ALL-STARS: Central Mountain has six of their own featured on All-PHAC football teams

Junior QB/FS Zane Probst (19) of Central Mountain High School throws the ball during a high school football game against Jersey Shore High School. Probst was named an Honorable Mention on the All-PHAC teams on Tuesday. (The Express/Tim Weight)

MILL HALL — The Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference (PHAC) announced their All-PHAC football teams on Tuesday. Central Mountain High School has six of their own featured.

DB Zach Eck and WR Collin Jones would receive 1st Team honors, while OL Vincent Kopysciansky and RB Rocco Stark would place on the 2nd Team.

Honorable mentions would go out to ILB Chris Kiser and QB Zane Probst. Stark would be named the Overall Athlete.

Eck played on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, but his play on defense is what earned him an honor on the 1st Team. In total, Eck collected 81 tackles for the year — 35 solo, with one sack included.

Jones came out of the gate getting people’s attention, and when the smoke had cleared for the season, he had a crazy statistical line of 956 yards and 10 touchdowns — this in his first and only season of varsity football. Jones also had a solid leg, averaging 30.9 yards as a punter — six of his kicks landed inside the 20 for the Wildcats.

A senior captain, Kopysciansky led the offensive line from the center position, and would also make appearances at guard and tackle. Kopysciansky would also see his time on defense, collecting 20 tackles for Central Mountain from the defensive line.

Another playmaker for the Wildcats, it’s no surprise that Stark made the list on the 2nd Team. For the year, Stark racked up 425 yards on 102 carries, and also rushed in the end zone for a touchdown to put him in the scoring category. Stark was also a dual-threat this season, gathering 144 yards on 12 catches on the receiving end of the ball. When you also add his 305 yards as a returner, he totaled 893 all-purpose yards.

Kiser appeared everywhere on defense, collecting 71 tackles (15 solo, five tackles for loss, one sack), one interception and also caused a fumble — creating headaches to get him a honorable mention.

Another honorable mention, Probst had a workload this season playing on both the offense and defense. At quarterback for Central Mountain, Probst tallied 1,722 yards and 12 touchdowns (137 passes-264 attempts) to collect a QB rating of 70.3. On the ground, Probst put up 240 yards and punched in three touchdowns. On defense, Probst would have 21 tackles (13 solo) and one interception.


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