley - A key returning two-way presence for the defending WPIAL AAA champion Warriors, Phillis will be very important to a CV defense decimated by graduation. He tallied 50 tackles, nine sacks, five deflected passes, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, averaging 3.8 tackles per game and posting three games with multiple sacks. Offensively, Phillis hauled in 12 passes for 279 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 23.3 yards per reception, posting three games with 50+ receiving yards for the Warriors.

Chandler Kincade, Sophomore QB, Blackhawk - A rising athlete with tremendous upside as a pro-style quarterback for Blackhawk High School, Kincade is a rising star in the 2014 recruiting class. He connected on 63-of-120 passes (52.5 percent) for 737 yards and seven touchdowns against six interceptions, averaging 81 passing yards per game. Kincade led Blackhawk to a 5-1 start to its 2010 season, but the Cougars lost their final three games to Montour, Central Valley and New Castle by a combined margin of 102-53. Kincade threw for 100+ yards in four of his nine games and is on pace to throw for nearly 3,000 career yards.

Charles Novak, Junior TE/LB, Bethlehem-Center - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Bulldogs from a season ago, Novak chalked up 68 tackles (48 solo), a half a sack, three interceptions, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries, averaging 6.2 tackles per game. In limited offensive action, Novak ran for 43 yards on five carries, averaging 8.6 yards per carry.

Chaz Whittaker, Senior WR/S, Penn Hills - Ranked by Scout.com as the #50 safety in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class and as a three-star prospect, Whittaker holds verbal offers from Pitt and West Virginia and has received interest from programs like Cincinnati, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse and Wisconsin. He was a key two-way threat for the Indians, who reached the WPIAL AAAA playoffs.

Chinnello Oprahenzie, Junior RB, Perry Traditional Academy - The featured back in Perry’s multiple-I offensive attack which averaged 33.3 points per game and reached the PIAA AAAA prelims against State College, Oprahenzie ran for 585 yards on 97 carries and caught another five passes for 85 yards (in limited stats submitted to Maxpreps), averaging six yards per carry and 17 yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards three times. Through Perry’s first nine games, Oprahenzie scored 12 total touchdowns for the Commodores.

Chris Avery, Senior OL/DL, New Castle - A returning Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Parkway Conference selection on the offensive line for New Castle last season, Avery helped to pave the way for a Red Hurricane offensive arsenal which averaged 392.2 yards (199.5 rush, 192.7 pass) and 23.3 points per game through its first five games, producing a pair of 400+ yard rushers and an 1,100-yard passer in that span. Through its first five games, NC scored 22 total offensive touchdowns (17 rushing, five passing). Defensively, through NC’s first five games, Avery tallied 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, averaging 6.3 tackles per game.

Chris Ingram, Junior DL, Aliquippa - A returning presence along the defensive line for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Ingram was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals.

Chris Liberto, Senior RB/LB, Springdale - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at linebacker, Liberto finished with one of the top tackle totals on the Dynamos’ defensive unit, tallying 111 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions, averaging 9.3 tackles per game for the WPIAL A semifinalists who allowed an average of 11.8 points per game. Liberto is also one of Springdale’s top returning rushers.

Christian Wilson, Senior OL, McKeesport Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Foothills Conference selection on the offensive line, Wilson is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at offensive tackle. Scout.com ranks Wilson as the #119 defensive tackle in the 2012 class and is rated as a two-star prospect, having received interest from Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia.

C.J. Lutz, Senior WR, Plum - The Mustangs enjoyed a fairly successful 2010 football season, and Lutz was one of the offensive catalysts for Plum’s season efforts. A first team Big East all-conference selection at wide receiver, Lutz snagged 45 passes for 682 yards and scored four touchdowns. Lutz averaged 15.2 yards per reception.

Clark McCready, Senior OL/DL, Hollidaysburg Area - A key returner to the Golden Tigers’ offensive line, McCready helped to pave the way for a Hollidaysburg Area offensive unit which averaged 401.7 yards (189 rush, 212.7 pass) and 31.6 points per game, qualifying for the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Mars. The Golden Tigers produced three backs with between 520 and 660 rushing yards and a 2,100-yard passer, scoring 42 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 21 passing).

Cody Boyde, Senior TE/LB, Western Beaver - A wrecking ball at linebacker for the Golden Beavers, Boyde finished his junior season with 45 tackles (23 solo), 3.5 sacks, an interception, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging five tackles per game. He also caught one pass for 16 yards.

Cody Conway, Senior TE/DE, Gateway - Conway, a potential Division-1 prospect at defensive end in the 2012 class, played in seven of Gateway’s 11 games last season, posting 28 tackles (14 solo) and four sacks, averaging four tackles and six-tenths of a sack per game. In the Gators’ two meetings with Pittsburgh Central Catholic, the Gator senior-to-be totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) and 2.5 sacks.

Cody Durant, Junior ATH, Bethlehem-Center - Durant did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs in their 8-3 campaign a season ago, amasing 820 all-purpose yards (360 rush, 192 receiving, 268 punt/kickoff returns) and scored eight total touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving, one interception return, one kickoff return). He averaged 8.8 yards per carry on 41 rushes, 13.7 yards per reception on 14 catches, 15.4 yards per punt return and 32 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Durant added 26 tackles (20 solo), three interceptions and four deflected passes, averaging 2.4 tackles per game.

Cody Matush, Senior K, Monessen - Matush was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection at kicker for the WPIAL A quarterfinalist Greyhounds.

Cole Bush, Junior WR/LB, Burrell - The featured target in Burrell’s aerial assault which averaged just a hair under 125 yards per game last season, Bush hauled in 33 passes for 487 yards, averaging 14.8 yards per reception.

Colin Jones, Senior WR/DB, Bishop Canevin - One of two receivers in Canevin’s aerial assault with more than 15 receptions last season, Jones finished as the Crusaders’ second-leading receiver with 17 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 25.2 yards per reception. He finished with a season-best 110 yards and two touchdowns against eventual WPIAL A quarterfinalist Pittsburgh North Catholic. Defensively, Jones added 11 tackles (all solo) and an interception.

Connor McKlveen, Senior WR/CB, Southmoreland - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Interstate Conference selection at wide receiver, McKlveen was the featured target in Southmoreland’s aerial assault which averaged more than 140 yards per game last season, snagging a team-leading 32 passes for 597 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 18.7 yards per reception. He posted consecutive 100-yard games against Riverside and Charleroi, scoring five of his six touchdowns in those two games. Defensively, he added 53 tackles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 5.9 tackles per game with a season-best 15 stops against Mt. Pleasant. He also completed 1-of-2 passes for 22 yards, ran for 11 yards on three carries and returned a combined 13 kickoffs and punts for 204 yards.

Corey Bickert, Senior ATH, Riverview - Bickert did a little bit of everything for the Raiders last season, totaling 671 all-purpose yards (538 kickoff/punt returns, 113 receiving, 20 rushing) and scoring two receiving touchdowns, averaging 6.7 yards per carry, 18.8 yards per reception, 12 yards per punt return and 22.1 yards per kickoff return. He converted 13 extra points and one field goal, scoring 28 total points (including the two touchdowns), finishing as one of the leading scorers on the Riverview team. He also recorded 17 tackles (14 solo), two interceptions and a blocked field goal.

Corey Garry, Senior FB/LB, Fort Cherry - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at fullback, Garry has received interest from programs like Buffalo, Marshall, Pitt and Temple, among others. He was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference at linebacker after tallying 84 tackles (all solo), which led the Rangers’ defensive unit, averaging 9.3 tackles per game. Offensively, Garry ran for 122 yards on 25 carries and caught another four passes for 60 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 15 yards per catch, scoring five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving).

Corey Jones, Senior WR/DB, Penn Hills - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big East Conference and Post-Gazette East regional Fabulous-22 selection at wide receiver, Jones is ranked as the #41 wide receiver in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class by Scout.com and rated as a four-star prospect. He holds verbal offers from Cincinnati, Kansas, Kent State, Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Toledo and West Virginia, and has received interest from programs like Boise State, Connecticut, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State and Syracuse, among others. Jones finished with 710 all-purpose yards (288 rushing, 422 receiving), and led Penn Hills in scoring with 10 total touchdowns, helping the Indians reach the WPIAL AAAA playoffs.

Corey Marshall, Junior WR/DB, Greensburg Central Catholic – Marshall returns to the Centurions’ defensive backfield after posting a solid sophomore season – five interceptions (which led the team) and a deflected pass, helping play a role in a GCC defensive unit which allowed an average of 7.9 points per game. Marshall also caught two passes for 82 yards and a touchdown, averaging 41 yards per reception.

Curtis Lewis, Senior QB, Central Valley - A dual-threat field general who played in just six of Central Valley’s 14 games last season, Lewis registered 932 yards of total offense (507 passing, 425 rushing) and had a hand in 12 total Warrior touchdowns (eight rushing, four passing). He connected on 27-of-57 passes (47.4 percent) and averaged 6.3 yards per carry on 68 rushes. Lewis threw for 100+ yards three times and ran for 188 yards against Moon. He missed CV’s final eight games with an injury.

Dakota Bruggeman, Junior WR/DB, Knoch - An all-around athlete on offense for the Knights, Bruggeman was the only Knoch receiver with more than 10 receptions. He finished with 19 catches for 439 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 23.1 yards per reception, finishing with a season-best 161 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-21 victory over Fox Chapel. Bruggeman also saw time at quarterback, connecting on 7-of-8 passes (87.5 percent) for 115 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, averaging 3.8 yards per rush.

Dakota Conwell, Senior QB/LB, Upper St. Clair - A Pitt recruit and the Panthers’ top returning two-way athlete, Conwell proved quite adept as a dual-threat field general, amassing 2,001 yards of total offense (1,085 rushing, 916 passing) and accounting for 23 total USC touchowns (16 rushing, seven passing). He completed 62-of-121 passes (51.2 percent) and averaged 6.5 yards per carry on 167 carries, throwing for 100+ yards three times and running for 100+ yards four times. Defensively, Conwell recorded 64 tackles, a team-best 3.5 sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.8 tackles per game.

Dakota Datz, Junior QB, Southmoreland - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Interstate Conference selection at quarterback, Datz was at the helm of a Scottie aerial assault which averaged more than 140 yards per game. He finished his sophomore season by completing 84-of-171 passes (49.1 percent) for 1,188 yards and 13 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in five games, finishing four games with two or more touchdown passes. He is on pace to throw for 3,564 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. Datz also added 260 yards and four touchdowns on 124 carries, averaging 2.1 yards per carry and running for 100+ yards against Brownsville.

Dalton Barbus, Senior RB/DB, Southmoreland - One of the top returning tacklers from the Southmoreland defensive unit last season, Barbus tallied 69 tackles, a sack, an interception and two deflected passes, averaging 7.7 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 15 stops against East Allegheny and 12 tackles against Mt. Pleasant. Barbus also ran for 51 yards on 10 carries, caught four passes for 40 yards and one touchdown and returned 16 kickoffs for 192 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry, 10 yards per reception and 12 yards per kick return.

Damion Jones-Moore, Senior RB, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - The featured back in the Vikings’ punishing rushing attack, Jones-Moore battled through a groin injury in the middle of the season to finish with 1,089 yards and 20 touchdowns on 178 carries, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. The Viking senior-to-be has run for more than 3,400 yards in his career and enters the 2011 season less than 1,000 yards shy of the school’s career record for rushing yardage, held by Eugene Jarvis (4,375 yards). Jones-Moore has a trio of offers from a mix of MAC and Division 1-AA programs.

Dan D’Angelo, Senior FB/LB, Western Beaver - One of the leading returning tacklers to the Golden Beaver’s defensive unit, D’Angelo tallied 54 tackles (36 solo), one sack, an interception, a deflected pass and a forced fumble, averaging six tackles per game. He finished games against Cornell and Neshannock with 11+ tackles each. In limited offensive action, D’Angelo recorded nine carries for 15 yards.

Dane Brown, Junior RB, Franklin Regional - A rising junior who is on pace to rush for 4,017 yards in his career, Brown had quite the sophomore season for Franklin Regional, rushing for a team-best 1,339 yards on 187 carries and caught another five passes for 129 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and 25.8 yards per reception. All told, Brown scored 21 total touchdowns (18 rushing, three receiving). He ran for 100+ six times in 2010, including a trio of 200-yard performances. He finished six FR games with multiple rushing touchdowns scored and accounted for 126 of the Panthers’ 347 points on the season, or 36.3 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Danny Lis, Senior QB/P, Chartiers-Houston - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection at punter, Lis also was at the helm of the Buccaneers’ offensive arsenal which averaged 23.3 points per game. He wound up leading the team in rushing yards, finishing the Bucs’ nine-game regular season with 801 yards on 119 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per rush. In his sophomore season, Lis threw for more than 900 yards for C-H.

Danny Moyer, Senior RB/DB, Altoona Area - Moyer was off to a fast start for Altoona Area last season, but only played in seven Mountain Lion games last season, running for 413 yards on 74 carries and hauling in another six passes for 108 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 18 yards per reception. He ran for a season-best 124 yards against Fox Chapel, one of four games for Moyer with at least 80 rushing yards last season. In limited defensive action, he recorded seven tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Darin Franklin, Junior RB/DB, Gateway - The featured back in a Gateway rushing attack which averaged more than 160 yards per game a season ago, Franklin ran for 868 yards on 151 carries and caught another six passes for 50 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception, scoring 11 total touchdowns (10 rushing, one receiving). Franklin ran for 100+ yards three times and also had three games in which he scored multiple rushing touchdowns. Franklin is on pace to run for more than 2,600 yards in his career.

Darrell Turner, Senior LB, Gateway - Mr. Turner gets an honorary slot amongst the WPIAL’s top returning players, as he would have been one of the key defensive senior leaders for the Gators. Sadly, he was tragically killed by a gunman in Durham, N.C. over the summer while on the way to a 7-on-7 passing camp in Florida. As a junior, he tallied 67 tackles, a half a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in 10 games, averaging 6.7 tackles per game, finishing games against Penn Hills and McKeesport Area with 10+ tackles. Turner would have been a two-year starter for the Gators at linebacker, and was a rising Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class.

Darren Massey, Senior WR/DB, Montour – A weapon both offensively and defensively for the Spartans, Massey finished a productive junior season by averaging 6.2 yards per carry on 10 rushing attempts and snaring 44 passes for 726 yards, scoring 10 total touchdowns (nine receiving). Massey averaged 16.5 yards per reception and finished two games with multiple touchdown catches. Defensively, Massey had a solid season from his position in the defensive backfield, registering 74 tackles, 14 deflected passes, four interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

David Miller, Senior OL, Seneca Valley - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Northern Seven Conference selection on the offensive line, Miller returns after helping to pave the way for a Seneca Valley offensive unit which averaged 24.6 points per game last year.

Davion Hall, Senior SE/S, Aliquippa - A returning presence in the defensive backfield for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Hall was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals.

De’Andre Moon, Senior RB, Rochester - The top returning rusher from Rochester’s three-pronged rushing attack which produced three athletes with at least 670 rushing yards each, Moon finished with 931 yards and 17 touchdowns on 107 carries, averaging 8.7 yards per carry. Moon was an integral part of a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 34.4 points per game and reached the WPIAL A championship game opposite Clairton. Moon was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Big Seven Conference team and also to the P-G’s West Regional Fabulous-22 team as a running back.

Deaysean Rippy, Senior WR/LB, Sto-Rox - Scout.com’s 7th-ranked outside linebacker in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class, the 6’2, 200-pound Rippy holds more than 30 Division-1 scholarship offers from programs all across the country. He was the Big Seven Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and a selection to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Big Seven Conference team at linebacker. He totaled more than 70 tackles for the Vikings, including eight sacks, and also hauled in 22 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 23.2 yards per reception. In the last two years, Rippy has tallied more than 140 tackles and 15 sacks.

Demetrious Cox, Senior QB/S, Jeannette - Scout.com’s #13-ranked safety in the 2012 recruiting class and a four-star prospect, Cox holds close to 30 Division-1 scholarship offers from programs all across the nation and has also received interest from SEC powerhouses like Alabama and LSU. The man at the helm of Jeannette’s offense which averaged 38 points per game, Cox ran for 621 yards and connected on 55-of-88 passes (62.5 percent) for 698 yards, accounting for 16 Jayhawk touchdowns (12 rushing, four passing). He also recorded three interceptions on defense. Cox was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Interstate Conference selection at defensive back.

Demetrius Louis, Junior WR/DB, Ringgold - A threat on both offense and special teams for the 9-1 Rams last season, Louis wound up amassing 462 all-purpose yards (279 rushing, 193 kickoff returns) and scored six total touchdowns (four rushing, two kickoff returns), averaging 10.7 yards per carry and 64.3 yards per kick return. He twice surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in a game and notched his kickoff return touchdowns against Derry and Franklin Regional.

Derrick Maultsby, Senior OL/DL, Gateway - A 6’3, 305-pound specimen, Maultsby is a potential Division-1 prospect at defensive tackle in the 2012 class, and has received interest from numerous programs, including Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others. In limited action last season, Anderson recorded two tackles (one solo).

Deshan Brown, Senior RB/DB, Bethlehem-Center - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection at defensive back, Brown accounted for 20 tackles (15 solo), a team-leading six interceptions, six deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging two tackles per game. But he didn’t stop there with his production – Brown was everywhere for the Bulldogs last season, amassing 1,004 all-purpose yards (239 rushing, 337 receiving, 428 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 10 total touchdowns (four rushing, four receiving, two punt returns). Brown averaged 4.4 yards per carry on 55 rushes, 17.7 yards per reception on 19 catches, 30.6 yards per punt return and 19.5 yards per punt return.

Devan Willyard, Junior RB/DB, Ford City - One of the leading returning rushers from Ford City’s 11-1, WPIAL AA semifinalist team last season opposite Aliquippa, Willyard amassed 903 all-purpose yards of offense (646 rushing, 257 receiving) and scored 11 total touchdowns (nine rushing, two receiving), averaging 4.9 yards per carry on 132 rushes and 17.1 yards per reception on 15 catches. Willyard ran for a season-best 178 yards against rival Kittanning and posted two games with 60+ receiving yards. Willyard has run for more than 1,000 yards in his career for the Sabers.

Devin Wilson, Junior WR/DB, Montour - The featured target in the Spartans’ aerial assault, Wilson snagged 55 passes for 757 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 13.76 yards per reception. Wilson caught at least two passes in each of Montour’s 13 games in 2010 and finished five games with five or more receptions. Wilson surpassed 100 yards receiving in games against Hopewell and Blackhawk. Defensively, Wilson added 50 tackles, 11 pass deflections and two forced fumbles. He also handled Montour’s punting chores, pinning nine of his 34 punts inside the 20 yard line. Wilson is receiving some Division-1 interest from programs like Maryland, Penn State and Pitt.

Deyne Richardson, Senior WR/FS, Beaver Falls – A 6’4 presence in the Tigers’ defensive backfield, Richardson got off to a solid start in 2010 for Beaver Falls, posting 38 tackles (30 solo) and four interceptions through the team’s first eight games, averaging 4.8 tackles per game. Richardson was part of a Tiger defensive unit which allowed an average of 15.1 points per game, holding eight of 12 opponents to 17 points or less, with one shutout.

Dillon Buechel, Senior QB, Montour - One of the WPIAL’s top returning field generals, Buechel finished his junior season by helping guide Montour to its second WPIAL title game in four years. Buechel, a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class, completed 158-of-262 passes for 2,221 yards with 24 touchdowns against six interceptions, throwing for no fewer than 115 yards in any game and finishing five games with three or more touchdown passes. #5 has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in the last two seasons and has 34 career touchdown passes. Buechel’s record as a varsity starting quarterback is 17-6. Division-1 programs like Maryland, North Carolina, Pitt and Virginia, among others, have shown interest.

D.J. Hays, Senior WR/DB, West Mifflin – The only target in West Mifflin’s aerial assault who finished the 2010 season with a double-digit total of receptions, Hays hauled in 23 passes for 535 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 23.3 yards per reception. He finished eight games with multiple receptions and five games with at least 65 receiving yards, including a season-best 113 yards in a 31-12 loss to rival Thomas Jefferson.

D.J. Oberdorf, Senior DB, Leechburg - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at defensive back, Oberdorf was one of two Leechburg players selected to the P-G’s all conference team. The other was now-graduated senior linebacker Garrett Miller.

Dom Martinelli, Senior OL/DL, Montour - A driving force on the offensive line for the Spartans, Martinelli helped pave the way for a unit that produced a 2,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer and averaged 372.1 yards (201.3 rush, 170.8 pass) and 32.1 points per game, scoring 57 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 24 passing). The Montour ground game averaged 6.76 yards per carry as a team. Defensively, the 275-pound Martinelli contributed 26 tackles, two sacks and recovered a fumble. He is a potential Division-1 prospect, having received interest from several FBS programs and offers from Buffalo and Youngstown State.

Dom Patterson, Senior WR/DB, Brashear - The featured target in a Bull aerial assault which averaged 85.6 yards per game and saw four receivers finish with at least 10 receptions, Patterson hauled in 16 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 14.1 yards per reception and finishing three games with 50+ receiving yards. Defensively, Patterson added 27 tackles (20 solo), a sack and two interceptions.

Dom Presto, Senior QB, Thomas Jefferson - One-half of a two-quarterback platoon employed by Jaguar head coach Bill Cherpak last season, Presto returns for his senior season after amassing 1,019 total yards of offense (886 passing, 133 rushing) and having a hand in 11 total TJ touchdowns (nine passing, two rushing). Presto connected on 46-of-87 passes (52.9 percent) and averaged 3.7 yards per carry on 36 rushes. Presto threw for 100+ yards five times, including a 183-yard, three-touchdown effort in the WPIAL AAA semifinals against Central Valley.

Dontez Ford, Senior WR/DB, Sto-Rox – A Syracuse recruit, Ford was a two-way contributor for Sto-Rox last season, playing a role as a receiver in an offense which averaged more than 27 points per game, reaching the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Pittsburgh North Catholic. Defensively, Ford was part of a Viking unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 11.2 points per game, holding seven of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with five shutouts.

Drayvon Henry, Sophomore RB, Aliquippa - The leading rusher in a three-pronged rushing attack for the Quips which teamed to produce nearly 2,100 yards last season, Henry posted 820 yards and 13 touchdowns on 96 carries, averaging more than 8.5 yards per carry. Henry scored the Quips’ only touchdown in the WPIAL AA championship game against South Fayette

Dustin Creel, Senior ATH, Western Beaver - Like teammate Eric Blinn, Creel was all over the field for the Golden Beavers last season, making quite a number of impacts in a variety of ways. He wound up finishing his junior season with 1,040 all-purpose yards (349 rush, 382 receiving, 309 kickoff/punt returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (five rushing, three receiving, one misc.), averaging 7.1 yards per carry, 12.7 yards per reception, 12 yards per punt return and 39.5 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Creel added 36 tackles (29 solo), 1.5 sacks, four interceptions (tops on the team), three deflected passes and two fumble recoveries.

Dylan Bongiorni, Senior QB, West Allegheny - Bongiorni posted a respectable junior season for the Parkway Conference representative Indians in his first season playing AAA ball after transferring from Burgettstown. He helped lead West A. to the WPIAL AAA quarterfinals, connecting on 76-of-143 passes (53.1 percent) for 1,029 yards and eight touchdowns. For his career, Bongiorni has thrown for 2,975 yards and 33 touchdowns, and has the potential to reach 4,000 passing yards for his career.

Dylan Colucci, Senior OL/DL, Greater Latrobe - A selection to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Foothills Conference team on the defensive line, Colucci was part of a Wildcat defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.3 points per game, holding five opponents to 13 points or less, with one shutout. Offensively, Colucci helped to pave the way for a Latrobe unit which averaged 19.4 points per game overall – including 28.2 points per game in five Wildcat victories. Colucci holds a verbal scholarship offer from Youngstown State and has generated interest from several other Division-1 programs.

Dylan Hunter, Senior RB/S, California - A two-way returner for the Trojans in the offensive and defensive backfields, Hunter posted 62 tackles, two interceptions, a deflected pass and a blocked punt, averaging 6.2 tackles per game, posting two games with 10 or more tackles. Offensively, Hunter accounted for 549 total yards rushing and receiving, averaging 6.4 yards per carry on 58 rushes and 15 yards per reception on 12 catches. Hunter scored three total touchdowns (one rushing, one interception return, one misc.).

Dylan Jones, Senior RB, Laurel - A Pittsburgh-Post Gazette all-Midwestern Conference selection at running back, Jones is the Spartans’ leading returning rusher after racking up 1,286 yards on 167 carries, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. Jones wound up scoring 15 total touchdowns and a two-point conversion, finishing as the Spartans’ leading scorer with 92 total points.

Edward Mitchell, Senior DL, Aliquippa - A returning presence along the defensive line for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Mitchell was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals.

Emanuel Williams, Junior OL, Aliquippa - A starter on the Quips’ offensive line last year, Williams was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Midwestern Athletic Conference team as a sophomore. He helped to pave the way for an Aliquippa offensive unit which averaged 31.7 points per game, producing three backs with season rushing totals between 520 and 820 yards and a 1,500-yard passer, reaching the WPIAL AA championship game opposite South Fayette.

Eric Blinn, Senior ATH, Western Beaver - Blinn was all over the field for Western Beaver last season, totaling quite the impressive all-around season stat line. He amassed 1,634 all-purpose yards (194 pass, 991 rush, 259 receiving, 290 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 11 total touchdowns (10 rushing, one receiving). He connected on 16-of-27 passes (59.3 percent) and averaged 7.9 yards per carry on 124 rushes, 14.4 yards per reception on 18 catches, 13 yards per punt return on five attempts and 25 yards per kickoff return on nine attempts. Blinn accounted for 78 of Western’s 241 points on the season (32.4 percent). Defensively, Blinn added 44 tackles (35 solo), two interceptions, seven deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.4 tackles per game.

Erik Walker, Senior OL/DL, Clairton - A two-way starter in the trenches for the Bears, Walker helped to pave the way for a record-setting offensive unit which scored 746 points (46.6 points per game) and produced three backs with more than 500 rushing yards each and a 1,700-yard passer. Defensively, Walker was named to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette’s all-Black Hills Conference team and was part of a Bears’ unit, including reserves, which allowed a grand total of 64 points in 16 games, holding 15 of 16 opponents to eight points or less, with an impressive 10 shutouts.

Fred Johnson, Senior RB/SS, Uniontown - An all-around weapon for the Red Raiders, Johnson had some type of impact in all three phases of the game, including finishing as the team’s leading rusher in a rushing attack which averaged 172 yards per game. All told, Johnson amassed 1,232 all-purpose yards (732 rush, 189 receiving, 311 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 12 total touchdowns (eight rushing, two receiving, one punt return and one kickoff return). He averaged 7.8 yards per carry, 11.1 yards per reception, 15.2 yards per punt return and 18.1 yards per kickoff return. Johnson ran for 100+ yards twice. Defensively, he added 32 tackles (16 solo) and a pair of interceptions, and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Keystone Conference team as a defensive back.

Graham Davis, Senior FB, Gateway - In limited offensive action last year in the Gator backfield, Davis finished with 290 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries, averaging 8.3 yards per rush. Davis ran for a season-best 122 yards and two touchdowns in Gateway’s victory over Norwin. He also returned four kickoffs for 46 yards, averaging 11.5 yards per return.

Greg Garmon, Senior RB/LB, Erie McDowell - Scout.com’s 10th-ranked running back in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class, Garmon has more than 30 Division-1 scholarship offers and was a bigtime player for the Trojans, whether it was on offense, defense, or special teams. Garmon wound up finishing with 1,813 all-purpose yards (1,225 rushing, 147 receiving, 441 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 14 total touchdowns (11 rushing, two receiving, one kickoff return). He averaged 8.7 yards per carry on 141 rushes, 21 yards per reception on seven catches and 28.4 yards per kickoff return on 15 tries. He ran for 100+ yards in six of McDowell’s 10 games, helping the Trojans reach the WPIAL AAAA playoffs opposite Gateway.

Greg Kumer, Senior OL, Fort Cherry - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Black Hills Conference selection on the offensive line, Kumer helped to pave the way for a Ranger offensive unit which averaged 258.6 yards (134.9 pass, 123.7 rush) and 26.5 points per game, producing an 875-yard rusher and a 1,315-yard passer, scoring 36 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 15 passing).

Ian Dobbins, Senior WR, Belle Vernon Area - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Big Eight Conference selection at wide receiver last season, Dobbins hauled in 27 passes for 684 yards for the Leopards, averaging 25.3 yards per reception.

Ian Park, Senior OL, Upper St. Clair - A Northwestern recruit and the #42-ranked offensive guard in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class by Scout.com, Park is a returning starter along the Upper St. Clair offensive line who helped to pave the way for a Panther unit which averaged 299.8 yards (216.5 rush, 83.3 pass) and 24 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 215 and 1,085 rushing yards and a 915-yard passer. USC scored 32 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, seven passing). He was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Great Southern Conference team as an offensive guard.

Isaiah Neely, Junior DB, Our Lady of Sacred Heart - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Eastern Conference selection at defensive back, Neely was the only Charger selected to the all conference team last year. It was the first official season OLSH played organized varsity football, and the Chargers posted one win in the process.

J.J. Beggan, Senior OL/DL, Seton-LaSalle – A potential Division-1 prospect at offensive guard in the 2012 recruiting class, Beggan holds verbal offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Temple and Toledo, among others. A two-way threat for the Rebels in the trenches, Beggan helped to pave the way for a Seton-LaSalle offensive arsenal which featured a 1,580-yard rusher and an 1,800-yard passer and averaged 36.9 points per game. Defensively, Beggan was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Century Conference selection on the line.

Jack Schwaba, Senior TE/DE, Upper St. Clair - A Northwestern recruit and the #28-ranked tight end in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class by Scout.com, Schwaba was utilized as both a receiver and a blocker in USC’s offensive attack last year. As a blocker, Schwaba helped to pave the way for a Panther unit which averaged 299.8 yards (216.5 rush, 83.3 pass) and 24 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 215 and 1,085 rushing yards and a 915-yard passer. USC scored 32 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, seven passing). As a receiver, he caught three passes for 28 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per reception. Defensively, Schwaba added 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a deflected pass.

Jack Walther, Senior OL, Pittsburgh Central Catholic - Walther is a returning starter from a Viking offensive line which paved the way for a unit which averaged 30.1 points per game and produced a pair of backs with 770+ rushing yards and a 1,550+-yard passer.

Jacob Milberger, Senior QB, Riverview - The Raiders’ returning field general from a season ago, Milberger amassed 739 yards of total offense (656 passing, 83 rushing) and had a hand in seven total Riverview touchdowns (four passing, three rushing). Milberger connected on 54-of-138 passes (39.1 percent) and averaged 1.6 yards per carry. He threw for 100+ yards three times and ran for a season best 77 yards against Serra Catholic in the WPIAL A playoffs.

Jacob Schnelbach, Senior P/K, Bishop Canevin - A returning weapon on special teams for the Crusaders, Schnelbach converted 38 extra points and four field goals, scoring 50 total points and accounting for 13.2 percent of Canevin’s season scoring output of 380 points. He also booted 70 kickoffs for an average of 44 yards with a pair of touchbacks and averaged 33 yards per punt on 13 attempts, with two downed inside the 20 yard line.

Jake Ellis, Senior DL, Shady Side Academy - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Allegheny Conference selection on the defensive line, Ellis was part of an Indian defensive unit (including reserves) which allowed an average of 16.4 points per game, holding seven of 10 opponents to 14 points or less, with three shutouts. Shady Side Academy reached the WPIAL AA playoffs opposite Aliquippa.

Jake Klingensmith, Senior OL, Ford City - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Allegheny Conference selection on the offensive line, Klingensmith helped to pave the way for a Saber offensive unit which averaged 262.2 yards (190.4 rush, 71.8 pass) and 32.1 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 425 to 670 yards and a 915-yard passer. Ford City finished 11-1, reaching the WPIAL AA semifinals opposite Aliquippa, scoring 54 total offensive touchdowns (45 rushing, nine passing).

Jake Radzuikinas, Senior OL, Upper St. Clair - Radzuikinas, who has received offers from Division-1 FCS programs, is a returning starter along the Upper St. Clair offensive line who helped to pave the way for a Panther unit which averaged 299.8 yards (216.5 rush, 83.3 pass) and 24 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 215 and 1,085 rushing yards and a 915-yard passer. USC scored 32 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, seven passing). He was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s all-Great Southern Conference team as an offensive tackle.

Jake Riddell, Senior QB, Laurel Highlands - Laurel Highlands won only one game in 2010, but Riddell provided some giddy-up to the Mustangs’ offensive arsenal by connecting on 139-of-272 passes (51.1 percent) for 1,776 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averaged 30.2 pass attempts and 197 passing yards per game, and is on pace to throw for more than 3,500 yards in his career for LH. Riddell posted the fifth-highest regular season passing yardage total in the WPIAL last season and the second-highest total in the Keystone Conference, trailing Hollidaysburg’s Chad Barton.

Jake Sofran, Senior FB/LB, Bethlehem-Center - The featured rusher in a Bulldog ground attack which averaged more than 235 yards per game last year, Sofran ran for 745 yards on 105 carries and caught another three passes for 23 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per reception, scoring 14 total touchdowns (13 rushing, one receiving). Defensively, Sofran was a beast – tallying a team-leading 126 tackles (73 solo), 1.5 sacks, an interception, a deflected pass and a forced fumble, averaging 11.5 tackles per game and finishing seven of Beth-Center’s 11 games with between 10-16 tackles.

Jake Turley, Senior OL, Central Valley - One of four returning starters from Central Valley’s offensive line a season ago, Turley helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 305.4 yards (213.9 rush, 91.5 pass) and 26 points per game, producing five backs with season rushing totals between 335 to 870 yards and two quarterbacks with between 500 to 760 passing yards. Central Valley scored 44 total offensive touchdowns last season (29 rushing, 15 passing), winning the WPIAL AAA championship in its inaugural season of football.

Jake Witucki, Senior OL, Highlands - A Kent State recruit, Witucki held verbal offers from Akron, Eastern Michigan, Temple and Youngstown State in addition to KSU. He also received interest from numerous D-1 programs, including Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Indiana, Marshall, Maryland, Ohio, Pitt, Princeton, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo and West Virginia. He helped to pave the way for a Golden Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 18.2 points per game and reached the WPIAL AAA playoffs opposite Thomas Jefferson.

Jaleel Fields, Sophomore DL, Aliquippa - A returning presence along the defensive line for the WPIAL AA runner up Quips, Mitchell was part of an Aliquippa defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 8.6 points per game, holding 12 of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with a pair of shutouts in the WPIAL playoffs. Entering the WPIAL championship game opposite South Fayette, Aliquippa’s defense had only allowed one touchdown in 12 quarters of playoff football – to Ford City in the semifinals.

Jalen Holmes, Junior TB/LB, New Castle - The featured tailback for the Red Hurricanes, Holmes had a respectable sophomore season, running for 868 yards and 12 touchdowns on 110 carries, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 96.4 rushing yards per game.

Jalen Madison, Senior LB, Monessen - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Tri-County South Conference selection at linebacker, Madison was part of a Monessen defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 10.7 points per game, holding eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Monessen reached the WPIAL A quarterfinals opposite Springdale.

Jamie Miller, Senior LB, Seton-LaSalle – A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Century Conference selection at linebacker, Miller was an integral part of a Seton-LaSalle defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 16.8 points per game, holding eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with one shutout. Seton-LaSalle reached the WPIAL AA quarterfinals last season opposite Ford City.

Jamil Smith, Senior WR/DB, Brashear - A key returning presence in the Bulls’ defensive backfield, Smith recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) and picked off a team-leading five passes, averaging two tackles per game. Offensively, he snagged 11 passes for 184 yards, averaging 16.7 yards per reception.

Jaquan Green, Senior QB/DB, Langley - Green wasn’t the City League’s top passer last season – that distinction would go to now-former Perry quarterback Greg McGhee – but Green is the top returning passer to District 8s fold. He connected on 64-of-157 passes (40.8 percent) for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 120.7 yards per game through the air for the Mustangs.

Jason Peterson, Senior DB, Woodland Hills - A key defensive contributor to Woodland Hills’ run to the WPIAL AAAA championship game last season, Peterson was part of a Wolverine unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 11.9 points per game, holding nine of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with three shutouts.

Jawan Turner, Junior OL, Woodland Hills - A returning starter on the Woodland Hills’ offensive line, Turner helped to pave the way a season ago for a Wolverine offensive unit which averaged 26.2 points per game and reached the WPIAL AAAA championship game. Woodland Hills boasted an 1,800-yard rusher and two quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in 2010.

Jawanza Bryant, Senior ATH, Brashear - Bryant did a little bit of everything offensively for the Bulls last season, helping the team reach the City League championship game opposite Perry. The senior-to-be amassed 598 all-purpose yards of offense (413 rushing, 155 passing, 30 receiving) and accounted for nine total Bull touchdowns (six rushing, two passing, one receiving), averaging 4.6 yards per carry on 89 rushes, connecting on 14-of-26 passes (53.8 percent) and averaging 15 yards per reception. Defensively, Bryant recorded 32 tackles (19 solo) and two interceptions.

Jay Barlow, Senior DL, Allderdice - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-City League selection on the defensive line, Barlow was part of an Allderdice defense which reached the City League semifinals opposite Brashear and allowed an average of 18.4 points per game, holidng four of 11 opponents to 12 points or less, with one shutout.

Jaylen Coleman, Senior LB, Gateway - A transfer from Peabody High School in the Pittsburgh City League, Coleman had a solid junior season in what was Peabody High School’s final season of football. He ran for 700 yards and three touchdowns and posted 90 tackles and an interception. If he had not transferred to Gateway, Coleman would have unquestionably been the City League’s best returning athlete. He is ranked by Scout.com as the #22 middle linebacker in the 2012 class and a three-star prospect (ranked #39 at his position by Rivals, also as a three-star) and held offers or interest from more than 20 Division-1 programs during his recruiting process.

Jaymar Parrish, Junior TE/DE, Gateway - A rising junior at tight end and a possible prospect at the position in the 2013 recruiting class, Parrish hauled in three passes for 56 yards and recorded five carries for 19 yards, averaging 3.8 yards per carry and 18.7 yards per reception. Also, in limited defensive action, Parrish recorded eight tackles (four solo) and a sack.

Jeremy Joyce, Senior SE/DB, Baldwin – The leading receiver in the Highlanders’ aerial assault last season, Joyce hauled in 24 passes for 375 yards, averaging 15.6 yards per reception. He was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Great Southern Conference selection at defensive back.

Jesse James, Senior TE, South Allegheny - A Penn State recruit, the 6’7, 245-pound James hauled in 34 passes for 463 yards, averaging 13.6 yards per reception. James was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Century Conference selection at tight end last year.

Jim Tersak, Junior OL/DL, Bishop Canevin - One of the top returning tacklers among Canevin’s defensive linemen last season, Tersak had a solid sophomore season, totaling 74 tackles (all solo), seven sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, averaging 6.7 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 16 tackles in the Crusaders’ loss to Springdale and finished a pair of games (Northgate and Pittsburgh North Catholic) with multiple sacks.

J.P. Holtz, Senior TE, Shaler – A Penn State recruit, Holtz held scholarship offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia before choosing the Nittany Lions. Holtz is Scout.com’s #12-ranked tight end in the 2012 recruiting class and a three-star prospect. He wound up finishing as the leading rusher for the Titans and scored a team-leading 14 touchdowns overall. Holtz was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Northern Seven Conference selection at running back.

Jocquet Foster, Senior WR/DB, Oliver – One of the featured targets in the Oliver aerial assault which averaged 110.8 yards per game last season en route to the PIAA AA playoffs opposite Brockway, Foster hauled in 17 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 21.8 yards per reception. In the Brockway game, Foster caught six passes for 87 yards and scored on a 17-yard pass. Defensively, Foster added 34 tackles (19 solo), four sacks, two interceptions, six deflected passes and two fumble recoveries, averaging 3.4 tackles per game.

Joe Killian, Senior QB, Springdale - Killian helped lead Springdale to a 10-2 record last season, operating the reins of a run-centric Springdale offensive unit which averaged 33.8 points per game and reached the WPIAL A semifinals opposite Clairton. Killian ran for a team-best 99 yards in last season’s WPIAL A semifinal and finished the season with fewer than 400 passing yards, proving to be a dual-threat type of athlete.

Joe Superick, Senior QB/FS, Uniontown - Superick saw action in four games for the Red Raiders last season, connecting on 28-of-52 passes (53.8 percent) for 414 yards and three touchdowns and adding one rushing touchdown on 15 keepers, averaging 1.5 yards per carry. Superick, who averaged 103.5 passing yards per game for Uniontown, twice threw for more than 155 yards in a game. He also averaged 35.5 yards per punt on four kicks with a long of 51 yards.

Joell Nesbit, Senior RB/DEF, Brashear - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class, Nesbit has generated interest from programs like Cincinnati, Maryland, Pitt, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others. Nesbit finished his junior season by running for 278 yards and two touchdowns on 46 carries, averaging six yards per carry, and recorded 23 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery on defense.

John Bridge, Junior TE/DE, Bishop Canevin - Bridge posted a respectable sophomore season for the Crusaders, tallying 56 tackles (all solo) and six sacks, averaging 5.1 tackles per game. He finished games against Riverview and Pittsburgh North Catholic with multiple sacks.

John Lerda, Senior QB, South Fayette – The back-up to record-setting field general Christian Brumbaugh last season, Lerda is in the running to take over the helm of South Fayette’s offense in 2011. In limited offensive action last season, Lerda connected on 3-of-7 passes for 112 yards and added 149 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, averaging 12.4 yards per carry.

John Matarazzo, Senior QB, New Castle - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at quarterback, Matarazzo has attracted interest from several Division-1 FBS programs, like Northwestern, Pitt, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin, among others. He finished his junior season by connecting on 109-of-206 passes for 1,649 yards and nine touchdowns for the Red Hurricanes, finishing the WPIAL’s nine-game regular season with the seventh-highest passing yardage total, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s statistical leaders. For his career, Matarazzo has thrown for 3,806 yards and 26 touchdowns, and is in line to become New Castle’s first 4,000-yard career passer.

Jon Granato, Junior OL/RB/LB, California - One of the top returning tacklers to the Trojans’ defensive unit from a season ago, Granato tallied 65 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble, averaging 6.5 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 14 tackles against Eastern Conference representative Riverview.

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Aaron Tamplin, Senior TE/DE, Blairsville – Tamplin finished as the leading tackler on the Bobcats’ 2010 defensive unit. He racked up 84 tackles (53 solo), a forced fumble and a blocked field goal, posting five games with 10+ tackles. Tamplin had a season-best 19 tackles against Purchase Line, 13 tackles against Marion Center and a trio of 12-tackle games against Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH), Saltsburg and Homer Center.

 

Alec Tressler, Senior WR/S, Huntingdon Area - A key returner to the Bearcats’ defensive backfield, Tressler registered 28 tackles (14 solo), a team-leading six interceptions, three deflected passes and a fumble recovery. Tressler averaged 2.3 tackles and nearly half an interception per game last season, and was part of a Huntingdon defense that held five opponents to 14 points or less.

Alex Atkins, Junior OL/LB, Northern Cambria - Atkins was part of a Northern Cambria defensive unit that held three opponents to 16 points or less last season. He accumulated 89 tackles (58 solo) and deflected a pass, averaging 9.9 tackles per game and posted four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-high 15 stops against Ligonier Valley and 13 tackles against Saltsburg.

Alex Jennings, Senior OG/ILB, Blairsville - A force for the Bobcats at linebacker, Jennings ripped off 76 tackles (47 solo), an interception, a deflected pass and a forced fumble, averaging more than eight tackles per game. Jennings posted a season-best 22 tackles (10 solo) against Saltsburg and also had a 10-tackle game against Purchase Line.

Alex Smith, Senior OL/DL, Bishop Carroll - A 6’1, 280-pound behemoth along the Huskies’ defensive line, Smith finished his junior season with 35 tackles and four sacks. Smith averaged 2.5 tackles per game and finished four games with a season-best four tackles. Smith was part of a Bishop Carroll defense that held six opponents to 13 points or less.

Alkwan Williams, Senior RB/LB, Greater Johnstown - A Pitt recruit, Williams received interest from programs like Kent State, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, West Virginia and Wisconsin before choosing the Panthers. Williams racked up 137 tackles (87 solo), five sacks, an interception, six deflected passes and two forced fumbles. He averaged 11.4 tackles per game, finishing nine of Johnstown’s 12 games with double-digit tackle totals. Also one of the featured targets in the Trojans’ aerial assault, Williams snared 25 passes for 516 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging more than 20.6 yards per catch.

Andrew Buck, Senior QB/LB, Penn Cambria – Offensively, Buck did a little bit of everything for the Panthers, amassing 763 total yards of offense (165 passing, 545 rushing, 53 receiving) and had a hand in five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 passing). Buck completed 6-of-14 passes, averaged more than 4.2 yards per carry on 128 rushes and averaged more than 13.2 yards per catch on four receptions. Defensively, Buck added 52 tackles and an interception.

Andrew Brawley, Junior WR/DB, Cambria Heights - A two-way threat for Cambria Heights, Brawley recorded 49 tackles, an interception, three deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged 4.9 tackles per game for the Highlanders, posting a pair of games with 10+ tackles. On offense, Brawley snagged 12 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns, averaging nearly 16.6 yards per catch.

Andrew Iezzi, Senior RB/CB, Blairsville - The featured tailback in Blairsville’s offensive scheme, Iezzi just missed posting a 1,000-yard season, running for 985 yards and 10 touchdowns on 177 carries, averaging just under 5.6 yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game. Iezzi finished six of the Bobcats’ nine games with at least 100 yards rushing. He also caught 18 passes for 191 yards (10.6 yard avg.) and returned a combined 16 kickoffs and punts for 356 yards, scoring a touchdown on a 79-yard kickoff return against Saltsburg. Defensively, Iezzi racked up 45 tackles (35 solo), two interceptions and four deflected passes.

Andrew Stiles, Senior OL, Bishop Carroll - A returning starter from the Huskies’ offensive line a season ago, Stiles helped to pave the way for a Bishop Carroll offense which averaged 339.2 yards (305.6 rush, 33.6 pass) and 27.1 points per game, winning the District 6 Class A championship and reaching the PIAA A semifinals opposite Taylor-Riverside. The Husky offense produced four backs with season rushing totals between 445 to 2,110 yards (including a pair of 1,000+-yard rushers) and a 450+-yard passer, scoring 54 total offensive touchdowns (51 rushing, three passing).

Anthony Tutino, Senior SE/DB, Ligonier Valley - The featured target in Ligonier Valley’s aerial assault that averaged more than 67 yards per game, Tutino hauled in 30 passes for 405 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. Tutino finished three games with four or more catches and four games with at least 50 receiving yards. Tutino was also a terror defensively, leading the Rams in interceptions, with nine, in addition to 29 tackles (19 solo), eight deflected passes and a forced fumble. Tutino posted two games with multiple interceptions.

Anthony Unger, Senior ATH, Forest Hills – A weapon in all three phases of the game, Unger primarily made his impacts on offense and special teams, amassing 1,166 all-purpose yards (527 rushing, 50 receiving, 619 kickoff returns) and scored 11 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 3 kickoff returns). Unger averaged 5.5 yards per carry on 95 attempts and 38.6 yards per kick return on 16 attempts, with three returns of 90 yards or more. Defensively, Unger added 32 tackles (25 solo), an interception and a fumble recovery. Unger is the top returning rusher to the Rangers’ 2011 squad.

Austin Auman, Senior RB/LB, Penns Valley Area - The featured running back in Penns Valley’s ground attack that averaged more than 105 yards per game, Auman was the leader, amassing 418 yards and five touchdowns on 82 carries and snagging another seven passes for 72 yards. He averaged more than 5.1 yards per carry and nearly 10.3 yards per reception. From his spot at linebacker, Auman racked up 72 tackles (36 solo) and two deflected passes, averaging more than seven stops per game, with a pair of games with 10+ tackles against Clearfield and Bald Eagle Area.

Austin Crimmins, Senior K, Central Cambria - Crimmins was quite the weapon for the Red Devils last season, booting 36 kickoffs an average of 52.5 yards, with 21 touchbacks (58.3 percent). He finished five of Central Cambria’s 11 games with multiple touchbacks, including two games with five touchbacks or more. He also handled the placekicking chores, converting 18 extra points and two field goals, accounting for 24 of CC’s 232 points scored on the season (10.3 percent).

Ben Fowler, Senior OL/LB, Mifflin County High (Indian Valley) - The Warriors’ leading tackler from a season ago, Fowler ripped up the opposition for 78 tackles (48 solo), 1.5 sacks, an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 7.8 tackles per game and posted a pair of games (Juniata & Lewistown) with 10+ tackles. Fowler was part of an Indian Valley defense that held three opponents to 17 points or less.

Ben Myers, Junior TB/CB, Cambria Heights - A near-equal threat as a rusher or receiver, Myers finished his sophomore season with a combined 937 yards rushing and receiving (535 rush, 402 receiving) and scored eight total touchdowns (3 rushing, 5 receiving). #24 averaged over 3.9 yards per carry and nearly 18.3 yards per reception, posting one 100-yard rushing and receiving performance each. Defensively, Myers racked up 61 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and four fumble recoveries. He returned one of the recovered fumbles 95 yards for a touchdown.

Brian Laskowski, Senior RB/LB, State College Area - Laskowski returns to anchor one of the Little Lions’ linebacker slots after totaling 72 tackles, one sack and two fumble recoveries. He averaged six tackles per game for State High. Laskowski also saw some action on special teams, returning one punt 18 yards and four kickoffs for 70 yards (17.5 yard avg.), with a long of 28 yards.

Brock Eisenhuth, Senior OL/DL, Greater Johnstown – A 314-pound athlete in his junior season, #77 proved to be a force on the defensive line and also, surprisingly, on kickoffs. While it’s not always common to see trenchmen boot the pigskin, Eisenhuth booted 38 kickoffs and posted a pair of touchbacks. Along the defensive line, the 6’4 Eisenhuth tallied 48 tackles (26 solo), two sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt.

Brodey Thompson, Junior RB/LB, Marion Center - Thompson was one of the four-pronged Marion Center rushing attack, racking up 381 yards and four touchdowns on 57 carries and snagging four passes for 58 yards, averaging more than 6.6 yards per carry and 14.5 yards per reception. He ran for at least 55 yards in four games, including a season-best 100 yards against Saltsburg. Defensively, Thompson recorded 37 tackles.

Casey Gray, Sophomore TB/CB, Bellwood-Antis – Gray contributed to an 8-win season for the Blue Devils by totaling 663 all-purpose yards (265 rushing, 181 punt returns, 217 kickoff returns) and scoring four total touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 punt return, 2 kickoff returns). He averaged more than 8.2 yards per carry, 22.6 yards per punt return and 43.4 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Gray added 10 tackles (9 solo) and booted his only punt attempt 47 yards.

Chad Speigle, Junior QB/MLB, West Branch - A key returning two-way threat for the Warriors, Speigle led the team in tackles last year with 114 of them, to go along with two deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging 11.4 tackles per game, finishing six of 10 games with 12+ tackles, including a season-best 19 stops against Moshannon Valley and 17 tackles against Juniata Valley. Offensively, amassed 458 all-purpose yards (222 rush, 153 pass, 85 receiving) and had a hand in two total touchdowns (one passing, one rushing), connecting on 8-of-17 passes (47.1 percent) and averaging 3.5 yards per carry on 63 rushes and 9.4 yards per reception on nine catches.

Christian Getz, Senior RB/LB, Tyrone Area - The featured tailback in Tyrone’s offense, Getz had quite a successful junior season, racking up 1,379 yards and 21 touchdowns on 227 carries, averaging nearly 6.1 yards per carry. Getz also caught 14 passes for 271 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging nearly 19.4 yards per reception. Getz surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in nine of Tyrone’s first 12 games. He was the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer on the season, accounting for 132 of the Golden Eagles’ 403 total points. Getz was the only Golden Eagle player to score an average of more than 10 points per game in 2010.

Christian Leech, Senior WR/S, Bishop McCort - One of four Crusher receivers with at least 10 receptions in 2010, Leech was the featured target, snagging 31 passes for 533 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging nearly 17.2 yards per catch and 41 yards per game. He finished six McCort games with at least three catches and went over 100 yards against Westmont Hilltop. Leech was also a critical force in the Crushers’ defensive backfield, amassing 77 tackles (40 solo), a team-leading six interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game.

Cody Wood, Senior OL/LB, Marion Center - The leading tackler on the Stingers’ defensive unit last season, Wood posted 87 tackles. He averaged just under 10 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 22 tackles against United and 13 stops against Northern Cambria. Wood also had an 11-tackle performance against District 3 AA finalist Wyomissing. Wood was also a force along the Stingers’ offensive line, helping pave the way for an offense that averaged 275 yards and 23 points per game.

Cole Welham, Senior TE/DE, Mifflin County High (Lewistown) - The featured target in the Panthers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 120 yards per game, Welham snagged a team-best 28 passes for 467 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging nearly 16.7 yards per catch. Welham did not post any 100-yard receiving performances, but did finish five of the Panthers’ games with between 69 to 93 receiving yards and three games with five or more catches. Welham also completed 1-of-2 passes for 31 yards.

Colton Schertzer, Senior ATH, Juniata - Schertzer did a little bit of everything offensively for the Indians, racking up 362 total yards (146 passing, 42 rushing, 173 receiving) and had a hand in five total touchdowns (3 pass, 1 rush, 1 receiving). Schertzer completed 9-of-28 passes, registered 26 rushing attempts and caught nine passes for an average of more than 19.2 yards. Defensively, #23 added 46 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Schertzer posted a season best 11 tackles against Central Mountain.

Corbin Nevling-ray, Senior OL/DE, Tyrone Area - One of the key returners to the Golden Eagles’ defensive unit, Nevling-ray racked up a team-leading six sacks, picked off a pair of passes and recovered a fumble. Nevling-ray was part of a Tyrone defense that held seven opponents to eight points or less, with three shutouts in a four-game span.

Dakota Zook, Senior ATH, Juniata - The top returning rusher to the Indians’ football team, Zook chalked up 993 all-purpose yards (38 passing, 490 rushing, 24 rushing, 439 kickoff/punt returns) and scored six total touchdowns (4 rushing). Zook averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 90 attempts, eight yards per reception and 18.8 yards per kickoff return. Additionally, Zook went 1-of-2 passing, completing his only pass for a touchdown, and also handled the punting chores for Juniata, averaging nearly 34 yards per punt on 35 attempts, with one punt down inside the 20.

Dalton Weicenburg, Senior RB/DB, Juniata Valley - The number two rusher in the Green Hornets’ Wing-T offense, Weicenburg totaled 787 all-purpose yards (515 rushing, 103 receiving, 135 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 13 total touchdowns (12 rushing). He averaged over 6.9 yards per carry, 27.4 yards per reception and 13.5 yards per kickoff or punt return. He ran for 60+ yards on four occasions, had 60+ receiving yards on two occasions and posted 34 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery on defense.

Damon Braniff, Junior TB/OLB, Glendale - The featured running back in the Vikings’ ground attack that averaged more than 130 yards per game last year, Braniff ran for 595 yards and five touchdowns on 80 carries and also caught nine passes for 100 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 11.1 yards per reception, running for a season-best 218 yards and two scores against Williamsburg. Defensively, Braniff chipped in with 79 tackles, averaging 7.9 stops per game and recording three games of 10+ tackles.

Danny Ferens, Junior QB, Penns Manor - The field general of a Penns Manor offense that averaged 343 yards and 34.5 points per game last season, Ferens put up another solid season, racking up 1,194 yards of offense (674 rushing, 520 passing) and accounted for 19 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 5 passing). Ferens completed 33-of-70 passes and averaged more than 8.7 yards per carry on 77 attempts, twice rushing for more than 100 yards in a game. In the last two years, Ferens has posted a 19-3 overall record and run for 1,657 yards and 26 touchdowns. Defensively, Ferens added 48 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, four deflected passes and a forced fumble. He also returned seven punts for 140 yards (20 yd. avg.). Oregon, TCU and Texas have expressed interest.

Daquan Minter, Senior WR/DB, Greater Johnstown - A weapon on both offense and defense for the District 6 AAA champions, Minter snared 21 passes for 447 yards and scored five touchdowns, averaging nearly 21.3 yards per catch and posting a 179-yard, two-touchdown performance against PIAA AA state semifinalist Forest Hills. But Minter also had a big impact from his spot in the defensive backfield, tallying 41 tackles (29 solo), one sack, three interceptions and seven deflected passes.

David Yale, Senior RB/DB, Mifflin County High (Indian Valley) - A rushing/receiving threat for the Warriors, Yale returns for what will ultimately be the final season of Indian Valley football after amassing 903 all-purpose yards (305 rushing, 363 receiving, 235 kickoff returns) and scored six total touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving). Yale averaged 8.7 yards per carry on 35 attempts, 16.5 yards per reception on 22 catches and nearly 19.6 yards per kick return on 12 attempts. Defensively, Yale chipped in with 40 tackles (31 solo), two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Dean Bimle, Senior RB/CB, Portage Area - The top returning rusher from the Mustangs’ 2010 ground attack that averaged more than 255 yards per game, Bimle racked up 753 all-purpose yards (226 rushing, 334 receiving, 193 kickoff/punt returns) and scored six total touchdowns (3 rushing, 3 receiving). Bimle averaged just under 8.7 yards per carry on 26 attempts, more than 22.2 yards per catch on 15 receptions and 23 yards per kickoff return on eight attempts. Bimle also had an impact defensively for Portage, racking up 76 tackles (52 solo), one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He posted three games of 10+ tackles, including a pair of 13-tackle games.

Derek Southern, Senior FB/CB, Moshannon Valley - The featured back in a Black Knight rushing attack that averaged more than 220 yards per game, Southern ran for an impressive 1,360 yards and 12 touchdowns on 195 rushes, averaging more than 6.9 yards per carry and 135 yards per game. He ran for 100+ yards six times, including a pair of games with more than 245 yards rushing. He also caught three passes for 59 yards, averaging more than 19.6 yards per catch. Defensively, Southern racked up 42 tackles, two interceptions and a deflected pass.

Deven Fultz, Senior FB/LB, Ligonier Valley - Foltz helped Ligonier Valley during its 9-2 campaign a season ago by anchoring his position at linebacker, racking up 47 tackles (31 solo), one sack, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Fultz was part of a Ligonier Valley defense that held nine of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with five shutouts.

Devin Lawhead, Junior RB/LB, Penn Cambria - Lawhead had a respectable sophomore season at linebacker for the Panthers, ringing up 73 tackles (48 solo), a half a sack and an interception, averaging more than nine tackles per game. Lawhead had a season high 14 tackles against Bishop Guilfoyle and 12 tackles against Central Cambria. Lawhead also played a role on offense, running for 102 yards on 31 carries and adding seven receptions for 68 yards. He averaged just under 3.3 yards per carry and a little more than 9.7 yards per reception.

D.J. Burkey, Senior WR/DB, Forest Hills - One of the top returning players to the Rangers’ defensive backfield, Burkey put up solid numbers in his junior season, posting 43 tackles (41 solo) and a team-best six interceptions. Burkey finished with 10 tackles against Greater Johnstown and had a two-interception game against Penn Cambria. Burkey also returned six kickoffs for 89 yards, averaging just over 14.8 yards per return.

Dominic Novella, Junior OL/DE, Cambria Heights – A key returner along the Highlanders’ defensive line, Novella amassed 59 tackles as a sophomore. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game for CH, finishing three games with 10+ tackles.

Dwight Andrews, Senior WR, Greater Johnstown - The leading recevier in the Trojans’ aerial assault in terms of receiving yards, Andrews hauled in 25 passes for 623 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging more than 24.9 yards per catch. Andrews caught at least two passes in nine of Johnstown’s 12 games last year and posted a pair of 100-yard receiving games against Somerset Area and Central Cambria. Johnstown’s aerial assault averaged more than 200 yards per game en route to the District 6 AAA championship.

Dylan Knable, Senior ATH, Mount Union Area - Mostly utilized on defense and special teams in 2010, Knable tallied 508 all-purpose yards (4 rushing, 103 receiving, 401 kickoff/punt returns). He averaged over 10 yards per reception, 9.5 yards per punt return and 19.1 yards per kickoff return. Knable also chalked up 55 tackles (30 solo) on defense for the Trojans.

Dylan Ludwig, Senior QB/CB, Moshannon Valley - A two-way weapon for the Black Knights, Ludwig registered 588 yards and six touchdowns on 121 rushes, averaging more than 4.8 yards per carry. He topped the 100-yard rushing mark three times, including a pair of 126-yard performances against Claysburg-Kimmel and Southern Huntingdon County. Defensively, Ludwig chalked up 74 tackles, a team-best five sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. He posted three games of 10+ tackles and one game with multiple sacks.

Eric Kowalewski, Senior OL/DL, Ferndale - A force along the defensive line for the Yellow Jackets, Kowalewski played in only six games in 2010, but he made an impact in those games. He finished with 44 total tackles (34 solo) and led the team in sacks, with four. He posted a season-best 11 tackles against Rockwood and had a pair of sacks against Conemaugh Township. Kowalewski also blocked a punt, averaged 40.5 yards per punt on two attempts, 37.1 yards per kickoff on 11 attempts and converted a trio of extra points.

Ethan Morrison, Senior RB/LB, Juniata Valley – The featured tailback in Juniata Valley’s ground attack that averaged more than 200 yards per game, Morrison ran for 1,129 yards and 12 touchdowns on 154 carries and caught another 16 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, averaging more than 7.3 yards per carry and 15.1 yards per reception. Morrison ran for at least 139 yards in five of JV’s games and twice surpassed the 200-yard mark. He also returned four kickoffs for 123 yards (30.8 yard avg.), one of which was an 80-yard touchdown. Defensively, Morrison contributed 48 tackles and one sack.

Gap Barbin, Junior OL/DL, Bishop McCort – A key performer along the McCort defensive line, Barbin totaled 118 tackles (70 solo), five sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Barbin averaged 9.1 tackles per game, finishing six of the Crushers’ 13 games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 11-tackle games against Somerset and Bishop Carroll. Barbin was part of a McCort defense that held seven opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout.

Gary Paronish, Senior RB/LB, Northern Cambria - A contributor in all three phases of the game for the Colts, Paronish chalked up 607 all-purpose yards (441 rushing, 28 receiving, 138 kickoff/punt returns) and scored four total touchdowns. Paronish finished second on the team in rushing yards, averaging over 3.9 yards per carry on 111 attempts, posting seven consecutive games of 45+ rushing yards. Defensively, Paronish was the second-leading tackler on the Northern Cambria team, racking up 65 tackles (40 solo) and a half a sack. Paronish also handled the punting chores, averaging 31 yards per boot on 30 attempts, with a long of 57 yards.

Gervon Simon, Senior QB, Greater Johnstown - The field general operating the reins of a Johnstown offense that averaged more than 385 yards and 34 points per game, Simon completed 120-of-223 passes (53.8 percent) for 2,338 yards with 30 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Simon threw for at least 123 yards in 11 of Johnstown’s 12 games, throwing for 200+ yards four times and 400+ yards once, to go along with four games of at least four touchdown passes. Simon also tacked on 659 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 108 attempts, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. Simon was the leading rusher for the Trojans last season.

Greg Walters, Senior RB/DB, Ferndale - A multi-purpose weapon for the Yellow Jackets, Walters amassed 623 all-purpose yards (139 rushing, 24 receiving, 460 kickoff/punt returns) and scored one rushing touchdown in 2010. Walters averaged 2.2 yards per carry, eight yards per reception, 10 yards per punt return and nearly 19.6 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Walters made his presence known by racking up 57 tackles (46 solo), two sacks and a team-best six fumble recoveries. Walters averaged 6.3 tackles per game and had a game with three fumble recoveries against Rockwood.

Houston Riley, Senior ATH, Huntingdon Area - An all-around type of athlete for the Bearcats, Riley amassed 1,223 all-purpose yards (885 rush, 41 receiving, 297 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 12 total touchdowns (11 rushing). Riley averaged a little more than seven yards per carry on 126 attempts, 6.8 yards per reception on six catches, 18 yards per punt return and nearly 21.4 yards per kickoff return. Riley was also a factor on defense for Huntingdon, racking up 45 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions, six deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Jack Haffner, Senior RB/LB, State College Area - The top returning rusher from State College’s 2010 rushing attack that averaged more than 160 yards per game and featured four backs with at least 200 yards, Haffner racked up 471 yards and 12 touchdowns on 71 carries and caught four passes for 20 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and five yards per catch. Haffner ran for a season-best 104 yards against Lower Dauphin and had four games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Defensively, Haffner added 71 tackles, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery from his spot at linebacker.

Jake Bryja, Senior QB, Portage Area - The ringleader of the Mustangs’ Wing-T offense, Bryja stepped up to replace the successful Taylor Swires, and posted a solid junior season. Bryja completed 72-of-147 passes for 1,262 yards and 12 touchdowns against nine interceptions, completing 49 percent of his passes and averaging more than 114 yards per game. Bryja threw for 100+ yards in six of Portage’s 11 games and had three games with multiple touchdown passes. He also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns on 24 keepers.

James Dodson, Senior QB, Claysburg-Kimmel - The man at the controls of a Bulldog offense that averaged more than 225 yards and 12 points per game, Dodson rolled up 802 yards of offense (645 passing, 167 rushing) and had a hand in three total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing). He completed 40-of-106 passes, throwing for 100+ yards three times and averaging more than three yards per carry on 55 attempts. Defensively, Dodson added 26 tackles, a sack and an interception.

James Stodart, Junior TE/DE, Moshannon Valley - One of the key players along the trenches of the defensive line for the Black Knights, Stodart racked up 43 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Stodart averaged more than seven tackles per game, posting his best performance of the year – 13 tackles and two sacks – in a 49-33 victory over Tussey Mountain. As a tight end in Moshannon Valley’s seldom-utilized aerial assault, Stodart caught one pass for nine yards.

Jared Shope, Junior SE/S, Forest Hills – Shope made his biggest impacts as a defensive back, though he also made contributions on offense and special teams as well for the Rangers second consecutive 13-win season. Shope registered 35 tackles (29 solo) and picked off four passes. Shope also caught seven passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns (20.6 avg.) and returned a combined nine kickoffs and punts for 159 yards.

Jarron Knisely, Senior RB/DB, Martinsburg-Central - The top returning rusher to the Dragons’ 2011 team, Knisely amassed 612 all-purpose yards (307 rush, 139 receiving, 166 kickoff returns) and scored four total touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 4.7 yards per carry, nearly 11.6 yards per reception and more than 23.7 yards per kick return. Defensively, Knisely also contributed 48 tackles (39 solo), two interceptions, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Javon Vuckovich, Senior RB/DL, Greater Johnstown - Vuckovich was able to make impacts in all three phases of the game for the Trojans in his junior season. He chalked up 69 tackles (49 solo), three sacks, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a blocked punt, averaging more than five tackles per game. On special teams, he booted 22 punts for an average of nearly 31.6 yards, with four of his punts being downed inside the 20 yard line. In limited offensive action, Vuckovich registered 41 carries for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 4.2 yards per carry.

Jeff Hogan, Junior QB, Northern Cambria - Hogan was at the controls of the Colts offense that averaged 235 yards and 16.9 points per game. He threw for 525 yards and five touchdowns and added 16 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. He completed 41-of-69 passes (59.4 percent) and averaged just under 2.3 yards per carry. Hogan threw for a season-high 174 yards against Homer Center and had two touchdown passes against Marion Center.

Jesse Cooper, Senior QB, Bishop McCort - Cooper helped provide the Crushers’ offense with an aerial dimension it hadn’t had the luxury of the past couple of seasons, throwing for 1,262 yards and nine touchdowns against six interceptions on 93-of-208 passing. Cooper completed 44.7 percent of his passes, threw for 130+ yards three times and posted three games with multiple touchdown passes. Cooper also added 160 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on 52 carries, averaging just under 3.1 yards per attempt.

Jesse Kreutzberger, Senior RB/LB, Portage Area - A key returning defensive weapon for the Mustangs, Kreutzberger registered an impressive 116 tackles (76 solo), two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. He averaged 10.5 tackles per game, finishing six of Portage’s 11 games with 10+ tackles, including an impressive 17 tackles against Chestnut Ridge, 15 tackles against Windber and 14 tackles against Conemaugh Township. Offensively, Kreutzberger recorded 30 total touches combined between rushing and receiving, totaling 328 yards (189 rushing, 139 receiving) and scored eight total touchdowns (6 rushing).

Joe Delgrosso, Senior C/DE, Bellwood-Antis – Delgrosso was part of a Blue Devils’ defensive unit that held seven opponents to 14 points or less, including two shutouts. He posted 51 tackles (30 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.

Joel Martin, Senior QB/FS, Moshannon Valley - More of a threat to run than pass, Martin directed the Black Knights’ offense that averaged more than 200 yards per game on the ground. Martin accumulated 386 yards of offense (253 rushing, 133 passing) and had a hand in six total touchdowns (5 rushing) for MV. He completed 10-of-38 passes and averaged more than 4.9 yards per carry on 51 attempts. He ran for 49+ yards in three games and threw for 100+ yards once.

Joey Vodopevic, Senior RB/LB, Penns Manor - The top returning rusher in the Comets’ run-centric offensive attack that averaged more than 280 yards per game on the ground, Vodopevic ran for 751 yards and 13 touchdowns on just 56 carries, averaging an impressive 13.4 yards per carry. He ran for 100+ yards four times and had five games with multiple rushing touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 85 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging more than 21 yards per catch. Defensively, Vodopevic was a force, racking up 90 tackles, three sacks, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries, recording four games of 10+ tackles.

John Dubovi, Senior G/MLB, Bishop McCort - A wrecker from his position at linebacker, Dubovi racked up 107 tackles (61 solo), five sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Dubovi averaged 8.9 tackles per game, posting four games of 10+ tackles and two games with multiple sacks. He recorded a season-high 13 stops against Somerset.

John Levi Ohler, Senior OL/DL, Forest Hills - A key returner to the Forest Hills defensive line, Ohler finished his junior season with 43 tackles (39 solo) and four sacks. He finished second on the team in sacks, trailing only senior Chris Callaher, who had six. Ohler averaged 3.1 tackles per game and also recovered a fumble for the Rangers.

John Rizzo, Senior RB/DE, Richland Township - A potential Division-1 prospect, Rizzo has received interest from programs like Georgia Tech, Maryland, Navy, Penn State and West Virginia, among others. The leading rusher for the Rams a season ago, Rizzo ran for 957 yards on 131 carries and caught six passes for 51 yards, scoring nine total touchdowns (all rushing) and averaging 7.3 yards per carry and 8.5 yards per reception. Rizzo ran for 100+ yards in four of Richland’s 10 games, including a season high 203 yards and three touchdowns against Bedford Area.

Johnny Sheesley, Junior ATH, Blacklick Valley - One of the key athletes to the Vikings’ season a year ago, Sheesley amassed 1,335 all-purpose yards (410 rushing, 609 receiving, 316 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 14 total touchdowns (5 rushing, 7 receiving, 2 kickoff returns). Sheesley averaged 5.3 yards per carry on 77 attempts, hauled in 33 passes for an average of nearly 18.5 yards per catch with three 100-yard receiving games, averaged just under 26.8 yards per punt return and 52.3 yards per kickoff return. As if that wasn’t enough, Sheesley also registered 73 tackles, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery on defense and converted 15 extra points. He scored 103 of the Vikings’ 232 points (44.3 percent).

Jojo Adams, Senior FB/LB, Central Cambria - Adams was part of a Red Devils’ defensive unit that held five 2010 opponents to 13 points or less, racking up 70 tackles, one sack, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He averaged seven tackles per game. Adams had a 14-tackle game against Penn Cambria and a 10-tackle game against Westmont Hilltop. He also ran for 41 yards on nine carries, caught one pass for five yards and returned four kickoffs for 36 yards.

Jordan Fuller, Senior RB/DL, Penn Cambria - The leading rusher in the Panthers’ rugged ground attack that averaged more than 213 yards per game, Fuller ran for 621 yards and nine touchdowns on 110 carries and caught a 29-yard touchdown pass, averaging more than 5.6 yards per carry. He twice ran for more than 100 yards, including a season high 194 yards against Cambria Heights. Defensively, Fuller added 40 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jordan Spangler, Junior K/P, Bishop McCort - Spangler handled the punting, kickoff and placekicking chores for the Crusher last season. He averaged just over 30.8 yards per punt on 45 attempts, with five being downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 48 yards. He booted 54 kickoffs for an average of 43.1 yards, with four touchbacks. He also converted 31 extra points, seven field goals and scored a receiving touchdown, accounting for 58 of McCort’s 319 points scored on the season (18.1 percent).

Josh Barzdo, Senior QB/RB, Bishop Carroll - Barzdo was at the reins of a Husky offense that averaged more than 300 rushing yards per game. #2 finished with more than 1,500 yards of total offense (1,077 rushing, 471 passing) and had a hand in 23 total touchdowns (20 rushing, 3 passing). Barzdo completed 28-of-84 passes and averaged nearly 6.3 yards per carry on 172 attempts, rushing for 100+ yards in seven games and throwing for 100+ yards once. Defensively, Barzdo racked up 102 tackles (58 solo), two interceptions, four deflected passes, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 7.3 tackles per game and finished with a pair of 13-tackle games against Cambria Heights and Bishop McCort.

Josh Clothiaux, Senior K, State College Area - Clothiaux handled the kickoff chores for the Little Lions last season, booting a total of 51 kickoffs for an average of 47.2 yards, with seven touchbacks (13.7 percent). He also returned three kickoffs for a total of 147 yards, averaging 49 yards per return, in a non-league game against New York state power St. Anthony’s.

Josh Duplin, Senior OT/DT, Westmont Hilltop - A 280-pound behemoth along the Hilltoppers’ defensive line, Duplin tallied 87 tackles (55 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals. He averaged 8.7 tackles per game, posting a pair of 13-tackle games against Bedford and Richland Township. He blocked both of his field goals in Westmont’s 29-26 victory over Cambria Heights.

Josh Huey, Junior RB/OLB, Purchase Line – The featured tailback in Purchase Line’s ground attack that averaged more than 110 yards per game, Huey ran for 514 yards and four touchdowns on 118 carries, averaging just under 4.4 yards per carry. Huey twice ran for more than 125 yards, including a season-best 141 yards against Blairsville. He also caught four passes for 26 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per reception. Defensively, Huey posted 35 tackles and three sacks.

Josh Mock, Sophomore OL/DL, Bishop Carroll – Don’t let his grade fool you – Mock, a 6’5, 237-pound athlete as a freshman – made significant impacts for the Huskies in helping the blue and white to its first District 6 football championship since 2005. Mock recorded 61 tackles (33 solo), three sacks and a forced fumble. He averaged 4.4 tackles per game, finishing seven games with tackles totals above his season average.

Josh Weakland, Senior QB, State College Area - Weakland’s passing ability helped provide State College a season passing output it hadn’t enjoyed since 2006. The Little Lion field general completed 174-of-317 passes for 2,179 yards and 21 touchdowns against 13 interceptions, leading State High to its third consecutive District 6/9/10 AAAA subregional championship and a berth in the PIAA playoffs. Weakland threw for 100+ yards in 10 of State High’s 14 games, including four 200-yard games. He also scored four rushing touchdowns on 71 keepers.

Justin Gdula, Senior QB, Forest Hills - A relatively unproven commodity for the Rangers entering the 2010 season, Gdula stepped up to the plate and helped lead Forest Hills to the PIAA AA semifinals and a 13-2 record. Gdula completed 93-of-143 passes (65 percent) for 1,613 yards with 27 touchdowns against three interceptions. He averaged more than 106 passing yards per game, throwing for 100+ yards in eight of FH’s 15 games and posting seven games with at least two touchdown passes. Four of those seven games were performances of four scoring passes. Gdula also added two rushing touchdowns on 49 keepers.

Kelvin Abrashoff, Senior QB, Mount Union Area - Abrashoff was one of the keys to the Trojans’ efforts last season, totaling 1,142 yards of offense (815 passing, 327 rushing) and had a hand in four total touchdowns (all passing). #12 completed 72-of-174 passes, throwing for 100+ yards three times, and averaging more than 3.7 yards per carry on 88 attempts. Abrashoff directed a Mount Union offense that averaged more than 160 yards and just under 10 points per game.

Kirby Moist, Senior RB/DB, Mifflin County High (Lewistown) - The Panthers’ leading rusher last season, Moist accumulated 769 yards and seven touchdowns on 156 carries and caught nine passes for 115 yards. Moist averaged 4.9 yards per carry and nearly 12.8 yards per reception. Moist finished two games with 100+ rushing yards, including a season-high 159 yards against Bellefonte.

Kyle Flick, Sophomore WR/DB, Richland Township - The featured target in the Rams’ aerial assault that averaged just over 92 yards per game, Flick hauled in 18 passes for 417 yards and six touchdowns, averaging nearly 23.2 yards per reception. Flick was the only Rams’ receiver with more than 15 receptions and one of only two receivers to catch more than 10 passes all season. He finished with a season-best 106 yards against Bishop Carroll and finished a total of four games with at least 69 receiving yards.

Lucas Hearn, Senior G/LB, Williamsburg - The top returning tackler to the Pirates’ defensive unit in 2011, Hearn registered 109 tackles (73 solo) and forced two fumbles. He averaged just under 11 tackles per game, finishing seven of Williamsburg’s 10 games with 11+ tackles, including a season-high 15 tackles against Everett and a pair of 14-tackle performances against Tussey Mountain and Mount Union Area.

Luke Stolitza, Junior QB, Purchase Line - The field general operating the Dragons’ offense that averaged more than 200 yards and 12.9 points per game last season, Stolitza threw for 685 yards and seven touchdowns against 12 interceptions, averaging a little more than 76 yards per game. Stolitza completed 44-of-121 passes, throwing for more than 100 yards three times and tossing a season-best three scoring passes in a loss to Homer Center. Stolitza also added two rushing touchdowns on 27 keepers.

Marc Watson, Senior ATH, Greater Johnstown - Watson did a little bit of everything for the Trojans last season, racking up 679 all-purpose yards (9 passing, 166 rushing, 370 receiving, 134 kickoff/punt returns) and scored five receiving touchdowns for the District 6 AAA champions. He averaged more than five yards per carry and 14.2 yards per reception. Defensively, Watson posted 17 tackles (13 solo), three interceptions and three deflected passes.

Mason Varner, Senior RB/DB, Juniata Valley – A weapon in the Green Hornet defensive backfield, Varner tallied 35 tackles, two sacks, led the team in interceptions with five and recovered two fumbles. He posted a two-interception game against Mount Union and was part of a JV defense that held six opponents to 12 points or less. Offensively, Varner posted 262 total yards between rushing and receiving, averaging nearly 4.4 yards per rush and 9.5 yards per catch. He scored four total touchdowns (2 rush, 1 rec., 1 fumble return).

Matt Dillon, Senior OL, Bishop Carroll - A returning starter from the Huskies’ offensive line a season ago, Dillon helped to pave the way for a Bishop Carroll offense which averaged 339.2 yards (305.6 rush, 33.6 pass) and 27.1 points per game, winning the District 6 Class A championship and reaching the PIAA A semifinals opposite Taylor-Riverside. The Husky offense produced four backs with season rushing totals between 445 to 2,110 yards (including a pair of 1,000+-yard rushers) and a 450+-yard passer, scoring 54 total offensive touchdowns (51 rushing, three passing).

Michael John, Senior RB/DB, Philipsburg-Osceola - The top returning rusher to the Mountaineers’ offense in 2011, John finished his junior season with 748 combined yards rushing and receiving and scored six total touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged nearly 8.7 yards per carry on 61 attempts and 12.1 yards per catch on 18 receptions. John ran for 100+ yards twice and also had one game with 100+ receiving yards. Defensively, John recorded 28 tackles, deflected two passes and recovered a fumble.

Mike Cavazza, Senior QB, Marion Center - A dual-threat athlete operating the controls of the Stingers’ Wing-T offense, Cavazza racked up 761 total yards of offense (649 passing, 112 rushing) and had a hand in eight total touchdowns in MC’s 4-5 campaign (7 rushing). Cavazza completed 37-of-87 passes, throwing for 100+ yards three times within Marion Center’s first four games. He also averaged 2.1 yards per carry on 53 attempts. Defensively, Cavazza tallied 57 tackles and an interception, averaging 6.7 tackles per game with a 12-tackle performance against Northern Cambria.

Mike Marcinko, Senior QB, Philipsburg-Osceola - A dual-threat athlete at the helm of the Mountaineers’ offense that averaged more than 300 yards and 22 points per game, Marcinko finished his junior season with 1,206 total yards (956 passing, 250 rushing) and had a hand in 14 total touchdowns for P-O (9 passing, 5 rushing). Marcinko completed 54.2 percent of his passes (77-of-142) and averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 75 attempts. Marcinko threw for 100+ yards three times and had three games with multiple touchdown passes. Defensively, #5 posted 26 tackles, three interceptions and four deflected passes.

Mike Newhouse, Sophomore FB/LB, Homer Center - Newhouse had a solid freshman season for the Wildcats, posting 103 tackles (74 solo), one sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. He averaged more than 10 tackles per game, finishing four games with 11+ tackles, including a season-best 21 tackles against United and 14 tackles against Pittsburgh City League representative Langley. Newhouse is also the top returning rusher to the Wildcats offense after accumulating 396 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 77 carries, averaging over 5.1 yards per attempt.

Nakota Reed, Senior ATH, Southern Huntingdon County – Reed had quite the junior season during the Rockets’ 4-5 campaign, chalking up 1,053 all-purpose yards (11 passing, 685 rushing, 92 receiving, 265 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven rushing touchdowns. Reed was the leading rusher for the Rockets, whose ground attack averaged more than 150 yards per game. He averaged more than 5.9 yards per carry on 115 rushes, 9.2 yards per reception, 15 yards per punt return and 26.1 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Reed contributed 32 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Nate James, Junior HB/OLB, Bishop McCort - Primarily a defensive threat for the Crushers, James tallied 80 tackles and one sack, averaging 8.9 tackles per game and finishing four games with 10 total tackles. He was part of a McCort defense that held seven opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout. In limited offensive action, James chalked up 26 yards rushing on four carries.

Nate Sharkey, Junior OL/DL, Bald Eagle Area - A force along the defensive line for Bald Eagle Area, Sharkey rattled off 78 tackles (57 solo), five sacks and a deflected pass. He averaged 7.8 tackles per game, including a season-best 15 stops against District 6 AAA finalist Bellefonte and 10 tackles against District 6 AA finalist Tyrone Area. Sharkey also posted a two-sack game against District 9 AAA champ Clearfield. In limited offensive action, Sharkey ran for 33 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

Nate Zachesky, Junior RB/LB, Northern Cambria - Zachesky had a solid sophomore season for Northern Cambria, totaling 553 yards of offense (332 rushing, 221 receiving) and scored five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 6.5 yards per carry on 51 rushes and 13 yards per reception on 17 catches. Zachesky had one game each of 100 rushing and receiving yards and posted two games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Defensively, #47 chipped in with 54 tackles (32 solo), averaging six tackles per game.

Nathan Bearer, Junior QB, Cambria Heights - Bearer saw limited action backing up senior Caleb Vescovi, completing 5-of-9 passes for 64 yards with a pair of touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bearer, it would appear, would have the inside track to replacing Vescovi, who threw for more than 2,400 yards last year and finished his career for the Highlanders with 5,319 passing yards and 41 touchdowns. Defensively, Bearer registered 32 tackles and a fumble recovery, including a season-best 11 stops against Penn Cambria.

Nathan Martin, Senior QB, Mifflin County High (Lewistown) - The field general for a Panthers’ offense that averaged more than 230 yards and 15 points per game, Martin completed 83-of-178 passes for 1,176 yards and five touchdowns against 13 interceptions. Martin finished three games with at least 200 yards passing and two games with multiple touchdown passes. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 31 keepers.

Nathan Patterson, Senior FB, Southern Huntingdon County - A two-way threat for the Rockets, Patterson totaled 433 all-purpose yards of offense (308 rushing, 125 receiving) and scored a rushing touchdown in his junior season. Patterson averaged 4.6 yards per carry on 67 attempts and 15.6 yards per reception on eight catches. Defensively, Patterson chipped in with 22 tackles and an interception.

Nathan Walters, Senior RB/LB, Southern Huntingdon County – One of the key returners to the Rockets’ defense in 2011, Walters posted solid numbers as a junior. He ended 2010 with 57 tackles, four sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries, averaging more than seven tackles per game, including a pair of 10+ tackle games. Walters put up a season-best 13 tackles against Moshannon Valley to end the season. He also had 10 tackles and two sacks against Williamsburg.

Neil Bodley, Sophomore QB/TB/DEF, Juniata - A defensive force for the Indians, Bodley recorded 47 tackles, two sacks, an interception and five fumble recoveries, averaging nearly five tackles per game. Bodley had a two-sack game against Central Mountain and recovered a pair of fumbles against District 9 AAA champion Clearfield. Offensively, Bodley ran for 91 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 26 carries, went 0-for-2 passing and caught three passes for 28 yards.

Nicholas Maruca, Senior OL/LB, Bishop Carroll - A force along the defensive line for the Huskies, Maruca totaled 113 tackles and a pair of sacks. He averaged 8.1 tackles per game, finishing five games with 11+ tackles, including a 15-tackle performance against Westmont Hilltop and an 11-tackle performance in the PIAA Class A semifinals against Riverside.

Nick Lamantia, Senior RB/LB, Marion Center - One of four Stinger backs with at least 50 rushing attempts during 2010, Lamantia posted 345 yards and a touchdown on 68 carries and caught 10 passes for 88 yards, averaging just under 5.1 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception. Lamantia had three games of at least 85 rushing yards, including a season-high 115 yards against Purchase Line. Defensively, Lamantia recorded 60 tackles, averaging 6.7 tackles per game with three 10-tackle performances.

Nick Patton, Senior WR/DB, Tyrone Area - The featured target in the Golden Eagles’ aerial assault, Patton hauled in 30 passes for 584 yards, averaging more than 19 yards per catch. He finished Tyrone’s first two games (Bellwood-Antis & Lewistown) with six or more catches, but then caught no more than three passes in each of the Golden Eagles’ remaining games. Patton finished the Bellwood game with more than 170 receiving yards. As a sophomore, he averaged more than 20 yards per catch.

Nick Watson, Senior TE/DE/P, Juniata Valley - Primarily seeing action as the punter for the Green Hornets, Watson had a productive season, averaging nearly 34.6 yards per punt on 24 attempts, with nine of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line (37.5 percent) and a long of 58 yards. Offensively, Watson caught two passes for 28 yards and one touchdown as a tight end in JV’s Wing-T scheme. Defensively, Watson added 10 tackles and one sack.

Russell Markosky, Senior RB/DB, Ligonier Valley - One of four Ram backs with at least 46 rushing attempts in a ground attack that averaged more than 280 rushing yards per game, Markosky ran for 607 yards and seven touchdowns on 91 carries, averaging more than 6.6 yards per carry. He twice ran for more than 125 yards in a game, finishing two LV games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Markosky also caught three passes for 21 yards, returned nine punts for 108 yards and five kickoffs for 94 yards. Defensively, #1 added 52 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, a deflected pass, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.

Ryan Burnheimer, Senior FB/LB, Westmont Hilltop - The featured tailback in the Hilltoppers’ offensive attack, Burnheimer ran for 677 yards and four touchdowns on 150 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He ended the season on a positive note, running for a combined 341 yards in games against Forest Hills and Penn Cambria. Defensively, Burnheimer chipped in with 73 tackles (47 solo), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 8.1 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 12 tackles against Richland Township.

Ryan Knupp, Senior FB/LB, Ligonier Valley - The leading rusher in Ligonier Valley’s multi-faceted rushing attack, Knupp finished his junior season with 831 yards and 10 touchdowns on 105 carries, averaging more than 7.9 yards per carry. Knupp finished four games with at least 100 rushing yards and had a three-touchdown game against Purchase Line. Defensively, Knupp added 24 tackles (18 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Sam Snyder, Senior QB, Penns Valley Area - The leader of a Rams’ offensive unit that averaged 186 yards and 10 points per game, Snyder amassed 731 yards of offense (560 passing, 171 rushing) and had a hand in three total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing). Snyder completed 48-of-125 passes and averaged exactly three yards per carry on 57 attempts. He threw for a season-high 231 yards against Bald Eagle Area and ran for a season-best 82 yards against Huntingdon Area. Defensively, Snyder chipped in with 15 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Scott Bellock, Senior RB/FS, Central Cambria - One of the keys to the Central Cambria defensive backfield, Bellock registered 102 tackles (57 solo), one sack, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 9.3 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 18 tackles against District 6 Class A champion Bishop Carroll and 13 stops against Westmont Hilltop. Between offense and special teams, Bellock racked up 573 all-purpose yards (103 rushing, 173 receiving, 293 kickoff/punt returns) and scored two total touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 4.2 yards per carry, 17.3 yards per reception, 16.6 yards per punt return and 17.3 yards per kick return.

Scott George, Senior K/P, Forest Hills - George had quite the solid season kicking for the Rangers, booting a total of 94 kickoffs for an average of 51.5 yards and recording at least one touchback in 11 of Forest Hills’ 15 games. George also served as the placekicker for the Rangers, converting 59 extra points and two field goals, accounting for 65 of the Rangers’ school-record 539 points scored, or nearly 12.1 percent of the team’s total season scoring output.

Shawn Brink, Senior T/DT, Glendale - A 280-pound behemoth along the offensive and defensive lines for Glendale, Brink helped pave the way for a Viking offense that averaged more than 360 yards and 29 points per game. Defensively, Brink recorded 77 tackles, averaging 7.7 stops per game. Brink recorded a season-best 18 tackles in a season-ending loss to United.

Shawn Dell, Junior FB/LB, Forest Hills - The second-leading rusher returning to the Forest Hills team in 2011, Dell ran for 254 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards per carry on 39 attempts. Defensively, Dell posted 48 tackles (43 solo) and an interception, averaging a little more than three tackles per game and finishing with a season-high seven tackles against Penn Cambria. Dell’s interception, posted against Greater Johnstown, was returned 31 yards for a touchdown.

Steve Franco, Senior QB, Tyrone Area - Over the last two seasons, Franco has posted an overall record of 22-4 and led the Golden Eagles to consecutive District 6 AA championship games. Franco completed 108-of-184 passes (58.7 percent) for 1,962 yards with 19 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in 11 of Tyrone’s 13 games, had two games of 200+ passing yards and five games with multiple touchdown passes, including a season-best five scoring strikes against Juniata. He has thrown for 3,474 career yards and 34 touchdowns.

Stewart Borst, Senior DL, Juniata Valley - Borst may be one of the best sack artists returning to the Inter-County Conference’s North Division. He finished his junior season with 49 tackles and an impressive 11 sacks, averaging 4.9 tackles per game and finishing four games with multiple sacks. He also intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and blocked a punt. Between offense and special teams, Borst registered 508 all-purpose yards (288 rushing, 48 receiving, 172 kickoff returns) and scored four rushing touchdowns. He averaged nearly 9.3 yards per carry, 16 yards per reception and 19.1 yards per kick return.

Taylor Ferguson, Senior WR/S, Blairsville - One of the leaders in the Blairsville defensive backfield last season, Ferguson recorded 21 tackles, led the team in interceptions, with three, deflected five passes and blocked a field goal. Ferguson was also one of the featured receivers in the Bobcats’ aerial assault, snaring 19 passes for 288 yards, averaging more than 14.1 yards per catch. He posted consecutive 5-catch, 76-yard games against Ligonier Valley and Marion Center.

Toby Boyd, Senior G/LB, Juniata Valley - The second-leading tackler on the Green Hornets’ defensive unit in 2010, Boyd registered 73 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt. He averaged more than eight tackles per game and finished three games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 15 stops and two forced fumbles against West Branch and 10-tackle games against Moshannon Valley and Bellwood-Antis.

Tyler Campbell, Junior FB/ILB, Bellwood-Antis - One of the top returning rushers to the Blue Devils’ ground attack from a season ago, Campbell finished with 281 yards and four touchdowns on 49 carries and caught another six passes for 55 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry and nearly 9.2 yards per catch. Campbell also added 44 tackles (29 solo), a sack and a deflected pass on defense, averaged 40.3 yards per kickoff on 30 attempts with a long of 52 yards and returned three kickoffs for 64 yards (21.3 yard avg.).

Tyler Crawford, Junior FB/LB, Cambria Heights - A wrecker on the defensive side of the ball from his linebacker position, Crawford ripped up the opposition for 121 tackles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. He averaged 12.1 tackles per game, finishing eight of the Highlanders’ 10 games with 10+ tackles, including 18 tackles against Central Cambria and a pair of 15-tackle games against Forest Hills and Somerset Area. Additonally, Crawford was the second-leading rusher on the Cambria Heights team a season ago, amassing 466 yards and six touchdowns on 78 attempts and adding 10 receptions for 52 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry and 5.2 yards per reception.

Tyler Ickes, Senior RB/LB, Claysburg-Kimmel - The leading tackler on the Bulldogs’ defensive unit last season, Ickes registered 81 tackles (all solo), an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He averaged 10.1 tackles per game for C-K, posting a season-best 18 tackles against District 5 Class A champion Northern Bedford County and 15 tackles against Everett. Offensively, Ickes ran for 307 yards and three touchdowns on 63 carries, averaging just under 4.9 yards per attempt. He also returned eight kickoffs for 146 yards (18.3 avg.), with a long of 42 yards.

Tyler Ferguson, Senior QB, Blairsville - Ferguson only played in the Bobcats’ first five games of the 2010 season, and he was off to a pretty good start, racking up 689 yards of offense (574 passing, 115 rushing) and accounting for six total touchdowns (3 passing, 3 rushing). He completed 40-of-82 passes, throwing for 130+ yards in three consecutive games and averaging nearly 3.2 yards per carry on 36 attempts. Defensively, Ferguson posted 13 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

Tyler Strong, Senior OL, Bishop Carroll - A returning starter from the Huskies’ offensive line a season ago, Strong helped to pave the way for a Bishop Carroll offense which averaged 339.2 yards (305.6 rush, 33.6 pass) and 27.1 points per game, winning the District 6 Class A championship and reaching the PIAA A semifinals opposite Taylor-Riverside. The Husky offense produced four backs with season rushing totals between 445 to 2,110 yards (including a pair of 1,000+-yard rushers) and a 450+-yard passer, scoring 54 total offensive touchdowns (51 rushing, three passing).

Von Walker, Junior RB/LB, Central Mountain - The leading rusher in the Wildcats’ offensive attack last year, Walker ran for 605 yards and six touchdowns on 100 carries, averaging just under 6.1 yards per carry. He also caught six passes for 66 yards (11 yard avg.). In the last two seasons, Walker has run for more than 1,100 yards. Defensively, he recorded 54 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. On special teams, he booted 28 punts for an average of nearly 33.4 yards, with a long of 54 yards.

Zach Hanley, Senior TE/DE, Richland Township - A two-way threat for Richland, Hanley recorded 65 tackles, five sacks, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.5 tackles per game, finishing three games with 10+ tackles and two games with two sacks. From his tight end position, Hanley caught 10 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 21.9 yards per catch. Hanley was one of only two Ram receivers to reach double digits in receptions.

Zach Helsel, Junior RB/LB, Claysburg-Kimmel - Helsel finished his sophomore season by totaling 500 all-purpose yards (287 rushing, 142 receiving, 71 kickoff returns) and scored four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged just under 4.1 yards per carry, more than 10.9 yards per reception and 14.2 yards per kick return. Helsel ran for a season-high 110 yards against West Branch. Defensively, #34 tallied 62 tackles (all solo), one sack, three interceptions, a forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.

Zach Lingenfelter, Senior FB/DL, Martinsburg-Central - Lingenfelter is one of the top returning players on the defensive side of the ball for the Dragons. He amassed 50 tackles (39 solo), a team-leading 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He posted a three-sack game against District 6 AA semifinalist Huntingdon Area and really came alive in the playoffs, racking up 23 total tackles (16 solo) and two sacks combined in games against Ligonier Valley and Tyrone Area.

Zach Rugg, Senior T/DT, Bishop McCort - A two-way threat in the trenches for McCort, the 6’5, 269-pound Rugg helped pave the way for a Crushers’ offense that averaged more than 265 yards and 24 points per game. McCort finished 8-5 overall, reaching the District 6 Class A championship game for the third consecutive year and a fifth consecutive season of reaching a District 6 final (McCort won D6 AA titles in 2006 and 2007). Defensively, Rugg amassed 99 tackles (60 solo), 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 8.3 tackles per contest. Rugg is a potential Division-1 prospect.

Zack Varga, Senior RB/OLB, Bishop McCort - The featured back in Bishop McCort’s offensive scheme, Varga finished with 812 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 181 carries and caught another five passes for 103 yards for the Crushers, averaging just under 4.5 yards per carry and 20.6 yards per reception. Varga twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game and finished a total of six games with at least 75 rushing yards. Defensively, Varga was just as lethal, accumulating 111 tackles (66 solo), an interception and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.5 tackles per game.

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Adam Wiley, Junior ATH, Chestnut Ridge - Wiley had a respectable defensive season for the 8-3 Lions, posting 72 tackles and three interceptions, averaging 7.2 tackles per contest and twice finishing with more than 10 tackles in a game, including a season-best 13 stops in a Week 2 victory over North Star. Wiley didn’t stop there – he also chalked up 395 all-purpose yards (57 rushing, 154 receiving, 184 kickoff/punt returns) and scored two total touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Wiley averaged 9.5 yards per carry, 22 yards per reception, 9.6 yards per punt return and 19.8 yards per kick return.

 

Andre Dauphinais, Senior RB/LB, Berlin Brothersvalley - A two-way weapon for the high-flying Mountaineers, Dauphinais racked up 48 tackles, five sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.8 stops per game for a Berlin defensive unit that held seven of 10 opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout. Offensively, Dauphinais finished as the fourth-leading rusher for a Mountaineers’ offense that averaged 299 yards per game on the ground, running for 229 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries, averaging nearly 7.2 yards per carry.

Andrew Mock, Senior QB/DE, Windber - Mock was primarily a defensive catalyst for the Ramblers, accounting for 27 tackles, a team-leading six sacks, an interception and a forced fumble, averaging 2.7 tackles per game for District 5s winningest all-time football program (584-329-44 overall since 1914). Offensively, he completed 11-of-23 passes for 91 yards, ran 14 times for 122 yards and caught two passes for 29 yards, averaging 8.7 yards per carry and 14.5 yards per reception.

Brad Hengst, Senior QB, Chestnut Ridge - A true dual-threat type of quarterback, Hengst just missed a 1,000/1,000 season by 52 passing yards. He helped lead the Lions to an 8-3 record and berth in the District 5/6 AA playoffs by running for 1,245 yards on 116 carries and completing 47-of-99 passes for 948 yards, accounting for 24 total touchdowns (18 rushing, 6 passing). He finished with a completion percentage of 47.5, throwing for 100+ yards five times. On the ground, Hengst averaged 10.7 yards per carry, running for 100+ yards in six of 10 games. In the last two seasons, Hengst has amassed more than 3,500 yards of offense. Defensively, he added 36 tackles (21 solo) and recovered a pair of fumbles.

Brandon Miller, Senior WR/DB, Meyersdale - A solid all-around athlete for the Red Raiders, Miller was all over the place for Meyersdale in his junior season, amassing 1,292 all-purpose yards (362 rush, 451 receiving, 479 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 10 total touchdowns (4 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 punt return, 1 kickoff return). He averaged 11.3 yards per carry, 16.7 yards per reception, 19.2 yards per punt return and 20.4 yards per kickoff return. He ran for 100+ yards once and was Meyersdale’s featured receiving target, finishing five games with at least 50 receiving yards. Defensively, Miller added 56 tackles, two interceptions and two deflected passes.

Brandon Oswalt, Senior WR/DB, Northern Bedford County - The top returning receiver from a Panthers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 60 yards per game last season, Oswalt hauled in 14 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 15.3 yards per catch. He finished four games with multiple catches and two games with at least 40 receiving yards. Oswalt also returned 16 punts for 71 yards.

Brantley Rice, Junior DB/K, North Star - A key presence in the North Star defensive backfield and on special teams, Rice tallied 57 tackles, four interceptions and three deflected passes, averaging 4.8 tackles per game. On special teams, Rice handled the placekicking and kickoff chores for the Cougars. He converted 32 extra points and one field goal, accounting for 35 of North Star’s 389 total points in 2010. On kickoffs, Rice booted a trio of touchbacks on 58 tries.

Brock Medva, Junior RB/DB, Shade - 2010 was a struggle for the Shade Panthers, who won just two of their nine games, but Brock Medva was one of the team’s top statistical leaders. He amassed 1,235 all-purpose yards (811 rushing, 45 receiving, 379 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven total touchdowns (all rushing) for the Panthers. The team’s leading rusher, Medva averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 149 rushes, going for 100+ yards four times. Defensively, Medva was just as forceful, racking up 101 tackles (59 solo) and a fumble recovery, averaging 11.2 tackles per game, including 15 tackles against Rockwood and 14 tackles each against Portage and Meyersdale. Medva also averaged 8.4 yards per punt return and 21.1 yards per kickoff return.

Bryan Zborovancik, Senior FB/DE, North Star - The third-leading rusher in North Star’s rushing attack that averaged more than 195 yards per game last season, Zborovancik ran for 360 yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries and caught another five passes for 48 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 9.6 yards per reception. He finished six games with at least five rushing attempts and four games with at least 44 rushing yards. Defensively, #32 registered 60 tackles, one sack and a deflected pass, averaging 4.6 tackles per game, including a season-high 11 tackles in a loss to Berlin Brothersvalley.

Cody Keefer, Senior OL/DL, Berlin Brothersvalley - A key returner to the Berlin defensive line, Keefer, all 155 pounds of him, finished with 46 tackles and four sacks during the Mountaineers’ 9-1 campaign last year. He averaged 4.6 tackles and four-tenths of a sack per game.

Colin Bryan, Junior ATH, Windber - An all-around athlete for the Ramblers, Bryan totaled 614 all-purpose yards (242 rushing, 111 receiving, 261 kickoff/punt returns) and scored five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 punt return), averaging 5.6 yards per carry, 12.3 yards per reception, 14.4 yards per punt return and 32.8 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Bryan added 36 tackles (26 solo).

Dakota Hess, Senior ATH, Bedford - Hess did a little bit of everything for the Bison in 2010, amassing 772 all-purpose yards (218 rushing, 151 receiving, 403 kickoff/punt returns) and scored six total touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 kickoff returns). He averaged 6.4 yards per carry, 16.8 yards per reception, 17 yards per punt return and 34.5 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Hess chipped in with 46 tackles (26 solo), three interceptions and four deflected passes.

Dan Zambanini, Senior WR/DB, Conemaugh Township - One of CT’s top returning defensive leaders, Zambanini tallied 89 tackles (51 solo), an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.1 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 17 tackles against Windber and 14 tackles against Chestnut Ridge. In limited action at wideout, Zambanini caught a trio of passes for 52 yards and one touchdown, averaging 17.3 yards per catch.

Drew Glotfelty, Junior RB/DB, Berlin Brothersvalley – Glotfelty was getting off to a solid start for the Mountaineers, then wound up missing 60 percent of Berlin’s season. In just four games, the junior-to-be ran for 399 yards and three touchdowns on just 32 carries and caught another 10 passes for 85 yards, scoring four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 12.5 yards per carry and 8.5 yards per catch. Defensively, he added 21 tackles and a deflected pass.

Dylan Glessner, Junior RB/LB, Shade - The second-leading rusher in the Panthers’ offensive arsenal that averaged more than 205 yards per game on the ground, Glessner accumulated 535 yards and four touchdowns on 117 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per rush and topping the 100-yard mark in a game once. Defensively, Glessner totaled 75 tackles (41 solo), three sacks and a blocked punt, averaging 8.3 tackles per game.

Eric Ewing, Senior FB/DE, Conemaugh Township - Ewing made impacts for the Indians from his position at defensive end, racking up 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.9 tackles per game. Ewing was part of a Conemaugh Township defensive unit that held eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less. As a fullback, Ewing ran for 166 yards and one touchdown on 52 carries and caught another two passes for 17 yards, averaging 3.2 yards per carry and 8.5 yards per reception.

Grant Speigle, Senior K/P, Conemaugh Township - The Indians’ leading special teams weapon, Speigle averaged 31.2 yards per punt on 31 boots, with four of those kicks downed inside the 20 yard line to go with a long of 67 yards. On kickoffs, he averaged 41.1 yards per boot on 19 tries, with one touchback. Speigle also converted 30 extra points for Conemaugh Township.

Jacob Craig, Senior TE/LB, Berlin Brothersvalley - A key returning presence at linebacker for Berlin, Craig finished the season as one of the team’s top tacklers and sack artists, amassing 92 tackles, 7.5 sacks, a deflected pass, a fumble recovery and two blocked punts, averaging 9.2 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 16 tackles against Windber and a pair of 13-tackle games against Meyersdale and North Star. Offensively, Craig was mostly a blocker for a Mountaineer offense that averaged 299 rushing yards and 40.1 points per game, but he also got a chance for some touches. Using his 6’1, 228-pound frame at tight end, Craig caught seven passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 18 yards per catch, and also registered a 35-yard touchdown run on his only rushing attempt.

Joe Pipon, Senior QB/S, Windber - Pipon was at the helm of the Ramblers’ offensive arsenal, amassing 900 total yards of offense (525 passing, 375 rushing) and accounting for eight Windber touchdowns (6 rushing, 2 passing). He completed 47-of-106 passes (44.3 percent) and averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 72 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards once and ran for 100+ yards once, but did not stop there. Including his six rushing touchdowns, Pipon scored 58 total points (15 extra points, 2 two-point conversions, 1 field goal) and averaged 32.5 yards per punt on 20 boots, with one punt downed inside the 20 yard line.

Jordan Hamacek, Senior OL/DL, Windber - A defensive force for the Ramblers, Hamacek totaled 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.8 tackles per game.

Jordan Shroyer, Senior WR/LB, Conemaugh Township - The Indians’ top returning multi-purpose athlete, Shroyer notched an impressive 1,428 all-purpose yards (246 rushing, 685 receiving, 259 punt returns, 238 kickoff returns) and scored 10 total touchdowns (9 receiving, 1 rushing). Shroyer caught a team-best 42 passes, averaging 16.3 yards per catch, finishing five games with at least four catches and three games with 100+ receiving yards. He also averaged over seven yards per carry, 17.3 yards per punt return and 19.8 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, #31 recorded 85 tackles (52 solo), two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging just under eight tackles per game.

Josh Bulger, Senior OL/LB, Shade – District 5s top returning sack artist, Bulger had himself quite a solid junior season. He chalked up 78 tackles (44 solo), a team-best 10 sacks (for 63 yards lost) and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.7 tackles and 1.1 sacks per game. Bulger finished five Panther games with 10+ tackles and two games with multiple sacks.

Jourdan Miller, Junior WR/DB, Northern Bedford County - A key returning presense to the Northern Bedford defensive backfield, Miller totaled 15 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 1.5 tackles per game. Miller was part of a Panther defensive unit that held 11 of 12 opponents to 18 points or less last season, with two shutouts. He also caught five passes for 34 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per catch.

Justin Hoover, Senior RB/LB, Meyersdale - The featured rusher in the Red Raiders’ ground attack that averaged more than 200 yards per game, Hoover finished with 1,326 yards and 10 touchdowns on 194 carries and caught another nine passes for 61 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 6.8 yards per carry and 6.8 yards per reception. Hoover ran for 100+ yards in seven of nine games, including a pair of 200+ yard performances. Defensively, he added 88 tackles (54 solo), one sack, one interception, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also returned 10 kickoffs for 199 yards and also averaged 32 yards per punt on 25 attempts, with five punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Kyle Monroe, Senior OL/LB, Meyersdale - Monroe tallied 64 tackles (35 solo) for the Red Raiders last season, averaging 6.4 tackles per game for a Meyersdale defensive unit that held three of 10 opponents to 15 points or less.

Levi Bowser, Junior K, Berlin Brothersvalley - The guy in charge of the kickoff and placekicking chores for the Mountaineers, Bowser converted 39 extra points, accounting for just under 10 percent of Berlin’s season total of 401 points scored. On kickoff duties, Bowser booted 22 total kickoffs, with one touchback, averaging just under 41 yards per boot.

Logan Fluke, Senior QB, Northern Bedford County - Fluke only played in the first 10 of Northern Bedford’s 12 games in 2010, missing the majority of the Panthers’ run to the District 5 Class A championship game. While he was in action, however, he posted a solid junior season, leading NBC to a 10-0 record. Fluke completed 54-of-103 passes for 725 yards and 11 touchdowns against five interceptions, connecting on 52.4 percent of his passes, throwing for 100+ yards three times and posting two games with three scoring passes each. He also added 162 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries, averaging 4.8 yards per rush. Defensively, Fluke added five tackles, two interception and three deflected passes.

Logan Kensinger, Senior OL/ILB, Chestnut Ridge – A key returning defensive presence for Chestnut Ridge at linebacker, Kensinger chalked up 96 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 9.6 tackles per game. Kensinger posted a trio of 16-tackle games against Windber, Meyersdale, and Allegany (Cumberland, Md.). Kensinger was part of a Chestnut Ridge defensive unit that held five of 11 opponents to 18 points or less, with one shutout.

Marcus Shippey, Senior ATH, Bedford - Shippey was at the controls of Kevin Steele’s Wing-T offense in 2010, and he put up respectable statistics, amassing 952 total yards of offense (524 passing, 428 rushing) and accounting for 13 total Bison touchdowns (7 rushing, 6 passing). Shippey completed 29-of-81 passes (35.8 percent), throwing for 100+ yards once, and averaged 4.1 yards per carry on 104 carries, running for 100+ yards once. Defensively, Shippey racked up 106 tackles (69 solo), an interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 10.6 tackles per game and finishing six games with 10+ tackles. He also averaged 31.1 yards per punt on 31 attempts and 49.3 yards per kickoff, with one touchback, on 26 boots.

Matt Dull, Senior WR/LB, Chestnut Ridge - A key two-way returning player for Chestnut Ridge, Dull ripped up opposing offenses for 106 tackles and a pair of interceptions, averaging 9.6 tackles per game, finishing four games with 11+ tackles, including a 17-tackle performance against Windber and 14 stops against Berlin Brothersvalley. Offensively, Dull racked up 607 all-purpose yards of offense (415 rushing, 192 receiving) and scored five total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 17.5 yards per reception. Dull also returned 12 combined kickoffs and punts for 155 yards.

Matt Orner, Junior TE/DE, Shade - A key returning presence at linebacker for Shade, Orner registered 39 tackles (23 solo) and four sacks, averaging 4.3 tackles per game and posting a two-sack performance against North Star. Orner’s four sacks accounted for 25 yards lost.

Matt Sollenberger, Senior RB/DB, Northern Bedford County - The top returning rusher from a Panthers’ rushing attack that averaged more than 250 yards per game last season, Sollenberger ran for 211 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries, averaging over five yards per rush. He posted a season-best 98 yards in Northern Bedford’s season opener against Moshannon Valley. Defensively, Sollenberger posted 60 tackles (all solo), a sack, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries, averaging five tackles per game. He also completed two passes for 19 yards and returned four kickoffs for 24 yards.

Matt Yost, Senior RB/DB, Conemaugh Township - A defensive force for the Indians, Yost totaled 61 tackles (45 solo) and a pair of interceptions, posting a season-high 14 tackles against Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class A playoffs and returning an interception for a touchdown against Conemaugh Valley. Yost also returned six kickoffs for 160 yards, including an 86-yard return for touchdown against North Star, added 10 rushes for 65 yards and caught a 20-yard pass.

Max Strasiser, Senior QB, North Star - Easily District 5s top returning field general and one of the top offensive catalysts among the district’s Class A schools, Strasiser amassed 2,435 yards of total offense (2,010 passing, 425 rushing) and had a hand in 32 total touchdowns for the Cougars (21 passing, 11 rushing). He completed 114-of-196 passes (58.2 percent), throwing for 100+ yards nine times, 200+ yards five times and 300+ yards once. Strasiser has thrown for 3,125 yards and 28 touchdowns in his career, and has the potential to become the first 4,000-yard passer in D5 history. He helped North Star to a 9-4 record and the school’s third District 5 football championship in the last four seasons.

Mike Ott, Senior SE/P, Shade - Ott handled the punting chores for the Panthers last season, averaging 36.5 yards per punt on 17 attempts, with five of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line. Ott’s long punt of the year went for 48 yards.

Neil Yoder, Senior RB/LB, North Star - Primarily a defensive force for the District 5 Class A champion Cougars, Yoder racked up 118 tackles (74 solo), an interception and two forced fumbles, averaging 9.8 tackles per game. He finished seven of North Star’s 13 games with double-digit tackle totals, including 18 stops against Chestnut Ridge, 14 tackles against Northern Bedford County and 13 tackles against Clairton in the PIAA Class A playoffs. He was part of a North Star defensive unit that held five of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with one shutout. Yoder also ran for 37 yards on four carries and returned four kickoffs for 59 yards.

Quinton Hixson, Senior OL/DL, Northern Bedford County - A 6’3, 300-pound behemoth in the trenches for the District 5 Class A runner-up Panthers, Hixson has the potential to receive some interest from some collegiate football programs. He tallied 54 tackles, two sacks, a deflected pass and a forced fumble for Northern Bedford last year, playing a key part on a defensive unit that held 11 of 12 opponents to 18 points or less, with two shutouts. Offensively, Hixson helped to pave the way for an NBC offensive unit that averaged 322 yards (253 rushing) and 35.3 points per game, scoring 56 total touchdowns (45 rushing, 11 passing).

