EasternPAFootball - Your source for 
High School Football in Eastern PA









EasternPAFootball.com - Your source for High School Football in Eastern PAEasternPAFootball.com - Your source for High School Football in Eastern PA
EasternPAFootball.com - Your source for High School Football in Eastern PAEasternPAFootball.com - Your source for High School Football in Eastern PA

2012 District 10 Watch List

Written by: on Saturday, August 18th, 2012

2012-13

“Watch list”

District 10

Aaron Lundmark, Senior QB, Eisenhower – Lundmark completed 36-of-84 passes (42.9 percent) for 588 yards and seven touchdowns against seven interceptions, twice throwing for more than 145 yards in a game.  He also added three rushing touchdowns on 25 keepers.

Adam Renshaw, Senior RB/LB, Harbor Creek – The top returning tackler from a Harbor Creek defensive unit which allowed an average of 13.6 points per game last season, Renshaw chalked up 85 tackles (51 solo), four sacks, a fumble recovery and two blocked field goals, averaging 9.4 tackles per game, posting a season-high 16 tackles against Girard.  He also caught two seven-yard touchdown passes on the season, accounting for his only two catches and only points scored on the season.

Aidan Graham, Senior RB/DB, General McLane – A returning presence in the Lancers’ defensive secondary, Graham recorded 31 tackles (19 solo), three interceptions (one returned 44 yards for a touchdown), five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.6 tackles per game for the District 10 AA finalists.  Offensively, he ran for 212 yards on 17 carries and caught three passes for 97 yards, averaging 12.2 yards per carry and 32.3 yards per reception while scoring five additional touchdowns (all rushing).

A.J. Cooley, Senior WR/DB, Franklin – A returning presence for the winless Knights both at wide receiver and defensive back, Cooley hauled in a team-best 20 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 17.8 yards per reception. He finished seven of Franklin’s 10 games with multiple receptions and three games with more than 50 receiving yards.  Defensively, he added 24 tackles (18 solo), three interceptions, two deflected passes and two fumble recoveries.  Cooley also returned 14 kickoffs for 262 yards, averaging 18.7 yards per.

Alec Parson, Senior OL/DL, Mercyhurst Prep – Parson helped to pave the way for a Laker offensive unit which averaged 379.7 yards (327.4 rushing, 52.3 passing) and 37.7 points per game en route to a 9-2 overall record and berth in the District 10 A quarterfinals opposite Farrell, producing three 930+-yard rushers and a 570-yard passer while scoring 59 total offensive touchdowns (53 rushing, six passing).  Defensively, Parson added 27 tackles (16 solo), four sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.5 tackles per game.

Alex Custead, Junior OL/DL, Cochranton – Custead helped to pave the way for a Cardinal offensive unit which averaged 284.5 yards (188.6 rushing, 95.9 passing) and 20.3 points per game, producing an 800-yard rusher and two 340+-yard passers while scoring 24 total offensive touchdowns (20 rushing, four passing).  Defensively, he added 27 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging three tackles per game.

Alex Johnson, Junior RB/LB, Eisenhower – An emergence over the Knights’ final six games of 2011, Johnson harvested 53 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 8.8 tackles per game.  He also ran for 184 yards on 27 carries and caught three passes for 84 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry and 28 yards per reception while scoring one receiving touchdown.

Alex Williams, Senior RB/DB, Iroquois – Williams notched 61 tackles, a sack, five deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.1 tackles per game while posting a season-best 11 tackles in a victory over Cochranton.  He also added 158 yards rushing on 47 carries and caught five passes for 47 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per carry and 9.4 yards per reception.

Anthony Concilla, Senior K, Harbor Creek – Concilla handled the punting, kickoff and placekicking chores for the Huskies last season, converting 28 extra points and a trio of field goals for 37 total points scored, or 13.3 percent of the Harbor Creek season scoring output.  He also averaged 52.8 yards per kickoff on 50 boots, with seven (14 percent) of his kicks going for touchbacks.  Concilla also averaged 29.3 yards per punt on 22 boots, with three of his punts being downed inside the 20 yard line.

Anthony Gates, Junior WR/DB, Erie East – A multi-purpose weapon in the Warrior offensive backfield, Gates ran for 110 yards on 27 carries and caught another 17 passes for 219 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and 12.9 yards per reception while scoring six total touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving).  He was also a presence defensively, totaling 49 tackles (33 solo), a sack, an interception, a deflected pass and a blocked punt, averaging 4.5 tackles per game.

Anthony Twillie, Senior QB/DB, Erie Strong Vincent – Twillie finished his junior season with 35 tackles (24 solo) and a fumble recovery (which he returned 70 yards for a touchdown), averaging 3.5 tackles per game for the Colonels.

Antonio Deberry Jr., Senior OL/DL, Erie Strong Vincent – Deberry helped to pave the way for a Strong Vincent offensive unit which averaged 446.9 yards (366.2 rushing, 80.7 passing) and 37.5 points per game en route to an 8-3 overall record and berth in the 6/9/10 AAAA subregional championship game opposite State College, producing four 700+-yard rushers and an 890-yard passer while scoring 58 total offensive touchdowns (46 rushing, 12 passing). Defensively, he chipped in with 42 tackles (31 solo) and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.2 tackles per game.

Artrel Foster, Senior RB, Meadville – The lone returning piece of District 10′s first ever 1,000-yard backfield rushing trio, Foster finished his junior season with 1,205 yards on 165 carries and caught another eight passes for 174 yards, scoring 12 total touchdowns (10 rushing, two receiving).  He averaged 7.3 yards per carry and 21.8 yards per reception, rushing for 100+ yards in five of the Bulldogs’ 12 games.  Foster, who has run for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, has notched 2,549 career rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, leaving him just 1,451 yards shy of 4,000 for his career.

Austin Andrews, Senior RB/DB, Cochranton – The featured running back in a Cardinal ground attack which averaged 188 yards per game, Andrews piled up 804 yards on 100 carries and caught another 14 passes for 123 yards, averaging eight yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception while scoring nine total touchdowns (eight rushing, one receiving).  Defensively, he added 71 tackles (53 solo), averaging 7.9 tackles per game while posting three games with 11 stops or more.  On special teams, he returned a combined 19 kickoffs and punts for 370 yards, averaging 11 yards per punt return and 23.4 yards per kick return.

Austin Jerman, Senior QB, Warren – Jerman may have had one of the quietest 2,000-yard passing seasons in the state last season because he played on a two-win team, but he finished as District 10′s leader in passing yardage despite playing in only 10 games.  The 6’1, 170-pound senior-to-be connected on 146-of-237 passes (61.6 percent) for 2,214 yards and 20 touchdowns against seven interceptions, throwing for 200+ yards in six of Warren’s final seven games, including three 340+-yard performances.  He also ran for 108 yards and scored five touchdowns on 89 keepers.  For his career, Jerman has thrown for 2,265 yards.

Austin Slagle, Senior RB/LB, Mercer Area – The leading returning tackler on a Mustang defensive unit which allowed an average of 19.2 points per game, Slagle had a respectable season, posting 103 tackles (all recorded as solo stops), two sacks, an interception (returned 52 yards), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.  He averaged 9.3 tackles per game, finishing a Week 2 contest against Lakeview with a season-best 22 tackles and a 16-tackle game against Saegertown in the District 10 Class A playoffs.

Billy Fessler, Junior QB/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep – The Ramblers’ backup when Michigan State recruit Damion Terry was injured, Fessler amassed 388 yards of total offense (245 passing, 143 rushing) and had a hand in six total Cathedral Prep touchdowns (three passing, three rushing), completing 12-of-22 passes (54.5 percent) and averaging 4.2 yards per carry on 34 rushes.

