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2012 District 12 & Independent Teams Watch List

Written by: on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

2012-13

“Watch list”

District 12 & Independents


Abdur Saaba, Senior LB, Communications Tech – The only Phoenix underclassman named to the 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ AA team, Saaba was part of a defensive unit which allowed an average of 10.3 points per game, holding nine of 12 opponents to 14 points or less, with four shutouts.  Offensively, Saaba was one of four CT players with at least 40 rushing attempts – he recorded 40 carries for 160 yards and a touchdown, averaging four yards per carry.

Adam Strouss, Senior QB, Episcopal Academy – Playing in only five games for EA, Strouss connected on 44-of-84 passes (52.4 percent) for 631 yards and three touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in four of his five starts.  He averaged 126.2 yards per game through the air.

Albi Arapaj, Senior TE, Father Judge – The Crusaders’ top returning receiver from the 2011 season and one of four athletes with at least 12 catches, Arapaj snagged 16 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown, averaging 15.8 yards per reception.  He posted his best game of the season in Judge’s 34-24 come-from-behind victory over State College, hauling in four passes for 109 yards.  Arapaj was a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at tight end.

Alfonso Augustine, Senior QB, George Washington – One of two quarterbacks to see time at the helm of the Eagles’ offensive unit, Augustine completed 36-of-71 passes (50.7 percent) for 441 yards and three touchdowns, throwing for a season-best 125 yards against Haverford School.  He also added four rushing touchdowns on 24 keepers.

Amir Albarouki, Senior K, Lincoln – The Rail Splitters’ fifth-leading scorer in 2011, Albarouki converted 17 extra points and one field goal, scoring 20 total points while accounting for 7.6 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Andre Dreuitt, Sophomore QB, Imhotep Charter – The Panthers’ primary field general in 2011, Dreuitt connected on 33-of-73 passes (45.2 percent) for 411 yards and five touchdowns, twice throwing for 100+ yards in a game.  Dreuitt is on pace to throw for 1,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career for the Panthers.

Andrew Guckin, Senior FB/LB, Archbishop Wood – One of Wood’s team leaders in tackles last season, Guckin tallied 81 tackles and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), averaging 5.4 tackles per game for the PIAA AAA champs.

Anthony Feliziani, Junior RB/DB, Episcopal Academy – The leading rusher in 2011 for the Churchmen, Feliziani ran for 318 yards on 99 carries and caught another 12 passes for 62 yards, averaging 3.2 yards per carry and 5.2 yards per reception, scoring two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).

Anthony Hill, Junior RB/CB, Haverford School – A two-way presence for the Fords, Hill recorded 14 tackles (nine solo), an interception, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, averaging 1.6 tackles per game.  Offensively, he ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries, averaging a little more than three yards per rush.

Anthony Roakes, Senior WR/DB, Archbishop Wood – A fixture in the Vikings’ defensive backfield, Roakes totaled 28 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as Wood rolled to a 14-1 record and PIAA AAA championship.

Anthony Wyche Jr., Senior RB/DB, Prep Charter – Wyche finished his junior season by running for 408 yards and five touchdowns on 82 carries and adding another three receptions for 17 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 5.7 yards per reception.

Aron Morgan, Senior K, Haverford School – A 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ selection at kicker, Morgan had quite the successful junior season, converting 30 extra points and nine field goals, accounting for 57 of the Fords’ 265 points scored on the season.  He also handled the kickoff chores for Haverford, booting 13 of his 47 kickoffs (27.7 percent) for touchbacks.

Asa Manley, Sophomore RB/DB, Prep Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection at defensive back, Manley finished his freshman season with a team-leading three interceptions for Prep Charter.  He was also a factor offensively, too, running for 138 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

Ben Coulibaly, Senior RB, Boys Latin Charter – The featured running back on the Warriors’ Public League AAA runner-up team to Dobbins last season, Coulibaly ran for 1,140 yards on 202 carries and caught another seven passes for 88 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 12.6 yards per reception, scoring six total touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving).  Coulibaly posted five 100-yard rushing performances in 2011 and, in his career to date, has run for 2,130 yards.  Defensively, Coulibay added four interceptions.

Benji Abercrombie, Senior TE/DE, Archbishop Wood – A two-way presence for the Vikings, Abercrombie was mostly used as a blocker in Wood’s punishing offensive arsenal which averaged better than 250 yards per game, but he did also contribute in the passing game, catching a huge 57-yard pass in the Vikings’ opener against Pittsburgh Central Catholic.  Defensively, he contributed 25 tackles and one sack and one interception.

Bobby Keyes, Senior WR/LB, Chestnut Hill Academy – A 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ pick at both wide receiver and linebacker, Keyes hauled in a team-leading 19 passes for 384 yards, averaging 20.2 yards per reception.  Defensively, he intercepted a pass for a Blue Devil defensive unit which allowed an average of 13.9 points per game.

Bobby Simcox, Senior WR/DB, Conwell-Egan – A returning presence in the defensive backfield for Egan, Simcox intercepted a pair of passes, helping contribute to a unit which allowed an average of 39.5 points per game.  Offensively, he ran for 23 yards on 12 carries and caught another six passes for 35 yards, averaging 1.9 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per reception while scoring two total touchdowns (one rushing, one passing).

Brandon Chatmon, Senior FB/LB, Cardinal O’Hara – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at linebacker, Chatmon holds an offer from Pitt and has received interest from several other programs as well.  He was part of a Lion defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.3 points per game while limiting four of 10 opponents to 17 points or less, with three shutouts.  He also intercepted a pass.

Cedric Wright, Junior QB, Germantown – Wright helped lead Germantown to a 7-5 record by connecting on 83-of-157 passes (52.9 percent) for 1,551 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 129.3 yards per game and throwing for 100+ yards in eight of the Bears’ 12 games.  Wright is on pace to throw for 4,653 yards and 45 touchdowns in his career.

Chris Johnson-Cruz, Senior ATH, Roman Catholic – A dual-threat at quarterback who backed up highly-touted starter Michael Keir, Johnson-Cruz amassed 490 total yards of offense (356 passing, 134 rushing) and had a hand in seven total RC touchdowns (six passing, one rushing), completing 19-of-44 passes (43.1 percent) and averaging 5.6 yards per carry on 24 rushes.  He threw for 230 yards and five touchdowns and added 104 yards rushing against St. Joe’s Prep in the Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA semifinals.

Chris Kane, Senior FB/ATH, La Salle College High School – Kane did a little bit of everything for the Explorers on offense last season, recording touches as a rusher, passer and receiver.  In all, he finished with 324 all-purpose yards of offense (131 rushing, 101 receiving, 92 passing) while accounting for three total La Salle touchdowns (one passing, one rushing, one fumble return).  He averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 28 rushes and 10.1 yards per reception on 10 catches.  He also connected on 50 percent of his passes (8-of-16).

Chris Morgan, Senior WR/S, Haverford School – A key two-way returning presence for the Fords at both wide receiver and defensive back, Morgan was a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ pick at both positions.  Defensively, he notched 57 tackles, a team-leading four interceptions and two forced fumbles, averaging 5.7 stops per game.  Offensively, he snagged 15 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 19.3 yards per reception.

Chris O’Connor, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood – O’Connor helped to pave the way for an Archbishop Wood offensive machine which averaged (255.3 rushing, 108.9 passing) and 46.6 points per game, producing two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,600-yard passer en route to a 14-1 overall record, PCL AAA championship, District 12 AAA championship and PIAA AAA title while scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (64 rushing, 23 passing).

