York High's Dayjure Stewart and Rob Rideout named to Class 5-A all-state football team

  • York High's Dayjure Stewart and Rob Rideout were named to the Class 5-A all-state team on Friday.
  • Stewart totaled 3,045 yards and 40 touchdowns in his record-breaking campaign.
  • Rideout was the York-Adams League's top corner, tallying 84.5 tackles and four interceptions.
  • In total, nine Y-A League players were named all-state selections in the past two days.
York High's Dayjure Stewart (1) and Rob Rideout (12), shown here in the Bearcats' win over Northern York this season, were both named to the 2018 Class 5-A Football Writers All-State Team on Friday. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Two more York-Adams League football players earned all-state recognition on Friday, a day after seven other York County seniors were recognized.

York High's star duo of running back Dayjure Stewart and defensive back Rob Rideout both made the 2018 Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Team in Class 5-A.

"I rank them No. 1 and 1A,” said York High head coach Russ Stoner during the season about where he’d rank Stewart and Rideout among the York-Adams League’s top players. “The only other guy I would put in that category is (Central York quarterback) Cade (Pribula).”

The Class 1-A and Class 3-A lists were also released Friday, with no Y-A League representatives. In total, the York-Adams League had nine all-state players, compared to only three last season. 

Seven Y-A football players make all-state teams

Dayjure Stewart: Stewart, who is also one of 30 finalists for the Mr. Pennsylvania Football Award for Classes 4-A, 5-A and 6-A, is coming off a record-breaking campaign. 

York High's Dayjure Stewart runs the ball for a touchdown during District 3, Class 5-A first-round football playoff action against Northern York at Smalls Athletic Field in York City, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. York High would win the game 42-7. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The Y-A Division I Offensive Player of the Year totaled 3,045 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns to lead the Bearcats (11-2) to a share of the D-I title and a District 3 semifinal berth. Stewart broke the Y-A League single-season rushing yards record, previously held by Eastern York's Alex Cooley, by 200 yards. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 200-pound senior led the league in yards per carry, averaging 11 yards a pop.

Stewart, an NCAA Division I recruit with offers from Albany and Illinois State, had several impressive performances this season, but none were more impressive than his 468-yard, four-touchdown game against Northern York in the first round of the District 3 playoffs. The rushing total broke the District 3 record, previously held by West York's Brandon Real, by 62 yards.

“Great running backs are born, not made," Stoner said during the season. “But at the end of the day, he’s playing really hard. When you play that way, you have a chance to be a very good football player.”

Stewart a Mr. Pennsylvania Football finalist

York High RB dedicates play to late brother

Rob Rideout: As arguably the best defensive back in the Y-A League, Rideout is an all-state selection for the second straight season. 

York High's Diontae Wilson, left, looks on as teammate Rob Rideout latches on to pull down Dallastown's Nyzair Smith during football action at Smalls Athletic Field in York City, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. York High would win the game 68-35. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Rideout, a 6-0, 170-pound senior, totaled 84.5 tackles as a hard-hitting defensive back. He intercepted four passes and had 20 pass break-ups. The Division I first-team wide receiver and defensive back often shut down the opposing team's best wide receiver, and teams were hesitant to throw his way after an impressive junior campaign.

“He’s 170 pounds, but it’s all muscle,” said Stoner about a big hit Rideout delivered in a game this season. “After he hit that kid, I said 'that’s the difference between an (NCAA) D-I and D-II football player.' The way you hit people is the difference from what level you can play at.”

While Rideout was an all-state selection as a defensive back, he was also the Bearcats' second-best offensive player. The home-run hitter caught 28 passes for 886 yards and ran the ball 37 times for 483 yards. He totaled 21 touchdowns in 13 games, scoring on about a third of his touches. 

York High's Rob Rideout hauls in a pass behind Cocalico's Austin Landers during a District 3 Class 5-A football semifinal at Manheim Central High School Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Bill Kalina photo

“Rob has taken a backseat his whole career to (2017 York High standout) Khalid (Dorsey) and Dayjure, and he’s done a good job of handling that,” Stoner said. “His numbers are ridiculous. There isn’t a better wide receiver in the county.”

Stewart, Rideout showed well in York High's win

Full all-state lists


Player of the Year: Daequan Hardy, Penn Hills.

Coach of the Year: Dr. Jon LeDonne, Penn Hills.


Desman Johnson, Penn Wood, 6-2, 240, junior.

Evan Simon, Manheim Central, 6-2, 195, junior.

Hollis Mathis, Penn Hills, 6-1, 175, senior.

Ian Haynes, Franklin, 6-3, 195, junior.

Running backs

Dayjure Stewart, York High, 6-0, 200, senior.

Christian Cole, Oil City, 6-1, 205, senior.

Derrick Davis, Gateway, 6-1, 185, sophomore.

Terry “Tank” Smith, Penn Hills, 5-9, 210 senior.

Tyler Flick, Manheim Central, 6-0, 190, senior.

Adam Houser, Shippensburg, 5-10, 180, senior.

Wide receivers

Courtney Jackson, Gateway, 6-0, 170, senior.

Trey Glass, Warwick, 5-8, 165, junior.

Josh Burgess, Great Valley, 6-0, 190, senior.

Dante Cephas, Penn Hills, 6-1, 195, senior.

Kennedy Poles, Penn Wood, 6-1, 175, senior.

Tight end

Hayden Rucci, Warwick, 6-5, 240, senior.

Offensive line

Michael Carmody, Mars, 6-6, 280, junior.

Trent Holler, Latrobe, 6-2, 290, senior.

Connor Bishop, Archbishop Wood, 6-3, 260, senior.

Josh Moore, Wallenpaupack, 6-6, 315, senior.

Brock Gingrich, Cocalico, 6-3, 275, junior.

Lirion Murtezi, North Hills, 6-3, 295, senior.

Athletes (offense)

Daequan Hardy, Penn Hills, 5-10, 175, senior.

Jaheim Morris, Cedar Cliff, 5-9, 165, junior.


Gavin Dionisio, Archbishop Ryan, 5-8, 150, senior.

Defensive line

Chance Smith, Wallenpaupack, 6-3, 270, senior.

Nick Coomer, Warwick, 6-4, 285, senior.

Justin Resto, Cedar Cliff, 6-1, 235, senior.

Sam Mueller, Governor Mifflin, 6-2, 250, senior.


Landan Moyer, Manheim Central, 5-9, 190, senior.

Donovon Ball, Cedar Cliff, 6-0, 210, senior.

Mateo Vandamia, West Allegheny, 6-2, 222, senior.

Dylan Urbanowski, Archbishop Wood, 6-1, 205, senior.

Matt Feeney, Exeter, 6-1, 225, senior.

Defensive backs

Rob Rideout, York High, 6-0, 170, senior.

Jeremiah Josephs, Gateway, 5-11,, 170, senior.

Will Rivers, Manheim Central, 5-7, 145, senior.

Konota Gaskins, McKeesport, 6-1, 185, senior.

Jalen Goodman, Lower Merion, 5-11, 160, senior.

Athletes (defense)

Bobby Whalen, Cedar Cliff, 6-1, 175, senior.

Noah Palm, Cocalico, 6-0, 190, junior.


Player of the Year: M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa.

Coach of the Year: Mike Warfield, Aliquippa.


Lane Voytik, Sharon, 6-1, 200, senior.

Cole DeFranco, Notre Dame-Green Pond, 5-11, 190, senior.

Eli Kosanovich, Aliquippa, 6-2, 200, senior.

Leo O’Boyle, Scranton Prep, 6-8, 225, senior.

Adam Cecere, Forest Hills, 6-4, 240, senior.

Running backs

Avante McKenzie, Aliquippa, 5-8, 187, senior.

Patrick Garwo, Conwell-Egan, 5-9, 210, senior.

Jose Lopez, Middletown, 5-11, 190, junior.

Max Moyers, Lewisburg, 5-10, 185, sophomore.

Jordan Wilson, Sharon, 5-9, 230, senior.

Zack Helsley, Mercyhurst Prep, 6-0, 185, senior.

Wide receivers

Logan Lutz, Grove City, 6-0, 180, senior.

Will Gipson, Aliquippa, 6-1, 145, senior.

David Sanders, Notre Dame-Green Pond, 6-4, 190, senior.

Gerald Ross, Loyalsock, 6-2, 175, senior.

C.J. Parchman, Sharon, 6-3, 215, junior.

Tight end

Shane Kozick, Danville, 6-0, 170, senior.

Offensive line

Dylan Schley, Mercyhurst Prep, 6-4, 285, junior.

Austin Weisser, Lewisburg, 6-5, 290, senior.

Jack Kempsey, North Schuylkill, 6-5, 275, senior.

Ethan Miller, Middletown, 6-2, 205, senior.

Justin Kopko, Hanover Area, 6-4, 315, senior.

Dorian Jefferson, Sharon, 6-2, 270, senior.

Athletes (Offense)

Nate Boyle, Tamaqua, 5-9, 169, junior.

Dayln Brickner, Beaver Falls, 6-1, 170, senior.


Sam Scarton, Hickory, 6-1, 180, senior.

Defensive line

Solvauhn Moreland, Aliquippa, 6-3, 305, senior.

Dylan Dailey, Jim Thorpe, 6-1, 215, senior.

Cole Senior, Middletown, 6-0, 220, senior.

Dwayne Majors, Conwell-Egan, 5-10, 250, senior.

Elijah Mike, Aliquippa, 6-1, 305, junior.

Cameron Wood, Montoursville, 6-4, 235, junior.


Tyler Elsdon, North Schuylkill, 6-2, 215, junior.

Tucker Johnson, Scranton Prep, 6-1, 175, junior.

Gage Radabaugh, Middletown, 5-10, 180, senior.

Dom DeLuca, Derry, 6-5, 225, senior.

Kael Gardner, Bald Eagle Area, 6-0, 200, junior.

Denver Light, Tyrone, 6-2, 215, senior.

Blake Roberts, Bald Eagle Area, 6-2, 190, senior.

Defensive backs

M.J. Devonshire, Aliquippa, 5-11, 180, senior.

Tysheem Johnson, Neumann-Goretti, 5-11, 180, sophomore.

Thomas Pidgeon, Lakeland, 6-0, 165, senior.

Steve Smith, Mercyhurst Prep, 6-1, 175, sophomore.


Player of the Year: Kyi Wright, Farrell.

Coach of the Year: Jarrett Samuels, Farrell.


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 backs

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 receivers

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.

Athletes (Offense)

Nate Rolka, Lackawanna Trail, 6-4, 215, senior.

David Piestrak, Northwest, 6-2, 195, senior.


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.


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, 236, senior.

Cory Myers, Conemaugh Twp., 6-1, 245, senior.

Defensive backs

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.

Athletes (Defense)

Dylan Wilt, Muncy, 6-3, 165, senior.

Levi Engle, Williams Valley, 6-1, 171, senior.

Gavin Henry, Union City, 6-1, 185, senior.

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