The York Daily Record/Sunday News presents its Division III football all-stars:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Fitzkee, Bermudian Springs: The bruising senior figured to be one of the area's best players coming into this season, and he did not disappoint. Fitzkee earned first-team all-star honors at running back and linebacker for the second straight season.
On offense, Fitzkee and senior Adam Berryman gave Bermudian the league's best one-two rushing punch. Fitzkee led the team in rushing yards (1,661) and rushing touchdowns (26) while averaging 7.01 yards per carry. He scored a touchdown in 11 of the Eagles' 12 games, including a 234-yard, five-score effort Week 2 against York Catholic.
On defense, Fitzkee's 134 total tackles were 51 more than his next-closest teammate. He also added a team-high six sacks and caused a pair of fumbles.
QB, James Dougherty, York Catholic: The junior had a breakout season, throwing for 2,134 yards and 16 touchdowns. He piled up 427 passing yards and four scores in a loss to Biglerville.
QB Brett Smith, Delone Catholic: The Squires passing game found a different gear thanks to the junior. Smith threw for 1,380 yards and 21 touchdowns while completing 58.9 percent of his passes.
RB, Adam Berryman, Bermudian Springs: The "other" half of the Eagles' rushing tandem, Berryman led the Eagles in total yards from scrimmage with 1,982 (1,642 rushing, 340 receiving). The senior finished with 24 touchdowns, and scored in every one of the Eagles 12 games.
RB, Alex Cooley, Eastern York: The junior's rushing numbers were simply staggering. Cooley led the YAIAA with 1,950 yards and added 18 touchdowns. He ran for more than 200 yards in six of his team's final seven games, including a 364-yard outburst against Biglerville.
RB, Oakley Fissel, Biglerville: The junior paced the Canners offense all season. Fissel averaged 7.2 yards per carry, en route to 1,148 yards and 13 touchdowns.
FB, Colby McMaster, Delone Catholic: The senior was the Squires' leading rusher, finishing the season with 894 yards, 11 touchdowns and a 6.4 per carry average.
WR, Corey Ahner, Littlestown: The senior was one of two YAIAA players to surpass 1,000 receiving yards this season. Ahner finished with 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns on 58 catches.
WR, Patrick Montgomery, York Catholic: The senior was Dougherty's top target, racking up a YAIAA-best 1,111 receiving yards. He averaged 20.6 yards per catch and reeled in eight touchdowns.
WR, Jaime Nixon-Alark, York Suburban: The explosive junior was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. He led the Trojans in rushing yards (731) and receiving yards (344) and averaged 11.7 yards per touch.
TE, Austin Noel, Delone Catholic: Besides serving as a capable blocker, the junior made his seven catches count. Three of them went for touchdowns.
G, Noe Aguilar, Biglerville: The 6-0, 240-pound senior was an anchor on both sides of the ball for the Canners. Aguilar helped Biglerville's offense average 266.6 rushing yards per game.
G, Buck Kauffman, Eastern York: Cooley owes at least some of his prolific numbers to the players blocking for him. Kauffman was one the leaders on Eastern's offensive line.
G, Brock Linebaugh, Bermudian Springs: An offense doesn't rack up nearly 5,000 total yards without a solid foundation up front. Linebaugh, a 6-0, 195-pound junior, helped provide that for the Eagles.
T, Dan Crowe, Littlestown: The 6-1, 215-pound senior provided stability along the Thunderbolts offensive line. He also added 38 tackles on defense.
T, Tommy Fisher, Delone Catholic The imposing senior was one of the anchors to the Squires offensive line. He added 43 tackles and four sacks on defense.
T, Colby Hoffman, Bermudian Springs The senior used his 6-3 frame to help rip open holes for Bermudian's talented set of running backs.
T, Nick Lucchesi, York Suburban The 6-2, 235-pound senior help set the stage for the Trojans resurgent offense, in addition to making 33 tackles on defense.
C, Mace Grafton, Eastern York: Another key member of Eastern's front five, the senior provided a steady push in the middle of the line.
DE, Noe Aguilar, Biglerville: Together with Stover, Aguilar gave the Canners a formidable pairing on their defensive line.
DE, Jon Salcedo, York Suburban: One of the Trojans' physical and emotional leaders, Salcedo posted an impressive 93 tackles and eight sacks. He had three two-sack performances.
