Southern versus West Catholic

Southern Columbia's Julian Fleming catches a pass for a touchdown against West Catholic's Nadir Morton-Andrews in the second quarter of a PIAA Class 2A semifinal game Friday at Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington.

Eight area players have been selected to the 2018 Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 2A All-State Team.

Southern Columbia received seven picks — five on offense and two linebackers on defense. Mount Carmel received one selection.

For the second consecutive year, Tigers wide receiver Julian Fleming is selected as the 2A Player of the Year.

Brandon Phillian, first-year head coach of Wilmington, is named 2A Coach of the Year after leading the Greyhounds back to the state title game after the retirement of long-time skipper Terry Verrilli.

Southern’s Stone Hollenbach (QB), Gaige Garcia (RB), Fleming (WR), Troy Donlan (OL), Oak Six (OL), Cal Haladay (LB) and Max Tillett (LB) were named to the team.

Mount Carmel’s Michael Hood is named to the team following a breakout season in his senior year as defensive end.

The 4A and 6A team will be released at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, on Thursday. Release times for the 1A, 3A and 5A teams have not yet been announced.

Following is the full Class 2A team, which was released Thursday at noon.

The Class 4A and 6A teams can be found on Page B4. Teams from Class 1A, 3A and 5A will be released today in one-hour intervals beginning at noon.

2018 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM

CLASS 2A

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Stone Hollenbach, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 200 senior Skyy Moore, Shady Side Academy – 5-11, 185 senior Aaron Tobias, Penns Valley – 6-2, 195 junior John Caldwell, Ligonier Valley – 5-10, 150 senior Logan Pfister, Chestnut Ridge – 6-1, 163 sophomore Derek Johncour, Avonworth – 6-3, 181 senior

Running Back

Kobe Brish, Schuylkill Haven – 5-9, 200 junior Gaige Garcia, Southern Columbia – 5-10, 195 junior Christian Clutter, McGuffey – 6-0, 180 senior Kam Williams, Steel Valley – 6-0, 185 senior Kobe Joseph, Sharpsville – 6-3, 220 senior

Wide Receiver

Bryan Dworek, Brookville – 5-11, 175 senior Aaron Tutino, Ligonier Valley – 5-11, 170 senior Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 215 junior Cabe Park, Brookville – 5-9, 165 senior

Tight End

Logan Snyder, Penns Valley – 6-2, 200 junior

Offensive Line

Ja’Quay Hubbard, Sharpsville – 6-6, 315 senior Austin Homan, Schuylkill Haven – 6-0, 243 senior Troy Donlan, Southern Columbia – 6-0, 260 senior Dylan Dininny, Richland – 6-5, 255 senior Oak Six, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 265 senior

Athlete

Ryan Ripka, Penns Valley – 5-8, 160 senior Aidan Houser, Wellsboro – 5-9, 165 junior

Specialist

Zane Puhala, Brockway – 5-10, 175 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Michael Hood, Mount Carmel – 6-0, 200 senior Jimmy Reed, Wilmington – 6-2, 225 senior Collin Instone, Richland – 6-3, 260 senior Jordan Gray, Wilmington – 6-1, 235 senior Harris Kohl, York Catholic – 6-0, 200 senior Hunter Brown, Wellsboro – 6-4, 220 senior

Linebacker

Cal Haladay, Southern Columbia – 6-1, 190 junior Colton Richards, Wilmington – 6-2, 270 senior Todd Hill, Steel Valley – 5-10, 225 senior Max Tillett, Southern Columbia – 6-0, 190 junior Garrett David, North Penn-Mansfield – 6-3, 225 senior Jarred Kohl, York Catholic – 6-1, 205 senior

Defensive Back

Cameron Marett, Wilmington – 5-8, 175 senior Macen Akers, Everett – 6-1, 180 senior Daniel Walker, Washington – 6-3, 210 senior Daunte Allegretto, Ridgway – 5-8, 145 senior

Athlete

Robert Pontius, Wilmington – 6-4, 195 senior Player of the Year: Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia Coach of the Year: Brandon Phillian, Wilmington

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