Public Opinion Football All-Stars
CAMERON TINNER, Shippensburg, sr., LB/FB: Tinner lived up expectations as the heart of the Greyhounds this season. Defensively, he racked up 76 solo and 51 assisted tackles; he added three sacks and an interception and was named the Mid Penn Colonial Division Defensive MVP. "Cameron Tinner has all the intangibles that you want as a coach," Ship coach Eric Foust said. "He is just a great team player. He's a kid who you would like to have even if he was 5-foot-6, 160 pounds. He's been a real pleasure to work with, and he's a great role model." Tinner (6-2, 225) was also good for six touchdowns and four-two point conversions, including the one that capped an unlikely upset of Bishop McDevitt.
FORREST RHYNE, Waynesboro, sr., LB/FB: After being named to last year's Pennsylvania Football Writers' All-State team, the Villanova commit lived up to expectations. Defensively, Rhyne finished with 74 solo tackles and 38 assists. He had 21 tackles for a loss, including 2.5 sacks. "He may not have had the tackle numbers that he had last year, but he was a better player," Indians coach Steve Myers said. "He was the heart and soul of our defense, and the quarterback of the defense." Offensively, Rhyne also had a fine season. He rushed for 372 yards and five touchdowns on 67 carries, and earned a spot on the Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team on defense.
CARTER VAN SCYOC, Shippensburg, jr., QB: After taking over for reigning P.O. Player of the Year Tyler Gustafson, Van Scyoc had a stellar campaign. He amassed 2,546 passing yards with a 57.6 completion percentage (152-for-264). He threw 25 touchdown passes, was picked off just 11 times and was named to the Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team as a first-year starter. "I was probably as confident with Carter as I have been with an athlete who hasn't started for me," Greyhounds coach Eric Foust said. "As a ninth- and 10th-grader, he developed in our program, and as the summer progressed, you could see it coming. With Cody (Gustafson) with him, they were quite dynamic."
KELTON CHASTULIK, Chambersburg, sr., DT/OT: As a leader for the Trojans, Chastulik was named to the Mid Penn Commonwealth First Team for offense and Second Team for defense. "Kelton ended up having a better season offensively than he did defensively," Chambersburg coach Mark Luther said. "He's a very smart individual, and he's a very focused individual. He works hard at everything he does, and he's very driven. We asked him to play both ways, and he even did some long-snapping and special teams. He never questioned anything we asked of him." Midway through this season, Chastulik announced his commitment to Princeton to play football and compete with the track & field team.
BRADY BECKNER, Waynesboro, sr., RB: Making up for lost time, Beckner had a breakout season after missing several games last year due to injury. He amassed 1,415 yards on 139 carries, putting his average at 10.2 yards per carry. At one point during the season, his average was over 11. "He's had this ability for a couple of years, but he kept getting hurt," 'Boro coach Steve Myers said. "His skill set is a rarity to be able to be that quick but still have that much power and be able to cut as much and as well as he did. He's a real complete package." A Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team selection, Beckner led the team with 14 touchdowns.
ADAM HOUSER, Shippensburg, so., RB/S: After a semi-sluggish start, Houser exploded midway through the season, putting up five consecutive 100-plus-yard performances, including two where he threatened the 200-yard mark. "He developed at a much greater pace than most sophomores develop," Ship coach Eric Foust said. "This year, he got better and better each week. He's worked hard. Sometimes with an athlete of Adam's caliber, you don't realize the work he puts in, but he's very unselfish." Houser finished the year with 1,211 yards and a team-high 10 rushing touchdowns. He also added 23 receptions for 386 yards, and was a Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team selection.
ANTWOINE CARTER, Greencastle-Antrim, so., CB/WR: Despite being just a sophomore, Carter stuck out as one of the area's top corner backs and earned a spot on the Mid Penn Colonial Division's defensive first team. "He has a nice body type (6-foot-0, 142 pounds)," Greencastle coach Chuck Tinninis said. "He has long arms, and he recovers well. He's just a superb athlete, and he's an extremely hard worker. He does say a whole lot, but he has one speed, and that's 100 percent. I expected him to be solid, and he played beyond my expectations. I'm glad we have him for two more years." Two other Franklin County coaches said Carter was G-A's best defensive asset this season.
