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2022 Daily Local News’ All-Area Football Team

Player of the Year – Bo Horvath, Downingtown East, Sr., RB

First Team


QB – Quinn Henicle, Downingtown West, Jr.

Led the Whippets to a share of the National Division title with an area-high 16 touchdown passes. Also passed for 1,565 yards and ran for eight more TDs.

RB – Julian Sparacino, Kennett, Sr.

Was second in the area with 1,578 rush yard and scored 16 offensive TDs, all while being voted as 2nd team linebacker in the American Division.

RB – Chase Hatton, West Chester Rustin, Soph.

Despite missing two-plus games, ran for 1,123 yards and 15 TDs to help the Golden Knights reach the District 1-5A title game as a two-way star.

WR – Jake Kucera, Downingtown West, Jr.

Led the area with 765 yards and 10 TDs, receiving, while adding another 269 rush yards and three additional TDs. Was also voted a first-team defensive back in the National Division.

WR – Dean Hangey, Downingtown West, Jr.

Along with being one of the top defenders for the Whippets, Hangey racked up 610 receiving yards and eight total TDs as an elite playmaker on both sides of the ball.

TE – Brody Eaton, Conestoga, Sr.

Led all area tight ends with 18 receptions for 367 yards and five TDs. Was voted to first team All-Central League and will play for Army after graduation.

OL – Adham Abouraya, Downingtown East, Jr.

Listed at 6 feet 5 inches tall, 280 pounds, Abouraya often led the way for Horvath, during his record-breaking season.

OL – Peter Jones, Malvern Prep, Jr.

The Coatesville resident and Notre Dame University recruit is the next in line of a strong lineage of big men from Malvern.

OL – Owen Prysock, Unionville, Sr.

The top-voted offensive lineman in the American Division was a source of stability on a young and trying team.

OL – Cooper Young, Downingtown West, Sr.

The West Virginia University commit helped the Whippets to over 170 rush yards per game and made an impact on both sides of the ball.

OL – Kyle VanConia, Coatesville, Sr.

The Red Raiders averaged over 200 rush yards per game and much of that was behind the powerful tackle.

ATH – Harrison Susi, Coatesville, Sr.

As the winningest area quarterback the last three years, and Susi did a lot of his damage with his feet, running for 754 yards and 13 TDs, to go with 1,162 yards and 14 TDs through the air.

K – Ryan Barker, Kennett, Sr.

A touchback specialist with a season-long 45-yard field goal, Barker is headed to Happy Valley to kick for Penn State University.


DL – Francisco Hall, Coatesville, Jr.

As disruptive a force as there is in the area, Hall lined up inside and outside and was always in opponents’ backfields.
DL – John Pardo, Kennett, Jr.

A two-way star on the lines, Pardo continually created havoc in the middle with his quickness and power.

DL – Drew Merschel, Conestoga, Sr.

Voted Conestoga’s defensive MVP and first team in the Central League, Merschel was a menace in the middle.

DL – Colin McHugh, Malvern Prep, Sr.

Virtually no one could run against the Friars and McHugh was a big reason why, as a dominant defensive end.

LB – Hayden Pegg, Malvern Prep, Sr.

Was always willing to fire his tall frame into ballcarriers, Pegg had two pick-sixes and has multiple Division 1 offers.

LB – Bobby Mears, Malvern Prep, Sr.

The Friars’ tackling machine, who’s listed at 6-feet, 4-inches, 225 pounds, will head to Linebacker U to play for Penn State.

LB – Sam Barton, Downingtown East, Sr.

A lacrosse star, as well, Barton was in the middle of the Cougars’ run to the District 1 semifinals as a magnet to the ball.

LB – Mitch Ragni, West Chester East, Sr.

An injured hand limited him some on offense, but defense is where Ragni popped, with a fast, downhill pace.

DB – Mike Waite, Downingtown East, Sr.

A three-year starter at safety, Waite was the prototypical leader on defense for the stingy Cougars.

DB – Amir Haskett, Coatesville, Jr.

Doubling as a playmaker at wide receiver, Haskett was one of the more physical tacklers from the cornerback spot.
DB – Daimon Jacobs, West Chester Rustin, Sr.

A fierce hitter who loves to play downhill, Jacobs became more of a ballhawk as a senior and also rushed for over 1,000 yards on offense.

DB – Andrew Pellicciotta, Malvern Prep, Soph.

A star in the making at Malvern, Pellicciotta made a name for himself with his versatility in the run and pass games.

P – Seth Turner, Great Valley, Sr.

A very good placekicker, as well, Turner averaged over 40 yards per punt and drilled a 51-yard FG to earn his way to the University of Connecticut.

Second Team


QB – Jamy Jenkins, Downingtown East, Sr.

RB – Yaahdir Nash, Malvern Prep, Sr.

RB – John Mulville, Downingtown West, Sr.

WR – Corey DiAntonio, Oxford, Sr.

WR – Caden Walsh, Downingtown East, Sr.

TE – Jeremy Lynn, West Chester Rustin, Sr.

OL – Logan Demcyk, Malvern Prep, Jr.

OL – Luke Lorenz, Bishop Shanahan, Sr.

OL – Luke Fowler, Downingtown East, Jr.

OL – Jason Huynh, West Chester Rustin, Sr.

OL – Ryan Shim, Great Valley, Sr.

ATH – Dustin Long, Oxford, Sr.


DL – Chad Lovenguth, Downingtown East, Sr.

DL – Ennis Udo, Malvern Prep, Jr.

DL – Raheem Orr, Great Valley, Jr.

DL – Matt Luton, Coatesville, Jr.

LB – Brendan Barthmaier, Coatesville, Sr.

LB – Cole Walsh, Avon Grove, Jr.

LB – Jake Law, West Chester Rustin, Sr.

LB – Charlie Newhall, Conestoga, Jr.

DB – Bryce Beltrante, Conestoga, Sr.

DB – Brady Laird, West Chester East, Sr.

DB – Joe King, Unionville, Sr.

DB – Cam Paquette, Malvern Prep, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Jacob Lott, Avon Grove, Soph.; Harrison Watson, Avon Grove, Jr.; Owen Yoder, Avon Grove, Sr.; Sean Bracken, Bishop Shanahan, Sr.; Aidan Civitella, Bishop Shanahan, Fr.; Pat Gallagher, Bishop Shanahan, Jr.; Spencer Ferguson, Coatesville, Sr.; Jay Labik, Coatesville, Sr.; Jimmy Marturano, Conestoga, Sr.; Ryan Campbell, Downingtown West, Jr.; Kam Alex, Downingtown West, Sr.; Jack Coffey, Great Valley, Sr.; Gavin Maslowski, Great Valley, Jr.; Braeden Melia, Great Valley, Jr.; Nick Pellicciotta, Great Valley, Sr.; Colin Jung, Kennett, Sr.; Ryan King, Kennett, Sr.; Connor Tuk, Kennett, Sr.; Phil Tabasso, Malvern Prep, Jr.; Ryan Evans, Oxford, Sr.; Nate Vance, Oxford, Sr.; Quintan Boyle, Unionville, Sr.; Jacob Cassidy, Unionville, Jr.; Mason Grear, West Chester East, Jr.; Tyler Wileczek, West Chester East, Jr.; Cole Foster, West Chester Henderson, Sr.; Logan Goodwin, West Chester Henderson, Jr.; Evan Kearney, West Chester Henderson, Jr. 

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