Blake Reddick, Junior RB, Lakeview – The Sailors’ featured running back and primary offensive catalyst last season, Reddick totaled 1,353 yards and 10 touchdowns on 218 carries and caught another three passes for 29 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 9.7 yards per reception.  He posted 100+ rushing yards in six of Lakeview’s nine games and is on pace to run for 4,059 yards in his career, which would make him the school’s second career 4,000-yard rusher, joining Deke Ison (4,008 yards).  Defensively, Reddick added 37 tackles (23 solo), an interception and three deflected passes, and, on special teams, he returned seven kickoffs for 105 yards.

Brad Steen, Junior LB, Iroquois – In eight games, Steen posted 40 tackles, averaging five stops per game while posting a career-best 14 tackles in a season-ending loss to Cambridge Springs.

Braden Gladsyz, Senior OT/DL, Greenville – A 270+-pound presence for the Torjans, Gladsyz helped to pave the way for a Greenville offensive unit which averaged 267.9 yards (172.6 passing, 95.3 rushing) and 20.6 points per game, producing a 1,700-yard passer while scoring 27 total offensive touchdowns (19 passing, eight rushing).  He contributed 67 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense, averaging 7.4 stops per game, and also converted eight extra points.

Bradleigh Carlini, Junior RB/ILB, Cochranton – Carlini had a respectable sophomore season for the Cardinals, notching 55 tackles (37 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging 6.9 tackles per game.  He posted a season-best 16 tackles in a loss to Mercyhurst Prep.

Brandon Rice, Junior TE/LB, Lakeview – A returning presence at linebacker for the Sailors, Rice registered 37 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 4.1 tackles per game.  Offensively, his lone reception of the season went for a 21-yard touchdown against Conneaut Valley.

Brennan Wassil, Junior QB/DB, Kennedy Catholic – Wassil, in his first season at the helm of the Golden Eagles’ offense, completed 57-of-118 passes (48.3 percent) for 856 yards and 11 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.  Wassil is on pace to throw for 2,568 yards and 33 touchdowns in his career for Kennedy Catholic.

Bryan McNally, Junior TE/LB, Girard – The featured receiver in a Yellowjacket aerial assault which averaged more than 140 yards per game, McNally finished as one of District 10′s top small school tight ends, statistically speaking, by snagging 33 passes for 583 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 17.7 yards per reception.

Cameron Cyphert, Senior OL/DL, Cochranton – Cyphert helped to pave the way for a Cardinal offensive unit which averaged 284.5 yards (188.6 rushing, 95.9 passing) and 20.3 points per game, producing an 800-yard rusher and two 340+-yard passers while scoring 24 total offensive touchdowns (20 rushing, four passing).  Defensively, he added 101 tackles (72 solo), a sack, an interception, a deflected pass, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, averaging 11.2 tackles per game while posting a 21-tackle performance against Cambridge Springs.

Chad Eisenhooth, Junior QB, Cochranton – Eisenhuth was limited to only four games for the Cardinals last season, connecting on 26-of-55 passes (47.3 percent) for 343 yards and one touchdown, surpassing the 100-yard mark in one game.  For his career, Eisenhuth has thrown for 994 yards for Cochranton.

Chad Williams, Senior RB/LB/DB, Grove City – A two-way weapon for the District 10 champion and PIAA AAA quarterfinalist Eagles, Williams recorded 73 tackles (41 solo), five sacks, two interceptions, three deflected passes, three fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, averaging 6.1 tackles per game.  He posted a season-best 11 tackles in the PIAA quarterfinals against Montour and 2.5 sacks in a playoff victory over Erie East.  But Williams also was a weapon as a running back, recording 33 carries for 306 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per rush.  He also returned six combined kickoffs and punts for 112 yards.

Chase Doyle, Senior K, North East – Doyle handled the placekicking and kickoff chores for the Grape Pickers last season, converting 43 extra points and averaging 42.8 yards per kickoff on 60 boots, with one touchback.  His 43 points scored accounted for 12.6 percent of North East’s season scoring output.

Christopher Kirkland, Senior RB/DB, Erie Strong Vincent – Kirkland was one of four backs who surpassed the 700-yard plateau last season, as he rushed for 745 yards on 97 carries and caught another 10 passes for 88 yards, averaging 7.7 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception while scoring 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving).  He added 29 tackles and an interception on defense, and, on special teams, returned six kickoffs for 119 yards and a touchdown (an 88-yard return against North East), averaging 19.8 yards per return.

Clay Allen, Senior RB/DB, West Middlesex – One of two 800+-yard rushers for the District 10 Class A finalist Big Red, Allen finished his junior season with 891 yards on 109 carries and caught another six passes for 67 yards, scoring 12 total touchdowns (11 rushing, one receiving) and averaging 8.2 yards per carry and 11.2 yards per reception.  He finished five of West Middlesex’ 12 games with more than 100 yards rushing.  Defensively, Allen added 47 tackles (36 solo), three deflected passes and three forced fumbles, averaging 3.9 tackles per game.

Clay Bortner, Junior RB/LB, Conneaut Valley – Bortner tallied 61 tackles (45 solo), a sack, an interception, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery for the Indians last season, averaging 6.8 tackles per game.

Cody Hughes, Senior OL/DL, Sharpsville – A key returning presence in the trenches for the Blue Devils, Hughes helped to pave the way for an efficient Sharpsville Wing-T offensive attack which produced three backs with between 590 and 1,100 rushing yards and a 1,000-yard passing quarterback.  Sharpsville averaged 38.1 points per game en route to the District 10 A championship and a berth in the PIAA semifinals opposite Clairton, the program’s third state semifinal appearance in its history.

Cole Weaver, Senior OL/DL, Greenville – Weaver helped to pave the way for a Greenville offensive unit which averaged 267.9 yards (172.6 passing, 95.3 rushing) and 20.6 points per game, producing a 1,700-yard passer while scoring 27 total offensive touchdowns (19 passing, eight rushing).  Defensively, he added 47 tackles, averaging 5.4 tackles per game while posting a pair of games with 10 or more stops.

Corey Henry, Senior FB/LB, Erie Strong Vincent – A two-way presence for the 8-3 Colonels, Henry ran for 741 yards and five touchdowns on 120 carries, averaging 6.2 yards per carry while posting a trio of 100-yard rushing performances.  Defensively, he was also a force, tallying 44 tackles (28 solo), two sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging four tackles per game.

Corey Voorhis, Senior QB/CB, North East – A returning presence in the Grape Picker defensive backfield, Voorhis tallied 39 tackles (all solo), two interceptions, eight deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging 3.5 tackles per game.  He also added 117 yards rushing on 10 carries and caught three passes for 61 yards, averaging 11.7 yards per carry and 20.3 yards per reception, scoring one receiving touchdown.

Cornelius Barclay, Senior RB/LB, Mercyhurst Prep – One of two 1,000-yard rushers for the Lakers in 2011, Barclay totaled 1,324 yards on 170 carries and caught two passes for 50 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry and 25 yards per reception while scoring 18 rushing touchdowns and posting seven games with 100+ rushing yards.  Defensively, he added 44 tackles (24 solo) and two fumble recoveries, and, on special teams, he converted 39 extra points.  Including his touchdowns, Barclay scored 147 of Mercyhurst Prep’s 415 points on the season, or 35.4 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Damion Terry, Senior QB, Erie Cathedral Prep – A Michigan State recruit, Terry is on the fast track toward becoming Cathedral Prep’s first ever career 4,000-yard passer.  He completed 104-of-192 passes for 1,582 yards and 16 touchdowns and added another 381 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, helping lead the Ramblers to a 9-3 overall record and berth in the District 10 AAA championship game opposite Grove City.  He has thrown for 3,503 yards and 37 touchdown passes in his career to date.

