In addition to Daily Times Player of the Year Jerry Lanier of Academy Park, the rest of the All-Delco offense includes:
Chris Rossiter, Upper Darby: The senior quarterback did everything on his way to earning All-Delco honors. Rossiter was the unofficial runnerup for Daily Times of the Year. Longtime Upper Darby coach Rich Gentile has been on record as saying that Rossiter is the best all-around player he's ever coached. A "great kid" according to many Central League coaches, Rossiter was a pleasure to watch. He passed, rushed, kicked extra points, punted and played defense. He led the Royals to a seven-game winning streak and a trip to the District One Class AAAA playoffs, and eclipsed Simoni Marco Lawrence as the school's single-season scoring leader. He passed for 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns for a rating of 160.56.
Shaaheen Dow, Glen Mills: Dow was a tough-as-nails running back for the Battlin' Bulls in 2013. After a slow first few weeks of the season, as Glen Mills got off to a 2-3 start, Dow became a feared and explosive rusher, and wound up with 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns, making him the second-leading rusher in Delco behind Lanier. Dow was the main offensive weapon during the Bulls' Del Val League championship season. The Bulls reeled off seven consecutive wins en route to a rematch with Academy Park for the District One Class AAA title, when he rushed for two scores and 123 yards. The All-Del Val League honoree also recorded two interceptions as a defensive back.
Vince Razzano, Garnet Valley: The senior was widely considered as the best all-around player on a Jaguars team loaded with tremendous skill players. Coach Mike Ricci said, "He could play anywhere on the field.' Instead, Razzano settled in at running back as part of a three-pronged attack that featured fellow seniors Mike Bruette and Jake Irving. Razzano, though, was the team's top producer. His 23 touchdowns tied a single-season record at Garnet Valley. Moreover, Razzano was a threat in the passing game and also returned kicks and punts.
De'Andre Pendergrass, Upper Darby: Pendergrass was the Royals' No. 1 wide receiver. The hard-to-cover, 5-9 senior started building chemistry in the offseason with his quarterback, which translated into a lot of big plays and memorable moments. Pendergrass hauled in six catches for 124 yards and a score in the Royals' Week 10 victory over Penncrest, which enabled Upper Darby to get into the playoffs. Pendergrass ended the year with 682 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 26.2 yards per catch, which was tops in Delco.
Thaddius Smith, Cardinal O'Hara: Although the Lions endured another disappointing season, Smith was a consistent performer throughout. He was the team's most feared player, and without his presence and ability to make big plays, the Lions may have struggled mightily to score points in 2013. Smith had a strong connection with quarterback Dashawn Darden, with whom he connected on for 13 touchdowns. A two-way threat, Smith finished with 33 catches for 567 yards. The All-Catholic League Class AAA standout will continue his career at Boston College.
Evan Butts, Episcopal Academy: Coming into the season, the Virginia-bound senior was considered the top defensive end in the county, and Butts lived up to the billing. However, Butts made his mark on the offensive side, as well, after limited opportunities catching the ball as a junior. He was the primary target in the Churchmen's spread offense attack. At tight end, Butts led all Delco pass catchers in yards (801) and receptions (41). The two-time All-Delco and All-Inter-Ac League standout finished with 45 tackles, including 12 for losses, six sacks, five forced fumbles and one touchdown on defense.
David Bertone, Garnet Valley: It's no surprise the Jaguars' offensive line is well-represented on the All-Delco team. A 6-0, 235-pound senior, Bertone was a dominating factor in the trenches for the Jaguars. Thanks in part to Bertone's performance in 2013, the Jaguars produced four players who rushed for at least 650 yards. A member of the 1,000-pound club, Bertone is praised by his coaches for his outstanding technique, general consistency and ability to dominate at the second level. Bertone was a two-year starter at tackle for the Jaguars.
Shane Stabinski, Garnet Valley: In the middle of the Jaguars' powerful offensive line was Stabinski, a 5-11, 250-pound junior. Stabinski thrived in his first year as starter, and developed a strong rapport with senior quarterback Christian Portale to help lead an offense that averaged 395 per game. Stabinski was responsible for handling pass-protection calls at the line of scrimmage. Quick and physical, Stabinski was excellent both with one-on-one and combination blocking. Built like an ox, Stabinski is also a member of the 1,000-pound club.
Connor Walsh, Garnet Valley: The 6-1, 230-pound senior was a two-year starter for the Jaguars, but first as an offensive lineman. Walsh made the transistion from tight end to tackle in 2013, and didn't skip a beat at his new position. Walsh is very athletic, and used his speed and quickness to his advantage. Lauded by Garnet Valley coaches for his tremendous instincts, athleticism, and technique, Walsh is garnering plenty of interest on the recruiting trail.
John Durkin, Bonner-Prendergast: The Friars' 3-8 record this season does little justice to the type of year Durkin enjoyed. He was, arguably, the team's driving force in an otherwise unsatisfactory season. A stellar offensive lineman, Durkin was equally impressive on the defensive line. When needed, Durkin shifted to tight end, where he did most of his damage in blocking situations. A senior captain, Durkin was named All-Catholic League AAA as an offensive lineman.
Matt Gould, Interboro: There might not have been a more physically imposing lineman in the county than Gould, a standout tackle and All-Del Val League selection, whose play enabled the Bucs to a 6-5 season. One of Gould's best performances occurred in a playoff rematch against Academy Park. Clearly banged up and hobbled, the 6-5, 290-pounder dominated the battles at the line of scrimmage and helped the Bucs accrue nearly 300 yards on the ground in the loss to AP. A two-sport All-Delco, Gould is preparing for his senior season as a heavyweight wrestler.
Brian Ingram, Academy Park: Ingram was the yin to Jerry Lanier's yang. Compiling 25 touchdowns, Ingram proved to be a dangerous dual threat at quarterback, and finished the season with a 144.18 rating, which ranked third in the county. He made improvements to his passing as the season went along. In the team's come-from-behind victory over undefeated Pottsgrove in the district semifinals, Ingram tossed a pair of touchdowns, including the game-winning score on fourth-and-14 midway through the fourth quarter. His season ended in bittersweet fashion, as he suffered a broken collarbone in the second half of the Knights' District One Class AAA championship win.