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FOOTBALL ALL-STARS: Top players, coaches from 2020 York-Adams League season recognized

STEVE HEISER
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Central York quarterback Beau Pribula is the York-Adams Division I Offensive Player of the Year.

Beau Pribula is just a junior, but to Central York's opponents, it probably seems like he’s been playing for the Panthers forever.

That happens when you make the kind of impact on the football field that Pribula has made.

The Panthers standout excelled as a freshman at wide receiver, while his older brother, Cade, handled the quarterback position. When Cade moved on to Delaware, Beau took over Central’s QB spot as a sophomore and led the Panthers to an unbeaten York-Adams Division I season in 2019.

As a junior in 2020, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 200-pounder has taken the Panthers to even greater heights, leading them to York-Adams Division I and District 3 Class 6-A titles. That was the first-ever big-school district title by a Y-A team. Then on Saturday, the Panthers earned the team’s first-ever state quarterfinal victory to improve to 9-0.

Central will play in the state 6-A semifinals vs. (Erie) McDowell on Saturday afternoon at Altoona. A win there will advance the Panthers to the PIAA 6-A final.

The numbers that the Penn State recruit have compiled this season are staggering — 114 for 158 passing (72% completion percentage) for 1,674 yards, with 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He’s also rushed for 413 yards, with 313 of those rushing yards coming in the postseason. He’s rushed for 12 touchdowns.

Central York's Seth Griffiths is the York-Adams Division I Defensive Player of the Year.

Given those numbers, it’s not surprising that Pribula has been selected the York-Adams Division I Offensive Player of the Year by the division coaches.

Another Central player, senior Seth Griffiths, was named the Y-A D-I Defensive Player of the Year. Griffiths, at 5-9 and 180 pounds, is not the most imposing defensive tackle, but he makes a huge impact on the field. Griffiths has 51 solo tackles and 34 assisted tackles. He also has four sacks, 11 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery he returned 90 yards and 12 quarterback hurries.

Gerry Yonchiuk, Central’s first-year head coach, shared the D-I coach-of-the-year honor with Spring Grove’s Kyle Sprenkle.

Yonchiuk has guided a Central juggernaut that has outscored its opposition, 444-46. The Panthers have won each of their games by at least 22 points.

Sprenkle, meanwhile, helped a junior-dominated Rockets team finish 4-3, which was a marked improvement from the team’s 2-8 mark in 2019.

Kennard-Dale's Darius Bailey, right, is the York-Adams Division II Offensive Player of the Year.

Central York’s Judah Tomb earned three first-team all-star selections in D-I at wideout, safety and kick returner. Another Central player, Kyle Fontes, was a first-team pick at tight end and defensive end. Overall, the Panthers had 14 first-team all-star selections.

Division II honorees: In Division II, Kenanrd-Dale swept the player awards, with running back Darius Bailey earning the division’s offensive honor, while Gabe Hulslander took the defensive accolades. Bailey and Hulslander helped the Rams finish 4-2.

Bailey, a 6-foot, 160-pound senior, finished the season with 869 yards rushing, averaging 145 yards per game and 10.2 yards per rush. He scored eight touchdowns. Bailey was also a first-team all-star at safety.

Kennard-Dale's Gabe Hulslander, left, is the York-Adams Division II Defensive Player of the Year.

Hulslander, a 6-3, 240-pound senior, finished the season with 27 total tackles, including 19 solo stops from his defensive end position. He also had five sacks. He led the Rams in tackles and sacks. Hulslander was also a first-team all-star at guard.

New Oxford’s Ben Leese was a three-time first-team D-II pick at wide receiver, cornerback and returner. Gettysburg’s Zach Parr (kicker, punter), York Suburban’s Mike Bentivegna (running back, outside linebacker), Eastern York’s Bryce Currier (wide receiver, safety) and Gettysburg’s Frankie Richardson (offensive and defensive tackle) were first-team D-II picks at two different positions.

New Oxford’s Jason Warner was recognized as the top coach in D-II after leading the Colonials to the D-II crown with a 6-0 regular-season record. The Colonials earned a District 3 Class 5-A playoff berth and put up a strong fight against a powerhouse Warwick team before succumbing, 14-12. Warwick came into that game ranked No. 2 in the state in 5-A.

