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2018 All-Region Football Team

December 16, 2018
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2018 All-Region Football Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mason Kordish, RB, Valley View (5-8, 170, senior). Ran for 1,822 yards on 252 carries with 25 rushing touchdowns and 27 touchdowns overall in leading Valley View to the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships. Had 10 100-yard games which included a season-high 209 yards in a win over North Pocono. Had 2,414 yards and 35 rushing touchdowns with 162 yards receiving in his career. Leo O’Boyle, QB, Scranton Prep (6-8, 225, senior). Threw for 2,413 yards and 34 touchdowns overall in leading Scranton Prep to District 2 Class 3A championship and the PIAA semifinals. Had 323 yards passing and three touchdowns in loss to Middletown in state semifinals. Had 3,956 yards passing and 56 touchdowns while leading the Cavaliers to 26-3 record in career. Going to Lafayette College to play basketball. Giovanni Spataro, RB, Lakeland (5-8, 170, sophomore). Ran for 1,424 yards on 241 carries with 13 rushing touchdowns and scored 15 touchdowns overall in leading Lakeland to the District 2 Class 3A championship game. Had seven 100-yard games which included a season-high 225 yards in a win over Carbondale Area. Has 2,655 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns in his career. Ray Melnikoff, FB, Lackawanna Trail (5-10, 205, sophomore). Ran for 1,405 yards while averaging 8.3 yards per carry and scored 17 touchdowns. Had 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns in PIAA Class 1A final. Led Lackawanna Trail to District 2 Class 1A championship, the PIAA Class 1A championship game and a school-record 14 wins. Had three 100-yard games in the postseason. Also contributed 82 total tackles with 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass interception. Thomas Pidgeon, WR, Lakeland (6-0, 165, senior): Two-time All-Region selection. Had 43 receptions for 770 yards and 5 touchdowns. Had 103 receptions for 1,634 yards and 15 touchdowns in two seasons as a starter. Had 25 tackles and 6 interceptions with a season-high two against Riverside and two against West Scranton to give him 79 total tackles with 11 interceptions for his career and helped Lakeland to 24 wins. Michael Greco, WR, Scranton Prep (6-2, 175, senior). Caught 50 passes for 798 yards and a school-record 14 touchdowns in leading Scranton Prep to District 2 Class 3A championship and the PIAA semifinals. Finished career with 54 receptions for 851 yards and 14 touchdowns and helped Cavaliers to 26-3 record. Corey Perkins, WR, Abington Heights (6-0, 150, junior). Caught 52 passes for 896 yards and 8 touchdowns to lead the Lackawanna Football Conference in receptions. Had five 100-yard games which included 162 yards in a win over Wyoming Valley West. Has 84 receptions for 1,310 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. Also had 62 tackles with 2 interceptions on defense and has 107 tackles with 4 interceptions in two seasons. Zakeem Quincey Vassell, WR, West Scranton (5-11, 165, senior). Caught 32 passes for 825 yards and 13 touchdowns in leading West Scranton to the District 2 Class 4A semifinals. Had four 100-yard receiving games which included a season-high 224 yards in a win over Honesdale. Had 39 receptions for 984 yards in his career. Justin LoBasso, TE, Honesdale (6-4, 215, senior). Caught 35 passes for 419 yards and seven touchdowns in leading Honesdale to the District 2 Class 4A playoffs which included a season-high 59 yards in a win over Montrose. Had 68 receptions for 876 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brian Durkin, OL, Valley View (6-4, 265, senior). Physical run blocker who helped lead Valley View to a 13-1 record, the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships. Valley View averaged 255.9 yards rushing and 351.9 total yards per game this season. Josh Moore, OL, Wallenpaupack (6-6, 315, senior). Dominant run blocker who helped lead Wallenpaupack to a 9-4 record, the Lackawanna Football Conference Division I and District 2 Class 5A championships. Wallenpaupack averaged 204.9 yards rushing and 294.1 total yards per game this season. Division I prospect. Mike Sebastianelli, OL, Valley View (6-0, 260, senior). Outstanding pulling guard who played a key role in leading Valley View to a 13-1 record, the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships. Valley View averaged 255.9 yards rushing and 351.9 total yards per game this season. Jacob Brim, OL, Lackawanna Trail (6-0, 230, senior). Physical three-year starting guard who helped pave the way for the Lions march to the District 2 Class 1A championship, the PIAA Class 1A championship game and a school-record 14 wins. Lackawanna Trail rushed for 4,293 yards and averaged 323.1 total yards this season. T.J. Holmes, OL, Scranton Prep (6-2, 250, senior). Solid center who helped pave the way for an offense that ran for 2,916 yards and threw for 2,413 yards. Two-year starter for program that won back-to-back District 2 Class 3A championships and had a record of 26-3 overall. Helped lead Cavaliers to PIAA Class 3A semifinals this season. Janaasah Boone, Athlete, Valley View (6-0, 175, junior). Threw for 1,220 yards and 17 touchdowns which included eight 100-yard games. Ran for 826 yards and 16 touchdowns which included two 100-yard games in leading Valley View to the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships. Has 1,077 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns in his career. Defense PLAYER OF THE YEAR Traon Jones, LB, Valley View (5-5, 155, senior): Lightning quick, disruptive speed rusher and physical player against the run. Helped lead Valley View to Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championship with a 13-1 record overall. Had 121 total tackles with 23 for loss with 10.5 sacks. Had a season-high 12 tackles against West Scranton and had 3 sacks against Berwick and Dallas in the District 2 Class 4A final. Finished