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Seven Wilmington Players, Four From Farrell Named To Pa. Football Writers’ Class 2A All-State Team; Phillian Coach of the Year

Wilmington's Caelan Bender (5) and Ethan Susen (4). Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Wilmington’s trip to the state championship game yielded an impressive haul on the Pa. Football Writers’ Class 2A All-State team, as the Greyhounds netted a whopping seven players to the squad, while coach Brandon Phillian earned Coach of the Year Honors.

Phillian guided the Greyhounds to a District 10 title for the fifth straight year in this his third season as head coach, and second appearance in the Class 2A state title game in his tenure.

Five of the seven players for the Greyhounds came on offense – running backs Ethan Susen and Darren Miller, as well as offensive linemen Weston Phanco, Connor Vass-Gal and Jacob Chimak, while Caelan Bender was named as a defensive back and Mason Reed at athlete.

For Farrell, Anthony Stallworth made the team at running back, Brice Butler at receiver, Gary Satterwhite III along the offenisve line and Taidon Strickland at linebacker.

The two teams met three times this season, all won by Wilmington, including in the D-10 title game, 19-14.

Brookville’s Jack Krug put the finishing touches on his brilliant high school career, as he was named at quarterback. Fellow District 9 competitor Nathan Waltman of Karns City was also named at linebacker.

The full team is listed below.

Jack Krug. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here

Quarterback

 

Johnny Gilchrist, Riverside — 5-10, 185 senior
Will Spochart, Berlin Brothersvalley — 6-3, 175 senior
Logan Pfister, Chestnut Ridge — 6-2, 189 senior
Jack Krug, Brookville — 6-0, 195 senior

Running Back
Josh Hough, Beaver Falls — 6-3, 230 senior
Gavin Garcia, Southern Columbia — 5-9, 190 junior
Darren Miller, Wilmington — 5-11, 185 senior
Anthony Stallworth, Farrell — 6-0, 195 junior
Zack Miller, South Williamsport — 5-10, 175 senior
Ethan Susen, Wilmington — 5-9, 170 senior

Wide Receiver
Matt Whysong, Chestnut Ridge — 6-0, 171 junior
Brice Butler, Farrell — 5-9, 175 senior
Klay Fitzroy, Apollo-Ridge — 6-4, 198 senior

Tight End
Mason Leib, Penns Valley — 6-0, 210 senior


Offensive Line
Connor Vass-Gal, Wilmington — 6-2, 320 senior
Gary Satterwhite III, Farrell — 6-3, 295 senior
Mitchell Myers, Beaver Falls — 6-2, 222 senior
Jacob Chimiak, Wilmington — 6-2, 315 senior
Mitch Miles, Laurel — 6-4, 295 senior
Weston Phanco, Wilmington — 6-2, 280 senior

Athlete
Zach Mallon, Bellwood-Antis — 6-2, 190 senior
Kellen Stahl, Richland — 5-11, 185 junior
Garret Laudenslager, Line Mountain — 6-2, 200 senior


DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Spencer Perry, Neshannock — 6-5, 230 senior
Connor Rager, Richland — 6-3, 270 senior
Dominick Bridi, Line Mountain — 6-1, 215 senior
Derek Berlitz, Southern Columbia — 6-1, 225 junior

Linebacker

Wade Kerstetter, Southern Columbia — 5-11, 210 senior
Tyler Jones, Beaver Falls — 5-9, 185 senior
Taidon Strickland, Farrell — 6-0, 210 junior
Nathan Waltman, Karns City — 6-5, 240 senior
Ian Eckenrode, Cambria Heights — 6-1, 195 senior
Diontae Givens, Sto-Rox — 6-1, 230 senior

Defensive Back
Caelen Bender, Wilmington — 5-10, 190 senior
Aaron Willis, Windber — 6-0, 165 senior
Darius Bruce, Westinghouse — 6-0, 187 senior
Jake Davis, Southern Columbia — 5-11, 165 senior

Specialist
Brady Glessner, Berlin Brothersvalley — 5-7, 133 senior

Athlete
Mason Reed, Wilmington — 6-0, 170 senior
Cole Serfass, Palmerton — 6-3, 200 sophomore

Wilmington coach Brandon Phillian


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
Gavin Garcia, Southern Columbia
COACH OF THE YEAR: 
Brandon Phillian, Wilmington

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