Greater Allegheny: Hampton rewarded for conference title with 9 spots on 1st team

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12:02 AM


Hampton celebrated its first conference title since 2014, an achievement recognized in all-conference voting.

The Talbots had nine players earn first-team honors, including leading rusher Christian Liberto, a senior who scored 17 times and topped 1,100 rushing yards. Liberto was joined by teammates Benny Haselrig, Mike Witherup, Logan Rutledge, John Morris, Logan Schwartz, Jayden Resch, Joey Mayer and Matt DeMatteo.

The team was chosen by conference coaches.

First team offense

Player, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

Cadin Olsen, Armstrong, QB, 6-5, 205, jr.

Christian Liberto, Hampton, RB, 5-10, 180, sr.

Eryck Moore, Plum, RB, 6-1, 190, jr.

Zach Herrington, Indiana, FB, 5-9, 195, sr.

Benny Haselrig, Hampton, WR, 5-11, 175, jr.

Isaiah Brown, Armstrong, WR, 6-2, 195, so.

Cody Rubrecht, Greensburg Salem, WR, 5-11, 170, jr.

Mike Witherup, Hampton, TE, 6-2, 215, sr.

Daniel Thimons, Highlands, C, 6-2, 220, sr.

Adam Clark, Indiana, G, 6-1, 290, jr.

Noah Leslie, Highlands, G, 6-0, 250, jr.

Logan Rutledge, Hampton, OT, 6-3, 210, sr.

John Morris, Hampton, OT, 6-2, 225, sr.

Devin Flint, Indiana, ATH, 5-10, 165, sr.

Angelo Baleno, Plum, K, 5-7, 160, fr.

First team defense

Player, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr.

Jewlius Barnes, Armstrong, DL, 5-11, 265, sr.

Billy McChesney, Greensburg Salem, DL, 6-2, 265, sr.

Logan Schwartz, Hampton, DE, 6-1, 200, sr.

Caliel Long, Highlands, DE, 6-6, 270, sr.

Brock White, Highlands, OLB, 6-0, 205, sr.

Jayden Stevens, Greensburg Salem, OLB, 6-2, 195, sr.

Jake Murphy, Knoch, ILB, 6-1, 215, jr.

Jayden Resch, Hampton, ILB, 5-11, 200, sr.

Joey Mayer, Hampton, DB, 5-9, 160, jr.

Matt DeMatteo, Hampton, DB, 5-11, 155, sr.

Logan Brooks, Plum, DB, 5-11, 175, sr.

Matt Wallace, Greensburg Salem, DB, 5-9, 160, sr.

Brendan Tristani, Knoch, P, 6-1, 155, sr.

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2021 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 TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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