CTK 2015 – WPIAL Single-A Players to Watch

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 5:31 PM

Countdown to Kickoff 2015 continues with a four-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2015 campaign in Class A.



Lamont Wade – Clairton

Jason Dambach – Riverside

Frank Antuono – Neshannock

Tommy Pellis – Greensburg Central Catholic

Running Back:

Montrail Strozier – Rochester

Patrick Carr – Brentwood

Harrison Dreher – Clairton

Anthony Welsh – Beth-Center

Alvin Ross – Greensburg Central Catholic

Tyler Root – Shenango

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:

Jamal Hughley – Avonworth

A.J. Myers – Chartiers-Houston

Aaron Mathews – Clairton

Luke Lloyd – Avella

Eric Lovic – Springdale

Jordan Best – Union

Jake Weir – Greensburg Central Catholic

Offensive Line:

Zach Smith – Rochester

Thadeus Benson – Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Brian Carnegie – Fort Cherry

Jyleel Hall – Clairton

Shane Fitzgerald – Avonworth

Jimmy Malik – Jeannette

Dante Mahlmeister – Springdale


Dylan Kleckner – Shenango

Michael Cushma – Chartiers-Houston

Alex Grace – Serra Catholic

Levi Jordan – Bentworth


Defensive Lineman:

Kyle McLaughlin – South Side Beaver

Zach Shaffer – Jefferson-Morgan

Colton Belmont – Beth-Center

Keith Wells – Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Brett Heitzenrater – Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic


Brett Hoover – Shenango

Jon Lenoski – Northgate

Gio Vonne Sanders – Jeannette

Stephon Byrd – Wilkinsburg

Brett Poling – Frazier

Defensive Backs:

Garrett Day – Avonworth

Mario Latronica – Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Noah Hamlin – Clairton

Sammy Nowicki – Greensburg Central Catholic

Lamont Wade – Clairton


Evan Kendall – Shenango

Anthony Kampian – Fort Cherry


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