Delton Williams, Senior RB/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep – An all-around weapon for Cathedral Prep, Williams amassed 1,107 all-purpose yards (393 receiving, 314 rushing, 400 punt/kickoff returns) and scored 12 total touchdowns (seven rushing, three receiving, one punt return, one kickoff return), averaging 6.8 yards per carry, 20.7 yards per reception, 16 yards per punt return and 20 yards per kickoff return.  Defensively, he added 32 tackles, a deflected pass and a forced fumble.  Williams is a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class and already holds several offers.

Demetrius Haywood, Senior OL/DL, Erie East – Haywood helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 265.7 yards (172.3 rushing, 93.4 passing) and 27.3 points per game en route to a 7-5 overall record and berth in the District 10 AAA semifinals opposite Grove City, producing an 1,100-yard rusher and 930-yard passer while scoring 38 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, 13 passing).  Defensively, Haywood amassed 49 tackles (45 solo), a team-leading 10.5 sacks and a blocked punt, averaging 4.9 stops per game.

DeShawn Coleman, Senior RB, Hickory – One of District 10′s best returning athletes, regardless of classification, Coleman enjoyed a breakout junior season as he headlined a Hickory rushing attack averaging better than 240 yards per contest.  In just 12 games, Coleman ran for 2,393 yards on 209 carries and caught another 10 passes for 160 yards, scoring 35 total touchdowns (31 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 misc.).  He averaged 11.5 yards per carry, 16 yards per reception and 17 of Hickory’s 38 points per game.  The Hornet senior is a West Virginia recruit.

Dewayne Burns Jr., Junior RB/DB, Farrell – Through the Steelers’ first seven games, Burns amassed 667 all-purpose yards (119 rushing, 141 receiving, 407 punt/kickoff returns) and scored three total touchdowns (two rushing, one kickoff return), averaging 3.9 yards per carry, 12.8 yards per reception, 12.7 yards per punt return and 25.5 yards per kickoff return.  He also posted 25 tackles, two interceptions and a deflected pass on defense.

Dionte Pope, Senior WR/DB, Hickory – The Hornets’ leading returning receiver, Pope snagged 14 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns last year, averaging 16 yards per reception.  Pope figures to be one of the keys to Hickory’s aerial assault in the coming 2012 season with the departure of Alexander Kirsch and Andrew Smith (combined 36 receptions, 692 yards, 8 TD) due to graduation.

Divone Jones, Senior OL/LB, Erie Strong Vincent – Jones posted 52 tackles and three sacks for the Colonels last season, averaging 4.7 tackles per game.

Doug Barnes, Senior RB/ILB, Erie East – Barnes tallied 52 tackles (41 solo) for the Warriors, averaging 4.7 tackles per game.

Eric Lucich, Sophomore RB/LB, West Middlesex – Lucich had a productive freshman campaign for the Big Red, tallying 37 tackles (26 solo), a team-leading five sacks, a deflected pass and a forced fumble, averaging 3.4 tackles per game.

Erik Swanson, Senior OL/DL, Erie Cathedral Prep – Swanson recorded 27 tackles (16 solo), five sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.5 tackles per game.

Ethan Stark, Junior P/K, McDowell – The Trojans’ punter and kickoff specialist, Stark booted 21 punts for an average of 35.3 yards, with three of his kicks (14.3 percent) downed inside the 20 yard line.  He also booted seven of his 60 kickoffs (11.7 percent) for touchbacks, averaging 47.7 yards per kickoff.  He also converted a pair of extra points.

Eugene Husband, Senior WR/DB, Erie Central Tech – A multi-purpose athlete for the Falcons, Husband finished as the team’s second-leading rusher and featured receiver after running for 528 yards on 43 carries and snagging 19 passes for 458 yards, averaging 12.3 yards per carry and 24.1 yards per reception while scoring nine total touchdowns (five rushing, four receiving).

Evan Daley, Senior OL/LB, Fort LeBoeuf – The Bison’s leading tackler from a season ago, Daley had quite the junior season, piling up 95 tackles (56 solo), two sacks, a deflected pass, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, averaging 9.5 tackles per game while posting a season-best 15 tackles in a narrow loss to Erie Cathedral Prep (14-7).

Felix Manus, Junior RB/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep – Manus recorded 21 tackles, two interceptions and five deflected passes for the Ramblers, averaging 2.1 tackles per game.  He also returned a combined 14 punts and kickoffs for 222 yards, averaging 15.4 yards per punt return and 17 yards per kickoff return.

Forest Wested, Senior QB, Farrell – Wested has helped lead Farrell to a 19-7 overall record (.730) winning percentage over the last two seasons after throwing for 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns entering the District 10 A semifinals opposite Sharpsville.  Over the last two seasons, Wested has thrown for more than 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Foster Reznor, Junior RB/DB, Grove City – The No. 2 rusher in a Grove City Wing-T offensive attack which averaged more than 300 rushing yards per game, Reznor posted 852 yards on 89 carries and caught another 13 passes for 299 yards, scoring 12 total offensive touchdowns (10 rushing, two receiving) and 14 total scores overall when factoring in defense and special teams.  Reznor averaged 9.6 yards per carry and 23 yards per reception, rushing for 100+ yards on three occasions and adding a 100-yard receiving performance against Greenville.  Defensively, he recorded 23 tackles (18 solo), three interceptions, seven deflected passes and a fumble recovery, and returned a seven kickoffs and punts for 153 yards.

Grant Panko, Senior QB/DB, Northwestern – Panko helped lead the Wildcats to a 5-6 overall record and berth in the District 10 AA quarterfinals opposite Hickory by completing 19-of-48 passes (39.5 percent) for 376 yards and five touchdowns against three interceptions.

Harold Price, Senior RB/LB, Grove City – One of seven athletes with at least 200 rushing yards for the District 10 AAA champion Eagles, Price was one of the two-way pieces to help stir Grove City’s drink last season.  In 85 total offensive touches (81 rushes, four receptions), Price registered 668 yards (579 rush, 89 receiving) and scored nine total touchdowns (eight rushing, one receiving).  He averaged 7.2 yards per carry and 22.3 yards per reception.  Defensively, Price recorded 63 tackles (35 solo), an interception and a blocked punt (which he recovered and returned for a touchdown), averaging 5.3 tackles per game.

J.J. Hauck, Senior OG/DE, Greenville – Hauck finished his junior season with 76 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, averaging 7.6 tackles per game.

Jacob Brown, Senior WR/CB, Greenville – Brown is one of the Trojans’ top returning tacklers after notching 95 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries, averaging 9.5 tackles per game while posting a quintet of games with 11 tackles or more.  He also caught a 33-yard pass for his only reception of the season.

Jacob Heynoski, Senior OL/LB, Fort LeBoeuf – Heynoski returns to his linebacker position after posting 50 tackles (37 solo), a deflected pass, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging five stops per game for the Bison.

Jacob Riffe, Senior QB/DB, Greenville – A returning presence in the Trojans’ defensive backfield, Riffe recorded 63 tackles, averaging seven stops per game while finishing with a season-best 11 tackles against Slippery Rock.