Chris Rocco, Senior DB, La Salle College High School – One of the contributors in an Explorer defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.1 points per game en route to reaching the PIAA AAAA semifinals for the third consecutive season, Rocco interecepted three passes, good enough for second place on the team, trailing only Sean Coleman.  The Explorers finished the season with 16 total interceptions forced on defense.

Chris Sutton, Senior WR/DB, Valley Forge Military Academy – A potential collegiate prospect in the 2013 class at wide receiver, Sutton has received interest, but no offers, from several programs, including Boston College, Bowling Green and Temple, among others.  He hauled in three passes for 34 yards in his junior season, averaging 11.3 yards per reception.

Christian Connor, Senior QB, Bishop McDevitt – Playing in only six games for the Lancers last season, Connor connected on 25-of-69 passes (36.2 percent) for 486 yards and five touchdowns and added another 52 rushing yards on 26 keepers.  He threw for a season-best 207 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over Archbishop Carroll on only five pass completions.

Christopher Batts, Senior RB/LB, Mastery Charter – Batts finished the season as the team’s leading tackler, totaling 62 stops (32 solo), a forced fumble, a blocked field goal and a safety, averaging 8.9 tackles per game.

Connor Golden, Junior LB, Archbishop Ryan – A returning presence at linebacker for Ryan, Golden, who picked off one pass as a sophomore, was part of a defensive unit which allowed an average of 23.3 points per game, limiting four of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with a shutout over George Washington to end the season.  Golden also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown to account for his six points scored on the season.

Connor Foley, Junior K, Father Judge – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at kicker, Foley converted 44 extra points and four field goals for the Crusaders, finishing the season with 56 points scored, good enough for the third-highest scoring total on the Judge team.  Foley accounted for 15.6 percent of Judge’s 358 points scored on the season.

Corey Kelley, Junior WR/DB, Penn Charter – One of the Quakers’ returning presences in the defensive backfield, Kelley finished in a three-way tie for the team lead in interceptions, with three, contributing to a Penn Charter defensive unit which allowed an average of 20.1 points per game while holding four of 10 opponents to seven points or less, with two shutouts.

Dad Poquie, Senior DB, La Salle College High School – One of the contributors in an Explorer defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.1 points per game en route to reaching the PIAA AAAA semifinals for the third consecutive season, Poquie, a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ pick at defensive back, interecepted two passes.  The Explorers finished the season with 16 total interceptions forced on defense.

Dajuan Dandy, Senior OL/DL, Southern – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection on the offensive line, Dandy helped to pave the way for a Ram offensive unit which averaged 7.4 points per game, producing a 340-yard rusher and a 430-yard passer among its featured components while scoring seven total offensive touchdowns (four rushing, three passing).

Dan McLaughlin, Senior FB/LB, Conwell-Egan – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at both fullback and linebacker, McLaughlin ran for 135 yards on 47 carries and caught two passes for five yards, averaging 2.8 yards per carry and 2.5 yards per reception, scoring one rushing touchdown.

Dan Riordan, Senior TE/DE, Malvern Prep – Riordan hauled in two passes for 33 yards for the Friars, averaging 17.5 yards per reception and also returned an interception for a touchdown on defense.

Dan Sherry, Senior TE/DB, St. Joseph’s Prep – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ pick at both punter and defensive back, Sherry picked off a pair of passes, returning one for a touchdown.  Offensively, he completed his only pass attempt of the season for 23 yards and added another five receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown, averaging 10.8 yards per reception.

Danny Murray, Junior FB/LB, Neumann-Goretti – The Saints’ No. 2 rusher last season, Murray ran for 247 yards and a touchdown on 76 carries, averaging 3.3 yards per carry.

Daquan Bohannan, Senior QB, Northeast – One of two quarterbacks utilized during the 2011 season, Bohannan connected on 29-of-60 passes (48.3 percent) for 472 yards and seven touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards on three occasions and finishing two games with multiple touchdown passes.  He helped contribute to a Viking aerial assault which averaged 128.4 yards per game through the air.

Daravann Lok, Senior OL/DL, Delaware Valley Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ pick along the offensive line, Lok helped to pave the way for a Warrior offensive unit which averaged 142.7 yards (89.2 rushing, 53.5 passing) and 12 points per game, producing a 350-yard rusher and 460-yard passer while scoring 18 total offensive touchdowns (12 rushing, six passing).

Daryl Worley, Senior WR/DB, Penn Charter – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class at wide receiver, Worley already holds a handful of offers from programs like Boston College, Pitt and Rutgers, among others.  He finished the season with 10 receptions for 171 yards and added another 34 carries for 247 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per carry and 17.1 yards per reception while scoring four total touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving).  He also picked off a trio of passes on defense.

Dashawn Darden, Junior QB, Cardinal O’Hara – Darden helped direct an O’Hara offensive unit which averaged 28.9 points per game by connecting on 73-of-130 passes (56.2 percent) for 1,011 yards and 11 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in five of the Lions’ 10 games and finishing three of those games (four total) with multiple touchdown passes.  He’s on pace to throw for 3,030 yards in his career.  Darden also added 59 yards rushing on 34 keepers, averaging 1.7 yards per carry.

David Gavrilov, Senior QB, George Washington – One of two quarterbacks utilized in the Eagles’ offensive arsenal last season, Gavrilov connected on 40-of-79 passes (50.6 percent) for 568 yards and five touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards once.  He also added one rushing touchdown on seven keepers.

David Williams, Senior RB, Imhotep Charter – Even though he’ll only don the Panthers’ uniform for one season, Williams will go down as one of the highest-profile athletes to play for Imhotep.  A 2013 blue-chipper at running back, Williams is ranked as a four-star prospect and among the top running backs in the country.  In his junior season at West Catholic, Williams was the team’s offensive centerpiece, finishing with 1,938 yards and 18 touchdowns on 301 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and more than 138 yards per game.  He ran for 100+ yards in 11 of West Catholic’s 14 games and for 200+ yards three times.  In his career to date, Williams has run for 2,862 yards and 35 touchdowns on 401 carries.

Davone Cornish, Senior QB/DB, Simon Gratz – Cornish returns to the Bulldogs for his senior season after connecting on 45-of-149 passes (30.2 percent) for 599 yards and seven touchdowns, twice throwing for 100+ yards in a game, including a season-best 162 yards and three touchdowns against Roxborough.

DeAndre Scott, Junior RB/FS, Imhotep Charter – One of three 200-yard rushers returning for the Panthers, Scott ran for 210 yards on 41 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry while scoring four total touchdowns (two rushing, one kickoff return, one interception return).

Delane Hart, Senior ATH, Dobbins-Randolph Vo-Tech – A multi-purpose weapon who helped the Mustangs reach the District 12 AAA championship game opposite Archbishop Wood, Hart amassed 456 all-purpose yards of offense (284 passing, 91 rushing, 81 receiving) and helped to account for 12 total Dobbins touchdowns (six rushing, four passing, two receiving).  He averaged 1.5 yards per carry, 16.2 yards per reception and completed 22-of-65 passes (33.8 percent).

Dennis Boice, Senior RB/DB, Father Judge – Boice intercepted two passes for a Judge defensive unit which allowed an average of 21.2 points per game last season.  He also saw some action at running back, where he posted 49 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, averaging 3.8 yards per rush.

Desmond Sams, Senior RB, West Philadelphia – The featured back in the Speedboys’ offensive arsenal and only player to surpass 400 yards rushing on the season, Sams ran for 455 yards on 59 carries and caught another four passes for 46 yards, averaging 7.7 yards per carry and 11.5 yards per reception, scoring 15 total touchdowns (12 rushing, one receiving, one punt return, one fumble return).  Sams was West Philadelphia’s leading scorer on the season, with 90 points, or 27.1 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Devon Dillard, Senior WR/DB, Northeast – The Vikings’ top returning receiver and only player with 20 or more receptions last year, Dillard snagged 24 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 13 yards per reception.  He posted a 122-yard game against Central.

