Sam Minich Named All-Western PA By WesternPAFootball.net (01/14/19)
(Above photo: L-R Sam Minich, father Jeff, brother Logan and mother Jane after Bobcat game on twins’ birthday)
Clarion Bobcat Senior Football Player Sam Minich was recently named First Team Slot Back on the WesternPAFootball.net’s 2018 All-Western Pennsylvania 2A Squad, that was announced on Wednesday, January 9th.
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.
Sam was also named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Football News Coaches Select All-State Team, as the First Team Slot Back. He was also named to the first ever District Nine League All-Star Team, as a Running Back/Slot Back and Linebacker.
Others from the region who were also named include:
1A: Clarion Limestone – Running Back Austin Newcomb (First Team) and Offensive Lineman Ben Smith (Honorable Mention); Union/A-C Valley – Defensive Lineman Joe DeHart (Honorable Mention) and Linebacker Brady Cullen (Honorable Mention); Curwensville – Defensive Back Noah Van Gunden (First Team); Smethport – Offensive Lineman Ian Woodruff (Honorable Mention) and Defensive Lineman Blake Kiner (Honorable Mention)
2A: Brookville – Wide Receiver Brian Dworek (First Team) and Wide Receiver Cabe Park (First Team); Moniteau – Offensive Guard James Parenti (First Team); Brockway – Kicker Shane Puhala (First Team; Ridgway – Defensive Back Daunte Allegretto (Honorable Mention)
3A Grove City – Tight End Carter Chinn (First Team), Wide Receiver Logan Lutz (First Team), Quarterback Brady Calligan (Honorable Mention), Defensive Lineman Nick Smither (Honorable Mention); Slippery Rock – Defensive Back Kaleb Kamerer; Greenville – Athlete Brady Gentile (Honorable Mention)
4A: Clearfield Coach of the Year Tim Janocko; DuBois – Tight End Chase Husted (First Team); Clearfield – Fullback Brett Zattoni (First Team), Slot Back Taye Lynch (First Team), Offensive Lineman Quenton Bloom (First Team), Quarterback Isaac Rummery (First Team), Wide Receiver Jake Lezzer (First Team), Linebacker Oliver Billotte (First Team), Running Back Caleb Freeland (Honorable Mention)
5A: Oil City Running Back Christian Cole (First Team), Defensive Lineman Mario Fonantazza (First Team); Franklin – Quarterback Ian Haynes (First Team)
CONGRATULATIONS TO SAM AND ALL THE OTHER ATHLETES FROM THE REGION TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S TEAM!!!!)