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Delone Catholic standout Tate Neiderer earns Class 1-A all-state football honors

STEVE HEISER
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  • Delone Catholic's Tate Neiderer has been named a Class 1-A all-state performer.
  • The Pennsylvania Football Writers selected him as a defensive athlete.
  • Neiderer excelled on both offense and defense for the Squires, helping them to a 6-1 season.
Delone Catholic running back Tate Neiderer breaks a tackle by York Catholic defensive back Quinn Brennan, Friday, October 23, 2020
John A. Pavoncello photo

Delone Catholic High School standout Tate Neiderer was named a Class 1-A all-state performer by the Pennsylvania Football Writers on Tuesday.

Neiderer was named to the team as a defensive athlete after starring on both sides of the ball for the Squires.

The 5-foot, 10-inch, 175-pound senior was named the 2020 York-Adams League Division III Offensive Player of the Year and the 2020 D-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He had also been named the D-III Defensive Player of the Year in 2019.

Neiderer helped the Squires to a 6-0 regular season and a second consecutive D-III crown. Delone won each of its D-III games by at least 18 points.

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.

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Defensively, during the regular season, Neiderer had a team-best 65 tackles, including 30 solo hits, and three sacks.

During the season, Delone Catholic coach Corey Zortman described Neiderer as the type of player you dream of having as a coach and added that his leadership talents match what he can do with the ball in his hands.

“He comes to practice every day, and sometimes you have to tone him back because everything he does is full bore,” Zortman said. “He just has a motor that doesn’t stop.”

Other regional players recognized: Delone finished at 6-1 overall, with the team’s only loss coming to Steel-High in the District 3 1-A title game, 23-13. Steel-High would go on to claim the PIAA 1-A state championship.

Steel-High claimed the top statewide honors from the PFW in 1-A. Wideout Mehki Flowers was named the 1-A Player of the Year and Andrew Erby was selected the Coach of the Year. Flowers is a 6-3, 195-pound junior who is expected to land a scholarship from a Power Five program.

Five other Steel-High players earned 1-A all-state honors. They were: quarterback Alex Erby, 6-2, 185, freshman; running back Odell Greene, 5-11, 190, senior; wideout Damein Hammonds, 6-2, 175, senior; defensive lineman Tydre Holland-Ali, 6-3, 225 senior; and specialist Bryan Hernandez, 5-10, 175, senior.

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The 2-A and 3-A all-state teams were also released on Tuesday, but no Y-A League players were recognized in those classes.

District 3 didn’t have any players honored in 2-A. The District 3 players recognized in 3-A were: Wyomissing offensive lineman Jack Feightner, 6-2, 200, senior; Lancaster Catholic defensive lineman, Devin Atkinson, 6-0, 215, senior; Wyomissing defensive lineman Steven Olexy, 6-0, 240, senior; Wyomissing linebacker Darren Brunner, 6-1, 195, senior; Wyomissing linebacker Evan Niedrowski, 6-2, 240, senior; Wyomissing defensive back Zach Zechman, 6-0, 175, senior; Wyomissing defensive specialist Aidan Cirulli, 5-11, 175, senior; and Wyomissig defensive athlete, Jordan Auman, 5-11, 170, senior.

Wyomissing won the District 3 3-A title and advanced to the state title game, where it lost to Central Valley. The 3-A player of the year (Ameer Dudley, 6-2, 196, senior) and the 3-A coach of the year (Mark Lyons) were both from Central Valley.

In 2-A, the player of the year was Southern Columbia running back Gavin Garcia, a 5-9, 190-pound junior. He led Southern Columbia to the state 2-A title. Southern Columbia now has won 11 state crowns, including four consecutive titles. The 2-A coach of the year was Wilmington’s Brandon Phillian, whose team lost in the state final to Southern Columbia.

