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Times Herald Record All-Stars Announced

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2004 by Dave Der Cola

Times Herald-Record high school football all-stars

First team offense
Matt Stack Monroe-Woodbury, QB
Grade: 12
Notes: First-team repeater ran for 1,407 yards on 187 carries and scored 23 touchdowns ... threw for 884 yards and nine touchdowns.

Jihad Morris Newburgh, RB
Grade: 11
Notes: Ran for a school-record 291 yards against Kingston ... finished with 1,226 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 146 carries.

Mike Giacoia Marlboro, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: Led Class B Division I champs with 1,537 yards rushing on 208 carries ... scored 19 total touchdowns.

J.J. Maloney Wallkill, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: Returned from his second knee surgery to rush for 1,258 yards and score 20 touchdowns for the state Class A runner-up.

Terric Harris Middletown, WR
Grade: 12
Notes: One of his team's few weapons, he caught 19 passes for 482 yards and nine touchdowns.

Brandon Hill Kingston, WR
Grade: 12
Notes: Athletic receiver averaged 27.4 yards on 23 catches, including nine touchdowns.

Chris Conklin Port Jervis, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Three-year starter anchored arguably the school's best line in recent memory.

Peter Scalia Monroe-Woodbury, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Four-year varsity player opened holes that led to the team's 3,157 rushing yards.

P.J. Colombo Wallkill, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: A big reason the Section 9 Class A champs averaged 8.3 yards per carry.

Owen Fraser Newburgh, OL
Grade: 10
Notes: Agile big man just scratching the surface of how good he can be.

Joe Scalo Monroe-Woodbury, C
Grade: 12
Notes: Handled the switch from tight end as well as anybody could have hoped.

Adolfo Rivera Wallkill, K
Grade: 12
Notes: First-team repeater set state record with 62 straight extra points ... finished 59-of-60 on PATs with five field goals.

First-team defense
Jimmy Erlwein Sullivan West, DL
Grade: 11
Notes: Relentless in pursuit, had 82 tackles, 24 for a loss, and five sacks for Section 9 Class B champs.

Brett Truncali Newburgh, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Key component of defense that pitched three shutouts for the Section 9 Class A finalist.

Brian McNally Cornwall, DL
Grade: 10
Notes: Burst onto the scene with nine sacks ... named team's most valuable player.

John McGowan Washingtonville, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Registered 11 sacks for the Class AA Division II runner-up.

Trevor Pedrick Wallkill, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: First-team repeater made 131 tackles, giving him 276 over the last two seasons.

Dennis Jones Monroe-Woodbury, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Emotional leader had 91 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries ? one for a touchdown.

Steve Musso Sullivan West, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Thirty-two of his 120 tackles went for a loss ... Sullivan West allowed just 54 points.

Neil Ingenito Monroe-Woodbury, DB
Grade: 11
Notes: Made big plays in big spots, finishing with 70 tackles and two interceptions.

Lucas Schneider-Veale James I. O'Neill, DB
Grade: 11
Notes: Had 11 picks, including two three-interception games ... finished with 107 tackles.

Rob Gerbino Wallkill, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: His interception and fourth-down deflection preserved state semifinal victory ... made 103 tackles and recovered two fumbles.

Jim Drury Valley Central, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: Coach Ron Introini called him team's best player in the last five years. ... made 56 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble.

Andrew Downey Kingston, P
Grade: 12
Notes: Known better as a quarterback, yet averaged 43.2 yards per punt.

Second-team offense
Andrew Downey Kingston, QB
Grade: 12
Notes: The area's best passer, he threw for 1,455 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Frank Colletta Delaware Valley, Pa., RB
Grade: 11
Notes: Named Pa. regional offensive player of the year, after running for 1,812 yards and 16 touchdowns on 264 carries.

Trevor Pedrick Wallkill, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: Ran for three touchdowns in the state final, finishing with 14 for the season ... ran for 978 yards on just 112 carries.

John Foley Port Jervis, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: Averaged nearly 8 yards a carry on his way to a 1,147-yard, 16-touchdown season.

Rob Gomez Wallkill, WR
Grade: 11
Notes: Seemed like every catch was a big one down the stretch ... had 33 receptions for 604 yards and five touchdowns.

Joey Diange Cornwall, WR
Grade: 12
Notes: Caught 26 passes for 523 yards (20.1 yards per) and six touchdowns.

Tim Freer New Paltz, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Anchored line that had its third-straight 1,000-yard rusher.

Chris Whitaker Kingston, OL
Grade: 11
Notes: Protection helped keep Downey healthy and offense averaging 38.6 points.

Chris Bonowski Marlboro, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Part of the strength of a team that won its first nine games.

John Glassel Sullivan West, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Five different backs don't have success without help up front.

Sean Connors Wallkill, C
Grade: 12
Notes: Team leader, as well as a solid blocker ... Wallkill ran for 3,593 yards.