Dezaunte White, Senior OL/DL, Fels – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection along the offensive line, White helped to pave the way for a Panther offensive unit which averaged 197.2 yards (119.8 passing, 77.4 rushing) and 15.5 points per game, producing a 330-yard rusher and three 330+-yard passers while scoring 23 total offensive touchdowns (12 rushing, 11 passing).

Diego Racano, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood – Racano helped to pave the way for an Archbishop Wood offensive machine which averaged (255.3 rushing, 108.9 passing) and 46.6 points per game, producing two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,600-yard passer en route to a 14-1 overall record, PCL AAA championship, District 12 AAA championship and PIAA AAA title while scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (64 rushing, 23 passing).

Dillen White, Senior WR/DB, Fels – White made his impacts felt in a variety of ways for the Panthers last season, finishing with 158 yards on 31 carries and 29 receptions for 223 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per reception, scoring two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).  Defensively, he intercepted a pair of passes for Fels, returning one 100 yards for a touchdown.

Dimitri Kelly, Sophomore RB, Roman Catholic – Roman’s second-leading rusher in 2011, Kelly finished with 166 yards on 26 carries and caught two passes for 47 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 23.5 yards per reception, scoring two rushing touchdowns. 

Donald Smith, Senior RB, George Washington – The No. 3 rusher in the Eagles’ offensive arsenal last season, Smith finished with 273 yards on 46 carries and caught another five passes for 95 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 15 yards per reception while scoring three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).  He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Donte Walker, Senior RB/LB, Delaware Valley Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ pick at linebacker, Walker was a part of a Warrior defensive unit which allowed an average of 18.2 points per game, holding five of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts.  Offensively, Walker was Del Val’s leading rusher, totaling 359 yards and two touchdowns on 80 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per rush.

Dylan Flynn, Sophomore K, Conwell-Egan – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ pick at kicker, Flynn converted seven extra points and two field goals for Egan, finishing the season with 13 points scored.

Dylan Rowan, Senior RB/DB, Archbishop Ryan – Ryan’s leading returning rusher from a season ago, Rowan posted 710 yards on 159 carries and caught another 12 passes for 95 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 7.9 yards per reception, scoring seven total touchdowns (four rushing, three receiving), finishing the year as the team’s leading scorer, with 42 points.

Eerin Young, Senior RB, Imhotep Charter – The featured running back in a Panther offensive arsenal which averaged 133.8 yards per game on the ground, Young ran for 1,059 yards on 133 carries and caught another eight passes for 63 yards, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and 7.9 yards per reception, scoring 13 touchdowns (all rushing).  He finished the season as Imhotep’s leading scorer and surpassed 100 yards rushing in a game six times.

Elijah Clark, Senior TE/LB, Bartram – One of three 300-yard rushers in the Maroon Wave’s offensive arsenal, Clark ran for 384 yards on 60 carries and caught two passes for 32 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 16 yards per reception, scoring five touchdowns (all rushing).

Elijah Hardy, Junior RB/LB, West Philadelphia – The Speedboys’ second-leading rusher last season, Hardy ran for 376 yards on 31 carries and caught another two passes for 26 yards, averaging 12.1 yards per carry and 13 yards per reception, scoring four total touchdowns (all rushing).

Eric Berger, Senior RB/DB, Penn Charter – The No. 2 rusher in Penn Charter’s offensive arsenal last season, Berger ran for 460 yards and four touchdowns on 56 carries and caught another six passes for 50 yards, averaging 8.2 yards per carry and 8.3 yards per reception.  He posted a season-best 168 rushing yards against Germantown Academy in the Quakers’ final game of the season.

Eric Holt, Senior TE/LB, Neumann-Goretti – One of five Saint receivers with at least 10 receptions on the season and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ pick at wide receiver, Holt snared 17 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 17.5 yards per reception.

Eric Massenburg, Senior RB/DB, Archbishop Carroll – Carroll’s second-leading rusher, Massenburg played in only four games as a junior, finishing with 278 yards on 43 carries and adding one reception for 23 yards, scoring three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).  He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and posted a season-best 115 yards rushing against Bishop McDevitt.

Eric Neefe, Senior RB/LB, Penn Charter – The Quakers’ featured rusher a season ago, Neefe finished his junior season with 1,180 yards and 17 touchdowns on 197 carries and caught another four passes for 23 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per reception.  He ran for 100+ yards in seven of Penn Charter’s 10 games, including a pair of 200-yard rushing performances.  Neefe was a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ selection at running back.

Eric Purnell, Senior RB/DB, Malvern Prep – The No. 2 rusher in Malvern’s offensive arsenal last season, Purnell posted 570 yards on 79 carries and caught another nine passes for 129 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per carry and 14.3 yards per reception while scoring seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving).

Erik Lark, Senior QB, Boys Latin Charter – Lark finished his junior season by helping lead the Warriors to a 7-5 record after connecting on 97-of-243 passes (39.9 percent) for 1,217 yards and 14 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in eight of Boys Latin’s 12 games and averaging 101.4 yards per game through the air.  In his career, Lark has thrown for 1,835 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Fran Walsh, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood – Walsh helped to pave the way for an Archbishop Wood offensive machine which averaged (255.3 rushing, 108.9 passing) and 46.6 points per game, producing two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,600-yard passer en route to a 14-1 overall record, PCL AAA championship, District 12 AAA championship and PIAA AAA title while scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (64 rushing, 23 passing).

Fulani Freeman, Senior TE/DL, Simon Gratz – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection at tight end, Freeman was primarily utilized as a blocker for Gratz, helping to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 13.7 points per game and produced a 600-yard rusher and 590-yard passer while scoring 20 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 8 passing).  Freeman did haul in a pair of passes for 42 yards and added eight carries for 47 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 21 yards per reception while scoring a pair of rushing touchdowns.

George Griffin, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood – Griffin helped to pave the way for an Archbishop Wood offensive machine which averaged (255.3 rushing, 108.9 passing) and 46.6 points per game, producing two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,600-yard passer en route to a 14-1 overall record, PCL AAA championship, District 12 AAA championship and PIAA AAA title while scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (64 rushing, 23 passing).

Gerald Fuller, Senior RB/DB, Bishop McDevitt – The Lancers’ second-leading rusher, trailing only 1,370-yard back Keith Young, Fuller ran for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.

Gordon Thomas Junior OL/DL, Imhotep Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection along the offensive line, Thomas helped to pave the way for a Panther offensive unit which averaged 177.6 yards (133.8 rushing, 43.8 passing) and 18.8 points per game, producing a 1,050-yard rusher and a 410-yard passer while scoring 28 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, six passing).

Greg White, Junior RB/KR, West Catholic – The fourth-leading rusher in the Burrs’ run-centric offense last season, White posted 244 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries, averaging 7.9 yards per carry.  He also was the team’s featured kickoff returner, turning 15 returns into 312 yards, averaging 20.8 yards per return.

Hakeem Ellis, Senior RB/LB, Central – Central’s second-leading rusher from the 2011 campaign, Ellis ran for 477 yards and five touchdowns on 75 carries and caught one pass for 17 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

Harold Alexander, Senior QB, Northeast – The primary field general in a Viking aerial assault which averaged 128.4 yards per game last season, Alexander completed 54-of-103 passes (52.4 percent) for 1,069 yards and 10 touchdowns and added another 157 yards and two touchdowns on 69 carries.  He averaged 89.1 yards passing per game and 2.3 yards per carry, throwing for 100+ yards on six occasions.

