PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ben Kline, Dallastown: The 6-foot-3, 225-pound two-way star was the backbone of a Wildcats team that went 11-1 and won an outright YAIAA Division I championship.
At middle linebacker, Kline anchored a defense that allowed 12.1 points per game. He piled up a staggering 152 tackles (93 solo) and had double-digit tackles in 11 of his team's 12 games. Kline also snagged three interceptions.
The Penn State commit was a versatile threat on offense, shuffling between tight end and running back. He amassed 945 total yards (615 receiving, 330 rushing) and 13 combined touchdowns.
Tanner Klinefelter, Red Lion, QB: The Lions junior flourished in his first full season as a starter. He completed a YAIAA-best 61.9 percent of his passes for 1,983 yards and 22 touchdowns. He threw just five interceptions.
Ryan Behrmann, Dallastown, RB: The senior staked his claim to the Wildcats' starting tailback spot in the offseason, and followed through with a solid campaign. Behrmann finished the season with 870 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 160 carries.
Mike Felton, South Western, RB: The junior stoked his reputation as one of the area's most dangerous, big-play threats. Felton racked up a combined 1,134 yards (714 on the ground) and 16 TDs, while averaging 8.2 yards per touch.
Jeremy Knaub, Red Lion, RB: The Lions' leading rusher, Knaub finished his career on a high note by rushing for 895 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Joshua Slate, Spring Grove, RB: A hard runner who always churned for extra yards, Slate finished his senior season with 1,015 yards and 15 touchdowns. In a Week 8 defeat of William Penn, Slate carried 29 times for 214 yards and four touchdowns.
Branden Kessler, Red Lion, WR: The senior combination of size (6-foot-4) and speed made him a reliable downfield threat for the Lions. Kessler finished the season with 59 receptions for 130 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Ben Reigart, Spring Grove, WR: The 5-foot-10 senior reeled in team highs for both receptions (31) and receiving yards (529). He also had four TD grabs, including two in a Week 10 victory at South Western.
Laquan Autry, William Penn, OT: Even at 5-foot-10 and 196 pounds, the senior was the most effective member of an inexperienced Bearcats offensive line.
Nate Reed, Dallastown, OT: At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, the senior teamed with his brother Nick to form a solid foundation up front for the Wildcats.
Nick Reed, Dallastown, OG: The 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior was perhaps the biggest member of an offensive line that developed into one of the better, more-experienced units in the YAIAA.
Matt Shearer, Spring Grove, OG: A two-way starter as a senior, Shearer was part of a front-five that carved out 1,846 rushing yards for the Rockets.
Andrew Zeller, Red Lion, OG: The 6-foot-6, 286-pound senior was a massive force at right guard. A good deal of Red Lion's 2,069 rushing yards came behind Zeller.
Garrett Hartman, Dallastown, C: The 6-foot-1, 230-pound two-way senior anchored a Wildcats offensive line that ground out 2,112 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns this season.
Ryan Behrmann, Dallastown, K: In addition to his work at running back, Behrmann also contributed a field goal and 33 extra points.
Pete Pitilis, Red Lion, K: The senior chipped in a field goal and 37 extra points for the Lions.
Bobby Esiaba, Dallastown, DE: Despite missing four full games with a knee injury, the explosive senior still finished second on the Wildcats in tackles (72) and notched a team-high 6.5 sacks.
Warren Johnson, Red Lion, DE: At 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds, Johnson supplied ample size and experience. He finished the season with 44 tackles and five sacks.
Max Ruby, Spring Grove, DE: The senior posted an eye-popping 15 sacks for the Rockets this season, along with 75 tackles. He had multiple sacks in 5 games, including a 3.5-sack performance against West York.
Garrett Hartman, Dallastown, DT: Hartman was a steady presence along the defensive line, contributing 61 total tackles.
Matt Shearer, Spring Grove, DT: On defense, Shearer pitched in 58 tackles and four sacks for the Rockets. He also recovered four fumbles.
Andrew Zeller, Red Lion, DT: The Maryland recruit was unstoppable during the Lions' playoff run, and finished his senior season with 67 tackles and a team-high seven sacks.
Steffonte Doby, William Penn, OLB: A rangy senior, Doby racked up 55 solo tackles on the season, including nine in a regular season win against South Western.
Ryan Sexton, South Western, OLB: The senior did a little bit of everything on defense, notching 80 tackles, an interception, three sacks and three fumble recoveries.
Cortlin Dell, Spring Grove, ILB: The 6-foot-0, 230-pound senior piled up 123 tackles this season to lead the Rockets. He recorded double-digit tackles in nine of Spring Grove's 11 games.
Jack Margavitch, Dallastown, DB: The senior safety had a four interceptions, none bigger than pick-six against Conestoga Valley to help seal the Wildcats' first district playoff win.
Branden Kessler, Red Lion, DB: Besides his obvious contributions at receiver, Kessler also finished second on the team in tackles (72) and tied for the team lead in interceptions (5).
Ben Reigart, Spring Grove, DB: The senior had one interception, but more impressive were his 18 pass deflections.
Jordan Zackery, William Penn, DB: An electrifying player on both sides of the ball, the senior had four interceptions, including one he returned 102 yards for a touchdown against J.P. McCaskey.
Keith Stambaugh, Spring Grove, P: A senior who also contributed at receiver and defensive back, Stambaugh punted 44 times for an average of 38.9 yards.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kevin Myers, Dallastown: In his sixth season as head coach, Myers led Dallastown to one of its finest campaigns in school history. The Wildcats secured the program's first undefeated regular season and first YAIAA Division I championship since 1980. Dallastown also picked up its first district playoff win, before bowing out to Red Lion in the District 3 Class AAAA quarterfinals.
-- John Clayton