Class 5A all-state football: Peters Township, Gateway, Moon claim multiple spots

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM

WPIAL finalists Gateway and Peters Township combined Friday to fill five spots on the Class 5A all-state team led by Gators junior Derrick Davis, who was picked for the second consecutive year.

Peters Township had three players earn all-state honors in a vote of Pennsylvania football writers: senior Josh Casilli and juniors Corban Hondru and Donovan McMillon. Gateway senior Tui Brown joined Davis.

Moon also had two players selected: Brenden Luffey and Ben Bladel

Also named all-state in Class 5A were Latrobe’s Tucker Knupp, Mars’ Michael Carmody, Upper St. Clair’s David Pantelis and Baldwin’s Dorien Ford.

The Class 5A, 3A and A teams were scheduled for release Friday. Class 6A, 4A and 2A will be announced Saturday.

2019 Pa. Football Writers Class 5A All-State Team

Player of the Year: Noah Palm, Cocalico

Coach of the Year: Ryan Nase, Cheltenham



Evan Simon, Manheim Central, 6-3, 205, sr.

Ian Haynes, Franklin, 6-3, 200, sr.

Brayden Long, New Oxford, 6-3, 200, sr.

Joey McCracken, Warwick, 6-2, 185, jr.

Running back

Jaheim Morris, Cedar Cliff, 5-10, 190, sr.

Asher Smith, Southern Lehigh, 6-0, 190, sr.

Derrick Davis, Gateway, 6-1, 190, jr.

Nick Singleton, Governor Mifflin, 6-0, 200, so.

Kyle Swartz, Northern York, 6-1, 210, sr.

Kyle Cichanowsky, West Chester East, 5-10, 180, sr.

Wide receiver

Colby Wagner, Manheim Central, 5-11, 175, sr.

David Pantelis, Upper St. Clair, 6-0, 182, jr.

Conor Adams, Warwick, 5-11, 170, sr.

Alex Javier, Exeter, 6-2, 175, sr.

Offensive line

Nolan Rucci, Warwick, 6-8, 270, jr.

Michael Carmody, Mars, 6-6, 295, sr.

Brock Gingrich, Cocalico, 6-3, 285, sr.

Jordan Fernandez, East Stroudsburg South, 6-3, 300, sr.

Trey Bernstein, York High, 6-2, 260, sr.


Cardel Pigford, Archbishop Wood, 5-9, 165, jr.

Nate Edwards, Cheltenham, 5-9, 185, sr.

Josh Casilli, Peters Township, 6-1, 185, sr.


Defensive line

Dorien Ford, Baldwin, 6-4, 287, jr.

Brenden Luffey, Moon, 6-2, 295, sr.

Dom D’Alessio, Archbishop Wood, 6-2, 210, sr.

Ben Bladel, Moon, 5-10, 215, so.

Isaiah Rogers, Academy Park, 6-4, 270, jr.


Shane Collier, Archbishop Wood, 6-0, 205, jr.

Corban Hondru, Peters Township, 6-1, 225, jr.

Tim Clifford, West Chester East, 5-10, 175, sr.

Tui Brown, Gateway, 6-3, 210, sr.

Henzloy McFarlane, Martin Luther King, 6-0, 230, sr.

Tucker Knupp, Latrobe, 6-0, 205, jr.

Defensive back

Lateef Harris, Cheltenham, 5-10, 180, sr.

Tyrell Mims, Martin Luther King, 5-10, 170, sr.

Donovan McMillon, Peters Township, 6-2, 185, jr.

Caleb Schmitz, Warwick, 6-3, 180, jr.


Sean Henry, Exeter, 6-1, 200, sr.


Noah Palm, Cocalico, 6-0, 200, sr.

Charlie Box, Marple Newtown, 5-9, 170, so.


2019 Pa. All-State Football Teams

Class 6A

Class 5A

Class 4A

Class 3A

Class 2A

Class A

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

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