Hayes Nolte, Junior QB, Germantown Academy – A dual-threat athlete at the helm of Germantown’s offense, Nolte amassed 786 yards of total offense (527 passing, 259 rushing) and had a hand in nine total touchdowns (six rushing, three passing).  He completed 56-of-115 passes (48.7 percent) and averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 66 rushes.  Nolte finished four games with 90+ passing yards and ran for a season-best 98 yards against Chestnut Hill Academy.

Ian Strain, Senior RB/DB, Episcopal Academy – Strain was all over the field offensively for EA last season, totaling 648 all-purpose yards of offense (297 passing, 267 receiving, 84 rushing) and accounting for three total Churchmen touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).  He completed 35-of-68 passes (51.5 percent) over five games and averaged 14.8 yards per reception on 18 catches.  He was a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ selection at wide receiver.

Isaiah Brinkley, Senior QB, Fels – One of five different Panther players to complete a pass last season, Brinkley played in three games, connecting on 22-of-41 passes (53.7 percent) for 330 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 110 yards per game.  He threw for 204 of those yards and two touchdowns against Franklin.  He also added 52 yards rushing on 18 keepers, averaging 2.9 yards per carry.

Jack Florio, Senior OL/DL, Episcopal Academy – Florio helped to pave the way for an EA offensive arsenal which averaged 166.6 yards (94.8 passing, 71.8 rushing) and 8.2 points per game, producing a 310-yard rusher and 630-yard passer among its featured components while scoring eight total touchdowns (five passing, three rushing).

Jake Cooper, Sophomore FB/LB, Archbishop Wood – A force defensively for the Vikings in only his freshman season, Cooper totaled 51 tackles, two sacks (one went for a safety) and a fumble recovery, averaging 3.4 tackles per game.  He also saw some action offensively for Wood, where he ran for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, averaging 9.6 yards per carry.

Jake Wright, Senior K, George Washington – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection at kicker, Wright converted 26 extra points and two field goals, accounting for 32 of Washington’s 324 points on the season to finish as the team’s second-leading scorer, trailing only now-departed running back Hakeem Sillman (162 points).

Jamal Custis, Junior WR/LB, Neumann-Goretti – One of the Saints’ top returning receivers from an aerial assault which averaged 113.7 yards per game last season, Custis snagged 15 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 22.1 yards per reception while posting three games with 65 yards receiving or more.

James Johnson, Senior QB, Mastery Charter – Johnson amassed 620 yards of total offense (508 passing, 112 rushing) and accounted for six total Mastery Charter touchdowns (four passing, two rushing), completing 39-of-95 passes (41.1 percent) and averaging three yards per carry on 37 rushes.

James Ward, Senior RB/DB, Lansdale Catholic – The featured wide receiver in Lansdale Catholic’s offensive arsenal last season, Ward finished with 606 all-purpose yards of offense (438 receiving, 168 rushing) and scored five total touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing).  He averaged 19 yards per reception on a team-best 23 catches, posting a season-best 131 yards against Monsignor Bonner, and averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 47 rushes.

Jamiel Hines, Senior WR/DB, Fels – Hines was all over the place for Fels last season, amassing 406 all-purpose yards of offense (250 receiving, 126 rushing, 30 passing) and accounting for six total Panther offensive touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving, one passing).  He averaged three yards per carry, completed 1-of-3 passes and averaged 22.7 yards per reception.  Defensively, he picked off a team-leading five passes, returning two for touchdowns, including one return of 100 yards.

Jared Hermann, Senior RB, La Salle College High School – The Explorers’ third leading rusher last season, Hermann totaled 263 yards on 51 carries and caught another three passes for 44 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 14.7 yards per reception, scoring three total touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).  He ran for a season-best 109 yards against Ryan.

Jarryd Jones-Smith, Senior OL/DL, West Catholic – A Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class along the offensive line, Jones-Smith holds either offers or interest from nearly a dozen programs.  He helped to pave the way for a Burr offensive unit which averaged 315.4 yards (248.8 rushing, 66.6 passing) and 28.1 points per game en route to a 10-4 record and berth in the PIAA AA semifinals opposite eventual PIAA champion Lancaster Catholic.  The Burrs finished the season with a 1,930-yard rusher and 890-yard passer, scoring 51 total offensive touchdowns (40 rushing, 11 passing).

Jawan McAllister, Junior WR/DB, St. Joseph’s Prep – McAllister, one of the Hawks’ featured receivers in an aerial assault which averaged 148.3 yards per game last season, snagged 21 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per reception, finishing three games with three or more receptions and 45 or more receiving yards.

Jermaine Norris, Senior WR/DB, Mastery Charter – A two-way returning presence for Mastery Charter, Norris recorded 38 tackles (21 solo), three interceptions and three deflected passes defensively while also catching 22 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 12.3 yards per reception.

Jesse Gillis, Senior RB/DB, Central – The featured running back in Central’s offensive arsenal last season, Gillis ran for 656 yards on 94 carries and caught another 14 passes for 126 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and nine yards per reception while scoring six total touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving).  Gillis twice ran for more than 100 yards in a game.


Jesse Wireman, Junior LB, Archbishop Ryan –
A returning presence at linebacker for Ryan, Wireman, who picked off one pass as a sophomore, was part of a defensive unit which allowed an average of 23.3 points per game, limiting four of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with a shutout over George Washington to end the season.

Jim Haley, Senior QB, Monsignor Bonner – A dual-threat quarterback and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at both quarterback and defensive back, Haley served as Bonner’s primary offensive catalyst, amassing 1,794 yards of total offense (1,312 passing, 482 rushing) and contributing to 25 total Bonner touchdowns (13 passing, 12 rushing).  He completed 89-of-193 passes (46.1 percent), throwing for 100+ yards in six of 11 games and averaging 4.5 yards per carry on 107 rushes.

Jimmy Herron, Sophomore QB/DB, La Salle College High School – A potential heir apparent at quarterback for the Explorers, Herron could possibly take over the reins of La Salle’s offense, and would succeed career 3,000-yard passer Matt Magarity, who led the blue and gold to an overall record of 25-4 the last two seasons.  As a frosh, Herron ran for 48 yards and a touchdown on five carries, averaging 9.6 yards per carry.  Defensively, Herron came up big in the Explorers’ five-game playoff run, intercepting a pair of passes for an Explorer defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.1 points per game.

Joe Carlini, Senior RB/DB, Malvern Prep – Carlini was a key presence in the Friars’ defensive backfield last season, intercepting a team-leading five passes.  He also caught six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown, averaging 11.5 yards per reception.

Joe Lavalle, Senior RB/DB, St. Joseph’s Prep – One of the Prep’s leading rushers last season, Lavalle ran for 392 yards on 90 carries and caught another 10 passes for 61 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry and 6.1 yards per reception while scoring seven total touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving).  He also intercepted a pass on defense.

Joe Shepherd, Senior DL, Central – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection on the defensive line, Shepherd was part of a Central defensive unit which held opponents to an average of 15.2 points per game, limiting six of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with three shutouts in a four-week span.

John Mastrando, Senior QB, Neumann-Goretti – The backup quarterback behind senior Shane Thomas, Mastrando connected on 6-of-19 passes (31.6 percent) for 88 yards and one touchdown, helping contribute to a Saints’ aerial assault which averaged 113.7 yards per game last season.

