Three Bobcats Named District Nine League All-Stars, Nick Porciello, Sam Minich, Archer Mills Named To First-Ever Squad (11/09/18)

The District Nine Football League, which recently completed their first regular season, has announced their 2018 All-Star Team. Named to the first-ever Large School Division Squad were three Clarion Area Bobcats, Nick Porciello, Sam Minich and Archer Mills.

Each of the three Clarion Area representatives were named to two positions. Nick was selected on the offensive interior line and as a defensive line/end. Sam was named as a running back/slot back and linebacker. Archer was named as a place kicker and safety

Nick was stellar on both sides of the ball, in a season shortened by injury. He had 54 tackles (34 solo), 6 tackles for loss (including 3 sacks), an interception, a fumble caused, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.

Sam had 503 rushing yards on 53 carries (9.5 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. He had 49 receptions for 775 yards (15.8 yards per catch) and 12 touchdowns. His 775 receiving yards places him second on the Bobcats’ All-Time Single Season Receiving Yardage List, behind only Cody Hearst.

Archer handled kickoffs and other place kicking duties for the Cats. His kickoffs often gave the opponents poor field position, to start their possessions. He was 28-for-30 in extra point tries and had a 25 yard field goal. He had 93 tackles (63 solo), 3 interceptions, a fumble recovery and caused a pair of fumbles.

Though he wasn’t named on offense, Archer put up some fine numbers at quarterback and receiver. He was 96-for-157 (.611 completion percentage), for 1260 yards, with 15 touchdowns. he ran for 201 yards, on 37 carries and caught 7 passes for 40 yards.

Archer’s 1260 passing yards place him fourth All-Time on the Bobcats’ Single Season Passing Yardage List.

As mentioned earlier, these three fine athletes, Nick, Logan and Archer are part of the First Ever District Nine League All-Stars. And Nick and Archer have another distinction, as they are also part of the Last Ever Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) All-Conference Team, receiving that honor in 2017.

Congratulations to these three Bobcat seniors and all those named to the 2018 District Nine League All-Stars!!!!

The complete list of All-Stars, including those receiving top honors follows below:

2018 District Nine League Large School Football All-Stars

Offensive Lineman of the Year:  James Parenti – Moniteau

Defensive Linemen of the Year:  Chase Pontious – Ridgway

Offensive MVP:  Donny Pattison – Bradford

Defensive MVP:  Evan Furlong – Ridgway

Coach of the Year:  Mark Heindl – Ridgway

Offensive Interior Line: Nick Porciello – Clarion Area, James Parenti – Moniteau, Kevin Ackerman – Bradford, Parker Rohr – Ridgway, Austin Bullers – Brockway, Bradon Bastian – Karns City, Colby Whitehill – Brookville

Wide Receiver/Slot Back: Bryan Dworek – Brookville, Cabe Park – Brookville, Jaron Ambrose – Bradford, John Wood – Brockway, Alex Gianvito – Punxsutawney

Running Back/Slot Back: Sam Minich – Clarion Area, Donny Pattison – Bradford, Cody Wise – Moniteau,  Hunter Jones – Karns City

Tight End: Madden McMillen, Karns City, Issac Schloder – Ridgway

Quarterback: Robert Keth, Brookville, Paul Gresco – Ridgway

Return Specialist: John Wood – Brockway, Cabe Park -Brookville

Punter:Josh Wimer – Karns City, Gabe Watts – Ridgway

Place Kicker: Archer Mills – Clarion Area, Zane Puhala  Brockway

Linebackers: Sam Minich – Clarion Area, Evan Furlong – Ridgway, Nick Martino – Moniteau, Kevin Ackerman – Bradford, Cody Wise  Moniteau, Nathan Waltman – Karns City, Robert Briggs – Ridgway

Defensive Line/Ends: Nick Portciello – Clarion Area. Chase Pontious – Ridgway, Nate Gehm – Bradford, James Parenti – Moniteau, Garrett McClintick – Brockway, Damon Kelley – Ridgway

Safety: Archer Mills – Clarion Area, Jaron Ambrose – Bradford, Chance Nagy – Moniteau, Jake Wickett – Ridgway

 Cornerback: Daunte Allegretto – Ridgway, Alex Gianvito – Punxsutawney, Donny Pattison – Bradford, Kyle MacBeth – Brookville

Honorable Mentions:  Alex Agosti – St. Marys – Offensive Line, Jack Krug – Brookville – Quarterback, Tyler Serafini – Brockway – Running back/Slot back

2018 District Nine League Small School South Football All-Stars

Lineman of the Year:  Ben Smith – Clarion-Limestone

Defensive Linemen of the Year:  Avery Francisco – Curwensville

Offensive MVP:  Austin Newcomb – Clarion-Limestone

Defensive MVP:  Cole Bressler – Curwensville

Coach of the Year:  David Eggleton – Clarion-Limestone

Offensive Interior Line: Ben Smith – Clarion-Limestone, Jim Gunning – Clarion-Limestone, Ben Sherry – Elk Co. Catholic, Trenton Bowersox – Redbank Valley, Joe Dehart – Union/AC Valley

Wide Receiver/Slot Back: Hunter Buzard – Redbank Valley, Jayden Blazosky – Keystone, Hunter Cashmer – Elk Co. Catholic, Ethan Hetrick – Redbank Valley

Running Back/Slot Back: Austin Newcomb – Clarion-Limestone, Stephen Bobby – Elk Co. Catholic, Hunter Wiles – Redbank Valley

Tight End: Alex Breindel  – Elk Co. Catholic,

Quarterback: Keaton Kahle – Redbank Valley

Return Specialist: Austin Newcomb – Clarion-Limestone

Punter: Brandan Kapp – Keystone

 Place Kicker: Leo Gregory – Elk Co. Catholic

Linebackers: Hunter Wiles – Redbank Valley, Ayden Wiles – Clarion-Limestone, Cole Bressler –  Curwensville, Bryan Schatz – Elk Co. Catholic

Defensive Line/Ends: Avery Francisco – Curwensville, Ben Sherry – Elk Co. Catholic, Ethan Hetrick – Redbank Valley, Jim Gunning – Clarion-Limestone, Joe Dehart – Union/A-C Valley

Safety: Austin Newcomb – Clarion-Limestone, Noah Vongunden – Curwensville

Cornerback: Hunter Buzard – Redbank Valley, John Wittman, Jr. – Elk Co. Catholic

Honorable Mentions: Hunter Martz – Redbank – Safety, Nolan Cumberland – Union/ACV – Safety

2018 District Nine League Small School North Football All-Stars

Offensive Lineman of the Year:  Elijah Ayers – Coudersport

Co-Defensive Linemen of the Year:  Travis Gleason – Coudersport, Trey Lee – Otto-Eldred

Offensive MVP:  Blake Kinner – Smethport

Defensive MVP:  Chris Connelly – Otto-Eldred

Coach of the Year:  Adam Jack – Smethport

Offensive Interior Line: Elijah Ayers – Coudersport, Brandon Goss – Coudersport, Ian Woodruff – Smethport, Bradley LaFleur – Smethport, Nicholas Knowles – Sheffield

Wide Receiver/Slot Back: Alex Sanderson – Smethport, Chris Connelly – Otto-Eldred, Cameron Magee – Otto-Eldred, Chase Sebastian – Otto-Eldred

Running Back/Slot Back: Stephen Kelly – Coudersport, Blake Kinner – Smethport

Tight End: Dale Burdick – Smethport

Quarterback: Grant Ognen – Smethport

Return Specialist: Braedon Johnson – Smethport

Punter: Ebon Jackson – Cameron County

 Place Kicker Noah Costa – Smethport

Linebackers: Hayden Keck – Coudersport, Kolby VanWhy – Coudersport, Travis Cooney – Smethport, Jacob Disshon – Sheffield

Defensive Line/Ends: Dalton Distrola – Port Allegany, Travis Gleason – Coudersport, Brandt Kightlinger – Coudersport, Trey Lee – Otto-Eldred, Brady Valerius – Otto-Eldred

Safety: Dillon Keglovits – Coudersport, Nathan Hollowell – Smethport

Cornerback: Logan Christie – Smethport, Cole Sebastian – Otto-Eldred

Honorable Mentions: Joshua Rees – Port Allegany – Running Back, Nick Peters – Cameron County – Cornerback