FOUNTAIN SPINGS — The North Schuylkill High School Football Hall of Fame will induct three new members as part of its 42nd class during a ceremony at halftime of Friday’s game against Marian at Ghosh Orthodontics Field at Spartan Stadium.

Below are capsule looks at this year’s inductees:

Tanner Dean

A 2013 graduate, Dean started two years at defensive end and one year at guard. As a sophomore, Dean was named to the Hazleton Standard-Speaker second-team as a defensive end. As a junior, he was selected to the Hazleton Standard-Speaker and Republican-Herald first-team defensive end all-stars. As a senior, Dean was selected to the Republican-Herald first-team as a guard. At defensive end, he was selected first-team Republican-Herald, first-team Hazleton Standard-Speaker, and listed as an all-state honorable mention. Dean was also named to the WNEP-16 Dream Team in his final year. In addition to football, Dean wrestled for the Spartans and placed third at districts, fourth at regionals and was a state qualifier. Upon graduation, he earned his degree in allied health and technology with a minor in athletic coaching from Millersville University and a degree in athletic training from West Chest University.

Matt Gownley

Gownley graduated in 2013 after starting for three years at linebacker, two years at fullback, and one year at strong safety. During his sophomore year, he was selected to the Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Anthracite Football League, and Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association first-team defensive all-stars. As a junior, he was selected to the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association as a second-team linebacker, Anthracite Football League as a second-team linebacker, and Hazleton Standard Speaker team as a first-team linebacker. As a senior, Gownley rushed for over 1,000 yards and was selected to the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association and Anthracite Football League second-team as a running back. At linebacker, Gownley was selected to the Republican-Herald first-team, News-Item first-team, Anthracite Football League first-team and Defensive Player of the Year, Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year, Hazleton Standard-Speaker Defensive Player of the Year, and PFN honorable mention. For his career, Gownley recorded over 300 tackles and scored 30 touchdowns. Gownley participated in track and field for four years and three years in theater arts while at North Schuylkill. Ranked 10th in his class, he was the North Schuylkill and Schuylkill County scholar-athlete award recipient. Gownley graduated with a degree in nursing from Villanova University. He is employed as an emergency room nurse at Paoli Hospital, Chester County.

Ethan Motsney

A 2013 graduate, Motsney was a four-year starter on special teams and three-year starter on offense and defense. As a sophomore, he was selected to the Republican-Herald All-Area team as an honorable mention athlete and was named honorable mention at wide receiver for the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association. During his senior year, he was selected to the News-Item All-Area team as a running back and selected as a Republican-Herald All-Area first-team defensive back. Motsney was also the Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association Terry Case North MVP and received the Anthracite Football League sportsmanship award. In addition to basketball, Motsney excelled in track and field. As a sophomore, he was selected to the News-Item All-Area team, Republican-Herald All-Area team as a junior, and during his senior year, Motsney was the Schuylkill League Champion in the 100 and 200 meters. A member of North Schuylkill’s Honor Society, Motsney graduated with bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing from DeSales University. He will be starting at the Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital as an emergency room nurse October 22, 2018.

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