Delone Catholic's Tate Neiderer is the York-Adams Division III Offensive Player of the Year. He also shared the D-III Defensive Player of the Year honor with Bermudian Springs' Savauri Shelton.

Division III awards: Delone Catholic dominated D-III in 2020, going 6-0 in the division and winning each of its division games by at least 18 points.

So, it’s not surprising that the Squires also dominated the D-III awards. Tate Neiderer, a 5-10, 175-pound senior, was named the D-III offensive player of the year, and he also shared the D-II defensive player-of-the-year honors with Bermudian Springs’ Savauri Shelton.

Delone’s Corey Zortman was picked the division’s top coach.

As a running back, Neiderer finished the year with 866 yards rushing on 121 carries, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and 124 yards per game. He also scored 17 touchdowns to finish second in the league.

Defensively, during the regular season, Neiderer had a team-best 65 tackles, including 30 solo hits, and three sacks. Neiderer was also named the division’s top defensive player in 2019.

Shelton, a 5-11, 205-pound senior, finished with a team-leading 58 tackles, including 33 solo stops and two sacks.

Both Neiderer and Shelton were inside linebackers.

Shelton was also a first-team all-star at running back.

Other two-time first-team D-III picks were Delone Catholic’s Nick Groft (offensive and defensive tackle), Bermudian Springs’ Matt Zielinski (wide receiver and outside linebacker) and York Catholic’s Nick Andrasi (kicker and punter).

Zortman guided Delone to a second consecutive D-III title and into the District 3 Class 1-A championship game. It was the second consecutive year that Zortman won coaching honors in D-III.

YORK-ADAMS LEAGUE FOOTBALL COACHES’ ALL-STARS

DIVISION I

Offensive Player of the Year: Central York’s Beau Pribula.

Defensive Player of the Year: Central York’s Seth Griffiths.

Co-Coaches of the Year: Central York’s Gerry Yonchiuk and Spring Grove’s Kyle Sprenkle.

First-Team Offense

Quarterback: Central York’s Beau Pribula.

Running backs: York High’s Jaheim White, Central York’s Isaiah Sturgis and Northeastern’s Manny Capo.

Wide receivers: Central York’s Judah Tomb, Central York’s Parker Hines, York High’s Rashim Lee and Red Lion’s Jeff Nyamekye.

Tight end: Central York’s Kyle Fontes.

Tackles: Central York’s Josh Gaffney and Red Lion’s Kairen Gordon-Bey.

Guards: Central York’s Justin Kane and Central York’s Ethan Cramer.

Center: Central York’s Lake Hinderer.

Athlete: Red Lion’s Randy Fizer.

First-Team Defense

Ends: Central York’s Kyle Fontes and Red Lion’s Davante Dennis.

Tackles: Central York’s Seth Griffiths and South Western’s Charles Gaither.

Inside linebackers: Central York’s Jack Smith and Dallastown’s Nate Ward.

Outside linebackers: Spring Grove’s Darien Osmun and Spring Grove’s Tyree Brooks.

Cornerbacks: Central York’s Victor Pena and York High’s Marcellus John.

Safeties: Central York’s Judah Tomb and York High’s Antoine Beard.

First-Team Special Teams

Kicker: Dallastown’s Mitch Groh.

Punter: Spring Grove’s Andrew Osmun.

Returner: Central York’s Judah Tomb.

Second-Team Offense

Quarterback: Red Lion’s Randy Fizer.

Running backs: Spring Grove’s Zyree Brooks, South Western’s Charles Gaither and Spring Grove’s Tyree Brooks.

Wide receivers: Central York’s Taylor Wright-Rawls, York High’s Janas Simms, Northeastern’s Kade Hamilton and Spring Grove’s Jonah Warehime.

Tight end: South Western’s Josh Wasowicz.

Tackles: York High’s Saumir Deshields and York High’s Joden Nelson.

Guards: Dallastown’s Connor Dehoff and York High’s Shakir Wright.

Center: Dover’s Andrew Snelbaker.

Athlete: Spring Grove’s Andrew Osmun.

Second-Team Defense

Ends: Northeastern’s Jackson Burnham and Central York’s Trenton Dunnick.

Tackles: Red Lion’s Kairen Gordon-Bey and Spring Grove’s Jake Delaughter.

Inside linebackers: Central York’s Carter Glassmyer and South Western’s Josh Wasowicz.

Outside linebackers: Central York’s Cole Luckenbaugh and Red Lion’s Jae'mon Braxton.

