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Gridiron greats: Presenting the 2021 All-Main Line football teams

Malvern Prep and Conestoga led the way on the 2021 Main Line high school football scene.
The Friars (8-2 overall) captured the Inter-Ac title, and the Pioneers posted a 7-3 regular-season record, advancing to the District 1 playoffs for the first time in seven years.
Two other Inter-Ac teams on the Main Line enjoyed winning campaigns – Episcopal Academy (6-4) and Haverford School (5-4).
The All-Main Line high school football teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2021 All-Main Line high school football teams:
FIRST TEAM
Peter Detwiler, Conestoga – Senior wide receiver, a first team All-Central League selection, finished the 2021 season with 46 catches for 833 yards, more than 300 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns. Was also a standout cornerback, and will be playing lacrosse for Marquette University.
Patrick Reilly, Conestoga – Senior wide receiver finished with 30 catches for 718 yards. Noted for his lightning-fast speed, the All-Central League receiver scored 12 touchdowns, including three kickoff return TDs and a punt return six-pointer.
Calvin Shirley, Conestoga – Senior quarterback compiled a 58 percent completion rating while throwing for 1,645 yards, 17 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. He also rushed for 4 TD’s. Noted for his quick release and accuracy that helped make Conestoga’s offense run.
Andrew McMeekin, Episcopal Academy – Senior running back/linebacker, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was particularly impactful on defense, making 51 tackles (30 of them solo and 19 for losses) and recording 8 sacks. Scored 10 rushing touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
TJ Lamb, Episcopal Academy – Junior wide receiver, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, made 25 catches for 408 yards, a 16.3 yard-per-catch average. Was considered a game changer and a special threat on offense for the Churchmen’s attack.
Matt Krebbs, Harriton – Junior wide receiver/defensive back was the Rams’ MVP. Received first team All-Central League honors at DB, and second team All-Central honors as a receiver. Made 64 catches, gained 1,200 all-purpose yards, made 53 tackles as well as 3 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.
Peter Corcoran, Haverford High – Senior defensive end/offensive guard was named the Fords’ MVP. Made 90 tackles, five sacks, three pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. A rugged two-way performer, he was first team All-Central defensive lineman and second team offensive linemen.
Tommy Wright, Haverford High – Junior quarterback was Fords’ Offensive Most Valuable Player, completing 127 of 227 passes for 1,895 yards and 23 touchdowns, while rushing for 407 yards and 5 touchdowns on 70 carries.
Isaiah Boyd, Haverford School – Senior offensive/defensive lineman received first team All-InterAc and All-Delco honors. Made 59 tackles and one interception in seven contests.
Sam Gerber, Haverford School – Senior wide reciver/running back/defensive back received first team All-InterAc honors. Picked up 1,314 all-purpose yards in nine games, scoring eight touchdowns.
Jack Lledo, Lower Merion – Senior quarterback/safety and second-year captain threw for 1,293 yards and ran for 575 yards, for 22 combined touchdowns. A first team All-Central selection on defense, he made 48 tackles and 5 interceptions. Aces’ two-time MVP.
Coltin Deery, Malvern Prep – Senior 6-foot-3, 275-pound offensive/defensive lineman, a standout two-way performer on the Friars’ powerful front lines, received the Inter-Ac Most Valuable Player award. Committed to the University of Maryland.
Isaiah Wright, Malvern Prep – The senior running back/defensive back was a key factor in the Friars capturing the Inter-Ac football championship, running for 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns on 207 carries. Was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection.
Ryan Davis, Malvern Prep – Senior interior linebacker was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, making 60 tackles (six of them for losses), two interceptions and one sack.
Dale Law, Malvern Prep – Senior interior linebacker, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, made 58 tackles last fall (five of them for losses), recovered two fumbles and made one sack.
Damian Falcone, Radnor – Senior linebacker, a first team All-Central League and All-Delco selection at linebacker, made 130 tackles this fall (a total of 375 in his four-year Radnor career).
SECOND TEAM
Archbishop Carroll – AJ Dilks, junior offensive tackle; Victor Taylor, senior defensive back.
Conestoga – Christian Lariviere, senior linebacker; Michael Austin, senior linebacker; Brody Eaton, junior defensive end/tight end.
Episcopal Academy – Mekhi Rodgers, senior defensive back; TJ Cadden, junior wide receiver/defensive back/athlete; Jake Fant, senior quarterback; Bryce Cooper, senior wide receiver.
Harriton – Colin Sullivan, freshman tight end/linebacker.
Haverford High – Ethan Mahan, junior wide receiver; Michael Powel, senior offensive lineman.
Haverford School – Matt Pante, junior offensive lineman; Bill Brosko, junior defensive lineman; Chase Knox, junior wide receiver; Louie Atkinson, junior outside linebacker.
Lower Merion – Xavier Archowski, junior offensive tackle/defensive lineman; Paul Liang, senior defensive end/offensive tackle.
Malvern Prep – Max Bowman, senior offensive tackle; D’Angelo Stocker, senior defensive back; Jake Reid, senior punter/kicker.
Radnor – CJ Murphy, senior linebacker.
HONORABLE MENTION
Archbishop Carroll – Anthony Spurio, junior linebacker.
Episcopal Academy – Victor Coleman, junior offensive lineman; Michael Martilotti, junior offensive lineman.
Harriton – Logan Rothberg, junior quarterback/defensive back.
Haverford High – Mario Tascione, senior defensive lineman; Colin Reynolds, senior defensive back.
Haverford School – Will Costin, senior safety; James Falk, junior tight end; Sean Dugery, junior offensive lineman.
Lower Merion – Andre Gilmore, senior wide receiver/cornerback; Charlie Coyle, junior linebacker; Jay Zheng, senior running back/linebacker.
Malvern Prep – Jayln Evans, senior linebacker; Hayden Pegg, junior linebacker.
Radnor – Tommy DeShan, junior wide receiver; Amir Byrd, junior wide receiver/defensive back.

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