John Reid, Sophomore RB/DB, St. Joseph’s Prep – Reid, a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at defensive back, tied for the team lead in interceptions, with four.  The sophomore to be already reportedly holds some verbal scholarship offers from colleges.  Offensively, he ran for 166 yards on 32 carries and caught another 11 passes for 120 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 10.9 yards per reception while scoring a pair of rushing touchdowns.  On special teams, he also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Jordan Meachum, Sophomore RB, La Salle College High School – One of the reserve contributors in La Salle’s ground attack last season, Meachum ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, averaging 6.5 yards per carry while running for a season- and career-best 101 yards on 12 carries in the AAAA City Championship game against George Washington.

Joseph Walker, Junior QB, Mastbaum – Walker finished his sophomore season by connecting on 45-of-122 passes (36.9 percent) for 800 yards and seven touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in four of the Panthers’ 12 games.  He also added three rushing touchdowns on 76 keepers and, in his career, is on pace to throw for 2,400 yards.

Josh Messina, Junior RB, Archbishop Wood – Messina ran for 299 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries for Wood as a sophomore, averaging 9.6 yards per carry.

Jovan Matthews, Senior RB, Prep Charter – Prep Charter’s leading rusher in 2011, Matthews ran for 454 yards and four touchdowns on 83 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.  He exploded over the Huskies’ final two games of the season, rushing for a combined 318 yards against King and Furness.

 

J.T. Blyden, Junior RB/LB, Cardinal O’Hara – Third among sophomore running backs in District 1 in rushing yardage last season, Blyden, a transfer from Avon Grove, easily served as the Red Devils’ primary offensive catalyst by running for 1,127 yards on 221 carries and catching another four passes for 22 yards, scoring 11 total touchdowns (10 rushing, one receiving).  He averaged 5.1 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per reception, rushing for 100+ yards in six of Avon Grove’s 10 games.

Julius Hester, Senior LB/DB, West Philadelphia – A key returning presence from a Speedboy defensive unit which allowed an average of 6.4 points per game while holding nine of 12 opponents to six points or less with five shutouts, Hester tied for the team lead in interceptions, with five, returning one for a touchdown.

Justin Moody, Senior TE/DT, George Washington – A Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class along the defensive line, Moody holds a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers and has generated interest from many Big Ten, SEC and Big East programs.  He was a 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection on the defensive line, contributing to an Eagle defensive unit which allowed an average of 21.3 points per game while holding four of 12 opponents to 13 points or less, with one shutout.

Kamau Taylor, Junior TE, Mastbaum – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection at tight end, Taylor hauled in 12 passes for 130 yards, averaging 10.8 yards per reception.  He also helped to block for a Panther offensive unit which averaged 12.3 points per game and scored 20 total offensive touchdowns (12 rushing, eight passing).

Kareem Jefferson, Senior OL/DL, Dobbins-Randolph Vo-Tech – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection on the defensive line, Jefferson was part of a Mustang defensive unit which held 12 of 13 opponents to an average of 14 points or less, with three shutouts.  Offensively, Jefferson helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 232.7 yards (203.2 rushing, 29.5 passing) and 24.2 points per game, producing a pair of 830+-yard rushers while scoring 36 total offensive touchdowns (30 rushing, six passing).

Karim Karamoko, Junior QB, University City – Karamoko started the season at quarterback for the Jaguars, starting the first five games and then playing sparingly after, connecting on 38-of-73 passes (52.1 percent) for 598 yards and five touchdowns while throwing for 100+ yards in a game three times.  Karamoko’s on pace to throw for just under 1,800 yards in his career for UC.

Ken Everage, Senior RB, George Washington – Washington’s second-leading rusher last season, Everage posted 472 yards and two touchdowns on 81 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per carry with a pair of games of more than 100 rushing yards.

Kendale Truitt, Senior WR/S, George Washington – One of the Eagles’ top returning receivers, Truitt snagged seven passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 32.3 yards per reception, posting a season-best 103 yards on just two catches against Haverford School.

Kevin Campbell, Junior OL/DL, Cardinal O’Hara – A returning presence in the trenches for O’Hara, Campbell helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 245.6 yards (143.1 rushing, 102.5 passing) and 28.9 points per game, producing two 400+-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard passer while scoring 34 total offensive touchdowns (23 rushing, 11 passing).

Kevin Murphy, Senior QB, Penn Charter – A dual-threat quarterback at the helm of a Quaker offensive unit which averaged 21 points per game, Murphy amassed 758 yards of total offense (508 passing, 250 rushing) and accounted for four total Penn Charter touchdowns (all passing).  He completed 28-of-66 passes (42.4 percent) and averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 46 rushes.  He threw for 100+ yards once and ran for 100+ yards on one occasion as well.

Kevin Sabo, Senior RB/DB, Lansdale Catholic – One of the Crusaders’ leading returning rushers, Sabo ran for 309 yards and a touchdown on 60 carries and caught another three passes for 21 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and seven yards per reception.

Kyle Battin, Senior K, St. Joseph’s Prep – The Hawks’ second leading scorer, trailing only fullback Eric Medes, Battin converted 35 extra points and five field goals, accounting for 50 of St. Joe’s Prep’s 348 points on the season, or 14.4 percent of the team’s season scoring output. 

Kyle Techtmann, Senior QB/DB, Conwell-Egan – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at both quarterback and defensive back, Techtmann proved a dual threat on offense, amassing 1,075 yards of total offense (612 passing, 463 rushing) and accounting for 12 total Egan touchdowns (six rushing, six passing).  He completed 48-of-130 passes (36.9 percent) and averaged 3.5 yards per carry on 134 rushes, both throwing and rushing for 100 yards in a game on two occasions.  Defensively, he intercepted a pair of passes.

LaQuille Nesbit, Senior WR/DB, Archbishop Wood – One of three 300+-yard receivers in the Vikings’ fold last season, Nesbit, a transfer from Northeast, snared 13 passes for 377 yards and added another 10 carries for 119 yards, averaging 11.9 yards per carry and 29 yards per reception.  He scored nine total touchdowns a total of five different ways (five receiving, one rushing, one punt return, one kickoff return and one interception return) to finish the season as Northeast’s leading scorer, with 54 points.

Malcolm Coston, Senior RB, Mastery Charter – Mastery Charter’s featured offensive centerpiece, Coston ran for 1,410 yards and 12 touchdowns on 163 carries, averaging 8.7 yards per carry.  He also added a trio of receiving touchdowns as well, and is on pace to run for more than 2,800 yards in his career.

Malik Jones, Junior RB, Monsignor Bonner – Bonner’s top returning running back, Jones was the team’s No. 3 option behind Abraham Jaward and Ismir Gibson last year.  He ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per carry.

Marc Prompt, Senior QB, Fels – A transfer from Northeast High School, Prompt played in the Panthers’ final three games of the 2011 season, and provided a dual-threat dimension, amassing 487 yards of total offense (324 passing, 163 rushing) and accounting for four total Fels touchdowns (two rushing, two passing).  He completed 25-of-56 passes (44.6 percent) and averaged 5.6 yards per carry, throwing for 100+ yards twice and rushing for 100 yards once.

Marcos Mercado, Senior QB, Edison – The Inventors’ field general in 2011, Mercado amassed 424 total yards of offense (307 passing, 117 rushing) and accounted for four total touchdowns (two rushing, two passing), completing 26-of-61 passes (42.6 percent) and averaging 1.3 yards per carry on 89 keepers.

Marice Tillman, Senior RB, Overbrook – The Panthers’ leading rusher from a season ago, Tillman ran for 539 yards and four touchdowns on 107 carries, averaging a little more than five yards per carry.  He ran for a season-best 163 yards against Mastbaum.