Randy Martz, Senior G/LB, Meyersdale - Martz finished his junior season by racking up 59 tackles (36 solo), averaging 6.5 tackles per game for the Red Raiders, including a season-best 12 stops against Shade. Martz was part of a Meyersdale defensive unit that held three of 10 opponents to 15 points or less.

Rusty Miller, Junior TE/DL, North Star - A 6’1, 215-pound target at tight end in the North Star aerial assault, Miller snagged 16 passes for 256 yards and a trio of touchdowns, averaging exactly 16 yards per catch. He finished six games with multiple catches and five games with at least 30 receiving yards. The Cougars averaged more than 155 yards through the air last season, producing three receivers with at least 15 catches and 250 receiving yards.

Tanner Cahill, Junior RB/LB, Conemaugh Township - Cahill had a very solid sophomore season for the 8-3 Indians, racking up 111 tackles (66 solo), a sack, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt, averaging 10.1 tackles per game. He finished with a pair of 14-tackle games against Blacklick Valley and North Star and also had 12 tackles against Rockwood. Cahill also contributed 18 rushing yards on four carries in limited offensive action.

Tanner Revak, Senior WR/DB, North Star - A 6’2 presence in the Cougars’ defensive backfield, Revak chalked up 77 tackles (43 solo), three interceptions and four deflected passes, averaging 5.9 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 11 tackles in a loss to Berlin Brothersvalley in the third week of the season. Also utilized as a receiver, Revak was the fourth-leading pass catcher in the Cougars’ aerial assault, hauling in nine passes for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 9.6 yards per reception.

Tim Tallyen, Senior TE/ILB, Windber – Tallyen will bring a veteran presence to one of the linebacker slots in Windber’s defense after tallying 97 tackles (59 solo) and a trio of fumble recoveries, averaging 9.7 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 16 tackles against Conemaugh Valley and 13 stops against Ferndale. The CV and Ferndale games were two of six total games Tallyen reached or topped the 10-tackle plateau in a game.

Tony Strasiser, Junior WR/DB, North Star - Strasiser finished as North Star’s leading receiver for the second consecutive season, snaring a team-best 49 passes for 969 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 19.8 yards per reception. He finished six games with five or more catches and four games with at least 100 receiving yards. In his career, Strasiser has been on the receiving end of 83 passes for 1,612 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also ran for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 13 carries (10.9 yard avg. per rush), recorded 34 tackles (21 solo), six deflected passes and a forced fumble on defense and returned six punts for 65 yards. Strasiser also handled the Cougars’ punting duties in 2010, averaging 35.4 yards per punt on 21 attempts, with six of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Treston Clark, Senior TE/DE, Windber - Clark used his 6’0, 232-pound frame to haul in nine passes for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 18.4 yards per reception. He also helped provide blocking for a Rambler offensive arsenal that averaged 346 yards (285 rushing) and 21.5 points per game. Defensively, Clark added 60 tackles (31 solo) and a pair of sacks.

Tyler Shetler, Senior RB/S, Windber - The top returning rusher from Windber’s potent ground attack that averaged more than 280 yards per game last season, Shetler posted 469 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 51 carries – reaching those numbers in just six games. He averaged 9.2 yards per carry, running for 100+ yards in two games, including a 210-yard effort against Ferndale. Defensively, Shetler chipped in with 18 tackles (13 solo) and a forced fumble.

Wolf Otten, Senior FB/ILB, Windber - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Ramblers, Otten chalked up 91 tackles (68 solo) and 3.5 sacks, averaging 9.1 tackles per game for the blue and white. He finished five games with 10+ tackles, including a season-high 14 tackles against Ferndale and 12 stops against Chestnut Ridge. Otten was part of a Windber defensive unit that held six of 10 opponents to 14 points or less.

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Aaron Allison, Senior TE/DE, Frankford – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at tight end, Allison had a solid junior season, leading the Pioneers in receptions and receiving yards and tying for the team lead in receiving touchdowns. He hauled in 23 passes for 443 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 19.3 yards per catch, finishing 10 of Frankford’s 12 games with at least two catches and four games with at least 53 receiving yards. Allison has received interest from schools like UCONN, Purdue, Temple and UCLA.

Ackeno Robertson, Senior RB, Germantown - The second-leading rusher in the Bears’ offensive arsenal last season, Robertson ran for 570 yards and four touchdowns on 114 carries and caught another three passes for 37 yards, averaging exactly five yards per carry and 12.3 yards per catch. He ran for a season-best 114 yards against Furness and also posted two other games with at least 94 rushing yards.

Adrian Johnson-Pope, Senior TE/LB, Roxborough - One of the Indians’ top returning receivers from an aerial assault which averaged 78.4 yards per game, Johnson-Pope caught 10 passes for 162 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per reception. Johnson-Pope was one of three Indian receivers with 10 or more receptions in 2010. Defensively, Johnson-Pope led Roxborough in interceptions, with three.

Anthony Johnson, Senior ATH, Roman Catholic - Trying to pinpoint Johnson’s job description to just one or two positions wouldn’t do it justice. He was a threat in all three phases of the game. Offensively, Johnson amassed 469 total yards (266 rushing, 116 receiving, 87 passing) and accounted for six total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing, 1 receiving). He completed 7-of-15 passes (46.7 percent) and averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 23.2 yards per reception. Johnson also returned an interception for a touchdown and also returned a punt for a touchdown.

Anthony Wyche, Jr., Junior RB/DB, Prep Charter - The featured rusher in Prep Charter’s offensive arsenal, Wyche ran for 529 yards on 95 carries and caught another nine passes for 133 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 14.8 yards per reception. He scored seven total touchdowns (4 rushing, 3 receiving), finishing three games with at least 80 rushing yards and one game with at least 50 receiving yards.

Aron Morgan, Junior K, Haverford School - Morgan was a 1st Team Coaches All Inter-AC selection at kicker/punter, one of eight Ford players selected to either the 1st Team offensive or defensive units. Morgan converted 19 extra points and four field goals to finish as Ford’s leading scorer, with 31 total points. He helped HS win its first outright Inter-AC football championship since 1971.

Asa Brooker, Junior ATH, George School - The second-leading rusher for GS, Brooker finished his sophomore season with 371 yards and five touchdowns on 47 carries and caught another five passes for 61 yards, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 12.2 yards per reception. Brooker posted a pair of 100-yard rushing performances against Perkiomen School and Country Day School (Riverdale, N.Y.).

Ben Coulibaly, Junior RB, Boys Latin Charter - The Warriors’ featured tailback from a season ago, Coulibaly finished his sophomore season with 990 yards and seven touchdowns on 173 carries and caught another three passes for 26 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per reception. Coulibaly ran for 100+ yards in four of Boys Latin Charter’s 12 games, including a pair of 145+-yard performances against Martin Luther King and Fitzsimmons.

Blaise Schieler, Senior DB, West Catholic - A key returning presence in the Burrs’ defensive backfield last season, Schieler posted 24 tackles (18 solo) and six deflected passes.

Bobby Keyes, Junior RB/LB, Chestnut Hill Academy - Keyes wound up leading the Blue Devils in receptions, finishing with 17 catches for 209 yards and a touchdown and adding 84 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, averaging 12.3 yards per catch and 3.8 yards per carry. He finished six games with at least two receptions and three games with at least 40 receiving yards.

Brandon Arcidiacono, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood - A potential Division-1 prospect in the trenches for the Vikings, the 240-pound Arcidiacono has attracted attention from programs like UCONN, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers and West Virginia. Arcidiacono helped pave the way for a Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer. Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing).

Brandon Chatmon, Junior FB/LB, Cardinal O’Hara - A future Division-1 prospect as a linebacker, Chatmon was part of an O’Hara defensive unit, including reserves, which held seven of 11 opponents to seven points or less, with five shutouts. Offensively, Chatmon finished with 45 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards on 17 total touches (12 rushes, five receptions) and scored a receiving touchdown against Archbishop Carroll. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry and 10.4 yards per reception. Chatmon has received interest from several Division-1 football programs, including Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and South Carolina.

Brandon Peoples, Senior RB, Archbishop Wood - Peoples had a very solid junior season for the powerful Vikings, running for 1,113 yards and 13 touchdowns on 138 carries and caught another nine passes for 57 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 8.1 yards per carry and 6.3 yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards in six of Wood’s 14 games, including Wood’s final three games of the season when his cousin Desmon Peoples was sidelined with an injury. In those three games, #3 ran for 510 yards and scored six total touchdowns. Before selecting Temple as the D-1 program where he will continue his football career, Peoples received attention from D-1 programs like Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and Wisconsin, among others.

Brian Hennessey, Senior QB, Father Judge - Hennessey began the 2010 season as Judge’s field general, and, in nine games, connected on 42-of-113 passes for 656 yards and four touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in three games and multiple touchdown passes once. He helped lead the blue, red and white to a five-game winning streak to open up the season.

Byron Cooper, Senior TE/DE, Imhotep Charter - One of the key returning fixtures from an Imhotep Charter defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 12.5 points per game, Cooper posted 36 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles, averaging 2.6 tackles and a little more than half a sack. Cooper was second on the team in sacks, and has generated some Division-1 interest, but no offers, from Florida, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas.

Cedric Madden, Senior RB, Chestnut Hill Academy - A 1st Team Coaches All Inter-AC selection at running back, Madden posted a team-best 1,108 yards and four touchdowns on 227 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in a game four times for the Blue Devils, including a pair of 200-yard performances against Conwell-Egan and Episcopal Academy.

Chuck Boddy, Senior OL/DL, Germantown Academy - Boddy helped to pave the way for a Germantown offensive arsenal which averaged 231 yards (129 rushing, 102.1 passing) and 21.8 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 153 to 421 yards and an 880-yard passer. GA scored 26 total offensive touchdowns (16 rushing, 10 passing).

Colin Buckley, Senior TE, La Salle College High School - A 2nd Team Coaches’ All-Catholic selection at tight end, Buckley played an intricate role in La Salle’s multi-faceted spread offense both as a blocker and receiver. He snared 18 passes for 260 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.4 yards per catch. As a blocker, Buckley helped pave the way for an Explorer offensive attack that averaged 324.7 yards (217.6 rushing) and 31 points per game, scoring 60 total touchdowns (43 rushing, 17 passing).

Colin Thompson, Senior TE, Archbishop Wood - Thompson, who plans to attend Florida, helped Wood�s offensive unit both as a receiver and a blocker. Blocking-wise, he helped pave the way for a Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer. Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing). As a receiver, Thompson snagged 13 passes for 208 yards (16 yds./rec.) and four touchdowns. He finished with four catches for 79 yards and a score in Wood�s come-from-behind victory against Washington D.C.-based Friendship Academy and had a pair of touchdown receptions against Archbishop Carroll. For his career, Thompson has caught 24 passes for 321 yards (13.4 yds./rec.) and scored 10 touchdowns.

Connor Foley, Sophomore K, Father Judge - A 1st Team Coaches All-Catholic selection at kicker, Foley had quite a respectable freshman season for Judge, converting 30 extra points and five field goals and accounting for 45 of the team’s 269 total points. Foley was one of nine underclassmen selected to the All-Catholic 1st Team offensive or defensive units, and the only player selected to the 1st Team that was a sophomore or younger.

Connor Mahoney, Senior OL, Malvern Prep - A potential Division-1 prospect on the offensive line for the Friars, Mooney helped to pave the way for a Malvern Prep offensive arsenal which averaged 263.5 yards (177.4 rushing, 86.1 passing) and 17.9 points per game in 2010. The Friars finished the season with two 500+-yard rushers and a 940+-yard passer. Mahoney has received nine total FBS and FCS offers combined through his recruiting process.

Crusito Cruise, Junior RB, Benjamin Franklin - The Electrons’ featured running back in 2010, Cruise ran for 863 yards and five touchdowns on 137 carries (despite missing four of Franklin’s first five games) and added another four receptions for 52 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception. Cruise surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in five of eight games in which he played.

Damiere Shaw, Senior RB/WR, Cardinal O’Hara - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class, Shaw has picked up offers from Buffalo, Temple and Stony Brook to date. He had 35 total offensive touches between rushes and receptions in his junior season, and he made the most of them, rushing for 216 yards on 26 carries and hauling in nine passes for 265 yards, averaging 8.3 yards per carry and an impressive 29.4 yards per reception. He scored six total touchdowns (1 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 punt return) and surpassed 100 yards rushing once and 100 yards receiving once as a junior.

Daryl Worley, Junior WR, Penn Charter - Benefitting from the presence of career 4,700-yard passer John Loughery in the backfield chucking the pigskin around, Worley hauled in a team-leading 45 passes for 653 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.5 yards per reception. The junior-to-be finished six games with four or more receptions and two games with more than 100 receiving yards. Worley was one of two Quaker receivers to surpass the 40-reception total in 2010 – the other was senior Joel Sankey.

David Williams, Junior RB, West Catholic - A lightning-quick athlete with unlimited potential, Williams has already received verbal scholarship offers from Connecticut and Pitt, with more likely to follow, as well as interest from programs like Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers and Tennesse, among others. Williams burst onto the scene in a big way in his sophomore season, running for 924 yards and 17 touchdowns on 100 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per carry. He ran for 100+ yards three times, including an impressive 181-yard, two-touchdown performance in the PIAA AA championship game against South Fayette.

Desmon Peoples, Senior RB, Archbishop Wood - Peoples was on pace to have an incredible junior season (1,717 rush yards, 29 touchdowns) before sustaining a season-ending lower leg injury. He played in Wood’s first 11 games, and torched the opposition for 1,349 yards on 165 carries and caught 11 passes for 179 yards, averaging 8.2 yards per carry and 16.3 yards per catch. He scored 25 total touchdowns (23 rushing, 1 receiving, 1 kickoff return) and finished the season as Wood’s leading scorer (150 total points). For his career, Peoples has run for 2,399 yards and 33 touchdowns. He ran for 100+ yards in six of 11 games and had two games with 50+ receiving yards. Peoples plans to attend Rutgers.

Desmond Sams, Junior RB, West Philadelphia - The second-leading rusher in the Speedboys’ offensive arsenal from a season ago, Sams piled up 404 yards on 42 carries and scored one touchdown, averaging 9.6 yards per carry. Sams twice surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in a game, accomplishing the feat in games against University City and Simon Gratz.

Dom DiGalbo, Senior OL/DL, West Catholic - DiGalbo & company helped to pave the way for a powerful West Catholic rushing attack that produced three 920+ yard rushers and a 1,400-yard passer. The Burrs averaged 386.7 yards of offense (285 rushing) and 36.5 points per game, scoring 79 total touchdowns (62 rushing, 17 passing). In the Burrs’ final four playoff games (Bok Vo-Tech, Northern Lehigh, Lewisburg and South Fayette), the team ran for 1,538 yards (384.5 rush yards per game), including 400-yard outputs against Northern Lehigh and South Fayette. Defensively, DiGalbo tallied 32 tackles (19 solo, 4 for loss), a sack, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery.

Dre’von Williams, Senior WB/CB, Roxborough - An all-around athlete for the Indians, Williams finished his junior season with 579 all-purpose yards of offense (349 rushing, 11 passing, 219 receiving) and scored nine total touchdowns (5 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 punt return). He averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 104 rushes; 8.1 yards per catch on 27 receptions; and completed 2-of-6 pass attempts. He finished as the Indians’ second-leading scorer, with 54 total points.

Eerin Young, Junior ATH, Imhotep Charter – The second-leading rusher in the Panthers’ ground attack last season, Young ran for 467 yards and three touchdowns on 78 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He also caught five passes for 49 yards as a receiver out of the backfield. Young finished the season as the third-leading scorer on the IC team, converting five two-point conversions in addition to his three touchdowns.

Elijah Anthony, Senior SS, Imhotep Charter - Named to the 2010 Philadelphia All Public League team, Anthony finished his junior season as the team’s leader in sacks, with nine. He also posted 35 tackles and three fumble recoveries, returning one of the three recoveries for a touchdown. Anthony was part of a Panther defensive unit which allowed an average of 12.5 points per game and reached the Public League Class AA title game.

Eric Condron, Senior OL, Father Judge - Condron helped to pave the way for a Judge offensive arsenal that averaged 280.7 yards of offense (175.6 rushing, 105.1 passing) and 24.5 points per game. Judge’s offense yielded two 690+-yard rushers and two 450+-yard passers and topped the 27-point mark six times. Judge finished 8-3 overall, losing in the Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA semifinals to La Salle, 34-7.

Eric Leslie, Junior WR, West Philadelphia - One of the top statistical returning receivers in the entire Public League, Leslie had himself quite the sophmore season wearing the Speedboys’ orange and white. In 11 games, Leslie snagged a team-best 29 passes for a Public League record 861 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 29.7 yards per reception and a touchdown every third catch. He finished five games with 100+ receiving yards. Leslie accounted for 44.6 percent of West Philly’s receptions, 74.9 percent of the team’s receiving yards and 66.7 percent of the team’s touchdown receptions.

Eric Neefe, Junior RB, Penn Charter - The featured rusher in a Quaker rushing attack which averaged just under 121 yards per game, Neefe finished his sophomore season with 523 yards and four touchdowns on 116 carries and caught another five passes for 12 yards. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry and ran for more than 100 yards once. In fact, Neefe’s season was vastly improved with a 31-carry, 140-yard, three-touchdown performance against Archbishop Carroll. Neefe did not play in the Quakers’ final three games of the season.

Eric Wyant, Senior OL, West Catholic – Wyant & company helped to pave the way for a powerful West Catholic rushing attack that produced three 920+ yard rushers and a 1,400-yard passer. The Burrs averaged 386.7 yards of offense (285 rushing) and 36.5 points per game, scoring 79 total touchdowns (62 rushing, 17 passing). In the Burrs’ final four playoff games (Bok Vo-Tech, Northern Lehigh, Lewisburg and South Fayette), the team ran for 1,538 yards (384.5 rush yards per game), including 400-yard outputs against Northern Lehigh and South Fayette.

Erik Lark, Junior QB, Boys Latin Charter - The top returning field general, statistically speaking, from the 2010 season, Lark was one of three different Warriors who saw time at the helm of an offense which averaged 76.3 passing yards and 16.4 points per game. Lark wound up connecting on 39-of-125 passes (31.2 percent) for 618 yards and six touchdowns over BLC’s final nine games, throwing for 100+ yards once and posting two games with at least two touchdown passes. At his current pace of 68.7 passing yards per game, Lark is on pace to throw for nearly 2,300 yards in his career.

Frank Taylor, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood - A returning starter in the trenches for the Vikings who plans to attend Boston College, the 285-pound Taylor attracted numerous offers and attention from programs like Illinois, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia, among others, before making his college selection. Taylor helped pave the way for a Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer. Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing).

Gordon Thomas, Sophomore OL, Imhotep Charter - Thomas helped to pave the way for an Imhotep offensive arsenal which averaged 204 yards (134.5 rushing, 69.5 passing) and 21.3 points per game, reaching the Public League Class AA title game opposite Edward Bok Vo-Tech. The Panthers’ offensive unit included two 450+-yard rushers and an 850-yard passer and scored 38 total touchdowns (24 rushing, 14 passing).

Hakeem Sillman, Senior RB/DB, George Washington - Sillman only played in eight of Washington’s 11 games in 2010, but he had quite a productive season in those eight games, running for a team-best 911 yards and six touchdowns on 109 carries and catching another seven passes for 70 yards, averaging 8.4 yards per carry and 10 yards per reception. Sillman ran for no fewer than 83 yards in a game last year, including a quintet of 100-yard performances.

Hakim McCain, Senior RB, High School of the Future - The Firebirds’ leading rusher, McCain ran for 805 yards and two touchdowns on 185 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. McCain ran for 100+ yards in four of SOTF’s 10 games, including a season-best 160 yards against Southern and 156 yards against Edward Bok Vo-Tech.

Hanif Dockery, Junior QB/DB, Germantown - A dual-threat quarterback for the Bears, Dockery amassed a total of 540 yards of offense (358 passing, 182 rushing) and accounted for five total touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing). He completed 25-of-81 passes (30.8 percent) and averaged 3.5 yards per carry.

Harold Lynn, Senior K, Philadelphia Northeast - The second-leading scorer on a Vikings’ team which finished 9-3 overall and reached the District 12 AAAA championship game opposite La Salle, Lynn converted 20 extra points and three field goals, scoring 29 total points. He accounted for 13.5 percent of Northeast’s season scoring total of 215 points.

Ismir Gibson, Senior RB, Monsignor Bonner - The featured back in Bonner’s rushing offense which averaged 125 yards per game, Gibson ran for 547 yards and seven touchdowns on 100 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. He finished as the team’s leading scorer with 42 total points, accounting for 23.4 percent of the Friars’ season scoring total of 179 points. Gibson posted a season-best 135 yards against Chestnut Hill Academy and finished three other games with at least 60 rushing yards.

Jalal Timmons, Senior QB, Archbishop Carroll - The field general at the reins of Carroll’s Wing-T offense which averaged 239 yards and 17.8 points per game last season, Timmons amassed 901 yards of total offense (582 passing, 319 rushing) and had a hand in eight total Patriot touchdowns (6 rushing, 2 passing). Timmons averaged 3.9 yards per carry and connected on 35 percent of his passes (35-of-100). He threw for 100+ yards once and also posted a 100-yard rushing performance.

Jake Peabody, Senior WB, Archbishop Carroll - One of three backs to rush for at least 300 yards in a Carroll offense which averaged 171.4 rushing yards per game, Peabody finished with 354 yards and a touchdown on 88 carries, averaging more than four yards per carry.

James Chakey, Senior QB/CB, Haverford School – The back-up field general to Vince Garman last season, Chakey saw action in Haverford School’s final six games, connecting on 26-of-51 passes (50.9 percent) for 312 yards and three touchdowns and adding 70 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries. He threw for 70+ yards on three occasions and averaged 3.5 yards per carry.

James Johnson, Junior QB, Overbrook - The field general from a Panther squad which went 7-4 and averaged more than 20 points per game last season, Johnson connected on 45-of-92 passes for 542 yards and also added five rushing touchdowns on 74 keepers. Johnson ended the season on a very strong note, throwing seven of his eight touchdown passes in Overbrook’s final three games. His only 100-yard passing performance of the season also came in that final three game span – 166 yards against Edison.

Jamiel Hines, Junior WR/DB, Samual Fels - Hines enjoyed a successful season in the Panthers’ defensive backfield, intercepting a team-leading five passes. Offensively, he was part of a Fels aerial assault which averaged 166.2 yards per game, hauling in six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 19.7 yards per catch.

Jay Watkins, Senior WR/DB, Cardinal O’Hara – A multi-purpose rushing and receiving threat, Watkins finished his junior season by amassing 522 all-purpose yards of offense (254 rushing, 268 receiving), averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 12.8 yards per reception. He ran for a season-best 124 yards against Archbishop Carroll and posted two 50+-yard receiving performances. Watkins scored seven total touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 kickoff return).

Jeremy Tyson, Senior ATH, George School - The featured back in a George School rushing attack which averaged 128 yards per game, Tyson ran for 512 yards on 108 carries and caught another 10 passes for 69 yards, scoring seven total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per reception, running for more than 100 yards against New Jersey-based Emily Fisher Charter.

Jihad Ward, Senior TE/DE, Edward Bok Vo-Tech - One of two Bok receivers with double-digit reception totals in 2010, Ward hauled in 10 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown, averaging 18.8 yards per reception. Ward was a 2010 Coaches’ All-Public team selection and a 2nd team Daily News All-City team selection at defensive end. He was part of a Wildcat defensive unit that held eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less with two shutouts.

Jim Hurley, Senior WR/DB, St. Joseph’s Prep - The Hawks’ top returning receiver, Hurley hauled in 17 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 14.7 yards per catch. Hurley was one of four Prep receivers with at least 10 catches and 200 yards receiving last year. SJP’s aerial assault averaged just under 140 yards per game.

Joey Monaghan, Senior QB, Archbishop Wood - The field general operating the reins of a pretty proficient Viking arsenal, Monaghan connected on 97-of-162 passes (59.8 percent) for 1,534 yards and 15 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in eight of the Vikes’ 14 games and finishing five games with multiple touchdown passes. He owns a career varsity record of 15-1 overall – the only loss came to Allentown Central Catholic in last year’s PIAA AAA semifinals. For his career, Monaghan has thrown for 1,782 yards and 19 touchdowns.

John Landis, Senior WR, Father Judge - One of three Judge receivers with at least 11 receptions, Landis was the featured target in an aerial assault that averaged 105.1 yards per game, snagging 19 passes for 391 yards and one touchdown, averaging 20.6 yards per reception. Landis twice topped 100 yards receiving in a game, doing so against Roman Catholic and Lansdale Catholic.

John McGilligan, Senior WR, Monsignor Bonner - A key rushing and receiving threat for the Friars, McGilligan racked up 657 all-purpose yards of offense (461 receiving, 196 rushing) and scored six total touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 8.2 yards per carry on 24 rushes and 20.9 yards per reception on 22 catches. He ran for 100+ yards against Chestnut Hill Academy and posted 145 receiving yards against Interboro. He was Bonner’s third-leading rusher and featured receiver.

Jonathan Parker, Senior SE/CB, Benjamin Franklin – A two-way threat for the Electrons, Parker finished his junior season as the second-leading receiver in a Franklin aerial assault which averaged 81.2 yards per game. He snagged 13 passes for 245 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 18.8 yards per reception. He surpassed the 100-yard mark with a six-catch, 135-yard performance in a 56-46 loss to Fels. Defensively, Parker intercepted a team-leading five passes.

Justin Moody, Junior DL, George Washington – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at defensive tackle, Moody has already received a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers and has attracted attention from programs like Alabama, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others. Moody was part of an Eagle defense which allowed an average of 10.2 points per game, holding 10 of 11 opponents to 13 points or less, with two shutouts.

Keith Corliss, Senior FB/ILB, Germantown Academy - A two-way threat for Germantown, Corliss racked up 498 total yards of offense (296 rushing, 202 receiving) and scored five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 12.6 yards per reception on 72 total touches (56 rushes, 16 receptions). Corliss was a 2010 1st Team Coaches’ All Inter-AC selection at linebacker.

Kelly Johnson, Senior RB/DB, Frankford – One of three Frankford running backs with at least 400 rushing yards in 2010, Johnson finished as the Pioneers’ third-leading rusher, racking up 400 yards and four touchdowns on 88 carries and caught another four passes for 54 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 13.5 yards per reception. He finished with a season-best 105 rushing yards in the Pioneers’ 34-6 victory over Lincoln.

Kevin Malone, Senior SS, West Catholic – A key returning presence in the Burrs’ defensive backfield, Malone posted 26 tackles (19 solo), one interception and seven deflected passes. Two of Malone’s 26 tackles were for losses.

Kyle Adkins, Senior WR/DB, Archbishop Wood - The second-leading receiver in Wood’s aerial assault that averaged more than 105 yards per game, Adkins snagged 15 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 20.1 yards per catch. He finished two games with 85+ receiving yards, including a six-catch, 87-yard, 1-touchdown performance in the PIAA AAA semifinals against Allentown Central Catholic.

Kyle Hambright, Senior OL/DL, Imhotep Charter – Hambright helped to pave the way for an Imhotep offensive arsenal which averaged 204 yards (134.5 rushing, 69.5 passing) and 21.3 points per game, reaching the Public League Class AA title game opposite Edward Bok Vo-Tech. The Panthers’ offensive unit included two 450+-yard rushers and an 850-yard passer and scored 38 total touchdowns (24 rushing, 14 passing). Defensively, Hambright tallied 45 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown. He was a 2010 Philadelphia All Public selection.

Lou Moeller, Senior OL/DL, Haverford School – A 1st Team Coaches All Inter-AC selection on the offensive line, Moeller helped to pave the way for a Fords’ offensive arsenal that averaged 231.2 yards of offense (143.3 rushing, 87.9 passing) and 15.9 points per game. The Ford O-line helped pave the way for two 400+-yard rushers and two 300+-yard passers. Haverford School won its first Inter-AC football championship since 1971.

Luke Hutkin, Senior OL/DL, St. Joseph’s Prep – One of the key anchors in the trenches for the Hawks, Hutkin was a 1st Team Coaches All-Catholic selection. He helped to pave the way for an offensive arsenal that averaged 259.9 yards of offense (120.1 rushing, 139.8 passing) and 19.5 points per game, producing four rushers with at least 130 yards and a 1,500-yard passer. The Hawks’ offensive unit scored 28 touchdowns a season ago (15 rushing, 13 passing).

Marcus Lyles, Senior QB, University City – Lyles played in nine games for UC last season, including the Jaguars’ lone victory against Bracetti, connecting on 29-of-90 passes (32.2 percent) for 432 yards and four touchdowns, throwing for a season-best 186 yards against West Philadelphia and tossing a pair of scoring passes against Bracetti. Lyles also scored one rushing touchdown on 45 keepers.

Marcus Kelly, Senior RB, Roman Catholic - The featured running back in Roman Catholic’s offensive arsenal last season, Kelly ran for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns on 163 carries and catching another nine passes for 51 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 5.7 yards per reception. Kelly ran for 100+ yards in five of Roman’s 12 games, including three games (St. Joe’s Prep, Father Judge and Chestnut Hill Academy) with at least 174 rushing yards. Kelly was a 1st Team Coaches All-Catholic selection at running back.

Mark Opaliski, Junior OL/DL, Penn Charter – Opaliski helped to pave the way for a Penn Charter offensive unit which averaged 292.2 yards (120.7 rushing, 171.5 passing) and 18.8 points per game, producing two backs with at least 370 yards rushing and a 1,700-yard passer. PC scored 25 total offensive touchdowns (10 rushing, 15 passing).

Marquis Edwards, Junior RB/SS, Philadelphia Northeast - The featured tailback in a Northeast Viking offensive arsenal which averaged 155.8 rushing yards per game last year, Edwards ran for 756 yards and nine touchdowns on 152 carries and caught another seven passes for 36 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 5.1 yards per catch. He ran for a season-high 140 yards against Fels in the Public League AAAA semifinals, a 34-0 Northeast victory.

Marquise Brown, Senior QB, Edward Bok Vo-Tech - Passing was not necessarily the name of the game for the Wildcats, who averaged a little more than six pass attempts per game. But Brown was effective when called upon, connecting on 34-of-70 passes (48.6 percent) for 615 yards and four touchdowns. He finished six games with at least 50 passing yards and one game with multiple touchdown passes. Brown also added four rushing touchdowns on 33 keepers.

Marquise McFarland, Senior RB, Lincoln - The leading rusher for Lincoln last season, McFarland ran for 323 yards on 65 carries and caught another four passes for 60 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 15 yards per reception. He scored eight total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 punt return, 1 fumble return), and posted a season-best 127 rushing yards in a 32-14 Lincoln victory over Prep Charter.

Matt Magarity, Senior QB, La Salle College High School – Magarity posted a respectable junior season for the District 12 AAAA champion Explorers, playing in 11 of 15 games and posting an overall record of 9-2 in his first varsity football season. He finished the year connecting on 91-of-170 passes (53.5 percent) for 1,257 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging a little more than 114 yards per game through the air. Magarity threw for 100+ yards in a game six times and had some of his best play against District 1 AAAA champ North Penn, connecting on 23-of-41 passes for 386 yards and five touchdowns in two meetings. He also ran for 128 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground.

Matt Maginnis, Senior OL, La Salle College High School - As a blocker, Maginnis helped pave the way for an Explorer offensive attack that averaged 324.7 yards (217.6 rushing) and 31 points per game, scoring 60 total touchdowns (43 rushing, 17 passing). La Salle produced a 1,700-yard rusher, 1,200-yard passer and reached the PIAA AAAA championship game for the second consecutive season, falling to North Allegheny, 21-0. In the last two seasons, La Salle is 27-3 overall (900), and 36-6 overall (.857) in the last three.

Michael Keir, Junior QB, Roman Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at quarterback, Keir is already attracting interest from programs like Alabama, Boston College, Pitt, Rutgers and Virginia. He had a respectable sophomore season for Roman, starting 10 of 12 games and connecting on 70-of-148 passes (47.3 percent) for 1,207 yards and 13 touchdowns. He threw for 100+ yards six times and had five games with at least two touchdown passes. He is on pace to throw for more than 3,600 yards and close to 40 touchdowns in his career.

Michael Mooney, Senior OL, Malvern Prep – A potential Division-1 prospect on the offensive line for the Friars, Mooney helped to pave the way for a Malvern Prep offensive arsenal which averaged 263.5 yards (177.4 rushing, 86.1 passing) and 17.9 points per game in 2010. The Friars finished the season with two 500+-yard rushers and a 940+-yard passer. Mooney has received 11 total FBS and FCS offers combined through his recruiting process.

Miguel Sanchez, Junior QB, Lincoln – Sanchez finished his sophomore season by throwing for 780 yards and four touchdowns, connecting on 40.8 percent of his passes. Sanchez threw for more than 100 yards in a game twice and spearheaded a Rail Splitter aerial assault which averaged 65.8 yards per game. He is on pace to throw for 2,240 yards in his career.

Mike Anusky, Senior QB, Archbishop Ryan - A dual-threat field general for the Indian Raiders, Anusky amassed 645 yards of offense (512 passing, 132 rushing) and had a hand in six total touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as a junior. He connected on 42-of-99 passes (42.4 percent) and averaged 1.9 yards per carry on 67 rushes. Anusky twice threw for 100+ yards in a game and also posted a pair of games in which he threw multiple scoring passes.

Mike Makor, Senior OL, West Catholic - Makor & company helped to pave the way for a powerful West Catholic rushing attack that produced three 920+ yard rushers and a 1,400-yard passer. The Burrs averaged 386.7 yards of offense (285 rushing) and 36.5 points per game, scoring 79 total touchdowns (62 rushing, 17 passing). In the Burrs’ final four playoff games (Bok Vo-Tech, Northern Lehigh, Lewisburg and South Fayette), the team ran for 1,538 yards (384.5 rush yards per game), including 400-yard outputs against Northern Lehigh and South Fayette. Makor is receiving Division-1 interest.

Mike McGlinchey, Junior OL/DL, Penn Charter - McGlinchey helped to pave the way for a Penn Charter offensive unit which averaged 292.2 yards (120.7 rushing, 171.5 passing) and 18.8 points per game, producing two backs with at least 370 yards rushing and a 1,700-yard passer. PC scored 25 total offensive touchdowns (10 rushing, 15 passing). A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at offensive tackle, the 285-pound McGlinchey already holds verbal offers from Boston College and Virginia and has received interest from Alabama.

Myles Brooker, Senior WR/DB, Germantown - The Bears’ featured receiving target in 2010, Brooker was the only pass catcher to finish with a season reception total in the double-digits. When the dust settled on the season, Brooker hauled in 15 passes for 408 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 27.2 yards per reception. He surpassed the 80-yard receiving mark in two Bear games. Brooker accounted for 80 percent of Germantown’s receiving touchdowns in 2010.

Nate Smith, Senior WR/CB, Archbishop Wood - One of six potential Division-1 prospects on the 2011 edition of the Vikings, Smith has heard from various programs, including LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, South Carolina, Texas and UCLA. He spent his first three varsity seasons playing for Washington, and, as a junior, was one of two Eagle receivers with at least 20 catches. Smith snared 22 passes for 376 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 17.1 yards per catch. He finished three games with three or more catches and four games with at least 50 receiving yards. In his career at Washington, Smith hauled in 51 passes for 867 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Nicholas Newman, Senior WR, Bishop McDevitt - The featured receiver in a seldom-utilized McDevitt aerial assault, Newman was the only Lancer to reach a double-digit total of receptions. Newman caught 14 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown, averaging 18 yards per reception.

Nick Butts, Senior QB, Roxborough - Butts had a respectable junior season for the Indians, leading the blue and white to a 7-5 overall record and berth in the Public League AAA championship game opposite Murrell Dobbins Tech. Butts connected on 66-of-143 passes (46.1 percent) for 917 yards and 14 touchdowns, spearheading a Roxborough passing attack which averaged 78.4 passing yards per game. Butts threw for 100+ yards three times and also posted three games with multiple scoring passes.

Nick Le Van, Senior WR/DB, Archbishop Ryan - The top returning receiver from the Indian Raiders’ 2010 football team, Le Van hauled in 20 passes for 278 yards and a team-leading four receiving touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per catch. Le Van’s best game came against District 1 rep. Bensalem – he snagged six passes for 89 yards. He was one of two Ryan receivers with at least 20 receptions on the season – the other was senior Tim Kane.

Nick Visco, Junior K, Archbishop Wood - Visco really should consider changing his name to “Mr. Automatic.” Of Wood’s 71 total touchdowns scored in 2010, Visco converted 65 extra points and also successfully booted six field goals, scoring a total of 83 of Wood’s school-record 548 points, or 15.1 percent of the Vikings’ season scoring output. Visco was Wood’s third-leading scorer in 2010, trailing only Desmon and Brandon Peoples. For his career, Visco has scored 145 points (106 extra points, 13 field goals), and accounted for 16.3 percent of the Vikings’ scoring output the last two seasons (890 total points).

Nijay Kelly, Senior WR/DB, Samual Fels - The second-leading receiver in a Panthers’ passing attack in which QB Tyree Rucker set a Public League single-season record for passing yardage (1,994), Kelly hauled in 23 passes for 472 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 20.5 yards per reception. Kelly posted a 143-yard peformance against Franklin, his only 100-yard receiving performance of the season.

Randy Siler, Junior WR, Martin Luther King - One of three Cougar receivers with at least 10 receptions on the season last year, Siler was the team leader, hauling in 13 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 26.9 yards per reception. Siler posted his only 100-yard performance against Murrell Dobbins Tech, hauling in four passes for 123 yards.

Raul Quinones, Senior RB/LB, Father Judge - Quinones finished as Judge’s leading rusher in 2010, registering 939 yards and 11 touchdowns on 173 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. He finished five of Judge’s 11 games with at least 100 rushing yards, including two performances of 150+ yards in Judge’s first four games. Quinones also caught six passes for 14 yards and tied for the team lead in interceptions, with four. He was a 1st Team Coaches All-Catholic selection at running back, joining Roman’s Marcus Kelly and La Salle’s Jamal Abdur-Rahman.

Richard Drayton, Senior WR/LB, Philadelphia Central – The featured receiver in Central’s aerial assault that averaged nearly 87 yards per game in 2010, Drayton hauled in a team-best 32 passes for 514 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 16.1 yards per catch. He finished four games with at least four catches and ended games against Furness and Fels with more than 100 receiving yards. Drayton’s 514 receiving yards accounted for 49.3 percent of Central’s aerial assault, and his 32 receptions accounted for 48.4 percent of the team’s completed passes.

Rob Daniels, Senior QB, Father Judge - Daniels took over the helm of the Judge offense in the team’s final five games, and he responded well to the role, connecting on 29-of-52 passes (55.7 percent) for 450 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for no fewer than 63 yards in any of those five games, throwing for 100+ yards twice and multiple touchdowns once. Judge won three of its final five games, finishing 8-3 overall.

Rolando Ransom, Senior RB, Communications Tech – The key catalyst to the Phoenix’ offensive success in 2010, Ransom ran for 1,519 yards and 14 touchdowns on a whopping 321 carries and caught another five passes for 21 yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and 4.2 yards per reception. He surpassed the 100-yard mark in six of Comm Tech’s 11 games, each time rushing for more than 150 yards, including a pair of 200-yard performances in consecutive weeks. For his career, Ransom has run for 2,973 yards and 31 touchdowns and is on pace to rush for more than 4,000 yards in his career.

Ryan Dydak, Senior QB, Philadelphia Central - Dydak assumed the reins of Central’s offense over its final two games, filling in for Dante Cobb. Dydak connected on 19-of-35 passes (54.2 percent) for 202 yards and two touchdowns, doing the bulk of his damage in a narrow 28-24 loss to Germantown. In that game, Dydak finished 14-of-25 for 142 yards and the two touchdowns. He averaged 101 yards passing per game.

Ryan Winslow, Junior K, La Salle College High School - Winslow became an important player in the Explorers’ special teams arsenal as the season progressed, and he finished the year converting 49 extra points and four field goals, winding up as La Salle’s second-leading scorer (trailing only Jamal Abdur-Rahman). Winslow scored 61 of La Salle’s 471 total points, or 12.9 percent of the Explorers’ season output.

Savoy Martin, Senior WR/DB, Frankford - Martin is one of the Pioneers’ best all-around returning players from the 2010 team. He literally did a little bit of everything for the red and gold. He hauled in eight passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns, averaging an impressive 42.4 yards per catch. Martin was the only Pioneer receiver to finish with a 100-yard receiving performance last season, but he didn’t stop there. He also ran for 149 yards on 28 carries (5.3 yards/rush), tied for the team lead in interceptions, with seven, and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Sean Burke, Senior LB, La Salle College High School – Burke is one of the Explorers’ returning starters at linebacker from a season ago, and he was part of a La Salle defensive unit, including reserves, that held 12 of 15 opponents to 17 points or less, with three shutouts. Entering the PIAA AAAA championship game against North Allegheny, the Explorers defense had allowed an average of 10.4 points per game. During an 11-game stretch of its 2010 season, La Salle held its opposition to an average of 6.8 points per game.

Sean Coleman, Junior WR/DB, La Salle College High School - The featured target in the Explorers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 107 yards per game, Coleman had quite the solid sophomore season, snagging a team-leading 33 passes for 539 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 16.3 yards per reception. Coleman finished five games with four or more catches and once surpassed 100 yards receiving in a game. In two games against District 1 AAAA champion North Penn, Coleman hauled in a combined nine passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. He also picked off a pair of passes on defense.

Shakur Nesmith, Senior WR/DB, Imhotep Charter – Nesmith is a Temple commit returning from the Panthers’ 10-win football team a season ago. He caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, which was the result of a 42-yard reception against Delaware Valley Charter. Nesmith averaged more than 21 yards per reception and was one of three Panther receivers with at least 100 yards receiving on the season.

Shaquil Sammons, Senior RB, Edward Bok Vo-Tech – The featured tailback in the Wildcats offensive arsenal that averaged more than 30 points per game in 2010, Sammons ran for 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns on 177 carries and caught another five passes for 17 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 3.4 yards per reception. Sammons ran for 100+ yards in seven of Bok’s 11 games and finished five games scoring multiple touchdowns. He scored 134 of Bok’s 345 points in 2010, or 38.8 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Shane Carr, Senior K, William Penn Charter – The second-leading scorer on the Penn Charter team last season, Carr converted 15 extra points and five field goals, scoring 30 total points. He accounted for 15.9 percent of the team’s season scoring total (188 points).

Sharif Smith, Senior RB, Horace Furness – Smith is having quite a solid career for the Falcons, having already tallied 3,389 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns to date. Smith put the finishing touches on his second consecutive 1,200-yard rushing season, amassing 1,205 yards and 18 touchdowns on 201 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per rush. He ran for 100+ yards in seven of Furness’ 12 games, as the Falcons finished 9-3 overall. Smith accounted for 66.7 percent of Furness’ season rushing touchdown output and scored 110 of the team’s 258 points.

Shawn Wilson, Senior RB, Malvern Prep - The featured back in Malvern Prep’s rushing attack which averaged 177.4 rushing yards per game last season, Wilson finished with 1,052 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 169 carries and caught another three passes for 36 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 12 yards per reception. Wilson ran for 100+ yards six times for the Friars last season. He was the only player on the team to finish the season scoring a double-digit total of touchdowns.

Shimeek Carter, Junior RB/CB, Northeast – The second-leading rusher in a Viking rushing attack which averaged 155.8 yards per game, Carter ran for 499 yards and three touchdowns on 73 carries, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. He ran for a season-best 153 yards against Bartram in Northeast’s third game of the 2010 season. The Vikings finished 9-3 overall and reached the District 12 AAAA championship game opposite La Salle.

Sincere Merced, Senior WR/DB, Lincoln – A two-way weapon for the Rail Splitters, Merced piled up 476 all-purpose yards of offense (147 rush, 10 pass, 329 receiving) and scored four total touchdowns (3 receiving, 1 rushing). He completed his only pass attempt and averaged 7.4 yards per carry on 20 rushes and 14.3 yards per catch on 23 receptions. Merced went over the 100-yard receiving mark against Germantown. Defensively, Merced led the Rail Splitters in interceptions, with seven.

Skyler Morhninweg, Senior QB, St. Joseph’s Prep - A Stanford commit since prior to his sophomore season, Morhninweg is one of the Hawks’ key statistical leaders following a rough 4-7 season. #8 connected on 110-of-229 passes (48 percent) for 1,546 yards and 13 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in seven of the Prep’s 11 games, including two games with more than 200 yards. For his career, Morhninweg has thrown for 3,089 yards and 31 touchdowns, and has the potential to become the second 4,000-yard passer in SJP history. Frank Costa threw for 4,660 between the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Morhninweg is 1,571 yards shy of tying Costa’s school record. He also ran for 134 yards and six touchdowns on 83 keepers. He committed to Penn State.

Steve Wyler, Sophomore K, Cardinal O’Hara - Wyler had a successful freshman season for O’Hara, converting 40 extra points and three field goals to account for 49 of the team’s 349 total points (14 percent of the team’s season scoring output). He was the Lions’ third-leading scorer, trailing only RB Adam Dempsey (72 points) and FB Brendan McLaughlin (54 points).

Steven Pruitt, Senior WR, Thomas FitzSimons - The Rams only completed 31 passes last season, 11 of those going to Pruitt, but he made the most of the limited number of catches. Pruitt turned those 11 receptions into 367 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 33.3 yards per catch and a touchdown every second reception. #81 was also the only Ram to post a 100-yard receiving performance in 2010 – he turned the trick against Boys Latin School in a 32-20 victory.

Teron Dobbs, Senior FL, Archbishop Carroll – Both a rushing and receiving threat in Carroll’s Wing-T offense which averaged 239 yards per game, Dobbs ran for 207 yards on 45 carries and caught a team-best 13 passes for 281 yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 21.6 yards per reception. He scored six total touchdowns for the Patriots (3 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 kickoff return).

Tim Mills, Senior WR/DB, Father Judge – Mills was one of three Judge athletes to finish in a tie for the team lead in interceptions, with four. He returned one of the picks for a touchdown and was a part of a Judge defensive unit that held six of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Mills also hauled in 11 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown, averaging 16.8 yards per catch. He thrice surpassed 40 receiving yards in a game, including a season-best 69 yards in the PCL AAAA semifinals against La Salle.

Tim Wade, Senior FB/LB, La Salle College High School - The top returning rusher from a La Salle rushing attack that averaged more than 217 yards per game in 2010, Wade ran for 465 yards on 91 carries and caught another 11 passes for 76 yards, scoring six total touchdowns (3 rushing, 3 receiving). He averaged 5.1 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per reception. Wade finished three games with at least 70 rushing yards. He was also a key contributor on an Explorer defensive unit, including reserves, that allowed an average of 11.1 points per game, with three shutouts. Wade was named a 1st Team Coaches’ All-Catholic selection at fullback.

Todd-Jamal Waters, Senior OL/LB, West Catholic - Waters & company helped to pave the way for a powerful West Catholic rushing attack that produced three 920+ yard rushers and a 1,400-yard passer. The Burrs averaged 386.7 yards of offense (285 rushing) and 36.5 points per game, scoring 79 total touchdowns (62 rushing, 17 passing). In the Burrs’ final four playoff games (Bok Vo-Tech, Northern Lehigh, Lewisburg and South Fayette), the team ran for 1,538 yards (384.5 rush yards per game), including 400-yard outputs against Northern Lehigh and South Fayette. Defensively, Waters amassed 71 tackles (40 solo, 9 for loss), two sacks, a forced fumble and a deflected pass.

Tom Murtha, Senior OL, Monsignor Bonner - A 2nd Team 2010 coaches’ AAA All-Catholic team selection at center, Murtha helped to pave the way for a Bonner offense which averaged 229.1 yards (125.7 rush, 103.4 pass) and 17.9 points per game, producing four back with at least 125 rushing yards and a 940-yard passer. The Friars scored 26 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 5 passing).

Tommy Rumer, Senior QB, Malvern Prep - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at quarterback, Rumer has received interest from programs like Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia, among others. He finished his junior season connecting on 56-of-134 passes (41.8 percent) for 947 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 86.1 passing yards per game. Rumer threw for 100+ yards three times, setting a school record for single-game passing yardage against Roman Catholic (317).

Tristan Freeman, Senior DE, West Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at either linebacker or defensive end, Freeman was the fifth-leading tackler on the Burrs’ defensive unit, posting 52 stops (38 solo, 14 for loss), four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three deflected passes. He has received verbal offers from Navy and Virginia Military Institute and interest from Army, Connecticut and Maryland.

Troy Johnson, Junior QB, Prep Charter – Johnson helped lead the Huskies to a 6-5 record in 2010 by connecting on 97-of-193 passes (50.3 percent) for 1,110 yards and nine touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards four times and 200+ yards twice. Johnson has thrown for 1,548 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career for Prep Charter. Johnson also was a catalyst as a rusher, scoring a team-leading 10 rushing touchdowns on 87 keepers. In all, between rushing and passing scores, Johnson had a hand in 67.8 percent of the Huskies’ 28 total touchdowns recorded in 2010.

Tyler Hightower, Senior OL/DL, Chestnut Hill Academy – A 285-pound behemoth in the trenches for the Blue Devils, Hightower was named a 1st Team Coaches All Inter-AC selection on the defensive line, helping to spearhead a Chestnut Hill defensive unit that held seven of 10 opponents to 18 points or less, with one shutout. Offensively, Hightower helped to pave the way for a Blue Devil offensive arsenal that averaged 246.2 yards (172.2 rushing) and 16.2 points per game, producing an 1,100-yard rusher and a 600-yard passer.

Tyler Ramirez, Senior OL/DL, Monsignor Bonner - A 1st Team 2010 coaches’ AAA All-Catholic team selection at center, Ramirez helped to pave the way for a Bonner offense which averaged 229.1 yards (125.7 rush, 103.4 pass) and 17.9 points per game, producing four back with at least 125 rushing yards and a 940-yard passer. The Friars scored 26 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 5 passing).

Tymere Blue, Senior RB, Roxborough - The leading rusher in an Indians’ ground attack which averaged 96.2 yards per game, Blue ran for 377 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 85 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Blue was one of three Roxoborugh backs to rush for at least 300 yards last season. Tyrone Barge, Sophomore OL/DL, Imhotep Charter – Barge helped to pave the way for an Imhotep offensive arsenal which averaged 204 yards (134.5 rushing, 69.5 passing) and 21.3 points per game, reaching the Public League Class AA title game opposite Edward Bok Vo-Tech. The Panthers’ offensive unit included two 450+-yard rushers and an 850-yard passer and scored 38 total touchdowns (24 rushing, 14 passing).

Will Parks, Senior RB/DB, Germantown - The Bears’ featured tailback in 2010, Parks ran for 657 yards on 143 carries and caught another nine passes for 138 yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 15.3 yards per reception. He scored five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving), finishing with a pair of 100-yard rushing performances and two games with at least 40 receiving yards. Parks also led the Bears’ defensive unit in interceptions, with three.

William Fuller, Junior WR/DB, Roman Catholic - One of the Catholic League’s top returning juniors, Fuller posted quite a solid sophomore season. #7 wound up finishing as the purple and gold’s featured receiver, hauling in 32 passes for 692 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 21.6 yards per reception. He played in 10 of Roman’s 12 games, finishing three of those 10 games with more than 100 yards receiving. Roman’s aerial assault averaged just a hair under 113 yards per game.

Zamir Bell, Senior SS, Imhotep Charter – The team leader in total tackles last season, Bell finished his junior year with 56 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was part of a Panther defensive unit that allowed an average of 12.5 points per game. His 56 tackles were second overall in the Public League’s AA division.

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Aaron Cook, Senior TE/LB, Palmerton - A key returner at linebacker for the Blue Bombers, Cook had a respectable junior season, posting 64 tackles (42 solo), five sacks, an interception, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery. He averaged 6.4 tackles per game, posting a three-sack game against Palisades. Offensively, Cook ran for 83 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and caught three passes for seven yards.

Adam Bridgeforth, Senior WR, Nazareth - The top returning receiver from a Blue Eagles’ aerial assault that averaged just a hair under 151 yards per game last season, Bridgeforth snagged 19 passes for 294 yards and a team-leading six receiving touchowns, averaging 15.5 yards per catch. Bridgeforth was one of five Nazareth receivers with at least 12 receptions and 160 receiving yards last season.

Ahmad McFarland, Senior OL/DE, Bethlehem Liberty - McFarland helped to pave the way for a Liberty flexbone attack that averaged more than 330 rushing yards and more than 26 points per game. Liberty’s flexbone attack produced four backs with at least 585 rushing yards and a 600-yard passing quarterback. The Hurricanes finished 7-5 overall, reaching the Eastern Conference AAAA championship game opposite Emmaus.

A.J. Long, Sophomore QB, Bangor Pius X - Long was given the reins of the Royals’ spread offense, and he wound up guiding District 11 Class A’s most explosive offensive unit in 2010. The freshman put up huge numbers, never before seen from a 9th grader, in terms of passing. Long completed 202-of-307 passes for 2,852 yards with 28 touchdowns against only six interceptions. He averaged more than 235 passing yards per game and threw for no fewer than 174 yards in any of the Royals’ 12 games. During an eight-game winning streak en route to the District 11 Class A title game, the Royals averaged 53.7 points per game and scored no fewer than 42 points in any game in that span. Long also added 355 rush yards and four touchdowns on 91 carries.

Alex Vignone, Junior TB/DB, Palmerton - The Blue Bombers’ leading rusher, Vignone ran for 584 yards and five touchdowns on 106 carries and caught one pass for six yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and twice rushing for more than 100 yards in a game. He also recorded 35 tackles (18 solo), three interceptions and a deflected pass and returned seven kickoffs for 120 yards.

Andrew Brome, Senior RB/DEF, Stroudsburg - One of the veteran presences returning to the Stroudsburg defensive unit in 2011, Brome registered 78 tackles (56 solo) and a sack, averaging 6.5 tackles per game and posting 14 tackles against Pocono Mountain West and 10 tackles against Pleasant Valley. Offensively, Brome ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries and caught another two passes for 23 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 11.5 yards per reception.

Andrew Harris, Senior RB/LB, Whitehall - A key returner at linebacker for the Zephyrs, Harris posting 65 tackles (59 solo) and one sack.  He had 166 yards rushing and 122 yards receiving.

Angelo Perrucci, Senior WR/DB, Wilson Area - Primarily a defensive force for the Warriors, Perrucci tallied 58 tackles (36 solo), a sack, an interception and six deflected passes, averaging 5.8 tackles per game. He returned the interception 80 yards for a touchdown against Salisbury Township. In limited action as a wide receiver, Perrucci caught 11 passes for 131 yards, averaging 11.9 yards per reception.

Anthony Castillo, Senior OL, Bethlehem Liberty - Castillo helped to pave the way for a Liberty flexbone attack that averaged more than 330 rushing yards and more than 26 points per game. Liberty’s flexbone attack produced four backs with at least 585 rushing yards and a 600-yard passing quarterback. The Hurricanes finished 7-5 overall, reaching the Eastern Conference AAAA championship game opposite Emmaus.

Anthony Farole, Senior WR/DB, Lehighton – An all-around type of athlete for the Indians, Farole rang up 1,184 all-purpose yards (19 passing, 56 rushing, 566 receiving, 109 punt returns, 434 kickoff returns) and scored eight touchdowns (7 receiving, 1 fumble return). Farole completed his only pass attempt for a touchdown; averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 11 rushes; 20.71 yards per reception on 28 catches; 12.1 yards per punt return on nine attempts and 20.7 yards per kickoff return on 21 attempts. Defensively, he registered 51 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Farole also handled Lehighton’s punting chores, averaging 33.2 yards per punt on 26 boots, with four of his kicks downed inside the 20.

Anthony Orlando, Senior FS, Bethlehem Liberty - Orlando was part of a Hurricane defensive unit that held seven of 12 opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout, and reached the Eastern Conference AAAA championship game opposite Emmaus. Orlando totaled 67 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries for Liberty as a junior. Anthony is the son of former Berwick standout Bo Orlando, who played in the NFL.

Austin Brown, Junior RB/WR, Easton Area - One of the Red Rovers’ top returning rushers from their 12-3 campaign in 2010, Brown ran for 413 yards and five touchdowns on 111 carries and caught another six passes for 85 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 3.7 yards per carry and 14.2 yards per reception.

Barry Temple, Senior OL, Bethlehem Liberty - A 6’4, 295-pound behemoth in the trenches for the Hurricanes, Temple helped to pave the way for a Liberty flexbone attack that averaged more than 330 rushing yards and more than 26 points per game. Liberty’s flexbone attack produced four backs with at least 585 rushing yards and a 600-yard passing quarterback. The Hurricanes finished 7-5 overall, reaching the Eastern Conference AAAA championship game opposite Emmaus.

