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PAC Players to Watch in 2019

PAC Players to Watch in 2019

Ryan Engro
Spring-Ford | Quarterback

With an accomplished group of weapons at his disposal and an experienced line in place, all the pieces are there for QB Ryan Engro to take the next step towards his stated goals—both team (a PAC title) and individual (all-state recognition).

Andrew Yoon
Spring-Ford | Safety

Six of the front seven return for the Rams, but as the lone returning starter in the secondary, junior safety Andrew Yoon will be tasked with leading a group who’ll be tested early and often throughout the Rams’ challenging schedule.

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Will Marotta
Perkiomen Valley | Offensive Line

Consistency on the offensive line has allowed PV to manage repeated graduations of elite performers at the skill positions over the past decade or so. 2019 is no different without graduated QB Peterlin and leading WR Isaiah Domine, but this year’s quintet of Rittenhouse, Marotta, Euker, Johnson and Wilhelm—all seniors—has a chance to be the strongest unit yet.

Gavin Euker
Perkiomen Valley | Offensive Line

Consistency on the offensive line has allowed PV to manage repeated graduations of elite performers at the skill positions over the past decade or so. 2019 is no different without graduated QB Peterlin and leading WR Isaiah Domine, but this year’s quintet of Rittenhouse, Marotta, Euker, Johnson and Wilhelm—all seniors—has a chance to be the strongest unit yet.

Dylan Schultz
Methacton | Quarterback

Whether it is Schultz or Mike Merola under center, the Warriors will have a quarterback with starting experience. Methacton will look to either one of them to spark an offense that struggled to consistently put points on the board last season.

Brent Romano
Methacton | Linebacker

Without linebackers Colby Stahl and Gary Knox, Methacton head coach Dave Lotier is looking for new leaders on the defensive end. Brent Romano seems primed to fill that role at the linebacker position.

Aaron Tidd
Safety | Boyertown

Senior safety Aaron Tidd is the cornerstone of a secondary looking for marked improvement from a challenging 2018 season.

Liam Smith
Defensive Line | Norristown

Smith is one of the most experienced players on the Eagles’ roster. If he and the others can fortify things up front, it will take pressure off some of the younger players on the defense.

Josh Jackson
Running Back | Owen J. Roberts

 Josh Jackson will look to establish himself in a running game thinned by the graduation of standout Marcus Martin. “I try to make a point of starting at as many positions as I can … reading the playbook and trying to do my best,” Jackson said.

Aidan Foley
Running Back | Phoenixville

While Jack Pizor steps into the quarterback role and has been anointed the team’s ‘unquestioned leader’ by Grinstead, Aidan Foley’s ability to fill the running game production provided by Pannella and Washington last season will go a long way in determining the fate of the Phantoms’ offense.

Brady Aselton
Defensive End | Phoenixville

One of the highlights of Grinstead’s first year in charge was seeing Brady Aselton commit himself to the game of football and watching his improvement week over week. Now as a senior, Aselton moves to a more natural position of defensive end and aims to wreak havoc in backfields through the PAC Frontier.

Kamal Gray
Quarterback | Pope John Paul II

Kamal Gray was certainly ready in his first season at PJP after transferring from Archbishop Carroll, throwing for 2,250 and leading the Frontier Division with 28 touchdown passes. He’ll have PAC-leading WR Steve Skarbek (47 catches, 838 yards, 9 TD), a fellow senior, back alongside him in 2019, while junior Justin Kormos (34 rec, 642 yards, 10 TD) and senior TE Justin Mitala round out an imposing passing game. 

Darrian Seaman
Defensive End | Pottsgrove

Darrian Seaman, defensive end being looked to as a player filling the vacancy left by the graduation of Ryan Bodolus. Seaman will be looked to for stability in the Falcons’ line play, and as a cog in the program’s replacement of numerous graduated stalwarts.

Jahzeel Watson
Safety | Pottstown

Only one starter departs on the Trojans defense, but it was all-state safety Nehemiah Figueroa. In his stead will be Jahzeel Watson, who drew rave reviews from his teammates for his work in getting up to speed in the preseason.

Taiyan Lobban
Secondary | Upper Merion

Lobban has had four years of varsity experience from which to help teach the rest of the Vikings’ defense this offseason. He put together a stellar junior campaign, reeling in five interceptions and will once again need to anchor the back of Upper Merion’s defense, particularly with Stone gone.

Owen Reinhart
Linebacker | Upper Perkiomen

Owen Reinhart, working out of a linebacker position, will be the linchpin of a defensive unit that doesn’t have as much depth as the offensive side.

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