Class D Names All-Stars
Blecha, Russo, Delahoy Earn Top Honors
Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Brock Blecha, Maple Grove’s Carter Russo and Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Thomas Delahoy received Class D’s top honors when the league released its all-star team Thursday.
Blecha, the 6-foot-3 Titans senior quarterback, was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player; Russo, the 5-foot-11 Red Dragons senior defensive end, was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player; and Delahoy, the Wolfpack’s 6-foot-2 senior defensive tackle, was named the Lineman of the Year.
Chautauqua Lake senior Dustin McCaslin was named the top punter and kicker in the league while Randolph/Frewsburg junior Nick Marsh was named the top return man.
Maple Grove’s Curt Fischer was named the Coach of the Year, Portville was awarded the Team Sportsmanship Award with Devin Hall the individual representative, and Randolph/Frewsburg’s Wyatt Sluga was named the Scholar Athlete of the Year.
League-champion Franklinville/Ellicottville had six players join Blecha on the First Team: senior wide receiver Austin Grinols, senior wide receiver Deric Leiper, senior defensive end Sam Erickson, senior defensive tackle Walter Woodarek, senior linebacker Griffin Chudy and senior linebacker Jacob Peters.
Second-place Maple Grove had seven players honored in addition to Russo: senior running back Nick Fabrizio, senior running back Nash Nelson, junior offensive lineman D.J. Brown, senior offensive lineman Truman Purslow, senior linebacker Zak Trim, junior cornerback Easton Tanner and junior cornerback Zach Fischer.
Delahoy was joined by five Clymer/Sherman/Panama teammates on the First Team: senior running back Tanner Ramsey, sophomore wide receiver Cameron Barmore, senior wide receiver Jared Gleason, senior defensive end Dalton Goldberg and junior linebacker Derek Ecklund.
Senior quarterback Devin Pope led a contingent of three Chautauqua Lake players on the First Team that included senior running back Josh Walsh and senior linebacker Bryce Rowe.
Junior running back Ira John, senior offensive lineman Leland John, senior defensive end Jeremiah Shoup, senior linebacker Braden Siebert and junior safety Tyler Hedlund represented Salamanca on the First Team.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley players honored on the First Team were senior wide receiver Austin Baker, senior offensive lineman Andrew Minnekine and senior defensive end Scott O’Donnell.
Junior offensive lineman Andrew Bernard, senior offensive lineman Nick Becker and Sluga, a senior safety, represented Randolph/Frewsburg on the First Team.
Portville senior offensive lineman Cameron Kostadinov was also named to the First Team.
Blecha, Fabrizio, Kostadinov, Sluga, Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Quentin Martinez, Chautauqua Lake’s Sten Homme, Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Elliott Jackson and Salamanca’s Nick Johnson made up the league’s All-Academic Team.
Brock Blecha QB Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Devin Pope QB Senior Chautauqua Lake
Tanner Ramsey RB Senior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Ira John RB Junior Salamanca
Josh Walsh RB Senior Chautauqua Lake
Nick Fabrizio RB Senior Maple Grove
Nash Nelson RB Senior Maple Grove
Austin Baker WR Senior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Cameron Barmore WR Sophomore Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Jared Gleason WR Senior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Austin Grinols WR Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Deric Leiper WR Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Andrew Bernard OL Junior Randolph/Frewsburg
Leland John OL Senior Salamanca
Andrew Minnekine OL Senior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
D.J. Brown OL Junior Maple Grove
Truman Purslow OL Senior Maple Grove
Cameron Kostadinov OL Senior Portville
Nick Becker OL Senior Randolph/Frewsburg
Scott O’Donnell DE Senior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Dalton Goldberg DE Senior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Sam Erickson DE Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Jeremiah Shoup DE Senior Salamanca
Carter Russo DE Senior Maple Grove
Thomas Delahoy DT Senior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Walter Woodarek DT Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Derek Ecklund LB Junior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Griffin Chudy LB Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Jacob Peters LB Junior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Braden Siebert LB Senior Salamanca
Bryce Rowe LB Senior Chautauqua Lake
Zak Trim LB Senior Maple Grove
Easton Tanner CB Junior Maple Grove
Zach Fischer CB Junior Maple Grove
Wyatt Sluga S Senior Randolph/Frewsburg
Tyler Hedlund S Junior Salamanca
Gerrit Hinsdale QB Sophomore Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Kyle Murray QB Senior Portville
Tim Ulinger RB Senior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Zach Bieber RB Senior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Michael Beatman RB Junior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Ben Mooney RB Junior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Tyler Marchincin WR Senior Randolph/Frewsburg
J.C. McCroskey WR Senior Chautauqua Lake
Collin Wood TE Senior Chautauqua Lake
Hunter O’Stricker OL Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Asa John OL Junior Salamanca
Dakota Olson DE Senior Franklinville/Ellicottville
Jake Brown DE Senior Randolph/Frewsburg
Jarred Hepp DT Senior Chautauqua Lake
Sam Grey LB Junior Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Carter Morse LB Senior Clymer/Sherman/Panama
Tristan Gillette LB Junior Salamanca
Taige Jones LB Junior Maple Grove
D.J. Hlasnick LB Senior Portville
Nick Johnson CB Senior Salamanca
Dakota Donaldson CB Senior Randolph/Frewsburg
Zach Hendrick S Junior Maple Grove
Brendan Tobola S Senior Portville
Cattaraugus-Little Valley: Vinny Pascarella (10th), Dylan Bradfield (12th)
Chautauqua Lake: Trey Sauerland (11th), Dustin McCaslin (12th), Ben Szymanowski (11th)
Clymer/Sherman/Panama: Spencer TeWinkle (12th), Sam Wiggers (12th), Elliott Jackson (11th), Jordan Smouse (11th), Zavon Overton (10th), Robert Overton (11th)
Franklinville/Ellicottville: Steven Rowland (11th), Griffin Haley (11th), Tyler Clear (10th), Conner Burrell (12th)
Maple Grove: Jake Tomlinson (10th), Tyler Hall (12th)
Randolph/Frewsburg: Devin Foster (12th), Deter Miinte (11th), Bryce Gibbons (12th), Trent Gray (12th)
Salamanca: Zach Helms (11th), Austin Reyes (12th), Zariah Armstrong (11th)