LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – A pair of District 9 alums earned first-team PSAC West honors in football Wednesday.
DuBois graduate Paul Butler of California (Pa.) is a first-team tight end, while Elk County Catholic graduate Kevin Genevro of Clarion is a first-team wide receiver.
After missing all but one game in 2015 because of an injury, Butler, a senior, returned to health this year and has 14 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns for the PSAC Champion Vulcans, who received a bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs and will face the winner of the Fairmont State-IUP game in the second round Nov. 26 at Cal’s Adamson Stadium.
Genevro, who came to college football late after playing a couple of seasons of college basketball at Penn State-DuBois is the late 2000s, had one of the greatest receiving seasons in Clarion University history finishing the year with 65 catches for 1,096 yards and 13 touchdowns. He became the third player in school history to top 1,000-career receiving yards in a season, and his 1,096 are the second-most ever in a season in Golden Eagle history. His 13 touchdown receptions are tied for the school record with Alvin Slaughter, and he finishes his career ninth in career receiving yards (1,982) and tied for third in receiving touchdowns with Slaughter (23).