Cornerbacks: Northeastern’s Kaden Hamilton and Central York’s Jahmar Simpson.

Safeties: Central York’s Taylor Wright-Rawls and Spring Grove’s Andrew Osmun.

Second-Team Special Teams

Kicker: Central York’s Cole Luckenbaugh.

Punter: Dallastown’s Mitch Groh.

Returner: Red Lion’s Randy Fizer.

Honorable-Mention Offense

Quarterback: South Western’s Shilo Bivins and York High’s Sam Stoner.

Running backs: Dover’s Cam Fetrow, Red Lion’s Jake Bradley, Central York’s Raquel Dewitt and Red Lion’s Reid Anderson.

Wide receivers: Dover’s Cam Fetrow, Dover’s Tanner Linker and York High’s JaQuez Simmons.

Tight end: Northeastern’s Jackson Burnham and Dover’s Owen Kennell.

Tackles: Spring Grove’s Hayden Emory, Central York’s Danny Pham and Dallastown’s Ethan Vargas.

Guards: South Western’s R.J. Utz, Dover’s Dominic Peifer, Red Lion’s Ethan Nelson and York High’s Montress Jackson.

Center: York High’s Terrence Drakeford, Spring Grove’s Logan Herbst and Dallastown’s Seth Miller.

Athlete: Dover’s Cam Fetrow.

Honorable-Mention Defense

Ends: Dover’s Owen Kennell, York High’s Tyrell Whitt and Dover’s Carson Snelbaker.

Tackles: Central York’s Logan Becker, Dallastown’s Connor Dehoff, York High’s Saumir Deshields, York High’s Joden Nelson and York High’s Roland Washington.

Inside linebackers: Northeastern’s Alex Tejada, York High’s Terrance Price, York High’s Aaron Johnson, Red Lion’s Chase Evans, South Western’s Ty Cromer and Dover’s Jonathan Firestone.

Outside linebackers: Dover’s Shane Klinedinst, Northeastern’s Dalton Moyer and Red Lion’s Jake Bradley.

Cornerbacks: York High’s JaQuez Simmons, South Western’s Da'Shawn Gaither and Red Lion’s Reid Anderson.

Safeties: Spring Grove’s Braden Merrill, Dover’s Tanner Linker, Red Lion’s Aaron Lehr and Red Lion’s Brock Holloway.

Honorable-Mention Special Teams

Kicker: York High’s Brayan Rivero, South Western’s Josh Wasowicz and Spring Grove’s Andrew Osmun.

Punter: Randy Fizer, Red Lion.

Returner: Dover’s Gavin Mullins, York High’s Marcellus John and Central York’s Jahmar Simpson.

DIVISION II

Offensive Player of the Year: Kennard-Dale’s Darius Bailey.

Defensive Player of the Year: Kennard-Dale Gabe Hulslander.

Coach of the Year: New Oxford’s Jason Warner.

First-Team Offense

Quarterback: York Suburban’s Camden Brewer.

Running backs: Kennard-Dale’s Darius Bailey, York Suburban’s Mike Bentivegna and New Oxford’s Hunter Shaffer.

Wide receivers: York Suburban’s Kenny Johnson, New Oxford’s Ben Leese, Eastern York’s Bryce Currier and New Oxford’s Connor Herring.

Tight end: New Oxford’s Torbyn Eakins.

Tackles: New Oxford’s LaDamien Williams and Gettysburg’s Frankie Richardson.

Guards: Kennard-Dale’s Gabe Hulslander and York Suburban’s Mike Jury.

Center: Gettysburg’s Trevor Gallagher.

First-Team Defense

Ends: Kennard-Dale’s Gabe Hulslander and Gettysburg’s Hunter Williams.

Tackles: Gettysburg’s Frankie Richardson and New Oxford’s Dylan Forbes.

Inside linebackers: Susquehannock’s Ben Oestrike and York Suburban’s Jamal Lewis.

Outside linebackers: Kennard-Dale’s Steven Lukes and York Suburban’s Mike Bentivegna.

Cornerbacks: Eastern York’s Jacob Crumling and New Oxford’s Ben Leese.

Safeties: Eastern York’s Bryce Currier and Kennard-Dale’s Darius Bailey.

First-Team Special Teams

Kicker: Gettysburg’s Zach Parr.

