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FFCS players earn Class C South honors

December 3, 2012
The Leader Herald

Several Fonda-Fultonville football players were among those honored on the recently announced Section II Class C South Division all-star team.

A total of 13 FFCS players were named either first- or second-team all-stars.

Running back Pat Hart, wide receiver Brandon Baker, guard Dom Neri and tackle Tyler Cranker were named to the first-team offense for the Braves.

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Fonda-Fultonville’s Pat Hart (22) breaks a long run around the right side against Cobleskill-Richmondville on Oct. 6 at John G. Boshart Field at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Also named to the first-team offense were Chatham quarterback Tyler VanBrunt, Chatham running back R.J. Sardo and Watervliet running back Nick Bowen.

Rounding out the first-team offense were wide receivers Anthony Chicazia (Taconic Hills) and Jon Mackerer (Chatham); center Danny Kneller (Chatham); guards Pete Howes (Chatham) and Darrin Giametta (Watervliet); tackle Eric McCollum (Voorheesville). Frank Capone (Watervliet) was named iron man.

Chatham's Jesse Whiteman was named the Class C South Division's Most Valuable Player. Watervliet's Taylor Dockstader was named the South Division Offensive Player of the Year, while Chatham's Al Kelly was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Linebacker Zac Nowak, defensive back Kevin Twardzik, defensive linemen Will Turner, defensive back Ryan Derby, defensive lineman Eric Moyer and punter Jake Sammons all were named to the first-team defense for Fonda-Fultonville.

Also named to the second-team defense were linebackers Garret Simmons (Taconic Hills), Anthony Mosca (Watervliet) and Nick Shaw (Chatham); defensive backs Logan Miller (Watervliet) and Tyler VanBrunt (Chatham); defensive linemen Steve Munson (Chatham) and Zeb Romano (Watervliet)

Watervliet kicker James Cavallaro and Taconic Hills returner Ryan Albright also were named first-team all-stars.

Fonda-Fultonville quarterback Russ Williams was named a second-team all-star along with center Zak Shaw.

Rounding out the second-team offensive all-stars were running backs Tyler Rivera (Chatham), Garrett Simmons (Taconic Hills) and Frank Capone (Watervliet); wide receivers Anthony Mosca (Watervliet), Mickey Knight (Voorheesville) and Logan Miller (Watervliet); offensive linemen Jared Giametta (Watervliet), Mike Baker (Voorheesville), William Baker (Taconic Hills), Paul Gordon (Watervliet), Andrew Halse (Coxsackie-Athens), Kevin LeClair (Chatham) and Zeb Romano (Watervliet); and iron man Derek Shellogg (Coxsackie-Athens).

In addition to being named a first-team all-star as a punter, Sammons earned second-team honors for FFCS as a defensive back.

Fonda-Fultonville linebacker Josh Maybury also was named a second-team defensive all-star.

Also named to the second-team defense were linebackers Peter Palleschi (Chatham), Joe Testa (Chatham) and Paul Gordon (Watervliet); defensive back Amani Parker (Watervliet); defensive linemen William Baker (Taconic Hills), Paul Cusak (Watervliet), Tyler Smith (Watervliet), Matt Schaefer (Chatham) and Dylan Smith (Coxsackie-Athens).

Watervliet punter Tyler Touzin, Taconic Hills kicker Anthony Chicazia and Watervliet returner Jordan Gleason also were named second-team all-stars.

Class C South All-Stars

MVP: Jesse Whiteman (Chatham)

Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Dockstader (Watervliet)

Defensive Player of the Year: Al Kelly (Chatham)

First Team Offense

Quarterback: Tyler VanBrunt (Chatham)

Running back: Pat Hart (Fonda-Fultonville), R.J. Sardo (Chatham), Nick Bowen (Watervliet)

Wide receiver: Brandon Baker (Fonda-Fultonville), Anthony Chicazia (Taconic Hills), Jon Mackerer (Chatham)

Center: Danny Kneller (Chatham)

Guard: Dom Neri (Fonda-Fultonville), Pete Howes (Chatham), Darrin Giametta (Watervliet)

Tackle: Tyler Cranker (Fonda-Fultonville), Eric McCollum (Voorheesville)

Iron Man: Frank Capone (Watervliet)

First Team Defense

Linebacker: Zac Nowak (Fonda-Fultonville), Garret Simmons (Taconic Hills), Anthony Mosca (Watervliet), Nick Shaw (Chatham)

Secondary: Kevin Twardzik (Fonda-Fultonville), Logan Miller (Watervliet), Tyler VanBrunt (Chatham), Ryan Derby (Fonda-Fultonville)

Defensive line: Will Turner (Fonda-Fultonville), Steve Munson (Chatham), Eric Moyer (Fonda-Fultonville), Zeb Romano (Watervliet)

Kicker: James Cavallaro (Watervliet)

Punter: Jake Sammons (Fonda-Fultonville)

Returner: Ryan Albright (Taconic Hills)

Second Team Offense

Quarterback: Russ Williams (Fonda-Fultonville)

Running back: Tyler Rivera (Chatham), Garrett Simmons (Taconic Hills), Frank Capone (Watervliet)

Wide receiver: Anthony Mosca (Watervliet), Mickey Knight (Voorheesville), Logan Miller (Watervliet)

Center: Jared Giametta (Watervliet), Zak Shaw (Fonda-Fultonville)

Guard: Mike Baker (Voorheesville), William Baker (Taconic Hills), Paul Gordon (Watervliet), Andrew Halse (Coxsackie-Athens)

Tackle: Kevin LeClair (Chatham), Zeb Romano (Watervliet)

Iron Man: Derek Shellogg (Coxsackie-Athens)

Second Team Defense

Linebacker: Peter Palleschi (Chatham), Joe Testa (Chatham), Josh Maybury (Fonda-Fultonville), Paul Gordon (Watervliet)

Secondary: Amani Parker (Watervliet), Jake Sammons (Fonda-Fultonville)

Defensive line: William Baker (Taconic Hills), Paul Cusak (Watervliet), Tyler Smith (Watervliet), Matt Schaefer (Chatham), Dylan Smith (Coxsackie-Athens)

Kicker: Anthony Chicazia (Taconic Hills)

Punter: Tyler Touzin (Watervliet)

Returner: Jordan Gleason (Watervliet)



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