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C-L’s Newcomb and Smith Named PA Football Writers All-State in Class 1A

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Clarion-Limestone’s Austin Newcomb and Ben Smith were named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 1A All-State team Friday.

(Photo of C-L’s Ben Smith (left) and Austin Newcomb). Photos by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

Newcomb, who set the District 9 single-season rushing record this season, is named as a running back, while Smith is named as an offensive lineman.

The selection of Newcomb and Smith bring the total number of District 9 All-State football players to eight after six were named in Classes 2A and 4A Thursday.

Here is the full Class 1A team.

2018 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM CLASS 1A

OFFENSE

Quarterback
Tyler Bradley, Our Lady of Sacred Heart – 6-3, 195 senior
Kyi Wright, Farrell – 6-3, 240 senior
Brady Fyfe, Shade – 6-3, 175 senior
Eric Wilson, Sto-Rox – 6-2, 180 junior
Quinn Zinobile, Juniata Valley – 6-3, 195 senior

Running Back
Christian Lewis, Farrell – 6-1, 180 senior
Noah Whiteleather, Rochester – 5-11, 180 senior
Austin Newcomb, Clarion-Limestone – 5-11, 145 junior
Hunter Cameron, United – 5-10, 170 sophomore
Clayton Parrish, West Middlesex – 5-11, 205 senior
Ray Melnikoff, Lackawanna Trail – 5-10, 205 sophomore

Wide Receiver
Jourdan Townsend, Farrell – 5-11, 185 senior
Rahmon Hart, Imani Christian – 6-3, 210 senior
Amahd Pack, Sto-Rox – 5-4, 150 junior
Dawson Snyder, Shade – 6-2, 175 senior

Tight End
Ben Knapp, Canton – 6-5, 210 sophomore

Offensive Line
Kobe Hilton, Farrell – 6-4, 280 senior
Jacob Brim, Lackawanna Trail – 6-0, 230 senior
Spencer Dimon, Williams Valley – 6-4, 280 senior
Gary Satterwhite III, Farrell – 6-2, 280 sophomore
Matt Long, Union City – 6-0, 250 senior
Ben Smith, Clarion-Limestone – 5-11, 230 junior

Athlete
Nate Rolka, Lackawanna Trail – 6-4, 215 senior
David Piestrak, Northwest – 6-2, 195 senior

Specialist
Kolton McGhee, Bishop Guilfoyle – 6-1, 187 senior

Defensive Line
Kolt Schaeffer, Tri-Valley – 6-0, 195 senior
Darius Goosby, Rochester – 6-3, 205 senior
Zac Cost, Lackawanna Trail – 6-3, 220 senior
A.J. Abraham, Bishop Guilfoyle – 6-0, 245 senior

Linebacker
Tymir Green, Farrell – 5-11, 225 senior
Zach Long, West Middlesex – 5-10, 200 senior
Mike Kustanbauter, Muncy – 6-0, 185 senior
Rhyle Strausbaugh, Montgomery – 5-10, 180 senior
Austin Mauger, Shade – 6-1, 136 senior
Cory Myers, Conemaugh Twp. – 6-1, 245 senior

Defensive Back
Timmy Ward, Canton – 6-0, 175 junior
Broc Grosser, Halifax – 6-1, 170 senior
Marcus Barnes, Jeannette – 6-4, 185 senior
Tyler McGrath, Tri-Valley – 5-10, 145 junior

Athlete
Dylan Wilt, Muncy – 6-3, 165 senior
Levi Engle, Williams Valley – 6-1, 171 senior
Gavin Henry, Union City – 6-1, 185 senior

Player of the Year: Kyi Wright, Farrell
Coach of the Year: Jarrett Samuels, Farrell



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