Mark Collins, Senior RB/LB, Valley Forge Military Academy – The Patriots’ leading rusher last season, Collins chalked up 474 all-purpose yards of offense (355 rushing, 60 passing, 59 receiving) and had a hand in six total Carroll touchdowns (four rushing, one passing, one receiving).  He averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 104 rushes; completed his lone pass attempt for a 60-yard touchdown and averaged 5.9 yards per catch on 10 receptions.

Mark Opaliski, Senior OL/DL, Penn Charter – Opaliski helped to pave the way for a Quaker offensive unit which averaged 299.2 yards (247.2 rushing, 52 passing) and 21 points per game en route to a 5-5 overall record, producing an 1,180-yard rusher and 500-yard passer while scoring 29 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, four passing).

Marquis Edwards, Senior RB/SS, Northeast – The Vikings’ second-leading rusher from a season ago, Edwards ran for 359 yards and six touchdowns on 61 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry.  He also caught one pass for 15 yards.

Marquis Seamon, Junior RB, Father Judge – Judge’s top returning rusher from a season ago, Seamon ran for 107 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry, posting a season-best 63 yards against Penn Charter in a 45-14 Judge victory.  Seamon ran behind a pair of 900-yard rushers in Raul Quinones and Matt Smalley.  He also intercepted a pass on defense.

Matt Galambos, Senior TE/LB, Haverford School – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at linebacker, Galambos already holds a verbal offer from Temple and has received interest from other FBS programs.  He was a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ pick at linebacker and also at tight end.  Defensively, he finished with 88 tackles (61 solo), four sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal, averaging 8.8 stops per game with a season-best 14 tackles in a narrow loss to Malvern Prep.  Offensively, Galambos was the Fords’ featured receiver, hauling in 27 passes for 436 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per reception.

Matt Robinson, Senior DB, Father Judge – Judge’s top returning defensive back, Robinson intercepted three passes a season ago as part of a Crusader defensive unit which allowed an average of 21.2 points per game.

Messiah Mitchell, Senior QB, Fels – Mitchell saw action at quarterback in seven of Fels’ 12 games, and he completed 44-of-93 passes (47.3 percent) for 521 yards and three touchdowns and added one rushing touchdown on 63 keepers, throwing for 100+ yards in a game three times.

Michael Hammock, Sophomore WR/DB, Boys Latin Charter – Boys Latin’s No. 2 receiving option, Hammock hauled in 16 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 17.1 yards per reception.

Michael Hayes, Senior QB, Chestnut Hill Academy – A dual-threat at the helm of the Blue Devils’ offensive unit, Hayes amassed 740 total yards of offense (588 passing, 152 rushing) in his junior season, helping lead Chestnut Hill to a 7-3 overall record.  He completed 35-of-71 passes (49.3 percent) and averaged 2.9 yards per carry on 51 rushes.  He twice threw for 100+ yards in a game.

Michael Keir, Senior QB, Roman Catholic – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2013 class at quarterback, Keir has received interest from more than a dozen Division-1 programs, including SEC reps Alabama and Ole Miss, among others.  Despite missing two games, Keir finished his junior season by completing 108-of-198 passes (54.5 percent) for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games, throwing for 100+ yards in six of those contests.  He established a new single-game school record for passing yards, with 332, in a victory over Chestnut Hill Academy.  For his career, Keir has thrown for 2,732 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Michael Shenoster, Senior QB, Overbrook – A dual-threat quarterback at the helm of the Panthers’ offense, Shenoster amassed 515 yards of total offense (376 passing, 139 rushing) and had a hand in 10 total Overbrook touchdowns (six passing, four rushing).  He completed 19-of-45 passes (42.2 percent) and averaged 2.5 yards per carry on 55 rushes.

Miguel Sanchez, Senior QB, Lincoln – Sanchez helped lead Lincoln to a 7-5 record by connecting on 76-of-148 passes (51.4 percent) for 1,169 yards and 10 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in six of the Rail Splitters’ 12 games.  He also added four rushing touchdowns on 56 keepers.  In his career to date for Lincoln, Sanchez has thrown for 1,949 yards and 14 touchdowns, leaving him on pace to throw for just under 3,000 yards in his career for the Rail Splitters.

Mike Iacono, Junior WR/DB, Lansdale Catholic – Both a rushing and receiving threat for the Crusaders, Iacono ran for 168 yards on 34 carries and caught another 12 passes for 147 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and 12.3 yards per reception, scoring two total touchdowns (both rushing). 

Mike McGlinchey, Senior OL/DL, Penn Charter – A Notre Dame recruit and a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ selection along the offensive line, McGlinchey helped to pave the way for a Quaker offensive unit which averaged 299.2 yards (247.2 rushing, 52 passing) and 21 points per game en route to a 5-5 overall record, producing an 1,180-yard rusher and 500-yard passer while scoring 29 total offensive touchdowns (25 rushing, four passing).  McGlinchey is rated among the top offensive linemen in the country in the 2013 recruiting class.

Nick Arcidiacono, Senior OL, Archbishop Wood – A Rutgers recruit, Arcidiacono helped to pave the way for an Archbishop Wood offensive machine which averaged (255.3 rushing, 108.9 passing) and 46.6 points per game, producing two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,600-yard passer en route to a 14-1 overall record, PCL AAA championship, District 12 AAA championship and PIAA AAA title while scoring 87 total offensive touchdowns (64 rushing, 23 passing).

Nick Moriconi, Senior DL, Cardinal O’Hara – A returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Lions, Moriconi was part of an O’Hara defensive unit which allowed an average of 17.3 points per game, limiting four of 10 opponents to 17 points or less, with three shutouts.

Nick Visco, Senior K, Archbishop Wood – Visco converted 86 extra points and two field goals for the Vikings last season, accounting for 92 of the team’s school-record 699 points, or 13.2 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Patrick Duggan, Senior QB/DB, Lansdale Catholic – Duggan served as the backup field general to Pat Schoenberger last season, and, in limited action, connected on 11-of-23 passes (47.8 percent) for 126 yards and one touchdown and also recorded 30 keepers.  He helped contribute to an LC aerial assault which averaged 86 yards per game.  Duggan also handled the placekicking chores for the Crusaders, where he converted 10 extra points and one field goal, scoring 13 total points on the season.

Patrick Hoffman, Senior OL/DL, La Salle College High School – A returning starter in the offensive trenches for the Explorers, Hoffman helped to pave the way for a La Salle offensive unit which averaged 362.5 yards (223.4 rushing, 139.1 passing) and 30.6 points per game en route to the PCL AAAA and District 12 AAAA championships and a berth in the PIAA AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn, producing a 1,570-yard rusher and an 1,850-yard passer while scoring 59 total offensive touchdowns (32 rushing, 27 passing).

Paul Johnson, Senior DL, St. Joseph’s Prep – A returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Hawks, Johnson was part of a unit which allowed an average of 20.3 points per game, limiting five of 12 opponents to 14 points or less.

Quinn Hager, Senior WR/DB/K, Episcopal Academy – Hager finished the season as the Churchmen’s featured receiver and leading scorer.  He hauled in a team-best 24 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 15.5 yards per reception, and converted six extra points and eight field goals as the team’s placekicker, scoring 42 of the team’s 82 total points on the season, or 51.2 percent of the team’s season scoring output.  Hager was a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ pick at both punter and kicker.