The Class 4-A, Class 5-A and Class 6-A all-state teams are set to be released on Wednesday.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAMS

Class 1-A

Player of the Year: Mehki Flowers, Steelton-Highspire

Coach of the Year: Andrew Erby, Steelton-Highspire

Brad Birch, Jeannette -- 6-2, 190 freshman

Ben Schmidt, Homer-Center -- 6-1, 203 senior

Bryce Herb, Williams Valley -- 5-11, 180 senior

Alex Erby, Steelton-Highspire -- 6-2, 185 freshman

Running Back

Cole Toy, Reynolds -- 6-1, 195 senior

Dontae Sanders, Clairton -- 6-2, 235 senior

Jaedon Zuzak, California -- 5-9, 210 senior

Keegan Myrick, Bishop Guilfoyle -- 6-0, 171 senior

Hunter Cameron, United -- 5-11, 210 senior

Odell Greene, Steelton-Highspire -- 5-11, 190 senior

Wide Receiver

James Sanders, Jeannette -- 5-7, 150 senior

Damein Hammonds, Steelton-Highspire -- 6-2, 175 senior

Brett Birch, Jeannette -- 5-10, 170 junior

Mehki Flowers, Steelton-Highspire -- 6-3, 195 junior

Tight End

Jesse Engle, Williams Valley -- 6-1, 225 senior

Offensive Line

Cyllel Rose, Old Forge -- 5-11, 260 sophomore

Rocco John-Daniello, Reynolds -- 6-2, 290 senior

Luke Faber, Reynolds -- 6-4, 250 senior

Isaac Harris, Muncy -- 6-4, 235 junior

Colt Bickford, Glendale -- 6-6, 315 senior

Da'Metrius Weatherspoon, Clairton -- 6-7, 315 senior 

Athlete

Jay Pearson, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart -- 5-11, 190 junior

Ben Terry, Mahanoy Area -- 6-0, 170 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Cameron Maloney, Bishop Guilfoyle -- 6-0, 215 senior

