Jersey Shore football has 14 players on HAC all-star team
Jersey Shore and Central Mountain had a handful of players named to the Heartland-Division I football all-star team, which was released Thursday.
The Bulldogs — who reached the PIAA Class AAAA championship game against Thomas Jefferson — had 14 athletes honored, including the HAC Overall Athlete (Owen Anderson) and Coach of the Year (Tom Gravish).
Brandon Wheary was named first-team quarterback after throwing for 2,021 yards and had 24 touchdowns to just two interceptions. Lee Springman and Joe Lorson both were named first-team offensive line. The Bulldogs’ also had Colin Samar, Eddie Woodring and Ben Webb named to the offensive line second team.
Jersey Shore standout running back Cam Allison was named to the first team and wide receiver Cayden Hess was a first-team selection. Allison had a team-high 1,062 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Hess led the Bulldogs with 911 receiving yards and had nine receiving TDs.
The Bulldogs had three players honored at defensive back in Hess and Anderson (both first team) and Allison (second team).
Samar was a first-team defensive tackle and both Karter Peacock and Lee Springman were second-team selections. Webb was honorable mention.
Dalton Dugan (defensive end), Quincey Myers (defensive end) and Hayden Packer (inside linebacker) helped anchor the Bulldogs’ solid defense and were all first-team selections. Gabe Packer was a second-team inside linebacker.
Allison was named a first-team kicker and Anderson was a first-team punter.
Central Mountain’s Jake Welch was a first-team offensive lineman, as was Sean Sprague. The Wildcats’ Tyler Cygan was a second-team offensive lineman.
Ryan Pentz, who had a solid season with Central Mountain, was named a second-team running back. Pentz was a work horse for Central Mountain and had 845 rushing yards on 128 carries and scored eight TDs. He averaged 105.6 yards per game.
Peyton Johnson was named a first-team wide receiver. Welch and Cyrus McCarl were both named honorable mention at defensive tackle/nose. The Wildcats also had Anton Stratts named to the first team as an outside linebacker.
The Wildcats went 4-4.