Rasheed Cade, Senior QB, Delaware Valley Charter – Cade was at the helm of the Warriors’ offensive unit which averaged 12 points per game last season, connecting on 29-of-65 passes (44.6 percent) for 468 yards and four touchdowns – opening the season with a combined 307 yards and three touchdowns against Bracetti and eventual PIAA AAAA champion Central Dauphin.  He also added three rushing touchdowns on 76 keepers.

Reed Sama’J, Junior TE/DE, Haverford School – Playing in only six of the Fords’ 10 games, Sama’J recorded 12 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery, averaging 1.7 tackles per game.

Reginald Nelson, Junior TE/DE, Mastery Charter

Rene Villafane, Senior WR, George Washington – The Eagles’ leading returning receiver and one of three Washington athletes with double-digit receptions last season, Villafane hauled in 15 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 17.7 yards per reception.

Renz Compton, Senior WR/LB, Frankford – One of four 400+-yard receivers in a Pioneer aerial assault which averaged better than 214 yards per game, Compton snared 21 passes for 423 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 20.1 yards per reception. 

Ricardo Streams, Senior QB, West Philadelphia – The field general at the controls of West Philadelphia’s offensive attack which averaged 27.7 points per game last season, Streams connected on 48-of-102 passes (47.1 percent) for 697 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 58.1 yards per game.  He threw for a season-best 109 yards against Bartram and posted five games in a seven-week stretch with multiple touchdown passes.

Ronald Wade, Sophomore QB, High School of the Future – Wade emerged as the Firebirds’ field general over the final four games of the season, and he connected on 27-of-55 passes (49.1 percent) for 296 yards and four touchdowns, twice surpassing the 90-yard plateau for passing yardage in a game and finishing one game with multiple touchdown passes.

Ryan Ammerman, Senior WR/FS, Malvern Prep – The featured wide receiver in a lightly-used Malvern aerial assault, Ammerman hauled in 11 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 17.6 yards per reception.

Ryan Winslow, Senior K, La Salle College High School – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at kicker, Winslow converted 40 extra points and seven field goals to finish the season with 61 total points scored, good enough for third-best on the team, trailing only Tim Wade (132 points) and Colin Buckley (66 points).  Winslow accounted for 14.3 percent of La Salle’s season scoring output of 428 points – the third-highest season scoring output in program history.

Sage Stevenson, Senior RB/LB, Archbishop Carroll – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at linebacker, Stevenson was a contributor on a Patriot defensive unit which allowed an average of 40.7 points per game, limiting one opponent to 20 points or less.

Sal Bello, Senior QB, Archbishop Carroll – The Patriots’ field general last season, Bello completed 75-of-165 passes (45.5 percent) for 1,021 yards and 10 touchdowns, throwing for 100+ yards in four of the nine games in which he played.  Bello threw for a season-best 256 yards and three touchdowns against Bishop McDevitt (Wyncote) and 188 yards against O’Hara.

Sam DuMond, Senior WR/DB, Archbishop Ryan – DuMond wound up leading Ryan’s defensive unit in interceptions last year, with four, accounting for 36.4 percent of the team’s season total of interceptions on defense.  Offensively, he hauled in four passes for 31 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per reception.

Scott Ervin, Senior OL/DL, Simon Gratz – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection at tight end, Ervin helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 13.7 points per game and produced a 600-yard rusher and 590-yard passer while scoring 20 total touchdowns (12 rushing, 8 passing). 

Sean Coleman, Senior WR/DB, La Salle College High School – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at wide receiver, Coleman was one of the Explorers’ featured targets, snagging 43 passes for 688 yards and seven touchdowns and adding 11 carries for 109 yards and one additional touchdown, averaging 16 yards per reception and 9.9 yards per carry.  Coleman finished six games with 65 receiving yards or more.  Defensively, he led the Explorers in interceptions, with five.

Shabazz Rivers, Senior LB, Delaware Valley Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ pick at linebacker, Rivers was a part of a Warrior defensive unit which allowed an average of 18.2 points per game, holding five of 11 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. 

Shaquille James, Senior WR/DB, West Catholic – A key returning presence for the Burrs in the defensive backfield, James recorded 35 tackles (27 solo), four interceptions, 12 deflected passes, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), averaging 2.5 tackles per game for the District 12 AA champs.  Offensively, he snagged six passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 22 yards per reception.

Sharif Custis, Senior TE/DE, Neumann-Goretti – One of the Catholic League’s top returning statistical tight ends and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at that position, Custis snagged 11 passes for 289 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 26.3 yards per reception.  He added an eighth touchdown scored on the season with a recovery of a blocked punt.

Sharquill Farmer, Senior TE/DE, Dobbins-Randolph Vo-Tech – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection on the defensive line, Farmer was part of a Mustang defensive unit which held 12 of 13 opponents to an average of 14 points or less, with three shutouts.  Offensively, Farmer was mostly utilized as a blocker by Dobbins, and he helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 232.7 yards (203.2 rushing, 29.5 passing) and 24.2 points per game, producing a pair of 830+-yard rushers while scoring 36 total offensive touchdowns (30 rushing, six passing).

Shimeek Carter, Senior RB/CB, Northeast – The Vikings’ featured tailback a season ago, Carter ran for 576 yards and six touchdowns on 100 carries, averaging 5.7 yards per carry while posting a pair of 100-yard rushing performances against Fels and Germantown.

Stephen Fitzgerald, Senior S/P, Haverford School – The team’s punter and a 2011 all-Inter AC Coaches’ pick at that position, Fitzgerald averaged 33.2 yards per kick on 30 boots, with 10 of those punts (33.3 percent) downed inside the 20 yard line.  From his position in the Fords’ defensive backfield, he recorded 25 tackles (14 solo), two interceptions and a fumble recovery, averaging 2.5 tackles per game.

Steve Johnson, Senior SE/CB, Simon Gratz – The Bulldogs’ top returning receiver, Johnson hauled in 11 passes for 296 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 26.9 yards per reception, posting a season-best 112 yards and two touchdowns against Roxborough.  He also took his only rushing attempt of the season 50 yards for a touchdown and finished the season as Gratz’ second-leading scorer, with 38 total points.

Sloane Thomas, Junior RB, Imhotep Charter – The second-leading rusher for the Panthers despite playing in only seven games, Thomas finished the season with 262 yards and five touchdowns on 49 carries, averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

Steve Wyler, Junior K, Cardinal O’Hara – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at both kicker and punter, Wyler converted 28 extra points and two field goals, accounting for 34 of O’Hara’s 289 points scored on the season, finishing the year as the Lions’ third-leading scorer.

Tahir Perlote, Senior WR/DB, Boys Latin Charter – The Warriors’ featured wide receiver in an aerial assault which averaged a little more than 100 yards per game in 2011, Perlote snagged a team-best 35 passes for 520 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 14.9 yards per reception.

Tawaun Vickers, Senior RB, High School of the Future – The Firebirds’ leading returning rusher and scorer, Vickers posted 191 yards on 56 carries and caught another nine passes for 82 yards, averaging 3.4 yards per carry and 9.2 yards per reception, scoring five total touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving).

Thaddius Smith, Junior WR/RB/DB, Cardinal O’Hara – A potential Division-1 prospect in the 2014 recruiting class, Smith already holds a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers and is generating interest from other programs as well.  As a sophomore, Smith finished with 108 yards rushing on 20 carries and caught another 13 passes for 241 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 18.6 yards per reception, scoring four total touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving).

Tikir Trent, Senior WR/CB, Communications Tech – The second-leading receiver for the Phoenix in an aerial assault which averaged 75.8 yards per game, Trent snagged 12 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 24.2 yards per reception.  He surpassed the 100-yard receiving mark in a game against Franklin, hauling in four passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns.