Ben Kloepping, Senior ATH, Stroudsburg - Kloepping did a little bit of everything for the Mountaineers last year, amassing 628 all-purpose yards (34 rushing, 141 receiving, 61 punt returns, 392 kickoff returns) and scored a pair of receiving touchdowns, averaging 17 yards per carry, 8.8 yards per reception, 7.6 yards per punt return and 19.6 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Kloepping recorded 17 tackles (12 solo), three interceptions, two deflected passes and two fumble recoveries.

Billy Powanda, Senior RB/LB, Minersville - A two-way threat for the Battling Miners, Powanda ran for 460 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 92 carries and caught four passes for 33 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging exactly five yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception. Powanda twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game. Defensively, Powanda was the Battling Miners’ leading tackler, racking up 76 stops (43 solo), two sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.6 tackles per game with a pair 10+ tackle performances.

Blake Bowman, Junior TB/WR, Tri-Valley - Bowman was quite the offensive catalyst for the Bulldogs, helping them reach the Eastern Conference Class A playoffs. He had a breakout sophomore season, running for 1,156 yards on 180 carries, completing 16-of-36 passes for 314 yards and hauling in two passes for 49 yards, accounting for 18 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 4 passing). Bowman completed 44.4 percent of his passes, throwing for 100+ yards once, running for 100+ yards five times and averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 24.5 yards per reception. Defensively, Bowman tallied 105 tackles, six sacks, three deflected passes and two forced fumbles. He posted a season-best 19 tackles against Williams Valley and 14 tackles against Mahanoy Area.

Brad Lukasak, Senior K, Blue Mountain - A heck of a weapon on special teams for the 7-4 Eagles, Lukasak handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for the Eagles last season. He booted 14 touchbacks on 59 total kickoffs, meaning 23.7 percent of his kickoffs wound up in the end zone. He also converted 42 extra points and one field goal, scoring 45 of the Eagles’ 391 points on the season, or 11.5 percent of the team’s season scoring output. Lukasak is a potential Division-1 prospect at kicker and has worked out during the offseason with former Exeter Township kicker Taylor Bertolet, who is headed to Texas A&M.

Brandon Cooper, Senior RB/NG, Schuylkill Haven - One of the key players in the defensive trenches for the Hurricanes last season, Cooper rolled up an impressive 102 tackles (all solo), two sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.3 tackles per game. He finished four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 16 tackles against Minersville and 12 tackles against Tamaqua. Offensively, Cooper ran for 167 yards on 27 carries, averaging nearly 6.2 yards per rush.

Brendan McGowan, Senior OL, Marian Catholic - A Temple recruit, McGowan returns to help anchor the Colts offensive line after helping to pave the way for a Marian Catholic offensive unit which averaged 234.9 yards (140.2 rush, 94.7 pass) and 20.7 points per game, producing two backs with 200+ rushing yards and a 715-yard passer. The Colts scored 25 total offensive touchdowns (14 rushing, 11 passing).

Brendan Nosovitch, Senior QB, Allentown Central Catholic - A South Carolina recruit, Nosovitch posted one of the best individual seasons of any quarterback in the Keystone State in 2010, and maybe, of all time. The Vikings’ field general threw for 3,112 yards and ran for 1,647 yards, accounting for 68 total touchdowns (43 passing, 25 rushing). He threw for 121+ yards in 14 of ACC’s 16 games and ran for 100+ yards in nine of 16 games. Nosovitch was the ringleader of an ACC offense that averaged more than 40 points per game. Of the 44 Pennsylvania quarterbacks to rush and pass for 1,000 yards each in a season since 1996, Nosovitch amassed the most total offensive yardage in one season (4,759). The next closest was Susquehanna Township’s Ben Dupree, who posted 4,073 total offensive yards (2,306 passing, 1,767 rushing) in 2009.

Brock Mitchell, Senior TE, Panther Valley - The featured receiver in the Panthers’ aerial assault last season, Mitchell hauled in 30 passes for 384 yards and a pair of touchdowns, recorded seven carries for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns and completed 1-of-5 passes for 5 yards. He averaged 12.8 yards per reception and 12.6 yards per carry. Mitchell was a 2nd-team Associated Press Class A All-state selection at tight end.

Cade Mileger, Senior RB/LB, Pocono Mountain East - Mileger only played in eight of the Cardinal’s 10 games last season, but he had a respectable season, racking up 78 tackles (54 solo), an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 9.8 tackles per game, including a season-best 16 tackles against Stroudsburg and 11 tackles against District 2 AAA semifinalist Dallas.

Cameron Conrad, Senior RB, Pine Grove Area - The second-leading rusher in the Cardinals’ offensive scheme, Conrad racked up 762 yards and 10 touchdowns on 113 carries and caught another four passes for 97 yards, averaging 6.7 yards per carry and 24.2 yards per reception. Conrad was part of the Cardinals’ run to a 9-3 record and Eastern Conference AA football championship.

Chris Palubinsky, Junior QB, Shenandoah Valley - One of the top returning passers (yardage-wise) in District 11, Palubinsky completed 101-of-243 passes for 1,745 yards and 17 touchdowns against 14 interceptions, averaging more than 158 yards per game. He was the ringleader of a Blue Devils’ offense that averaged more than 270 yards and 18 points per game. Palubinsky also added 87 rushing yards and one touchdown on 81 keepers, and is on pace to throw for more than 5,500 yards and 54 touchdown passes in his career.

Cliff Newton, Senior RB/LB, Pottsville - The leading returning rusher from Pottsville’s Wing-T offense last season, Newton ran for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns on 168 carries and caught another five passes for 53 yards, scoring 10 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and 10.6 yards per reception. Newton finished five Crimson Tide games with more than 100 rushing yards, forming a key component of the Tide’s ground attack that averaged just over 252 yards per game.

Cole Weachock, Senior QB/DB, Minersville - More of a running threat for the Battling Miners, Weachock finished his junior season with 1,159 yards of offense (770 rushing, 389 passing) and had a hand in 11 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 2 passing). He averaged exactly five yards per carry on 154 rushes and completed 27-of-98 passes (27.6 percent), throwing for 100+ yards once and running for 100+ yards four times. Defensively, Weachock chipped in with 51 tackles (29 solo) and tied for the team lead in interceptions, with three.

Colin McDermott, Junior RB, Allentown Central Catholic - McDermott quietly flew under the radar and posted a very successful sophomore campaign for the Vikings. The beneficiary of playing in the same backfield as Brendan Nosovitch, McDermott tallied 233 rushes for 1,666 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging more than 7.1 yards per carry and 100 yards per game. McDermott reached triple figure rushing yardage in eight of the Vikings’ 16 games, posting a career high 279 yards in the PIAA playoffs against Clearfield Area.

Conor Gum, Senior WR/DB, Pen Argyl - A force in the defensive backfield for the Green Knights, Gum tallied 27 tackles and five interceptions, averaging a little more than two tackles per game for the District 11 AA semifinalists. He also completed 5-of-11 passes for 70 yards, recorded eight carries for 40 yards and caught nine passes for 111 yards.

Corey Quick, Junior QB, Marian Catholic - Quick helped lead the Colts to a 3-7 overall record in 2010, completing 46-of-112 passes (41 percent) for 715 yards and seven touchdowns against six interceptions. He also caught one pass for 16 yards and scored one rushing touchdown on 28 keepers. Quick is on pace to throw for more than 2,100 yards in his career.

Dalton Miller, Junior QB, Tri-Valley - Playing in only the first seven games for the Bulldogs, Miller put up respectable numbers, completing 41-of-96 passes (42.7 percent) for 700 yards and seven touchdowns against nine interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards three times and also had three games with multiple rushing touchdowns. He also added four rushing touchdowns on 58 keepers. Defensively, Miller chipped in with 34 tackles and a deflected pass.

Daniel Harding, Senior QB, Nazareth - The field general at the reins of a Blue Eagles’ offensive attack that scored what is believed to be a school single-season record 473 points last season, Harding connected on 116-of-186 passes (62.4 percent) for 1,555 yards and 16 touchdowns. Harding helped lead Nazareth to a 9-3 record and an average of 39.4 points per game. The Blue Eagles reached the District 2/4/11 AAAA semifinals.

Dashon Russell, Sophomore RB/DB, Bangor Pius X - One of four Royal backs with at least 200 rushing yards in 2010, Russell made the most of his limited number of carries, running 25 times for 219 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 18 yards, recorded 49 tackles, six deflected passes, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense and returned 10 kickoffs for 177 yards (17.7 yd. avg.).

David Getz, Senior WR/DB, Northern Lehigh - One of the key players in the Northern Lehigh defensive backfield, Getz registered 49 tackles, a team-leading six interceptions and a fumble recovery. He averaged 3.8 tackles per game for a Northern Lehigh defense that held 10 of 14 opponents, with three shutouts.

Derek Knight, Senior RB/LB, Pottsville - Knight just missed reaching the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the 2010 season, meaning Pottsville narrowly missed its first 1,000-yard backfield rushing duo since 2006. Knight ran for 982 yards on 130 carries and caught five passes for 53 yards, scoring 18 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 7.5 yards per carry and 10.6 yards per reception, finishing five games with at least 100 rushing yards and seven of the Crimson Tide’s 11 games with multiple touchdowns scored. Defensively, Knight recorded 36 tackles and also returned one kickoff 21 yards.

Devon Jones, Senior RB, Bethlehem Liberty - One of four Liberty backs with at least 585 yards rushing last season, Jones ran for 588 yards on 68 rushes and caught another six passes for 110 yards, scoring 16 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 4 receiving). Jones averaged 8.6 yards per carry and 18.3 yards per reception.

Dubois Ross, Junior RB/DB, Bangor Pius X - A threat in all three phases of the game for Pius X, Ross finished his sophomore season with 1,109 all-purpose yards (582 rush, 337 receiving, 190 punt/kickoff returns) and scored 19 total touchdowns (14 rush, 4 receiving, 1 misc.). Ross averaged 6.77 yards per carry, 13.5 yards per reception, 15.5 yards per punt return and 12.8 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Ross added 79 tackles, deflected four passes and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. He posted a 20-tackle game against Staten Island-based St. Joseph-by-the-sea High School in Week 2.

Dustin Jones, Senior OL/DL, Schuylkill Haven - An Associated Press Class A 2nd-team All-state selection on the offensive line, Jones helped to pave the way for the District 11 Class A champion Hurricanes’ offensive unit that averaged 299 yards and 27.6 points per game in 2010. Schuylkill Haven averaged more than 235 yards per game on the ground and produced five backs with at least 220 rushing yards and an 800-yard passing quarterback.

Dylan Evans, Senior RB/DB, Pen Argyl - One of the top returning running backs in the Colonial League, Evans paced the Green Knights’ ground attack by running for 1,282 yards and 25 touchdowns on 224 carries and caught another 20 passes for 306 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 15.3 yards per catch. Evans had five games with at least 100 rushing yards and one game with at least 100 receiving yards. Defensively, Evans racked up 46 tackles (35 solo), picked off a team-leading six passes and blocked a field goal. Finally, on special teams, Evans returned a combined 27 kickoffs and punts for 479 yards, averaging 16.9 yards per punt return and 19.3 yards per kick return.

Dylan Hofmann, Senior QB, Northern Lehigh - The field general at the helm of Northern Lehigh’s ground-and-pound offense that averaged more than 365 yards and 41.1 points per game, Hofmann totaled 1,064 yards of offense (721 passing, 364 rushing) and had a hand in 14 Bulldog touchdowns (10 passing, 4 rushing). He averaged 8.1 yards per carry on 42 rushes and completed 39-of-73 passes (53.4 percent). Hofmann averaged only five passing attempts per game for NL last season thanks to the potent rushing attack spearheaded by Cody Remaley and Jake Kern. The 2010 edition of the Bulldogs claimed the school’s third District 11 AA championship since 1999. Defensively, Hofmann chipped in with 22 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Eddie Elliott, Senior RB, Bethlehem Freedom - The Patriots’ featured tailback in 2010, Elliott ran for 901 yards and 13 touchdowns on 161 carries and caught another 17 passes for 291 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 17.1 yards per reception.

Eric Whalen, Senior RB, Shenandoah Valley - The featured tailback in the Blue Devils’ offensive arsenal, Whalen ran for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns on 224 carries, averaging more than 4.8 yards per carry and nearly 100 yards per game. Whalen could potentially surpass the 4,000-yard rushing mark for his career. To date, he has run for 2,791 yards. Whalen also caught six passes for 101 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 16.8 yards per reception. Defensively, he recorded 48 tackles and two interceptions.

Ethan Motsney, Junior RB, North Schuylkill - Motsney is the top returning rusher from the Spartans’ multi-faceted rushing attack that averaged more than 264 yards per game last season. He rolled up 664 yards of offense (449 rushing, 216 receiving) and scored nine total touchdowns (5 rushing, 4 receiving) on 54 total touches (39 rushing, 15 receiving). Motsney averaged 11.5 yards per carry and 14.4 yards per catch. He was the Spartans’ fourth-leading rusher and featured receiver.

Evan Fardella, Junior QB, Pocono Mountain East - A dual-threat field general for the Cardinals in their 3-7 campaign last year, Fardella rolled up 1,835 yards of total offense (1,286 passing, 549 rushing) and accounted for 20 total touchdowns (13 passing, 7 rushing). He completed 88-of-163 passes (54 percent) and averaged more than 5.2 yards per carry on 104 rushes. Fardella threw for 100+ yards six times and ran for 100+ yards two times. Defensively, Fardella contributed 22 tackles, two interceptions, four deflected passes and a forced fumble.

G.B. Harkins, Senior RB/LB, Allentown Central Catholic - Harkins is a veteran presence at linebacker for the Vikings after posting 96 tackles (71 solo), three sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and three fumble recoveries, averaging four tackles per game. He scored a defensive touchdown on a fumble return against Parkland. Offensively, Harkins saw limited action as a reserve running back, posting 22 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Harkins ran for a season high 90 yards in the PIAA playoffs against Clearfield.

Greg Tkacik, Senior OL, Bethlehem Liberty - Tkacik helped to pave the way for a Liberty flexbone attack that averaged more than 330 rushing yards and more than 26 points per game. Liberty’s flexbone attack produced four backs with at least 585 rushing yards and a 600-yard passing quarterback. The Hurricanes finished 7-5 overall, reaching the Eastern Conference AAAA championship game opposite Emmaus.

Ian Hower, Senior K, Schuylkill Haven - Hower handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for the Hurricanes last year, averaging 35.9 yards per kickoff on 62 boots, with one touchback. He also converted 43 extra points, accounting for 11.1 percent of Schuylkill Haven’s season scoring output.

Jacen Nalesnik, Junior WR/TE/DE, Lehighton - Nalesnik played in three plus games before breaking his forearm. He put up nice numbers in a limited time. He caught 14 passes for 216 yards and three scores. On defense he had 11 tackles and one sack. He punted 10 times for 392 yards and had 14 kicks for 667 yards and one touchback. He made one out of two field goals and went perfect, eight of eight on PAT.

Jake Cryst, Senior SE/DB, Blue Mountain - Cryst figures to be a catalyst in his senior season for the Eagles. When all was said and done, he had racked up 766 all-purpose yards (5 passing, 4 rushing, 383 receiving, 25 punt returns, 349 kickoff returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (1 rush, 7 receiving, 1 kickoff return). He is Blue Mountain’s top returning wide receiver, averaging 13.2 yards per catch on 29 receptions and 24.9 yards per kick return on 14 tries. He also handled the punting chores, averaging 29.7 yards per punt on 22 boots and contributed 30 tackles (17 solo), one sack and one interception on defense.

Jake Naus, Senior QB/DB, Schuylkill Haven - Primarily a threat from his position in the defensive backfield, Naus racked up 59 tackles (all solo), one sack, four interceptions, seven deflected passes, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 4.2 tackles per game. Naus’ four interceptions were good enough for tops on the team in that category. Offensively, Naus went 0-of-2 passing, ran 28 times for 179 yards and caught a pair of passes for 73 yards and one touchdown, averaging 5.3 yards per carry and 36.5 yards per reception.

Jalen Snyder-Scipio, Senior WR/DB, Allentown Central Catholic - A two-way threat for the Vikings as a wide receiver and defensive back, Snyder-Scipio made his presence known on both sides of the ball in 2010. As a wideout in ACC’s lethally effective spread offense, he snared 23 passes for 393 yards and six touchdowns, averaging nearly 17.1 yards per reception. Defensively, Snyder-Scipio posted 18 tackles (15 solo), a team-best five interceptions and deflected six other passes.

James Coyne, Senior RB, Nativity BVM – The leading rusher in BVM’s offensive scheme, Coyne rolled up 739 yards and five touchdowns on 155 carries and caught 10 passes for 63 yards, averaging nearly 4.8 yards per carry and 6.3 yards per reception. Coyne accounted for half of Nativity’s season output of rushing touchdowns and 35.7 percent of the team’s total offensive touchdowns scored.

James McCarthy, Senior QB, Bethlehem Liberty – The field general at the controls of Liberty’s newly installed flexbone offense, McCarthy proved an apt dual-threat athlete, racking up 1,542 yards of offense (880 rushing, 662 passing) and accounting for 20 total Hurricane touchdowns (14 rushing, 6 passing). McCarthy completed 35-of-66 passes (53 percent) and averaged 6.5 yards per carry on 135 rushing attempts.

James Middleton, Senior RB, Easton Area - The top returning rusher from a Red Rovers’ offensive arsenal that averaged more than 190 rushing yards per game en route to a berth in the PIAA AAAA quarterfinals, Middleton ran for 530 yards and eight touchdowns on 114 carries and caught another 14 passes for 154 yards. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and 11 yards per reception.

Jason Emerich, Senior OL, Blue Mountain - An Associated Press Class AAA All-state 2nd Team selection on the offensive line, Emerich helped to pave the way for a Blue Mountain offensive arsenal which averaged 360 yards (231.1 rushing, 128.9 passing) and 35.5 points per game, scoring 54 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 21 passing). The Eagle offensive front helped produce four backs with between 244 to 898 rushing yards and a 1,400-yard passer. Blue Mountain finished 7-4 overall, reaching the District 11 AAA semifinals opposite Allentown Central Catholic. Emerich is a Syracuse recruit.

Joey Dalessandro, Senior WR/DB, Bangor Pius X - One of five Royal receiving targets with at least 20 receptions and 200 yards last season, Dalessandro snared 24 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown, averaging 10.5 yards per catch. He finished seven games with at least two catches, including two games with a season-high five receptions. Defensively, Dalessandro added 22 tackles (18 solo) and deflected a pair of passes.

Jonathan Green, Senior OL, North Schuylkill – Green helped to pave the way for a North Schuylkill offensive unit that averaged 325 yards and 38.3 points per game, including an impressive 264 yards per game on the ground. NS produced four backs with at least 400 rushing yards last season and three with at least 630 yards, as well as a 700-yard passer, and scored a total of 60 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 13 passing). He is a potential Division-1 prospect, having received interest from programs like Illinois, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.

Jordon Ellison, Junior K, Stroudsburg – Ellison handled the bulk of the special teams chores for Stroudsburg, booting 30 punts for an average of 26.7 yards, with four punts downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 49 yards. He also booted 42 kickoffs for an average of 51.7 yards with 10 touchbacks. Ellison also converted 21 extra points and four field goals, scoring 33 total points.

Josh Agosto, Senior QB, Lehighton - Agosto operated the reins of an Indians’ offense that averaged more than 290 yards and nearly 25 points per game last year. He completed 101-of-193 passes (52.3 percent) for 1,518 yards and 21 touchdowns against five interceptions. He averaged more than 168 passing yards per game and finished six Indian games with at least 175 passing yards and seven games with at least two touchdown passes. Agosto also accounted for 359 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 112 carries, averaging a little more than 3.2 yards per attempt.

Josh Pensyl, Junior RB/ILB, Bangor Area - A key returning force to the Slaters’ linebacking corps, Pensyl accounted for 89 tackles (64 solo), a deflected pass, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He averaged 8.9 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 17 tackles against Berwick in the Eastern Conference AAA playoffs and 14 tackles against Pen Argyl.

Josh Wing, Senior ATH, Bangor Area - A weapon in all three phases of the game for the Slaters, Wing rolled up an impressive 1,358 all-purpose yards (867 rushing, 13 receiving, 105 punt returns, 373 kickoff returns) and scored 12 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry, 13 yards per reception, 17.5 yards per punt return and 62.2 yards per kick return. Defensively, Wing added 47 tackles (38 solo), three interceptions, four deflected passes, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal.

Justin Renninger, Senior K, Pine Grove Area – Renninger handled the placekicking chores for the Eastern Conference AA champion Cardinals last season, converting 37-of-40 extra points and 2-of-3 field goals. He scored 43 total points, accounting for 12.8 percent of Pine Grove’s 335 total points scored on the season.

Kane Kralik, Senior OL/DL, Palmerton - A veteran presence along the defensive trenches for the Blue Bombers, Kralik tallied 56 tackles and 4.5 sacks in nine games, averaging 6.2 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 11 tackles against Catasaqua.

Kevin Gulyas, Senior WR, Allentown Central Catholic – Gulyas had quite the successful junior season. The featured receiving target in ACC’s spread offense, Gulyas snagged 78 passes for 1,281 yards and 19 touchdowns, averaging more than 16.4 yards per reception. #4 went over the 100-yard receiving mark in a game five times and finished six games with seven or more catches. Gulyas was also a threat on special teams, averaging 24 yards per punt return and 33.8 yards per kickoff return, scoring a touchdown on a kickoff return against Abington Heights.

Kirk Bender, Senior ILB, Northern Lehigh - One of the key returning cogs to the Bulldogs’ defense from their District 11 AA championship team, Bender rattled off 139 tackles (all solo), two sacks and a safety, avergaing 9.9 tackles per game. Bender finished nine of Northern Lehigh’s 14 games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 15-tackle games against Bangor Area and Jim Thorpe. Offensively, Bender ran for 36 yards and one touchdown on eight carries, averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Kyle Greenawald, Senior OL/DL, Northern Lehigh - One of the key players in the trenches for the Bulldogs’ defensive unit last season, Greenawald rang up 65 tackles (all solo), six sacks and a blocked punt, averaging five tackles per game. He finished with a season high 12 tackles against Pen Argyl and two sacks against Wilson Area.

Kyle Kokawski, Sophomore OL, Bangor Pius X – A returning starter on the offensive line for the high-flying Royals, Kokawski helped to pave the way for a Pius X unit which averaged 397.5 yards (237.7 pass, 159.8 rush) and 41 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 215 to 585 yards and a 2,850-yard passer. The Royals, who reached the District 11 Class A championship game, scored 65 total offensive touchdowns (37 rushing, 28 passing).

Kyle Muller, Senior WR/DB, Pen Argyl - A key returner to the Pen Argyl defensive backfield, Muller recorded 24 tackles (14 solo) and intercepted four passes, averaging a little more than two tackles per game and finishing third on the team in interceptions, returning one of the picks for a touchdown against Catasaqua. In limited action at wide receiver, Muller caught five passes for 79 yards and one touchdown, averaging 15.8 yards per catch.

Kyle Schomp, Senior OL/DL, Northern Lehigh - A force along the Northern Lehigh defensive line, Schomp rolled up 92 tackles (all solo), a team-best seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 6.6 tackles per game, finishing three games with 10+ tackles and two games with multiple sacks. Schomp was part of a Northern Lehigh defense that held 10 of 14 opponents to 20 points or less, with three shutouts.

Larry Zimmerman, Senior WR/DB, Pine Grove Area - One of the top returning wide receiver/defensive back combinations in all of District 11, Zimmerman was a 1st-team Associated Press All-state selection on the AA team at defensive back, where he picked off a team-best six passes. Zimmerman was part of a Cardinal defense that held nine of 12 opponents to 17 points or less, with one shutout. Offensively, Zimmerman was the only Pine Grove receiver with double-digit catches, snagging 42 passes for 897 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 21.3 yards per catch.

Logan Fetterhoff, Senior RB, Williams Valley – One of the key players in the Vikings’ offensive scheme last season, Fetterhoff amassed 881 total yards of offense (612 rushing, 269 receiving) and scored 13 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 3 receiving), averaging 5.4 yards per carry on 113 rushes and 24.4 yards per reception on 11 catches.

Marquis Harp, Senior ATH, East Stroudsburg South - Primarily a defensive weapon for the Cavaliers, Harp recorded 59 tackles (47 solo) and a pair of interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and averaging 4.5 tackles per game. The interception return for a touchdown went for 34 yards and came against rival East Stroudsburg North. Offensively, Harp ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught another three passes for 32 yards, averaging 8.3 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per reception.

Mason Shomper, Senior QB, Williams Valley - Shomper helped lead the Vikings to a 9-2 record in 2010 and a berth in the District 11 Class A playoffs. The WV field general completed 60-of-98 passes (61.2 percent) for 1,144 yards and 15 touchdowns against six interceptions. He averaged 104 passing yards per game. Shomper also scored seven rushing touchdowns on 66 keepers.

Matt Camiletti, Senior WR, Bangor Pius X – The featured target in Pius X’ aerial assault, Camiletti is the top returning receiver to the Royals’ 2011 team. Camiletti caught 53 passes for 932 yards and 10 touchdowns – all three categories led the team. He averaged 17.59 yards per reception, finishing three games with 100+ receiving yards, four games with multiple receiving touchdowns and seven games with five or more receptions. Camiletti also booted 29 extra points and scored three two-point conversions, meaning he accounted for 95 total points last season.

Matt Gist, Senior OL, Bangor Pius X - A returning starter on the offensive line for the high-flying Royals, Gist helped to pave the way for a Pius X unit which averaged 397.5 yards (237.7 pass, 159.8 rush) and 41 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 215 to 585 yards and a 2,850-yard passer. The Royals, who reached the District 11 Class A championship game, scored 65 total offensive touchdowns (37 rushing, 28 passing).

Michael Harris, Senior RB, Bethlehem Liberty - Harris was a key rusher and receiver in the Hurricanes’ flexbone offensive attack, running for 680 yards on 67 carries and adding another nine catches for 292 yards, scoring 10 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 10.1 yards per carry and 32.4 yards per reception.

Michael Pheasant, Senior QB, East Stroudsburg South - Pheasant started the final four games of the Cavaliers’ season, including a pair of District 2/4/11 AAAA playoff games, and finished by completing 31-of-52 passes (59.6 percent) for 593 yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in all four starts, posting a 2-2 record. Pheasant also added one rushing touchdown on 22 keepers.

Mike Donovan, Junior RB/DB, Blue Mountain – A two-way threat for the Eagles, Donovan made impacts from his positions as a running back and defensive back, tallying 29 tackles (16 solo) and a trio of interceptions defensively and accumulating 334 total yards of offense (244 rushing, 90 receiving) and scored three total touchdowns (2 rush, 1 rec.). He averaged 7.6 yards per carry and 12.9 yards per reception. Donovan also returned four kickoffs for an average of 28 yards per return.

Mike Gaval, Senior QB, Mahanoy Area – One of the biggest weapons in the Golden Bears’ run to an 8-4 record and Eastern Conference Class A championship, Gaval rolled up 1,581 yards of total offense (1,300 rushing, 281 passing) and accounted for 14 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 4 passing). Gaval averaged just under 7.3 yards per carry and completed 17-of-55 passes (30.9 percent). Between rushing and passing yards combined, Gaval averaged 131.8 yards of offense per game for Mahanoy Area.

Mike Shinkus, Senior LB, North Schuylkill - Shinkus was one of the anchors of a North Schuylkill defense that allowed a total of 70 points in 12 games (one game was a forfeit victory over Freedom Village, N.Y.). The Spartans allowed an average of 5.8 points per game, with seven shutouts. Shinkus was a 2nd-team Associated Press AA All-state selection at linebacker.

Mitchell Moyer, Senior RB/LB, Lehighton - Moyer played in nine games last season for the Indians, racking up 79 tackles (44 solo), 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 8.8 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 16 tackles against Stroudsburg and a pair of 14-tackle games against Tamaqua and Pocono Mountain East. He scored his lone touchdown of the season on a 67-yard fumble return against Stroudsburg.

Nick DeRea, Senior RB/DB, Bangor Pius X - DeRea finished the season as the second-leading rusher on the Pius X team in 2010. When the dust settled on the season, DeRea had accumulated 673 all-purpose yards (534 rushing, 87 receiving, 52 kickoff returns) and scored 11 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 6.28 yards per carry and 10.88 yards per reception, rushing for a season-best 111 yards against Lourdes Regional. Defensively, DeRea added 23 tackles (16 solo), one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Nick Merva, Junior WR/DB, Shenandoah Valley – One of the featured targets in the Blue Devil aerial assault that averaged more than 158 yards per game, Merva hauled in 27 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 14.1 yards per catch. Defensively, Merva added 43 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Nick Todero, Senior QB, Pine Grove Area - The field general of Pine Grove’s Eastern Conference AA championship team last season, Todero completed 68-of-115 passes (43.8 percent) for 1,210 yards and 13 touchdowns against 18 interceptions. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 44 keepers. Todero helped lead the Cardinals to a 9-3 record. The Cardinals averaged more than 300 yards of offense and 27.9 points per game.

Nico Goffredo, Senior OL/LB, Bangor Pius X - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Royals, Goffredo chalked up 71 tackles, one sack, two deflected passes and two forced fumbles. He averaged 6.5 tackles per game, finishing four of the Royals’ 12 games with 10+ tackles.

Noah Robb, Senior WR/DB, Allentown Central Catholic - A two-way threat for the Vikings, Robb made the majority of his contributions on the defensive side of the ball, where he registered 41 tackles, two sacks, an interception and 10 deflected passes.He finished five games with five or more tackles. Offensively, Robb hauled in 14 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns, averaging more than 17.2 yards per catch. Robb scored two of his three receiving touchdowns in the playoffs.

Okezie Alozie, Senior DB, Bethlehem Freedom - A potential Division-1 prospect at defensive back in the 2012 recruiting class, Alozie has received interest from more than a dozen Division-1 programs. He was part of a Patriots’ defensive unit that held three of 10 opponents to 18 points or less, with one shutout. Offensively, Alozie ran for 153 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries and caught another two passes for 27 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 13.5 yards per reception.

Owen Daniel, Junior RB/WR, Williams Valley - Daniel had quite the solid sophomore season for the 9-2 Vikings, racking up 1,318 yards of offense (887 rushing, 431 receiving) and scoring 12 total touchdowns (7 receiving, 5 rushing). Daniel averaged just under 9.1 yards per carry on 98 rushes, finishing as the second-leading rusher for WV, and averaging 22.6 yards per catch on 19 receptions. Daniel was the leading receiver in the Vikings’ aerial assault that averaged 104 yards per game.

Pat Douglas, Senior RB/LB, Bangor Pius X - A 210-pound wrecking ball at linebacker for Pius X, Douglas finished his junior season by racking up 67 tackles (54 solo), a sack, three deflected passes, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.1 tackles per game, finishing three games with 10+ tackles. Douglas was part of a Royal defensive unit that held three of 12 opponents to 14 points or less, with one shutout.

Patrick Cook, Senior QB, Northampton - Cook helped lead the Konkrete Kids to a 5-6 overall record by connecting on 67-of-146 passes (45.9 percent) for 882 yards and five touchdowns. He also added three rushing touchdowns on 59 keepers. He averaged more than 80 passing yards per game.

Paul Martin, Senior RB, Marian Catholic - The leading rusher in the Colts’ offensive arsenal last season, Martin rang up 656 yards and six touchdowns on 108 carries and caught another seven passes for 114 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging just under 6.1 yards per carry and 16.3 yards per catch. Martin also completed 1-of-2 passes for 20 yards and a touchdown, converted 8-of-10 extra points and 1 field goal. He scored 53 of Marian Catholic’s 207 total points last season, or 25.6 percent of the Colts’ season scoring output.

R.J. Taylor, Senior RB/CB, Allentown Central Catholic - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at defensive back, Taylor has received interest from a mixed amount of FBS and FCS programs like Delaware, Georgetown, Penn State, Rutgers and West Virginia. Through the Vikings’ first 10 games, Taylor racked up 37 tackles (31 solo) and an interception, averaging 3.7 tackles per game.

Rob Dvoracek, Senior FB, Parkland - One of the key returning pieces for the Trojans, Dvoracek is a Temple recruit and received interest/offers from programs including Buffalo, Temple, VMI, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia, among others, before choosing the Owls.

Rob Getz, Senior RB/CB, Pleasant Valley - One of the top statistical all-around athletes returning in the Mountain Valley Conference in 2011, Getz had quite the solid junior season, amassing 1,605 all-purpose yards (681 rushing, 518 receiving, 406 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 16 total touchdowns (7 rushing, 7 receiving, 2 misc.). He averaged nearly 6.2 yards per carry, 13.3 yards per reception, 33.6 yards per punt return and 19.8 yards per kickoff return. He had two 100-yard rushing performances and one game with 100+ receiving yards. Defensively, Getz chipped in with 20 tackles, two interceptions and two deflected passes. Getz was one of the keys to a Bears’ attack that finished 8-3 overall and averaged more than 32 points per game.

Robert Bennie, Senior QB/LB, Stroudsburg - It is difficult to sum up all that Bennie did for the Mountaineers in 2010 in just a paragraph. Offensively, Bennie amassed 1,954 yards of offense (1,184 rush, 770 pass) and had a hand in 16 Stroudsburg touchdowns (11 rushing, 5 passing). He connected on 68-of-137 passes (49.6 percent) and averaged 5.3 yards per carry on 224 rushes, throwing for 100+ yards twice and running for 100+ yards six times. Defensively, Bennie was Stroudsburg’s leading tackler, accumulating 116 tackles (83 solo), six interceptions, five deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged 9.7 tackles per game, finishing five games with 10+ tackles, including a season-high 16 stops against Wilkes Barre-Coughlin.

Robert Naylor, Senior OL/DL, Bangor Area - A key returner along the Bangor defensive line, Naylor accumulated 79 tackles (55 solo), deflected a pass, forced a fumble and had two fumble recoveries. Naylor averaged 7.2 tackles per game, finishing with a season-high 12 tackles against Pen Argyl.

Ryan Henning, Senior QB, North Schuylkill - Henning had a solid junior season for North Schuylkill, leading the Spartans to an 11-win season and berth in the District 11 AA championship game. Henning completed 41-of-108 passes (37.9 percent) for 735 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions. He also added 57 rushing yards and one touchdown on 33 keepers. He directed a North Schuylkill offense that averaged 325 yards and 38.3 points per game.

Ryan Pysher, Senior OL/DL, Bangor Area - One of the Slaters’ athletes lining up in the defensive trenches last season, Pysher rolled up 96 tackles (65 solo), one sack, one interception, two deflected passes, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He averaged 8.7 tackles per game, finishing five of the Slaters’ 11 games with 10+ tackles, including a 14-tackle game against Saucon Valley and a pair of 12-tackle games against Catasaqua and Berwick.

Sam Bacon, Senior RB/DB, Bangor Pius X - A veteran presence returning to the Royals’ defensive backfield, Bacon tallied 58 tackles (32 solo), a sack, an interception, a deflected pass, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 4.8 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 13 tackles against Marian Catholic. Bacon also returned his interception 58 yards for a touchdown, which also occurred in the Marian game.

Scott Beltz, Junior WR/DE, Pen Argyl - A key player in the trenches for the Green Knights, Beltz had quite an impressive sophomore season, amassing 43 tackles, a team-best 14 sacks, two deflected passes, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. Beltz finished four Pen Argyl games with multiple sacks, one game with multiple forced fumbles and averaged a little more than three tackles per game.

Scott Sherman, Senior FB, Williams Valley - Sherman had a solid junior season for Williams Valley, running for 1,119 yards and 15 touchdowns on 175 carries and catching four passes for 18 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged just under 6.4 yards per carry and 4.5 yards per reception. In his career for the Vikings, Sherman has run for 2,388 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Sekou Jones, Junior WR/OLB, Pleasant Valley - The top returning tackler to the Bears’ defensive unit, Jones racked up 60 tackles, a half a sack and a forced fumble in his sophomore season. Jones averaged six tackles per game and finished with a season-best 12 stops in a game against East Stroudsburg South.

Shaquille Cousins, Senior FB/DL, Wilson Area - A key returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Warriors, Cousins tallied 58 tackles and three sacks, averaging 6.4 tackles per contest for the blue and gold. Cousins finished with a season-high 10 tackles against Saucon Valley, his only double-digit tackle performance of the season.

Stephon Font-Toomer, Senior FB/LB, Bethlehem Liberty - A potential Division-1 prospect at linebacker for the Hurricanes, Toomer was part of a Liberty defensive unit that held seven of 12 opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout. He averaged close to eight tackles per game through Liberty’s first nine games of the season, and has received interest from numerous D-1 programs. Offensively, Toomer was the ‘Canes’ battering ram of a fullback, running for 645 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 121 carries, averaging 5.3 yards per rush.

Steve Juarbe, Junior OL, Bangor Pius X - A returning starter on the offensive line for the high-flying Royals, Juarbe helped to pave the way for a Pius X unit which averaged 397.5 yards (237.7 pass, 159.8 rush) and 41 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 215 to 585 yards and a 2,850-yard passer. The Royals, who reached the District 11 Class A championship game, scored 65 total offensive touchdowns (37 rushing, 28 passing).

Tad McNeely, Senior OL/DL, Allentown Central Catholic - A two-way lineman for the Vikings, McNeely was part of an ACC offensive unit that averaged more than 425 yards and 41 points per game. McNeely helped pave the way for a pair of 1,600-yard rushers and a 3,000-yard passer. Defensively, McNeely chipped in with 27 tackles (19 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery. He was an Associated Press All-state selection.

Tajmire Flood, Senior QB, Allentown Allen – Flood was one of Allen’s key statistical leaders in 2010, amassing 1,129 yards of total offense (724 passing, 405 rushing) and accounting for 10 total Canary touchdowns (7 passing, 3 rushing). Flood connected on 47-of-143 passes (32.9 percent) and averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 114 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards three times and ran for 100+ yards once.

Teddy Airoldi, Senior LB, Allentown Central Catholic - A defensive force for Allentown Central Catholic, Airoldi posted 57 tackles and four sacks through the Vikings’ first 10 games of the 2010 season. He made a very critical defensive play in the PIAA AAA championship game, laying the hit on Bishop McDevitt quarterback Matt Johnson on fourth down as he passed the ball to help ACC claim its first PIAA football championship since 1998.

Tim Digiacomo, Senior K, Allentown Central Catholic - Digiacomo emerged as the Vikings’ placekicker towards the end of October, and he responded, converting 47 extra points and a pair of field goals, scoring 53 of ACC’s school record 663 points scored in 2010. In the PIAA semifinals and PIAA AAA state title game, Digiacomo was a perfect 11-of-11 on extra point attempts. He was also a perfect 5-of-5 on extra points in ACC’s victory over Emmaus.

Tito Rodriguez, Senior WR/DB, East Stroudsburg South - A veteran presence returning to the ESS defensive backfield, Rodriguez totaled 77 tackles (62 solo), averaging 5.9 tackles per game and posting a season-best 10 tackles against Pocono Mountain East.

Travis Moyer, Junior RB/DEF, Blue Mountain - The leading tackler from the Eagles’ 2010 defensive unit, Moyer amassed an impressive 98 tackles (66 solo), three sacks and an interception, averaging 8.9 tackles per game. He finished four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops against Pottsville, and had one game with two or more sacks. Moyer was part of a BM defense which held seven of 11 opponents to 20 points or less. Offensively, Moyer was the #3 rusher in the Eagles’ offensive arsenal, running for 307 yards and two touchdowns on 47 carries, averaging 6.5 yards per rush.

Trey Robinson, Junior RB/DB, Wilson Area - Robinson did a little bit of everything for the Warriors last season, amassing 922 all-purpose yards (471 rushing, 79 receiving, 372 kickoff returns) and scored 12 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 2 receiving). He averaged 8.1 yards per carry, 9.9 yards per reception and 20.7 yards per kickoff return. He ran for a season-best 197 yards against Notre Dame-Green Pond. Defensively, Robinson added 66 tackles (35 solo), five sacks and an interception, averaging 6.6 tackles per game. He posted one game of 10+ tackles and two games with multiple sacks.

Tyler Edmond, Senior QB, Southern Lehigh - One of the keys to the Spartans’ 9-3 record and berth in the District 11 AAA championship game last season, Edmond completed 93-of-172 passes for 1,474 yards and 15 touchdowns against nine interceptions. The SL field general connected on 54.1 percent of his passes, throwing for 100+ yards in six of 12 games and finishing four games with at least two touchdown passes. Edmond also scored three rushing touchdowns on 53 keepers.

Tyler Heffner, Senior QB, Pottsville - One-half of a two-quarterback platoon utilized by Pottsville last season, Heffner put up respectable numbers, completing 50-of-90 passes for 707 yards and 10 touchdowns against three interceptions. He connected on 55.6 percent of his passes and averaged more than 67 passing yards per game for the Crimson Tide. Heffner posted two games with three touchdown passes and had a season-high 235 yards against Governor Mifflin. Heffner also scored five rushing touchdowns on 42 quarterback keepers.

William Moyer, Senior WR/LB, Shenandoah Valley – The leading receiver in the Blue Devils’ aerial assault that averaged more than 158 yards per game in 2010, Moyer hauled in 27 passes for 676 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging more than 25 yards per reception. He accounted for 38.7 percent of Shenandoah Valley’s receiving yards last season.

Zach Miller, Senior DE, Pen Argyl - The top returning tackler to the Pen Argyl defense, Miller recorded 69 tackles (36 solo), one sack, three interceptions and deflected a pass. He averaged 6.3 tackles per game for a Green Knight defense that held eight of 11 opponents to 14 points or less.

Zeke Cinelli, Senior OL, Bangor Pius X - A returning starter on the offensive line for the high-flying Royals, Cinelli helped to pave the way for a Pius X unit which averaged 397.5 yards (237.7 pass, 159.8 rush) and 41 points per game, producing four backs with season rushing totals between 215 to 585 yards and a 2,850-yard passer. The Royals, who reached the District 11 Class A championship game, scored 65 total offensive touchdowns (37 rushing, 28 passing).

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Aaron Shrawder, Senior RB/LB, East Juniata - Shrawder posted 64 tackles (41 solo), a half a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.1 tackles per game. He posted three games of 10+ tackles for EJ, including a season-high 13 stops against Columbia-Montour Vo Tech. Shrawder was also the second-leading rusher for the Tigers last season, running for 270 yards and three touchdowns on 60 carries and catching another two passes for 25 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 12.5 yards per reception.

Alex Churchill, Senior RB/LB, Williamsport - He’s listed on the Millionaires’ roster as both a running back and linebacker, but Churchill did his damage exclusively from the defensive side of the ball in 2010, racking up 74 tackles (48 solo), one sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.4 tackles per game. He posted four games of 10+ tackles, including a season-high 12 stops in a 21-17 victory over Berwick.

Alex Karlovich, Senior OL, Line Mountain - Karlovich helped pave the way for Line Mountain’s most explosive scoring team in school history. The Eagles finished their District 4 Class A runner-up season with 507 total points in 12 games, an average of 42.2 points per game. Karlovich helped pave the way for three 500+ yard rushers, a 1,200-yard passing quarterback and an offense that scored 62 total touchdowns (44 rushing, 18 passing). He was a 2nd-team Associated Press Class A selection on the offensive line.

Alex Vidunas, Senior QB, Mifflinburg - A dual-threat quarterback for the Wildcats, Vidunas played in nine of the team’s 10 games, leading the blue and white to a 3-6 overall record. He finished with quite the productive junior season, amassing 1,607 yards of total offense (1,128 passing, 479 rushing) and accounted for 14 total touchdowns (7 rushing, 7 passing). He connected on 88-of-169 passes (52.1 percent) and averaged 6.1 yards per carry on 78 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards six times and ran for 50+ yards five times. Vidunas also totaled 12 tackles (11 solo) on defense.

Andrew Andreychik, Senior QB, Danville - One of the top passers returning in all of District 4 from a season ago, Andreychik connected on 85-of-162 passes (52.5 percent) for 1,839 yards and 32 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He averaged 141.5 passing yards per game for the Ironmen last season, throwing for 100+ yards nine times and 200+ yards on four occasions, to go along with 10 games of at least two touchdown passes. He’s thrown for 2,406 yards and 36 touchdowns against 14 interceptions for his career. Andreychik also added 233 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 50 rushes, averaging nearly 4.7 yards per carry. He’s helped lead the Ironmen to a 20-4 overall record in the last two seasons.

Austin Snyder, Junior K, Line Mountain - Snyder handled the placekicking chores for the Eagles last season, converting 37-of-43 extra points and 3-of-6 field goals. He scored 52 total points (including one rushing touchdown), accounting for 10.2 percent of the Eagles’ season scoring output.

Ben Choate, Senior OL, Williamsport - A returning fixture on the offensive line, Choate helped to pave the way for a Millionaire offensive unit which averaged 360.7 yards (194.8 rush, 165.9 pass) and 31.7 points per game, producing three backs with between 370 and 1,135 rushing yards and a 1,730-yard passer. Williamsport scored 45 total offensive touchdowns (24 rushing, 21 passing).

Ben Pepper, Senior QB, Canton – A dual-threat field general for the Warriors in helping the team reach the District 4 Class A semifinals opposite Southern Columbia, Pepper amassed 1,431 yards of offense (912 passing, 519 rushing). He averaged more than 120 yards of offense per game, throwing eight touchdown passes in the regular season and also accounting for two rushing touchdowns against Southern in the playoff game – a 68-52 loss.

Ben Shaw, Junior QB, Wellsboro - In terms of passing yardage, Shaw had a respectable sophomore season for the Hornets, throwing for 1,474 yards and 16 touchdowns against 19 interceptions while completing 100-of-217 passes (46.1 percent). He averaged more than 147 passing yards per game for the 1-9 Hornets and is on pace to throw for more than 4,400 yards in his career. Shaw threw for 100+ yards in seven of Wellsboro’s 10 games and finished five games with at least two scoring passes. He also added 103 rushing yards and a touchdown on 106 keepers. Defensively, Shaw added 27 tackles (14 solo), an interception and a fumble recovery.

Blake Musser, Senior ATH, Jersey Shore - A weapon in all three phases of the game for the 1-9 Bulldogs, Musser chalked up 834 all-purpose yards (127 rushing, 179 receiving, 32 punt returns, 496 kickoff returns) and scored a pair of receiving touchdowns, averaging 3.3 yards per carry, 14.9 yards per reception, 10.7 yards per punt return and 22.6 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Musser accumulated 35 tackles (24 solo), three interceptions, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also handled the punting chores for Jersey Shore, averaging 33.2 yards per boot on 30 tries, with two of the punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Blake Rankin, Senior QB, Bloomsburg - A Rutgers recruit, Rankin was ranked as the #19 quarterback prospect in the nation for the 2012 recruiting class by Scout.com. He had quite the junior season for the Panthers, leading the red and black to an 8-3 record and berth in the District 4 AA quarterfinals. He connected on 96-of-188 passes for 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns and ran for 981 yards and 17 touchdowns on 127 carries. He completed 51.1 percent of his passes and averaged 7.7 yards per carry. Rankin has thrown for 4,605 yards and 47 touchdowns in his career and run for more than 1,200 yards in the last two years.

Bobby Vanwhy, Senior FB/OLB, Montgomery - Vanwhy did a little bit of everything for the Red Raiders last season, amassing 301 total yards of offense (28 passing, 223 rushing, 50 receiving) and scored one rushing touchdown. He connected on 1-of-3 passes, averaged 3.6 yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception. Defensively, Vanwhy added 62 tackles (36 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery, posting three games of 10+ tackles. He also returned eight kickoffs for 183 yards, including a 53-yard return for a touchdown, averaging 22.9 yards per return.

Brad Fegley, Senior QB/OLB, Southern Columbia - Fegley had a solid defensive season in 2010 for the Tigers, chalking up 70 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.8 tackles per game. He posted 13 tackles against Shamokin and 11 stops and two sacks against Mount Carmel. Fegley is locked in a battle for the starting quarterback job with recent addition Taylor Young, and would move to defensive back if Young won the quarterback battle.

Bradee Ruhl, Senior TE/ILB, Mifflinburg - In just six games, Ruhl put together a respectable junior season, collecting 61 tackles (40 solo) and a fumble recovery, averaging 10.2 tackles per game. Ruhl posted a season-best 17 tackles against Selinsgrove and 15 tackles against Athens Area, along with 12 tackles against Lewisburg.

Brandon Smith, Junior TE/ILB, Lewisburg - One of District 4′s best returning linebackers, Smith had quite the sophomore season, tallying 188 tackles, six sacks, an interception, seven deflected passes and two forced fumbles. He averaged 12.5 tackles per game, finishing 11 of the Green Dragons’ 15 games with 10+ tackles. Smith had 24 tackles against Bloomsburg, 18 tackles each against Southern Columbia and West Catholic and 16 tackles against Danville. Also utilized as a tight end in the Dragons’ aerial assault that averaged 83 yards per game, Smith caught 10 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 28.5 yards per catch.

Bryan Gedman, Senior OL, Southern Columbia - A key contributor in the offensive trenches for the Tigers last season, Gedman helped to pave the way for a Southern Columbia offensive unit which averaged 408 yards (282.5 rush, 125.5 pass) and 40.6 points per game through its first 12 games of the season. The Tigers produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,470-yard passer, scoring 69 total offensive touchdowns (52 rushing, 17 passing).

Caleb Barnhart, Senior QB, Jersey Shore - A dual-threat athlete operating the controls of the Bulldogs’ offensive attack, Barnhart had a respectable statistical junior season despite the fact that JS won only one game. #6 accounted for 1,341 yards of total offense (673 passing, 668 rushing) and had a hand in 15 Jersey Shore touchdowns (9 passing, 6 rushing). He connected on 41-of-96 passes (42.7 percent) and averaged 4.1 yards per carry on 164 rush attempts. Barnhart twice threw for 100+ yards and twice ran for 100+ yards in a game, finishing three games with multiple scoring passes and one game with a trio of rushing touchdowns.

Camden Cassels, Senior QB, Lewisburg - Cassels helped lead Lewisburg to a 14-1 record and berth in the PIAA AA semifinals against West Catholic. The Green Dragons’ reliable field general connected on 77-of-132 passes (58.3 percent) for 1,162 yards and 11 touchdowns against five interceptions. Cassels averaged 83 passing yards per game, throwing for 100+ yards three times and finishing three games with multiple touchdown passes.

Cameron Flore, Senior OL, Southern Columbia - A key contributor in the offensive trenches for the Tigers last season, Flore helped to pave the way for a Southern Columbia offensive unit which averaged 408 yards (282.5 rush, 125.5 pass) and 40.6 points per game through its first 12 games of the season. The Tigers produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,470-yard passer, scoring 69 total offensive touchdowns (52 rushing, 17 passing).

Cameron Ott, Sophomore RB/OLB, Montoursville - One of the top returning tacklers from the Warriors’ defensive unit a season ago, Ott tallied 76 tackles (44 solo), two sacks, an interception and a deflected pass, averaging 7.6 tackles per game and posting four games with 10+ tackles. Offensively, Ott recorded 299 all-purpose yards (33 passing, 137 rushing, 129 receiving) and scored one rushing touchdown, connecting on his only passing attempt and averaging 9.8 yards per carry on 14 rushes and 9.2 yards per reception on 14 receptions.

Casey Shiposh, Senior RB/S, Athens Area - The featured tailback in the Wildcats rushing attack that averaged just over 200 yards per game, Shiposh posted 1,112 yards and seven touchdowns on 183 carries and caught another 12 passes for 133 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 11.1 yards per reception. He ran for at least 115 yards in six of Athens’ 10 games. Shiposh was also a weapon on special teams, returning a combined 36 punts and kickoffs for 412 yards.

Chase Barnes, Senior RB/LB, Wellsboro - The second-leading rusher in the Wellsboro ground attack that averaged 87 yards per game, Barnes racked up 234 yards and one touchdown on 59 carries and caught another 18 passes for 142 yards, averaging 3.9 yards per carry and 7.9 yards per reception. Defensively, Barnes added 54 tackles, posting a 10-tackle game against Cowanesque Valley.

Christian Clark, Senior RB/OLB/K, Montoursville - Clark was all over the field for Montoursville last year, having a presence on offense, defense and special teams. He averaged 34.4 yards per punt on 30 kicks, with one punt downed inside the 20 yard line. He booted six of his 25 kickoffs for touchbacks, averaging 53.3 yards per kick. And, as the team’s placekicker, he converted nine extra points and six field goals, booting three of those field goals in a 16-13 victory over Athens Area. Clark also had 61 tackles (33 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.1 tackles per game with four games of 11+ tackles. He also completed his only pass attempt for 42 yards, caught one pass for six yards and recorded 211 yards and one touchdown on 59 carries, averaging 3.6 yards per rush.

Clay Stoner, Junior RB/OLB, Montoursville - A weapon in all three phases of the game, Stoner registered 918 all-purpose yards (566 rush, 46 receiving, 316 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three rushing touchdowns, averaging 5.9 yards per carry on 95 rushes; 9.2 yards per reception on five catches, 11.3 yards per punt return and 18.8 yards per kickoff return. Stoner was Montoursville’s leading rusher, posting a pair of 100-yard games. Defensively, Stoner added 73 tackles (39 solo), one sack, an interception, two deflected passes and a blocked field goal, averaging 7.3 tackles per game.

Clayton Good, Senior LB, Muncy - The second-leading tackler on the Muncy defensive unit last season, Good had quite the solid stat line, amassing 107 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions and five deflected passes, finishing seven of 10 games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 16 tackles against Lewisburg and a pair of 13-tackle games against Warrior Run and Hughesville. Good also returned a combined 22 kickoffs and punts for 323 yards, averaging 9.2 yards per punt return and 16.3 yards per kick return.

Cody Shustack, Senior RB/LB, Mount Carmel Area - Shustack was a firecracker on both sides of the ball for the Red Tornadoes last season, tallying 106 tackles, three sacks, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery on defense, averaging 8.8 tackles per game and finishing seven games with 10+ tackles. Offensively, Shustack finished as Mount Carmel’s second-leading rusher, totaling 487 yards and eight touchdowns on 94 carries, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and posting a pair of 100-yard rushing performances.

Colt Water, Senior WR/DB, Selinsgrove - One of only two Seal receivers with at least 20 catches in 2010, Water finished with 21 receptions for 218 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 10.4 yards per catch. Water is the top returning receiver to the Selinsgrove aerial assault that averaged more than 119 yards per game last year. In limited defensive action, Water finished with eight tackles (six solo) and a fumble recovery.

Connor Coolidge, Junior OL/LB, Wellsboro - A key returner at linebacker for the Hornets, Coolidge accumulated 86 tackles and a pair of sacks, averaging 8.6 tackles per game. He posted a season-high 15 tackles against Cowanesque Valley, 12 stops against Troy and 10 tackles against North Penn-Blossburg.

Connor Pierce, Senior WR/S, Mifflinburg - A key presence both offensively and defensively for the Wildcats, Pierce racked up 93 tackles (70 solo) and an impressive five interceptions, averaging 9.3 tackles per game. He finished six of 10 games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 14-tackle performances against Shamokin Area and Lewisburg. Offensively, Pierce is the top returning Wildcat receiver after hauling in 39 passes for 496 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 12.7 yards per catch. He finished six games with four or more receptions and six games with 50+ receiving yards.

Daniel Frenkenfield, Senior RB, Wyalusing Valley - The top returning rusher from a 2010 Rams team that finished 8-3 overall and reached the District 4 AA playoffs, Frenkenfield finished with 575 yards and five touchdowns on 88 rushes and caught another five passes for 21 yards. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 4.3 yards per reception.

Delbert Lewis, Senior OL/LB, Troy - A key returner at linebacker for Troy, Lewis racked up 72 tackles (40 solo) and deflected a pass, averaging 7.2 tackles per contest. He posted a pair of 12-tackle games against Wyalusing Valley and Canton.

Devin Miller, Junior RB/DB, Williamsport - The featured back in a Millionaire rushing attack which averaged more than 195 yards per game, Miller busted loose for 1,134 yards and eight touchdowns on 181 carries and caught another six passes for 26 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 4.3 yards per reception. He finished five of Williamsport’s 11 games with more than 100 rushing yards and is on pace to run for more than 3,400 yards in his career.

Dylan Friday, Senior P/K, Danville - The fifth-leading scorer on the Ironmen’s District 4 AA runner-up team from a season ago, Friday converted 70 extra points and four field goals, scoring 82 total points. He accounted for 82 of Danville’s school-record 548 points scored in 2010, or 14.9 percent of the team total. Additionally, Friday was the primary handler of the punting chores for the orange and purple, averaging 30.4 yards per punt on 28 attempts, with a long of 54 yards and four punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Ed Fetterman, Senior DEF, Towanda - A key returning defensive presence for the Knights, Fetterman posted 70 tackles (39 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.8 tackles per game in limited statistics submitted to Maxpreps.com. Fetterman posted four games of 10+ tackles for Towanda, including a season-high 13 tackles against Canton and a pair of 12-tackle games against North Penn-Blossburg and Troy.

