Cal German, Ethan Burford, Cutter Boggess, Beau Verdill Named To 2020 Pennsylvania Football News All-State Class-AA Team

(Above Photo) Cal (third from left), Ethan (fourth from right) and Cutter (second from right) with a number of their fellow Wildcats’ seniors

Four Central Clarion Wildcats Seniors have achieved a great honor, in being selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class-AA All-State Team. This is another of historic program firsts, as these young men, Cal German, Ethan Burford, Cutter Boggess and Beau Verdill will forever be etched in Wildcats’ history as the first to be named All-State.

(Image by Mindi Verdill) (L-R) Beau Verdill, Ethan Burford, Cutter Boggess along with Cooper Shall.

Cal, Ethan and Cutter were named to the First Team and Beau was selected on the Second Team. Cal was selected at quarterback,Ethan at wide receiver, Cutter as a defensive athlete and Beau as a punter.

What remarkable careers these young men had.

This past season, Cal threw for 1884 yards, with 22 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions. He averaged 269.1 passing yards per game. For his career, Cal through for 4556 yards and 61 touchdowns and only 19 interceptions. He is the All-Time leader among Clarion Area student/athletes in single season passing yardage (2349 in 2019 as a Bobcat) and career passing yardage (4556 combined as a Bobcat and Wildcat).

(Photo by Laura Burford) Ethan and Cal leaving the field for one last time

Ethan had 37 catches for 809 yards and 10 touchdowns, for the Wildcats in 2020. Ethan is the All-Time leader in receiving yardage (2277), touchdowns (33) and receptions (95) among Clarion Area athletes. The totals are for his seasons as a Bobcat and Wildcat. Ethan’s 17 touchdowns in 2019 are the Clarion Area single season record.

Cutter was second in tackles on the team, with 63 including 45 solo, 3 sacks, 1 interception and 1 caused fumble, for the Wildcats in 2020. As a Bobcat, from 2017-19, Cutter registered 178 tackles (71 solo), 12 tackles for loss, 6 passes defended, 8 hurries, 1 fumble caused and 1 fumble recovered.

Beau averaged 35.5 yards per punt, with three pinning the opponent inside their own twenty 11 punts, 35.5 average, three inside opponents 20 yard line, this season. In 2019 he had 11 punts for 467 yards, a 37.4 yard average. Beau was also the Bobcats and Wildcats placekicker. Some of his combined Bobcats/Wildcats totals include: 69 points after touchdown, 4 field goals and 18 kickoffs going for touch backs.

(Thank you to Mindi Verdill and Laura Burford for their photos. Congratulations to Cal, Ethan, Cutter and Beau on this GREAT HONOR!!!!

(Complete Class-AA All-State listing below. To see other Classifications go to the Pennsylvania Football News Website: PA Football News – Your #1 Source for Pennsylvania High School Football!

CLASS-AA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gavin Garcia – Southern Columbia

CLASS-AA COACH OF THE YEAR: Jim Roth – Southern Columbia


Quarterback: Calvin German – Central Clarion, Johnny Gilchrist – Riverside

Running back: Gavin Garcia – Southern Columbia, Josh Hough – Beaver Falls

Fullback: Darren Miller – Wilmington

Slot/Halfback: Matt Whysong – Chestnut Ridge

Wide Receiver: Ethan Buford – Central Clarion, Senior Griffen Larue – Richland, Reece Gaughan – Riverside

Tight End: Mason Lieb – Penns Valley

Offensive Guard: Weston Phanco – Wilmington, Mitch Miles – Laurel

Offensive Tackle: Jake Chimiak – Wilmington, Aidan Marshall – Richland

Center: Garry Satterwhite III – Farrell

Long Snapper: Eilliot Park – Brookville

Punter: Nathan Taylor – Brookville

Kicker: Brady Glessner – Berlin-Brothers Valley

Offensive Athlete: Will Spochart – Berlin-Brothers Valley, Jacob Feese – Line Mountain


Defensive Tackle: Braden Heim – Southern Columbia,  Josh Schaffer – Northern Lehigh

Defensive End: Derek Berlitz – Southern Columbia, Mitch Myers – Beaver Falls

Nose guard: Luke Garing, Karns City

Outside Linebacker: Tyler Jones – Beaver Falls, Brody Hock – Bloomsburg

Middle/Inside Linebacker: Garret Garcia – Southern Columbia, Wade Kerstetter – Southern Columbia, Mason Reber – Schuylkill Haven

Cornerback: Jake Davis – Southern Columbia, Darius Bruce – Westinghouse

Safety: Kenny Fine – Frazier, Caelan Bender – Wilmington

Kick/Punt Returner: Kaden Scherer – Karns City

Defensive Athlete: Cutter Boggess – Central Clarion, Eli Morrision – Central Columbia


Quarterback: Logan Pfister – Chestnut Ridge, Jack Krug – Brookville

Running back: Ethan Susen – Wilmington, Anthony Stallworth – Farrell

Fullback: Ray Melnikoff Lackawanna Trail, Matt Frame – Northern Lehigh

Slot/Halfback: Braeden Wisloski – Southern Columbia

Wide Receiver: Jaymont Green Miller – Sto-Rox, Klay Fitzroy – Apollo-Ridge, Cam Ochs – Camp Hill, Gabe Davis – Minersville

Tight End: Nate Waltman – Karns City

Offensive Guard: Bryce Batche – Richland, Owen Buck – Palmerton

Offensive Tackle: Conner Vass-Gal – Wilmington, John Aston – Penns Valley

Center: JD Hunter – Northern Lehigh

Punter: Beau Verdill – Central Clarion,

Kicker: Nicholas Andrasi – York Catholic

Offensive Athlete: Jared Graeff – Minersville, Stephen Ripka – Penns Valley


Defensive Tackle: Conner Rager – Richland, Joey Antuono – Neshannock

PFN Pick: George May, Senior – Northwest

Defensive End: Spencer Perry – Neshannock, Dominick Bridi – Line Mountain, Ben Sharer – Penns Valley

Outside Linebacker: Darren Miller – Wilmington, Joe Abidelli – Northern Lehigh,

Mid/Inside Linebacker: Taidon Strickland – Farrell, Garrett Carter – Central Columbia, Diontae Givens – Sto-Rox

Cornerback: Kyle MacBeth – Brookville, Dawson Booher – Southern Huntingdon

Safety: Brock Polinsky – Minersville, Danny Guzevich – Bloomsburg

Kick/Punt Returner: Carter Hontz – Northwest Area

Defensive Athlete: Aaron Willis – Windber, Garret Laudenslager – Line Mountain