We received a special request via Twitter from Brandon (handle @itzJumbo) to come up with a list of the Top 10 linemen to come out of YAIAA football in the last three years. Since we're a blog run for the people, I'll give this thing a try... First a disclaimer: This list is hardly perfect. I have only been in York/Adams area for the past two football seasons, meaning I missed a whole season that Brandon asked me to pull from. Also, it's hard to get a true grasp of all 22 YAIAA football teams when I'm only able to see a game a week. No highlights, no television replays. That's just the nature of my job. Hence, I can't rely on my own eye as much as I'd like. Still, I've tried to draw from my own experiences covering games. I've also tried to do some research into past YAIAA all-star picks, etc. Please feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts and opinions in the comments. I'm sure I've missed players. Hopefully my list can be a conversation starter. Without further adieu, here goes nothing. In no particular order... Andrew Zeller, Red Lion -- The one no-brainer on this list. A Maryland recruit, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound senior was a rock in the middle of both the Lions' lines this past season. Bobby Esiaba, Dallastown -- A force when healthy, the Wildcats defensive end missed four games this year and still finished second on the Wildcats in tackles (72) and notched a team-high 6.5 sacks Adam Connor, York Catholic -- A two-way starter for the Fighting Irish and a four-time pick as a YAIAA Division III all-star. He led York Catholic in tackles (61) last fall. Garrett Hartman, Dallastown -- Another two-way standout, Hartman was a Division I all-star honoree at center and defensive tackle this season for the Wildcats. Max Ruby, Spring Grove -- He notched 15 sacks as a senior this fall. That's pretty impressive stuff. Brandon Romeo, West York -- A 2010 graduate, Romeo was a rock in the middle of both Bulldogs fronts during their run through the 2008 and 2009 postseasons. Zac Moser, Kennard-Dale -- A two-way all-star as a senior in 2009, Moser led the Rams in pancake blocks and also was a physical and emotional leader on defense. Wes Smith, Delone Catholic -- He piled up 15 sacks as a senior for the Squires in 2009. Chris Abrahamsen, Dallastown -- A two-way all-star and team captain as a senior, Abrahamsen had 74 tackles and led Dallastown with seven sacks. Jason Brady, Delone Catholic -- A two-way all-star as a senior in 2008, the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder piled up 85 tackles and helped key the Squires bruising rushing attack. Those are my 10. Who did I miss? Chime in on the comments, or hit me up on Twitter (@johnsclayton). Also, as a bonus, here are a trio local linemen to watch this upcoming season. David Telp, Red Lion -- A rising senior just entering his second year of competitive football, the uber-athletic defensive end is earning some significant recruiting interest. Isaac Dori, Littlestown -- The Bolts' rising senior is 6-foot-7 and 375 pounds. Enough said. Brody Kern, West York -- The 6-foot-2, 255-pound center was an all-star pick last year as a sophomore. Expect to him to keep getting better.
By special request: The YAIAA's top linemen of the last 3 years
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