Jaden Ocasio, Junior OL/DL, Erie East – Ocasio helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 265.7 yards (172.3 rushing, 93.4 passing) and 27.3 points per game en route to a 7-5 overall record and berth in the District 10 AAA semifinals opposite Grove City, producing an 1,100-yard rusher and 930-yard passer while scoring 38 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, 13 passing).  Defensively, he added 29 tackles (24 solo) and 1.5 sacks for the Warriors. 

Jake Johnson, Senior LB, Eisenhower – Johnson recorded 28 tackles (16 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.1 tackles per game.

Jake McPhatter, Junior QB/DB, Kennedy Catholic – McPhatter’s listed as a quarterback, but he sure made a splash hauling in passes, snagging 15 receptions for 351 yards and five touchdowns, averaging more than 23 yards per catch.

Jake Plonski, Senior RB/LB, Erie Cathedral Prep – Plonski, a potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class, racked up 51 tackles, a sack, a deflected pass, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for the Ramblers in his junior season, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.

Jake Pound, Senior TE/LB, Harbor Creek – Primarily utilized on the defensive side of the ball, Pound finished his junior season with 67 tackles (41 solo), two sacks, an interception, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.7 tackles per game.  Pound recorded a season-best 14 tackles against North East.  He also caught a five-yard touchdown pass against Northwestern – his only reception of the season.

Jalen Scott, Senior RB/LB, Farrell – Through Farrell’s first seven games, Scott amassed 58 tackles and a fumble recovery, averaging 8.3 tackles per game while posting a trio of 11+-tackle performances.

James Conner, Senior RB/DE, McDowell – A potential collegiate prospect in the 2013 recruiting class at defensive end, Conner already holds an offer from Youngstown State and has generated interest from several FBS programs as well.  He was a defensive menace for the Trojans, amassing 46 tackles (27 solo), a team-leading 12 sacks and a deflected pass, averaging 4.2 tackles per game.  Offensively, he ran for 267 yards on 41 carries and caught another four passes for 75 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 18.8 yards per reception while scoring four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).

Jared Wolf, Senior OL/DL, Cochranton – Wolf helped to pave the way for a Cardinal offensive unit which averaged 284.5 yards (188.6 rushing, 95.9 passing) and 20.3 points per game, producing an 800-yard rusher and two 340+-yard passers while scoring 24 total offensive touchdowns (20 rushing, four passing). 

Jarrett Koper, Senior QB/DB, McDowell – An effective leader running McDowell’s flexbone/triple option offense last season, Koper wound up amassing 949 yards of total offense (681 rushing, 268 passing) and had a hand in nine total Trojan touchdowns (seven rushing, two passing).  He completed 10-of-25 passes (40 percent) and averaged 6.7 yards per carry on 101 rushes, posting a trio of 100-yard rushing performances.  Defensively, Koper posted 49 tackles (31 solo), an interception, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.9 tackles per game.

Jauwan Ford, Senior QB, Erie East – The field general at the controls for six of the Warriors’ seven victories in 2011, Ford connected on 64-of-114 passes (56.1 percent) for 939 yards and 12 touchdowns against only two interceptions and adding a trio of rushing touchdowns on 57 keepers.  Ford threw for 100+ yards four times and finished four games with multiple touchdown passes, helping lead Erie East to its first District 10 playoff berth in school history.

Jayce Corklin, Senior ATH, Titusville – Corklin did a little bit of everything for the 3-7 Rockets last season, emerging as a weapon in all three phases of the game.  He ultimately finished with 762 all-purpose yards (354 rushing, 62 receiving, 346 punt/kickoff returns) and scored three total touchdowns (two rushing, one kickoff return), averaging 2.9 yards per carry, 15.5 yards per reception and 31.3 yards per kickoff return.  He ran for a season-high 121 yards against Sharon.  Defensively, Corklin added 51 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.

Jeb Fedorchuck, Senior WR/DB, Eisenhower – Fedorchuck recorded nine tackles (seven solo), three interceptions, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Knights.

Jeff Thompkins, Senior RB/OLB, Kennedy Catholic – A multi-purpose weapon out of the backfield for the Golden Eagles, Thompkins ran for 343 yards on 62 carries and caught 13 passes for 331 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and 25.5 yards per reception while scoring seven total touchdowns (five receiving, two rushing).

Jeremy Jansco, Senior QB, West Middlesex – A three-year starter for the Big Red, Jansco helped direct a West Middlesex offensive unit that averaged better than 310 yards and 27.7 points per game en route to a berth in the District 10 Class A championship game.  In his junior season, Jansco connected on 78-of-158 passes (49.4 percent) for 1,148 yards and 13 touchdowns against only six interceptions.  He threw for 100+ yards four times, including one game of 200+ yards, and finished five games with multiple touchdown passes.  In his career, Jansco has thrown for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Jesse Rice, Junior WR/DB, Oil City – The Oilers’ featured wide receiver, Rice hauled in 32 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per reception.  He also completed 3-of-3 pass attempts for 128 yards and two touchdowns.  Defensively, he added 49 tackles (28 solo) and a deflected pass, averaging 6.1 tackles per game.

Jesse Rodgers, Senior QB/FS, Sharon Area – The Tigers’ top returning rusher, Rodgers ran for 429 yards and nine touchdowns on 62 carries, averaging 6.9 yards per carry.  Over the past two seasons, Rodgers has run for more than 1,300 yards and also helped lead Sharon to the 2010 District 10 AA championship.

Joe Bugdon, Senior RB/LB, Fort LeBoeuf – The featured running back in a Bison ground game which averaged better than 200 yards per game, Bugdon ran for 646 yards on 163 carries and caught another four passes for 67 yards, averaging 3.9 yards per carry and 16.8 yards per reception while scoring five total touchdowns (all rushing).  Defensively, he added 10 tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble.

Joe Desanti, Senior OL/DL, Mercyhurst Prep – Desanti helped to pave the way for a Laker offensive unit which averaged 379.7 yards (327.4 rushing, 52.3 passing) and 37.7 points per game en route to a 9-2 overall record and berth in the District 10 A quarterfinals opposite Farrell, producing three 930+-yard rushers and a 570-yard passer while scoring 59 total offensive touchdowns (53 rushing, six passing). 

Joe Dunn, Junior QB/DB, Girard – Dunn assumed the controls of the Yellowjackets’ offensive unit last season, and he ended his first year at the helm by completing 110-of-177 passes (62.1 percent) for 1,450 yards and 14 touchdowns against seven interceptions, averaging more than 140 yards passing per game.

Joe Hampy, Senior TE/LB, Erie Cathedral Prep – Hampy recorded 35 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in his junior season along the Ramblers’ defensive line, averaging 3.5 tackles per game.  He also caught a 20-yard pass from his tight end position for his lone reception of the season.

Joel Mascharka, Senior TE/LB, McDowell – Mascharka posted 33 tackles and a sack for the Trojans last season, averaging 3.9 tackles per game.

Joey Flynn, Senior HB/DB, Sharpsville – A multi-purpose offensive weapon for the District 10 A champion Blue Devils, Flynn recorded a hair over 1,000 all-purpose yards of offense, running for 592 yards and adding another 412 receiving.  He scored eight touchdowns via receptions.  Flynn played in the PIAA semifinal game against Clairton on an injured knee, and ran for 41 yards.

Joey Robinson, Senior TE/DL, Iroquois – In eight games, Robinson tallied 38 tackles, three sacks, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.8 tackles per game for the Braves.

John Pascuzzi, Senior RB/LB, Eisenhower – Even though he was limited to seven games last season, Pascuzzi still finished as the Knights’ leading rusher, recording 731 yards on 115 carries and hauling in three passes for 77 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 25.7 yards per reception while scoring five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receivng).  He added 34 tackles on defense and also returned a combined 14 kickoffs and punts for 316 yards, averaging 25.1 yards per punt return and 18 yards per kickoff return.