career with 164 tackles and 27 for loss in leading Cougars to 23 wins. Daniel Belardi, DL, Scranton Prep (6-3, 270, senior): Dominant lineman who led Scranton Prep to District 2 Class 3A championship and PIAA Class 3A semifinal. Had 73 total tackles with 4 sacks and 6 tackles for loss. Had a forced fumble, a recovered fumble for a touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown. In two years as a starter, had 128 tackles with seven sacks. Chance Smith, DL, Wallenpaupack (6-3, 270, senior): Physical and athletic player against the run and helped lead Wallenpaupack to program’s first District 2 Class 5A championship. Had 75 total tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Finished career with 160 total tackles including 53 solo with 17 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. Committed to Monmouth University. Tyler Overholtz, DL, Dunmore (6-0, 205, senior): Helped lead Dunmore to fifth straight District 2 Class 2A championship. Leader of top-ranked defense in the Lackawanna Football Conference. Had 69 total tackles which included 32 solo stops with 19 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. Two-year starter who had more than 120 tackles in his career and helped team to 23 victories. Kevin Duffy, DL, Valley View (5-8, 165, junior): Undersized and quick lineman who helped lead Valley View to the Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships with a 13-1 overall record. Had 50 total tackles with 10 tackles for loss and 7 sacks. In his career, has 73 total tackles with 13 for loss and helped Valley View to 23 wins. Jason Henderson, LB, Delaware Valley (6-2, 205, sophomore): Dominant and athletic defender and leader for Delaware Valley, which won the District 2 Class 6A championship. Had 140 tackles in 12 games which included 7 sacks and 6 fumble recoveries. Has 265 total tackles, 9 sacks and 2 interceptions in two seasons as a starter. Garrett Korner-Usher, LB, Lakeland (6-1, 200, senior): Helped lead Lakeland to Lackawanna Football Conference Division III championship. Had 113 total tackles with 20.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Finished career with 183 total tackles with 35.5 tackles for loss and helped team to 19 wins in two seasons. Tucker Johnson , LB, Scranton Prep (6-1, 175, junior): Defensive leader for Scranton Prep which won the District 2 Class 3A championship and the PIAA Class 3A semifinal. Had 127 total tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. In two seasons as a starter, has helped Cavaliers to a record of 26-3 and has 252 tackles with 3.5 sacks. Jaden Duplessis, DB, Valley View (6-1, 175, senior): Helped lead Valley View to Lackawanna Football Conference Division II and District 2 Class 4A championships and 13-1 record overall. Had 39 total tackles with 6 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Had season-high 6 tackles in win over Berwick and 2 interceptions in win over Western Wayne. Finished career with 103 tackles and 9 interceptions to lead Cougars to 23 wins in two seasons. Dylan Walck, DB, Western Wayne (5-10, 175, senior): Helped lead Western Wayne to District 2 Class 3A semifinals. Had 85 total tackles with 3 interceptions. Added 20 receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown and had 399 yards rushing with 5 touchdowns and 290 yards passing. Finished career with 213 total tackles and 10 interceptions, and had school-record 89 receptions for 1,222 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tommy Souriyavong, DB, Old Forge (5-6, 155, senior): Helped lead Old Forge to Lackawanna Football Conference Division IV championship. Had 59 tackles with 2 interceptions and 4 blocked kicks. Also had 23 receptions for 341 yards and 6 touchdowns and added 622 yards on kick returns with 6 touchdowns and 70 yards rushing and a touchdown to give him 52 career receptions for 868 yards and 15 touchdowns with 1,857 kick return yards and 8 touchdowns in his career. Daniel Walsh, DB, North Pocono (5-10, 165, senior). Had 33 tackles with 4 interceptions in leading North Pocono to the District 2 Class 4A playoffs. Also caught 40 passes for 805 yards and 9 touchdowns. Had four 100-yard games which included a season-high 142 against Scranton Prep. Had 60 receptions for 1,285 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career. Nate Rolka, Athlete, Lackawanna Trail (6-4, 215, senior): Four-year starting quarterback who helped lead Lackawanna Trail to District 2 Class 1A championship, the PIAA Class 1A championship game a school-record 14 wins. Had 829 yards passing and eight touchdowns and 733 yards rushing and 11 more scores and added 35 extra points, three field goals and 42 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and four passes defended. In four seasons, Rolka led the Lions to a record of 27-15. He finished with 3,387 yards passing and 29 touchdowns, 1,088 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns, while contributing 85 extra points and five field goals. Alec Buttner, K, Scranton Prep (5-10, 165, senior). Connected for 64 extra points this season while attempting several with his left foot when injured and tied the Lackawanna Football Conference record for extra points in a season. Finished career with 177 extra points and 13 field goals. Zac Cost, P/DL, Lackawanna Trail (6-3, 220, senior): Outstanding punter who averaged 39.5 yards per punt in the postseason and helped Lackawanna Trail to District 2 Class 1A championship, the PIAA Class 1A final and a school-record 14 wins. A three-year starter, he was a leader on defense with 70 total tackles, including a team-high six in the PIAA final, with 10 tackles for loss and three sacks. Coach of the Year Steve Jervis, Lackawanna Trail: Guided team with 27 players on the roster to the District 2 Class 1A championship, the PIAA Class 1A final and a school-record 14 wins. Second Coach of the Year honor (2016). Has career record of 71-45 in 10 seasons at Lackawanna Trail and an overall record of 94-84.

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