Tydre Holland-Ali, Steelton-Highspire -- 6-3, 225 senior

Chad Morningstar, Tussey Mountain -- 6-0, 271 senior

Joe Mansfield, Redbank Valley -- 6-2, 180 junior

Andrew Yanoshak, Bishop Guilfoyle -- 6-3, 241 senior

Linebacker

Colin Holzman, Old Forge -- 5-8, 205 senior

Nate Schilling, Blacklick Valley -- 5-11, 185 junior

Seth Rosey, Conemaugh Township -- 5-6, 163 senior

Logan Williard, Williams Valley -- 5-8, 155 sophomore

Tyler Clark, Williamsburg -- 5-8, 182 senior

Ethan Gush, Muncy -- 5-11, 185 senior

Defensive Back

Jackson Byer, Conemaugh Township -- 5-11, 180 senior

Ryan Stahl, Halifax -- 6-2, 185 senior

Jake Herman, Williams Valley -- 6-0, 180 senior

Ross Eyer, Muncy -- 6-4, 172 sophomore

Specialist

Bryan Hernandez, Steelton-Highspire -- 5-10, 175 senior 

Athlete

Michael DiGregorio, Old Forge -- 5-11, 165 senior

Tate Neiderer, Delone Catholic -- 5-10, 175 senior

Class 2-A

Player of the Year: Gavin Garcia, Southern Columbia

Coach of the Year: Brandon Phillian, Wilmington

Johnny Gilchrist, Riverside -- 5-10, 185 senior

Will Spochart, Berlin Brothersvalley -- 6-3, 175 senior

Logan Pfister, Chestnut Ridge -- 6-2, 189 senior

Jack Krug, Brookville -- 6-0, 195 senior

Running Back

Josh Hough, Beaver Falls -- 6-3, 230 senior

Gavin Garcia, Southern Columbia -- 5-9, 190 junior

Darren Miller, Wilmington -- 5-11, 185 senior

Anthony Stallworth, Farrell -- 6-0, 195 junior

Zack Miller, South Williamsport -- 5-10, 175 senior

Ethan Susen, Wilmington -- 5-9, 170 senior

Wide Receiver

Matt Whysong, Chestnut Ridge -- 6-0, 171 junior

Brice Butler, Farrell -- 5-9, 175 senior

Klay Fitzroy, Apollo-Ridge -- 6-4, 198 senior

Tight End

Mason Leib, Penns Valley -- 6-0, 210 senior 

Offensive Line

Connor Vass-Gal, Wilmington -- 6-2, 320 senior

Gary Satterwhite III, Farrell -- 6-3, 295 senior

Mitchell Myers, Beaver Falls -- 6-2, 222 senior

Jacob Chimiak, Wilmington -- 6-2, 315 senior

Mitch Miles, Laurel -- 6-4, 295 senior

Weston Phanco, Wilmington -- 6-2, 280 senior

Athlete

Zach Mallon, Bellwood-Antis -- 6-2, 190 senior

Kellen Stahl, Richland -- 5-11, 185 junior

Garret Laudenslager, Line Mountain -- 6-2, 200 senior

Spencer Perry, Neshannock -- 6-5, 230 senior

Connor Rager, Richland -- 6-3, 270 senior

Dominick Bridi, Line Mountain -- 6-1, 215 senior

Derek Berlitz, Southern Columbia -- 6-1, 225 junior

Linebacker

Wade Kerstetter, Southern Columbia -- 5-11, 210 senior

Tyler Jones, Beaver Falls -- 5-9, 185 senior

Taidon Strickland, Farrell -- 6-0, 210 junior

Nathan Waltman, Karns City -- 6-5, 240 senior

Ian Eckenrode, Cambria Heights -- 6-1, 195 senior

Diontae Givens, Sto-Rox -- 6-1, 230 senior

Defensive Back

Caelen Bender, Wilmington -- 5-10, 190 senior

Aaron Willis, Windber -- 6-0, 165 senior

Darius Bruce, Westinghouse -- 6-0, 187 senior

Jake Davis, Southern Columbia -- 5-11, 165 senior

Specialist

Brady Glessner, Berlin Brothersvalley -- 5-7, 133 senior

Athlete

Mason Reed, Wilmington -- 6-0, 170 senior

Cole Serfass, Palmerton -- 6-3, 200 sophomore

Class 3-A

Player of the Year: Ameer Dudley, Central Valley

Coach of the Year: Mark Lyons, Central Valley

Michael Henwood, Hickory -- 6-2, 175 senior

K.J. Riley, Danville -- 6-1, 195 senior

Jeff Hoenstine, Central Martinsburg -- 5-10, 171 sophomore

Jake Hall, North Schuylkill -- 6-0, 215 junior

Ameer Dudley, Central Valley -- 6-2, 196 senior

Running Back

Zane Janiszewski, Western Wayne -- 5-11, 195 senior

Matt Frauen, Notre Dame-Green Pond -- 6-1, 190 senior

Rocco Pulizzi, Montoursville -- 6-0, 190 junior

Josh Chowansky, North Schuylkill -- 5-8, 170 junior

Landon Alexander, Central Valley -- 5-11, 181 junior

Wide Receiver

Ramarion Whitehead, Hickory -- 6-1, 165 junior

Damon Gripp, Tyrone -- 6-3, 185 senior

Chad Parton, Salisbury -- 5-11, 180 senior

Carson Persing, Danville -- 5-8, 155 sophomore

Tight End

CJ Dippre, Lakeland -- 6-5, 250 senior

Offensive Line

Dustin Wallace, North Schuylkill -- 6-0, 235 senior

Ian Wright, Athens -- 6-6, 302 senior

Hunter Hanna, Montoursville -- 6-2, 220 junior

Eli Podgorski, South Park -- 6-3, 263 senior

Garrett Bauer, St. Mary's -- 6-1, 268 senior

Jack Feightner, Wyomissing -- 6-2, 200 senior

Athlete

Mercury Swaim, Bedford -- 6-0, 190 junior

Shea Morgan, Pine Grove -- 5-10, 155 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Chase Whatton, Elizabeth-Forward -- 6-4, 235 senior

Devin Atkinson, Lancaster Catholic -- 6-0, 215 senior

Aeden Holler, Loyalsock -- 6-4, 220 senior

Steven Olexy, Wyomissing -- 6-0, 240 senior

Sean Fitzsimmons, Central Valley -- 6-3, 275 junior

Linebacker

Mason Raup, Danville -- 5-11, 175 sophomore

Darren Brunner, Wyomissing -- 6-1, 195 senior

Brody Robinson, Pine Grove -- 5-10, 210 senior

Dylan Bennett, Montoursville -- 6-4, 220 senior

Evan Niedrowski, Wyomissing -- 6-2, 240 senior

Jackson Pryts, Hickory -- 6-4, 205 junior

Defensive Back

Zach Zechman, Wyomissing -- 6-0, 175 senior

Myles Walker, Central Valley -- 5-10, 158 senior 

Steven Ressler, Bedford -- 6-0, 185 senior

Stephon Hall, Central Valley -- 6-2, 177 senior

Specialist

Aidan Cirulli, Wyomissing -- 5-11, 175 senior

Athlete

Jordan Auman, Wyomissing -- 5-11, 170 senior

Dillon Young, Montoursville -- 6-1, 170 senior