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By Jake Adams:

Monday was the realization of a lifelong dream for Grady Chapman.

 

Jose Lopez

By 4th Down Staff:

Over the next two weeks, we're introducing our candidates for the 2018 4th Down Magazine MVP award. Each day, we will release a new candidate, highlighting their case for the award. The winner will be presented with our MVP award created by Crown Trophy in Lemoyne. 

Our next MVP candidate hails from Bishop McDevitt where the Crusaders posted a 13-2 mark, winning the District 3 Class 4A title and advancing to the PIAA semifinals.

Jose Lopez, RB, Middletown (5-11, 190 junior)– Turned in a monster season as Blue Raiders’ featured back and steered program to third straight D3 title and PIAA final). MPC Capital Division Offensive MVP opened the postseason with four consecutive 200-yard games. Became program’s all-time rush king with 146 yards in the state final. Workhorse carried 285 times for 2,367 yards, 28 TDs this season, averaged 8.3 ypc and will enter his final season with 4,456 rush yards for his career.

 

Nazir Burnett, WR, Bishop McDevitt (6-2, 175 senior)– The one-time Syracuse commitment opened his recruiting back up in the middle of the season. Has plenty of FBS Power 5 offers. Excellent deep threat who is a precise route runner and developed this year as a downfield blocker. His 25 touchdown receptions ranks him second all-time in Pennsylvania scholastic football history. First-team MPC Keystone Division All-Star had 78 catches for 1,746 yards, averaging 124.7 yards per game and 22.4 yards per catch.

 

Broc Grosser, DB-WR, Halifax (6-1, 170 senior)– A dynamic two-way star for the Tri-Valley League and District 3 Class A champions. Headed to West Virginia as a preferred walk-on, Grosser accounted for more than 1,013 yards on offense with 12 touchdowns on only 54 total touches (40 catches, 14 rushes). Led the team in tackles from his safety position with 111 stops including 77 solo tackles. He also had 12 interceptions and four tackles for a loss.

Adam Houser, RB, Shippensburg (5-10, 180 senior)– Three year starter who has elevated the stature of this program. Everybody knew he was getting the ball this season and the MPC Colonial Division MVP rushed for 1,997 yards on 260 carries with 25 rushing touchdowns and had 100-plus yards in 10 of his 12 games. Averaged 166.4 yards per game and 7.7 yards per carry. Accounted for more than 50 percent of his teams total yards from scrimmage.

Bobby Whalen, WR-DB-KR, Cedar Cliff (6-1, 175 senior)– A jack-of-all-trades who can play five or six positions on the field in a game. Whalen is a standout baseball player who is headed to Louisville in the ACC on scholarship. The MPC Keystone Division MVP this season led the Colts in receiving with 58 catches for 946 yards and 12 touchdowns … had 63 carries for 407 yards with five touchdowns and also threw three touchdown passes. Accounted for 1,469 total yards of offense. On defense had 55 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. Also had nearly 500 yards on kickoff and punt returns to give him more than 2,000 all-purpose yards.

Adam Burkhart, LB-RB, Central Dauphin (5-11, 215 senior)– A standout LB for the Rams for the second consecutive season, Burkhart carried a much heavier load offensively for CD the second half of the season to help the Rams reach the District 3 Class 6A finals vs. Harrisburg. Finished with 205 carries for 1,279 yards and 21 touchdowns. 125 of those carries, 803 of those yards and 15 of those touchdowns came in the final six games. Defensively finished with 75 tackles to lead the team, 8 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks. Selected Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division MVP.

 

2018 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM
CLASS 3A

 

OFFENSE

Quarterback
Lane Voytik, Sharon – 6-1, 200 senior
Cole DeFranco, Notre Dame-Green Pond – 5-11, 190 senior
Eli Kosanovich, Aliquippa – 6-2, 200 senior
Leo O’Boyle, Scranton Prep – 6-8, 225 senior
Adam Cecere, Forest Hills – 6-4, 240 senior

Running Back
Avante McKenzie, Aliquippa – 5-8, 187 senior
Patrick Garwo, Conwell-Egan – 5-9, 210 senior
Jose Lopez, Middletown – 5-11, 190 junior
Max Moyers, Lewisburg – 5-10, 185 sophomore
Jordan Wilson, Sharon – 5-9, 230 senior
Zack Helsley, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-0, 185 senior

Wide Receiver
Logan Lutz, Grove City – 6-0, 180 senior
Will Gipson, Aliquippa – 6-1, 145 senior
David Sanders, Notre Dame-Green Pond – 6-4, 190 senior
Gerald Ross, Loyalsock – 6-2, 175 senior
C.J. Parchman, Sharon – 6-3, 215 junior

