Thomas Jefferson, Belle Vernon lead Big Eight all-conference with 8 players each

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 12:29 PM


Conference champion Thomas Jefferson had eight players earn first-team all-conference honors in the Big Eight, and quarterback Shane Stump was named Offensive Player of the Year in a vote of coaches.

Belle Vernon also had eight first-team picks.

West Mifflin junior Nahki Johnson was named as the conference’s top defensive player.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

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

Max Bryer, Belle Vernon, C, 6-2, 220, sr.

Logan Danielson, Thomas Jefferson, G, 6-1, 255, sr.

Avery Kern, Trinity, G, 6-2, 215, sr.

Mac Duda, Thomas Jefferson, T, 6-4, 285, sr.

Hayden Baron, Belle Vernon, T, 6-2, 265, sr.

Ryan Thomas, Greensburg Salem, TE, 6-2, 205, sr.

Dan Deabner, Thomas Jefferson, WR, 6-0, 185, sr.

Rodney Gallagher, Laurel Highlands, WR, 5-11, 150, fr.

Shane Stump, Thomas Jefferson, QB, 6-1, 205, sr.

Alex Briggs, Greensburg Salem, RB, 5-10, 175, jr.

Larry Callaway, Belle Vernon, RB, 6-0, 190, sr.

Devin Whitlock, Belle Vernon, MPB, 5-6, 150, so.

Cameron Guess, Belle Vernon, K, 6-1, 195, sr.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

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

Tyson Brophy, Trinity, DL, 6-1, 240, jr.

Logan Danielson, Thomas Jefferson, DL, 6-1, 255, sr.

Nahki Johnson, West Mifflin, DL, 6-2, 225, jr.

Duronte Smedley, West Mifflin, DL, 6-0, 200, sr.

Drew Cain, Trinity, LB, 5-9, 170, so.

Cavan Trout, Greensburg Salem, LB, 6-3, 205, sr.

Cole Weightman, Belle Vernon, LB, 6-4, 215, so.

Nate Werderber, Thomas Jefferson, LB, 6-, 205, sr.

Dan Deabner, Thomas Jefferson, DB, 6-0, 185, sr.

Rodney Gallagher, Laurel Highlands, DB, 5-11, 150, fr.

Hunter Ruokonen, Belle Vernon, DB, 5-11, 165, sr.

Shane Stump, Thomas Jefferson, DB, 6-1, 205, sr.

Cameron Guess, Belle Vernon, P, 6-1, 195, sr.

Offensive Player of the Year: Shane Stump, Thomas Jefferson

Defensive Player of the Year: Nahki Johnson, West Mifflin

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2019 WPIAL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

Class 6A Conference

Allegheny 8 Conference

Big East Conference (5A)

Northern Conference

Big Eight Conference

Northwest Eight Conference

Big East Conference (3A)

Tri-County West Conference

Allegheny Conference

Century Conference

Midwestern Conference

Three Rivers Conference

Big Seven Conference

Eastern Conference

Tri-County South

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

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