Eddie Smerlick, Senior OL/DL, Mount Carmel Area - A veteran presence returning to the trenches for the Red Tornadoes, Smerlick helped to pave the way for a Mount Carmel offensive unit which averaged 308.1 yards and 27.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 350 and 1,090 rushing yards and a pair of 400+-yard passers. The Red Tornadoes scored 44 total offensive touchdowns (35 rushing, nine passing). Defensively, Smerlick was a force, chalking up 85 tackles, seven sacks, three deflected passes and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.1 tackles per game, posting three games with 10+ tackles and a two-sack performance against Southern Columbia.

Eric Eaton, Senior RB/LB, Selinsgrove - Eaton had a productive junior season at linebacker for the District 4 AAA runner-up Seals, tallying 59 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game, including a season-best 12 tackles against Shikellamy and 10 stops against Berwick. Offensively, Eaton was the second-leading rusher in the Seals’ offensive attack, running for 242 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries and adding another nine catches for 102 yards and one additional touchdown. Eaton averaged 6.7 yards per carry and 11.3 yards per reception.

Eric Joraskie, Junior OL/DL, Mount Carmel Area - A key presence returning to the trenches for the Red Tornadoes, Joraskie helped to pave the way for a Mount Carmel offensive unit which averaged 308.1 yards and 27.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 350 and 1,090 rushing yards and a pair of 400+-yard passers. The Red Tornadoes scored 44 total offensive touchdowns (35 rushing, nine passing). Also a contributor on defense, Joraskie tallied 43 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.6 tackles per game.

Garrett Evans, Sophomore RB/DL, Montoursville - A key returning presence to Montoursville’s defensive line, Evans posted 38 tackles (24 solo), four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.4 tackles per game. Evans finished second on the team in sacks last season.

Garrett Dinelli, Senior RB/DEF, Towanda - The top returning rusher from a Black Knight rushing attack which averaged 298.9 yards per game through its first 10 games, Dinelli ran for 657 yards on 109 carries and caught another five passes for 60 yards, averaging six yards per carry and 12 yards per reception, scoring 12 total touchdowns (11 rushing, one receiving). Defensively, Dinelli posted 19 tackles (11 solo) and three sacks.

Garrett Shnyder, Senior QB, Montgomery - The main returning offensive catalyst from a Red Raiders’ offensive arsenal that averaged more than 220 yards and 14 points per game, Shnyder connected on 70-of-160 passes (43.8 percent) for 1,163 yards and 11 touchdowns against 10 interceptions and added a pair of rushing touchdowns on 40 keepers. Shnyder threw for 100+ yards five times, including a season-best 381 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-38 victory over Bucktail.

Jacob Jones, Senior QB, Montoursville - Montoursville’s returning field general finished his junior season by connecting on 68-of-119 passes (57.1 percent) for 762 yards and two touchdowns last year, finishing three games with 100+ passing yards. He also recorded 23 rushing yards on 42 keepers. Defensively, Jones added 59 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions and a fumble recovery, posting a season-best 11 tackles against Lewisburg.

Jacob Keman, Senior WR/FS, Mount Carmel Area – The featured target in the Red Tornadoes’ aerial assault which averaged more than 95 yards per game, Keman snagged 23 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 12.7 yards per reception. He was one of two Mount Carmel receivers to finish the season with 20 or more receptions. Defensively, Keman picked off a team-leading four passes and deflected six others, in addition to posting 71 tackles, averaging 5.9 tackles per game, posting three games of 10+ tackles, including a season-best 13 stops in the District 4 AA semifinals against Danville.

Jared Laino, Senior RB/DB, Lewisburg - A veteran presence returning to the Lewisburg defensive backfield, Laino recorded 55 tackles (29 solo), four interceptions, 16 deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged 4.6 tackles and more than one deflected pass per game, posting 11 tackles in the PIAA AA quarterfinals against Camp Hill Trinity and two games with multiple interceptions. In limited action at running back, Laino ran for 98 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

Jason Dehaven, Senior QB, North Penn-Blossburg - North Penn has usually been known for a good running game, but Dehaven provided an added boost to the Panthers’ offense, giving the team a solid passing dimension. Dehaven connected on 80-of-137 passes (58.4 percent) for 1,286 yards and 22 touchdowns against four interceptions, averaging 116.9 passing yards per game and throwing for 100+ yards in six of North Penn’s 11 games. Dehaven threw at least two scoring passes in eight of the Panthers’ 11 games, leading the team to a 9-2 record and berth in the District 4 AA quarterfinals. He also added 98 rushing yards and two scores on 60 keepers.

John Klingerman, Junior WR, Bloomsburg

Jordan Dawsey, Senior DEF, Towanda - An all around athlete for the Black Knights, Dawsey amassed 683 all-purpose yards (192 rushing, 141 receiving, 350 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three total touchdowns through Towanda’s first 10 games, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, 7.4 yards per reception and 22.9 yards per kickoff return. He scored three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). Defensively, Dawsey added 65 total tackles (48 solo), three sacks, two interceptions, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, posting two games of 10+ tackles.

Justin Keiser, Senior QB, Selinsgrove - After a vexing 0-3 start to the 2010 season, Selinsgrove reeled off seven victories in its final nine games to reach the District 4 AAA championship game. Keiser connected on 108-of-209 passes (51.7 percent) for 1,356 yards and 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions, averaging 113 yards per game. He finished seven of the Seals’ 12 games with at least 100 passing yards and also had seven games with multiple touchdown passes. Keiser also added 188 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns on 65 carries, averaging 2.9 yards per rush.

Justin Schlosser, Senior ATH, Athens Area - A weapon on offense and special teams, Schlosser averaged 31.2 yards per punt on 39 kicks, with seven of his punts downed inside the 20 yard line. He also handled the kickoff chores for Athens, averaging 39.3 yards per boot on 29 kicks with one touchback. He also converted eight extra points for the Wildcats. Offensively, Schlosser ran for 284 yards on 46 carries and caught another six passes for 69 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 11.5 yards per reception, scoring four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).

Keith Day, Senior WR/DB, Southern Columbia - Day was a two-way contributor for the Tigers last season, posting a solid defensive stat line which included 59 tackles, four interceptions, 13 deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.9 tackles per game. He posted two games of 10+ tackles, including a season-best 13 stops and an interception in a 41-point rout of defending PIAA AAA champion Selinsgrove. Offensively, Day hauled in 17 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14.9 yards per reception.

Kyle Troutman, Senior RB, Line Mountain - Troutman was one of the key components to Line Mountain’s potent, record-setting offense a year ago that set a school record for points scored in a season (507). He finished with 789 total yards of offense (595 rushing, 194 receiving) and scored 12 total touchdowns for the Eagles (9 rushing, 3 receiving). Troutman averaged 14.1 yards per carry and 38.8 yards per reception. Defensively, he picked off three passes.

Logan Wise, Senior FB/SS, North Penn-Blossburg - Wise returns to man one of the Panthers’ linebacker slots after posting 33 tackles (25 solo) and a forced fumble, averaging 4.7 tackles per game. He also posted 83 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

Lucas Havens, Senior QB, Troy - A dual-threat athlete returning to the helm of a Trojan offensive unit that averaged more than 320 yards per game a season ago, Havens amassed 1,581 yards of total offense (921 passing, 660 rushing) and had a hand in 12 total touchdowns (7 passing, 5 rushing). He completed 55-of-128 passes (43 percent) and averaged exactly six yards per carry on 110 rushing attempts. Havens threw for 100+ yards four times and ran for 100+ yards twice. But Havens’ impacts didn’t stop there. He also posted 71 tackles (46 solo), an interception and five deflected passes, recording a season-best 19 tackles in a Week 10 loss against Canton.

Luke Amarose, Senior OL/DL, Mount Carmel Area - A key presence returning to the trenches for the Red Tornadoes, Amarose helped to pave the way for a Mount Carmel offensive unit which averaged 308.1 yards and 27.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 350 and 1,090 rushing yards and a pair of 400+-yard passers. The Red Tornadoes scored 44 total offensive touchdowns (35 rushing, nine passing).

Marty Beninsky, Senior QB, Line Mountain - The ringleader of Line Mountain’s potent Veer offense that averaged 42.2 points per game last season, Beninsky rolled up 1,816 yards of total offense (1,286 passing, 530 rushing) and had a hand in 31 total touchdowns (18 passing, 13 rushing) for the Eagles. Beninsky averaged just under 5.6 yards per carry on 95 rushes and completed 88-of-156 passes (56.4 percent). In terms of total combined yardage rushing and passing, Beninsky averaged 151 yards of offense per game for the Eagles in 2010.

Mason Jones, Senior K, Troy - An Associated Press Class AA 2nd team All-state selection at placekicker, Jones converted 32 extra points and booted six field goals for the Trojans. He also booted 50 kickoffs for an average of 52.3 yards with six touchbacks. Additionally, Jones was one of the featured targets in Troy’s aerial assault, snagging 14 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown, averaging 23.2 yards per catch and added 39 tackles and five deflected passes on defense.

Mason Roof, Senior RB/DEF, Towanda – One of the Black Knights’ top returning all-around athletes, Roof ran for 646 yards on 89 carries and caught another 22 passes for 335 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per carry and 15.2 yards per reception, scoring 16 total touchdowns (11 rushing, five receiving) through Towanda’s first 10 games. He also recorded 27 tackles, an interception, two deflected passes and three forced fumbles on defense, and converted 34 extra points as the placekicker on special teams.

Matt Moore, Senior TE/ILB, Southern Columbia - Moore is listed as both a tight end and linebacker, but he confined his damage to the defensive side of the ball in 2010, totaling 64 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.4 tackles per game for the Tigers. He posted a pair of 10+ tackle games against Line Mountain (SCA’s first game against the D4 Class A runners-up) and against Shamokin. Moore also posted a two-sack game against Central Columbia.

Merle Moscarello, Senior RB, Lewisburg - One of the featured tailbacks in the Green Dragons’ punishing Wing-T offense that averaged more than 250 yards per game on the ground, Moscarello piled up 1,390 yards and 10 touchdowns on 174 carries and caught another six passes for 33 yards, scoring 11 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 1 fumble return). He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per reception, rushing for 100+ yards seven times. In the last two seasons, Moscarello has run for 2,420 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, #21 added 20 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Meyrick Lamb, Senior RB/SS, Mount Carmel Area - The featured back in Mount Carmel’s offensive arsenal which averaged more than 205 yards per game last season, Lamb ran for 1,087 yards on 148 carries and caught another 11 passes for 136 yards, scoring 18 total touchdowns (16 rushing, two receiving). He averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 12.4 yards per reception, rushing for 100 yards or more in five of the Red Tornadoes’ 12 games. Defensively, Lamb added 60 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery and also returned 12 punts for 100 yards.

Michael Kinney, Senior RB/LB, Loyalsock Township - A 2nd-team selection at linebacker on the Associated Press’ Class AA All-state team, Kinney was a force not only on defense, but on offense, too, for the Lancers. Kinney rolled up an impressive 129 tackles (91 solo), three sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery, averaging nearly 13 tackles per contest. He posted a season-best 19 tackles against Hughesville and a pair of 17-tackle games against Shikellamy and Southern Columbia. Offensively, Kinney ran for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns on 165 carries and caught another 18 passes for 344 yards and seven additional touchdowns. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 19.1 yards per reception, posting six games of at least 100+ rushing yards and one game of 100+ receiving yards.

Michael Wiand, Junior TE/ILB, Mifflinburg - One of the Wildcats’ top returning lienbackers, Wiand posted 66 tackles (43 solo) and two sacks, averaging 6.6 tackles per game. He posted three games of 10+ tackles, including 13 stops against Shamokin and 11 tackles against Towanda. Offensively, Wiand hauled in 15 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per catch.

Mike Dougherty, Junior RB/LB, Loyalsock Township - Dougherty had a respectable sophomore season for the Lancers, amassing 462 all-purpose yards (93 rushing, 57 receiving, 75 punt returns, 237 kickoff returns) and scored two total touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving). He averaged 8.5 yards per carry, 19 yards per reception, 10.7 yards per punt return and 15.8 yards per kick return. Defensively, Dougherty tallied 67 tackles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 6.7 tackles per game, including an 11-tackle performance in a Week 9 loss to Lewisburg.

Mike Ede, Junior RB/LB, Selinsgrove - The third-leading rusher in the Selinsgrove ground attack last season, Ede rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per rush. The bulk of Ede’s ground production came after mid-October. Defensively, Ede racked up 26 tackles (17 solo), one sack, and a forced fumble. He also returned five kickoffs for 54 yards.

Mike Scicchitano, Junior OL/DL, Mount Carmel Area - A key presence returning to the trenches for the Red Tornadoes, Scicchitano helped to pave the way for a Mount Carmel offensive unit which averaged 308.1 yards and 27.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 350 and 1,090 rushing yards and a pair of 400+-yard passers. The Red Tornadoes scored 44 total offensive touchdowns (35 rushing, nine passing).

Nathan Stettler, Senior OL/DE, North Penn-Blossburg - Stettler returns to the Panthers’ defensive unit after posting 61 tackles, six sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.5 tackles per game.

Nicholas Cozza, Senior OL/ILB, Lewisburg - Cozza had a solid junior season, finishing as the second-leading tackler on a Lewisburg defensive unit that held nine of 15 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. Cozza tallied 108 tackles, four deflected passes, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a blocked punt. He averaged 7.2 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 17 tackles against Bloomsburg, 14 tackles against Danville and 13 stops against Mifflinburg.

Nick Carl, Senior QB, Athens Area - A dual-threat field general for the Wildcats, Carl chalked up 655 yards of total offense (493 passing, 162 rushing) and accounted for 10 total Athens Area touchdowns (six rushing, four passing). He connected on 41-of-83 passes (47.1 percent) and averaged 2.4 yards per carry on 69 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards once and finished two games with multiple rushing touchdowns.

Nick Kratzer, Senior ATH, East Juniata - EJ’s leading returning rusher, Krazter had quite the junior season for the 3-6 Tigers, rushing for 1,048 yards and 12 touchdowns on 163 carries and caught another eight passes for 129 yards and one touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 16.1 yards per reception. Kratzer finished eight of EJ’s nine games with 100+ rushing yards, including one 200-yard game, and scored multiple touchdowns in five games. Defensively, he added 30 tackles (28 solo), five deflected passes and a blocked field goal. He also returned 14 kickoffs for 217 yards, averaging 15.5 yards per return.

Pat Ostrowsky, Senior OL/ILB, Lewisburg – Ostrowsky provides another veteran body at linebacker for the Green Dragons after racking up 69 tackles, a deflected pass and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 4.6 tackles per game for the PIAA AA semifinalists and was part of a Lewisburg defense that held nine of 15 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts.

Petey Delgado, Senior ATH, North Penn-Blossburg - An all-around threat for the Panthers, Delgado made impacts on offense, defense and special teams for the 9-2, District 4 AA quarterfinalists. He amassed 1,077 all-purpose yards (371 rushing, 355 receiving, 341 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven total touchdowns (two rushing, five receiving). Delgado averaged 7.7 yards per carry, 14.2 yards per reception, 6.6 yards per punt return and 28.9 yards per punt return. Defensively, Delgado pitched in with 42 tackles (34 solo), four interceptions, five deflected passes and three fumble recoveries.

Rijad Sabanovich, Senior WR, Muncy - One of the top returning wide receivers in District 4, regardless of classification, Sabanovich hauled in 42 passes for 911 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior, averaging 21.7 yards per reception. He led all Indian receiver in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns, finishing six games with four or more catches and three games with more than 100 receiving yards.

Rob Varano, Junior QB/P, Mount Carmel Area – The Red Tornadoes’ primary punter last season, Varano booted 45 punts for an average of 35.1 yards per kick, with a long of 55 yards. In limited action at quarterback, Varano connected on 27-of-68 passes (39.7 percent) for 420 yards and three touchdowns, posting a pair of 100+-yard passing performances against Shamokin and Danville.

Ryan Hostrander, Senior TE, Wiliamsport - Utilized as both a blocker and receiver last season, Hostrander helped to pave the way for a Millionaire offensive unit which averaged 360.7 yards (194.8 rush, 165.9 pass) and 31.7 points per game, producing three backs with between 370 and 1,135 rushing yards and a 1,730-yard passer. Williamsport scored 45 total offensive touchdowns (24 rushing, 21 passing). He also caught six passes for 55 yards and one touchdown, averaging 9.2 yards per reception.

Ryan Wagner, Senior WR/DB, Shikellamy - A two-way threat for the Braves, Wagner racked up 59 tackles, three interceptions, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a Shikellamy defense that held seven of 13 opponents to 17 points or less, with one shutout. Wagner also caught 16 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown, averaging 15.1 yards per catch, and returned nine punts for 55 yards (6.1 yard avg./ret).

Sal Locricchio, Senior OL/DL, Montoursville - Defensively, Locricchio posted 16 tackles and five sacks, and his sack total was tops on Montoursville’s team a season ago.

Shakyil Murphy, Senior DL, Williamsport - A veteran presence in the defensive trenches for the Millionaires, Murphy tallied 49 tackles (36 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and two blocked punts, averaging 4.9 tackles per contest.

Skye Stiner, Senior RB, North Penn-Blossburg - Stiner, like teammate Petey Delgado, was all over the gridiron for the Panthers last season, putting together an impressive overall stat line. When the dust settled on the season, Stiner had amassed 1,314 all-purpose yards (685 rushing, 403 receiving, 226 kickoff returns) and scored 11 total touchdowns (five rushing, six receiving). Stiner averaged 5.9 yards per carry on 115 rushes; 16.1 yards per catch on 25 receptions; and 22.6 yards per kickoff return. He twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game and also had four games of 50+ receiving yards. Defensively, Stiner chalked up 56 tackles (37 solo), a sack, an interception, eight deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.1 tackles per game and posting a season-best 14 tackles in a loss against Towanda.

Tanner Bulkley, Senior FB/MLB, Troy – A key returning defensive force for the Trojans, Bulkley chalked up 126 tackles, a sack, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, averaging 12.6 tackles per game. He recorded a season-best 16 tackles against rival Canton and also had a pair of 15-tackle games against Wyalusing Valley and Athens Area.

Taylor Young, Junior QB/DB, Southern Columbia - A transfer from Bloomsburg and the former back-up quarterback to Rutgers-bound Blake Rankin, Young will be in a two-man race for the starting job at the Tigers’ field general with senior Brad Fegley. During the Berwick 7-on-7, Tigers’ coach Jim Roth said he would not run a two-quarterback platoon, but hinted Young would be focusing primarily on quarterback during his time at Southern.

Thomas Hynoski, Senior TE/LB, Mount Carmel Area - One of the top returning tacklers from Mount Carmel’s defensive unit a season ago, Hynoski posted 86 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, averaging 7.2 tackles per game, posting three games with 10+ tackles. Hynoski registered a four-sack performance against Central Columbia. In limited action as a receiver from his tight end position, Hynoski caught two passes for 48 yards.

Thomas Johnston, Senior LB, Wellsboro – One of the state’s top returning tacklers from a season ago, Johnston rolled up 131 tackles (67 solo), averaging 13.1 tackles per game and finishing Wellsboro’s final eight games with at least 12+ tackles. He posted 20 tackles against Cowanesque Valley, 17 tackles against Athens Area and 16 stops against Troy. But Johnston’s production didn’t stop there. He also racked up 1,017 all-purpose yards (358 rushing, 299 receiving, 360 kickoff returns) and scored six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 receiving). Johnston averaged 3.6 yards per carry, 13 yards per reception and 16.4 yards per kickoff return.

Tim Colburn, Senior WR/DB, Muncy – A veteran presence returning to the Indians’ defensive backfield from a season ago, Colburn chalked up 27 tackles (22 solo), three interceptions and nine deflected passes, averaging 3.9 tackles per game. In limited offensive action, Colburn hauled in two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown, averaging 15 yards per reception.

Tim Martin, Senior WR/LB, Montoursville – The top returning tackler from Montoursville’s defensive unit last season, Martin recorded 90 tackles (45 solo) and a forced fumble, averaging nine tackles per game with five games of 10+ tackles, including a 12-tackle game against Shamokin and a pair of 11-stop performances against Bloomsburg and Loyalsock Township.

Toby Boyer, Junior TE/ILB, Mifflinburg – One of the top tacklers for the Wildcats a season ago, Boyer tallied 86 tackles (67 solo), four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.6 tackles per game. He finished six of Mifflinburg’s 10 games with nine or more tackles, including a 14-tackle game against Athens Area and 11 tackles against Jersey Shore. Boyer also had a three-sack game against Milton.

Tom Schetroma, Senior OL/DL, Southern Columbia - Schetroma would have been a key presence along both the offensive and defensive lines for Southern Columbia last season, but he wound up missing all of 2010 with a knee injury. He returns for his senior season to help play a role in paving the way for a largely intact Southern Columbia offensive unit which averaged 408 yards and 40.6 points per game through its first 12 games of the 2010 season, winning the school’s 19th District 4 Class A championship.

Ty Walter, Junior RB/OLB, Mifflinburg - The second-leading rusher in a Wildcat offensive unit which averaged more than 130 yards per game, Walter ran for 411 yards and four touchdowns on 124 carries, averaging 3.3 yards per rush. Walter finished three games with more than 80 rushing yards – and two of those games came against District 4 AAA champion Shikellamy and District 4 AA runner-up Danville. Defensively, Walter tallied 34 tackles (22 solo), two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Tyler Hodge, Senior RB/DB, Mount Carmel Area - A weapon both in the backfield and on special teams, Hodge amassed 711 all-purpose yards (356 rushing, 355 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three total touchdowns (two rushing, one kickoff return), averaging 5.2 yards per carry, 50 yards per punt return and 27.3 yards per kickoff return. Hodge ran for a season-high 93 yards against Loyalsock Township and had an 89-yard kickoff return for touchdown against Danville in the District 4 AA semifinals.

Tyler Levan, Senior RB/LB, Southern Columbia - Levan was all over the field defensively for the District 4 Class A champions, rolling up 74 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.2 tackles per game and posted a three-sack game against Montoursville. Levan was one of seven Southern Columbia backs with 20+ rushing attempts last season, racking up 244 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries, averaging 10.6 yards per rush.

Tyler Pratt, Senior WR/DB, Shikellamy – The featured wide receiver in the Braves’ aerial assault that averaged more than 90 yards per game en route to the District 4 AAA championship, Pratt hauled in 38 passes for 713 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 18.8 yards per catch. Pratt finished five games with four or more receptions and seven games with at least 60 receiving yards. He posted a 100-yard performance in the D4 AAA playoffs against Shamokin. Defensively, Pratt accounted for 37 tackles (27 solo), three interceptions, six deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged just under three tackles per game.

Tylor Rumsey, Senior OG/ILB, North Penn-Blossburg – A part of a Panther defensive unit, including reserves, which held six of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with one shutout. Rumsey posted 70 tackles (47 solo) and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.4 tackles per game with a pair of games with 10+ tackles.

Tyrell Thomas, Senior RB, Southern Columbia – Southern’s most dynamic returning player on the offensive side of the ball, Thomas rang up 1,622 all-purpose yards of offense (30 passing, 1,111 rushing, 481 receiving) and scored 23 total touchdowns (16 rushing, 7 receiving). Thomas completed his only pass attempt, averaged 7.2 yards per carry on 154 rushes and 25.3 yards per catch on 19 receptions. He ran for 100+ yards five times and finished five games with at least 55 receiving yards. Thomas also returned two punts for 63 yards and six kickoffs for 133 yards. He’s generating interest from Division-1 FBS, D-1 FCS, D-II and D-III programs.

Zach Klinger, Senior RB/LB, East Juniata – Klinger accounted for 35 tackles (28 solo), three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for East Juniata last season, averaging 3.9 tackles per game. He also recorded five carries for 25 yards.

Zach Ripic, Senior WR/K, Towanda - Ripic is one of the Black Knights’ top returning wide receivers after hauling in 11 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 29.2 yards per reception. He posted a 150-yard game against Mifflinburg. Defensively, he added 26 tackles (15 solo), an interception and two deflected passes. He also handled the kickoff chores for Towanda, averaging 53.7 yards per kick with at least two touchbacks.

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Aaron Swinton, Junior WR, J.P. McCaskey - One of the top returning receivers in the McCaskey aerial assault from one season ago, Swinton snagged 19 passes for 264 yards and scored two touchdowns, averaging more than 14 yards per catch. Swinton was part of a Red Tornado football team that rebounded under first-year head coach Rob Monzon to win seven games and reach the District 3 AAAA playoffs.

Adam Berryman, Senior RB/DB, Bermudian Springs - A force on defense and special teams for the 8-4 Eagles, Berryman rolled up 77 tackles and three interceptions, returning one of the picks 77 yards for a touchdown in the District 3 AA playoffs against previously-unbeaten Littlestown. He also averaged 30.1 yards per punt on 23 attempts and returned a combined 24 kickoffs and punts for 315 yards.

Adam Breneman, Junior WR/DB, Cedar Cliff - The featured target in Cedar Cliff’s aerial assault that averaged more than 160 yards per game last season, Breneman used his 6’4, 210-pound frame to haul in 59 passes for 860 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per catch and finishing eight games with at least 60 receiving yards, including three 100-yard performances. Breneman caught at least five passes in seven of the Colts’ 11 games in 2010. A surefire D-1 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, Breneman already holds eight verbal scholarship offers and is being recruited as a tight end.

Adam DePietro, Senior OT, Lancaster Catholic - A Northwestern recruit and one of the anchors of the Lancaster Catholic offensive line, DePietro helped pave the way for a purple and gold offensive unit that averaged 241.3 rushing yards, 157.3 passing yards and 39.9 points per game. The Crusaders scored 67 offensive touchdowns last season – 44 rushing, 23 passing. DePietro is regarded as one of the top returning offensive linemen in Section 3 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. He finished his recruiting process with a dozen offers and the #18 ranking among offensive guard prospects, as per Scout.com.

Adam Geiger, Junior RB/FS, Camp Hill Trinity - The leading rusher in the Shamrocks’ spread offensive attack, Geiger finished with 1,868 all-purpose yards (1,419 rushing, 316 receiving, 133 kick/punt returns) and scored 16 total touchdowns (15 rushing). He averaged over 10.3 yards per carry and nearly 15.1 yards per reception. He ran for a season and career-best 302 yards against Bermudian Springs in the District 3 AA semifinals. Defensively, Geiger added 40 tackles, one sack, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Adam Haas, Junior TB/LB, Garden Spot - The featured tailback in Garden Spot’s rushing attack that averaged over 154 yards per game in 2010, Haas finished with 844 yards on 155 carries and caught another nine passes for 95 yards, scoring seven total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving). Haas averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 10.6 yards per reception, running for 100+ yards three times. Defensively, Haas tallied 48 tackles, a half a sack, an interception, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, posting a pair of games with 12+ tackles.

Adam Sahd, Junior QB, Penn Manor - A year ago, Penn Manor was fresh off of an impressive 10-win season. The Comets went through some growing pains in 2010, but Sahd was one of the Comets’ players who put up respectable statistical numbers. He threw for 1,306 yards and 10 touchdowns, completing 83-of-176 passes, and added 101 yards and five additional touchdowns on the ground. Sahd helped lead PM to a five-win season and a berth in the District 3 AAAA playoffs.

A.J. Nally, Senior RB/CB, Wyomissing - The fourth-leading rusher in the Spartans’ Wing-T offense, Nally tallied 446 rushing yards on just 47 carries, averaging nearly 9.8 yards per rush. He also caught four passes for 38 yards, averaging 9.5 yards per reception. Nally scored four total touchdowns for Wyomissing.

Alec Werner, Junior QB, Bishop McDevitt - Werner is next in line to inherit the reins of McDevitt’s offensive arsenal following the graduation of senior Matt Johnson, who threw for an impressive 7,959 yards and 85 touchdowns in his McDevitt career, leading the Crusaders to an overall record of 35-7 and an appearance the PIAA AAA championship game in that span. In limited action as a sophomore, Werner connected on 4-of-8 passes for 31 yards without a touchdown or an interception.

Alex Cooley, Junior RB, Eastern York - Cooley had a solid sophomore season for the Golden Knights, running for a team-best 1,204 yards and 19 touchdowns on 189 rushes and catching another six passes for 77 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 12.8 yards per reception. Cooley surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark in four Eastern York games and also scored five rushing touchdowns in a loss to Delone Catholic.

Alex Cramer, Junior K, Camp Hill Trinity - Cramer handled the placekicking duties for the Shamrocks last season, and he converted 70 extra points and five field goals, scoring a total of 85 points. Cramer’s season scoring total accounted for 14.9 percent of Trinity’s school-record 567 points scored in 2010.

Alex Dale, Senior QB, Northern York - Dale directed a Polar Bear Wing-T offense that averaged 280 yards and 20.7 points per game in 2010, finishing 5-5 overall. Dale connected on 44-of-109 passes (40.4 percent) for 621 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 62.1 of Northern’s 90.1 passing yards per game last season.

Alex Pstrak, Senior FB/LB, Ephrata - Playing in just seven games last season, Pstrak put up solid numbers, amassing 66 tackles, two sacks, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged 9.4 tackles per contest, posting a 20-tackle game against border rival Cocalico and 12 tackles against Penn Manor. Offensively, Pstrak ran for 275 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Pstrak ran for a season-best 178 yards against Manheim Township.

Alex Trautman, Senior QB, Lebanon - Among all of the returning District 3 quarterbacks in 2011, Trautman has the most career passing yards, with 4,048. The Cedars’ field general amassed more than 2,700 yards of total offense last season, throwing for 2,389 yards and 18 touchdowns on 180-of-345 passing and adding 433 yards and seven additional touchdowns on 88 rushing attempts. Trautman averaged 4.92 yards per carry and completed 52.2 percent of his passes.

Alexander Anzalone, Junior HB/CB, Wyomissing - A rushing and receiving threat, Anzalone finished with 448 all-purpose yards of offense (315 rushing, 133 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns for the Spartans. He averaged nearly 4.4 yards per carry and exactly 19 yards per reception. Between rushing attempts and receptions, Anzalone totaled 79 touches.

Alexander Downs, Senior RB/DL, Daniel Boone - Downs was a force on the defensive side of the ball for the 11-2 Blazers, amassing 68 tackles (50 solo) and a pair of fumble recoveries, averaging a little more than five tackles per game for the District 3 AAAA semifinalists. He also caught three passes for 19 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per reception.

Allan Kauffman, Junior DEF, Halifax - The leading tackler on the Wildcats’ defensive unit, Kauffman chalked up 79 tackles (61 solo), a sack and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.8 tackles per game. He posted three games of 11+ tackles, including a season-best 15 tackles against Tri-Valley and 12 stops against Pottsville Nativity BVM.

Allen Holman, Senior LB, Bishop McDevitt - One of 10 defensive starters returning from the Crusaders’ PIAA AAA runner-up team, Holman posted a solid junior season. The 6’0, 190-pound wrecker of a linebacker chalked up 85 tackles (44 solo), seven sacks (for a total of 41 yards lost), an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 5.3 tackles per game and finished one game with multiple sacks.

Andrew Burkholder, Senior RB/DB, Ephrata - Burkholder did a little bit of everything for the Mountaineers last season, accumulating 810 all-purpose yards (67 passing, 77 rushing, 90 receiving, 576 kickoff returns) and accounted for three total touchdowns (1 passing, 1 rushing, 1 receiving). He completed 1-of-3 passes and averaged 4.3 yards per carry, 18 yards per reception and 19.9 yards per kick return. Defensively, Burkholder recorded 29 tackles (17 solo), two deflected passes, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal.

Andrew Heird, Senior ATH, Dallastown - Heird had a solid junior season for the 11-1 Wildcats, amassing 736 all-purpose yards (4 rushing, 171 receiving, 244 punt returns, 317 kickoff returns) and scored a pair of touchdowns (1 receiving, 1 punt return). He averaged four yards per carry, 14.3 yards per reception, 18.8 yards per punt return and 21.1 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Heird added 28 tackles (22 solo), three interceptions and 10 deflected passes.

Andrew Kauffman, Senior TE/LB, Manheim Central – The leading returning tackler from the Barons’ 2010 defensive unit, Kauffman tallied 125 tackles (52 solo), 3.5 sacks and recovered a fumble for the maroon and grey. He averaged 10.4 tackles per game and finished six games with double-digit tackle totals, including a pair of 16-tackle games against Solanco and Elizabethtown.

Andrew Spanos, Junior ATH, Mechanicsburg - Spanos was primarily a weapon on special teams for the Wildcats, returning a combined 29 kickoffs and punts for 626 yards, averaging six yards per punt return and 22.1 yards per kickoff return. He also caught six passes for 121 yards (20.2 yard avg.) and recorded 24 tackles (22 solo) and a fumble recovery on defense.

Angle Cruz, Junior RB/DB, Conrad Weiser – Cruz had a solid sophomore season for the District 3 AAA semifinalist Scouts, tallying an impressive 99 tackles (59 solo), three sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 7.6 tackles per game with three games of 10+ tackles. Cruz also caught four passes for 49 yards and returned seven kickoffs for 35 yards.

Anthony Gelbaugh, Senior QB, Susquehanna Township - Gelbaugh had a respectable junior season for the Indians, helping lead the red and black to the District 3 AAA quarterfinals. The transfer from Central Dauphin East connected on 84-of-155 passes (54.2 percent) for 1,366 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging nearly 114 yards per game. Gelbaugh was in control of the reins of an Indian offensive unit that averaged 348 yards and 28.2 points per game.

Aris Scott, Senior QB/S, Central Dauphin East - A dual-threat athlete leading the reins of a Panther offense that averaged 285 yards of offense per game (227 rushing), Scott registered 1,058 yards of total offense (610 rushing, 448 passing) and accounted for 12 total CD East touchdowns (7 rushing, 5 passing). He connected on 25-of-61 passes (41 percent) and averaged 5.9 yards per rush on 103 carries. CD East finished 3-7 overall.

Austin Felts, Junior WR/DB, Bermudian Springs - One of the leading returning targets from Bermudian Springs’ seldom-used passing attack, Felts hauled in eight passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per reception. He finished with a season-high 51 yards in a loss to Delone Catholic.

Austin Johnson, Senior WR/DB, New Oxford - A key returning presence to the Colonials’ defensive backfield, Johnson recorded 69 tackles (37 solo), a half a sack, a deflected pass and two forced fumbles, averaging 6.9 tackles per game. He finished three of New Oxford’s 10 games with 10+ tackles.

Austin Noss, Senior OL, Wilson-West Lawn – A returning starter on the offensive line from the Bulldogs’ 11-1, District 3 AAAA quarterfinalist team a season ago, Noss helped to pave the way for a Bulldog offensive unit which averaged 415.5 yards (286.2 rush, 129.3 pass) and 38.2 points per game, producing two backs with at least 525 rushing yards and two quarterbacks who passed for at least 450 yards each. Wilson-West Lawn scored 62 total offensive touchdowns (43 rushing, 19 passing).

Austin Owens, Senior TE/LB, Bermudian Springs - A defensive weapon for the red and white, Owens accumulated 48 tackles, three sacks and three fumble recoveries, averaging four tackles per game for the District 3 AA semifinalists.

Austin Scott, Junior QB/DB, Greencastle-Antrim - In limited action last season for the Blue Devils, Scott amassed 305 all-purpose yards of offense (95 passing, 60 rushing, 150 receiving) and scored five total touchdowns (3 receiving, 1 rushing, 1 interception return). He completed 5-of-14 passes, averaged five yards per carry on 12 rushes and 30 yards per catch on five receptions. Defensively, Scott posted nine tackles, three interceptions and a pair of deflected passes. He replaces field general Dylan Schaeffer, who racked up 1,370 yards of offense (734 passing, 636 rushing) and 18 total touchdowns (10 passing, 8 rushing).

Austin Wilson, Junior QB/DB, East Pennsboro - The back-up to senior dual-threat field general Kelvin White last year, Wilson saw limited action at the helm of the Panthers’ offensive scheme. He connected on 20-of-35 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns against two interceptions, completing a cool 57.1 percent of his passes. Wilson saw the most action against District 3 AA champion Trinity, in which he threw for 194 yards and a touchdown. He steps up to replace White, who posted 2,211 yards of offense and 27 total touchdowns in his senior season.

Averee Robinson, Senior OL/DL, Susquehanna Township - A potential Division-1 prospect in the Class of 2012, Robinson has received interest from Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Vanderbilt. He was part of a Susquehanna Township defensive unit that allowed an average of 16.2 points per game, holding seven of 12 opponents to 18 points or less, with two shutouts. Robinson posted 50 tackles for the Indians.

Benttion Hendricks, Senior WR/DB, Gettysburg – The featured target in Gettysburg’s aerial assault, Hendricks was the only Warrior receiver with a double-digit total of receptions. He finished the season by snagging 18 passes for 395 yards and a trio of touchdowns, averaging 21.9 yards per reception and finishing six games with multiple catches and three games with at least 60 receiving yards. Defensively, Hendricks added 31 tackles (25 solo), an interception and seven deflected passes. He also returned eight punts for 57 yards.

Brandon Baker, Senior QB, Central York - Baker ended the 2010 season with 1,019 yards of total offense (921 passing, 98 rushing) and had a hand in seven total touchdowns (5 passing, 2 rushing). He completed 75-of-170 passes and averaged 2.3 yards per carry. In the last two seasons, Baker has thrown for more than 2,000 yards.

Brandon Hollister, Senior RB/LB, Lancaster Catholic - The second-leading rusher in Lancaster Catholic’s balanced offense, Hollister finished with 1,164 yards from scrimmage (1,015 rushing, 149 receiving) and scored 21 total touchdowns (18 rushing, 3 receiving). Hollister averaged over 7.9 yards per carry and 14.9 yards per reception, finishing five of the Crusaders’ final six games with more than 100 rushing yards. Hollister also returned four kickoffs for 59 yards.

Brandon Lavia, Junior QB, Central Dauphin – Lavia had quite a successful sophomore season, leading Central Dauphin to a 10-win season and a berth in the District 3 AAAA quarterfinals. The Rams’ field general completed 110-of-192 passes for 1,648 yards and 17 touchdowns against only eight interceptions. He finished eight games with more than 100 passing yards, posting a pair of 200-yard performances and finishing five games with at least two touchdown passes. Lavia is on pace to throw for nearly 5,000 yards and 54 touchdowns. Lavia also ran for 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 61 attempts, averaging more than 4.8 yards per carry.

Brandon Robinson, Senior RB/DB, East Pennsboro - Robinson did a little bit of everything for East Pennsboro in their 7-4 campaign from a season ago, amassing 765 all-purpose yards (145 rushing, 324 receiving, 296 kickoff returns) and scoring four total touchdowns (3 receiving, 1 rushing). He averaged 4.8 yards per carry, 17.1 yards per reception and 22.3 yards per kick return. He posted a 100-yard receiving game against Susquenita. Defensively, Robinson added 15 tackles (11 solo).

Brandon Wallace, Senior RB, Susquehanna Township - The leading returning rusher from an Indians’ ground game that averaged more than 195 yards per game in 2010, Wallace posted 699 yards and four touchdowns on 83 carries, averaging more than 8.4 yards per carry. Wallace was one of four Susquehanna Township backs with at least 265 rushing yards and one of five players with at least 30 rushing attempts.

Brandon Webster, Senior WR/CB/K, Susquehannock - Webster handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for the Warriors, finishing with 11 converted extra points and three field goals, accounting for 20 percent of Susquehannock’s season scoring output. Webster averaged 37.2 yards per kickoff on 23 attempts, with one touchback.

Branson Allen, Senior FB/SS, Shippensburg – Primarily a defensive weapon for the Greyhounds during their 8-3 season in 2010, Allen racked up 68 tackles (37 solo), two sacks, two interceptions and a deflected pass. He averaged 6.8 tackles per game with two 11-tackle performances against Kennard-Dale and Northern York. Offensively, Allen is the top returning Greyhound rusher, posting 112 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per rush.

Brendan Forrest, Senior HB/DL, Hamburg - Forrest only had 29 total touches on offense last season for the Hawks, but he made the most of them, racking up 386 total yards (169 rushing, 217 receiving) and scoring six total touchdowns, averaging 8.9 yards per carry and 21.7 yards per reception.

Brennan Scott, Junior QB, Manheim Township – One of the top returning passers to Section 1 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League, Scott connected on 145-of-264 passes for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns against nine interceptions. Scott completed 54.9 percent of his passes and threw for no fewer than 103 yards in any game. He finished five games with multiple touchdown passes and four games with 200+ passing yards. Scott also added one rushing touchdown on 33 keepers.

Bret Niederriether, Senior OL/DL, Red Land – A potential Division-1 prospect along the defensive line in the 2012 class, Niederreither holds a verbal scholarship offer from West Virginia and has received interest from several other FBS programs. He helped to pave the way for a Patriot offensive unit that averaged 219.7 yards (115.4 rush, 104.3 pass) and averaged 12 points per game, scoring 16 total offensive touchdowns (12 rushing, four passing). Defensively, Niederreither amassed 27 tackles (17 solo), one sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Brett Riser, Senior LB, New Oxford - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Colonials, Riser accumulated 71 tackles (46 solo), a sack, two deflected passes and three forced fumbles, averaging 7.1 tackles per game, including a season-best 14 stops in New Oxford’s season opening game against Delone Catholic. Offensively, Riser recorded 15 carries for 17 yards and caught two passes for 48 yards.

Brett Smith, Junior ATH, Delone Catholic - What didn’t Smith do for the Squires during his sophomore season? Maybe man the concession stand. Otherwise, he was all over the place. As the field general of the Delone offense, Smith tallied 632 yards of offense (525 passing, 107 rushing) and had a hand in 10 total touchdowns (9 passing). He completed 32-of-67 passes and averaged 2.8 yards per carry. Defensively, he amassed 67 tackles and a team-leading five interceptions. On special teams, Smith averaged 37 yards per punt on 16 attempts, booted 69 kickoffs (4 for touchbacks) and converted 41 extra points. He scored 53 of the Squires’ 407 total points on the season.

Brian Lemelle, Junior WR, Bishop McDevitt – An Associated Press Class AAA 1st-team All-state selection at wide receiver, Lemelle had quite the breakout season for the Crusaders, hauling in a team-leading 70 passes for 1,223 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 17.5 yards per reception. Lemelle finished 10 McDevitt games with at least four catches and eight games with at least 80 receiving yards, including a trio of 100-yard receiving performances. The bulk of Lemelle’s playoff damage came in the District 3 AAA semifinals and title game – he snagged 18 passes for 316 yards and six touchdowns in those two games. He also returned four punts for 59 yards and 10 kickoffs for 236 yards. Lemelle is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class.

Brock Dean, Senior LB, Bishop McDevitt - A veteran presence at linebacker, Dean was an integral part of a Crusaders’ defensive unit that held 11 of 16 opponents to 17 points or less, with two shutouts. He racked up 93 tackles (47 solo), four sacks, an interception, four deflected passes and three forced fumbles, averaging 5.8 tackles per game. Dean posted a season-high 13 tackles in a Week 2 loss to Central Dauphin and scored a touchdown on an interception return against Red Land. In limited offensive action, Dean ran for 31 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Dean is a Maryland recruit.

Brock Snellbaker, Junior RB/S, West York Area - The second-leading rusher on the team in 2010, Snellbaker finished with 342 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 68 attempts, averaging more than five yards per carry. Snellbaker finished three games with at least 74 yards rushing. He also caught one pass for 10 yards, registered eight tackles in limited defensive action and returned three kickoffs for 33 yards.

Brock Snyder, Senior OL/LB, Upper Dauphin Area - A key returning defensive presence for the Trojans, Snyder tallied 113 tackles and one sack in 2010, averaging 11.3 tackles per game. He finished UDA’s final seven games with 10+ tackles, including a 19-tackle performance against Williams Valley and 18 tackles against Pottsville Nativity BVM.

Brooks Arnold, Senior OL/DT, Red Lion - A defensive force for the Lions, Arnold chalked up 56 tackles, 3.5 sacks and recovered a fumble. He averaged better than four tackles per game and had a season-best 1.5 sacks against South Western.

Bryan Garlitz, Senior K, Schuylkill Valley – Garlitz handled the kicking chores for the Panthers, converting 41 extra points and three field goals, accounting for 50 of SV’s 332 points scored last season.

Bryant Myer, Senior K, Manheim Central - A weapon with a very strong leg, Myer handled the punting, kickoff and placekicking duties for the Barons last season. Myer averaged more than 37.5 yards per punt on 26 boots, pinning nine inside the 20 yard line. He booted 70 total kickoffs – 23 of which went for touchbacks. Myer also converted 50 extra points and one field goal, scoring 53 of the Barons’ 416 points last year, or 12.7 percent of the team’s output. Rutgers, Virginia Tech and Virginia have all shown interest.

Bryton Barr, Senior WR/LB, Mechanicsburg - One of Mid-Penn’s top returning linebackers, Barr was all over the place defensively for Mechanicsburg, amassing 175 tackles (96 solo), two sacks and two interceptions, averaging 17.5 tackles per game. He finished nine of Mechanicsburg’s 10 games with 15+ tackles, including performances of 24 tackles against Northern York, 22 tackles against Bishop McDevitt and 21 tackles against Lower Dauphin. Barr didn’t stop there. He also averaged 35.1 yards per punt on 10 kicks and hauled in a team-leading eight touchdown receptions out of 16 total catches for 521 yards, averaging 32.6 yards per reception.

Caleb Pardun, Senior OL/LB, Donegal - A 230-pound wrecking ball at linebacker for the green and white, Pardun racked up 50 tackles (30 solo), a team-leading four sacks, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging five tackles per game. Nearly 40 percent of Pardun’s season tackle total came against Eastern Lebanon County – he posted 19 tackles and a sack in that game. He also had a three-sack game against Annville-Cleona.

Cameron Strause, Sophomore RB/LB, ELCO - Strause primarily made his impacts on the defensive side of the ball for the Raiders, racking up 73 tackles, two interceptions, three deflected passes, a fumble recovery and two blocked field goals. He averaged 7.3 tackles per game, finishing a pair of games with 10+ tackles and returning a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown against Camp Hill. Between offense and special teams, Strause racked up 439 all-purpose yards (161 rushing, 14 receiving, 264 kickoff returns) and scored two total touchdowns (both rushing). He averaged 3.4 yards per carry, 14 yards per reception and 20.3 yards per kick return.

Carnie Fryfogle, Senior HB/LB, South Western - Primarily a defensive force for the Mustangs, Fryfogle recorded 62 tackles (37 solo), three sacks, an interception, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.2 tackles per game, including a season-best 15 stops against Central York. Offensively, in limited action, he ran for 22 yards on seven carries and caught one pass for 46 yards.

Chad Reed, Senior OL/DL, Dover Area - An imposing figure for the Eagles along the offensive line, Reed, who checks in at more than 300 pounds, helped to pave the way for a Dover Area offensive unit which averaged 320.7 yards (260.2 rush, 60.3 pass) and 30.6 points per game en route to the opening round of the District 3 AAA playoffs opposite Manheim Central. The Eagles’ offensive arsenal included seven backs with between 175 and 1,330 rushing yards and a 500-yard passer. Dover Area scored 43 total offensive touchdowns (35 rushing, eight passing).

Chad Tyson, Senior WR, Pequea Valley - A potential Division-1 prospect, Tyson had a successful junior season, chalking up 59 receptions for 782 yards and scoring six touchdowns as a part of Pequea Valley’s spread-out aerial attack. Tyson averaged more than 13 yards per reception, and has received interest from D-1 programs like Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Maryland, Pitt, Syracuse and Temple, among others.

Charles Sweigert, Senior WR/DB, Lancaster Catholic - A threat as a pass catcher and kick returner, Sweigert amassed 649 all-purpose yards (321 receiving, 159 punt returns, 169 kickoff returns) and scored three touchdowns in his junior season. He averaged 17.8 yards per reception, 9.9 yards per punt return and 28.2 yards per kick return. He scored two receiving touchdowns and the other on a punt return in the District 3 playoffs against Schuylkill Valley.

Chase May, Sophomore WR, West Perry - The leading receiver in the Mustangs’ aerial assault that averaged just under 115 yards per contest, May was one of two West Perry receivers with 20 or more catches. May snagged 23 passes for 469 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 20.4 yards per catch. May finished two games with four or more catches and four games with at least 60 receiving yards, including a pair of 100+-yard performances. May posted a three-touchdown performance in the Mustangs’ season finale against Susquenita.

Chase Whiteman, Senior QB, Gettysburg - The field general that helped lead Gettysburg to the opening round of the District 3 AAA playoffs last season, Whiteman connected on 42-of-91 passes (46.2 percent) for 787 yards and seven touchdowns against six interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards four times and multiple scoring passes in two games. The Warriors lost to Susquehanna Township in the opening round of the D3 playoffs, 53-14.

Chris Schmid, Senior RB, Pequea Valley - Pequea Valley had been known for putting up gaudy passing numbers, but don’t overlook Schmid’s ability as a rusher. As a junior, Schmid racked up 1,162 yards on 206 attempts, averaging more than 5.6 yards per carry and 100 yards per game for the Braves. He also caught 24 passes for 153 yards, averaging more than six yards per catch. All told, Schmid scored nine total touchdowns for the Braves (eight rushing).

Christian Wenner, Senior K, Millersburg - Wenner handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for Millersburg last season, booting 56 kickoffs with four touchbacks and converting 17 extra points. He accounted for 17 of Millersburg’s 290 points on the season. He also added 10 tackles (9 solo) on defense.

Christopher Lenz, Senior WR/DB, Camp Hill Trinity - The featured target in the Shamrocks’ aerial assault in 2010, Lenz hauled in a team-leading 34 passes for 675 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging more than 19.8 yards per catch. Lenz finished 12 of Trinity’s 14 games with at least two catches and went over the 100-yard receiving mark once – in a 53-7 victory over Steelton-Highspire. Defensively, Lenz chipped in with 11 tackles, two interceptions and nine deflected passes.

Clayton Schannauer, Senior OL, Wilson-West Lawn - A returning starter on the offensive line from the Bulldogs’ 11-1, District 3 AAAA quarterfinalist team a season ago, Schannauer helped to pave the way for a Bulldog offensive unit which averaged 415.5 yards (286.2 rush, 129.3 pass) and 38.2 points per game, producing two backs with at least 525 rushing yards and two quarterbacks who passed for at least 450 yards each. Wilson-West Lawn scored 62 total offensive touchdowns (43 rushing, 19 passing).

Cody Enders, Senior RB/DEF, Halifax - Enders had a solid junior season for the 3-7 Wildcats, beginning defensively, where he notched a team-leading 10 sacks for a total of 64 yards lost and also added 35 tackles (32 solo) and a fumble recovery. He averaged 3.9 tackles per game and recorded four games of at least two sacks. Offensively, Enders racked up 594 all-purpose yards (10 passing, 524 rushing, 60 receiving) and scored six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 receiving). He completed his only pass attempt, averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 100 rushes and 6.7 yards per reception on nine catches.

Colby Grant, Junior RB, Susquehanna Township - A super speed demon with big-time home run and game breaking ability, Grant got hit feet wet at the varsity level in 2010, primarily playing in the Indians’ backfield and on special teams. When the dust settled on ST’s 9-3 season, Grant finished with 544 yards and five touchdown on 71 carries and caught another four passes for 42 yards and one additional touchdown. He averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 10.5 yards per reception.

Colby McMaster, Senior FB/OLB, Delone Catholic - The top returning rusher to the Squires’ run-centric offense, McMaster chalked up 958 rushing yards on 122 carries and caught five passes for 108 yards. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry and 21.6 yards per reception and scored 14 total touchdowns (13 rushing). Defensively, McMaster added 40 tackles and an interception and also returned nine kickoffs for 200 yards.

Cole Boyer, Senior ATH, Millersburg – A key returning presence in the Indians’ defensive backfield, Boyer racked up 47 tackles, a team-best five interceptions, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 3.9 tackles per game, including a season-high 11 stops against Williams Valley. Additionally, Boyer tallied 275 all-purpose yards of offense (26 passing, 74 rushing, 175 receiving) and accounted for three total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 passing). He completed 1-of-4 passes, averaged 3.4 yards per carry and 25 yards per reception.

Collin Harrop, Senior WR/DB, Wilson-West Lawn - Harrop is one of the top returning defensive backs to a Wilson-West Lawn defensive unit that pitched four shutouts in 2010 and held a total of five opponents to seven points or less. Harrop finished the year with 32 tackles, four deflected passes and four fumble recoveries, averaging just under three tackles per game.

Colton Ryan, Senior RB, Northern Lebanon - The second-leading rusher for the Vikings in 2010, Ryan finished his junior season with 803 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 137 carries. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry and more than 80 yards per game, part of a Northern Lebanon offense that averaged more than 200 yards rushing per game.

Connor Maloney, Junior K, Bishop McDevitt - One of District 3′s top returning placekickers, Maloney had a solid sophomore season, converting 66-of-76 extra points and 9-of-9 field goal attempts, scoring 93 of Bishop McDevitt’s 561 points on the season, or 16.6 percent of McDevitt’s season point total. He was the Crusaders’ second-leading scorer in 2010, trailing only Cincinnati-bound running back Jameel Poteat. Maloney has scored 166 points in his career, accounting for 73 extra points during his freshman season. He also averaged 32.4 yards per punt on nine boots.

Connor Moran, Senior RB/LB, Solanco - One of three Golden Mule backs with at least 400 rushing yards on the season, Moran contributed 405 yards and two touchdowns on 81 carries for a Solanco rushing attack that averaged nearly 210 yards per game in 2010. He averaged exactly five yards per carry and ran for 100+ yards once – in a win over Oxford. He also caught 14 passes for 140 yards, and, defensively, tallied 65 tackles (45 solo) and half a sack. Moran posted a season-best 11 tackles against Central Dauphin East.

Connor Snyder, Senior QB/DB, Dover Area - One of the keys to Dover’s run-centric offense, Snyder was the man at the helm of the Eagles’ system. He tallied 731 yards of total offense (505 passing, 226 rushing) and had a hand in 10 total touchdowns (7 passing, 3 rushing). Snyder completed 30-of-69 passes and averaged 4.7 yards per carry. #15 helped lead the Eagles to the District 3 AAA playoffs as Dover posted a 6-5 overall record.

Corey Unger, Junior QB, Fleetwood Area - The leader of the Fleetwood offense, Unger more than doubled his passing yardage and touchdown pass totals from his freshman season. He completed 125-of-250 passes for 1,815 yards and 17 touchdowns with 17 interceptions, averaging more than 180 passing yards per game. Unger has thrown for 2,662 career yards.

Corie Butler, Senior WR/DB, Conrad Weiser - The top returning receiver from a Conrad Weiser aerial assault that netted more than 2,000 yards last season, Butler hauled in nine passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 21 yards per reception. He also added nine rushes for seven yards and returned four kickoffs for 104 yards. Defensively, Butler chipped in with 19 tackles (13 solo).

Cornell Yarde, Senior WR, Schuylkill Valley - The featured receiver in Schuylkill Valley’s aerial assault, Yarde was the only Panther receiver to have more than 20 receptions in 2010. Yarde caught 26 passes for 524 yards, averaging more than 20.1 yards per catch. He scored six touchdowns.

Coy Quivers, Senior QB, James Buchanan – Quivers was the primary offensive catalyst for the Rockets during their 1-9 campaign a year ago, amassing 1,148 yards of offense (823 passing, 325 rushing) and accounting for six total touchdowns (3 rushing, 3 passing). Quivers connected on 61-of-154 passes (39.6 percent) and averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 91 rushes.

Dakota Matthews, Senior OL, Northern York – Matthews is one of the top returning offensive linemen among the Mid Penn Conference’s Capital division, helping to pave the way for a Polar Bear offensive unit that averaged 280 yards (189.9 rush, 90.1 pass) and 20.7 points per game. Northern’s offensive arsenal included three backs with 300+ rushing yards (including one with more than 1,000) and a 600+-yard passer.

Dan Neff, Senior RB, Lampeter-Strasburg - One of several athletes featured in the Pioneers’ Wing-T offense that averaged more than 200 yards rushing per game, Neff finished with 579 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored eight touchdowns, all rushing. He finished as the Pioneers’ third-leading rusher with 476 yards on 80 attempts, averaging more than 5.9 yards per carry. Neff also caught eight passes for 103 yards, averaging 13 yards per catch and finishing as the sixth-leading receiver on the team.

Danny Jackson, Junior ATH, Camp Hill Trinity - Jackson had a productive sophomore season for Trinity, totaling 795 all-purpose yards (443 receiving, 352 kick/punt returns) and scoring six total touchdowns (5 receiving, 1 punt return). Jackson averaged more than 19.2 yards per reception and went over 100 yards against Lewisburg in the PIAA AA quarterfinals. The Lewisburg game was one of two games in which Jackson finished with five or more catches. He also averaged nearly 12.9 yards per punt return and 18 yards per kick return. Defensively, Jackson registered 14 tackles and deflected a pass.

