Connect with us

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Daily News | FOOTBALL: Genesee Region announces football all-stars

These small-school football teams sure came to play this fall.

As the Genesee Region League has integrated into the LCAA, those GR teams put together a fantastic 2018 season with Alexander winning its second Section V Class D title in three years and Oakfield-Alabama/Elba winning the first Section V Eight-Man title in its first year as an eight-man team.

The Trojans and O-A/E were simply outstanding all season as Alexander didn’t drop a game until falling in the Far West Regional final, while O-A/E finished the season undefeated and did so in dominating fashion.

And don’t forget Attica, which came out of virtual nowhere to advance all the way to the Section V Class C title game before falling in a tight one to Letchworth/Warsaw.

And though it didn’t have the ending to the season that it would have liked, Notre Dame put itself back on the Class D map as the Fighting Irish started at 3-0 and eventually earned a home sectional game after going a combined 2-14 the last two seasons.

Here are the 2018 Genesee Region League Football All-Stars:

Dylan Busch, Alexander — Junior, quarterback, two-time all-star — Threw for 848 yards and 14 touchdowns this season and was once named the Section V Class D Player of the Week. His season highlights were going undefeated in the regular season, winning a sectional title and having the No. 1 defense in Section V. His career highlight has been going 19-2 so far on varsity with a sectional title.

Ethan Heineman, Alexander — Junior, OL/DL, first-time all-star — Finished the season with 38 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks (for a loss of 28 yards), three fumble recoveries and a blocked PAT for the sectional champion Trojans. His team highlights were winning the Class D title and having the No. 1 defense in Section V. His career highlight thus far has been his 1 1/2 sacks against Geneseo.

Jacob Jasen, Alexander — Senior, linebacker, two-time all-star — Led the Trojans with 127 total tackles, while for his career he was 29-3 with two sectional titles and one sectional runner-up finish. His team highlights were winning a third straight GR title (LCAA Division IV) and winning another sectional title. His career highlights included winning two sectional titles, being a two-time Section V Defensive Player of the Week and leading the team with over 100 tackles this year. Plans to attend college to become an elementary teacher.

Chris McClinic, Alexander — Senior, running back, three-time all-star — Paced the Trojans offense with 1,100 rushing yards and 16 rushing TDs, to go with nine catches for 186 yards and four more scores, while he added a kickoff return for a score, 14 tackles and an interception. His team highlight for the season was winning a second sectional title. His career highlights included winning two sectional championships, getting to the sectional finals last year and going undefeated in the regular season each of the last three years. Future plans include going to college to study physical therapy or sports medicine and play football.

Terrez Smith, Alexander — Sophomore, running back, two-time all-star — Rushed for over 1,000 yards at 9.55 yards per carry with 15 touchdowns; on defense he added 23 tackles and an interception to go with a kickoff return for a score. His team highlights included breaking school records, beating Geneseo 90-14, being No. 2 in the state and being undefeated in the regular season two years in a row. So far his career highlights have been being the No. 1 defense in Section V, getting to play with his cousin and brothers and running for 208 yards and four TDs against Notre Dame.

Hayden Walton, Alexander — Junior, FB/LB, first-time all-star — Solid two-way player had 56 tackles, three forced fumbles, a sack, a pass defensed and a blocked punt on defense to go with 40 carries for 346 yards and two touchdowns on offense. His team highlight for the year was going undefeated in the regular season and winning the sectional title. His career highlight was playing his first full varsity season.

Tyrone Woods, Alexander — Junior, WR/SS, first-time all-star — On defense he finished with 48 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions; offensively, he had 16 catches for 401 yards and 12 carries for 102 yards and eight total touchdowns. His team highlights this fall were going undefeated in the regular season, being the No. 1 defense in Section V and winning a sectional title. His career highlights have been going 19-2 over the last two seasons.

Tim Klotzbach, Notre Dame — Senior, safety, first-time all-star — Finished the season with 30 total tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. His team highlights for the year were going 4-2 and bringing the winning tradition back to Notre Dame, while also making sectionals for the first time in his career. His career highlight was going from being a running back as a sophomore, to quarterback his junior and senior year and finishing this year at wide receiver. Plans to go into the trades to become an electrician.

Gabe Macdonald, Notre Dame — Junior, running back, first-time all-star — Led the Fighting Irish with 154 carries for 943 yards to go with nine catches for 115 yards and eight total touchdowns with a pair of two-point conversion runs; on defense he finished with 45 total tackles (20 solo), 2 1/2 sacks, four interceptions and a fumble recovery. His team highlight was growing as much as they did as a team. His career highlight has been running for over 200 yards in a game this season.

Mason Randall, Notre Dame — Junior, defensive end, first-time all-star — Had 25 total tackles and 11 tackles for a loss, with four sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 13 QB pressures and 67 offensive knockdowns at the line. His team highlight was being a part of the Notre Dame resurgence. His career highlights thus far have been playing on varsity as a freshman, placing No. 1 for linemen in the regional football combine, being named a captain and being named an all-star.

Keith Szczepanski, Notre Dame — Junior, OL/DL, first-time all-star — Finished the season with 25 total tackles, 6 1/2 sacks, two blocked punts and one fumble recovery on defense with 30 pancake blocks on offense. His team highlights for the season were having a winning season and playing a home sectional game. His career highlight so far has been the comeback win over Canisteo-Greenwood in the home opener this season. He eventually plans to play Division I football and major in criminal justice.