Jon Chereson, Senior K, Erie Cathedral Prep – A Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ Class AAA All-State selection at placekicker, Chereson proved quite a valuable commodity for the Ramblers.  He converted 53 extra points and nine field goals, accounting for 80 of the team’s 414 points on the season, or 19.3 percent of the team’s season scoring output.  He averaged 34.3 yards per punt on seven boots with two downed inside the 20 and he also nailed 16 of his 55 kickoffs (29.1 percent) for touchbacks.

Jon Ward, Senior QB/DB, Harbor Creek – A key returning presence in the Huskies’ defensive backfield, Ward recorded 65 tackles, two interceptions, four pass deflections and a fumble recovery,

averaging 6.5 tackles per game, posting a season-high 15 tackles against North East.  Also used in spot duty on offense, Ward amassed 52 total yards (29 passing, 23 rushing) in relief of senior field general Alex Griffith.  He also returned eight kickoffs for 136 yards, averaging 17 yards per return.

Jordan Gurdak, Senior HB/OLB, Youngsville – One of the Eagles’ leading tacklers last season, Gurdak tallied 78 tackles (49 solo), five sacks, an interception, five deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 7.8 tackles per game.  He was also one of the team’s featured running backs, posting 707 yards and seven touchdowns on 83 carries, averaging 8.5 yards per carry while finishing with a trio of 100-yard rushing performances.

Jordan Krause, Junior QB/RB/DB, Conneaut Valley – The field general for seven of Conneaut Valley’s nine games last season, Krause amassed 737 yards of total offense (634 passing, 103 rushing) and had a hand in three total Indian touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).  He completed 57-of-116 passes (49.1 percent) and averaged 1.5 yards per carry on 70 rushes.  He threw for 100+ yards in three games.  Krause posted 30 tackles (22 solo) on defense, averaged 30.7 yards per punt on 24 boots (with four downed inside the 20 yard line) and also returned 13 kickoffs for 211 yards, averaging 16.2 yards per kick return.

Jordan Willetts, Senior WR/DB, Warren – One of four Dragon receivers with more than 20 receptions in an aerial assault which averaged just over 231 yards per game, Willets hauled in 27 passes for 438 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per catch and close to 44 yards per game.  Willetts posted a seven-reception, 143-yard performance in a 21-6 Dragon loss to Bradford.

Josh Dennis, Senior WR/OLB, Cochranton – Dennis finished his junior season with 52 tackles (38 solo), a sack, two interceptions (one returned 49 yards for a touchdown), four deflected passes, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.8 tackles per game.  He also ran for 147 yards on 33 carries and caught another five passes for 50 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 10 yards per reception.

Josh Reinke, Senior RB/DB, Union City – The Bears’ featured wide receiver in 2011, Reinke snagged 19 passes for 346 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 18.2 yards per reception.  Reinke accounted for 70.4 percent of Union City’s pass receptions on the season.

Justin Reynolds, Junior TE/DE, Greenville – A force for the Trojans at defensive end, Reynolds finished a successful sophomore season with 84 tackles (48 solo), two sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 8.4 tackles per game.  He posted a career-best 14 tackles in a playoff loss to General McLane.  Offensively, he caught one pass for 19 yards.

Justyn Roda, Senior K/P, Iroquois – Roda figures to be a key two-way presence for the Braves this fall after he collected 38 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, a deflected pass, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, averaging 3.8 tackles per game.  He also averaged 34.7 yards per punt on 41 attempts and added 192 rushing yards on 37 carries and four receptions for 65 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 16.3 yards per reception while scoring five total touchdowns and converting 13 extra points.

Kendall Bonnett, Senior WR/DB, Girard – One of three Yellowjacket receivers with 20 receptions or more last season, Bonnett hauled in 22 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 14 yards per catch.

Kevin Daly, Junior RB/LB, Oil City – Daly was the featured tailback for the Oilers last season, running for 402 yards on 90 carries and hauling in eight passes for 85 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 10.6 yards per reception while scoring five rushing touchdowns.

Khyre Drayer, Senior RB/LB, McDowell – A returning two-way presence for the Trojans in their 8-3 season a year ago, Drayer recorded 51 tackles (40 solo), two interceptions, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.6 tackles per game.  Offensively, he ran for 498 yards on 95 carries and caught two passes for 26 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception while scoring eight touchdowns (all rushing).

Kirk Dillen, Senior K, General McLane – Dillon handled the kickoff and placekicking chores for the District 10 AA finalist Lancers, booting four of his 73 kickoffs (5.5 percent) for touchbacks and averaging 38.5 yards per kick.  He also converted 44 extra points, accounting for 44 of the team’s 450 points scored on the season, or 9.8 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Kyle Trinch, Senior WR/DB, Grove City – A key returning presence in the Grove City defensive backfield, Trinch had quite a successful junior season, posting 40 tackles (30 solo), a team-best seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), seven deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.3 tackles per contest.  Trinch was responsible for 29.2 percent of the Eagles’ team interception total for all of 2011 (24).  Also a lightly used commodity in the passing game, Trinch caught five passes for 61 yards, averaging 12.2 yards per reception.

Kyle Wise, Junior RB/DB, Saegertown – The Panthers’ leading returning rusher from a season ago, Wise ran for 369 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries, averaging seven yards per rush attempt.

Lance Messett II, Senior WR/DB, Farrell – The Steelers’ top returning receiver, Messett snagged 26 passes for 331 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 12.7 yards per reception entering the District 10 A semifinals.

Logan Stearns, Junior OL/DL, Conneaut Valley – Stearns helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive unit which averaged 147.9 yards (93.7 passing, 54.2 rushing) and 7.6 points per game, producing a 630-yard passer while scoring seven total offensive touchdowns (four rushing, three passing).  Defensively, Stearns added 35 tackles (27 solo), six sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, averaging 3.9 tackles per game.

Logan Way, Junior WR/DB, Oil City – Appearing in six games for Oil City, Way snagged 13 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 19 yards per reception.  He also added 11 tackles and three deflected passes on defense.

Luke Patten, Senior HB/OLB, West Middlesex – Named to the Pennsylvania Sportswriter’s Class A All-State football team at linebacker, Patten posted 140 tackles (94 solo), five sacks, an interception, two deflected passes, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt, averaging 11.7 tackles per game.  Patten finished six of the Big Red’s 12 games with 12 or more tackles, including 16 stops against Mercer and 15 tackles against Lakeview.  Patten also emerged as a threat on offense over WM’s last month of the season, rushing for 310 yards on 32 carries and hauling in seven passes for 82 yards, scoring three total touchdowns and averaging 9.7 yards per carry and 11.7 yards per reception.

Marcus Erdman, Senior QB/DB, General McLane – Erdman made his presence known in the Lancers’ defensive secondary where he recorded 36 tackles (20 solo), an interception, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.8 tackles per game.  He also saw some time under center behind then-senior Josh Ponsoll, who amassed more than 1,400 yards of total offense.  In limited action, Erdman completed 4-of-5 passes (80 percent) for 112 yards and one touchdown and ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per rush.

Mario Heidelberg, Senior RB/LB, Erie Strong Vincent – Heidelberg tallied 33 tackles (26 solo) for Strong Vincent, averaging 4.1 tackles per game.