Darnell Holland, Junior RB/DB, Bishop McDevitt - Holland had a solid sophomore season for the PIAA AAA runners-up, recording 64 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks, an interception, four deflected passes and two fumble recoveries, averaging four tackles per game and posting a season-best 13 tackles against Cumberland Valley. Also used as a backup to feature running back Jameel Poteat, Holland ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also caught two passes for 27 yards.

Darrell Scott, Senior RB/DB, Daniel Boone - The featured running back in Daniel Boone’s balanced offense, Scott had a solid junior season, rushing for 1,669 yards and 15 touchdowns on 217 carries and catching 13 passes for 108 yards and one additional touchdown. Scott averaged 7.6 yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception. He finished three games with 235 rushing yards or more, and posted six games with at least a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Daulton Parmer, Junior FL, Penn Manor – Parmer finished the 2010 season as Penn Manor’s leader in receptions, with 29. He converted those 29 receptions into 339 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging more than 13 yards per catch. He finished second on the team in receiving yards, trailing only vertical threat Demetrius Dixon (22 rec., 451 yards).

David Telp, Senior RB/DE, Red Lion – Telp had a solid defensive season for Red Lion. He finished with 41 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. He averaged more than four tackles per game and had two games with multiple sacks. Telp also returned a punt 42 yards for a touchdown against New Oxford – it was his only touchdown scored on the season.

DeAndre Lawson, Senior OL, Bishop McDevitt – A 6’0, 244-pound frame in the trenches for the Crusaders, Lawson helped pave the way for a Bishop McDevitt offensive unit that averaged 187.9 passing yards, 159.5 rushing yards and 35.1 points per game en route to a 13-3 record and berth in the PIAA AAA championship game opposite Allentown Central Catholic. Lawson was part of a Crusader line that helped produce a 1,700-yard rusher and 2,900-yard passer last season. McDevitt’s offensive unit, as a whole, scored 71 total touchdowns (45 rushing, 26 passing). Defensively, Lawson added 25 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Denton Cordell, Senior RB/S, Greencastle-Antrim - Cordell may be one of the best returning defensive backs among the District 3 AAA classification after putting up solid numbers as a junior. He finished with 49 tackles (28 solo), a team-best nine interceptions and four deflected passes. He posted a season-high 11 tackles against Shippensburg and had multiple interceptions against James Buchanan. Cordell also totaled 654 all-purpose yards (218 rushing, 241 receiving, 208 punt/kickoff returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving, 3 misc.). He averaged 6.6 yards per carry, 26.8 yards per reception, 20.4 yards per punt return and 15 yards per kickoff return.

Denver Cordell, Senior RB/LB, Greencastle-Antrim - One of Franklin County’s top returning all-around athletes, Cordell had quite a solid season for the 11-1, District 3 AAA quarterfinalists, totaling 1,678 all-purpose yards (1,013 rushing, 167 receiving, 232 punt returns, 266 kickoff returns) and scored 19 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 2 receiving, 3 misc.). Cordell averaged 9.2 yards per carry on 110 carries, 18.6 yards per reception on nine catches, 17.9 yards per punt return and 26.6 yards per kickoff return. Cordell teamed up with fullback Tyler Szaflarski to form one of 26 backfields with a pair of 1,000-yard rushers across the Keystone State last season.

Derek Horst, Senior OL/DL, Ephrata - A key returning presence along the Mountaineers’ defensive line, Horst chalked up 60 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He averaged six tackles per game for Ephrata, finishing games against Cocalico and Cedar Crest with 10 tackles and also posting an eight-tackle, 1.5-sack performance against J.P. McCaskey.

Derek Nye, Senior RB/DB, Governor Mifflin - Nye had a solid junior season for the Mustangs in their 9-3 campaign, finishing as the team’s third-leading rusher and featured receiver. Nye finished the season with 1,029 total yards of offense in Governor Mifflin’s double-slot offense (620 rushing, 409 receiving) and scored 11 total touchdowns. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 19.5 yards per reception. He amassed the 1,000+ yards on 99 total touches (78 carries, 21 receptions).

Devacio McGowan, Senior WR/DB, Bishop McDevitt - McGowan is a veteran presence in the Crusaders’ defensive backfield, having played a role as a part of McDevitt’s 2010 defensive unit that held 11 of 16 opponents to 17 points or less, with two shutouts. He amassed 21 tackles (15 solo), two interceptions and eight deflected passes, averaging 1.5 tackles per game and posted a pair of games with multple pass deflections. McGowan scored his lone touchdown of 2010 on an interception return against Hershey.

Diante Cherry, Junior WR, J.P. McCaskey – A threat both rushing and receiving, Cherry finished his sophomore season with 506 total yards (105 rushing, 401 receiving) on just 42 total touches, averaging nearly eight yards per touch. Cherry scored one rushing touchdown and averaged 6.2 yards per carry and was the featured target in the Red Tornado aerial assualt, snaring 25 passes and averaging just over 16 yards per catch. All told, Cherry scored four total touchdowns for the Tornado.

DeVaughn Lee, Sophomore ATH, Manheim Central – Lee, who died tragically in a January car accident, gets an honorary nod on the list of top returning athletes in District 3. He was destined to be one of the next great all-around athletes to come from the Manheim Central football program. Lee was able to contribute in all three phases of the game for the Barons as a freshman. He amassed 482 all-purpose yards (134 rushing, 348 kickoff returns) and scored five total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 KO ret.), averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 34 yards per kick return. He also averaged close to 39 yards per punt on seven attempts, and contributed 90 tackles (41 solo) and 1.5 sacks on defense. Lee finished three games with double-digit tackle totals.

Dom Faiola, Senior RB/DB, Palmyra - Primarily a defensive weapon for the Cougars, Faiola tallied 63 tackles, a sack, an interception, four deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging 6.3 tackles per game, including a season-best 14 stops against Boiling Springs. Offensively, Faiola ran for 169 yards on 21 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per rush, including a 100-yard effort against Susquenita.

Dominic Salamone, Senior RB/LB, Northern York - The second-leading rusher in the Polar Bears’ rushing attack that averaged more than 185 yards per game, Salamone registered 338 yards and five touchdowns on 67 carries and caught another 14 passes for 200 yards, averaging a little more than five yards per carry and 14.3 yards per reception.

Drew Hunter, Senior FB/LB, Boiling Springs - The second-leading rusher in the Bubblers’ ground attack that averaged more than 179 yards per game, Hunter ran for 468 yards and three touchdowns on 78 carries and caught another six passes for 42 yards. He averaged exactly six yards per carry and seven yards per reception.

Dustin Mcvey, Senior RB/LB, Solanco - One of three Golden Mule running backs with at least 400 yards on the season, Mcvey ran for 421 yards and six touchdowns on 93 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He also added one reception for five yards. He finished six games with at least 55 rushing yards for Solanco. Defensively, Mcvey added 20 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, an interception and a deflected pass.

Dylan Hinckernell, Senior RB/LB, ELCO - Hinckernell was a beast defensively for the Raiders, amassing 112 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a blocked punt, averaging 11.2 tackles per game and finishing six games with 10+ tackles, including 16 tackles against Lancaster Catholic and a pair of 15-tackle games against Northern Lebanon and Annville-Cleona. Offensively, Hinckernell was the featured back in ELCO’s offensive arsenal, rushing for 659 yards and six touchdowns on 107 carries and adding another seven receptions for 71 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 10.1 yards per reception.

Dywan Blanding, Junior WR/DB, Steelton-Highspire - The second-leading receiver in the Rollers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 140 yards per game, Blanding snared 18 passes for 387 yards and three touchdowns, averaging an impressive 21.5 yards per reception.

Eddie Lazowski, Senior FB/LB, Donegal – One of the backs featured in Jeff Polites’ Wing-T offensive arsenal last season, Lazowski ran for 584 yards and three touchdowns on 105 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per rush. He finished seven games with at least 50 rushing yards, including a pair of 100+ yard rushing performances against Pequea Valley and Annville-Cleona. Defensively, Lazowski added 79 tackles (45 solo) and deflected three passes, posting a trio of 11+ tackle games against Fleetwood, Conrad Weiser and Lancaster Catholic.

Erik Althoff, Senior WR/CB, Red Lion - Between rushing attempts, receptions, punt returns and kickoff returns, Althoff registered 69 total touches and amassed 910 all-purpose yards (45 rushing, 296 receiving, 569 punt/kickoff returns) and scored four total touchdowns. He averaged 3.7 yards per carry, 11.8 yards per reception, 14.7 yards per punt return and 21.2 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Althoff added 40 tackles, tied for the team lead in interceptions with five and deflected 10 passes.

Ethan Snyder, Senior OL/DE, Twin Valley - Snyder had a solid defensive season for the Raiders, totaling 82 tackles (all solo), four sacks, four forced fumbles and three blocked field goals. He averaged 8.2 tackles per game for Twin Valley, posting four games of 10+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops against Governor Mifflin.

Evan Weaver, Senior WR/DB, Ephrata - One of the key returners in the Ephrata defensive backfield, opposing quarterbacks regularly saw passes headed in Weaver’s direction getting redirected away from their intended targets. He recorded 36 tackles (22 solo), a team-leading 10 deflected passes and a fumble recovery. He averaged 3.6 tackles and one deflected pass per game, finishing three games with multiple pass deflections. As a receiver, Weaver snared three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, averaging 32 yards per catch.

Freddie Hess, Senior RB/DE, Annville-Cleona - A key returning presence along the defensive line for the Little Dutchmen, Hess accumulated 69 tackles, five sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.9 tackles per game. Hess did the majority of his damage against Williams Valley, posting 15 tackles and two sacks. He also posted a two-sack performance against Pequea Valley. Offensively, Hess amassed 333 total yards (215 rushing, 118 receiving) and scored three total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 rushing), averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 9.1 yards per reception.

Garrett Levengood, Senior QB, Cedar Crest - Levengood was the main offensive catalyst for a one-win Cedar Crest team during the 2010 season, amassing more than 2,000 yards of total offense. He completed 93-of-183 passes for 1,768 yards with 16 touchdowns against eight interceptions and added 239 rushing yards and five additional touchdowns on 93 attempts. Levengood directed a Falcon offensive unit that scored 20+ points in six of 10 games last season, including a season-high 40 points against Manheim Township.

Grayson Helm, Senior QB, Wyomissing - One of the key pieces of the Spartans’ District 3 AA runner-up last season, Helm handled the reins of Wyomissing’s Wing-T offense. He chalked up more than 1,600 yards of offense, throwing for 1,143 yards and 14 touchdowns and adding 516 rushing yards and four additional scores on 84 attempts. Helm averaged more than 6.1 yards per carry. He enters his senior season having thrown for 2,841 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Harold Brantley, Senior RB/DT, Hershey - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at defensive tackle, the 265-pound Brantley has heard from programs like Connecticut, Michigan, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia, among others. He ran for 307 yards and five touchdowns on 74 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Defensively, he added 21 tackles (14 solo).

Hunter Robb, Senior RB/LB, Carlisle - One of two backs in the Thundering Herd’s offensive arsenal to rush for more than 400 yards last season, Robb finished with 409 yards and three touchdowns on 103 carries, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Carlisle finished 3-7 overall in 2010 and averaged 224 yards of offense per game (119 rushing).

Ian Spencer, Senior FB/LB, Greencastle-Antrim - A key presence at linebacker for the Blue Devils, Spencer chalked up 91 tackles, five sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.6 tackles per contest. Spencer finished three games with 11+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops against Northern York and a three-sack performance against James Buchanan. Spencer was part of a G-A defensive unit that held 11 of 12 opponents to 17 points or less, with three shutouts.

Isaac Dori, Senior OT/DT, Littlestown - Dori, a 375-pound specimen in the trenches for the Thunderbolts, racked up 66 tackles and one sack in just eight games, averaging 8.3 tackles per game and finishing four games with 10+ tackles. Offensively, Dori helped to pave the way for a potent Littlestown offense that averaged 420 yards (227 rushing, 193 passing) and 43.5 points per game.

Isaiah Baker, Senior WR, Lebanon - The fourth-leading receiver in the Lebanon Cedars’ air-raid offense, Baker snagged 15 passes for 340 yards and five touchdowns, averaging more than 23 yards per catch during the 2010 season.

Jack Margavitch, Senior S/WR, Dallastown - A key returning presense in the Dallastown defensive backfield, Margavitch racked up 63 tackles (42 solo), four interceptions and 11 deflected passes, averaging 5.3 tackles per game, including a season-best 11 stops in a 38-36 shootout victory over Red Lion.

Jack Miller, Senior RB/LB, Camp Hill Trinity - Miller proved to be quite an important catalyst on both sides of the ball for the Shamrocks. Offensively, he chalked up 1,357 total yards (1,087 rushing, 270 receiving) and scored 25 total touchdowns (22 rushing, 3 receiving). He averaged 9.5 yards per carry and nearly 16.9 yards per reception, posting four 100-yard rushing performances. Defensively, he contributed 86 tackles (68 solo), four sacks, six deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, with two performances of 10+ tackles.

Jacob Morgan, Senior WR/DB, Wilson-West Lawn - A threat on offense and special teams, Morgan amassed 479 all-purpose yards (315 receiving, 164 kick/punt returns) and scored four receiving touchdowns. He averaged 12.1 yards per reception, 11.7 yards per punt return and 59 yards per kick return. Morgan finished three games with five or more receptions and two games with more than 65 receiving yards.

Jacob Wood, Senior FB/LB, Hamburg - The third-leading rusher in Hamburg’s rushing attack that racked up more than 2,900 yards last season, Wood ran for 536 yards on 103 carries and caught another three passes for 50 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 16.7 yards per reception. He scored six total touchdowns.

Jake Bingham, Senior QB, Camp Hill - A dual-threat athlete for the Lions, Bingham amassed 627 total yards of offense (425 rushing, 202 passing) and accounted for three total touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 passing). He connected on 16-of-31 passes (51.6 percent) and averaged 4.5 yards per carry on 97 rushes.

Jalil Ford, Senior WR/DB, Central York - Ford was quite the all-around athlete for Central York last year, totaling 1,222 all-purpose yards (26 rushing, 517 receiving, 519 punt returns, 160 kickoff returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (7 receiving). Ford was the only Panther receiver with more than 20 receptions, averaging 12.9 yards per catch, 21.6 yards per punt return and 20 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Ford chipped in with 54 tackles, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Jamal Scott-Williams, Senior OL/DL, Steelton-Highspire - Scott-Williams was part of a Steamroller offensive line that helped pave the way for a unit that averaged 315 yards (173 rushing, 142 passing) and 27.8 points per game. The Rollers’ offensive arsenal included a 1,600-yard rusher and 1,700-yard passer. Steel-High finished 7-5 overall and reached the District 3 Class A semifinals.

Jared Bliss, Senior QB, Boiling Springs - Bliss was the leader of a Bubbler offense that averaged a hair under 246 yards (179 rushing) and 20 points per game, connecting on 50-of-89 passes (56.2 percent) for 613 yards and three touchdowns. Bliss also scored one rushing touchdown on 38 keepers, helping lead BS to a 7-4 overall record and berth in the District 3 AA playoffs.

Jared Myers, Senior WR/DB, Newport - One of three Buffalo receivers with more than 20 catches in 2010, Myers hauled in 23 passes for 538 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 23.4 yards per reception. Myers led the Buffaloes in receiving yards and was part of a Newport aerial assault that averaged more than 145 yards per game.

Jared Shipley, Senior RB/DE, Dover Area - The second-leading rusher in Dover’s run-centric offensive scheme, Shipley finished with 646 all-purpose yards of offense (540 rushing, 106 receiving) and scored three total touchdowns (all rushing). Shipley averaged 6.2 yards per carry and nearly 11.8 yards per reception. In limited defensive action, Shipley recorded 14 tackles and a pair of sacks.

J.C. Brandt, Senior WR/DB/KR, Steelton-Highspire - The featured target in the Steamrollers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 140 yards per game in 2010, Brandt hauled in a team-leading 49 passes for 810 yards and five touchdowns, averaging a cool 16.5 yards per catch and nearly 68 receiving yards per game. Brandt was also a key home run threat on special teams for the Rollers.

Jeff Pickel, Junior OL/LB, Lampeter-Strasburg - One of the catalysts of the Lampeter-Strasburg defense, Pickel finished as the Pioneers’ leaders in tackles last year, with 93, an average of 7.2 tackles per game. He was part of a Pioneer defensive unit, including reserves, that held six opponents to seven points or less, with two shutouts, and twice defeated traditional L-L League and state AAA power Manheim Central.

Jeremy DePietro, Senior RB/DB, Cumberland Valley - DePietro might be the best returning multi-purpose athlete in the Mid Penn. He burst onto the scene as a junior, totaling 2,207 all-purpose yards between offense and special teams (1,278 rushing, 160 receiving, 769 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 18 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 1 receiving, 4 misc.). DePietro was a first-team Associated Press All-state selection. He averaged 8.9 yards per carry, 12.3 yards per catch, 17.1 yards per punt return and 22.7 yards per kick return. Defensively, DePietro tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Jeremy Franck, Senior QB, Ephrata - The ringleader of the Mountaineers’ newly-installed flexbone offense, Franck totaled more than 1,000 yards of offense. He threw for 826 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 57-of-117 passes and ran for 330 yards and seven touchdowns on a team-high 134 attempts. Ephrata opened the 2010 season 2-1, with victories over Cocalico and Conestoga Valley, before ending the season on a seven-game losing streak.

Jeremy Stauffer, Senior WR/CB, West York Area - One of the key returners to the West York defensive backfield, Stauffer tallied 36 tackles (26 solo) and four interceptions in 2010, averaging a little more than two tackles per game and posting one game with multiple interceptions.

Jerrin Toomey, Senior WR/DB, West York Area - A force both offensively and defensively for the Bulldogs, Toomey figures to be a key two-way player for the blue and white in his senior season. Offensively, Toomey totaled 491 all-purpose yards (83 rushing, 408 receiving) and scored four total touchdowns (all receiving). He averaged 3.9 yards per carry and nearly 14.1 yards per reception, surpassing the 100-yard mark in receiving against Spring Grove. Defensively, Toomey added 94 tackles and a team-leading five interceptions, posting four double-digit tackle games, including an impressive 22 tackles against South Western.

Jesse Good, Senior QB, South Western - The leader of a Mustang offensive attack that averaged more than 300 yards and 20 points per game, Good connected on 54-of-114 passes (47.4 percent) for 809 yards and six touchdowns against nine interceptions, throwing for 100+ yards three times and finishing two games with multiple scoring passes. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 44 keepers.

Jesse Orr, Senior TE/LB, Daniel Boone – Seldom-used on offense, Orr made the bulk of his impacts on the defensive side of the ball for the Blazers. He tallied 78 tackles (53 solo), picked off a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble, averaging more than six tackles per game. Orr finished one game with double-digit tackles – it came in a narrow 16-14 victory over Pottsville. Orr also scored one touchdown – it came on a 6-yard reception against Donegal. Orr caught three passes for 14 yards and returned three kickoffs for 26 yards.

Joe Julius, Sophomore K, Lower Dauphin - Julius has an incredibly strong leg, a weapon Lower Dauphin will likely be glad to have the services of for the next three football season. He booted 18 kickoffs for an average of 58.5 yards, with 12 touchbacks (66.7 percent of kickoffs). Julius finished four of LD’s final seven games with multiple touchbacks. He also converted three field goals for the Falcons.

Joe Welk, Senior RB/DB, Solanco - Welk had an impressive junior season for the Golden Mules, racking up 1,762 all-purpose yards (931 rushing, 101 receiving, 730 kickoff returns) and scored 12 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 3 kickoff returns), averaging 7.5 yards per carry, 5.3 yards per reception and 33.2 yards per kickoff return. Welk ran for 100+ yards in five Solanco games and finished six games with 90+ kick return yards. Defensively, Welk added 48 tackles (29 solo), an interception, six deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

John Armbrust, Senior QB, Garden Spot - Armbrust had a respectable junior season for the Spartans, helping lead the blue and gray to a 4-6 overall record. He connected on 88-of-186 passes for 1,086 yards and 11 touchdowns against six interceptions and ran for another 473 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries. He posted a completion percentage of 47.3 and averaged 4.1 yards per carry, throwing for 100+ yards five times and running for 100+ yards once.

John Griffith, Senior WR/DB, Manheim Central - Griffith, like Lee, gets an honorary nod on the list of top returning District 3 athletes, as he would have been one of the Barons’ top returning leaders in the defensive backfield. Tragically, Griffith was killed in a January car crash. He had missed the bulk of the month of September for the Barons in 2010, yet still turned in a respectable 57 tackles, team-leading four interceptions and one fumble recovery. He averaged more than six tackles per game and posted a multiple interception game against Garden Spot.

Johnnie Adgers, Junior RB/DB, Waynesboro - The leading rusher for the Indians, Adgers posted 497 yards and four touchdowns on 77 carries, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and a hair under 50 yards per game.

Johnnie Martin, Senior RB/DB, Donegal - Martin is the Indians’ best statistical returning player from the 2010 squad after finishing as the team’s leading rusher and receiver. He ran for 730 yards on 86 carries and caught another 21 passes for 357 yards, averaging 8.5 yards per carry and 17 yards per reception. He scored 12 total touchdowns (7 rushing, 5 receiving). He posted a pair of 100-yard rushing and 100-yard receiving performances. Defensively, Martin rolled up 56 tackles (39 solo), three interceptions, six deflected passes and a fumble recovery, posting a season-best 11 tackles against Lancaster Catholic.

Jon Hicks, Senior LB, Palmyra - A Connecticut recruit, Hicks, a 6’3, 235-pound wrecking ball of an athlete, has received interest from programs like Akron, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia, among others. Hicks had an incredible junior season, statistically speaking, posting a team-best 138 tackles, 6.5 sacks (a team-best), an interception, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and two blocked field goals, averaging 15.3 tackles per contest in nine games. He posted a pair of 19-tackle performances against Steelton-Highspire and East Pennsboro and 18 tackles against Milton Hershey.

Jonathan Hulyo, Senior QB, J.P. McCaskey - The field general who helped lead the Red Tornado to a 7-4 record and berth in the District 3 AAAA playoffs ended his junior season with 1,119 passing yards and 12 touchdowns and 220 yards rushing and three additional touchdowns. Hulyo completed 79-of-164 passes and averaged 3.79 yards per carry.

Jonah Plymire, Senior LB, Central York - Plymire was a wrecker for the Panthers from his linebacker position, amassing 85 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries. He averaged 8.5 tackles per game and finished three of Central York’s first four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops in a loss to Cumberland Valley. Offensively, Plymire chalked up 23 total yards combined rushing and receiving and scored two total touchdowns.

Jordan Groff, Senior RB/WR, Lampeter-Strasburg - Quite the multi-purpose athlete for the Pioneers, Groff did a little bit of everything on offense for the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 champions in 2010. When the dust settled on L-S’ 11-2 season, Groff finished with 802 total yards of offense (45 passing, 480 rushing, 277 receiving) and scored 13 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 4 receiving). Groff was 1-of-1 passing, averaged 6.7 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception, finishing as the second-leading rusher and receiver on the Pioneers’ team.

Jordan Harro, Senior WR/DB, Palmyra - The leading returning receiver from a Cougars’ aerial assault that averaged more than 160 yards per game in 2010, Harro snagged 22 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 15.9 yards per reception. He finished two games with four or more receptions and two games with 75+ receiving yards. He also recorded a 34-yard rush against Susquenita. Defensively, Harro chipped in with 19 tackles (10 solo), an interception and two deflected passes.

Joseph Cacchione, Junior WR, Wyomissing - The leading receiver in Wyomissing’s aerial assault, Cacchione caught 23 passes for 446 yards and scored five touchdowns as a sophomore. He averaged more than 19.3 yards per catch, and was the only Wyomissing player with more than 20 receptions. Cacchione also completed two passes for 26 yards and one touchdown and averaged five yards per carry on two rushing attempts.

Joseph Fencel, Senior C/DT/LS, Cumberland Valley - One of the key returners to the CV defensive line, Fencel racked up 69 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He posted a season-best 10 tackles against Central Dauphin East. Fencel also served as the long snapper on special teams for the Eagles.

Josh Good, Senior WR/DB, Manheim Central - The top returning receiver to the Barons’ offensive unit in 2011, Good snagged 21 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown, averaging more than 16.4 yards per catch. He posted one game with five or more catches and four games with more than 50 receiving yards. Defensively, Good chipped in with 27 tackles and an interception.

Josh Writer, Senior RB/K/P, Northeastern - Writer played in only eight games for the Bobcats last season, but he made the most of them, racking up 61 tackles, two interceptions and six deflected passes, averaging 6.8 tackles per game and finishing with a pair of 11-tackle games against New Oxford and Kennard-Dale. Writer also showed off a strong leg, booting 21 punts for an average of 43.9 yards, with 11 punts downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 58 yards. He also booted 25 kickoffs for an average of 41.2 yards, with three touchbacks.

Joshua Howard, Junior QB/DB, Millersburg - One of the better dual-threat quarterbacks returning to the Twin Valley Conference, Howard helped lead Millersburg to the District 3 Class A championship game, amassing 1,758 yards of offense (1,077 rushing, 681 passing) and accounting for 19 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 5 passing). He completed 44-of-98 passes (44.9 percent), throwing for 100+ yards twice and averaged 5.6 yards per carry on 191 rushes, surpassing the 100-yard rushing mark in five games. Defensively, Howard added 58 tackles (39 solo), two interceptions, three deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Junior Joseph, Junior TE/LB, Wilson-West Lawn - In limited defensive action last season, Joseph finished with 19 tackles, four sacks, a deflected pass and a forced fumble. Joseph had a season-high six tackles against Warwick and a two-sack game against J.P. McCaskey. Joseph’s four sacks, good enough for second on the team, totaled 35 yards lost, which led the team.

Justin Kline, Senior WR/OLB, Daniel Boone - Kline did a little bit of everything for the Blazers in their 11-2 season a year ago. He finished with 444 all-purpose yards (minus-7 rushing, 227 receiving, 224 KO returns) and scored five total touchdowns (4 receiving). Kline averaged 11.9 yards per reception and 16 yards per kick return. Defensively, Kline added 49 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three blocked punts. He also handled the punting chores for DB, averaging 30.1yards per boot on 41 attempts, with six of those punts being downed inside the 20.

Justin Olney, Senior TB/S, Susquehannock - Olney holds the distinction of finishing as the Warriors’ leading rusher last season. He totaled 465 rushing yards and one touchdown on 125 attempts and caught three passes for 46 yards and another touchdown. Olney averaged 3.7 yards per carry and 15.3 yards per reception. Defensively, he chipped in with 25 tackles and deflected three passes.

Justus Phalen, Senior OL/ILB, Kennard-Dale - Phalen was a key presence at linebacker for the Rams last season, racking up 56 tackles (51 solo), four sacks, two interceptions and a blocked field goal, averaging 5.6 tackles per game. He posted a two-sack game in the District 3 AAA playoffs against Bishop McDevitt.

Kaden Hepler, Senior QB, West York Area - Hepler operated the reins of a Bulldog offense that averaged more than 30 points per game. He completed 105-of-188 passes for 1,625 yards and 18 touchdowns against only eight interceptions, averaging more than 140 passing yards per game. He threw for 100+ yards in nine of West York’s 11 games. He added 80 yards and a touchdown on 60 rushing attempts.

Keenan Edmond, Senior RB/WR, Columbia - Edmond finished his junior season with 571 all-purpose yards of offense (435 rushing, 136 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns on 78 total touches. He was the Crimson Tide’s leading rusher, averaging 6.13 yards per carry and led the team in rushing touchdowns scored, with five. As a receiver, he averaged 19 yards per catch and scored two additional touchdowns.

Keith Witmer, Senior RB/LB, Annville-Cleona - Witmer returns to man one of the Little Dutchmen’s linebacker positions after posting 71 tackles (40 solo) and a sack as a junior, averaging 8.9 tackles per game for A-C. He posted a pair of 12-tackle games against Williams Valley and Hamburg.

Kevin Lytle, Senior RB/LB, Northern York - The third-leading rusher for the Polar Bears last season, Lytle finished with 328 yards and five touchdowns on 52 carries, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

Kevin O’Grady, Senior TE/DE, Central York - O’Grady had quite a solid junior season for Central York, posting a team-leading 10 sacks (totaling 71 yards lost) to go along with 71 total tackles, a deflected pass and a blocked punt. O’Grady averaged 7.1 tackles per game and posted consecutive games of 2.5 sacks against Susquehannock and Spring Grove.

Kevin Stago Jr., Senior RB/LB, East Pennsboro - The top returning rusher in the East Pennsboro backfield from a year ago, Stago ran for 650 yards and nine touchdowns on 142 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and running for 100+ yards in four of East Penn’s 11 games. Defensively, he added 39 tackles (21 solo).

Khaliq Coleman, Senior WR, Milton Hershey - The only Spartan receiver with at least 20 catches last season, Coleman wound up finishing with 21 receptions for 335 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 15.9 yards per catch. Coleman was the primary receiving target in a Milton Hershey aerial assault that averaged 94.3 yards per game last year.

Kwe Parker, Senior RB/DE, Central York - A force from his position at defensive end, Parker spent a lot of time in opposing backfields last year. He tallied 7.5 sacks for a total of 56 yards lost, posting three games of at least 1.5 sacks. He also contributed 74 total tackles (31 solo), two deflected passes and a blocked punt. Parker averaged 7.4 tackles per game and finished three games with at least 10+ tackles.

Kyle Biddle, Junior QB, Red Land - Red Land struggled mightily in 2010, winning just two games, but Biddle was one of the Patriots’ top statistical leaders. He amassed 997 yards of offense (807 passing, 190 rushing) and accounted for five total Patriot touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing). Biddle completed 66-of-143 passes (46.2 percent), but did throw 13 interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in a game on three occasions, and averaged 2.9 yards per carry on 66 rushes.

Kyle Connel, Senior RB/LB, Garden Spot - A key returner at linebacker for the Spartans, Connel posted 70 tackles, a half a sack and a fumble recovery, averaging seven tackles per game. He also ran for 95 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, averaging 6.8 yards per carry and running for a season-best 88 yards in the Spartans’ season opener against Twin Valley.

Kyle Felpel, Senior ATH, Cocalico - Felpel was a weapon on defense and special teams for the 8-6 Eagles, averaging 35.5 yards per punt on 21 boots, with eight of those kicks downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 45 yards. On kickoffs, he averaged 32 yards per kickoff on 30 boots, with a pair of touchbacks. Defensively, Felpel tallied 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble, averaging 3.3 tackles per game and posting a two-sack performance in the District 3 AAA semifinals against Conrad Weiser.

Kyle Friend, Senior T/DT, Cumberland Valley - An Associated Press All-state selection, Friend posted a solid season along the defensive line for Cumberland Valley, registering 95 tackles (17 solo), six sacks and a forced fumble. He posted seven games with seven or more tackles, including a season-best 17 stops against Central Dauphin East. A 265-pound athlete, Friend might be a potential Division-1 prospect.

Kyle Yocum, Junior QB, Exeter Township - Yocum went over the 1,000 yard mark passing as a sophomore, connecting on 62-of-145 passes for 1,044 yards and 10 touchdowns against 13 interceptions, averaging more than 104 yards per game for the 4-6 Eagles. He also added 220 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 129 carries, averaging 1.7 yards per rush. For his career, Yocum has thrown for 1,532 yards and 13 touchdowns, and is on pace to throw for more than 3,000 yards in his career for Exeter.

Kyree Ross, Senior OL/DL, Bishop McDevitt - A 6’0, 253-pound athlete in the trenches for the Crusaders, Ross helped pave the way for a Bishop McDevitt offensive unit that averaged 187.9 passing yards, 159.5 rushing yards and 35.1 points per game en route to a 13-3 record and berth in the PIAA AAA championship game opposite Allentown Central Catholic. Ross was part of a Crusader line that helped produce a 1,700-yard rusher and 2,900-yard passer last season. McDevitt’s offensive unit, as a whole, scored 71 total touchdowns (45 rushing, 26 passing).

Lance Geesey, Senior K, Cumberland Valley - Geesey might be the best returning kicker in District 3′s AAAA classification. Of his 85 kickoffs last year, 30 of them (35.3 percent) went for touchbacks. Geesey’s average kickoff traveled more than 55.2 yards. He converted 57 extra points and six field goals, scoring 75 of CV’s 501 points on the season (14.9 percent of team scoring output). Geesey also handled the Eagles’ punting chores, averaging 34.3 yards per boot on 40 attempts, with nine of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Leroy McClain, Senior WR, Susquehanna Township - One of four Indian receivers with at least 10 receptions in the 2010 season, McClain finished the season with 11 receptions for 276 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 25.1 yards per reception. One of McClain’s best games came in Week 3 against Greencastle-Antrim – he finished with 130 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Logan Brosius, Senior ATH, Millersburg - Brosius did a little bit of everything for the District 3 Class A runners-up, totaling 19 tackles (17 solo), a team-best five interceptions and four deflected passes on defense and adding 77 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and 283 yards and another touchdown on 15 catches. He averaged 8.6 yards per carry and 18.8 yards per reception.

Logan Neff, Senior T/DT, Central York - Neff had himself a solid junior season, totaling 75 tackles, nine sacks and a forced fumble. Neff averaged 7.5 tackles per game, finishing with a season high 12 tackles against Susquehannock and posting four games of at least 1.5 sacks. Neff’s nine sacks, good enough for second-best on the Panthers’ defensive unit, accounted for 56 yards lost.

Luke Bitner, Junior K, Greencastle-Antrim - Bitner was an integral part of the Blue Devils’ special teams unit last season, converting 55 extra points and six field goals, accounting for 73 of Greencastle-Antrim’s school record 488 points (14.9 percent). The 488 Blue Devil points is unofficially the 43rd-highest single season team scoring output in District 3 history.

Luke Casamassa, Senior OL, Conrad Weiser - Casamassa helped to pave the way for a Conrad Weiser offensive attack that averaged 364 yards (201 rushing, 163 passing) and 33.4 points per game. CW’s offense produced a 2,000-yard passer and a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. The Scouts scored 61 offensive touchdowns (39 rushing, 22 passing).

Mac McCafferty, Junior QB, Lancaster Catholic – In limited action backing up senior John Roda, McCafferty completed 3-of-8 passes for 47 yards. The race to replace career 8,500-yard passer Kyle Smith before the start of the 2010 season included Roda, Sean Gibbons and McCafferty, and now either Gibbons or McCafferty will look to replace the outgoing Roda, who threw for 1,837 yards and 23 touchdowns, leading LC to an 11-1 record.

Marques Fells, Junior TB/DB, Central York - The top returning rusher to the Panthers’ team, Fells finished with 542 all-purpose yards (327 rushing, 35 receiving, 180 kickoff returns) and scored six total touchdowns in his sophomore season. Fells averaged four yards per carry, seven yards per reception and 25.7 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, #10 registered 47 tackles (25 solo), three interceptions, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Matt Lehr, Junior RB/DB, York Catholic - Lehr keyed a Fighting Irish rushing attack that averaged more than 210 yards per game last season, rushing for a team-best 1,134 yards and nine touchdowns on 168 carries, averaging 6.8 yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game. He finished six games with at least 100 rushing yards and two games with multiple rushing touchdowns.

Matt McCrudden, Senior RB, Lampeter-Strasburg - McCrudden finished the 2010 season as the only L-S running back with more than 100 rushing attempts and was one of seven different running backs with at least 169 yards in the Pioneers’ Wing-T offense. When the dust settled on L-S’ season, McCrudden finished with 114 rushes for 522 yards and five touchdowns, averaging a little more than 5.2 yards per carry. The Pioneers averaged more than 200 rushing yards per game during their 11-2 season and run to the District 3 AAA semifinals.

Matt Vincent, Senior FB/ILB, Kennard-Dale - The leading rusher for the Rams a season ago, Vincent racked up 657 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries and caught another seven passes for 104 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 14.9 yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards three times. Defensively, Vincent added 67 tackles (62 solo) and a pair of sacks. He also averaged 31.2 yards per punt on 24 kicks, with three of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 48 yards.

Max Ward, Senior QB, Middletown - The top returning career passing yardage leader among quarterbacks from District 3 Class A schools, Ward has thrown for nearly 3,800 yards and 38 touchdowns in his career. When the dust settled on his junior season, Ward had completed 110-of-221 passes (49.7 percent) for 1,710 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging more than 140 passing yards per game. He also ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 76 keepers. Steel-High finished 7-5 last season, reaching the District 3 Class A semifinals.

Micah Anderson, Senior OL/DL, Susquehanna Township - A key returning presence in the trenches for the Indians, Anderson helped to pave the way for a Susquehanna Township unit which averaged 348.5 yards (196.3 rush, 152.2 pass) and 28.2 points per game, reaching the District 3 AAA quarterfinals opposite Cocalico. The Indians produced three backs with between 425 to 700 rushing yards and a 1,360-yard passer in 2010.

Michael Burke IV, Senior ATH, Columbia - Burke is one of District 3 Class A’s top returning wide receivers. He had quite the productive junior season as the featured target in Columbia’s passing attack, catching 72 passes for 1,185 yards and scored a team-leading 16 touchdowns. Burke averaged more than 16 yards per reception and 100 yards receiving per game. He also completed his only pass attempt for 42 yards and registered 13 carries in the Tide’s spread offense.

Mick Straub, Senior FB/DE, Cumberland Valley - A force on the defensive line for the Eagles during their run to a third consecutive 12-win season, Straub chalked up 55 tackles, seven sacks and deflected a pass. He averaged more than four tackles per game and had two games of double-digit tackle totals – 13 stops against Central Dauphin East and 11 tackles against Wilson-West Lawn.

Mike Felton, Senior ATH, South Western - You name it, Felton did it last season for South Western. He was all over the gridiron for the silver and black, amassing 1,552 all-purpose yards (722 rushing, 378 receiving, 452 kickoff/punt returns) and scored 98 total points (12 extra points, 14 touchdowns, 1 two-point conversion) to finish as South Western’s leading scorer. His 14 touchdowns were split 10 rushing and four receiving. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry, running for 100 yards twice; 16.4 yards per reception; 15.3 yards per punt return; and 23 yards per kick return. Defensively, Felton added 74 tackles (53 solo), an interception and nine deflected passes. On special teams, he averaged 39.04 yards per punt on 28 kicks with two punts downed inside the 20 yard line and a long of 71 yards. He also booted 30 kickoffs for an average of 45.1 yards and one touchback.

Mike Houseal, Senior OL/LB, Donegal - Houseal was Donegal’s leading tackler on defense last season, amassing 95 tackles (64 solo), a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 9.5 tackles per game. Houseal finished five games with 11+ tackles, including 18 stops against Eastern Lebanon County and 14 tackles against Conrad Weiser.

Mike Lopresti, Senior LB, Dover Area - The Eagles’ leading returning tackler, Lopresti put up a very solid season defensively. He racked up 132 tackles, a sack, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging a cool 12 tackles per game, finishing eight of Dover’s 11 games with double-digit tackle totals. Lopresti also finished with 175 yards and a touchdown on 28 rushing attempts and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass and had a 17-yard kickoff return as well.

Mike McNellis, Senior RB, Lampeter-Strasburg - One of the numerous running backs to be featured in the Pioneers’ Wing-T offensive scheme, McNellis finished with 290 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 55 carries, averaging nearly 5.3 yards per attempt and a rushing touchdown every ninth carry. The L-S ground game, which averaged more than 200 yards per game, featured seven backs who posted season rushing totals between 169 and 522 yards.

Mike Robinson, Senior QB, Donegal - The Indians’ field general from a season ago, Robinson helped lead Donegal’s Wing-T offense that averaged 287 yards and 19 points per game. He completed 66-of-120 passes (55 percent) for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns against nine interceptions, averaging nearly 95 yards per game. He threw for 100+ yards five times and had two games with multiple touchdown passes. Defensively, Robinson chipped in with 53 tackles, a sack, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Miles Williams, Senior DB, Bishop McDevitt - A weapon on defense and special teams for the District 3 AAA champions, Williams registered 42 tackles (23 solo), a sack, three interceptions and three deflected passes. In games against Erie Cathedral Prep and Allentown Central Catholic, Williams returned a pair of interceptions a combined 72 yards and scored a touchdown. He also returned three kickoffs for 86 yards for McDevitt, including a 71-yard kickoff return against Kennard-Dale.

Mitch Crouse, Senior OL/DL, Littlestown - A two-way player in the trenches for Littlestown, Crouse totaled 50 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery for the Thunderbolts, playing a role on a defensive unit that held seven of 11 opponents to seven points or less, with one shutout. He averaged 4.5 tackles per game. Offensively, Crouse helped to pave the way for a wickedly efficient Thunderbolt offense that averaged 420 yards (227 rushing, 193 passing) and 43.5 points per game, scoring 70 total touchdowns (47 rushing, 23 passing).

Mitch Nebrosky, Senior QB, Halifax - He only played in Halifax’ first five games of the 2010 season, leading the Wildcats to a 3-2 record in that span. He completed 30-of-57 passes (52.6 percent) for 455 yards and four touchdowns and added 96 yards and three additional touchdowns on 44 carries, averaging 2.2 yards per rush. He threw for 100+ yards twice and had two games with multiple passing touchdowns. Defensively, Nebrosky added 13 tackles (10 solo) and an interception.

Nate Hamilton, Senior LB, Central Dauphin - The only returning CD defensive player with more than 60 tackles in 2010, Hamilton posted a 63-tackle, three-sack season for the Rams, averaging just under five tackles per game. Against Warwick in the opening round of the District 3 AAAA playoffs, Hamilton posted a 13-tackle game. He also had a pair of sacks against PIAA AAA runner-up Bishop McDevitt. Hamilton also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

Nate Shank, Senior QB, Lampeter-Strasburg - The ringleader of the Pioneers’ Wing-T offense, Shank has been lining up under center for the blue and white since his freshman year. Shank finished his junior season completing 75-of-130 passes for 1,317 yards with 11 touchdowns against seven interceptions, helping lead L-S to an 11-2 record and a berth in the District 3 AAA semifinals. He also added 270 yards and four additional touchdowns on 65 rushing attempts. For his varsity career, Shank has thrown for 3,091 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Neftali Valentin, Senior OL/DL, Steelton-Highspire - A 285-pound behemoth in the trenches for the Steamrollers, Valentin helped pave the way for a 1,600-yard rusher (Clayton McNair) and a 1,700-yard passer (Max Ward). In all, the Steel-High offensive line helped to pave the way for a team that averaged 315 yards and 27.8 points per game last season.

Nick Kocman, Senior OT/DL, Red Lion - A force on the defensive line for Red Lion, Kocman registered 30 tackles, six sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. He averaged just over two tackles per game. In two meetings against Cumberland Valley last year, Kocman tallied a combined eight tackles and three sacks.

Nick Martin, Senior HB/S, Garden Spot - The featured receiver in the Spartans’ aerial assault that averaged just under 110 yards per game, Martin hauled in 25 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.1 yards per catch. He finished two games with six or more catches and had a season-best 118 yards against Solanco. Martin also completed 1-of-2 passes for 38 yards, ran 14 times for 23 yards, recorded a tackle, an interception, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt on defense and also returned three combined kickoffs and punts for 32 yards.

Nick Slonac, Senior DL, Camp Hill Trinity - An Associated Press Class AA 2nd-team All-state selection on the defensive line, Slonac is Trinity’s top returning sack artist, posting 54 tackles (40 solo), a team-leading seven sacks, an interception, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two blocked punts. He averaged 3.9 tackles and half a sack per game for the District 3 AA champion Shamrocks. Offensively, Slonac completed 7-of-11 passes for 98 yards and ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. He connected on 63.6 percent of his passes and averaged 5.6 yards per carry.

Nick Small, Junior QB, Northeastern - Small had a respectable sophomore season for the Bobcats, connecting on 73-of-153 passes (47.7 percent) for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in five Northeastern games and finished three games with multiple touchdown passes. Small also added 231 yards and a touchdown on 53 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per rush. In limited action at punter, he averaged 33.7 yards on 10 kicks, with a long of 53 yards.

Noah Spence, Senior TE/DE, Bishop McDevitt - A 5-star prospect at defensive end in the 2012 recruiting class, Spence has 20 Division-1 scholarship offers from all across the country, and may be the best defensive line prospect in the nation. The senior-to-be amassed 102 tackles (61 solo), an eye-popping 22 sacks for a total of 191 yards lost, three deflected passes, 10 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.4 tackles and 1.4 sacks per game, finishing three games with 10+ tackles and six games with at least two sacks. For his career, Spence has racked up an impressive 37.5 sacks

Pat Narus, Junior OL, Bishop McDevitt - A 6’5, 280-pound monster in the trenches for the Crusaders, Narus helped pave the way for a Bishop McDevitt offensive unit that averaged 187.9 passing yards, 159.5 rushing yards and 35.1 points per game en route to a 13-3 record and berth in the PIAA AAA championship game opposite Allentown Central Catholic. Narus was part of a Crusader line that helped produce a 1,700-yard rusher and 2,900-yard passer last season. McDevitt’s offensive unit, as a whole, scored 71 total touchdowns (45 rushing, 26 passing).

Patrick Dill, Senior QB/K, Camp Hill Trinity - Dill had quite the junior season on both offense and special teams for Trinity. As the field general of the Shamrocks’ spread offense, he completed 145-of-240 passes for 2,315 yards and 24 touchdowns against 15 interceptions and added 134 rushing yards and six additional touchdowns on 87 keepers. Dill, who has thrown for 3,098 career yards, surpassed the 100-yard passing mark in 12 of Trinity’s 14 games and posted seven games with multiple touchdown passes. On special teams, Dill averaged more than 34 yards per punt on 28 boots, with eight downed inside the 20, and 11 of his 93 kickoffs went for touchbacks.

Patrick Montgomery, Senior SE/LB, York Catholic - The second-leading receiver in York Catholic’s aerial assault, Montgomery was one of two Irish flankers with at least 20 catches last season, hauling in 23 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per catch. He caught at least two passes in 10 of York Catholic’s 11 games and finished four games with at least 45 receiving yards. Montgomery also returned six punts for 32 yards and one kickoff for 15 yards.

Patrick Murphy, Senior HB/DB, Hamburg - The second-leading rusher in Hamburg’s ground and pound offense that amassed more than 2,900 yards on the ground last year, Murphy finished with 645 yards on 53 carries and caught another four passes for 77 yards, averaging 12.2 yards per carry and 19.3 yards per catch. He scored seven total touchdowns.

Patrick Wise, Senior QB, Kutztown Area - The Cougars struggled, winning just one game last season. Wise led a Cougar offensive unit that averaged 264 yards and 20.5 points per game. The Kutztown field general completed 103-of-226 passes for 1,515 yards with 10 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.

Pete Pitilis, Senior K, Red Lion - Pitilis handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for the Lions last season, booting 62 kickoffs for an average of 41.6 yards with two touchbacks and converted 37 extra points and one field goal. He scored 40 of Red Lion’s 385 total points on the season.

Philip Norris, Senior ATH, Susquehannock – Primarily a threat on special teams, Norris contributed 519 all-purpose yards (116 rush, 20 receiving, 383 kickoff/punt returns) and scored two rushing touchdowns for the Warriors. He averaged 18.5 yards per punt return and 20.6 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Norris added 24 tackles and deflected a pass.

Preston Bare, Senior RB/LB, Palmyra - The featured rusher in the Cougars’ offensive arsenal that averaged more than 300 yards per game last season, Bare racked up an impressive 1,106 yards of total offense (934 rushing on 112 carries and 172 receiving on 11 catches) and scored 14 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 4 receiving). Bare averaged 8.3 yards per carry and 15.6 yards per reception, running for 100+ in four Palmyra games. Defensively, #7 amassed 79 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.9 tackles per game.

Quinn Starner, Senior QB/DB, New Oxford - A dual-threat athlete at the helm of the Colonials’ offensive arsenal, Starner rolled up 976 yards of offense (500 rushing, 476 passing) and had a hand in eight total New Oxford touchdowns (4 passing, 4 rushing). Starner threw for 100+ yards once and ran for 100+ yards once, helping lead the Colonials to a 3-7 record overall.

Rob King, Senior TE/LB, Garden Spot – Another key returner to the Spartan linebacking corps, King racked up 72 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.2 tackles per game. He finished with a season high 13 tackles against Cocalico.

Robbie Moretz, Junior DEF, Halifax - A key returning two-way player for the Wildcats, Moretz amassed 505 all-purpose yards (108 rush, 150 receiving, 247 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 rushing), averaging nine yards per carry, 18.8 yards per reception, 9.9 yards per punt return and 11.1 yards per kick return. He ran for a season-high 89 yards against Line Mountain and had 79 receiving yards against Upper Dauphin. Defensively, Moretz added 54 tackles (44 solo) and a pair of interceptions

Rodney Gillin, Senior RB/DB, Wilson-West Lawn - Gillin is, without question, one of the top returning running backs in all of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. He finished his junior season with 1,890 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns on 183 carries to go along with five receptions for 55 yards on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 10.3 yards per carry and 11 yards per reception. He ran for no fewer than 118 yards in each of the Bulldogs’ 12 games last year and finished nine games with at least two rushing touchdowns. He accounted for 168 of Wilson’s 462 points scored on the season. Defensively, Gillin added 20 tackles, eight deflected passes, an interception and a fumble recovery. He has run for 1,961 career yards.

Roman Clay, Junior RB, Lancaster Catholic - One of the major components of the Crusaders’ ground attack, Clay tallied 1,544 yards and 20 touchdowns on 171 carries, averaging more than nine yards per rush and over 140 yards per game. Clay finished seven games with more than 100 yards rushing, and in a three-game stretch ran for 680 yards and eight scores. Clay also caught two passes for 22 yards. He is on pace to run for more than 4,600 yards in his career. Lancaster Catholic has never had a 4,000 yard career rusher in school history.

Ryan Daub, Senior RB/WR, Northern Lebanon - A threat to both run the ball and catch an occasional pass out of the backfield, Daub finished his junior season with 752 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored nine total touchdowns for the Vikings. Daub ran for 557 yards on 67 carries and caught six passes for 195 yards, averaging more than 8.1 yards per carry and 33 yards per reception. He finished as NL’s third-leading rusher and receiver.

Ryan Greene, Senior RB/DE, Mechanicsburg - The featured rusher in Mechanicsburg’s offensive arsenal last season, Greene ran for 529 yards and three touchdowns on 136 carries and caught another 14 passes for 156 yards, averaging 3.9 yards per carry and 11.4 yards per reception. He finished games against Susquehanna Township and Cedar Cliff with more than 135 yards rushing each. Defensively, Greene added 27 tackles and recovered a fumble.

Ryan Herr, Junior WR, Camp Hill – The featured target in the Lions’ aerial assault that averaged a little more than 100 yards per game last season, Herr snared 35 passes for 595 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 17 yards per catch. Herr was the only Camp Hill receiver with more than 20 catches and more than 200 receiving yards.

Ryan Miller, Senior RB/DB, Boiling Springs - The Bubblers’ leading rusher in 2010, Miller posted a team-best 790 yards and four touchdowns on 126 carries, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Miller helped Boiling Springs to a 7-4 overall record and berth in the District 3 AA playoffs.

Ryan Troup, Senior DL, Central York - A force on the defensive line for Central York, Troup tallied 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked punt. He averaged 6.3 tackles per game and finished with a season high 11 stops against Cumberland Valley. Troup’s 5.5 sacks accounted for a total of 37 yards lost.

Ryan Vaughn, Senior G/ILB, Littlestown - Vaughn had a respectable season at linebacker for the Thunderbolts, posting 62 tackles (33 solo), three sacks and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 6.2 tackles per game, posting three games with 10 tackles in the Bolts’ 11-game season.

Sam Putt, Senior RB/DB/P, East Pennsboro - Putt handled the punting chores for the Panthers over its final six games of the 2010 season, and he did very well in the role, averaging 35.6 yards per punt on 20 kicks, with seven of those 20 punts (35 percent) being downed inside the 20 yards line and a long of 58 yards. In limited action in the East Pennsboro backfield, Putt registered seven carries for 21 yards.

Scott Salade, Senior RB/WR/LB, Manheim Township - The leading returning rusher to the Blue Streaks’ razorback offense from a season ago, Sallade ran for 555 yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries, averaging just under 4.8 yards per carry. He finished three games with more than 100 rushing yards, including a season-high 157 yards in a 27-21 loss to Red Lion and 127 yards and three touchdowns against Cedar Crest.

Sean Orner, Senior QB, Milton Hershey - A dual-threat field general that rotated in and out as part of a two-quarterback rotation for the Spartans last season, Orner amassed 823 yards of offense (502 passing, 321 rushing) and accounted for nine total Milton Hershey touchdowns (5 rushing, 4 passing). Orner connected on 29-of-84 passes (34.5 percent) and averaged 4.6 yards per carry on 70 rushes.

Sean Seif, Senior WR/DB, Bishop McDevitt - One of three Crusader receivers with at least 25 catches last year, Seif finished his junior season by snaring 50 passes for 710 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per catch. Seif went over the 100-yard receiving mark against Lower Dauphin, finishing seven of McDevitt’s 16 games with four or more receptions. Seif also returned 25 punts for 283 yards (11.3 yard avg.) and nine kickoffs for 225 yards (25 yard avg.).

Sean Titus, Junior ATH, Lancaster Catholic - Titus didn’t touch the ball much during his sophomore season, but he made those 21 touches count. He registered one rushing attempt, nine receptions, four punt returns and seven kickoff returns, finishing with 434 all-purpose yards and scored five total touchdowns (1 rushing, 4 receiving). Titus averaged more than 24.6 yards per reception and 26 yards per kickoff return for the Crusaders.

Seth Klein, Senior ATH, Wilson-West Lawn - Klein did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs last season, whether it was starting at quarterback when senior Zach Zweizig was injured or running the football or catching passes. All told, Klein finished his junior season with 650 all-purpose yards of offense (455 passing, 101 rushing, 94 receiving) and threw nine touchdown passes. Klein twice surpassed the 150-yard mark in passing in a game, and threw four touchdown passes against Hempfield. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry and caught 12 passes as a receiver.

Seth Lefever, Senior ATH, Columbia - He shifted from quarterback to wide receiver in Columbia’s spread offensive scheme, and put up respectable numbers as the #2 featured receiver, snaring 29 passes for 369 yards and a quartet of touchdowns, averaging 13 yards per reception. The Crimson Tide’s aerial assault in 2010 averaged more than 205 yards per game.

Shelby Wilkerson, Senior WR/DB, Central Dauphin East - A potential Division-1 prospect at wide receiver in the 2012 recruiting class, Wilkerson has received interest from programs like Cincinnati, North Carolina, Penn State, Pitt and Wisconsin. He was the featured receiver in the Panthers’ aerial assault, hauling in 11 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns, averaging more than 19 yards per catch.

Spencer Moser, Sophomore QB, Cocalico - Of all of the different Cocalico quarterbacks to line up under center last season for the District 3 Class AAA runners up, Moser finished as the overall statistical leader. He amassed 819 yards of offense (477 rushing, 342 passing) and accounted for nine total Eagle touchdowns (6 rushing, 3 passing). Moser connected on 22-of-42 passes (52.4 percent) and averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 102 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards once and ran for 100+ yards twice.

Tanner Dresch, Senior QB, Northern Lebanon - The spark of the Northern Lebanon offense, Dresch finished his junior season with more than 1,700 yards of total offense. He threw for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns against only six interceptions, completing 51-of-117 passes and added a team-leading 815 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 154 attempts. NL averaged more than 327 yards of offense per game in 2010, and Dresch accounted for an average of 176 of those total offensive yards per game.

Tanner Klinefelter, Senior QB, Red Lion - Klinefelter helped lead the Lions to a 10-win season and berth in the District 3 AAAA championship game by completing 146-of-236 passes for 1,983 yards and 22 touchdowns against five interceptions. He averaged over 140 passing yards per game and had seven games with multiple touchdown passes. Klinefelter also ran for 297 yards and five touchdowns, caught one pass for 15 yards and a touchdown and averaged 30.1 yards per punt on 53 attempts.

Tanner Link, Senior RB/LB, Dover Area - Link is a solid two-way player who made significant impacts both offensively and defensively in the Eagles’ run to a District 3 AAA playoff berth. Link ran for 1,332 yards on 157 carries and caught nine passes for 90 yards, scoring 19 total touchdowns (18 rushing). He averaged 8.4 yards per carry and 10 yards per reception, posting six 100+ yard rushing performances and two four-touchdown games (York-William Penn & Northeastern). Defensively, Link chalked up 64 tackles, an interception, three deflected passes and a fumble recovery.

Taylor Steinbauer, Senior RB/DB, Cedar Crest - The top returning target in Cedar Crest’s aerial assault in 2011, Steinbauer snagged 22 passes for 333 yards and a trio of touchdowns. He averaged 15 yards per reception.

Teddy Kolva, Senior K/P, Wyomissing - Kolva handled the placekicking chores for the Spartans last season, converting 47 extra points and four field goals. He scored 59 total points, finishing as the second-leading scorer on the Wyomissing team, trailing only outgoing FB Tyler Rank (108 points). Kolva accounted for 15.2 percent of Wyomissing’s season scoring output.