Punter: Gettysburg’s Zach Parr.

Returner: New Oxford’s Ben Leese.

Second-Team Offense

Quarterback: New Oxford’s Connor Beans.

Running backs: Eastern York’s Maddox Crumling, West York’s Victor Gonzales and Gettysburg’s Jeremiah Scott.

Wide receivers: Susquehannock’s Andrew Fuller, Eastern York’s Jacob Crumling, York Suburban’s David Moye and West York’s Chaz Ethridge.

Tight end: Eastern York’s Neijon Gonzalez.

Tackles: Kennard-Dale’s Shane Reinhart and Gettysburg’s Hunter Williams.

Guards: Eastern York’s Nate Dandridge and Kennard-Dale’s Grant Cooper.

Center: Kennard-Dale’s Jeff Mathena.

Second-Team Defense

Ends: New Oxford’s Torbyn Eakins and York Suburban’s Isaiah Pineda.

Tackles: Kennard-Dale’s Grant Cooper and York Suburban’s Logan Wright.

Inside linebackers: Gettysburg’s Ruger Pennington and Eastern York’s Kaleb Crean.

Outside linebackers: Susquehannock’s Mike Staub and Gettysburg’s Shane Brockett.

Cornerbacks: York Suburban’s Kenny Johnson and Susquehannock’s Andrew Fuller.

Safeties: Gettysburg’s Gunnar Wilson and West York’s Joseph DeJesus.

Second-Team Special Teams

Kicker: New Oxford’s Josh Little.

Punter: New Oxford’s Josh Little.

Returner: York Suburban’s Kenny Johnson.

Honorable-Mention Offense

Quarterback: West York’s Brady Halloran, Susquehannock’s Mike Staub and Eastern York’s Austin Billet.

Tight end: Gettysburg’s Shane Brockett, York Suburban’s Ty Posey and Kennard-Dale’s Andrew Amrhein.

Tackles: Eastern York’s Barry Kelley, York Suburban’s Dermot Pogson, Kennard-Dale’s Caleb Mannarino and York Suburban’s Logan Wright.

Guards: Gettysburg’s Grant Defoe, Gettysburg’s Connor Kayhoe and West York’s Logan Ensminger.

Center: Eastern York’s Ryan Townsley, York Suburban’s Albert Zapata and West York’s Carter Young.

Honorable-Mention Defense

Ends: New Oxford’s Brittyn Eakins, Eastern York’s Jayden Ness, Gettysburg’s Dunn Kessell and York Suburban’s Austin Chandler

Tackles: New Oxford’s LaDamien Williams, Kennard-Dale’s Jeff Mathena and York Suburban’s Mike Jury.

Inside linebackers: Kennard-Dale’s Jacob Copenhaver, New Oxford’s Jayden Seiler, Eastern York’s Neijon Gonzalez and York Suburban’s Dermot Pogson.

Outside linebackers: New Oxford’s Peyton Mathis, York Suburban’s Jayce Henderson and West York’s Chaz Ethridge.

Cornerbacks: West York’s Jahmarri Generette, Gettysburg’s Andrew Gastley and York Suburban’s Sam Poster.

Safeties: New Oxford’s Anthony Withrow and York Suburban’s David Moye.

Honorable-Mention Special Teams

Kicker: Kennard-Dale’s Dylan Jones and York Suburban’s Damien Yepez.

Punter: Eastern York’s Austin Billet and West York’s Chaz Ethridge.

Returner: Eastern York’s Jacob Crumling, York Suburban’s Mike Bentivegna and West York’s Jahmarri Generette.

DIVISION III

Offensive Player of the Year: Delone Catholic’s Tate Neiderer.

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Delone Catholic’s Tate Neiderer and Bermudian Springs’ Savauri Shelton.

Coach of the Year: Delone Catholic’s Corey Zortman.

First-Team Offense

Quarterback: York Catholic’s Levan McFadden and Hanover’s Chase Roberts.

Running back: Delone Catholic’s Tate Neiderer , Bermudian Springs’ Savauri Shelton and York Catholic’s De'Kzeon Wyche.

Wide recievers: Bermudian Springs’ Matt Zelinski, Fairfield’s Andrew Koons, Littlestown’s Nate Thomas and York Catholic’s Brennan Witman.

Tight end: Fairfield’s Nate Roberts.

