Introducing the 2017 Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class 3A All-State Team:

CLASS 3A

 

OFFENSE

 

Quarterback
Ricky Guss, Quaker Valley – 6-2, 195 senior
Connor Watkins, Loyalsock – 6-3, 205 junior
Adam Cecere, Forest Hills – 6-4, 220 junior
Cole DeFranco, Notre Dame-Green Pond – 6-0, 185 junior
Lane Voytik, Sharon – 5-11, 185 sophomore

Running Back
TaQuan Bradley-Chambers, Lehighton – 5-9, 175 senior
Ian Border, Huntingdon Area – 6-0, 210 senior
Brady Fox, Middletown – 5-11, 205 senior
Patrick Garwo, Conwell-Egan – 5-10, 200 senior
Jesse Capriotti, New Hope-Solebury – 5-11, 165 senior
Zach Helsley, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-0, 180 junior
Dustin Shoaf, Yough – 6-1, 195 junior

Wide Receiver
Ziyon Strickland, Sharon – 5-10, 180 senior
Gerald Ross, Loyalsock – 6-2, 170 junior
Isaiah McNair, Quaker Valley – 5-8, 180 senior
Will Gruber, Hickory – 5-10, 175 senior

Tight End
Chris Mottillo, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-5, 245 senior

Rossi

Offensive Linemen
Brendan Douglass, Middletown – 6-5, 270 senior
Solvauhn Moreland, Aliquippa – 6-4, 260 junior
Anthony Rossi, Scranton Prep – 6-3, 270 senior
Bryce Ramer, Beaver Area – 6-5, 300 senior
Nolan Wentz, Lehighton – 5-11, 240 senior

Athlete
Jon Long, Forest Hills – 6-0, 180 senior
Cody Scherer, Lehighton – 5-9, 240 senior
Jared Colletti, Palisades – 5-9, 165 senior
Lionel Deanes, Seton-LaSalle – 5-8, 175 senior

Specialist
Will Connelly, Beaver Area – 6-2, 200 senior

 


 

Scranton Prep’s Ivan Balavage.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Defensive Linemen
Rilee Bechdel, Bald Eagle Area – 6-1, 200 senior
Cole Senior, Middletown – 6-0, 210 junior
Dylan Dailey, Jim Thorpe – 6-0, 202 junior
Drew Nickles, Palisades – 6-3, 225 senior
Andrew Seymour, Quaker Valley – 6-1, 222 senior

Balavage

Linebacker
Hunter Webb, Loyalsock – 6-2, 210 senior
Jesse Luketa, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-3, 235 senior
Ivan Balavage, Scranton Prep – 6-2, 200 senior
Tariq Jones, Aliquippa – 6-0, 245 senior
Jared Smith, Martinsburg Central – 6-0, 210 senior

Defensive Back
De’Shaun Wilson, Wyomissing – 5-10, 175 senior
Kwantel Raines, Aliquippa – 6-3, 200 senior

Dickson

Sam Dickson, Scranton Prep – 5-9, 160 senior
Sam Newton, Loyalsock – 5-8, 145 senior

Athlete
Kyle Truesdale, Middletown – 5-11, 185 senior
Dylan Farronato, Lewisburg – 6-1, 183 junior

 

Player of the Year: Ricky Guss, Quaker Valley
Coach of the Year: Jerry Veshio, Quaker Valley

 

Scranton Prep’s Sam Dickson.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer