Jake Jansen, Thomas Merkle and Kyle Krout receive Player of the Year honors in each division.

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The 23 York-Adams League high school football coaches revealed their 2015 postseason all-star teams recently, including the Player of the Year honors.

Dallastown senior Jake Jansen earned the Division I Player of the Year honor, while York Suburban senior quarterback Thomas Merkle captured the Division II recognition and Hanover senior quarterback Kyle Krout took home the Division III award.

All three players posted strong seasons and were key reasons their teams earned at least a share of a division title and made the District 3 playoffs.

Jansen: There wasn't a facet of the game where Jansen didn't shine this year.

The senior played on offense, defense and special teams, coming up with big plays in each area. As a wide receiver, Jansen led the Wildcats in catches (43) and receiving yards (542) and had five touchdowns. On defense, he was a lock-down defensive back and one of the key leaders on the second-best scoring defense in the Y-A League. In some of the team's biggest games, Jansen played his best, such as when he came away with two interceptions, one on the final play in the end zone, in Dallastown's victory over South Western on the road. As a kick returner, he routinely broke off big returns, setting up the Wildcats' offense in good field position.

"It was pretty exciting when you work so long — like we started lifting in January and went all the way through August — just to know that all your hard work does pay off," Jansen said. "It was just a really good feeling and it was just exciting. It was really gratifying to know that."

It marked the second consecutive year a Dallastown player has earned the Division I Player of the Year honor. Jansen follows in the footsteps of running back Addison Quinones, who took home the recognition as a senior last year.

Merkle: In Division II, there was little question the Player of the Year honor would go to a York Suburban athlete, whether it be Merkle or wide receiver Collin Mailman.

Merkle ended up winning it and doing it in record fashion. During a fantastic senior season, Merkle passed for 2,551 yards and 26 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. He also became York County's all-time passing leader, ending his career with 5,506 passing yards and finishing tied for second with 45 touchdown passes.

"It's an awesome honor; an awesome achievement," Merkle said. "It was something that coming into my career was a goal. You want to be the best at your position in the area. So, it's a great honor and I couldn't have done it without my awesome team this year."

Krout: Finally, in Division III, like Merkle, Krout was one of the top quarterbacks in the Y-A League. He finished the year with 1,864 passing yards and 22 touchdowns, both second in the league only to Merkle. It was the second straight year that Krout finished second in the league in passing yards, totaling 1,886 as a junior in 2014. He orchestrated a Nighthawks' offense that finished third in the league in scoring, averaging 31.4 points per game.

After losing the county's all-time receiving leader in Dylan Krieger to graduation last spring, there were question marks about who would step up for Hanover offensively. Krout took on that role, helping the Nighthawks improve from 2-8 in 2014 to 9-2 this year, earning a share of the Division III title with Biglerville.

YORK-ADAMS LEAGUE COACHES' ALL-STAR TEAMS

Division I

Player of the Year: Jake Jansen, senior, Dallastown

Coach of the Year: Kevin Myers, Dallastown

First Team

Quarterback: Cade Gold, senior, Dallastown

Running back: Anu Johnson, junior, Northeastern; Jeff Green, senior, South Western; Alex Keough, senior, Red Lion; Shyheim Goff, senior, Central York

Wide receiver: Jake Jansen, senior, Dallastown; Noah Staub, senior, South Western; Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie, senior, Red Lion; David Ankney, senior, Northeastern

Tight End: Corbin Byers, senior, South Western

Center: Jordan Burns, senior, Dallastown

Offensive guard: Adam Kipp, senior, Northeastern; AR Reusing, junior, South Western; NIck Argento, junior, Red Lion

Offensive tackle: Bubba Carbaugh, junior, South Western; Brock Hartman, senior, New Oxford; Andrew Lawson, senior, Spring Grove

Punter: Jake Garrity, senior, Dallastown

Return Specialist: Jake Jansen, senior, Dallastown

Kicker: Andrew Luckenbaugh, senior, Spring Grove

Defensive end: Corbin Byers, senior, South Western; Shamari Young, junior, Northeastern

Defensive tackle: Robert Paules, senior, Dallastown; Andrew Lawson, senior, Spring Grove; Nick Argento, junior, Red Lion

Inside linebacker: Tyler Fulmore, senior, South Western; Williams Reilly, senior, Dallastown

Outside linebacker: Fernando Flores, senior, Northeastern; Rodney Johnson, senior, Central York

Defensive back: Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie, senior, Red Lion; Nate VanCampen, junior, South Western; Fred Mulbah, sophomore, Northeastern; Jake Jansen, senior, Dallastown

Second Team

Quarterback: Dalton Grove, senior, Red Lion

Running back: Chris Whack, junior, Northeastern; Dylan Gurreri, junior, Red Lion; Dylan Callahan, junior, Dallastown; Nick Erickson, senior, Spring Grove

Wide receiver: Brandon Falkenstein, senior, Central York; James Jackson, senior, Red Lion; Trevon Brown, senior, New Oxford; Brady Stein, junior, Spring Grove

Tight end: Shane Rolle, senior, New Oxford

Center: Scotty Dickmyer, senior, South Western

Offensive guard: Skylar Bowman, senior, South Western; Robert Paules, senior, Dallastown

Offensive tackle: Stephen Tierney, junior, Red Lion; Owen Jacobs, junior, Spring Grove

Punter: Andrew Luckenbaug, senior, Spring Grove

Return specialist: Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie, senior, Red Lion

Kicker: Carter Luckenbaugh, junior, Central York

Defensive end: Kai'son Mitchell, senior, Red Lion; Connor Green, senior, Dallastown

Defensive tackle: Josh Zeroth, senior, South Western; Owen Jacobs, junior, Spring Grove

Inside linebacker: Pat Daugherty, junior, Red Lion; Gary Gobernik, senior, Northeastern

Outside linebacker: Matt Smolko, senior, South Western; Brooks Argento, senior, Red Lion

Defensive back: Miles Francis, senior, South Western; Trevon Brown, senior, New Oxford; Max Teyral, sophomore, Dallastown; Ian Slaven, senior, Spring Grove

Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Shannon Valenti, junior, Northeastern; Brock Geiman, senior, South Western; Jake Messersmith, junior, Spring Grove; Nik Strine, senior, Central York

Wide receiver: Adam Warehime, senior, Spring Grove

Center: Lonnie Blount, senior, Central York

Offensive guard: William Reilley, senior, Dallastown

Offensive tackle: Ben Ferree, junior, Dallastown; John Wadkins, junior, Northeastern

Punter: Carter Luckenbaugh, senior, Central York

Return specialist: Rodney Johnson, senior, Central York

Kicker: Cameron Artman, senior, Northeastern

Defensive end: Adam Kipp, senior, Northeastern

Defensive tackle: Brice Register, junior, Dallastown

Inside linebacker: Kody Reeser, senior, Northeastern; Kollin Vaught, sophomore, Central York

Outside linebacker: Jakc Marks, senior, Dallastown; Ferrious Ashford, junior, New Oxford

Defensive back: ANthony Garcia, senior, Dallastown

Division II

Player of the Year: Thomas Merkle, senior, York Suburban

Coach of the Year: Andy Loucks, York Suburban

First Team

Quarterback: Thomas Merkle, senior, York Suburban

Running back: Chase Carlile, Kennard-Dale; Durran Ledbetter, senior, Dover; Jack Allred, Susquehannock; Ryan Narber, senior, West York

Wide receiver: Terry Cains, senior, West York; Kyle Wooldridge, Kennard-Dale; Nick Tannura, Susquehannock; Collin Mailman, senior, York Suburban

Tight end: Seth Bernstein, Eastern York

Center: Derek Lehman, senior, York Suburban

Offensive guard: Walton Shull, senior, West York; Wyatt Smith, Eastern York

Offensive tackle: Gavin Barclay, junior, York Suburban; Kevin Royce, Eastern York

Punter: Kyle Wooldridge, Kennard-Dale

Return specialist: Jake Deppen, Kennard-Dale

Kicker: Jonas Atkinson, senior, York Suburban

Defensive end: Conner Barshinger, Eastern York; David Kline, senior, York Suburban

Defensive tackle: Wyatt Smith, Eastern York; Logan Loucks, senior, West York

Inside linebacker: Sam Pollock, Eastern York; Teague Hoffman, junior, York Suburban

Outside linebacker: Justice Gettle, senior, York Suburban; Josh Stoneberg, Susquehannock

Defensive back: Nick Tannura, Susquehannock; Dustin Knaub, senior, York Suburban; Jimmy Kurnick, Eastern York; Justin Wetzel, freshman, West York

Second Team

Quarterback: Tyler Folk, senior, West York

Running back: Dajour Henderson, senior, York Suburban; Logan Kline, Eastern York; Myles Moultrie, Susquehannock; Teague Hoffman, junior, York Suburban

Wide receiver: Dante Dorm, senior, West York; Andrew Hoffman, sophomore, Dover; Brad Smith, senior, York Suburban; Colin Deardorf, junior, York Suburban

Tight end: Ethan Schammel, Susquehannock

Center: Matt Farr, senior, Dover

Offensive guard: Logan Loucks, senior, West York; Cale Oestrike, Susquehannock

Offensive tackle: Noah Sowers, senior, West York; RJ Myers, Susquehannock

Punter: Darian McCaulley, senior, West York

Return specialist: Durran Ledbetter, senior, Dover

Kicker: Adam Hedgeland, Susquehannock

Defensive end: Chet Brockett, Gettysburg; Dervon Mayberry, Susquehannock

Defensive tackle: Nic Chamberlin, Susquehannock; Lew Wright, senior, York Suburban

Inside linebacker: Ryan Narber, senior, West York; Chase Carlile, Kennard-Dale

Outside linebacker: Jayshim Snyder, Eastern York; Caden Snyder, senior, Dover

Defensive back: Dajour Henderson, senior, York Suburban; Austin Jenkins, Kennard-Dale; Sawyer Richardson, Eastern York; Jake Deppen, Kennard-Dale

Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Josh Stoneberg, Susquehannock

Running back: Ay'Juan Marshall, freshman, West York

Tight end: Pat Heidecker, Gettysburg

Center: Tyler Spalt, Kennard-Dale

Offensive guard: Adrian Sanchez, senior, York Suburban

Offensive tackle: Shad Murphy, sophomore, Dover

Defensive end: Danny Myers, senior, West York; Chase Heath, sophomore, Dover

Defensive tackle: Teddy Gabriel, Kennard-Dale

Inside linebacker: Durran Ledbetter, senior, Dover

Outside linebacker: Nick Workinger, Kennard-Dale

Defensive back: Amire Peterson, junior, Dover

Division III

Player of the Year: Kyle Krout, senior, Hanover

Coach of the Year: Bill Reichart, Hanover

First Team

Quarterback: Kyle Krout, senior, Hanover

Running back: Tavian Dorsey, senior, Delone Catholic; Jakkar Kinard, junior, York Catholic; Jordan Laughman, senior, Hanover; Colton Sentz, senior, Biglerville; Ashton West, junior, Bermudian Springs

Wide receiver: Joe Bauhof, senior, York Catholic; Gage McAuliffe, senior, Biglerville; Aaron Moore, senior, Fairfield; Resean Williams, junior, Hanover

Tight end: Luke Brennan, senior, York Catholic

Center: Joe Heldrich, senior, York Catholic

Offensive guard: Luke Brennan, senior, York Catholic; Ryan Ratchord, senior, York Catholic

Offensive tackle: Brent Hill, senior, Hanover; Victor Lopez, senior, Biglerville

Punter: Luke Brennan, senior, York Catholic

Return specialist: Wes Storey, junior, Littlestown

Kicker: Colton Sentz, senior, Biglerville

Defensive end: Joe Heldrich, senior, York Catholic; Bill Morris, senior, Hanover

Defensive tackle: Neo Lambert, senior, Hanover; Victor Lopez, senior, Biglerville

Inside linebacker: Logan Luckenbaugh, senior, Bermudian Springs; Mat Rossi, senior York Tech

Outside linebacker: Trevor Grim, junior, Bermudian Springs; Ben Hurda, senior, Biglerville

Defensive back: Scott Cooper, senior, Biglerville; Dayne Showers, senior, Bermudian Springs; Damarius Wiggins, senior, York Tech; Dan Yokemick, junior, York Catholic

Second Team

Quarterback: Ben Hurda, senior, Biglerville

Running back: Matt Rossi, senior, York Tech; Dayne Showers, senior, Biglerville; Wes Storey, junior, Littlestown

Wide receiver: Nate Newberry, senior, Biglerville; Matt Petrie, senior, Fairfield; Jordan Ray, junior, York Tech

Tight end: Trevor Grim, junior, Bermudian Springs

Center: Derek Smith, junior, Delone Catholic

Offensive guard: Chase Kint, senior, Delone Catholic; Tavin Zinn, senior, Hanover

Offensive tackle: Ryan Forsythe, junior, Bermudian Springs; Bryce Perkins, junior, Delone Catholic

Punter: Devon Hodgen, junior, Bermudian Springs

Return specialist: Isaiah Colon, junior, York Tech

Kicker: Luke Brennan, senior, York Catholic

Defensive end: Chase Kint, senior, Delone Catholic; Tom Shultz, senior, Fairfield

Defensive tackle: Quinton King, senior, Bermudian Springs; Bryce Perkins, junior, Delone Catholic

Inside linebacker: Colten Ehrhart, senior, Hanover; Ashton West, junior, Bermudian Springs

Outside linebacker: Brandon Creisher, senior, York Catholic; Ryan Hart, sophomore, Delone Catholic

Defensive back: Gage McAuliffe, senior, Biglerville; Quinton Nace, junior, Bermudian Springs; Aaron Moore, senior, Fairfield; Resean Williams, junior, Hanover

Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Darian Mort, sophomore, Fairfield; Dan Yokemick, junior, York Catholic

Tight end: Noah Katz, junior, Delone Catholic; Hunter Martz, junior, Hanover

Center: Brent Haynes, sophomore, Biglerville; Nate Klunk, senior, Hanover

Offensive guard: Chris Martin, junior, York Tech

Offensive tackle: Matt Knauer, sophomore, York Catholic

Punter: Justin Barnes, sophomore, Hanover; Damarius Wiggins, senior, York Tech

Defensive end: Isaiah Colon, junior, York Tech; Dalton Cox, junior, Biglerville; Deandre Kerr, senior, Hanover

Defensive tackle: Matt Knauer, sophomore, York Catholic; Liam Landis, sophomore, York Catholic; Wade Neiderer, junior, Delone Catholic

Inside linebacker: Jake Hamilton, junior, York Catholic; Zach Hart, junior, Delone Catholic; Colton Sentz, senior, Biglerville

Defensive back: Tavian Dorsey, senior, Delone Catholic; Andrew Polson, senior, York Catholic

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at pstrohecker@yorkdispatch.com

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