Tackles: Delone Catholic’s Nick Groft and Delone Catholic’s Elijah Staub.

Guards: Delone Catholic’s Alex Timmins and Littlestown’s Dakota Kroft.

Center: Biglerville’s Jonathan Sanchez.

Athlete: Jamar Johnson, York Tech.

First-Team Defense

Ends: Littlestown’s Bryce Redding and Delone Catholic’s Wyatt Schussler.

Tackles: Delone Catholic’s Nick Groft and Littlestown’s Reese Huth.

Inside linebackers: Delone Catholic’s Tate Neiderer and Bermudian Springs’ Savauri Shelton.

Outside linebackers: Biglerville’s Josh Fulton and Bermudian Springs’ Matt Zelinski.

Cornerbacks: Littlestown’s Will Shoemaker and Bermudian Springs’ Blake Young.

Safeties: Delone Catholic’s Ryder Noel and Littlestown’s Lucas Denault.

First-Team Special Teams

Kicker: York Catholic’s Nick Andrasi.

Punter: York Catholic’s Nick Andrasi.

Returner: York Tech’s Hunter Sommer.

Second-Team Offense

Quarterback: Bermudian Springs’ Jay Martinez.

Running backs: Littlestown’s William Shoemaker, Fairfield’s Peyton Stadler and Biglerville’s Sam Hurda.

Wide receiver: Delone Catholic’s Dylan Zimmerman.

Tight end: Delone Catholic’s Wyatt Schussler.

Tackles: Littlestown’s Bryce Redding and Bermudian Springs’ Jhonathan Balek.

Guards: Bermudian Springs’ Ethan King and Bermudian Springs’ Mason Smith.

Center: Littlestown’s Reese Huth.

Second-Team Defense

Ends: York Catholic’s Landen Eckert and Biglerville’s Logan Brewer.

Tackles: Fairfield’s Carr Baker and York Catholic’s Michael McBrairty.

Inside linebackers: York Catholic’s Nicholas Creisher and Fairfield’s Peyton Stadler.

Outside linebackers: Fairfield’s Nate Roberts and York Catholic’s Andrew Adams.

Cornerbacks: Delone Catholic’s Cory Hefner and York Catholic’s Levan McFadden.

Safeties: York Catholic’s Brennan Witman and Bermudian Springs’ Ethan Beachy.

Second-Team Special Teams

Kicker: Delone Catholic’s Justin Emeigh.

Punter: Biglerville’s Logan Brewer.

Returner: York Tech’s Zach Driver.

Honorable-Mention Offense

Quarterback: Fairfield’s Jake Myers.

Running backs: Biglerville’s Josh Fulton, Delone Catholic’s Cory Hefner. Bermudian Springs’ Ricky Pacana, Biglerville’s Kalen Sharrah and York Tech’s Hunter Sommer.

Tackles: Littlestown’s Logan Lanning and York Catholic’s Nicholas Casagrande.

Guards: York Catholic’s Michael McBrairty and York Catholic’s Ryan Tully.

Center: Delone Catholic’s Trent Giraffa, Fairfield’s Carr Baker and Bermudian Springs’ Montana Speelman.

Honorable-Mention Defense

Ends: Bermudian Springs’ Jhonathan Balek and Biglerville’s Jonathan Sanchez.

Tackles: Delone Catholic’s Sam Scovitch, Biglerville’s Darren Mickley and York Tech’s Bishop Banks.

Inside linebackers: Biglerville’s Sam Hurda, Fairfield’s Will Myers and Bermudian Springs’ Chance Boyer.

Outside linebackers: Bermudian Springs’ Jay Martinez, Delone Catholic’s Michael O’Brien, Delone Catholic’s Dylan Staub, Bermudian Springs’ Jonah Martin and Biglerville’s Kalen Sharrah.

Cornerbacks: Delone Catholic’s Dylan Zimmerman, Biglerville’s Jesse Scott and Littlestown’s Braden Unger.

Safeties: York Catholic’s De'Kzeon Wyche and Biglerville’s Zach Showers.

Honorable-Mention Special Teams

Kicker: Bermudian Springs’ Matt Zielinski.

Punter: Fairfield’s Jake Myers, Littlestown’s T.J. Huffman and Bermudian Springs’ Savauri Shelton.

Returner: Bermudian Springs’ Ricky Pacana and Bermudian Springs’ Ethan Beachy.

— Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

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