Tim Bolton, Junior WR/DB, Conwell-Egan – Bolton did a little bit of everything for the blue and white in his sophomore season, amassing 519 all-purpose yards of offense (261 rushing, 206 receiving, 52 passing) and accounting for three total Egan touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing).  Bolton averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 80 rushes, completed 3-of-6 passes (50 percent) and averaged 14.7 yards per reception.  He posted a season-high 117 yards receiving against Bishop McDevitt.

Tim Digiorgio, Senior QB, Frankford – The Public League’s top returning passer and a 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ pick at quarterback, Digiorgio completed 136-of-237 passes (57.4 percent) for 2,357 yards and 30 touchdowns, averaging 214.3 passing yards per game.  He finished 10 of 11 games with 100+ passing yards; six with 200+ passing yards; and two with 300+ yards, to go along with seven games of at least three touchdown passes.  Digiorgio enters the 2012 season just 1,813 yards shy of tying Malik Stokes’ career passing yardage record in the Philadelphia Public League (4,170 yards).

Todd Jones, Senior DL, St. Joseph’s Prep – A returning presence in the defensive trenches for the Hawks and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ pick along the defensive line, Johnson was part of a unit which allowed an average of 20.3 points per game, limiting five of 12 opponents to 14 points or less.  He scored his lone touchdown of the season off of a recovery of a blocked punt.

Tom Spiteri, Senior OL/DL, La Salle College High School – A returning starter in the offensive trenches for the Explorers, Spiteri helped to pave the way for a La Salle offensive unit which averaged 362.5 yards (223.4 rushing, 139.1 passing) and 30.6 points per game en route to the PCL AAAA and District 12 AAAA championships and a berth in the PIAA AAAA semifinals opposite North Penn, producing a 1,570-yard rusher and an 1,850-yard passer while scoring 59 total offensive touchdowns (32 rushing, 27 passing).

Tyler Dinnella, Senior OL/DL, Cardinal O’Hara – A returning presence in the trenches and a 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection on the line for O’Hara, Campbell helped to pave the way for an offensive unit which averaged 245.6 yards (143.1 rushing, 102.5 passing) and 28.9 points per game, producing two 400+-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard passer while scoring 34 total offensive touchdowns (23 rushing, 11 passing).

Tyler Smith, Senior FB/DL, Lansdale Catholic – The featured running back in Lansdale Catholic’s offensive arsenal last season, Smith ran for 402 yards on 91 carries and caught another eight passes for 86 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry and 10.8 yards per reception, scoring nine total touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving).  He also added one two-point conversion to finish with 56 total points and the Crusaders’ top slot in scoring.

Tymere Wilder, Senior WR/DB, Bishop McDevitt – Wilder did a little bit of everything for the Lancers last season, amassing 295 all-purpose yards of offense (169 rushing, 108 receiving, 18 passing) and had a hand in three total McDevitt touchdowns (one rushing, one passing, one receiving), averaging 8.8 yards per carry on 19 rushes, completing 1-of-3 passes (33.3 percent) and averaging 27 yards per reception on four catches.

Tyrone Barge, Junior OL/DL, Imhotep Charter – A 2011 all-Public League Coaches’ selection along the defensive line, Barge was a two-way presence who helped to pave the way for a Panther offensive unit which averaged 177.6 yards (133.8 rushing, 43.8 passing) and 18.8 points per game, producing a 1,050-yard rusher and a 410-yard passer while scoring 28 total offensive touchdowns (22 rushing, six passing).

Vince Lostracco, Senior OL, Father Judge – A returning starter in the trenches for the Crusaders, Lostracco helped to pave the way for a Judge offensive unit which averaged 334.7 yards (195.8 rushing, 138.9 passing) and 32.5 points per game en route to a 7-4 record and berth in the PCL AAAA semifinals opposite La Salle.  Judge finished the season with two 900+-yard rushers and a 1,520-yard passer while scoring 43 total offensive touchdowns (32 rushing, 11 passing).

Vince Moffett, Junior RB/LB, St. Joseph’s Prep – A 2011 all-Catholic League Coaches’ selection at running back, Moffett ran for 424 yards on 78 carries and caught another 16 passes for 177 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 11.1 yards per reception, scoring three total touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing). 

Vion Dolo, Sophomore ATH, Prep Charter – Dolo took over the reins of Prep Charter’s offense over the team’s final six games (not including a forfeit victory over Bracetti), leading the team to a 3-3 record.  He finished the season with 298 total yards of offense (194 passing, 104 rushing) and had a hand in five total Husky touchdowns (three rushing, two passing).  He also handled the placekicking chores for Prep Charter, booting 15 extra points and one field goal (which came in a 3-0 victory over Delaware Valley Charter).  Dolo’s 36 points scored were tops on Prep Charter’s team and accounted for 19.1 percent of the team’s season scoring output.

Walt Pegues, Junior ATH, Central – A Philadelphia Daily News’ all-City pick as a specialist, Pegues certainly earned the title as he did a little bit of everything for Central.  In all, he ran for 242 yards on 37 carries and caught 10 passes for 165 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 16.5 yards per reception while scoring six offensive touchdowns (three rushing, three receiving).  On special teams, he returned three punts for touchdowns and one kickoff for a touchdown, giving him a total of 60 points scored on the season.

Wesley De La Rosa, Junior RB/DB, Central – A ballhawk in the Central defensive backfield, De La Rosa picked off a team-leading five passes for a defensive unit which allowed an average of 15.2 points per game.

William Fuller, Senior WR/DB, Roman Catholic – A Penn State recruit, Fuller finished the season as Roman’s featured wide receiver in an aerial assault which averaged 156.8 yards per game, snagging 46 passes for 758 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 16.5 yards per reception.  He also added a pair of rushing touchdowns and returned a fumble for a score to finish the season with 78 total points, good enough for the second-highest individual point total on the team.  In his career, he has hauled in 78 passes for 1,450 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Zaki Jamison, Senior QB, Communications Tech – Jamison was at the controls of the Phoenix’ offensive unit and helped lead the team to a 9-3 record while averaging 25.5 points per game.  He connected on 41-of-102 passes (40.2 percent) for 897 yards and 11 touchdowns and added another 181 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 49 carries, averaging 3.7 yards per rush.  Jamison threw for 100+ yards four times, and, over the Phoenix’ final three games, threw six of his 11 touchdown passes.

 

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8 Responses to “2012 District 12 & Independent Teams Watch List”

  1. warez says:

    Rollie Ciffo .Why do you care if(Blyden) transfer or not ?

  2. Herbert Millen says:

    Prep Charter has a JR WR named John Graham who moved up the depth chart after the departure of 2 senior WR’s he’s 6’3 runs a 4.6 and has hands like glue. I think a lot of people will be asking “where did this kid come from” this year.

  3. Rollie Ciffo says:

    According to the Phila Inquirer, JT Blyden’s transfer to O’Hara was denied. He is now trying to go to Camden Catholic. I heard he was at Bishop Shanahan before Avon Grove. Apparently a case of transfer-itis. I wonder why?

  4. littleguyscoach says:

    remember this name Wyatt McCleod Soph. DL/TE 6’3″ 220 Bishop Egan transfered from Notre Dame in N.J. He will make a big impact for his team this year.

  5. OL Coach says:

    Tyler Smith has transferred to Archbishop Wood for his senior season.

  6. Chris says:

    Mark Collins has also transferred to Valley Forge Military Academy for his senior year.

  7. Chris says:

    Christopher Sutton is now at Valley Forge Military Academy for his senior year.

  8. Troy Gore says:

    Sloane Thomas plays for Mastery Charter now.



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