DE, Jake Slonaker, Bermudian Springs: The junior chipped in 68 tackles and three sacks for the Eagles. He also blocked a punt in Bermudian's Week 10 win over Biglerville.
DT, Buck Kauffman, Eastern York: Kauffman amassed 68 tackles this season, 10 of them for loss. He also added a pair of sacks.
DT, Cory Smith, Delone Catholic: The senior clogged up the middle, contributing 64 tackles and four sacks. He had two of those sacks in a win over Biglerville.
DT, Trevor Stover, Biglerville: At 6-4 and 260 pounds, Stover used his massive frame to wreak havoc in the middle of opposing offensive lines.
ILB, Brady Arentz, Delone Catholic: The senior amassed a team-best 113 tackles, 20 of those coming in a loss to Bermudian Springs.
ILB, Tyler Kessler, Eastern York: The senior often found his way into opposing backfields, finishing the season with 10 tackles for loss and four sacks.
OLB, Luke Clabaugh, Delone Catholic: A versatile player on both sides of the ball, the senior pitched in 44 tackles from his linebacker spot.
OLB, Austin Hartzell, Bermudian Springs: Just a sophomore, Hartzell turned in a steady season from his linebacker position. His 73 tackles were third most on the team.
OLB, Tyler Redding, Biglerville: The senior was one of the leaders of the Canners' defense. He grabbed a key interception late in the fourth quarter to seal a win against York Suburban in Week 9.
CB, Oakley Fissell, Biglerville: A two-way all-star, Fissell supplemented his work at running back by serving as the Canners' top cornerback.
CB, Mike Moore, Bermudian Springs: Besides his work at quarterback, Moore also contributed 47 tackles, two interceptions and two caused fumbles at cornerback.
CB, Tyler Smith, Delone Catholic: A speedy senior, Smith snagged a pair of interceptions to go along with his contributions on offense (870 rushing yards, 428 receiving).
S, Adam Berryman, Bermudian Springs: The senior produced astounding numbers on the defensive side of the ball, as well. Berryman snatched nine interceptions, including two in a rout of Littlestown.
S, Tyler Lieberum, Biglerville: The junior had one of his best games against Delone Catholic, when he grabbed three interceptions in the first half. Lieberum also blocked a punt in the Canners' win over York Suburban.
K, Kyle Bulgarelli, York Suburban: The sophomore booted a pair of field goals, 32 extra points and six touchbacks.
P, Tyler Redding, Biglerville: In addition to his work as a linebacker and receiver, Redding frequently flipped the field position for the Canners' defense.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jon Defoe, Bermudian Springs: Defoe oversaw one of the finest seasons in the program's history. The Eagles bulldozed their way to an undefeated regular season and an outright Division III title, before falling to Wyomissing in the District 3 Class AA semifinals. Along the way, Bermudian's Wing-T offense produced an astounding 406.6 yards and 36.4 points per game.
-- John Clayton
QB, Dustin Crouse, Littlestown; RB, Matt Lehr, York Catholic; RB, Tyler Smith, Delone Catholic; FB, Joe Hurda, Biglerville; FB, Ryan Vaughn, Littlestown; WR, Cooper Ayres, Delone Catholic; WR, Jordan Banks, Hanover; WR, Jonathan Justice, Littlestown; TE, Brandon Markle, Bermudian Springs; G, Mitchell Crouse, Littlestown; G, Tyler Markle, York Catholic; G, Cory Smith, Delone Catholic; T, Ben Smith, York Catholic; T, Trevor Stover, Biglerville; C, Zac Kale, Delone Catholic.
DT, Isaac Dori, Littlestown; DT, Cody Erb, Bermudian Springs; DT, Tommy Fisher, Delone Catholic; DT, Brett Harris, Fairfield; DE, Mitchell Crouse, Littlestown; DE, Caleb Hertzler, Eastern; DE, Austin Noel, Delone Catholic; ILB, Hayden Bell, Delone Catholic; ILB, Jordan Klinedinst, York Suburban; ILB, Ryan Vaughn, Littlestown; OLB, Cooper Ayres, Delone Catholic; OLB, Clayton Miller, Eastern York; OLB, Joe Rost, York Catholic; CB, Mitch Laratonda, Eastern York; CB, Aaron O'Brien, York Catholic; CB, Deelzier O'Connor, York County Tech; S, Shyheim Carter, York Tech; S, Brett Smith, Delone Catholic; P, A.J. Hammond, York Suburban; K, Jordan Trostel, Biglerville.