Mark Davis, Senior WR/DE, Warren – The leading returning receiver from a Warren aerial assault which averaged better than 230 yards per game a year ago, Davis hauled in 35 passes for 560 yards and led all Dragon receivers with nine touchdowns scored, averaging 16 yards per reception.  Davis posted six games with four or more receptions and had a 126-yard, three-touchdown game against Strong Vincent in a 56-39 loss.  He surpassed the 80-yard mark for receiving three times in 2011.

Matt Cragg, Senior ATH, Corry – Cragg did a little bit of everything for the Beavers in 2011 – he threw passes, caught passes, finished as the team’s leading rusher and also returned kickoffs and punts.  When it was all said and done, Cragg finished with 1,471 all-purpose yards (118 passing, 674 rushing, 240 receiving, 449 kickoff/punt returns) and scored seven total touchdowns (four rushing, one kickoff return, two misc.).  He connected on 8-of-28 passes (28.6 percent), averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 141 rushes and 14.1 yards per catch on 17 receptions.  On special teams, he averaged 16.8 yards per punt return and 21.1 yards per kickoff return.  Defensively, Cragg added 40 tackles (all solo), two interceptions and five deflected passes.

Matt Jones, Junior WR/SS, Greenville – Jones finished his sophomore season with 53 tackles (29 solo) and a sack, averaging 7.4 tackles per game while posting games of 10 tackles each against North East and Reynolds.

Matt Monda, Senior WR/DB, Conneaut Valley – Monda chalked up 34 tackles (28 solo), a sack, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.7 tackles per game.

Melvyn Henderson, Senior QB/DB, Erie East – Henderson finished with 63 tackles (45 solo), an interception (returned 76 yards for a touchdown), six deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.7 tackles per game.  Offensively, he completed 2-of-2 passes for 21 yards, ran for 42 yards on 14 carries and caught six passes for 112 yards, averaging three yards per carry and 18.7 yards per reception while scoring five additional touchdowns (three receiving, two rushing).

Michael Hasberry, Senior WR/DB, Iroquois – Hasberry finished his junior season with 43 tackles, an interception (returned 34 yards for a touchdown), three deflected passes and two fumble recoveries, averaging 4.3 tackles per game for the Braves.

Michael Nardone, Senior QB, Hickory – An accurate and reliable presence at the helm of Hickory’s offensive arsenal last season, Nardone connected on 74-of-121 passes (61.7 percent) for 1,337 yards and 13 touchdowns against only seven interceptions, averaging a hair under 103 yards per game.  Nardone helped lead the Hornets to an 11-2 record and the school’s first District 10 football championship since 1991 and fourth D10 crown overall.  Hickory has won 21 of its last 26 games.

Mike Palumbo, Senior FB/LB, Hickory – The second-leading rusher in the Hornets’ rushing attack which averaged more than 240 rushing yards per game, Palumbo tallied 400 yards and four touchdowns in 65 carries and caught another nine passes for 84 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 9.3 yards per reception.

Mitchell Kalchthaler, Junior OG/DL, Greenville – Kalchthaler helped to pave the way for a Greenville offensive unit which averaged 267.9 yards (172.6 passing, 95.3 rushing) and 20.6 points per game, producing a 1,700-yard passer while scoring 27 total offensive touchdowns (19 passing, eight rushing).  Defensively, he posted 53 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble, averaging 6.6 stops per game.

Nate Brest, Senior OL/DL, Mercer Area – A 6’3, 265-pound frame returning to the Mustangs’ offensive and defensive fronts, Brest contributed 43 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery from his position on the defensive line and also helped to pave the way for a Mercer offense which averaged 372.2 yards (342.5 rush, 29.7 pass) and 35 points per game.  Mercer finished the season with two 750+-yard rushers, one of which went over 2,300 yards.

Nate Klinger, Senior QB/DB, Maplewood – Klinger finished his junior season by completing 35-of-103 passes (34 percent) for 343 yards and one touchdown and adding another seven rushing touchdowns on 82 keepers.  He threw for 100+ yards once (in a victory over Iroquois), and directed a Tiger offensive unit which averaged 202.4 yards and 11 points per game.

Nate Kokoski, Senior RB/LB, Lakeview – Kokoski finished the season as Lakeview’s second-leading rusher, totaling 308 yards and five touchdowns on 76 carries, averaging 4.1 yards per rush.  Defensively, he wound up among the team leaders in tackles, posting 57 tackles and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.3 tackles per game.

Nathan O’Brien, Senior WR/DB, Eisenhower – The only Knight receiver to finish the season with double-digit receptions, O’Brien hauled in 17 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per reception.  He also posted 40 tackles (21 solo), an interception, three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging four tackles per game.  O’Brien also made his presence felt on special teams, too, averaging 36.9 yards per punt on 29 boots, with nine of those kicks (31 percent) downed inside the 20 yard line.

Nathaniel Smith, Junior QB/DE, Corry – The Beavers’ field general in 2011, Smith had a hand in leading Corry to a six-win season and berth in the District 10 AAA playoffs by amassing 1,624 total yards of offense (1,389 passing, 235 rushing) and contributing to 16 combined rushing and passing touchdowns.  Smith connected on 97-of-229 passes (43.3 percent) and averaged 3.1 yards per carry on 76 rushes.  He threw for 100+ yards in seven of 11 games and is on pace to throw for nearly 4,200 yards in his career, which would be good enough for second in school history behind only Scottie Frisina.

Nicholas Dubowski, Senior RB/LB, Erie Cathedral Prep – A returning two-way presence for the Ramblers, Dubowski notched 40 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery (returned 27 yards for a touchdown), averaging four tackles per game.  Offensively, he posted 331 yards on 54 carries and caught another 10 passes for 63 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 6.3 yards per reception while scoring six rushing touchdowns.

Nick Dombkowski, Senior QB/DB, Fort LeBoeuf – A dual-threat athlete at the helm of the Bison’s offensive arsenal, Dombkowski collected 601 yards of total offense (422 passing, 179 rushing) and accounted for eight total Fort LeBoeuf touchdowns (seven rushing, one passing).  He completed 17-of-49 passes (34.7 percent) and averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 53 rushes, twice throwing for 100+ yards in a game.  Defensively, he added 30 tackles (18 solo), two deflected passes and a fumble recovery, averaging three tackles per game.

Nik Griffin, Senior OL/DL, Conneaut Valley – Griffin helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive unit which averaged 147.9 yards (93.7 passing, 54.2 rushing) and 7.6 points per game, producing a 630-yard passer while scoring seven total offensive touchdowns (four rushing, three passing).  Defensively, Griffin added 57 tackles (43 solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 7.1 tackles per game.

Nolan Griffin, Senior QB, Conneaut Valley – Griffin saw a more varied role in his junior season for the Indians, amassing 522 all-purpose yards of offense (231 rushing, 209 passing, 82 receiving) and accounting for three total Indian touchdowns (two rushing, one passing), averaging 2.3 yards per carry, 6.3 yards per reception and completing 17-of-42 passes (40.5 percent).  Over the past two seasons, Griffin has thrown for more than 1,600 yards for Conneaut Valley.  Defensively, he added 41 tackles (31 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.

Paul Beresford, Junior OL/DL, Conneaut Valley – Beresford helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive unit which averaged 147.9 yards (93.7 passing, 54.2 rushing) and 7.6 points per game, producing a 630-yard passer while scoring seven total offensive touchdowns (four rushing, three passing).  Defensively, he added 33 tackles (25 solo) and three sacks, averaging 5.5 tackles per game.

Paul Kafando, Senior WR/S, Erie Central Tech – He’s listed as a wide receiver, but Kafando put quite a charge in the Falcons’ ground game.  He ran for 1,152 yards and 14 touchdowns on 144 carries, averaging eight yards per carry and more than 100 yards per game.

