10 Apollo-Ridge players earn 1st-team honors in Allegheny Conference

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Friday, December 4, 2020 | 4:40 PM


Apollo-Ridge running back Logan Harmon and lineman Greg Klingensmith were among 10 Vikings who earned first-team all-conference honors in the Class 2A Allegheny.

Harmon, Klay Fitzroy and Keighton Reese were recognized on both sides of the ball, giving Apollo-Ridge a conference-leading 13 spots on the first team. Harmon also was honored as the top offensive player and Klingensmith earned top offensive linemen in a vote of conference coaches.

The Vikings finished 6-1 overall, 3-0 in the conference.

Serra Catholic, which finished a half-game behind Apollo-Ridge in the standings, had four players on the first team.

Steel Valley’s NiJhay Burt, a first-team pick at both running back and defensive back, was named the conference’s top defensive player.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

Name, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

Greg Klingensmith, Apollo-Ridge, T, 6-4, 254, jr.

Bradey Schrock, Apollo-Ridge, T, 6-0, 283, jr.

Joe Mele, Shady Side Academy, G, 5-10, 220, sr.

Lucas Yard, Apollo-Ridge, G, 5-10, 208, sr.

Jude Grzywinski, Ligonier Valley, C, 6-3, 295, jr.

Miles Higgins, Ligonier Valley, TE, 6-3, 220, jr.

Klay Fitzroy, Apollo-Ridge, WR, 6-4, 198, sr.

Keighton Reese, Apollo-Ridge, WR, 6-0, 200, sr.

Jayvon Campbell-Holt, Serra Catholic, WR, 6-0, 175, jr.

Josh Castro, Shady Side Academy, QB, 6-2, 195, sr.

Logan Harmon, Apollo-Ridge, RB, 5-9, 219, sr.

NiJhay Burt, Steel Valley, RB, 5-10, 160, jr.

Gavin Cole, Apollo-Ridge, K, 5-7, 134, jr.

NiJhay Burt, Steel Valley, KR, 5-10, 160, jr.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

Name, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

Adam Troutman, Apollo-Ridge, DE, 6-2, 185, sr.

Paul Pearson, Serra Catholic, DE, 6-0, 200, jr.

Logan Harmon, Apollo-Ridge, DT, 5-9, 219, sr.

Derek Fox, Ligonier Valley, DT, 6-0, 263, sr.

Nick Curci, Apollo-Ridge, ILB, 6-2, 203, so.

John Banner, Serra Catholic, ILB, 5-10, 175, sr.

Joe Mele, Shady Side Academy, ILB, 5-10, 220, sr.

Keighton Reese, Apollo-Ridge, OLB, 6-0, 200, sr.

Dom Reiter, Apollo-Ridge, OLB, 5-10, 187, sr.

Klay Fitzroy, Apollo-Ridge, DB, 6-4, 198, sr.

Nick Beitel, Ligonier Valley, DB, 5-8, 180, jr.

Pharoh Fisher, Serra Catholic, DB, 6-2, 200, jr.

Joey Bellinotti, Shady Side Academy, DB, 5-11, 155, so.

NiJhay Burt, Steel Valley, DB, 5-10, 160, jr.

Josh Castro, Shady Side Academy, P, 6-2, 195, sr.

Offensive Player of the Year: Logan Harmon, Apollo-Ridge

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Greg Klingensmith, Apollo-Ridge

Defensive Player of the Year: NiJhay Burt, Steel Valley

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Paul Pearson, Serra Catholic

Coach of the Year: John Skiba, Apollo-Ridge/Jose Regus, Serra Catholic

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2020 WPIAL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

Class 6A Conference

Allegheny Six Conference

Big East Conference

Northeast Conference

Big Eight Conference

Greater Allegheny Conference

Parkway Conference

Allegheny Seven Conference

Interstate Conference

Northwestern Six Conference

Allegheny Conference

Century Conference

Midwestern Conference

Three Rivers Conference

Big Seven Conference

Eastern Conference

Tri-County South Conference

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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