Tight End
Shane Kozick, Danville – 6-0, 170 senior

Offensive Line
Dylan Schley, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-4, 285 junior
Austin Weisser, Lewisburg – 6-5, 290 senior
Jack Kempsey, North Schuylkill – 6-5, 275 senior
Ethan Miller, Middletown – 6-2, 205 senior
Justin Kopko, Hanover Area – 6-4, 315 senior
Dorian Jefferson, Sharon – 6-2, 270 senior

Athlete
Nate Boyle, Tamaqua – 5-9, 169 junior
Dayln Brickner, Beaver Falls – 6-1, 170 senior

Specialist
Sam Scarton, Hickory – 6-1, 180 senior

Defensive Line
Solvauhn Moreland, Aliquippa – 6-3, 305 senior
Dylan Dailey, Jim Thorpe – 6-1, 215 senior
Cole Senior, Middletown – 6-0, 220 senior
Dwayne Majors, Conwell-Egan – 5-10, 250 senior
Elijah Mike, Aliquippa – 6-1, 305 junior
Cameron Wood, Montoursville – 6-4, 235 junior

Linebacker
Tyler Elsdon, North Schuylkill – 6-2, 215 junior
Tucker Johnson, Scranton Prep – 6-1, 175 junior
Gage Radabaugh, Middletown – 5-10, 180 senior
Dom DeLuca, Derry – 6-5, 225 senior
Kael Gardner, Bald Eagle Area – 6-0, 200 junior
Denver Light, Tyrone – 6-2, 215 senior
Blake Roberts, Bald Eagle Area – 6-2, 190 senior

Defensive Back
M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa – 5-11, 180 senior
Tysheem Johnson, Neumann-Goretti – 5-11, 180 sophomore
Thomas Pidgeon, Lakeland – 6-0, 165 senior
Steve Smith, Mercyhurst Prep – 6-1, 175 sophomore

Player of the Year: M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa
Coach of the Year: Mike Warfield, Aliquippa

 

2018 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM
CLASS 1A

OFFENSE


Quarterback
Tyler Bradley, Our Lady of Sacred Heart – 6-3, 195 senior
Kyi Wright, Farrell – 6-3, 240 senior
Brady Fyfe, Shade – 6-3, 175 senior
Eric Wilson, Sto-Rox – 6-2, 180 junior
Quinn Zinobile, Juniata Valley – 6-3, 195 senior

Running Back
Christian Lewis, Farrell – 6-1, 180 senior
Noah Whiteleather, Rochester – 5-11, 180 senior
Austin Newcomb, Clarion-Limestone – 5-11, 145 junior
Hunter Cameron, United – 5-10, 170 sophomore
Clayton Parrish, West Middlesex – 5-11, 205 senior
Ray Melnikoff, Lackawanna Trail – 5-10, 205 sophomore

Wide Receiver
Jourdan Townsend, Farrell – 5-11, 185 senior
Rahmon Hart, Imani Christian – 6-3, 210 senior
Amahd Pack, Sto-Rox – 5-4, 150 junior
Dawson Snyder, Shade – 6-2, 175 senior

Tight End
Ben Knapp, Canton – 6-5, 210 sophomore

Offensive Line
Kobe Hilton, Farrell – 6-4, 280 senior
Jacob Brim, Lackawanna Trail – 6-0, 230 senior
Spencer Dimon, Williams Valley – 6-4, 280 senior
Gary Satterwhite III, Farrell – 6-2, 280 sophomore
Matt Long, Union City – 6-0, 250 senior
Ben Smith, Clarion-Limestone – 5-11, 230 junior

Athlete
Nate Rolka, Lackawanna Trail – 6-4, 215 senior
David Piestrak, Northwest – 6-2, 195 senior

Specialist
Kolton McGhee, Bishop Guilfoyle – 6-1, 187 senior

Defensive Line
Kolt Schaeffer, Tri-Valley – 6-0, 195 senior
Darius Goosby, Rochester – 6-3, 205 senior
Zac Cost, Lackawanna Trail – 6-3, 220 senior
A.J. Abraham, Bishop Guilfoyle – 6-0, 245 senior

Linebacker
Tymir Green, Farrell – 5-11, 225 senior
Zach Long, West Middlesex – 5-10, 200 senior
Mike Kustanbauter, Muncy – 6-0, 185 senior
Rhyle Strausbaugh, Montgomery – 5-10, 180 senior
Austin Mauger, Shade – 6-1, 136 senior
Cory Myers, Conemaugh Twp. – 6-1, 245 senior

Defensive Back
Timmy Ward, Canton – 6-0, 175 junior
Broc Grosser, Halifax – 6-1, 170 senior
Marcus Barnes, Jeannette – 6-4, 185 senior
Tyler McGrath, Tri-Valley – 5-10, 145 junior

Athlete
Dylan Wilt, Muncy – 6-3, 165 senior
Levi Engle, Williams Valley – 6-1, 171 senior
Gavin Henry, Union City – 6-1, 185 senior

Player of the Year: Kyi Wright, Farrell
Coach of the Year: Jarrett Samuels, Farrell

 

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