Quinn Thompson, Senior TE/DE, General McLane – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at tight end, Thompson provides a 6’5 frame and already holds more than a half dozen scholarship offers, mostly from Mid-American Conference schools.  One of the Lancers’ key two-way presences, Thompson collected 39 tackles (23 solo), three sacks, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), two deflected passes and a forced fumble, averaging three tackles per game.  Offensively, he ran for 116 yards on 12 carries and caught three passes for 52 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per carry and 17.3 yards per reception while scoring four additional touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving).

Riley Warren, Senior OL/LB, McDowell – Warren is McDowell’s top returning tackler from a season ago, as he collected 76 tackles (48 solo), a deflected pass and a fumble recovery, averaging 6.9 tackles per game while finishing a trio of games with 10+ stops, including a season-best 15 tackles against Seneca Valley.

Rob Wilston, Junior RB/LB, Eisenhower – One of three 300+-yard rushers last season for the Knights, Wilston ran for 326 yards on 90 carries and caught one pass for 10 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per carry while scoring two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).  He added 24 tackles, a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense as well.

Rocco Gatta, Senior ATH, Youngsville – Gatta amassed 555 all-purpose yards (166 rushing, 209 receiving, 180 kickoff/punt returns), averaging 6.4 yards per carry, 12.3 yards per reception, 16.3 yards per punt return and 16.7 yards per kickoff return while scoring seven total touchdowns (four receiving, two rushing, one misc.).  Defensively, he added 27 tackles (16 solo), four interceptions (tied for the team lead), six deflected passes, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Rocky Owens, Senior RB/LB, North East – Owens returns to his linebacker position after chalking up 59 tackles (all solo), an interception and two deflected passes, averaging 5.9 tackles per game while finishing a trio of games with 10 or more tackles.  Offensively, he ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, averaging 6.1 yards per carry.

Roman Klaric, Senior WR/S, West Middlesex – A force from his position at safety, Klaric totaled 66 tackles (50 solo), an interception, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, averaging 5.5 tackles per game while posting a pair of 11+-tackle games for the District 10 A runners-up.

Ross Barnett, Senior OL/DL, Fort LeBoeuf – Barnett is a key two-way presence for the Bison, helping to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 259.1 yards (212 rushing, 47.1 passing) and 16.5 points per game, producing three 460+-yard rushers and a 420-yard passer while scoring 21 total offensive touchdowns (20 rushing, one passing).  Defensively, Barnett added 43 tackles (29 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.3 tackles per game.

Ryan Connor, Senior RB/DB, Mercyhurst Prep – A returning veteran presence in the Lakers’ defensive backfield, Connor tallied 29 tackles (20 solo), two interceptions, a deflected pass and a forced fumble, averaging 2.6 tackles per game.  In limited offensive action, he added 35 yards rushing and one touchdown on eight carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

Ryan Currie, Senior QB, Slippery Rock Area – Currie helped the Rockets rebound from a winless 2010 season to a 7-4 finish and berth in the District 10 AAA quarterfinals opposite Meadville by amassing 1,282 yards of total offense (757 rushing, 525 passing) and accounted for 16 total Slippery Rock touchdowns (11 rushing, five passing).  He completed 28-of-73 passes (38.4 percent) and averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 147 rushes.  For his career, Currie has amassed 1,269 passing yards and 1,149 rushing yards while accounting for 23 total touchdowns.

Ryan Morris, Junior WR/DB, Corry – One of the top returning tacklers to the Beavers’ defensive unit in 2012, Morris finished his sophomore season with 80 tackles (all solo), averaging 7.3 tackles per game.  Morris posted a season-best 17 tackles in a 28-21 victory over North East.

Sage Pope, Senior TE/OLB, West Middlesex – The top returning receiver from an aerial assault which averaged just over 100 yards per game last season, Pope hauled in 14 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 18.9 yards per reception.  Pope had quite a performance in West Middlesex’ 18-13 loss to Farrell, hauling in seven passes for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  But No. 6 didn’t stop there.  Defensively, he accounted for 60 tackles (40 solo), one sack, one interception, seven deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging five tackles per game.

Sam Bodamer, Senior TE/ILB, Titusville – Bodamer is Titusville’s leading returning tackler and he had quite the solid junior season for the Rockets, amassing 88 tackles (all solo), two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, averaging 8.8 tackles per game.  He finished four games with 10 or more tackles, including a 16-stop game against Corry and a 14-tackle game the week prior against Franklin.

Sam Breese, Junior OL/DL, Lakeview – Breese helped to pave the way for a Sailor offensive unit which averaged 265.1 yards (237.7 rushing, 27.4 passing) and 21.4 points per game, producing a 1,350-yard rusher while scoring 20 total offensive touchdowns (15 rushing, five passing).  Defensively, Breese collected 62 tackles (34 solo), a team-leading five sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt, averaging 6.9 tackles per game.

Sam Owoc, Senior RB/LB, Oil City – Owoc was the Oilers’ No. 3 rusher, totaling 319 yards on 61 carries and catching another three passes for 45 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 15 yards per reception while scoring four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).

Seth Wachter, Senior OL/DL, Youngsville – Wachter helped to pave the way for an Eagle offensive unit which averaged 341.6 yards (244.4 rushing, 97.2 passing) and 32.2 points per game en route to a 10-1 overall record (and an undefeated regular season), District 10 Region 2 championship and berth in the District 10 A quarterfinals opposite West Middlesex, producing three 670+-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard passer while scoring 48 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 15 passing).  Defensively, Wachter added 15 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Shane Taubert, Senior OL/DL, Corry – A returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Beavers, Taubert has a respectable junior season, posting 72 tackles and seven sacks, averaging 6.5 tackles per game.  Taubert finished three games with 10+ tackles, including a season-best 13 stops in the D10 AAA quarterfinals against Erie East, and also had two games with multiple quarterback sacks.

Shannon Jackson, Junior RB/CB, Fairview – The Tigers’ second-leading rusher in 2011, Jackson totaled 474 yards and three touchdowns on 88 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.

Shaquwan Carson, Junior WR/DB, Erie Cathedral Prep – Carson saw limited time in the Rambler defensive secondary, posting seven tackles (six solo), two interceptions and two deflected passes, averaging 2.3 stops per game.  He tied for the team lead in interceptions with teammate and fellow sophomore Felix Manus.

Shaun Smoker, Junior OL/DL, Grove City – One of the big frames fronting Grove City’s powerful Wing-T attack, Smoker helped to pave the way for an Eagle offensive unit which averaged 402.6 yards (333.8 rush, 68.8 pass) and 49.4 points per game en route to the District 10 AAA championship and berth in the PIAA quarterfinals opposite WPIAL champion Montour.  Smoker provided blocking for a unit which ran for 4,005 yards in just 12 games, producing seven backs with at least 200 rushing yards and three with at least 575 yards.  The Eagles scored 79 total offensive touchdowns last season (73 rushing, six passing).

T.J. Hardy, Senior K, Youngsville – Hardy converted 40 extra points and four field goals for the District 10 Region 2 champion Eagles, accounting for 52 of the team’s 354 points scored on the season, or 14.7 percent of the team’s season scoring output.  He also booted three of his 64 kickoffs for touchbacks and recorded 10 tackles (nine solo), a deflected pass, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

Taylor Stamm, Senior QB/WR, Oil City – Oil City’s No. 2 quarterback last season, Stamm connected on 40-of-102 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards twice.  He also added one rushing touchdown on 38 keepers.

