Central Catholic QB Cosentino is 'Mr. Football'
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Quarterback J.J. Cosentino has done so much already this year without taking a single snap.
The senior-to-be at Central Catholic has had a whirlwind summer of attention, the latest courtesy of MaxPreps, which has labeled him Pennsylvania's preseason “Mr. Football.”
The national high school sports website named a player from each state.
Cosentino, who played at Kiski Area as a freshman and still lives in Allegheny Township, was taken aback by the honor.
It is somewhat surprising, considering he only passed for 552 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. Since, however, he's given a verbal commitment to Florida State, and Central is being lauded as the top Class AAAA team in the WPIAL.
“I didn't even know there was such a thing, but it's cool,” he said of the latest honor. “It's something to try and live up to. We have a good team, and we all have high expectations.”
Fox Chapel presence
If the Kings Restaurants Junior Golf standings are any indication, Fox Chapel's boys golf team will be stacked again this fall.
Four Fox Chapel players finished the regular season in the top eight among the points leaders and qualified for the season-ending Player of the Year Championship on Aug. 7 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Mystic Rock course.
Incoming senior and No. 1 player Patrick Sheerer is second in the boys 17-18 age division with 296 points and teammate Davis Dietrich, another senior who played in the No. 4 spot last season for the Foxes, is third (185).
Both players carded two wins this summer.
Jordan Alfery, who also will be a senior at Fox Chapel, is eighth in the same age group.
A freshman at Fox Chapel to watch is Anthony Cordaro, who is second in the 15-16 division with 230 points.
Fox Chapel also returns seniors Charlie Friend and Nathan Friday.
Fox Chapel reached the WPIAL semifinals last season. The Foxes have four team championships, the last coming in 2006.
The PIHL's newest team, which is a combination of two of its perennial playoff teams, has a spot in the league's new realignment.
Armstrong, formed by the merger of Kittanning and Ford City, will play in Class AA. It is grouped in “Division 3” with Erie Cathedral Prep and Hampton.
Ford City won the Open Class title last season. Kittanning was in Class A and made its fourth straight appearance in the semifinals.
Armstrong will play 22 games, facing each of the other 11 teams twice.
Bill Beckner Jr. is the local sports editor of the Valley News Dispatch. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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