Gerald Jones Monroe-Woodbury, K
Grade: 12
Notes: Converted 46-of-50 extra points, kicked four field goals and was great on kickoffs.

Second team defense
Owen Fraser Newburgh, DL
Grade: 10
Notes: His quickness helped him make 51 tackles.

David Racine Burke Catholic, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Banged up but had six sacks as second-year program made nice strides.

Dom Loguercio Delaware Valley, Pa., DL
Grade: 12
Notes: All-region player had 52 tackles, five sacks and one interception.

Justin Martino New Paltz, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Had eight sacks and 72 tackles for Section 9 Class B semifinalist.

Joe Zippilli Washingtonville, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Second-team repeater had a team-high 97 tackles.



Jesse Callahan Newburgh, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Always a presence in the middle of the field, making 66 tackles.

Mike Crisci Marlboro, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Made 91 tackles for the Section 9 Class B finalist, recovered two fumbles and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.

Ryan Deboe Highland, DB
Grade: 11
Notes: Had a nose for the ball, finishing with seven interceptions.

Orion Darder Sullivan West, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: Another layer of the team's tough defense, he finished with seven picks.

Rob Tully Port Jervis, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: Had a team-high 48 tackles and five interceptions in his first season out.

Richie Hearon Delaware Valley, Pa., DB
Grade: 11
Notes: Also known for his arm, his hands grabbed six interceptions.

Joe Meyer Sullivan West, P
Grade: 12
Notes: Averaged 38.0 yards, with 17 punts landing inside the 20-yard line ? seven inside the 5.

Third team offense
Joe Truscello Wallkill, QB
Grade: 12
Notes: First-year starter threw for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading his team to within 19 seconds of a state title.

Kyle Schneider Eldred, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: Rebounded from knee surgery to finish with 1,476 yards and 17 touchdowns on 166 carries.

Danny Knox Tri-Valley, RB
Grade: 11
Notes: Ran for 340 yards against Pine Plains ... finished with 1,260 yards and 14 touchdowns on 189 carries for the Section 9 Class C champ.

Qu-Ron Simmons Cornwall, RB
Grade: 12
Notes: All-purpose back gained 1,131 totals yards and scored 15 touchdowns.

Mike Ashcraft Port Jervis, WR
Grade: 12
Notes: Averaged 28.1 yards per catch and scored three touchdowns, including last-second game-winner at Cornwall.

Mike Septh Monroe-Woodbury, WR
Grade: 11
Notes: Kept teams honest against the run, scoring five touchdowns and averaging 20 yards per catch.

Jesse Jayne Delaware Valley, Pa., OL
Grade: 12
Notes: It started up front for the best team in school history.

Brett Truncali Newburgh, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Athletic enough to go both ways, clearing holes for Jihad Morris.

Tim Cole Highland, OL
Grade: 11
Notes: Powerful, yet agile enough to trap and pull.

Bryan Shauger Port Jervis, OL
Grade: 12
Notes: Successfully manned the side opposite of Conklin.

Dan McGraw Newburgh, C
Grade: 12
Notes: Team captain and three-year starter was solid in the trenches.

Taylor Diuguid Eldred, K
Grade: 12
Notes: Converted 40-of-43 extra points and kicked two field goals.

Third team defense
Mike Hernandez Chester, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Made 65 tackles, 10 for a loss, and forced four fumbles for the Section 9 Class D champs.

Andre Trujillo Sullivan West, DL
Grade: 12
Notes: Had 64 tackles, five sacks and two safeties for dominating unit.

Chris Dollbaum Monroe-Woodbury, DL
Grade: 11
Notes: Had 59 tackles and four sacks for a unit almost unappreciated.

Quinton Johnson Kingston, DL
Grade: 11
Notes: Will be an even bigger force next year, after 50-tackle, 3-sack season.

Matt Radomski Highland, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Seemed to be everywhere, with 72 tackles, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Josh Fodrowski Rondout Valley, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Made 81 tackles, nine for a loss, and played solid pass defense.

Jeff Jackson Minisink Valley, LB
Grade: 12
Notes: Ninety-five tackles and two fumble recoveries as his team played a brutal schedule.

Kyle Auffray Cornwall, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: Known more as a quarterback, but athletic enough to make five picks.

Chris Brucato Middletown, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: Tremendous athlete made many touchdown-saving tackles.

Keith Levandoski Marlboro, DB
Grade: 11
Notes: Led another unit that didn't receive much hype with five interceptions.

John Schepps Monroe-Woodbury, DB
Grade: 12
Notes: It was that kind of year for Monroe-Woodbury, which got 59 tackles and two interceptions.

Dave Magnanini Wallkill, P
Grade: 11
Notes: Another element of Wallkill's strong special teams, he averaged 34.8 yards ? 44.7 in the state final.

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