South Fayette's Brumbaugh named state's player of the year
By Staff Report
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 4:42 p.m.
Fresh off leading his team to a PIAA Class AA championship, South Fayette junior quarterback Brett Brumbaugh was named the state's player of the year by a group of Pennsylvania football writers Wednesday.
South Fayette's Joe Rossi also was named Class AA's coach of the year.
Brumbaugh, who threw for 3,917 yards and 41 touchdowns this season for the WPIAL champion Lions (16-0), was joined on the Pennsylvania Football Writers' all-state team by senior teammate Justin Watson (athlete) and Aliquippa seniors Terry Swanson (running back), Jaleel Fields (offensive line) and Dravon Henry (athlete).
Ligonier Valley senior Alec Bloom (tight end) was also recognized on the all-state team.
All-state selections from the WPIAL in Class AAAA include Mt. Lebanon seniors Troy Apke (wide receiver) and Alex Bookser (offensive line), North Allegheny senior Elijah Zeise (wide receiver), Bethel Park senior Michael Grimm (offensive line), Baldwin junior Sterling Jenkins (offensive line), Central Catholic seniors Zack DeLuca (defensive line) and Niko Thorpe (linebacker), Upper St. Clair senior Ben Huss (defensive line) and Gateway senior Montae Nicholson (defensive back).
Neshaminy's D'Andre Pollard was named player of the year and St. Joseph's Prep's Gabe Infante was coach of the year for Class AAAA.
All-state teams for Class AAA and A will be announced Thursday afternoon.
2013 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS'
Chris Martin, St. Joseph's Prep – 5-10, 185 senior
Andrew Ford, Cedar Cliff – 6-2, 195 senior
Mark Pyles, Lebanon – 6-0, 215 senior
D'Andre Pollard, Neshaminy – 5-7, 170 junior
Kareem Williams, Parkland – 6-0, 190 senior
Chase Edmonds, CD East – 5-10, 185 senior
Smir Bullock, Archbishop Ryan – 5-7, 165 junior
Troy Apke, Mt. Lebanon – 6-2, 190 senior
Elijah Zeise, North Allegheny – 6-2, 200 senior
Luke Carrezola, Neshaminy – 6-3, 242 senior
Scot Augustine, Erie McDowell – 6-1, 200 senior
Jon Daniel Runyan, St. Joseph's Prep – 6-4, 255 junior
Alex Bookser, Mt. Lebanon – 6-6, 295 senior
Michael Grimm, Bethel Park – 6-6, 308 senior
Sterling Jenkins, Baldwin – 6-8, 300 junior
Eric Gallo, Council Rock South – 6-3, 280 senior
Troy Spencer, Lower Dauphin – 5-11, 180 senior
Eli Redmond, Parkland – 5-7, 175 senior
Joe Julius, Lower Dauphin – 5-11, 200 senior
Michal Menet, Exeter Twp. – 6-4, 255 sophomore
Trey Klock, Lower Dauphin – 6-4, 260 senior
Zack DeLuca, Pittsburgh C.C. – 6-2, 240 senior
Ben Huss, Upper St. Clair – 6-3, 275 senior
Tyler Burke, Coatesville – 6-4, 245 senior
Zaire Franklin, La Salle College HS – 6-1, 220 senior
Niko Thorpe, Pittsburgh C.C. – 5-11, 220 senior
Nezar Haddad, Parkland – 6-2, 210 senior
Tyler Heisey, Cumberland Valley – 5-11, 195 senior
Connor Golden, Archbishop Ryan – 6-0, 190 senior
John Reid, St. Joseph's Prep – 5-10, 180 junior
Montae Nicholson, Gateway – 6-3, 200 senior
Ryan Bonshak, Whitehall – 5-10, 185 senior
Vince Moffett, St. Joseph's Prep – 5-10, 185 senior
Daquan Worley, Coatesville – 5-11, 175 senior
Player of the Year: D'Andre Pollard, Neshaminy
Coach of the Year: Gabe Infante, St. Joseph's Prep
2013 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS'
Matt Shaffer, Richland – 6-2, 200 senior
Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette – 6-2, 200 junior
Zack Bradley, Catasauqua – 6-1, 177 senior
Terry Swanson, Aliquippa – 5-9, 185 senior
Shannon Jackson, Fairview – 6-1, 215 senior
Ryan Heim, Pine Grove – 5-9, 160 senior
Ra'Von Burton, Catasauqua – 5-11, 195 senior
Paryss Marshall, Catasauqua – 6-2, 188 senior
Jamal Custis, Neumann-Goretti – 6-5, 205 senior
Brandon Kuntz, Camp Hill Trinity – 6-4, 200 senior
Alec Bloom, Ligonier Valley – 6-7, 242 senior
Dylan Brennan, Troy – 6-3, 280 junior
Aaron Ruff, Imhotep Charter – 6-5, 300 senior
Mac Storm, Northwestern – 6-3, 300 senior
Jaleel Fields, Aliquippa – 6-2, 287 senior
Ben Henry, Palisades – 6-2, 305 senior
Dravon Henry, Aliquippa – 5-11, 180 senior
Deandre Scott, Imhotep Charter – 5-10, 180 senior
Matt Voytik, Hickory – 6-1, 180 senior
Shayne Riley, Danville – 6-0, 150 junior
Pietro Gaspari, Berks Catholic – 6-1, 215 senior
Ben Verhovsek, Richland – 6-0, 230 senior
Brady Mutton, Pen Argyl – 6-2, 260 senior
Tyrone Barge, Imhotep Charter – 6-1, 276 senior
Nazar Mironenko, Mifflinburg, 6-1, 280 senior
Eric Haney, Danville – 6-0, 210 senior
Jared Nosal, Catasauqua – 5-11, 210 senior
Ryan Morris, Corry – 6-1, 210 senior
Daulton Linton, Hickory – 5-11, 205 senior
Drew Newcomb, Lewisburg – 6-1, 185 junior
Kyle Datres, Loyalsock – 6-1, 185 junior
Noah Osman, Chestnut Ridge – 5-10, 135 junior
Matt Kase, Berks Catholic – 6-0, 185 senior
Justin Watson, South Fayette – 6-3, 195 senior
Cam Richardson, Northwestern Lehigh – 5-8, 155 junior
Player of the Year: Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette
Coach of the Year: Joe Rossi, South Fayette
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