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Football: All-State Picks in Class AAAA

For guiding Coatesville to a 13-3 record and within a win of its first PIAA title, Matt Ortega was named the state's Class AAAA coach of the year by the Associated Press.

Football: All-State Picks in Class AAAA

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Coatesville senior wideout Chris Jones was picked to the Class AAAA all-state team by the Associated Press. (Lou Rabito/Inquirer Staff)

For guiding Coatesville to a 13-3 record and within a win of its first PIAA title, Matt Ortega was named the state's Class AAAA coach of the year by the Associated Press.

The Class AAAA offense included Coatesville's Chris Jones and Roman Catholic's Will Fuller, both wideouts, Pennridge running back Mike Class, and La Salle multipurpose standout Sean Coleman.

They were joined by a trio of linemen: Penn Charter's Mike McGlinchey, La Salle's Tom Spiteri, and Garnet Valley's Dan Herbster.

Council Rock North end Curtis Cothran and St. Joseph's Prep cornerback John Reid were picked for the Class AAAA defensive team.

Here is the team, with locals in bold:

ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE
CLASS AAAA

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK

Mack Leftwich North Allegheny 5-11 190 Sr.
Bryan Schor Delaware Valley 6-1 215 Sr.
Thomas Woodson, Gateway 6-2 225 Sr.

RUNNING BACK

Mike Class Pennridge 5-11 185 Jr.
James Conner McDowell 6-2 230 Jr.
Robert Martin Harrisburg 6-0 190 Jr.

WIDE RECEIVER

Will Fuller Roman Catholic 6-1 175 Sr.
Gregg Garrity North Allegheny 5-10 145 Sr.
Chris Jones Coatesville 5-11 165 Sr.

TIGHT END

Zach Lyon North Allegheny 6-0 190 Sr.

LINEMAN

Scott Augustine McDowell 6-1 195 Jr.
Dan Herbster Garnet Valley 6-3 275 Sr.
Patrick Kugler North Allegheny 6-5 280 Sr.
Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter 6-9 275 Sr.
Tom Spiteri La Salle 6-2 285 Sr.
Mike Unger Parkland 6-2 250 Sr.

ATHLETE

Sean Coleman La Salle 5-9 170 Sr.
Drew Scales Central Dauphin 5-8 175 Sr.
Von Walker Central Mountain 6-0 195 Sr.

KICKER

Joe Julius Lower Dauphin 5-11 200 Jr.

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DEFENSE

LINEMEN

Curtis Cothran Council Rock North 6-5 245 Sr.
Jeremy Gonzales North Allegheny 6-1 220 Sr.
Junior Joseph Wilson-West Lawn 6-3 235 sr.
Jawan Turner Woodland Hills 6-1 245 sr.

LINEBACKERS

Alex Beasley Woodland Hills 6-0 230 Jr.
Hodari Christian McKeesport 6-0 215 Sr.
Dakota Everett Pleasant Valley 6-4 225 Sr.
Zayd Issah Central Dauphin 6-4 220 Sr.
Dominic Moyer Wilson-West Lawn 5-10 210 Sr.

BACKS

Brendan Coniker North Allegheny 6-0 180 Sr.
Montae Nicholson Gateway 6-2, 200 Jr.
John Reid St. Joseph's Prep 5-10 175 So.

DEFENSIVE SPECIALISTS

Jimmy Brooks Wilson-West Lawn 5-8 160 Sr.
Karlon Quiller Scranton 6-0 180 Sr.

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PLAYER OF YEAR

Mack Leftwich North Allegheny

COACH OF YEAR

Matt Ortega Coatesville

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
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