Thomas Bonitz, Senior G/MLB, Susquehannock - The leading tackler on the Warriors’ defensive unit in 2010, Bonitz finished the season with 75 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a deflected pass. He averaged 7.5 tackles per game and finished each of the Warriors’ final four games of the season with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 13 tackles in the season finale against Dover Area.

Tom Bodolus, Senior QB, Daniel Boone - A member of the Blazers’ wide receiving corps as a sophomore, he proved to be one lethal quarterback operating Daniel Boone’s balanced offensive attack. Bodolus completed 140-of-260 passes for 2,130 yards with 28 touchdowns against 16 interceptions. He threw for 100+ yards in 10 of DB’s 13 games and for 200+ in four. He finished six games with at least two touchdown passes, including three games of five scoring passes within the season’s first nine weeks. He also ran for 484 yards and six touchdowns on 160 attempts, averaging just over three yards per carry. Defensively, he posted 44 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Travis Lamereaux, Junior RB/LB, Millersburg - Lamereaux had a solid sophomore season for Millersburg, amassing 761 all-purpose yards (477 rushing, 42 receiving, 242 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven total touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 punt return). He averaged 4.7 yards per carry, 14 yards per reception, 21 yards per punt return and 14.4 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, he chipped in with 91 tackles (53 solo), six sacks, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.6 tackles per game with a pair of 13-tackle performances against East Juniata and Big Spring. Lamereaux also averaged 35.6 yards per punt on 28 boots, with nine of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Tre Brown, Sophomore QB, Milton Hershey - The second half of the Spartans’ two-quarterback platoon employed last season, Brown accumulated 608 yards of offense (441 passing, 167 rushing) and accounted for six total Milton Hershey touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing). Brown connected on 28-of-68 passes (41.4 percent) and averaged 3.2 yards per carry on 53 rushes.

Trevor Topper, Senior TE/DE, Littlestown - Topper returns to his spot along the Thunderbolts’ defensive line after posting 63 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in his junior season. He averaged 6.3 tackles per game.

Tyler Antal, Senior WR, Lebanon - In terms of yardage and receptions, Antal was the second-leading receiver in Lebanon’s air-raid offensive scheme last season. Antal hauled in 43 passes for 593 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, averaging 14 yards per reception. Antal was one of four Lebanon receivers to finish the season with at least 20 catches and one of four receivers to finish the season with more than 300 receiving yards. Of the Cedars’ 363 total offensive yards per game in 2010, 249 of them came through the aerial department.

Tyler Donahue, Senior WR/LB, Twin Valley - The featured target in the Raiders’ aerial assault last season, Donahue used his 6’1 frame to haul in 22 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 15.7 yards per reception. He finished with a season-best seven catches for 127 yards and three touchdowns against Exeter Township. Donahue also returned six kickoffs for 93 yards and recorded 25 tackles (all solo) and a fumble recovery on defense.

Tyler Fitzkee, Senior RB/LB, Bermudian Springs - Fitzkee was a wrecker on both sides of the ball for the Eagles as a junior. He finished with 1,666 all-purpose yards of offense (1,391 rushing, 275 receiving) and scored 21 total touchdowns (18 rushing). He averaged nearly 7.3 yards per carry and exactly 11 yards per reception. Defensively, Fitzkee led Bermudian in tackles with 123, adding 6.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. He posted six games with 10+ tackles. He also handled the kickoff chores for the Eagles, averaging 36 yards per boot on 58 attempts. He also converted 28 PATs and three field goals, accounting for 163 of Bermudian Springs’ 358 points scored in the 2010 season.

Tyler Harrison, Senior QB, Columbia - Statistically, Harrison had a solid junior season, leading an improved Crimson Tide football team to a 4-win season and a playoff berth. Harrison completed 153-of-252 passes for 2,112 yards with 23 touchdowns against nine interceptions, averaging more than 200 yards passing per game. Harrison also registered 304 yards and four touchdowns on the ground on 85 carries, averaging over 3.5 yards per rush attempt. He’s on pace to throw for more than 4,200 yards in his career.

Tyler Kessler, Senior RB/LB, Eastern York – A 215-pound wrecker for the Golden Knights, Kessler led the defense in tackles last season, with 65 (45 solo), an interception and a forced fumble. He played in seven games, averaging 8.1 tackles per game, including a season-best 18 stops in Eastern York’s season opener against Columbia.

Tyler Orris, Senior QB, Cedar Cliff - Orris had a solid junior season for the Colts, comprising one-half of a two-quarterback platoon that saw both field generals throw for 930+ yards. Orris was the leading passer of the duo, throwing for 1,009 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions while connecting on 54.4 percent of his passes (81-of-149). He threw for 100+ yards five times and had one game with multiple touchdown passes. For his career, Orris has thrown for 2,484 yards. He also added 175 rushing yards and a touchdown on 47 keepers.

Tyler Schmitt, Senior WR, Pequea Valley - The featured target in Pequea Valley’s potent spread-out passing oriented offense last season, Schmitt snared 75 passes for 874 yards and 12 touchdowns, leading the Braves in all three categories. He averaged more than 12 yards per catch, as well as an average of seven receptions and 87 yards per game last season.

Tyler Smith, Senior RB/DB, Delone Catholic - Smith did damage rushing, receiving, and returning kickoffs and punts for Delone Catholic, totaling 91 touches between the four statistical categories. He amassed 1,022 all-purpose yards (446 rushing, 281 receiving, 295 punt/kickoff returns) and scored 13 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 misc.). Smith averaged 6.9 yards per carry, 17.5 yards per reception, 29.5 yards per punt return and 26.2 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Smith chipped in with 45 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

Tyler Stitz, Senior WR/DB, Solanco - One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s top returning defensive backs, Stitz recorded 41 tackles (33 solo), an impressive eight interceptions and four deflected passes. He averaged 4.1 tackles and eight-tenths of an interception per game, finishing with four interceptions against Lebanon and two interceptions against Penn Manor. He was also the featured wide receiver in the Golden Mules’ Wing-T offense, hauling in 22 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 16.5 yards per catch. Stitz finished with a season-best 120 receiving yards against Conestoga Valley.

Tyler Szaflarski, Senior FB/LB, Greencastle-Antrim - A battering ram of a fullback in G-A’s punishing Wing-T offense that averaged 383 yards (311 rushing) and nearly 41 points per game, Szaflarski ran for an impressive 1,195 yards on 165 carries and caught another three passes for 41 yards, scoring 17 total touchdowns (15 rushing, 1 receiving, 1 interception return). He averaged 7.2 yards per carry and 13.7 yards per reception, running for 100+ yards in six of the Blue Devils’ 12 games. Defensively, he added 57 tackles, a sack, an interception and two deflected passes.

Tyson Hayes, Senior QB, Annville-Cleona - The Dutchmen field general didn’t have to air things out much with an offense that averaged more than 180 yards per game on the ground, but when Hayes was called upon, he was effective. Hayes finished his junior season completing 75-of-154 passes for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns against only five interceptions. He averaged more than 80 passing yards and seven completions per game.

Vic Shenoy, Senior OL, Camp Hill Trinity - A 290-pound frame on the offensive line for the Shamrocks, Shenoy helped to pave the way for a Trinity unit that averaged 392.1 yards (217.8 rushing, 174.3 passing) and 40.5 points per game. Trinity’s offense produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers and a 2,300-yard passer and scored 73 total touchdowns (48 rushing, 25 passing).

Vincent Spinelli, Senior LB, Camp Hill Trinity - Spinelli was listed as a quarterback/linebacker on Trinity’s roster last season, but he did all of his damage on the defensive side of the ball. Spinelli finished with 57 tackles (43 solo), four sacks, an interception, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He finished with a season-best 12 tackles in the District 3 AA semifinals against Bermudian Springs.

Wyatt Dungan, Junior K, Cocalico - Dungan split the kickoff chores with Kyle Felpel, averaging 40.3 yards per kick on 30 attempts, with a long of 55 yards. He also converted 46 extra points and one field goal, scoring 49 total points. He accounted for 13.1 percent of Cocalico’s season scoring output.

Xavier Baney, Junior RB, Cedar Cliff - The second-leading rusher in the Colts’ ground attack, Baney finished with 297 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 carries and caught another seven passes for 12 yards. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry and 1.7 yards per reception. Baney finished two Cedar Cliff games with at least 70 rushing yards and had three games with multiple rushing touchdowns.

Zach Hurst, Junior QB, Warwick - After losing field general Tyler Farnan in the opening game of the season against Dallastown, Hurst stepped up to take the reins of the Warriors’ offense. Aided by 2,100-yard rusher Deron Thompson, Hurst only attempted 85 passes, completing 41 of them for 678 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Hurst helped lead the Warriors to a 6-3 record for the remainder of the regular season and a berth in the District 3 AAAA playoffs opposite Central Dauphin.

Zach Smith, Junior QB, West Perry - Smith saw the bulk of the action at the helm of West Perry’s offensive attack last season, connecting on 56-of-116 passes (48.3 percent) for 889 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions. He averaged a hair under 99 passing yards per game, throwing for 100+ yards on six separate occasions and throwing multiple scoring passes in five Mustang games. Defensively, Smith also made some impact, contributing 14 tackles, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Zach Smith, OL/DL, Lower Dauphin – A returning starter from the Falcons’ offensive line a season ago, Smith helped to pave the way for a blue and white offensive unit which averaged 268.4 yards (174.2 rush, 94.2 pass) and 12.3 points per game, producing three backs with between 220 to 995 rushing yards and a 750+-yard passer. Lower Dauphin scored 16 total offensive touchdowns (14 rushing, two passing).

Zach Wilk, Junior OL, Central Dauphin - Wilk was part of a physically dominant Ram offensive line that helped pave the way for an offensive unit that averaged 345 yards (212 rushing, 133 passing) and 30.4 points per game. The Rams finished 10-3 overall, reaching the District 3 AAAA semifinals opposite Cumberland Valley. Wilk and the Rams’ line helped produce a 1,600-yard rusher (one of five backs with more than 200 rushing yards) and 1,600-yard passer and score a total of 52 total touchdowns (35 rushing, 17 passing).

Zachary Robinson, Senior OL/DL, Daniel Boone - A key returning presence in the defensive trenches for Daniel Boone, Robinson tallied 82 tackles (56 solo) and forced a fumble, averaging more than six tackles per game for the District 3 AAAA semifinalists. He was part of a Blazer defensive unit that held eight of 13 opponents to 16 points or less, with one shutout.

Zayd Issah, Junior RB, Central Dauphin - The featured tailback in Central Dauphin’s offense, Issah finished the 2010 season as District 3′s leader in rushing yards among sophomores. He ran for an impressive 1,653 yards and 21 touchdowns on 253 carries, averaging more than 6.5 yards per rush and 127 yards per game. Issah surpassed the 100-yard mark in seven games and the 200-yard mark in two. He also caught 17 passes for 152 yards (8.9 avg.) and one touchdown and returned six kickoffs for 122 yards (20.3 avg.), with a long of 30.

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Adam Bright, Senior OG/DT, Wallenpaupack Area - A force along the defensive line for the Buckhorns, Bright tallied 51 tackles (43 solo), one sack and three fumble recoveries last season. Bright averaged 5.1 tackles per game and had a pair of 10-tackle games against Pocono Mountain East and West Scranton. He was part of a Wallenpaupack defense that held two opponents to 17 points or less.

Alex Filarsky, Senior WR/S, Lakeland - A weapon in all three phases of the game for the Chiefs, Filarsky amassed 648 all-purpose yards (30 rushing, 268 receiving, 127 punt returns, 223 kickoff returns) and scored four total touchdowns, averaging three yards per carry, 13.4 yards per reception, 18.1 yards per punt return and 20.3 yards per kick return. Defensively, Filarsky was a force as a safety, tallying 35 tackles, tied for the team lead in interceptions (four), deflected four passes and recovered a fumble. On special teams, Filarsky averaged 28.3 yards per punt on 37 attempts, with nine downed inside the 20 yard line and 38.7 yards per kickoff on 46 boots, with two touchbacks.

Anthony Trotta, Senior OL/DL, Old Forge - A key returning presence on the offensive line for the Blue Devils, Trotta helped to pave the way for an Old Forge offensive unit which averaged 276.7 yards (159.3 rush, 117.4 pass) and 26.9 points per game, producing four backs with between 200 to 885 rushing yards and a 1,200-yard passer. OF scored 38 total offensive touchdowns last season (22 rushing, 16 passing), finishing 7-4 overall and reaching the District 2 Class A semifinals opposite Dunmore.

Antonio Russo, Senior RB/DB, Mid Valley - The Spartans’ leading rusher last season, Russo ran for 581 yards and three touchdowns on 129 carries and caught two passes for 16 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and eight yards per reception. He also returned 11 kickoffs for 251 yards and a touchdown, averaging 22.8 yards per return and scoring the touchdown in a loss to GAR Memorial.

Anthony Dennis, Senior OL/DL, Hanover Area - A force at defensive end for the Hawks, Dennis racked up 78 tackles (44 solo), three sacks, an interception, three deflected passes, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He averaged more than seven tackles per game, finishing two games with 11 tackles. Dennis scored his only touchdown of the year on a 45-yard fumble return against Northwest Area.

Austin Seamon, Junior RB, Dunmore - One of four Buck backs to surpass the 400-yard mark in rushing yardage last season, Seamon posted 429 yards and four touchdowns on 65 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per rush. He was part of a Dunmore offense that averaged more than 222 yards per game on the ground. Seamon also caught three passes for one yard.

Brandon Saddlemire, Senior OL, Susquehanna – A key presence in the trenches returning from a 9-2 Sabers’ team a season ago, Saddlemire helped to pave the way for a Susquehanna offensive arsenal which averaged 292.9 yards (223.7 rush, 69.2 pass) and 29.9 points per game, scoring 42 total offensive touchdowns (29 rushing, 13 passing). The Sabers’ offense included four backs with season rushing totals between 200 to 1,130 yards and a 760-yard passer.

Brandon Sales, Junior RB, Carbondale Area - The Chargers’ top returning rusher from a year ago, Sales racked up 480 yards of total offense (357 rushing, 123 receiving) and scored four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). Sales averaged 4.6 yards per carry on 77 rushes and just under 10.3 yards per catch.

Brendan Downey, Senior TB/LB, Wallenpaupack Area – The second-leading rusher in the Buckhorn’s ground attack that averaged more than 160 yards per game, Downey racked up 505 yards and five touchdowns on 80 carries and caught two passes for 24 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 12 yards per reception. He finished two games with 100+ rushing yards. Defensively, Downey tallied 81 tackles (68 solo), one sack, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, finishing games against West Scranton and Delaware Valley with 13 tackles each.

Brett Wanek, Senior WR/LB, Dallas - The second-leading tackler on the Dallas defensive unit last season, Wanek rolled to an impressive 123 total tackles, two interceptions, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 11.2 tackles per game, posting 10+ tackles in eight of the Mountaineers’ 11 games last year. He began the year with four consecutive 11-tackle games, then added a 16-tackle performance against Tunkhannock, a 15-tackle game against Crestwood and a 14-tackle game against West Scranton later in the year. Offensively, Wanek averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 29 rushes and caught 11 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown (15.5 avg.).

Brian Lalli, Senior WR, Valley View – The only Cougar wideout with more than 20 receptions last year, Lalli snared 45 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns, averaging nearly 12.7 yards per catch. He also ran for 63 yards on 14 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Defensively, Lalli recorded a pair of interceptions.

Brian Maslowski, Senior RB, Greater Nanticoke - One of the key components to the Trojans’ four-win season last year, Maslowski piled up 1,261 yards and 14 touchdowns on 207 carries, averaging just under 6.1 yards per attempt. He averaged more than 125 rushing yards per game for a Nanticoke offense that averaged more than 250 yards per game.

Bryan Schor, Junior QB, Delaware Valley - Schor posted a solid statistical season as a sophomore for the Warriors, completing 105-of-188 passes for 1,494 yards and eight touchdowns against eight interceptions. He helped lead the Warriors to a victory over El Toro HS from California in the season opener and guided DV to a berth in the District 2/4/11 AAAA playoffs. In his career, Schor has thrown for 2,134 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also added 58 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 38 keepers last season.

Buddy Shutlock, Junior OL/DL, Dallas - A force in the defensive trenches for Dallas, Shutlock had a respectable sophomore season, totaling 64 total tackles, one sack and a deflected pass. He averaged 5.8 tackles per game, including a season-high 11 stops against Wyoming Valley West.

Caleb Darling, Senior QB, Lackawanna Trail – The field general operating the reins of the Lions’ offense, Darling amassed 607 total yards of offense (490 passing, 117 rushing) and threw four touchdown passes. He completed 50-of-112 passes (44.6 percent), but threw eight interceptions. Darling averaged more than 2.1 yards per carry on 55 carries.

Chris Cicilioni, Senior OL/DL, Valley View - A force along the defensive line for the Cougars, Cicilioni had himself a solid junior season. Through Valley View’s first nine games, the 6’2, 220-pound athlete racked up 56 tackles (51 solo), a team-best seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal. Cicilioni averaged 6.2 tackles per game and had two games with at least two sacks.

Chris Merenich, Senior FB/LB, Mid Valley – The leading returning tackler to the Mid Valley defense, Merenich registered 84 tackles (71 solo), an interception, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, averaging 8.4 tackles per game. He finished with a season-best 16 tackles against Western Wayne and had 11 tackles each against Lackawanna Trail and Susquehanna. Offensively, Merenich totaled 198 yards of offense (150 rushing, 48 receiving), averaging 11.5 yards per carry and 12 yards per rush. He scored a rushing touchdown against Montrose.

Christopher Yurechko, Senior RB, Dunmore - A threat both on the ground and catching passes, Yurechko chalked up 493 total yards of offense (415 rushing, 78 receiving) and scored four rushing touchdowns for the Bucks. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception. Yurechko was one of four Dunmore backs to surpass the 400-yard mark in rushing yards last season. Three of those four backs return in 2011.

Cody Delfino, Junior TE, Lakeland – One of three Chief receivers with more than 10 catches on the season, Delfino hauled in 11 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown, averaging 14.7 yards per reception. He also was utilized as a blocker in Lakeland’s offensive scheme which averaged 319.4 yards (241.6 rushing, 77.8 passing) and 27.1 points per game. Lakeland, which reached the District 2 AA championship game opposite GAR Memorial, produced five backs with between 220 to 850 rushing yards and a pair of 250+-yard passers, scoring 40 total offensive touchdowns (36 rushing, four passing).

Connor Decker, Junior TE, Delaware Valley – One of five Warrior players to finish the season with at least 13 receptions, Decker was the only one of the quintet to break the 20-reception mark. Decker snared 27 passes for 538 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Warriors, averaging 19.9 yards per reception.

Corey Kelly, Senior WR/DB, West Scranton - A force in the defensive backfield for the Invaders, Kelly tallied 47 tackles (26 solo), two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 4.3 tackles per game and finished with a season-best 15 stops in a West Scranton victory against North Pocono.

Daiquon Buckley, Sophomore RB, Dunmore – The featured back in Dunmore’s ground attack that averaged more than 222 yards per game, Buckley had an outstanding freshman season, finishing with 1,111 yards and 14 touchdowns on 177 carries, averaging nearly 6.3 yards per carry. Buckley is on pace to finish his career with more than 4,400 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns.

Dan Repshis, Senior ATH, West Scranton - Repshis handled the vast majority of the kickoff chores for West Scranton last season, booting 57 kickoffs for an average of 39.2 yards, with a pair of touchbacks. He posted a kickoff long of at least 50 yards in six of the Invaders’ 12 games. Also utilized in limited action offensively, Repshis recorded 53 all-purpose yards (28 rushing).

Dante Pasqualichio, Junior QB, Abington Heights - One half of a two-quarterback rotation for the Comets last season, Pasqualichio completed 46-of-79 passes for 619 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions, finishing with a completion percentage of 58.2. #9 threw for 100+ yards in three games, including a season-best 179 yards against Scranton Prep and 168 yards and two scores against West Scranton in the District 2 AAA championship game.

Darrell Crawford, Senior QB/DB, GAR Memorial – One half of the Grenadiers’ pair of 1,000-yard rushers last season, Crawford ran for 1,285 yards and threw for 590 more, accounting for 22 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 4 passing, 4 misc.). Crawford averaged 8.1 yards per carry on 158 rushes, completed 35-of-89 passes (39.3 percent) and finished eight of GAR’s 13 games with more than 100 rushing yards. Defensively, Crawford was also a weapon, recording 47 tackles (33 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

David Gawlas, Senior WR, Holy Redeemer – One of the featured targets in the Royals’ aerial assault that averaged more than 155 yards per game, Gawlas totaled 570 yards of offense (138 rushing, 432 receiving) and scored four touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 passing). He averaged more than 2.6 yards per carry and led the team in receptions, with 33. Gawlas averaged more than 13 yards per catch.

DeVaughn Chollette, Senior WR/DB, West Scranton - The Invaders’ leading returning rusher from a season ago, Chollette registered 708 yards and six touchdowns on 133 carries and caught another seven passes for 72 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 5.3 yards per carry and 10.3 yards per reception. He twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game, including a season-best 191 yards in the District 2 AAA playoffs against Dallas. Defensively, Chollette chalked up 92 tackles (48 solo) and recovered three fumbles, posting three performances of 12+ tackles, including a season-best 16 tackles against Eastern Conference AAA champion Valley View.

Dwayne Wright, Senior RB/DB, GAR Memorial – The third-leading rusher for the Grenadiers last season, Wright ran for 280 yards and five touchdowns on just 39 carries, averaging 7.1 yards per rush. He finished three games with at least 63 rushing yards and two games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Wright also made some contributions from his spot in GAR’s defensive backfield, totaling 35 tackles (24 solo), two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Eric Kerr, Sophomore WR, Holy Redeemer - Kerr was one of three Holy Redeemer receivers to record 25 or more receptions and 350 or more receiving yards in 2010, and he had quite a productive sophomore season. He snagged 28 passes for 517 yards and scored three touchdowns, averaging more than 18.4 yards per catch. Kerr also completed 2-of-4 passes for 24 yards and had two carries for the Royals.

Eric Laytos, Senior FB, Lackawanna Trail - The featured tailback on the Lackawanna Trail offense last season, Laytos ran for 1,021 yards and 13 touchdowns on 248 carries and caught another seven passes for 55 yards. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry and more than 7.8 yards per reception. As a team as a whole, Lackawanna Trail registered 21 touchdowns on the ground last year – with Laytos accounting for nearly 62 percent of that amount.

Eugene Lewis, Senior ATH, Wyoming Valley West - A true dual-threat type of quarterback, Lewis has amassed quite the amount of Division-1 interest and offers, from programs like Boston College, Maryland, Louisville, Pitt and Rutgers. Lewis amassed 2,424 yards of offense (1,179 rushing, 1,245 passing) and accounted for 29 total touchdowns (18 rushing, 11 passing). #7 averaged 5.5 yards per carry on 211 rushes and completed 68-of-133 passes. As a sophomore, Lewis accounted for more than 750 receiving yards.

Felix Dolman, Junior RB/LB, Dallas - Dolman was a wrecker from his position at linebacker for Dallas, amassing 47 total tackles , six sacks, a deflected pass and a forced fumble. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game for the Mountaineers, putting up a solid 10-tackle, three-sack performance against Pittston Area. Dolman also had 10 tackles against Berwick.

F.J. Constantino, Senior OL, Dallas - A returning starter from the Mountaineers’ 10-1 team a season ago, Constantino helped to pave the way for a Dallas offensive unit which averaged 316.6 yards (178 rush, 138.6 pass) and 26.3 points per game, reaching the District 2 AAA semifinals opposite West Scranton. Dallas’ offensive weaponry included four backs with between 230 to 720 rushing yards and a 1,490-yard passer, scoring 42 total touchdowns (24 rushing, 18 passing).

Garrett Artsma, Senior FB/LB, Dallas - Artsma only played in eight games for Dallas during the Mounts’ 10-1 season last year, but he made the most of the time, finishing with 78 total tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. He averaged 9.8 tackles per game, finishing five games with 11+ tackles, including a season-best 16 tackles against Crestwood.

Greg Price, Senior RB, Susquehanna - Price was the second-leading rusher on the Sabers’ team that went 9-2 and earned a berth in the District 2 Class AA playoffs last season. He ran for 575 yards and five touchdowns on 78 carries, averaging more than 7.3 yards per carry. Price also caught a pair of passes for 16 yards.

Gunner Majer, Senior QB, Northwest Area - Majer helped lead the Rangers to a five-win season and berth in the District 2 Class A playoffs. He completed 59-of-141 passes for 693 yards and six touchdowns against 6 interceptions, completing nearly 42 percent of his passes. The Northwest field general also scored one rushing touchdown on 36 keepers.

J.J. Fives, Senior TE/WR, Scranton Prep – One of the featured athletes in the Cavaliers’ offensive attack, Fives accounted for 637 total yards of offense (492 rushing, 145 receiving) and scored six total touchdowns (5 rushing, 1 receiving). Fives was Scranton Prep’s leading rusher last season, averaging 3.9 yards per carry on 125 rushes and just under 9.1 yards per reception on 16 catches.

Jack Williams, Senior QB, North Pocono – Williams helped lead the Trojans to the District 2 AAA playoffs by completing 52-of-97 passes for 714 yards and three touchdowns against four interceptions. He completed 53.6 percent of his passes. Williams also scored one rushing touchdown on 51 keepers.

Jared Novitski, Senior QB, Lake-Lehman - Novitski helped lead the Black Knights to a seven-game winning streak and a berth in the District 2 AA playoffs by completing 101-of-183 passes for 1,329 yards and nine touchdowns and added four rushing touchdowns on 86 keepers. Novitski also converted 26-of-28 extra points and one field goal, accounting for 53 total points for the Black Knights last year.

Jared Pierce, Senior QB, Berwick Area - One of the top returning passers in District 2, Pierce connected on 131-of-236 passes for 1,696 yards and 18 touchdowns against 15 interceptions and added 321 rushing yards and eight scores on 123 carries. He completed 55.5 percent of his passes and averaged 2.6 yards per carry. Pierce has thrown for just over 2,600 yards in his career, and is on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards in his career. He helped lead Berwick to five wins over their final seven games and earn a berth in the Eastern Conference AAA championship game opposite Valley View.

Jason Simonovich, Junior WR/DB, Dallas - The second-leading receiver in the Mountaineers’ aerial assault that averaged more than 140 yards per game in 2010, Simonovich hauled in 17 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns, averaging more than 18 yards per catch. He had a game to remember against Pocono Mountain East, finishing with six catches for 138 yards and one touchdown. Simonovich finished one other game (Williamsport, a 52-43 Dallas victory) with more than 95 receiving yards.

Jeremy Freeman, Senior RB, Berwick Area - The featured running back in Berwick’s offense, Freeman rang up 926 yards and three touchdowns on 179 carries and caught another 13 passes for 191 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 14.7 yards per catch. Between rushing and receiving yards combined, Freeman averaged more than 93 total yards per game.

Jeremy Roberts, Senior OL/DL, Dallas - A force along the Mountaineers’ defensive line, Roberts tallied 65 total tackles, one sack, two deflected passes and a forced fumble. He averaged 5.9 tackles per game, posting a season-high 10 stops against Crestwood.

Jim Roccograndi, Senior FB/LB, Dallas – Roccograndi only played in eight games for the Mountaineers as a junior, but he had quite a solid season, amassing 102 total tackles, two sacks and three fumble recoveries. He averaged 12.8 tackles per game, finishing five of eight games with 13+ tackles, including 18-tackle performances against Berwick and Crestwood and 16 tackles against Wyoming Valley West. Offensively, Roccograndi toted the rock 37 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry.

Joe Dolan, Senior OL, Abington Heights - Dolan helped to pave the way for a very productive offensive unit belonging to the District 2 AAA champion Comets, providing blocking for a pair of 1,300+-yard rushers and two 600+-yard passers in an AH offensive arsenal that averaged 389.6 yards (267.3 rush, 122.3 pass) and 34.5 points per game, scoring 52 total offensive touchdowns (41 rushing, 11 passing).

Joe Gigliotti, Junior QB, Carbondale Area - Gigliotti went through some growing pains in his sophomore season for the Chargers, completing 61-of-142 passes for 799 yards and five touchdowns against 13 interceptions, finishing with a completion percentage of 42.9. He also recorded 57 quarterback keepers, but didn’t score any rushing touchdowns.

Joe Ksiazkiewicz, Senior QB, Hanover Area - Ksiazkiewicz had a solid junior season, in part because the burden of needing to air out the rock was allieviated by the presence of 2,500-yard rusher Andrew Fogartch. #6 completed 35-of-94 passes for 763 yards and seven touchdowns against four interceptions and added a pair of rushing touchdowns on 46 keepers. He threw for 100+ yards in a game three times last season, including a 211-yard performance against Mid Valley and 151 yards and two scoring passes against Wyoming Area in the Eastern Conference AA playoffs.

Joe McCarthy, Senior ATH, Scranton – A real weapon in the Knights’ offensive scheme, McCarthy finished the 2010 season with 1,379 total yards of offense (665 rushing, 264 receiving, 450 passing) and had a hand in 14 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 3 receiving, 3 passing). McCarthy averaged 4.8 yards per carry, finishing as the Knights’ leading rusher. He also averaged 20.3 yards per reception and completed 40-of-82 passes.

Joe Merli, Senior RB, Holy Cross - One of the keys to the Crusaders’ three-pronged rushing attack that averaged more than 200 yards per game en route to a berth in the Eastern Conference Class A championship game, Merli ran for 786 yards and 10 touchdowns on 110 carries and caught two passes for 10 yards. He averaged more than 7.1 yards per carry and finished second on the team in rushing yards.

John Karazia, Senior OL/DL, Wilkes-Barre Coughlin - A key returning presence to the Crusaders’ offensive line, Karazia helped to pave the way for a Coughlin offensive unit which averaged 236.5 yards (199 rush, 37.5 pass) and 18.7 points per game, en route to the Eastern Conference AAA semifinals opposite Valley View. The Crusaders produced a pair of 700+-yard rushers and two quarterbacks with between 120 to 285 passing yards and scored 23 total offensive touchdowns last season – 19 rushing, four passing.

Jordan Dempsey, Senior QB, Dunmore - Dempsey helped lead the Bucks to a seven-win season and berth in the District 2 Class A championship game opposite eventual PIAA runner-up Riverside. He completed 69-of-125 passes for 942 yards and 10 touchdowns against seven interceptions, connecting on 55.2 percent of his passes. Dempsey also added two rushing touchdowns on 38 keepers.

Jordan Houseman, Junior WR, Pittston Area - The featured target in the Patriots’ aerial assault that averaged just under 90 yards per game, Houseman corralled 41 passes for 539 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 13.1 yards per catch. He also registered 60 rushing yards and one touchdown on 10 carries, finishing as the Patriots’ third-leading rusher.

Jordan Nicholoff, Senior OL/DL, Holy Cross - The Crusaders boasted quite the run-centric offensive unit a season ago, and Nicholoff helped to pave the way for the Holy Cross ground-and-pound offense which averaged 245.1 yards (220.8 rushing, 24.3 passing) and 20.6 points per game, producing three backs with season rushing totals between 760 and 1,020 yards. Holy Cross scored 33 offensive touchdowns – 31 rushing, two passing – in 2010.

Joseph Ingaglio, Senior OL/LB, Western Wayne - A force at linebacker for the Wildcats last season, Ingaglio registered 74 tackles (45 solo), 2.5 sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 7.4 tackles per game, finishing with a season-best 14 stops in a game against Holy Cross.

Joseph Parsnik, Senior RB, Wilkes-Barre Coughlin - The key returning athlete to the Crusaders, Parsnik amassed 1,288 yards of total offense in 2010 (1,104 rushing, 45 receiving, 129 passing) and had a hand in 14 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 1 receiving, 1 passing). Parsnik averaged 5.6 yards per carry, 15 yards per reception and completed 7-of-24 passes. Coughlin finished the season with five victories and earned a berth in the Eastern Conference AAA playoffs.

Justin Barber, Junior OL/DL, Lackawanna Trail – Barber helped to pave the way for a Lions’ offensive unit which averaged 226.6 yards (169.3 rush, 57.3 pass) and 22 points per game last season, producing two backs with at least 330 rushing yards and a 490-yard passer, scoring 26 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 5 passing).

Keifer Rogers, Senior RB/LB, Dallas - One of the keys to the Dallas linebacking corps, Rogers accumulated 86 total tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.6 tackles per game. He had a season high 14 tackles against Wyoming Valley West and followed that performance up the following week with a 12-tackle game against Crestwood. All told, Rogers had four total games of 10+ tackles for Dallas.

Kota Kishel, Junior WR, Crestwood - The favorite target of career 2,800-yard passer Nick Aigeldinger last season, Kishel snagged a team-best 24 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 17.3 yards per reception.

Kyle Kiehart, Junior QB, Lakeland - A dual-threat athlete at the helm of a Chiefs’ offense that averaged 27 points per game last year, Kiehart tallied 1,005 yards of offense (703 passing, 302 rushing) and had a hand in four total touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing). Kiehart completed 51.5 percent of his passes (52-of-101) and averaged just under 4.1 yards per carry on 75 rushes. He threw for 130+ yards twice and ran for 70+ yards on two occasions as well. Defensively, Kiehart chalked up 24 tackles, one sack, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery.

Kyle Walsh, Senior TE, Riverside – The top returning receiver from the Vikings’ aerial assault that rang up almost 2,000 yards last season, Walsh snared 14 passes for 209 yards and a trio of touchdowns, averaging just over 14.9 yards per catch. The Viking tight end had quite a coming-out party in the PIAA finals against Clairton, surpassing the 100-yard mark in receiving yards and scoring a touchdown on a 60-yard reception.

Laquan Jackson, Senior DL, Riverside - A key returner from the Riverside defensive line a season ago, Jackson had a solid season, racking up 48 tackles (42 solo), 6.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He averaged 4.2 tackles per game.

Liam Callejas, Junior QB, Valley View - The field general at the controls of the Cougars’ offensive unit last season, Callejas completed 92-of-153 passes for 1,043 yards and eight touchdowns against eight interceptions. Callejas connected on 60.1 percent of his passes and averaged just under 87 passing yards per game. He also recorded three rushing touchdowns on 68 keepers.

Louis Febbo, Senior RB, Old Forge - One of four Blue Devil backs to finish the 2010 season with more than 200 yards rushing, Febbo was the leader by quite a margin, running for 885 yards and nine touchdowns on 204 carries and catching nine passes for an additional 55 yards. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and 6.1 yards per reception.

Luke Seaberg, Senior QB, Tunkhannock – The field general operating the reins of the Tigers’ offense, Seaberg connected on 48-of-107 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns, finishing with a completion percentage of 44.8. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 25 keepers.

Malcolm Sweeting, Senior ATH, West Scranton – A key performer in all three phases of the game for the District 2 AAA runners-up, Sweeting had himself quite the solid junior season, amassing 1,396 all-purpose yards (6 passing, 45 rushing, 813 receiving, 191 punt returns, 341 kickoff returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (8 receiving, 1 kickoff return). Sweeting was West Scranton’s leading receiver, averaging 17.3 yards per catch and finishing four games with more than 100 receiving yards. He also averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and 24.3 yards per kick return. Defensively, Sweeting posted 26 tackles (20 solo), a team-best five interceptions and seven deflected passes.

Mark Ranaudo, Senior OL, Delaware Valley - Ranaudo helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 285.1 yards (144.9 rush, 140.2 pass) and 23.4 points per game, producing three backs with at least 200 rushing yards and a 1,490-yard passer. Delaware Valley scored 34 total offensive touchdowns in 2010 (26 rushing, eight passing).

Mark Soltis, Senior OL, Valley View - A key returning presence in the trenches for the Eastern Conference AAA champion Cougars, Soltis helped to pave the way for a Valley View offensive unit which averaged 287.8 yards (200.3 rush, 87.5 pass) and 20.2 points per game, producing a pair of backs with between 400 to 1,600 yards and a 1,000-yard passer. The Cougars scored 33 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, eight passing).

Marshall Kupinski, Junior RB, Scranton Prep – The second-leading rusher in the Cavaliers’ offensive scheme, Kupinski ran for 385 yards and six touchdowns on 96 carries and caught three passes for 57 yards, averaging just under 4.1 yards per carry and 19 yards per reception. Kupinski’s six rushing scores accounted for half of Scranton Prep’s season total of rushing touchdowns.

Martin Steve, Senior OL, Hanover Area - An imposing figure in the trenches and one of the anchors of Hawkeyes’ offensive line, Steve helped to pave the way for a Hanover Area offensive unit which averaged 336.6 yards (267 rush, 69.6 pass) and 30.3 points per game en route to the Eastern Conference AA semifinals opposite Wyoming Area. Steve helped to pave the way for 2,500-yard rusher Andrew Forgatch as well as a 760-yard passer. The Hawkeyes scored 46 total offensive touchdowns (39 rushing, seven passing).

Martin Strenk, Junior RB, Delaware Valley - The second-leading rusher for the Warriors behind 979-yard back Chris Cohen, Strenk ran for 256 yards and scored six touchdowns on 60 carries, averaging just under 4.3 yards per carry.

Matt Aten, Senior TE, Lackawanna Trail – Aten was utilized both as a receiver and a blocker in the Lions’ offense. As a blocker, Aten helped to pave the way for a Lions’ offensive unit which averaged 226.6 yards (169.3 rush, 57.3 pass) and 22 points per game last season, producing two backs with at least 330 rushing yards and a 490-yard passer, scoring 26 total offensive touchdowns (21 rushing, 5 passing). As a receiver, Aten hauled in eight passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, averaging 17 yards per reception.

Matt Reams, Senior OL, Wyoming Valley West - Reams helped to pave the way for a Valley West offensive unit which averaged 345.6 yards (230.7 rush, 114.9 pass) and 28 points per game, reaching the District 2/4/11 AAAA subregional quarterfinals opposite Whitehall. The Spartans produced three backs with at least 350 yards and a quarterback who both passed and ran for more than 1,000 yards each. WVW scored 42 total offensive touchdowns (31 rushing, 11 passing).

Matt Riggi, Senior FB/LB, Abington Heights - The top returning defensive weapon from the Comets’ 12-1, District 2 AAA championship team last year, Riggi chalked up 103 tackles (67 solo), four sacks and deflected a pass. He averaged 7.9 tackles per game, finishing four of AH’s 13 games with double-digit tackle totals. Riggi posted his best statistical game in the Comets’ Homecoming game against North Pocono, recording 10 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Mike Galantini, Senior OL, Valley View - A key returning presence in the trenches for the Eastern Conference AAA champion Cougars, Galantini helped to pave the way for a Valley View offensive unit which averaged 287.8 yards (200.3 rush, 87.5 pass) and 20.2 points per game, producing a pair of backs with between 400 to 1,600 yards and a 1,000-yard passer. The Cougars scored 33 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, eight passing).

Mike Pietrowski, Senior OL/DL, Riverside - Pietrowski helped to pave the way for one of the most productive offensive units in all of District 2 last season, regardless of classification. The Viking senior-to-be was a part of the offensive line that helped to pave the way for an offensive arsenal which averaged 353.9 yards (213.2 rush, 140.7 pass) and 36.3 points per game en route to the PIAA Class A championship game opposite Clairton. The Vikings produced four backs with between 360 and 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 2,100-yard passer, scoring 82 total offensive touchdowns (51 rushing, 31 passing).

Nathan Clark, Senior RB, Montrose - The second-leading rusher in the Meteors’ run-centric offense that averaged more than 170 yards per game, Clark accumulated 626 yards and three touchdowns on 144 carries. Clark averaged more than 4.3 yards per carry. He accounted for 25 percent of Montrose’s rushing touchdowns last season.

Nicholas Dranchak, Junior ATH, Riverside – In limited action on the offensive side of the ball, Dranchak tallied 351 total yards of offense (135 rushing, 117 receiving, 99 passing) and accounted for five total touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 passing). He averaged more than 4.6 yards per carry, 19.5 yards per reception, and completed 6-of-20 passes.

Nick Aigeldinger, Senior QB, Crestwood – A dual-threat athlete for the Comets, Aigeldinger amassed 1,964 yards of offense (1,314 passing, 650 rushing) and had a hand in 23 total touchdowns (13 passing, 10 rushing). Aigeldinger completed 99-of-180 passes (55 percent) and averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 137 rushes.

Nick O’Brien, Junior ATH, Wyoming Area - O’Brien had quite the solid sophomore season for the green and gold, amassing 1,273 total yards of offense (1,035 rushing, 174 receiving, 64 passing) and accounted for 22 total touchdowns (17 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 passing). O’Brien completed 3-of-14 passes and averaged 5.7 yards per carry on 181 rushes and 11.6 yards per catch on 15 receptions. For his career, O’Brien has run for more than 1,400 yards.

Nick Shelley, Senior RB/WR, Lake-Lehman - The top returning rusher in the Black Knights’ offensive scheme, Shelley ran for 683 yards and six touchdowns on 104 carries and caught another 22 passes for 277 yards and two additional touchdowns. He averaged just under 6.6 yards per carry and 12.6 yards per reception.

Noe Herrera, Senior K, West Scranton – The Invaders’ primary place kicker, Herrera converted 42 extra points, accounting for 42 of West Scranton’s 384 points last year (10.9 percent). Herrera went a perfect 7-for-7 on extra points against Dallas and a perfect 5-for-5 against Wallenpaupack Area and Valley View.

Nyeem Wartman, Senior TE/LB, Valley View - A lethal two-way threat for the Cougars, Wartman is a potential Division-1 prospect who already boasts several verbal scholarship offers from programs like North Carolina State and Boston College, among others. Defensively, Wartman posted 115 tackles, averaging just under 10 tackles per game. From his tight end spot on offense, he snagged 13 passes for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging more than 17 yards per catch.

Parrish Bennett, Junior ATH, Hanover Area – An all-around type of athlete for the Hawks, Bennett rang up 373 all-purpose yards (63 rushing, 100 receiving, 201 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three total touchdowns (2 receiving, 1 fumble return). Bennett averaged 4.8 yards per carry, 50 yards per reception and 16.9 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Bennett was a weapon in the Hawks’ defensive backfield, totaling 26 tackles, three interceptions, three deflected passes, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Pat Fricke, Senior WR, Scranton Prep - One of four Cavalier receivers with a double-digit number of catches, Fricke led the way, grabbing 19 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns, averaging just over 15.9 yards per catch.

Pat Ingulli, Senior WR/DB, Wallenpaupack Area - The feature running back in the Buckhorns’ run-centric offensive attack that averaged more than 230 yards per game, Inguilli ran for 773 yards and eight touchdowns on 142 carries and caught another three passes for 11 yards. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry and 3.7 yards per reception. Defensively, Inguilli recorded 39 tackles (35 solo), one interception and five deflected passes. He returned the interception 59 yards for a touchdown against West Scranton.

Pat Jeffers, Senior RB/LB, Valley View – One of District 2′s top returning rushers from a season ago, Jeffers racked up an impressive 1,695 yards and 17 touchdowns on 282 carries, averaging just over six yards per carry for the Eastern Conference AAA champion Cougars. For his career, Jeffers has run for more than 2,300 yards, and has a chance to surpass the 4,000-yard rushing mark for his career. Jeffers also caught five passes for 24 yards and one additional touchdown.

Paul Brace, Senior ATH, Dallas - A multi-purpose offensive weapon for the Mountaineers, Brace finished a solid junior season with 1,299 total yards of offense (91 passing, 407 rushing, 801 receiving) and had a hand in 16 total touchdowns (9 receiving, 5 rushing, 2 receiving). Brace completed 2-of-3 passes and did not throw an interception; averaged 8.1 yards per carry on 50 rushes; and hauled in a total of 47 passes for an average of more than 17 yards per catch. Brace ran for 100+ yards once and had three games of 100+ receiving yards; six games with five or more catches; and nine total games with 55+ receiving yards. Defensively, Brace recorded 74 total tackles and deflected 11 passes.

Pete Murazzi, Junior RB/K, Lackawanna Trail – Murazzi handled the placekicking chores for the Lions last season, converting 11 extra points and 7-of-8 field goal attempts. He scored 39 total points for LT. Offensively, Murazzi posted 71 yards on 33 carries and scored one touchdown, averaging more than 2.1 yards per carry.

Robbie Siclari, Junior RB, Western Wayne – Almost an equal threat as a rusher and receiver, Siclari recorded 624 yards of offense (314 rushing, 310 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns (4 rushing, 3 receiving). Siclari averaged 7.1 yards per carry and just under 19.4 yards per reception. Defensively, Siclari recorded 77 tackles (52 solo), an interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also returned 17 combined kickoffs and punts for 489 yards, averaging 25.8 yards per punt return and 31.3 yards per kickoff return.

Robert Heyen, Senior RB, Holy Cross - The feature back in Holy Cross’ three-headed monster rushing attack, Heyen posted a solid junior season, racking up 1,020 yards and 14 touchdowns on 178 carries and adding another six receptions for 48 yards. He averaged just over 5.7 yards per carry and eight yards per reception. Heyen was the Crusaders’ second-leading receiver in both number of receptions and receiving yards, accounting for nearly 25 percent of HC’s receptions on the season. Defensively, Heyen posted a pair of interceptions, returning both for touchdowns.

Ron Tomasetti, Junior WR/CB, Mid Valley - The featured receiver in the Spartans’ aerial assault that averaged just under 78 yards per game, Tomasetti caught 29 passes for 502 yards and five touchdowns, averaging more than 17 yards per reception. Tomasetti finished three games with five or more catches and five games with more than 65 receiving yards. Defensively, Tomasetti recorded 25 tackles (22 solo) and recovered a fumble.

Ryan Nichols, Senior RB/CB, Lakeland - The featured back in a potent Chiefs’ ground attack that averaged more than 241 yards per game, Nichols ran for 851 yards and eight touchdowns and caught another seven passes for 91 yards, averaging 7.4 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception. Nichols finished four Lakeland games with at least 119 rushing yards and had two games with multiple rushing touchdowns. He also returned seven punts for 25 yards and 11 kickoffs for 266 yards and one touchdown (against Scranton Prep). Nichols also converted 31 extra points for the Chiefs, scoring a total of 89 of Lakeland’s 325 points last season (27.4 percent).

Shakir Soto, Junior OL/DL, GAR Memorial - One of the key contributors along the GAR defensive line, Soto had quite the solid sophomore season, racking up 97 tackles (54 solo), eight sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He averaged 8.1 tackles per game, finishing four games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 16 tackles and three sacks against Hanover Area and 10 tackles and three sacks against Greater Nanticoke.

Shallek Powell, Senior WR/DB, GAR Memorial - A key weapon in the Grenadiers’ defensive backfield, Powell registered 49 tackles (35 solo), four interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. He averaged 4.1 tackles per game. Offensively, Powell amassed 311 total yards (57 rushing, 254 receiving) and scored three total touchdowns (1 rushing, 2 receiving). Powell averaged 5.7 yards per carry and 18.1 yards per reception.

Steve Camasta, Senior OL, Wallenpaupack Area – One of the key returnees in the trenches from the Buckhorns’ offensive line a season ago, Camasta helped to pave the way for a unit which averaged 239 yards (159.8 rush, 79.2 pass) and 22 points per game, producing two 500+-yard rushers and two 200+-yard passers. Wallenpaupack Area scored 26 total offensive touchdowns last year – 21 rushing, five passing.

Tony Morgante, Senior OL, Crestwood – The Comets’ top returning offensive lineman, Morgante helped to pave the way for a Crestwood offensive arsenal which averaged 305 yards (173.6 rush, 131.4 pass) and 21.5 points per game. The Comets featured three backs with season rushing totals between 250 to 650 yards and a 1,300-yard passer. Crestwood scored 32 total offensive touchdowns (19 rushing, 13 passing).

Tyler Armillay, Sophomore OL/DL, Riverside - Armillay helped to pave the way for a Viking offense that produced a pair of 1,000 yards rushers and four total backs with between 360 and 1,200 rushing yards; a 2,100-yard passer and a unit that scored 82 total touchdowns (51 rushing, 31 passing). The Vikings averaged more than 300 yards and 36.3 points per game last season. Defensively, Armillay was part of a Viking unit (including reserves) that held eight opponents to 14 points or less, with four shutouts, including consecutive playoff shutouts of Southern Columbia and Schuylkill Haven.

Tyler Brady, Junior RB/OLB, Lakeland - The third-leading rusher in Lakeland’s potent rushing offense, Brady racked up 538 yards and seven touchdowns on 96 carries and caught one pass for 14 yards. Brady averaged 5.6 yards per carry and had a pair of 100-yard rushing performances against Carbondale and Western Wayne. Defensively, Brady added 33 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Tyler Hinkley, Senior RB, Holy Cross – The third part of the equation in the Crusaders’ rushing attack, Hinkley ran for 765 yards and seven touchdowns on 172 carries and also caught two passes for 11 yards. He averaged 4.4 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per reception.

Tyler Kapinus, Senior FB/LB, Valley View - The second-leading rusher for the Cougars last season, Kapinus tallied 425 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 76 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He also caught six passes for 38 yards. Defensively, through the Cougars’ first 10 games, Kapinus recorded 66 tackles (60 solo).

Tyler Rakausas, Senior TE/LB, West Scranton – One of the keys in the Invaders’ linebacking corps a season ago, Rakausas amassed 66 tackles (34 solo), one sack and one forced fumble, averaging six tackles per game. He finished with a pair of 10-tackle games against Dunmore and Delaware Valley.

Will McLaughlin, Senior WR/DB, Wallenpaupack Area - One of the featured targets in the Buckhorns’ seldom-utilized passing attack, McLaughlin snared 17 passes for 371 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging more than 21.8 yards per catch. He finished four of Wallenpaupack’s 10 games with at least 50 receiving yards. Defensively, McLaughlin recorded 21 tackles (18 solo), an interception, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

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A.J. Garboski, Senior LB, Council Rock North - The leading tackler on Council Rock North’s defensive unit last season, Garboski registered 86 tackles (47 solo), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 10.8 tackles per game. He posted four games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 16-tackle performances against Hatboro-Horsham and Harry S. Truman.

Alec McQuiston, Senior QB/DB, Phoenixville - A key two-way returner for the Phantoms, McQuiston was a player both offensively and defensively. A dual-threat field general, McQuiston amassed 912 yards of offense (473 passing, 439 rushing) and had a hand in six total Phoenixville touchdowns (five passing, one rushing). McQuiston connected on 34-of-77 passes (44.3 percent) and averaged 3.5 yards per carry on 125 rushes. Defensively, McQuiston posted 76 tackles (all solo), one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.3 tackles per game.

Alex McKenzie, Junior OL, Neshaminy - A key contributor to the Redskins’ offensive line last season, McKenzie was one of several athletes who saw significant action in the trenches for a Neshaminy offensive unit which averaged 333.1 yards (198.9 rush, 134.2 pass) and 30.2 points per game, reaching the District 1 AAAA championship game opposite North Penn. McKenzie helped to pave the way for a Redskin offensive arsenal which featured three backs with between 490 to 1,080 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and an 1,800-yard passer. Neshaminy scored 61 total offensive touchdowns (42 rushing, 19 passing).

Andrew Cohen, Senior OL/DL, Council Rock South - Cohen was one of the contributors to a Golden Hawk offensive line which averaged 313.3 yards (278.1 rush, 35.2 pass) and 31 points per game en route to the District 1 AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn. The Golden Hawks’ offensive arsenal produced five backs with between 220 to 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 450-yard passer, scoring 55 total offensive touchdowns (49 rushing, six passing). Defensively, Cohen tallied 65 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Andrew Derr, Senior QB, Upper Dublin - A first team Suburban One League American Conference selection at quarterback, Derr connected on 102-of-171 passes (59.6 percent) for 1,428 yards and 13 touchdowns against three interceptions, throwing for 100+ yards in nine of 10 games and finishing six of those games with multiple touchdown passes. Derr has thrown for more than 2,300 yards in the last two seasons and has an outside chance to reach 4,000 passing yards for his career, depending on the length of the Cardinals’ 2011 season. He also added 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 44 rushing attempts, averaging 3.7 yards per carry.

Andrew Scanlan, Senior WR/DB, Spring-Ford - The featured target in a Rams’ aerial assault which averaged more than 145 yards per game in 2010, Scanlan hauled in a team-leading 38 passes for 738 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 19.4 yards per reception. Scanlan finished seven of 12 games with three or more catches, three games with 100+ receiving yards and one game with multiple receiving touchdowns. He also returned nine kickoffs for 196 yards, averaging 21.8 yards per return.

Anthony Alimenti, Senior RB/DB, Council Rock South – A veteran to the Golden Hawks’ defensive backfield, Alimenti posted 44 tackles (23 solo), a team-best five interceptions, six deflected passes and two fumble recoveries, averaging four tackles per game. He posted a pair of interceptions against Central Bucks East. Also, in limited offensive action, Alimenti ran for 76 yards and one touchdown on eight carries, averaging 9.5 yards per rush attempt.

Anthony Delegall, Senior RB, Wissahickon - The Trojans’ top returning rusher and one of the team’s key offensive catalysts, Delegall ran for 971 yards and 10 touchdowns on 148 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry for the SOL American Conference representatives.

Anthony Fecondo, Senior OL/DL, Pennridge - Fecondo helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 295.3 yards per game (201.2 rush, 94.1 pass) and 19.8 points per game, producing a pair of backs with between 720 and 1,155 rushing yards and an 1,130-yard passer, scoring 31 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, nine passing). Defensively, Fecondo tallied 82 tackles (66 solo), 2.5 sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and two blocked field goals, averaging 8.2 tackles per game for the Rams. He posted a season best 16 tackles against Central Bucks West.

Anthony Miller, Senior OL/DT, Council Rock South - Miller was one of the contributors to a Golden Hawk offensive line which averaged 313.3 yards (278.1 rush, 35.2 pass) and 31 points per game en route to the District 1 AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn. The Golden Hawks’ offensive arsenal produced five backs with between 220 to 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 450-yard passer, scoring 55 total offensive touchdowns (49 rushing, six passing).

Anthony Nash, Senior WR/DB, Bayard Rustin - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at wide receiver, Nash was the Golden Knights’ featured target in an aerial assault which averaged more than 135 yards per game. He snagged 52 passes for 1,172 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 22.5 yards per reception. He finished nine of Rustin’s 13 games with four or more catches, three games with 100+ receiving yards and five games with multiple receiving touchdowns.

Anthony Ponente, Senior OL, Central Bucks West - An imposing 270-pound figure on the offensive line for the Bucks last season, Ponente helped to pave the way for a wickedly productive CB West offensive unit which averaged 391.7 yards (265.9 rush, 125.8 pass) and 35 points per game, producing two backs with between 710 and 2,030 rushing yards and a 1,490-yard passer. The Bucks, who reached the District 1 AAAA quarterfinals and finished 9-3 overall, scored 55 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 15 passing).

Anthony Torello, Senior RB/S, Kennett - Both a rushing and receiving threat for the Blue Demons, Torello accumulated 631 yards of total offense (496 rushing, 135 receiving) and scored four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving). He averaged 5.7 yards per carry on 87 rushes and 13.5 yards per reception on 10 catches.

Barry Tomasetti, Senior QB, Kennett - A dual-threat field general at the helm of the Blue Demons’ triple-option offense, Tomasetti amassed 923 total yards of offense (472 passing, 451 rushing) and accounted for seven total touchdowns (four passing, three rushing). He connected on 35-of-93 passes (37.6 percent) and averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 133 attempts. Tomasetti was one of four Kennett backs with at least 250 rushing yards in 2010.

Ben Solis, Senior K/P, Council Rock South – The man in charge of the Golden Hawks’ placekicking chores last season, Solis converted 47 extra points and six field goals, scoring 65 total points to finish as Council Rock South’s third-leading scorer. He accounted for 16.1 percent of the Golden Hawks season scoring output (403 points).

Bill Foote, Junior OL, Council Rock North - Foote helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 191.4 yards (100.6 rush, 90.8 pass) and 15.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 195 and 350 rushing yards and a pair of 200+-yard passers. CRN scored 20 total offensive touchdowns last season (10 rushing, 10 passing).

Bobby Bartlett, Junior OL, Council Rock North - Bartlett helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 191.4 yards (100.6 rush, 90.8 pass) and 15.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 195 and 350 rushing yards and a pair of 200+-yard passers. CRN scored 20 total offensive touchdowns last season (10 rushing, 10 passing).

Bobby Marterella, Senior WR/DB, Neshaminy - An experienced presence returning to the Neshaminy defensive backfield, Marterella recorded 31 tackles (26 solo), a team-leading five interceptions, 11 deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.4 tackles per game. Also utilized in the Redskins’ passing attack which averaged more than 130 yards per game, Marterella caught eight passes for 104 yards and one touchdown, averaging exactly 13 yards per catch.

