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Reynolds Nabs Three Players, Redbank Valley One On Pa. Football Writers’ Class 1A All-State Team

Reynolds' Cole Toy. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

District champions Reynolds and Redbank Valley were rewarded with a total of four players on the Pa. Football Writers’ Class 1A All-State team, released on Tuesday.

Reynolds running back Cole Toy, along with offensive linemen Rocco John-Daniello and Luke Faber, as well as Redbank Valley defensive lineman Joe Mansfield all received the honors.

John-Daniello and Faber helped pave the way for Toy (1,253 yards, 23 touchdowns) and the Raiders to advance to the PIAA semifinals, while Mansfield, the D9and10Sports.com Jim Kelly District 9 Defensive Linemen of the Year, was part of a vaunted Bulldog defense that yielded just 66 points in eight games.

The two teams met in the PIAA quarterfinals, a hard-fought 19-14 win for the Raiders.

Mekhi Flowers of state champion Steelton-Highspire was named Player of the Year, while his coach, Andrew Erby nabbed Coach of the Year honors.

The full all-state team in Class 1A is listed below.

2020 Pa. Football Writers’ Class 1A All-State Team

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Brad Birch, Jeannette — 6-2, 190 freshman
Ben Schmidt, Homer-Center — 6-1, 203 senior
Bryce Herb, Williams Valley — 5-11, 180 senior
Alex Erby, Steelton-Highspire — 6-2, 185 freshman

Running Back
Cole Toy, Reynolds — 6-1, 195 senior
Dontae Sanders, Clairton — 6-2, 235 senior
Jaedon Zuzak, California — 5-9, 210 senior
Keegan Myrick, Bishop Guilfoyle — 6-0, 171 senior
Hunter Cameron, United — 5-11, 210 senior
Odell Greene, Steelton-Highspire — 5-11, 190 senior

Wide Receiver

James Sanders, Jeannette — 5-7, 150 senior
Damein Hammonds, Steelton-Highspire — 6-2, 175 senior
Brett Birch, Jeannette — 5-10, 170 junior
Mehki Flowers, Steelton-Highspire — 6-3, 195 junior

Tight End
Jesse Engle, Williams Valley — 6-1, 225 senior

Offensive Line
Cyllel Rose, Old Forge — 5-11, 260 sophomore
Rocco John-Daniello, Reynolds — 6-2, 290 senior
Luke Faber, Reynolds — 6-4, 250 senior
Isaac Harris, Muncy — 6-4, 235 junior
Colt Bickford, Glendale — 6-6, 315 senior
Da’Metrius Weatherspoon, Clairton — 6-7, 315 senior

Athlete
Jay Pearson, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart — 5-11, 190 junior
Ben Terry, Mahanoy Area — 6-0, 170 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Cameron Maloney, Bishop Guilfoyle — 6-0, 215 senior
Tydre Holland-Ali, Steelton-Highspire — 6-3, 225 senior
Chad Morningstar, Tussey Mountain — 6-0, 271 senior
Joe Mansfield, Redbank Valley — 6-2, 180 junior
Andrew Yanoshak, Bishop Guilfoyle — 6-3, 241 senior

Linebacker

Colin Holzman, Old Forge — 5-8, 205 senior
Nate Schilling, Blacklick Valley — 5-11, 185 junior
Seth Rosey, Conemaugh Township — 5-6, 163 senior
Logan Williard, Williams Valley — 5-8, 155 sophomore
Tyler Clark, Williamsburg — 5-8, 182 senior
Ethan Gush, Muncy — 5-11, 185 senior

Defensive Back

Jackson Byer, Conemaugh Township — 5-11, 180 senior
Ryan Stahl, Halifax — 6-2, 185 senior
Jake Herman, Williams Valley — 6-0, 180 senior
Ross Eyer, Muncy — 6-4, 172 sophomore

Specialist
Bryan Hernandez, Steelton-Highspire — 5-10, 175 senior 

Athlete
Michael DiGregorio, Old Forge — 5-11, 165 senior
Tate Neiderer, Delone Catholic — 5-10, 175 senior

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mehki Flowers, Steelton-Highspire
COACH OF THE YEAR: 
Andrew Erby, Steelton-Highspire

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