Tyler Totten, Notre Dame — Senior, OL/DL, first-time all-star — Had a solid all-around season for the Fighting Irish with 31 total tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, 10 QB pressures, two forced fumbles, one blocked punt and one fumble recovery. His team highlights were ending Notre Dame’s sectional drought, proving people wrong by winning and have two shutouts in the first three games. His career highlights were his 16 tackles against CG Finney his sophomore year, his 18 tackles against Le Roy last year and playing for Notre Dame. Plans to attend Alfred State for building trades and to continue to play football.

Mason Compton, Attica — Senior, running back, two-time all-star — Led the Blue Devils with 776 rushing yards with eight touchdowns to go with 48 tackles on defense and a special teams score. His team highlight was going 7-3 and advancing to the Class C championship game. For his career he finished with 1,786 rushing yards, 2,013 total yards and 21 touchdowns. Plans to continue to either play football or wrestle in college,

Dawson Nelson, Attica — Senior, defensive end/kicker, three-time all-star — Paced the Attica defense with 51 total tackles and seven sacks, while he was 22-of-29 on PATs and kicked a 38-yard field goal. His team highlights for the year were going 7-3, the comeback win against Way-Co in the first round of sectionals and advancing to the Class C final. His career highlights included his game-winning catch against Le Roy and finishing with 101 tackles.

Eddie “Ice Man” Strzelec, Attica — Senior, RB/LB, first-time all-star — Finished second on the Blue Devils with 723 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 92 carries, while on defense he added 61 total tackles, four passes defensed, a pick-6, three tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery. His team highlights for the year were beating Hornell 6-0 on their home turf, finishing the regular season at 5-2 and advancing to the Class C final. His career highlight was advancing to the Class C title game this year. Plans to either play college football, join the military or join the workforce.

Logan White, Attica — Senior, middle linebacker, first-time all-star — Had a strong final season with 71 total tackles, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery for the solid Blue Devils defense. His season highlight was beating Hornell 6-0 after losing badly to them in his previous seasons, while his career highlight was advancing to the Class C title game. His plans are to attend college and become a teacher.

Colby Cersani, Pembroke — Junior, running back, first-time all-star. Trent Smith, Pembroke — Senior, linebacker, first-time all-star — Plans to attend SUNY Brockport and major in environmental science.

Theodore Pintabona, Pembroke — Senior, defensive end, first-time all-star — Plans to attend college and obtain a degree in the scientific field.

Trevor Vaughn, Pembroke — Junior, defensive back, first-time all-star — Tied a New York State record with four interceptions in a win over Notre Dame.

Tony DiQuattro, Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen — Senior, middle linebacker, first-time all-star — Led the way for the Red Raiders on defense with 89 tackles. His team highlights were winning sectionals last season and winning the Connors and Ferris Bowl this year, while his career highlight was the Class C title win last year. He plans to attend college.

Bryce Yockel, Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen — Junior, running back, three-time all-star — Had another spectacular season out of the backfield with 1,290 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. His season highlight was winning the Connors and Ferris Bowl. So far, his career highlights have included winning the Class C sectional title last year, being named the sectional MVP, being a first-team All-State selection and a first-team AGR selection.

Eight-Man

Gage Dieterle, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Senior, RB/LB — two-time all-star — Had a great all-around season with 68 tackles — 22 for a loss — nine sacks, seven forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense to go with 235 yards rushing with seven scores on offense. His team highlights were winning the 8-Man League championship and the 8-Man Section V title. His career highlight was being named the Section V 8-Man Defensive Player of the Year.

Colton Dillon, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Junior, quarterback, first-time all-star — Led the O-A/E offense with 57 carries for 1,0007 yards and 18 touchdowns, while he was 22-of-37 through the air for 387 yards, six TDs and no interceptions; on defense he finished with 28 tackles — nine for a loss — four sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries. His team highlights were winning the league and Section V 8-Man Championships, while his career highlights have included being the Section V 8-Man Offensive Player of the Year and rushing for over 1,000 yards.

Kyle Magliocco, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Senior, TE/LB — Blocked on the edge for a team that rushed for over 3,000 yards and scored 410 points on the season, while he also added three catches for 46 yards. On defense he finished with 56 tackles — 22 for a loss — 10 sacks, a pair of fumble recoveries and a touchdown. His team and career highlights were winning the league and Section V 8-Man titles.

Ty Mott, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Sophomore, RB/DB, first-time all-star — Second on the team with 888 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on just 59 carries, while he also had four catches for 93 yards and another score. On defense he racked up 73 tackles — 10 for a loss — with five sacks, a forced fumble, an interception and a score; he also had a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown. His team and career highlights have included winning the league and Section V 8-Man Championship.

Seth Sepalla, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Senior, OL, first-time all-star — Led an offensive line that broke it open for 3,0005 rushing yards with 410 points scored this season, while they allowed just two sacks. His team and career highlights have included winning the league and Section V 8-Man Championship.

Peyton Yasses, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Sophomore, OL/LB, first-time all-star — Led the team with 89 tackles, including nine for a loss, with three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery; also added nine carries for 36 yards. His team and career highlights have included winning the league and Section V 8-Man Championship.

Matthew Hahn, Holley — Senior, OL/DL, two-time all-star — Finished the season with 45 tackles for the Hawks to go with nine tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown. Plans to attend Alfred State for mechanomics.

Jamel Hildreth, Holley — Junior, special teams, first-time all-star — Finished the season with four returns for 250 yards and three touchdowns; he also added three catches for 85 yards and a score to go with 16 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one forced fumble.

The “fork” ratings are based primarily on food quality and preparation, with service and atmosphere factored into the final decision. Reviews are based on one unsolicited, unannounced visit to the restaurant.

Source Link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement

More in Notre Dame Fighting Irish