BLOG: York County football trio honored by PSAC

Steve Heiser

Three former York County high school football standouts have been honored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Spring Grove High School graduate Ben Cregger was named to the All-PSAC East Division First Team at center for Kutztown University.

Ben Cregger

Cregger earned his first career postseason honor. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 305-pound senior has been Kutztown's starting center the last three seasons and ended his career starting 33 straight games — the longest active streak of any lineman for KU.

Cregger blocked for two school rushing records over the last 18 games. KU set the single-season total offense record in 2015, and points scored record in 2014 behind Cregger and KU's veteran offensive line. Cregger is also a PSAC Scholar-Athlete and a Dean's List honoree.

Kutztown finished 7-4 overall and 7-0 in the PSAC East.

York Suburban grad Ch’aim Smith was selected to the All-PSAC East Second Team as a defensive lineman for West Chester.

The 6-foot, 4-inch, 245-pound sophomore was a force on West Chester's defensive line, leading the team with 57 tackles (24 solo, 33 assisted) and six sacks. Smith also chipped in with 11 tackles for loss. He helped West Chester finish 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the PSAC East.

West York grad Jerrin Toomey was also picked for the All-PSAC East Second Team as a defensive back for Bloomsburg.

The 5-foot, 10-inch, 185-pound Toomey closed out his collegiate career by posting a personal-high 69 total tackles (39 solo) to finish second on the team. He started all 11 games for the Huskies and finished tied for second on the team with two interceptions and third on the squad with eight passes defended. He posted his first collegiate touchdown when he returned a fumble 37 yards to paydirt in the Huskies' 35-20 win over Clarion on Sept. 10. Bloomsburg finished 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the PSAC East.