Pennsylvania Football News, a website dedicated to all things high school football within the borders of the Keystone State, recently released its 2010 all-state teams.
Peters Township senior linebacker Will McClure was a fourth-team selection in Class AAAA.
A pair of local players were honored in Class AAA. Ringgold senior defensive back Niko McPherson - a second-team selection by the sports writers - was chosen to the third team and Kyle McWreath of Trinity was a fourth-team pick at linebacker.
Would someone please explain to me how Trinity kicker Mike Cleveland was left off the sports writers' and PA Football News all-state teams? Anyone? Anyone? There is absolutely no way there were that many kicker in the classification better than him, let alone a kicker who intercepted six passes and caught five touchdowns. A ridiculous ommission.
Not surprisingly, South Fayette dominated the Class AA picks.
Quarterback Christian Brumbaugh, receiver Tyler Challingsworth and offensive lineman Nick Faraci - all seniors - were first-team selections. Jeff Davis was a third-team pick at running back. Lions senior linebacker Eric Myers, a first-team pick by the sports writers, was a third-team choice.
Washington's Austin Phillips - a 6-3, 290-pound senior - made third-team offensive line and teammate Julien Anderson was also a third-team pick. Anderson was selected at quarterback, which is interesting considering Josh Wise was the Prexies' starting quarterback the entire season. Oops!
California senior receiver Dakota Conway, who caught 15 touchdowns during the regular season, was selected to the Class A first team. Monessen's Nick Bolias, a lockdown corner and seldom-throw senior defensive back, made the first-team defense. Beth-Center placed two players on the second-team defense in defensive back Deshan Brown and linebacker Jake Sofran. Both players return next season. Teammate Jesse Vuono made fourth-team linebacker. From the Black Hills Conference, Fort Cherry junior Corey Garry was a third-team linebacker and Chartiers-Houston defensive lineman Nate Grandelis was selected to the fourth team.
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