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Six Marauders receive statewide recognition

PFN coaches all-state

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic had six players honored on the Pennsylvania Football News Coaches Select All-State teams this past weekend.

The PFN team is selected solely by high school football coaches in Pennsylvania and was put together after more than 200 coaches participated in the voting process.

Defensive linemen Cameron Maloney and Andrew Yanoshak both were first team all-stars, as they were on the Pa. Football Writers’ All-State Team announced last week, and Marauders center Brendan Shaffer joined them on the PFN squad.

Haiden Garner (WR), Cooper Rother (CB) and Keegan Myrick (safety) were named to the second team. Myrick was a first team running back on the Pa. Football Writers’ All-State team.

Joining the Bishop Guilfoyle players on the Class 1A PFN all-state first team were Tussey Mountain’s Kaden Lucko at fullback and Chad Morningstar at defensive tackle.

Morningstar also made the writers’ all-state team. Lucko rushed for 1,353 yards and 20 touchdowns in just eight games for the Titans.

Ryan Bohrer, the top wide receiver this past season for Bishop Carroll Catholic, also made the Class 1A PFN first team as a long snapper.

Northern Bedford’s Cadin Ebersole (FB) and Glendale’s Colt Bickford (OG) made the second team. Bickford was a first-team pick on the writers’ squad.

Chestnut Ridge’s Matt Whysong made the PFN Coaches Select 2A first team as a slot player, and Lions quarterback Logan Pfister made the second team. Both Ridge players were on the first team of the writers’ squad.

District 6 champion Central was well represented on the Class 3A PFN all-state team.

Freshman Hunter Smith made the first team as a fullback. Smith caught 16 passes for 262 yards, rushed for 263 yards and threw a touchdown pass for the Scarlet Dragons.

Jeff Hoenstine (QB), Josh Waite (OG) and Josh Biesinger (long snapper) made the second team. Hoenstine was a writers’ first-teamer.

Tyrone wide receiver Damon Gripp was selected as both a writers’ and PFN first-team wideout after finishing the season with an area-high 55 catches for 983 yards in just eight games.

Bedford’s Steven Ressler was also a first teamer on both squads.

He was joined on the PFN Class 3A team by teammates Ashton Dull (first team defensive athlete) and Elijah Cook (second team linebacker).

No players from the Mirror’s area were selected on either the writers’ or the PFN Coaches Select Class 4A, 5A or 6A teams.

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