Branden Mandes, Junior K, North Penn - The third-leading scorer on the Knights’ football team last season, Mandes connected on 70 extra points and two field goals, scoring 76 of the team’s 539 points (14.1 percent of the team’s scoring output). The 539 points are the second-highest point total in school history, trailing only the 2003 PIAA champion North Penn team which scored 593 points.

Brandon Bossard, Junior QB, Methacton - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at quarterback, Bossard threw for 908 yards and ran for more than 550 more in his sophomore season. The 6’1, 190-pound junior has thrown for more than 1,100 yards thus far in his varsity football career. He has received interest from Division-1 FBS and FCS programs like Cincinnati, Delaware, Indiana, Miami (FL), Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Temple, Villanova and West Virginia.

Brandon Shippen, Senior RB/DB, Norristown - A Temple recruit, Shippen ran for 760 yards on 124 carries and caught another 15 passes for 228 yards, scoring 12 total offensive touchdowns (11 rushing). He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and 15.2 yards per reception, finishing three games with 100+ rushing yards and two games with 70+ receiving yards. Defensively, Shippen posted 21 tackles (13 solo), two interceptions and two deflected passes, returning one of the interceptions for a touchdown against Upper Merion. Shippen was part of a Norristown defensive unit, including reserves, which allowed an average of 21.2 points per game, holding six of 10 opponents to 17 points or less, with one shutout.

Brian Donnelly, Senior RB, Council Rock South - The third-leading rusher in the Golden Hawk’s triple-option offense which averaged more than 275 rushing yards per game last season, Donnelly ran for 561 yards on 86 carries and caught another five passes for 26 yards, scoring four total touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving). He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 5.2 yards per reception, posting a season-high 131 rushing yards against Central Bucks West.

Bryan Osei, Senior DL, Abington - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 class at defensive end, Osei has generated offers from programs like Kent State, Old Dominion, Temple and Stony Brook and interest from Boston College, Penn State and Pitt after tallying 73 tackles and eight sacks for the Galloping Ghosts. Abington went 10-3 last season, reaching the District 1 AAAA quarterfinals opposite Neshaminy. The Ghosts allowed an average of 15.6 points per game.

Cal Parker, Senior RB/DB, Council Rock North - A key two-way contributor for the Indians, Parker recorded 45 tackles (31 solo), a team-leading three interceptions and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.5 tackles per game. Offensively, Parker ran for 231 yards and a touchdown on 48 carries and caught another 23 passes for 202 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception.

Charles Cooper, Senior RB/DB, Octorara Area - A catalyst in all three phases of the game for the Braves, Cooper finished his junior season by amassing 976 all-purpose yards (519 rushing, 144 receiving, 313 kickoff/punt returns) and scored nine total touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving, one kickoff return). Cooper averaged 6.4 yards per carry on 81 rushes; 9.6 yards per reception on 15 catches and 34.6 yards per kickoff return on nine attempts. Cooper posted one 100-yard rushing performance. Defensively, he added 29 tackles (21 solo), an interception, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal.

Chris Amicone, Senior RB/DB, Bayard Rustin - A weapon in all three phases of the game for the Golden Knights, Amicone amassed 642 all-purpose yards (255 rush, 165 receiving, 222 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven total touchdowns (one rushing, five receiving, one kickoff return). He averaged 8.5 yards per carry, 27.5 yards per reception, 14 yards per punt return and 30 yards per kickoff return. Defensively, Amicone chipped in with 27 tackles (21 solo), two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Chris Black, Senior OL/DL, Hatboro-Horsham - Checking in at more than 300 pounds, Black provides an imposing figure in the trenches for the Hatters. Black helped to pave the way for a Hatboro-Horsham offensive attack which averaged 248.4 yards (177.3 rush, 77.1 pass) and 18.3 points per game. The Hatters arsenal yielded four backs with season rushing totals between 295 to 585 yards and a 770-yard passer.

Chris Kutsubos, Senior OL, Neshaminy - A key contributor to the Redskins’ offensive line last season, Kutsubos was one of several athletes who saw significant action in the trenches for a Neshaminy offensive unit which averaged 333.1 yards (198.9 rush, 134.2 pass) and 30.2 points per game, reaching the District 1 AAAA championship game opposite North Penn. He helped to pave the way for a Redskin offensive arsenal which featured three backs with between 490 to 1,080 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and an 1,800-yard passer. Neshaminy scored 61 total offensive touchdowns (42 rushing, 19 passing).

Chris Muller, Senior OL, Boyertown - A Rutgers recruit, Muller was part of an efficient Boyertown offensive line that helped pave the way for an arsenal which averaged 360.5 yards (250 rushing, 110.5 passing) and 32.8 points per game (outscoring opponents 176-56 in the second quarter last season), scoring 56 total touchdowns (40 rushing, 16 passing). The Bears’ offensive attack included four backs with between 540 and 660 rushing yards and a 1,300-yard passer. Scout.com ranks Muller as the #46 offensive tackle in the nation in the 2012 class and rates the Bears’ lineman as a three-star prospect. Rivals, meanwhile, rates Muller as a four-star prospect, ranking the Boyertown senior-to-be 12th in the 2012 recruiting class at his position and the 69th overall prospect in the nation in this current crop of D-1 prospects. Boyertown finished 10-2 in 2010, reaching the opening round of the District 1 AAAA playoffs, where the Bears were narrowly eliminated by Bayard Rustin, 21-13.

Chris Veal, Senior RB/DB, Central Bucks South - One of the leading returning skill players returning for the Titans, Veal ran for 450 yards on 71 carries and caught another 16 passes for 245 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and 15.3 yards per reception. Veal scored six total touchdowns (three rushing, three receiving).

Clay Ewell, Senior RB/DE, Springfield-Montco - Ewell was a force for the Spartans both offensively and defensively, and is perhaps the team’s best returning player. He ran for a team-best 1,241 yards and 11 touchdowns on 208 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per rush, posting seven 100+-yard rushing performances. Ewell also completed his only pass attempt for a 57-yard touchdown. But he didn’t stop there, also making a difference from his spot at defensive end, where he tallied 33 tackles (23 solo), 2.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.7 tackles per game.

Connor Geiger, Senior RB, William Tennett - The top returning rusher from the Panthers’ 2010 rushing attack, Geiger ran for 439 yards and eight touchdowns on 85 carries and caught one pass for 15 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He opened the season with four consecutive games of 60+ rushing yards, including his lone 100-yard rushing game of the year, but only topped the 40-yard rushing mark in a game once following Week 4.

Cordairo Taylor, Senior RB/DB, Bayard Rustin - The top returning rusher from a Golden Knight rushing assault which averaged more than 210 yards per game a season ago, Taylor ran for 342 yards on 52 carries and caught another two passes for 60 yards, scoring six total touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving). He averaged 6.6 yards per carry and 30 yards per reception. In limited defensive action, Taylor posted six tackles (four solo), and also returned seven kickoffs for 114 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per return.

Corey Ernst, Senior QB, North Penn - Ernst tossed his way to one of the best seasons a quarterback has ever posted at North Penn High School by connecting on 125-of-196 passes (63.7 percent) for 1,980 yards and 22 touchdowns against six interceptions, leading the Knights to a 13-2 overall record and a berth in the PIAA AAAA semifinals opposite La Salle College High School. Ernst has thrown for 2,093 yards in his career, and another season of 1,907 passing yards in 2011 would make him the first 4,000-yard career passer in Knights’ history.

Curt Cothran, Junior OL, Council Rock North - Cothran helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 191.4 yards (100.6 rush, 90.8 pass) and 15.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 195 and 350 rushing yards and a pair of 200+-yard passers. CRN scored 20 total offensive touchdowns last season (10 rushing, 10 passing).

Dae-hon Cheung, Senior RB, Coatesville - The featured back in Coatesville’s Veer offense, Cheung ran for 933 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping spearhead a Red Raider offense which averaged 26.6 points per game and reached the District 1 AAAA playoffs opposite Central Bucks West.

Dan Burtch, Senior OL, Bayard Rustin - An imposing 270-pound figure in the trenches for the Golden Knights, Burtch helped to pave the way for a Bayard Rustin Wing-T offensive attack which averaged 350.7 yards (214 rush, 136.7 pass) and 33.5 points per game, helping the blue and gold reach the District 1 AAAA semifinals in its first season playing in Pennsylvania’s largest classification. The Golden Knights’ offensive arsenal included five backs with season rushing totals between 200 to 855 rushing yards and a 1,640-yard passer. Rustin scored 58 total offensive touchdowns (30 rushing, 28 passing).

Dan Cripps, Junior K, Upper Moreland - A first-team selection at kicker in the Suburban One League’s American Conference after converting 24 extra points and three field goals, scoring 33 total points for the Bears.

Dan Reber, Senior OL/DL, Calvary Christian Academy – A returning starter on the Cougars’ offensive line, Reber helped to pave the way for a CCA offense which averaged 258.1 yards (188.3 rush, 69.8 pass) and 28.9 points per game, producing a 1,690-yard rusher and 835-yard passer. CCA scored 40 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, seven passing) and reached the PIAA Class A playoffs opposite Schuylkill Haven. Defensively, he added 7.5 sacks, good enough for the second highest total on the team, trailing only defensive end Josh Medvic.

Dan Sergeyev, Senior OL, Central Bucks West - Sergeyev helped to pave the way for a wickedly productive CB West offensive unit which averaged 391.7 yards (265.9 rush, 125.8 pass) and 35 points per game, producing two backs with between 710 and 2,030 rushing yards and a 1,490-yard passer. The Bucks, who reached the District 1 AAAA quarterfinals and finished 9-3 overall, scored 55 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 15 passing).

Dan Soloman, Senior QB, Octorara Area - Soloman helped lead the Braves to a 5-5 record in just its second varsity season of football by connecting on 87-of-155 passes (56.1 percent) for 1,273 yards and 16 touchdowns against six interceptions, throwing for 100+ yards seven times and finishing five games with multiple touchdown passes. In the last two seasons, Soloman has thrown for 2,387 yards and 22 touchdowns, and once again figures to be a key offensive catalyst for the red and blue. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 32 keepers.

Dalton Fleming, Senior FB/LB, Upper Perkiomen - An all-around presence for the Indians, Fleming defines the word “specialist” to a tee. He chalked up one of the top tackle totals on the team last season – 112 (70 solo) – to go along with three sacks, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 11.2 tackles per game, posting seven games of 10+ tackles. Offensively, Fleming tallied 309 total yards (161 rushing, 148 passing) and scored six total touchdowns (two rushing, two passing, one INT return, one fumble return), averaging 9.5 yards per carry and 13.4 yards per reception. He also averaged 36.4 yards per punt on 31 kicks, with two punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

Dante Horrell, Junior QB, Downingtown West - Horrell chipped in with contributions to the Whippets’ rushing, passing and receiving corps in 2010, totaling 920 all-purpose yards of offense (689 rushing, 174 receiving, 57 passing) and scoring eight total touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving). He connected on 6-of-29 passes (20.7 percent), and averaged 4.4 yards per carry on 156 rushes and 10.9 yards per reception on 16 catches. He posted a pair of 100+-yard rushing performances.

Darrell Nicholson, Junior RB/DB, Chester - The top returning rusher from the Clippers’ ground attack a season ago, Nicholson ran for 530 yards on 80 carries and hauled in another 23 passes for 115 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and five yards per reception. He scored eight total touchdowns (six rushing, two receiving), posting a 100-yard rushing performance against Sun Valley. Defensively, Nicholson amassed 29 tackles (19 solo) and one interception, posting a 10-tackle game against Interboro.

David Laiter, Senior OL, Council Rock North - Laiter helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 191.4 yards (100.6 rush, 90.8 pass) and 15.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 195 and 350 rushing yards and a pair of 200+-yard passers. CRN scored 20 total offensive touchdowns last season (10 rushing, 10 passing).

Davonte Newkirk, Senior WR, Bensalem - The featured receiver in the Owls’ aerial assault last season, Newkirk hauled in a team-leading 43 passes for 477 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 11.1 yards per reception. He finished three games with eight or more catches and four games with at least 74 receiving yards. He also recorded 44 rushing yards on four carries and connected on 1-of-2 passes for seven yards and a touchdown.

Demetre Carter, Senior RB/LB, Academy Park - The featured tailback in a Knights’ rushing attack which averaged more than 130 yards per game, Carter finished his junior season with a team-best 882 yards and eight touchdowns on 116 carries and added another four receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown, averaging 7.6 yards per carry and eight yards per catch. He ran for 100+ yards four times, including a season-high 222 yards against Kennett. Carter also scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and averaged 34.4 yards per punt on 16 boots, with one of those kicks downed inside the 20 yard line.

Dennis Kelly-ukatu, Senior TE/DL, Phoenixville - A key returning presence along the defensive line for the Phantoms, Kelly-ukatu tallied 55 tackles (all solo), 5.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, averaging five tackles per game. He tallied 2.5 sacks against Pope John Paul II and also had a pair of sacks against Upper Perkiomen.

Devon Emmertz, Senior OL/DL, Chester - Emmertz helped to pave the way for a Clipper offensive unit which averaged 272 yards (171.1 rush, 100.9 pass) and 18.1 points per game, producing three backs with between 240 and 810 rushing yards and a 980-yard passer. The orange and black scored 25 total offensive touchdowns (18 rushing, seven passing). Defensively, Emmertz added 59 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles, averaging 6.6 tackles per game and posting an 11-tackle performance against Glen Mills.

Doug Smith, Senior QB, Calvary Christian Academy - The field general for the defending District 1 Class A champion Cougars, Smith helped lead CCA to an 8-4 record by connecting on 47-of-100 passes (47 percent) for 838 yards and seven touchdowns and adding 102 yards and three touchdowns on 20 rushes, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Smith posted four 100+-yard passing performances for CCA, including a 142-yard effort in the PIAA playoffs against District 11 champion Schuylkill Haven.

Douglas Bauer, Senior QB, Springfield-Montco - The Spartans field general last season, Bauer connected on 26-of-83 passes (31.3 percent) for 599 yards and eight touchdowns and added three additional touchdowns on 20 keepers. He threw for a season-best 194 yards against Pennington School (NJ)

Drew Harris, Senior RB, Downingtown East - Harris exploded onto the scene as a sophomore, running for 2,010 yards and scoring 30 touchdowns as Downingtown East advanced to the District 1 AAAA semifinals. In his junior season, Harris racked up 1,960 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns on 227 carries. The Cougars feature back enters 2011 just 30 rushing yards shy of the 4,000-yard mark for his career. Downingtown East has produced a pair of quarterbacks with at least 5,000 career passing yards in its history (Pat Devlin, Trey Lauletta), but the yellow and blue have never produced a back with more than 4,000 rushing yards. He holds more than 20 Division-1 scholarship offers.

Dylan O’Donnell, Senior WR/DB, Harriton - One of the top targets in the Rams’ aerial assault which amassed more than 1,900 yards last season, O’Donnell hauled in 38 passes for 519 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13.7 yards per reception.

Eric Conard, Senior WR/S, Souderton - A key returning presence in the Indians’ defensive backfield, Conard recorded 55 tackles (all solo) and deflected a pair of passes, averaging exactly five tackles per game. He posted a 10-tackle game in the District 1 AAAA playoffs against Council Rock South in a narrow 24-17 loss.

Erik Wilcox, Senior ATH, Morrisville - Wilcox was all over the place offensively for the Bulldogs last season, recording carries, catching passes, or tossing the rock around at quarterback. When the dust settled on the 2010 season, Wilcox had amassed 1,161 all-purpose yards of offense (653 passing, 359 receiving, 169 rushing) and accounted for 13 total Morrisville touchdowns (nine passing, two rushing, two receiving). He connected on 34-of-82 passes (41.5 percent) and averaged 32.6 yards per reception on 11 catches and 4.1 yards per carry on 41 rushes. He threw for 100+ yards twice, had a 100-yard receiving game and three games with at least 35 rushing yards.

Ernie Knight, Senior OL/DL, Phoenixville - A key returnee to the Phantoms’ defensive line, Knight chalked up 73 tackles (all solo), four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.1 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 10 tackles against Norristown and had a two-sack game against Great Valley.

Fred Thorpe, Senior WR/DB, Upper Darby - One of the returning players to the Royals’ defensive backfield, Thorpe had a respectable junior season, recording 54 tackles, two interceptions, nine deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.9 tackles per game. He also returned three punts for 75 yards (25 yards per return) and caught another 13 passes for 213 yards, averaging 16.4 yards per reception.

Garnell Sanders, Senior TE/DE, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - A key returning presence in the trenches defensively for P-W, Sanders posted 33 tackles (20 solo) and five sacks, averaging 3.7 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 10 tackles in a 41-12 victory over Upper Merion. Offensively, Sanders was the Colonials’ second-leading receiver, hauling in 11 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown, averaging 24.4 yards per reception.

Grant Behmke, Senior FB, Conestoga - Behmke is an old school fullback and a excellent blocker. Shows good downhill blocking. The 6-0 205 pound fullback has is drawing some interest from Boston College, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and Tulane.

Hank Coyne, Junior QB, Spring-Ford - Coyne enjoyed a successful sophomore season, helping lead the Rams to a 9-3 record in his first season as a varsity starting quarterback. He connected on 115-of-224 passes (51.3 percent) for 1,759 yards and 20 touchdowns against 15 interceptions, averaging 146.6 yards per game. Coyne is on pace to throw for more than 5,500 yards in his career and 60 touchdown passes. He also added one rushing touchdown on 25 keepers.

Ishmil Bullock, Senior WR, Harry S. Truman - The only receiver in Truman’s aerial assault with more than 10 receptions last season, Bullock was easily the featured target, hauling in 11 passes for 362 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 32.9 yards per reception. Bullock posted consecutive 100-yard receiving performances against Bensalem and Stroudsburg.

J.J. Denman, Senior OL/DL, Pennsbury - A Penn State recruit, Denman was part of a Falcons’ offensive line that helped pave the way for its ground-and-pound attack that averaged 259.5 yards of offense (209.2 rushing, 50.3 passing) and scored 30 total touchdowns (27 rushing, 3 passing). Pennsbury finished its 2010 season with a 5-5 overall record.

Jack Willenbrock, Senior OL, Downingtown East - A Virginia Tech recruit, Willenbrock helped to pave the way for a Cougar offensive arsenal which produced 1,900-yard rusher Drew Harris (who holds more than 20 Division-1 offers) and 1,300-yard passer Trey Lauletta, who finished his career with more than 5,000 passing yards. Downingtown East averaged 34.8 points per game in 2010, reaching the District 1 AAAA quarterfinals and finishing 9-3 overall. The Cougars are 19-6 overall (.760) the last two years.

Jacob Newman, Senior TE/DE, Pennridge - Newman helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 295.3 yards per game (201.2 rush, 94.1 pass) and 19.8 points per game, producing a pair of backs with between 720 and 1,155 rushing yards and an 1,130-yard passer, scoring 31 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, nine passing). He also caught a 64-yard touchdown pass against Haverford School. Defensively, Newman racked up 35 tackles (30 solo), 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two deflected passes, averaging 2.9 tackles per game.

Jake Helmes, Senior QB, Garnet Valley - The top returning offensive catalyst for the 7-3 Jaguars last season, Helmes totaled 1,186 yards of total offense (624 passing, 562 rushing) and accounted for 12 total Garnet Valley touchdowns (eight passing, four rushing). He connected on 42-of-76 passes and averaged 6.2 yards per carry on 90 rushes. Helmes was at the control of the reins of a GV offensive attack which averaged 341.1 yards (274.6 rush, 66.5 pass) and 27.6 points per game last year.

Jake Morris, Junior FB/LB, Strath Haven - One of the top returning tacklers from the Panthers’ 2010 defensive unit, Morris posted 96 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery, averaging 6.9 tackles per game and posting three games (Marple Newtown, Penncrest and Pottsgrove) with 10 tackles.

Jake O’Donnell, Senior DL, Central Bucks East - A Miami (FL) recruit, O’Donnell finished his junior season by racking up 43 tackles and four sacks, being a part of a Patriot defensive unit, including reserves, which held four of 10 opponents to 13 points or less, with one shutout. Central Bucks East allowed an average of 18.3 points per game last year.

Jake Poeske, Senior RB/DB, Central Bucks West - The second-leading rusher in a Bucks’ ground attack which averaged more than 260 yards per game last season, Poeske ran for 712 yards on 85 carries and caught another 18 passes for 212 yards, averaging 8.4 yards per carry and 11.8 yards per reception. Poeske scored 13 total touchdowns (nine rushing, four receiving), posting six games with 65+ rushing yards and four games with 35+ receiving yards.

Jake Richard, Senior QB/DB/P, West Chester Henderson - Richard did a little bit of everything for the Warriors last season, contributing offensively, defensively and also on special teams. He handled the punting chores for the maroon and white last year, averaging 35.4 yards per boot on 38 attempts with eight punts downed inside the 20 yard line. Defensively, he chipped in with 28 tackles (19 solo), an interception and two forced fumbles. But Richard made his name offensively, serving as one-half of the equation in a two-quarterback platoon by amassing 1,190 yards of offense (554 passing, 636 rushing) and having a hand in nine total Warrior touchdowns (five passing, four rushing). He connected on 36-of-107 passes (33.6 percent) and averaged 4.9 yards per carry on 128 rushes, throwing and running for 100+ yards twice.

Jake Sheller, Senior QB, West Chester East - Sheller had a respectable junior season for East, connecting on 106-of-218 passes (48.6 percent) for 1,241 yards and nine touchdowns, helping lead the Vikings to a 2-9 record.

Jalen Randolph, Senior RB/LB, Ridley - Randolph finished the 2010 season as the Green Raiders’ leading rusher, racking up more than 900 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also a factor in Ridley’s ground attack as a sophomore, running for 668 yards and 10 scores through the team’s first 14 games. In the last two seasons, Randolph has scored 24 rushing touchdowns and run for more than 1,500 yards, helping the green and white to an overall record of 23-4 in that span.

James Griffin, Senior QB/CB, Strath Haven - The top returning offensive catalyst for the defending District 1 AAA champion Panthers, Griffin amassed 998 yards of total offense (776 rushing, 222 passing) and scored four total touchdowns (all rushing), averaging exactly eight yards per carry on 97 rushes and connecting on 50 percent of his passes (7-of-14). Griffin twice threw for 100+ yards in a game and had a season-best 151 rushing yards in a comeback victory against Garnet Valley. Defensively, Griffin added 53 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

James Marrero, Senior RB/CB, Pennridge – A key returning presence in the Rams’ defensive backfield, Marrero recorded 59 tackles (50 solo), two interceptions and eight deflected passes, averaging 4.9 tackles per game. In limited offensive action, he recorded six carries for 29 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

James Worthington, Senior OL, Pennridge - Worthington helped to pave the way for a Rams’ offensive unit which averaged 295.3 yards per game (201.2 rush, 94.1 pass) and 19.8 points per game, producing a pair of backs with between 720 and 1,155 rushing yards and an 1,130-yard passer, scoring 31 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, nine passing).

Jared Von Dohren, Senior RB/DB, Boyertown – One of the key returning offensive catalysts behind Rutgers-bound Chris Muller, Von Dohren chalked up 926 total yards of offense (611 rushing, 315 receiving) and scored 13 total touchdowns for the 10-2 Bears. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry on 77 rushes and 28.6 yards per reception on 11 catches.

Javon White, Senior HB/CB, Souderton - The second-leading rusher in the Indians’ Wing-T attack that averaged more than 240 yards per game on the ground, White ran for 825 yards on 106 carries and caught another four passes for 42 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry and 10.5 yards per catch, scoring 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving). White posted three games with at least 123 rushing yards and also had three games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Defensively, he added 21 tackles (all solo) and blocked a field goal.

Jeff Terrell, Senior DT, Upper Darby - A key returning presence along the defensive trenches for the Royals, Terrell accumulated 56 tackles, five sacks, a deflected pass and two forced fumbles, averaging 5.1 tackles per game. Terrell posted a three-sack game against Marple Newtown.

Jeff Wolf, Junior K, Souderton - Wolf handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for Souderton last season, booting three touchbacks among his 42 total kickoffs and converting 27 extra points and five field goals, scoring 42 of the Indians’ 295 points on the season. Wolf was the third-leading scorer on the Indians’ football team in 2010.

Jeremiah Lowery, Senior OL/DL, Academy Park - Lowery returns to the defensive trenches for Academy Park after posting 59 tackles (33 solo), three sacks and a forced fumble, averaging 5.9 tackles per game. He posted a season-best 10 tackles and two sacks in a game against Sun Valley.

Jimmie Miller, Junior RB, Morrisville - The featured running back in the Bulldogs’ offensive arsenal last season, Miller ran for a team-leading 786 yards on 87 carries and caught another 12 passes for 131 yards, averaging nine yards per carry and 10.9 yards per reception, scoring nine total touchdowns (eight rushing, one receiving). Miller posted

Joe Lang, Senior OL/DL, Norristown – Leng helped to pave the way for a Norristown Eagle offensive unit which averaged 275.3 yards (142.1 rush, 133.2 pass) and 24.4 points per game, producing four backs with between 115 and 760 rushing yards and a 1,330-yard passer. Norristown scored 30 total offensive touchdowns (18 rushing, 12 passing). Defensively, Leng added 19 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks

Joe Lockley, Senior OL/DE, Springfield-Delco - Lockley helped to pave the way for a Springfield offensive unit which averaged 381.5 yards (261.2 rush, 120.3 pass) and 31.8 points per game last season, producing a 2,000-yard rusher and 1,360-yard passer. When the dust settled on the Cougars’ 8-4 season, the team had scored 51 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 11 passing).

Joe McNamara, Senior FB/DE, Souderton - The third-leading rusher in Souderton’s Wing-T offense which averaged more than 240 yards per game on the ground, McNamara ran for 680 yards and two touchdowns on 131 carries and caught another eight passes for 35 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 4.4 yards per reception. He posted a pair of 100-yard rushing performances for the Indians.

John Bell, Senior OL, Neshaminy - A key contributor to the Redskins’ offensive line last season, Bell was one of several athletes who saw significant action in the trenches for a Neshaminy offensive unit which averaged 333.1 yards (198.9 rush, 134.2 pass) and 30.2 points per game, reaching the District 1 AAAA championship game opposite North Penn. He helped to pave the way for a Redskin offensive arsenal which featured three backs with between 490 to 1,080 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and an 1,800-yard passer. Neshaminy scored 61 total offensive touchdowns (42 rushing, 19 passing).

John Cuirlino, Senior T/DL, Springfield-Delco - Cuirlino helped to pave the way for a Springfield offensive unit which averaged 381.5 yards (261.2 rush, 120.3 pass) and 31.8 points per game last season, producing a 2,000-yard rusher and 1,360-yard passer. When the dust settled on the Cougars’ 8-4 season, the team had scored 51 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 11 passing).

John Olson, Senior RB, Upper Perkiomen - One of two 1,000-yard rushers in the Indians’ offensive arsenal last season, Olson finished as the team leader in rushing yards, totaling 1,191 yards and 13 touchdowns on 217 carries and caught another 12 passes for 84 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and seven yards per reception. He ran for 100+ yards in six of Upper Perk’s 11 games. Defensively, Olson added 14 tackles (nine solo) and deflected a pass.

John Watson, Senior OL/DL, Calvary Christian Academy - A returning starter on the Cougars’ offensive line, Watson helped to pave the way for a CCA offense which averaged 258.1 yards (188.3 rush, 69.8 pass) and 28.9 points per game, producing a 1,690-yard rusher and 835-yard passer. CCA scored 40 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, seven passing) and reached the PIAA Class A playoffs opposite Schuylkill Haven. Defensively, Watson added a half a sack.

Jon Neiman, Senior RB/DB, Boyertown - Another key offensive catalyst returning for the Bears from their 10-2 season last year, Neiman accounted for 861 all-purpose yards of offense (659 rushing, 202 receiving) and scored 12 total touchdowns, finishing as the second-leading scorer for Boyertown. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry on 103 rushes and 16.8 yards per reception on 12 catches.

Josh Bernard, Senior QB, Central Bucks East - A dual-threat athlete for the Patriots, Bernard tallied 889 yards of total offense (585 passing, 304 rushing) and accounted for nine total Patriot touchdowns (six rushing, three passing). He averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 92 rushes and connected on 41-of-114 passes (36 percent), throwing for 100+ yards once and finishing three games with at least 70 rushing yards.

Josh Medvic, Senior TE/DE, Calvary Christian Academy – A key returner to Calvary Christian’s defensive line, Medvic led the Cougars with 9.5 sacks last season. He also returns as a blocker and receiver to the CCA offensive line, where he helped to pave the way for a CCA offense which averaged 258.1 yards (188.3 rush, 69.8 pass) and 28.9 points per game, producing a 1,690-yard rusher and 835-yard passer. CCA scored 40 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, seven passing). He also caught four passes for 45 yards and a touchdown, averaging 11.3 yards per reception.

Julian Kaminoff, Senior ATH, New Hope-Solebury - The only thing Kaminoff didn’t do for the Lions during the 2010 season was manage the concession stand. He ran for 658 yards on 93 carries; caught 16 passes for 292 yards; threw a 28-yard touchdown pass; and had a hand on defense and special teams, too. He averaged 7.1 yards per carry and 18.3 yards per reception, scoring 17 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 1 receiving, 4 misc.). Including the touchdown pass and the non-offensive touchdowns, Kaminoff had a hand in contributing to 18 of the Lions’ 33 total touchdowns scored in 2010 (54.5 percent). In the last two seasons, Kaminoff has run for 1,300 yards and scored 14 rushing touchdowns as the feature tailback in the Lions’ offensive arsenal, posting five 100-yard rushing performances in that span. He is a potential Division-1 prospect.

Justin Andrews, Junior WR/DB, Neshaminy - The top returning wide receiver from Neshaminy’s 2010 aerial assault which averaged more than 130 yards per game, Andrews had a solid sophomore campaign, hauling in 34 passes for 454 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 13.4 yards per catch. He finished 12 of Neshaminy’s 13 games with two or more catches and had three games of 60+ receiving yards.

Justin Flor, Senior OL, Council Rock South - Flor was one of the contributors to a Golden Hawk offensive line which averaged 313.3 yards (278.1 rush, 35.2 pass) and 31 points per game en route to the District 1 AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn. The Golden Hawks’ offensive arsenal produced five backs with between 220 to 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 450-yard passer, scoring 55 total offensive touchdowns (49 rushing, six passing).

Justin Peyton, Senior OL/LB, Springfield-Montco - One of the Spartans returning linebackers from a season ago, Peyton tallied 45 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.6 tackles per game. He posted a pair of sacks against Jenkintown and had a 10-tackle game against Delaware County Christian School.

Kadeem Ford, Senior RB/OLB, Octorara Area - One of the Braves’ top returning rushers, Ford posted 300 rushing yards on 70 carries, averaging 4.3 yards per rush. He posted a season-high 133 yards against Kennett. Defensively, Ford recorded four tackles and picked off a pass.

Kavon Johnson, Senior OL/DT, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at defensive tackle, Johnson should provide a stabilizing force on the P-W defensive line this year. He posted 40 tackles (13 for loss) and five sacks as a junior, averaging five tackles per game for the Colonials. He has received interest from programs like Connecticut, North Carolina State, Penn State, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

Ken Cropper, Senior QB, Cheltenham - He helped lead the Panthers to one of the school’s most successful football seasons ever, connecting on 79-of-140 passes (56.4 percent) for 1,576 yards and 16 touchdowns, helping lead Cheltenham to the District 1 AAAA playoffs. Cropper averaged 131.3 passing yards last season.

Kenneth Fuhrman, Senior QB, Downingtown West - The field general at the reins of a Whippet offensive unit which averaged 24 points per game last season, Fuhrman connected on 66-of-139 passes (47.5 percent) for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in a game six times, including a 205-yard, four-touchdown performance against West Chester Henderson. He also scored one rushing touchdown on 16 keepers.

Kenny Williams, Senior FS, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - A key two-way returner for the Colonials, Williams was both P-W’s featured receiver and also leading tackler on defense. Offensively, Williams hauled in a team-leading 17 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 19.9 yards per reception, posting a 154-yard performance against Upper Moreland. Defensively, Williams added 99 tackles (63 solo), three sacks, an interception, a deflected pass and two forced fumbles. He posted six games of 10+ tackles. Williams was a second team Suburban One League American Conference selection on offense.

Kiser Terry, Senior TE/DE, Neshaminy - A Temple recruit, Terry had a respectable junior season, posting 47 tackles (40 solo) and a team-best six sacks, earning the distinction of being the only Redskin defender to finish the season with more than five sacks last year. He averaged 3.9 tackles per game, finishing two games with multiple sacks. He also forced three fumbles and deflected a pair of passes as part of a Neshaminy defensive unit (including reserves) which allowed an average of 15.9 points per game, holding nine of 14 opponents to 14 points or less.

Kyle Kerrick, Senior WR/FS, Coatesville - A Michigan State recruit, Kerrick snagged 37 passes for 486 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging exactly 11 yards per catch. He was part of a Red Raider offensive attack that averaged 26.6 points per game, topping the 30-point mark in four games. Scout.com rated Kerrick as a three-star prospect and ranked him as the #72 receiver in the 2012 recruiting class.Including the Spartans, Kerrick held a total of eight offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Pitt, Syracuse Temple and West Virginia, according to Scout, and received interest from programs like Boston College, Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to national Rivals.com. Division-1 FCS representative James Madison has also shown interest in the Red Raiders’ featured receiving target.

Kyle Morton, Senior K/P, West Chester Henderson – One of the top returning scorers to the Henderson Warrior football team, Morton connected on 28 extra points and five field goals in his junior season, accounting for 43 of the team’s 298 total points on the season. Morton converted three field goals in Henderson’s 30-23 loss to Downingtown West.

Larry Winton, Senior RB, Harry S. Truman - The leading rusher in a Truman ground attack which produced a pair of 1,000-yard rushers last year, Winton rolled up 1,125 yards and six touchdowns on 167 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per rush. Winton posted three 100+-yard rushing performances in consecutive weeks, running for no fewer than 192 yards in any of the three games.

Luke Wheatley, Senior TE/DE, Springfield-Montco - A key returning presence on the defensive line for the Spartans, Wheatley tallied 25 tackles (17 solo), a team-leading 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, averaging 3.6 tackles per game. He posted a two-sack game against Lower Moreland and his 5.5 sacks accounted for 40 total yards lost. He also scored three two-point conversions for the Spartans.

Madison O’Connor, Junior OL, Pottsgrove - O’Connor, a 6’6, 303-pound behemoth in the trenches for Pottsgrove, has attracted interest, but no verbal scholarship offers, from Division-1 programs like Boston College, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others. #76 was part of a Falcon offensive line that helped pave the way for one of the AAA classification’s top rushing offensive attacks – as a team as a whole, Pottsgrove’s 2010 team ran for 4,004 yards and 62 touchdowns on 497 carries. O’Connor and the Pottsgrove trenchmen opened lanes for an offensive arsenal which averaged 333.7 rushing yards and 39 points per game, producing at least a pair of 1,000-yard rushers for the third consecutive season.

Malcolm Roberson, Senior OL/DL, Bayard Rustin - An imposing 270-pound figure in the trenches for the Golden Knights, Roberson helped to pave the way for a Bayard Rustin Wing-T offensive attack which averaged 350.7 yards (214 rush, 136.7 pass) and 33.5 points per game, helping the blue and gold reach the District 1 AAAA semifinals in its first season playing in Pennsylvania’s largest classification. The Golden Knights’ offensive arsenal included five backs with season rushing totals between 200 to 855 rushing yards and a 1,640-yard passer. Rustin scored 58 total offensive touchdowns (30 rushing, 28 passing).

Malik Brinkley, Senior RB/LB, Pottstown – The featured back in a Trojan ground attack that averaged more than 170 yards per game last season, Brinkley ran for 772 yards 117 carries and caught another 15 passes for 222 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 14.8 yards per reception. He scored seven total touchdowns (four rushing, three receiving). Defensively, Brinkley added 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal.

Manny Stocker, Senior QB, Coatesville - A North Carolina State recruit, Stocker had quite the junior season for Coatesville, taking the reins of a Red Raider offense which averaged 26.6 points per game and topped the 30-point plateau in four of 11 games. He threw for 1,212 yards and 13 touchdowns and was also a threat as a runner, scoring at least four rushing touchdowns, including a pair of scores on the ground in the D1 AAAA playoffs against Central Bucks West. In the CB West game, Stocker also threw for more than 230 yards.

Marco Maltese, Senior QB, New Hope-Solebury - A dual-threat field general for the Lions, Maltese chalked up a total of 1,072 yards of offense (745 passing, 327 rushing) and accounted for 11 total touchdowns (six rushing, five passing). He connected on 45-of-107 passes (42.1 percent) and averaged four yards per carry on 81 rushes. Maltese posted a pair of 100-yard passing performances and rushed for more than 100 yards once.

Marvie Kabbah, Junior DB, Upper Darby - Kabbaah had a solid sophomore season in the Royals’ defensive backfield, amassing 75 tackles, three interceptions and seven deflected passes, averaging 6.8 tackles per game. Kabbaah opened the season with an 11-tackle performance against Monsignor Bonner.

Matt Johns, Senior QB, Central Bucks South - A Virginia recruit, Johns may have flown under the radar because the Titans finished 4-6 overall a season ago. But he served as one of the critical offensive weapons for the blue and white, connecting on 114-of-214 passes (53.3 percent) for 1,701 yards and 16 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He threw for at least 100 yards in each of the Titans’ 10 games, throwing for 200+ yards four times and finishing five games with at least a pair of scoring passes. #5 also added 279 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 62 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush attempt. For his career, Johns has thrown for 2,486 yards and 23 touchdowns, completing 164-of-328 passes (50 percent). He has a chance of reaching 4,000 passing yards in his career and would become the first quarterback in CB South history to reach the milestone.

Matt Reichert, Senior WR/DB, Springfield-Delco - In limited action last season, Reichert saw time both offensively and defensively for the District 1 AAA semifinalist Cougars. He hauled in nine passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 27 yards per reception, and recorded 46 tackles from his spot in the defensive backfield.

Matt Ruggear, Senior G/DT, Academy Park - A key returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Knights, Ruggear posted 69 tackles (44 solo) and four sacks, averaging 6.3 tackles per game. Ruggear posted a three-sack performance against Kennett.

Max Perisse, Senior DL, West Chester Henderson - A key returning presence to the Warriors’ defensive line, Perisse posted 44 tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception as a junior, averaging 3.7 tackles per game.

Max Vido, Senior RB/DB, Springfield-Montco - The top returning tackler from the Spartans’ defensive unit last season, Vido tallied 63 tackles, one sack, an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging seven tackles per game. Vido posted three games with 10+ tackles, including a season-high 13 stops against Lower Moreland and 12 tackles against Pennington School (NJ). Offensively, Vido ran for 56 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 34.4 yards per reception.

Mike Delancey, Senior QB, Bayard Rustin - Delancey couldn’t quite beat out Andrew Fithian for the starting quarterback job last season, but 2011 will be Delancey’s chance to handle the reins of Rustin’s Wing-T offense. In limited offensive action last season, Delancey connected on 7-of-10 passes (70 percent) for 135 yards and two touchdowns and added four carries for 32 yards. He threw for 125 yards against West Chester East.

Mike Dougherty, Senior FB/LB, Springfield-Delco - The second-leading tackler on the Cougars’ 2010 defensive unit, Dougherty piled up an impressive 133 tackles, averaging 11.1 tackles per game, finishing seven of 12 games with at least 11 tackles, including Springfield’s final six games of the season. He also recorded six carries for 20 yards and caught four passes for 58 yards, averaging 3.3 yards per carry and 14.5 yards per reception.

Mike Hirthler, Senior OL/DL, Council Rock South - Hirthler was one of the contributors to a Golden Hawk offensive line which averaged 313.3 yards (278.1 rush, 35.2 pass) and 31 points per game en route to the District 1 AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn. The Golden Hawks’ offensive arsenal produced five backs with between 220 to 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 450-yard passer, scoring 55 total offensive touchdowns (49 rushing, six passing).

Mike Turner, Senior TE/DE, Octorara Area - A key returning presence along the defensive line for the Braves, Turner recorded 36 tackles (27 solo), four sacks and a forced fumble. He recorded all four sacks in a 35-2 victory over Sun Valley.

Mike Wunderlich, Senior OL, Neshaminy - A key contributor to the Redskins’ offensive line last season, Wunderlich was one of several athletes who saw significant action in the trenches for a Neshaminy offensive unit which averaged 333.1 yards (198.9 rush, 134.2 pass) and 30.2 points per game, reaching the District 1 AAAA championship game opposite North Penn. He helped to pave the way for a Redskin offensive arsenal which featured three backs with between 490 to 1,080 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and an 1,800-yard passer. Neshaminy scored 61 total offensive touchdowns (42 rushing, 19 passing).

Nick Caruso, Junior K, Downingtown West - Caruso handled the placekicking chores for the Whippets last season, converting 25 extra points and five field goals, scoring 40 of DTW’s 240 points on the season. Caruso was one of four Whippet players to score 40 or more points last season, finishing as the team’s fourth-leading scorer.

Nick Coyne, Senior OL/DL, Springfield-Delco - Coyne helped to pave the way for a Springfield offensive unit which averaged 381.5 yards (261.2 rush, 120.3 pass) and 31.8 points per game last season, producing a 2,000-yard rusher and 1,360-yard passer. When the dust settled on the Cougars’ 8-4 season, the team had scored 51 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 11 passing).

Pat Stillmun, Senior QB, Jenkintown - A dual-threat field general for the Drakes, Stillmun amassed 939 yards of offense (603 passing, 336 rushing) and accounted for 11 total Jenkintown touchdowns (six passing, five rushing). He connected on 34-of-107 passes (31.8 percent) and averaged exactly six yards per carry on 56 rushes, posting a pair of 100+-yard passing games and one 100-yard rushing performance.

Patrick Moriarty, Junior QB, Harriton - Moriarty put up some big numbers through the air for the Rams last season, connecting on 143-of-266 passes (53.8 percent) for 1,936 yards and 13 touchdowns against five interceptions. He averaged 176 passing yards per game and is on pace to throw for more than 5,700 yards and 39 touchdowns.

P.J. Gallo, Senior TE, Council Rock South - A Maryland recruit, Gallo hauled in nine passes for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 21.2 yards per reception. He finished three games with at least a pair of receptions and two games with at least 60 receiving yards. As a blocker, #10 helped to pave the way for an offensive arsenal that averaged 313.3 yards (278.2 rushing), 35.1 passing) and 31 points per game. The CRS offensive arsenal included a pair of 1,050+-yard rushers and scored 55 total touchdowns (49 rushing, 6 passing). Defensively, Gallo racked up 83 tackles and 1.5 sacks on a Hawk defensive unit which held seven of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with four consecutive shutouts (five blankings overall). He averaged 6.9 tackles per game and posted a trio of 10+ tackle games.

P.J. Plummer, Senior OL/DL, Strath Haven - A key presence returning to the defensive trenches for Strath Haven, Plummer finished his junior season with 62 tackles, a half a sack, two deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging 4.8 tackles per game. Plummer posted a 10-tackle game against Garnet Valley.

Ralph Reeves, Senior TE/LB, North Penn - A wrecker of a linebacker on the North Penn defensive unit, Reeves was part of a Knights’ 2010 defense which allowed an average of 243.7 yards and 15.2 points per game. Offensively, he caught 10 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 19.1 yards per reception.

Ray Schreiner, Senior RB, Abington - Through the Galloping Ghosts’ first 10 games, Schreiner ran for 828 yards and six touchdowns on 90 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per carry. The Abington back helped his team reach the District 1 AAAA playoffs and to a 10-3 record last season.

Ronnie Gillespie, Senior WR, Upper Perkiomen - A Temple recruit, Gillespie had a solid junior season for Upper Perk, hauling in a team-best 45 passes for 1,028 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 22.7 yards per catch. He finished five of the Indians’ 12 games with at least 100 receiving yards, including games against Upper Dublin, Methacton and Phoenixville with at least 150 receiving yards. He finished four games with at least five receptions and four games with at least two receiving touchdowns. Gillespie was also a threat on special teams, returning 21 kickoffs for 477 yards and one touchdown (a 98-yarder against Muhlenburg), averaging 22.7 yards per return.

Russhon Phillips, Senior QB, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - A second-team selection to the Suburban One League’s American Conference team at quarterback, Phillips had quite the solid junior season for the red and blue, amassing 1,713 yards of total offense (1,190 passing, 523 rushing) and accounting for 19 total P-W touchdowns (11 passing, eight rushing). The Colonial field general connected on 58-of-118 passes (49.2 percent) and averaged 5.9 yards per carry on 89 rushes, posting five 100+ yard passing performances and one 100-yard rushing game.

Ry Yozallinas, Senior TE/DE, Souderton - One of the featured receivers in a Souderton aerial assault which averaged more than 80 yards per game last season, Yozallinas snagged 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 12.2 yards per reception. He posted a pair of games with five or more catches and 60 or more receiving yards. Defensively, he posted 11 tackles (all solo), one sack and a forced fumble, and also averaged 33.1 yards per punt on 26 boots, with four of those punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Ryan Egolf, Senior QB, Bishop Shanahan - 2010 was quite the memorable season for Bishop Shanahan, as the Eagles ran to a 4-0 start and qualified for the District 1 AAA playoffs for the first time in school history. Egolf operated the reins of Shanahan’s offense, which averaged 340 yards and 31.1 points per game. #10 completed 149-of-262 passes for 2,107 yards and 22 touchdowns against 12 interceptions, throwing for at least 104 yards in each of the Eagles’ 11 games. Egolf also added 288 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 71 carries.

Ryan Hickey, Senior QB/RB, Council Rock South - A veteran presence returning to the Council Rock South defensive backfield, Hickey recorded 77 tackles, three interceptions, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.4 tackles per game, posting two games of 12+ tackles, including a 17-tackle performance against Council Rock North.

Ryan Pannella, Junior TE/LB, Phoenixville - Though he’s listed as both a tight end and linebacker on the Phoenixville roster, Pannella did all of his damage on defense last season, amassing 104 tackles (all solo), 1.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.4 tackles per game. He finished seven of 12 Phoenixville games with 10+ tackles, including a pair of 12-tackle games against Great Valley and Perkiomen Valley.

Ryan Singley, Senior FB/LB, Avon Grove - The top returning rusher from an Avon Grove ground attack which averaged more than 215 yards per game last season, Singley ran for 402 yards and two touchdowns on 96 carries, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Defensively, he added 82 tackles, an interception, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.2 tackles per game and finishing three games with 10+ tackles, including a 16-tackle effort against West Chester Henderson.

Ryan Whitely, Senior RB/LB, Council Rock South - The fourth-leading rusher in the Golden Hawks’ efficient rushing attack which averaged more than 275 yards per game, Whitely finished his junior season with 380 yards and one touchdown on 66 carries and caught another two passes for 29 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 14.5 yards per reception. Defensively, Whitely amassed 45 tackles and deflected a pass, averaging 3.5 tackles per game.

Ryan Yenchick, Junior RB/LB, Phoenixville - Yenchick did a little bit of everything for the Phantoms on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball in 2010, amassing 343 all-purpose yards of offense (237 rushing, 106 receiving) and scored three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). He averaged 3.3 yards per carry and 11.8 yards per reception. Defensively, Yenchick posted 82 tackles (all solo), one sack, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.8 tackles per game.

Sam Ryan, Senior OL, Council Rock North - Ryan helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive arsenal which averaged 191.4 yards (100.6 rush, 90.8 pass) and 15.8 points per game, producing three backs with between 195 and 350 rushing yards and a pair of 200+-yard passers. CRN scored 20 total offensive touchdowns last season (10 rushing, 10 passing).

Sean Ulmer, Senior RB/DB, Neshaminy - One of two 1,000-yard rushers in the Redskins’ offensive arsenal last season, Ulmer capped his junior year by running for 1,102 yards on 168 carries and caught another eight passes for 126 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 16.1 yards per reception. He scored 12 total touchdowns (10 rushing, two receiving), and posted six games of 100+ rushing yards. He joined Anthony Woodruffe, who ran for 1,156 yards, as the second 1,000-yard rushing duo at Neshaminy in the last three years. Bryan Dean & Quillian Arnold turned the trick in 2008.

Seth Ehlo, Senior DB, Central Bucks West - One of the Suburban One League’s top returning defensive backs, Ehlo led the Bucks’ 2010 defensive unit with six interceptions. He was named as a first-team selection to the SOL Continental Conference’s defensive team.

Shannon Mayer, Senior QB, Norristown - The Eagles’ field general last season, Mayer was at the reins of a unit which averaged 24.4 points per game. He connected on 82-of-175 passes (46.9 percent) for 1,332 yards and 12 touchdowns against two interceptions and added another 228 yards and two touchdowns on 66 rushes, averaging 3.5 yards per carry. He finished three of Norristown’s games with at least 200 passing yards. Mayer has thrown for more than 2,000 yards in the last two seasons.

Shayne Watson, Senior DE, North Penn - A key returning presence on the defensive line on the North Penn defensive unit, Reeves was part of a Knights’ 2010 defense which allowed an average of 243.7 yards and 15.2 points per game. Offensively, he caught one pass for 25 yards.

Sonkarly Winpea, Junior RB, Upper Darby - Winpea is the top returning rusher from the Royals’ 2010 squad, posting 398 yards on 64 carries and adding another two receptions for 32 yards, scoring eight total touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving). He averaged 6.2 yards per carry and 16 yards per reception.

Strafford Foster, Junior QB/DB, West Chester Henderson - Foster was the second half of the equation in Henderson’s two-quarterback platoon, and he engineered perhaps the school’s biggest victory of the season – a 14-13 playoff victory over traditional Delaware County powerhouse Ridley. A dual-threat athlete, Foster amassed 889 yards of offense (530 passing, 359 rushing) and accounted for 10 total Warrior touchdowns (nine passing, one rushing). Foster threw for 100+ yards twice and finished three games with multiple touchdown passes and also ran for a season-best 234 yards in a 35-14 victory over Avon Grove.

Steve Sroba, Senior RB/LB, Council Rock North - Sroba played in just seven games for the Indians last season, but he made the most of the time, accounting for 63 tackles (38 solo) and an interception, averaging nine tackles per contest and finishing five games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 14 stops against Hatboro-Horsham. Offensively, Sroba ran for 185 yards on 28 carries and and caught five passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception.

Tadas Karusevicius, Senior TE/DE, Neshaminy - A key contributor to the Redskins’ offensive line last season as a blocker (and also as a receiver), Karusevicius was one of several athletes who saw significant action in the trenches for a Neshaminy offensive unit which averaged 333.1 yards (198.9 rush, 134.2 pass) and 30.2 points per game, reaching the District 1 AAAA championship game opposite North Penn. He helped to pave the way for a Redskin offensive arsenal which featured three backs with between 490 to 1,080 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and an 1,800-yard passer. Neshaminy scored 61 total offensive touchdowns (42 rushing, 19 passing).

Tanner Allem, Senior QB, Souderton - Allem led the Indians to a 7-4 record in his first season at the helm of Ed Gallagher’s Wing-T offense, and he put up a respectable stat line, connecting on 79-of-143 passes (55.2 percent) for 905 yards and six touchdowns and added another 65 yards and six touchdowns on 39 keepers, averaging 1.7 yards per carry. Allem threw for 100+ yards six times and posted two games with mutlipe rushing touchdowns.

Tevon Howie, Junior RB/CB, Strath Haven - Howie did the bulk of his damage from his position in the Strath Haven defensive backfield, totaling 62 tackles, an interception and two deflected passes, averaging 4.8 tackles per game with a season-best 11 stops against Garnet Valley. He also recorded 14 rushes for 67 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and also returned a trio of kickoffs for 32 yards.

Tim Connel, Senior RB, Downingtown West - Both a rushing and a receiving threat, Connel chalked up 536 yards of total offense (336 rushing, 200 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns (four rushing, three receiving) last season. He averaged 7.2 yards per carry and 20 yards per reception, posting one 100-yard rushing performance and two games with 65+ receiving yards.

T.J. White, Senior TE/LB, West Chester Henderson - A two-way threat for the Warriors, White is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class at linebacker. He’s generating the attention after a solid 137-tackle season to go along with one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, averaging 11.4 tackles per game and finishing eight of the Warriors’ 12 games with 10+ tackles. Offensively, White hauled in 18 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, averaging 12.9 yards per reception.

Toby Fiala, Senior QB, Avon Grove - The field general of a Red Devil offense which averaged over 22 points per game in 2010, Fiala connected on 56-of-126 passes (44.4 percent) for 857 yards and nine touchdowns against 13 interceptions, throwing for 100+ yards three times and posting a pair of games with multiple touchdown passes. His best game of the year came in Week 2 against Oxford when he totaled 219 yards and four touchdowns. Fiala also scored one rushing touchdown on 14 keepers.

Tom Trampe, Senior OL, Council Rock South - Trampe was one of the contributors to a Golden Hawk offensive line which averaged 313.3 yards (278.1 rush, 35.2 pass) and 31 points per game en route to the District 1 AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn. The Golden Hawks’ offensive arsenal produced five backs with between 220 to 1,200 rushing yards (including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers) and a 450-yard passer, scoring 55 total offensive touchdowns (49 rushing, six passing).

Tommy Tomlin, Senior OL/LB, Bayard Rustin - A key returning presence at linebacker for the Golden Knights, Tomlin posted 55 tackles (38 solo), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior. He averaged five tackles per contest.

Travis Andrews, Senior RB/LB, Phoenixville - The featured back in the Phantoms’ ground attack last season, Andrews finished with 838 yards on 194 carries and caught another eight passes for 115 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 14.4 yards per reception, scoring seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two misc.). Andrews posted three games with 100+ rushing yards and had two games with multiple rushing touchdowns. Defensively, Andrews added 91 tackles (all solo), an interception, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, averaging 7.6 tackles per game with three games of 10+ tackles.

Tyler Haney, Senior K, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - The third-leading scorer for the Colonials last season, Haney converted 29 extra points and five field goals, accounting for 44 of the team’s 299 total points on the season. Haney was one of four P-W players to score at least 40 points last season.

Tyler Morrissey, Senior RB/ILB, Springfield-Delco - Morrissey put together a pretty impressive tackle total for the Cougars last season, totaling a team-best 147 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 12.3 tackles per game, finishing 10 of Springfield’s 12 games with 10+ tackles, including a season-high 18 stops against Conestoga and 32 total tackles in two meetings against District 1 AAA champion Strath Haven.

Tyler Scholl, Senior RB/S, Souderton - The featured rusher in Souderton’s Wing-T offense which averaged 244 yards per game on the ground, Scholl ran for 889 yards on 129 carries and caught another 10 passes for 155 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and 15.5 yards per reception. He scored 12 rushing touchdowns – nine of which were spread amongst three games – Perkiomen Valley, Central Bucks West and Central Bucks South. Defensively, Scholl added 42 tackles (all solo), an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.7 tackles per game.

Tyler Walton, Senior FB/OLB, Octorara Area - One of the leading returning rushers from Octorara’s 2010 rushing attack which averaged more than 170 yards per game, Walton ran for 331 yards and four touchdowns on 74 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush. He did not rush for 100 yards or more in any game, but did post two games with between 70 to 95 rushing yards.

Xavier Ellington, Senior RB/LB, Plymouth-Whitemarsh - The featured back in a Colonial offensive arsenal which averaged more than 200 yards per game on the ground, Ellington totaled 739 yards and seven touchdowns on 106 carries and caught another six passes for 47 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and 7.8 yards per reception. He twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game for P-W and had a season-best three rushing touchdowns against Wissahickon. Defensively, Ellington registered 36 tackles (21 solo), an interception and a deflected pass.

Zac Gravelle, Senior QB, Quakertown - One of the top returning statistical quarterbacks in all of District 1, Gravelle posted a solid junior season for the Panthers, amassing 2,699 yards of total offense (1,645 passing, 1,054 rushing) and had a hand in 25 total Quakertown touchdowns (17 passing, eight rushing). He connected on 113-of-233 passes (48.5 percent) and averaged 6.8 yards per carry on 155 rushes, posting five games of 100+ rushing yards and eight games with 100+ passing yards.

Zach Barr Senior FB/OLB, Downingtown West - Barr junior season he rushed for 83 yards and three scores. On defense he had 38 tackles and one sack. His sophomore year he rushed for 202 yards and two scores.

Zach Jones, Senior RB/DB, West Chester Henderson - An all-around weapon for the Warriors, Jones had quite the productive junior season as he amassed 866 all-purpose yards (501 rushing, 192 receiving, 85 punt returns, 188 kickoff returns) and scored nine touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving). He averaged 5.2 yards per carry, 11.3 yards per reception, 9.4 yards per punt return and 31.3 yards per kick return. Defensively, Jones added 26 tackles (17 solo) and one interception.

Zakk Hecht, Senior FB/LB, Souderton - One of the Indians’ top tacklers last season, Hecht tallied 66 tackles (all solo) and a sack, averaging exactly six tackles per game. He had a pair of 10+ tackle games in 2010 – 11 stops against North Penn and a season-high 15 tackles in the District 1 AAAA playoffs against Council Rock South.

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