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Five District 9/10 Players Named PA Football Writers All-State in Class 1A

Curwensville's Dan McGarry. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – A total of five District 9 and District 10 players, three from Reynolds and four total on the offensive side of the ball, earned Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 1A All-State honors.

Three of those players hail from Reynolds – running back Jalen Wagner, wide receiver Haydin McLaughlin, and offensive lineman Nate Leksell. The trio helped Reynolds to its third consecutive District 10 champion in 2022.

The fourth member of the offensive unit from D9/10 is Curwensville quarterback Dan McGarry, who earned his second-consecutive all-state selection from the sports writers. This was also Wagner’s second-straight selection, with the senior breaking the program’s single-season and career rushing marks in 2022.

The fifth member of the team from D9/10 was Lakeview junior Mitchell Tingley, who was selected a defensive athlete. Tingley had over 100 tackles and four interceptions.

           

Steel High’s Alex Erby was named Player of the Year, while Steel-High coach Andrew Erby was named Coach of the Year.

PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS CLASS 1A ALL-STATE TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alex Erby, Steel-High
COACH OF THE YEAR: Andrew Erby, Steel-High

OFFENSE

Quarterback
Alex Erby, Steel-High – 6-4, 205, junior
Braylon Thomas, Union Area – 6-2, 180 junior
Dan McGarry, Curwensville – 5-10, 175 senior
Nehemiah Azeem, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – 5-9, 175 senior

Running Back
Jalen Wagner, Reynolds – 6-1, 190 senior
John Shuster, Windber – 5-11, 190 senior
Landan Stevenson, Mapletown – 5-10, 180 senior
Riley Parker, Canton – 6-0, 190 senior
Ronald Burnette, Steel-High – 5-10, 180 junior

Wide Receiver
Ross Eyer, Muncy – 6-4, 185 senior
Xavier Nelson, Bishop Canevin – 5-8, 160 senior
Haydin McLaughlin, Reynolds – 6-0, 190 senior

Tight End
Austyn Smyth, Northern Lehigh – 6-3, 200 senior

Offensive Line
Andrew Erby Jr., Steel-High – 6-4, 275 junior
Mason Nelson, Canton – 6-2, 290 senior
Jackson VanNorman, Northern Lehigh – 6-1, 250 junior
Nate Leksell, Reynolds – 6-0, 255 senior
David Sanchez, Mahanoy Area – 6-1, 290 senior
Tyreese Washington-Law, Clairton – 5-10, 240 senior

Athlete
Branson Eyer, Muncy – 6-1, 175 senior
Nick Frame, Northern Lehigh – 6-2, 180 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line
AJ Jimenez, Northern Lehigh – 6-1, 215 senior
Eugene Green, Steel-High – 6-2, 215 junior
Britton Spangle, Glendale – 5-10, 215 senior
Jesse Rodino, Marian Catholic – 6-3, 210 junior
Jacob Scheib, Tri-Valley – 5-11, 210 senior

           

Linebacker
Hayden Ward, Canton – 5-11, 165 senior
Jason Shuda, Muncy – 6-1, 220 senior
Ben Manley, Mahanoy Area – 6-2, 225 senior
Cody Dumm, Northern Cambria – 5-9, 180 senior
Ethan Karpowich, Northern Lehigh – 6-1, 225 senior
Reece Huntzinger, Tri-Valley – 5-10, 170 senior

Defensive Back
Brock Polinsky, Minersville – 5-11, 165 senior
Colm McGroarty, Mahanoy Area – 5-9, 155 junior
Tanner Trybus, Cambria Heights – 5-11, 170 senior
Jason Cross, Bishop Canevin – 6-0, 165 junior
Jaeion Perry, Steel-High – 6-1, 175 junior

Specialist
Bailey Ferguson, Canton – 6-0, 170 senior

Athlete
Weston Bellows, Canton – 5-10, 190 senior
Mitchell Tingley, Lakeview – 5-7, 185 junior
Tyler Biggans, West Branch – 5-10, 200 junior

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