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Oilers Land Four On Pa. Football Writers’ Class 4A All-State Team

Oil City's Mario Fontanazza. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

An Oil CIty team that went 10-1 and rolled to a District 10 Class 4A title was rewarded with four players named to the Pa. Football Writers’ Class 4A All-State team on Wednesday.

Honored for the Oilers were running back Cam Russell, defensive lineman Mario Fontanazza, defensive lineman Justin Fagley and defensive back Dakota Cole.

Fontanazza helped pave the way for an offense that scored 73 touchdowns on the season, led by Russell, who had 20 on the ground and 1,483 yards.

Fontanazza, whose all-state selection did come on the defensive side of the ball, had 72 tackles, 13 of which came for loss, as well as eight sacks.

Fagley, meanwhile led the Oilers with 14 sacks, while Cole had six interceptions. It’s a defense that went a month this season without allowing a point.

Jersey Shore’s Owen Anderson was named Player of the Year and his coach, Tom Gravish, Coach of the Year.

Oil City’s Cam Russell. Photo by Cody Elms.

The full team is listed below.

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Braden Wheary, Jersey Shore — 6-0, 185 senior
Jake Pugh, Thomas Jefferson — 5-10, 165 senior
Lek Powell — Bishop McDevitt — 6-0, 180 senior
Cadin Olsen, Armstrong — 6-4, 200 sophomore
Sean McTaggart, Lampeter-Strasburg — 6-2, 205 senior

Running Back

Vernon Redd, Aliquippa — 5-10, 165 senior
Cam Russell, Oil City — 5-11, 190 senior
Jayden Williams, Allentown Central Catholic — 6-0, 215 senior
Teddy Ruffner, Mars — 5-9, 195 senior

Wide Receiver

Cayden Hess, Jersey Shore — 6-0, 170 junior
Ian Hansen, Thomas Jefferson — 5-8, 170 senior
Zach Hunsicker, Lehighton — 6-1, 180 senior
Preston Zandier, Thomas Jefferson — 6-2, 195 senior

Tight End

Beau Heyser, Lampeter-Strasburg — 6-2, 230 junior

Offensive Line
Ryan Brubaker, Cocalico — 6-6, 280 junior
Joe Lorson, Jersey Shore — 6-0, 215 senior
Colin Lyons, McKeesport — 6-3, 265 senior
Max Pacheco, Conrad Weiser — 6-0, 270 senior
Zac Shelley, Lampeter-Strasburg — 6-2, 270 senior

Athlete 

Owen Anderson, Jersey Shore — 5-11, 195 senior
Justin Holmes, Northwestern Lehigh — 6-3, 205 junior
Reed Martin, Plum — 5-9, 175 senior

DEFENSE 

Defensive Line
Parker Owens, Lampeter-Strasburg — 6-4, 210 senior
Justin Fagley, Oil City — 6-1, 220 senior
Lavon Johnson, Allentown Central Catholic — 6-4, 320 junior
Owen Ordonez, Lewisburg — 6-3, 220 junior
Mario Fontanazza, Oil City — 6-1, 290 senior
Dalton Dugan, Jersey Shore — 6-0, 180 senior

Linebacker

Hayden Packer, Jersey Shore — 5-10, 190 sophomore
Cole Weightman, Belle Vernon — 6-4, 215 junior
Duncan Weir, Shikellamy — 5-11, 185 senior
Ryan Aument, Selinsgrove — 6-0, 218 senior
Nick Del Grande, Lampeter-Strasburg — 6-5, 250 junior
Luke Williams, ELCO — 6-2, 205 junior

Defensive Back

Dakota Cole, Oil City — 6-0, 175 senior
Ayden Garnes, Mons. Bonner-Prendergast — 6-1, 175 senior
Jesse Martin, Garden Spot — 6-2, 195 senior
Teague Hoover, Selinsgrove — 5-10, 165 senior

Specialist

Jack Landis, Lewisburg — 5-9, 165 senior

Athlete 

Braden Bohannon, ELCO — 5-11, 175 senior
Devin Whitlock, Belle Vernon — 5-8, 165 junior

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Owen Anderson, Jersey Shore

COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Gravish, Jersey Shore

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