A local football player was named in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association’s 112 top student-athlete prospects for the class of 2014 last week. The PSFCA’s list is the only of its kind to be compiled exclusively by high school coaches.
Lebanon quarterback Mark Pyles was named on the list and is one of the Cedars’ best offensive weapons. As a junior Pyles completed 152-of-267 passes for 1486 yards with eight touchdowns. Pyles also rushed for 687 yards on 174 rushes in 2012.
Defensively, Pyles tallied 71 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles while adding a sack and a forced fumble.
“Mark Pyles is a once in a life time player to coach,” Lebanon coach Gerry Yonchiuk said. “He is ranked no. 1 in the current junior class and has a 4.36 G.P.A. He has the grades to attend the Ivy League and is a tremendous football player. His best football is still ahead of him.”
Pyles and the Cedars will look to improve upon a rough 2012 season where they went 0-10.