NICK KUBALA, Shippensburg, sr., C: Kubala was the anchor of an offensive line that blocked for the Mid Penn Colonial Division's most balanced offense. As a team, the Greyhounds garnered a total of 4,703 yards of offense. "The biggest thing he did probably goes a little unnoticed," Hounds coach Eric Foust said. "There was a sense of pride among (that line), and Nick led that. They had pride in the fact that they were going to be better than last year. Nick was their emotional leader, and he's very intelligent. He makes all of our offensive blocking calls." Kubala also earned a nod to the Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team.
CAMERON KECK, Waynesboro, sr., WR/CB: A member of the Mid Penn Colonial Division Second Team on offense and defense, Keck was a mainstay for the Indians. He was their leading receiver with 29 catches for 692 yards, and scored seven times. Defensively, Keck had a pair of interceptions and 20 tackles. "He was a big part of what we did this year," Waynesboro coach Steve Myers said. "He had almost all of our passing yards, and obviously, defensively, he was our shutdown guy. If we needed he to go out against the best receiver for the other team, he did that. He made good tackles and was a run support, blocking on offense. He was never a selfish player."
DEMETRIUS BURTON, Greencastle-Antrim, jr., RB/S: As the team's only returning starter, Burton was the main cog in the Blue Devil offense this season. Despite missing one game, he rushed for a team-high 808 yards on 141 carries. Burton added 12 catches for 101 yards and scored six touchdowns. "I thought he handled this season well," G-A coach Chuck Tinninis said. "He took on a leadership role, and handled that well. I thought he ran hard, and he was always trying to finish runs. He's not a real vocal guy, but he spoke a little more this year. He made a lot of progress, and I hope he continues to grow with it." Burton was named to the Mid Penn Colonial Division offensive second team.
JACOB HOCKMAN, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., OT/DT: Although he didn't play football last year, Hockman returned with a vengeance and earned spots on the Mid Penn Colonial Division offensive and defensive first teams. "He has great size, and he moves well," Blue Devil coach Chuck Tinninis said. "He worked really hard in the weight room, and he's a real strong kid. He's smart, too. He's got a 4.0 (grade-point average), and he did everything I expected him to. He has good feet." Hockman was Greencastle's biggest player on a relatively-undersized line. He stands at 6-foot-2, 266 pounds.
MYLES BRAXTON, Chambersburg, sr., DE: Despite the Trojans' 1-9 record this season, Braxton earned respect from opposing coaches, gaining comments such as he and teammate Chastulik "gave us problems up front," from Central Dauphin East coach Aaron Blanding. Braxton also served as a team captain for Chambersburg this season. "He was voted as a captain, and he really took that role with a lot of heart and ran with it," Trojan coach Mark Luther said. "He was a kid that showed up every day and worked hard, and I think he realized, 'I'm a senior. This is it, and I've gotta get to work.' I think that kind of showed on the field with what he did defensively."
CLAY MYERS, Chambersburg, jr., RB
IAN KING, Shippensburg, sr., LB
DANIEL WORTHY, Waynesboro, so., DL
COLBY HOLTRY, Shippensburg, sr., LB
PATRICK SWINEY, Waynesboro, sr., LB
KYLE YOST, Shippensburg, sr., OL
BROCK PERSONS, Waynesboro, sr., OL
CORMAC HOUPT, James Buchanan, so., RB
BRAD SHEAR, Greencastle-Antrim, jr., LB
MASON DESHONG, Chambersburg, sr., DE
Chambersburg: Justin Reichenbach (jr., DB); Spencer Seaman (sr., CB); Greencastle-Antrim: Kyrin Zimmerman (sr., S/KR); Ian Gelsinger (sr., K); Ethan Van Scyoc (sr., C); Shippensburg: Clayton Stine (sr., WR/DB); Collin Dolbin (sr., OL); Ethan Davidson (sr., OL); Dylan Jumper (sr., LB); Brandon Wheeler (sr. LB); Waynesboro: Clay Wolfe (sr., OL); Jimi Hoffman (jr., DB); Brady Riddell (sr., QB/DE); Dylan Cummins (sr., DB); Quentin Gaskill (so., DB); Seth Egolf (sr., DL)