Thomas Higgins, Senior RB/DB, Mercyhurst Prep – The No. 3 rusher in a Mercyhurst Prep offensive arsenal which averaged more than 325 yards per game on the ground last season, Higgins ran for 931 yards and 13 touchdowns on 145 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry to go along with a quartet of 100-yard rushing performances.  Defensively, he chipped in with 58 tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles, averaging 5.3 tackles per game.

Trevor Harrison, Senior OL/DL, West Middlesex – Harrison helped to pave the way for a West Middlesex offensive unit which averaged 314 yards (205.2 rushing, 108.8 passing) and 27.7 points per game en route to a 7-5 overall record and berth in the District 10 A championship game opposite eventual PIAA A semifinalist Sharpsville, producing a pair of 890-yard rushers and an 1,140-yard passer while scoring 49 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 16 passing).

Trevor Spicer, Junior RB/LB, Eisenhower – The Knights’ second-leading rusher last season, Spicer tallied 333 yards on 73 carries and scored one touchdown, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.  He also contributed 45 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble on defense, averaging 4.5 stops per game.

Trey Staunch, Sophomore QB/LB, West Middlesex – Staunch enjoyed a successful freshman campaign for the District 10 A runners-up, posting 60 tackles (37 solo), three sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.

Trey Vanaken, Junior RB/ILB, Greenville – Vanaken is the Trojans’ top returning tackler after recording 114 tackles (65 solo), an interception and two fumble recoveries, averaging 11.4 tackles per game while finishing six of Greenville’s 10 games with 11+ tackles, including 19 tackles in a playoff loss to General McLane and 16 tackles in a victory over Northwestern.

Tyler Bretz, Senior RB/LB, Harbor Creek – The featured running back in a Huskie offensive unit which averaged just under 220 yards per game on the ground last season, Bretz totaled 1,082 yards and 13 touchdowns on 136 carries, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and nearly 110 yards per game.  He surpassed the 100-yard mark in a game six times.  But Bretz didn’t just stop there.  He was also a force on the defensive side of the ball, too, amassing 78 tackles (59 solo) and four sacks, averaging 7.8 tackles per game.  Bretz posted three games with 10 or more total tackles.

Tyler Engle, Senior RB/LB, Corry – A multi-purpose weapon on the offensive side of the ball, Engle accounted for 664 all-purpose yards (403 rushing, 261 receiving) and scored seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving).  He averaged just over six yards per carry and 11.9 yards per reception.  Between rushes and receptions, Engle totaled 89 touches, meaning he scored a touchdown every 12th touch.

Tyler Fattman, Junior RB/CB, Greenville – Greenville’s leading returning rusher and receiver, Fattman recorded 335 yards on 67 carries and caught another 19 passes for 186 yards, averaging five yards per carry and 9.8 yards per reception while scoring four total touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).

Tyler Hendricks, Senior RB/LB, General McLane – The Lancers’ leading returning tackler, Hendricks posted 57 tackles (30 solo), averaging 4.8 stops per game, posting a season-high 10 tackles in a victory over Bradford.  Offensively, Hendricks ran for 117 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries, averaging just over four yards per carry.

Tyler Koszewski, Senior TE/DE/P, North East – The Grape Pickers’ punter, Koszewski averaged 32.4 yards per punt on 23 boots with a long of 50 yards.  He also registered 42 tackles (all solo) and a sack, averaging 3.8 stops per game.  Lastly, he netted a six-yard touchdown reception for his only catch on offense.

Tyler Luchey, Senior WR/DB, Sharpsville – The featured wide receiver in the Blue Devils’ aerial assault after Joey Flynn was lost for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury, Luchey grabbed 27 passes for 459 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 17 yards per reception.  In the Blue Devils’ PIAA quarterfinal and semifinal games, Luchey caught a combined five passes for 57 yards.

Tyler Pulos, Senior OL/LB, Fort LeBoeuf – Pulos helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 259.1 yards (212 rushing, 47.1 passing) and 16.5 points per game, producing three 460+-yard rushers and a 420-yard passer while scoring 21 total offensive touchdowns (20 rushing, one passing).  Defensively, he added 42 tackles (27 solo), averaging 4.2 stops per game.

Tyler Sanders, Junior RB/LB, General McLane – The Lancers’ third-leading tackler in their run to the District 10 AA championship game opposite Hickory, Sanders tallied 56 tackles (32 solo), three sacks and two fumble recoveries, averaging 5.6 tackles per game.

Tylor Keyes, Senior G/DL, Youngsville – Keyes helped to pave the way for an Eagle offensive unit which averaged 341.6 yards (244.4 rushing, 97.2 passing) and 32.2 points per game en route to a 10-1 overall record (and an undefeated regular season), District 10 Region 2 championship and berth in the District 10 A quarterfinals opposite West Middlesex, producing three 670+-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard passer while scoring 48 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 15 passing).  Defensively, Keyes added 30 tackles (15 solo), four sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Tyrone Archie, Junior OL/DL, Farrell – Archie helped to pave the way for a Steeler offensive unit which produced a pair of 500+-yard rushers and an 1,100-yard passer while reaching the District 10 A semifinals against Sharpsville.

Tyree Spearman, Junior RB/DB, McDowell – A veteran presence in the Trojans’ defensive secondary, Spearman registered 51 tackles (38 solo), an interception (returned 47 yards for a touchdown), three deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, averaging 4.6 tackles per game for the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinalists.

Willie Horne, Senior RB/LB, Erie East – Horne fills the role of East’s top returning tackler after notching 129 tackles (80 solo) and a sack as a junior for the D10 AAA semifinalists.  He averaged 11.7 tackles per game, finishing nine games with 10+ tackles, including four games with 13 stops or more.

Zach Bigley, Junior QB/DB, Lakeview – A dual-threat quarterback at the helm of the Sailors’ offensive arsenal, Bigley amassed 408 yards of total offense (230 passing, 178 rushing) and had a hand in six total Lakeview touchdowns (five passing, one rushing).  He completed 16-of-41 passes (39 percent) and averaged 4.1 yards per carry on 44 rushes.  Defensively, he added 23 tackles (17 solo) and three deflected passes.

Zach VanDusen, Junior WR/DB, Lakeview – VanDusen did a little bit of everything for Lakeview last season, running for 182 yards on 28 carries and hauling in a team-best 10 passes for 154 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 15.4 yards per reception while scoring six total touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving).  Defensively, he added 38 tackles (22 solo), two interceptions, five deflected passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, and, on special teams, he returned 10 kickoffs for 158 yards, averaging 15.8 yards per return.

Follow WesternPAFootball.net on Twitter @WPAFootball

Leave a Reply

3 Responses to “2012 District 10 Watch List”

  1. Lance says:

    I’m thinking Greenville could be a AA sleeper with all the players they have listed.

  2. Jeremy Ransom says:

    Very nice list, Dave. I couldn’t have done it any better myself! Chuck is right, Christmann is one hell of a ballplayer. Not sure about best in D10, but he should be on the list. Also, Conneaut Valley no longer exists, nor does Linesville. They combined to form Conneaut, and are now Class AAA.

  3. Chuck Carpenter says:

    You left arguably the best player in dist 10 off this list – Forrest Christmann



EasternPAFootball.com - Your source for High School Football in Eastern PAWesternPAFootball.net - Your source for High School Football in Western PA

Web
WesternPAFootball
logo logo







WesternPAFootball - Your source for High School Football in Western PA

Main | Advertising | Contact us
Powered by Lehigh Valley Sites

DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript

Copyright 2007-2016 WesternPAFootball.net. No portion of this website may be reproduced or duplicated without the express written consent of WesternPAFootball.net.