FFCS, C-FP players earn Class C honors

Fonda-Fultonville running back Massimo DiCaprio (21) makes a cut behind the block of lineman tykler Schmidtmann during a Class C Central game against Canajoharie-Fort Plain on Oct. 6. DiCaprio was named to the first-team offense as a running back, while Schmidtman was named to the second team as an offensive lineman. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Several area players were among those named to the Section II Class C Central Division all-star team.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Massimo DiCaprio (running back), Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Joe Nare (wide receiver/tight end) and Fonda-Fultonville’s Cade Kearns (offensive line were named to the first-team offense.

Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Brandon Wolfkiel (defensive line) and Fonda-Fultonville’s Brady Myles (defensive back) were named to the first-team defense.

Fonda-Fultonville quarterback John Mancini was named to the second-team offense. Mancini also was a first-team special teams selection as a punter.

Fonda-Fultonville defensive lineman Tom Mauceri and linebacker Tyler Schmidtmann were named to the second-team defense, while Garrett Neff (return specialist) was a first-team special teams selection.

Holy Trinity’s Nacier Hundley was named Player of the Year, while Holy Trinity’s Joe Tortello was named Offensive Player of the Year. Stillwater’s Brian McNeil was named Defensive Player of the Year and Mechanicville’s Dan Motta claimed the Ironman Award.

Stillwater had James Galarneau (quarterback), Mason Seymour (running back), Luc Lescault (running back), Brody Peacock (offensive line) and Jack Richardson (offensive line) named to the first-team offense. Peacock (defensive line) also was named to the second-team defense.

Rounding out the first-team offensive selections were Holy Trinity’s Noah Foster (wide receiver/tight end), Tamarac’s Frank Zotto (wide receiver/tight end), Mechanicville’s Nick Billert (offensive line), Tamarac’s R.J. Doyle (offensive line) and Holy Trinity’s Fred Adrion (offensive line).

Holy Trinity had Todd Williamson (defensive line), Felix Morales (linebacker), Ja-Del Whitford (defensive back), Nelon Priest (defensive back) and Omari Carman (defensive back) named to the first-team defense).

Also named to the first-team defense were Mechanicville’s Jacob Gonzalez (defensive line), Stillwater’s Justyn Kovalsky (defensive line), Tamarac’s Tyler Bogan (linebacker), Stillwater’s Dylan Darrow (linebacker) and Stillwater’s Joe Conti (linebacker). Kovalsky (offensive line) and Conti (running back) also were named to the second-team offense.

Tamarac had quarterback Bo Catherwood, running back Peyton Nelone, running back Jonah Resscott and offensive lineman Sean Pusatear named to the second-team offense.

Rounding out the second-team offense were Mechanicville’s Ryan Robbins (wide receiver/tight end), Holy Trinity’s Tanner Kiser (wide receiver/tight end), Stillwater’s Adam Ploutz (wide receiver/right end), Holy Trinity’s Adi Quinones (offensive line) and Stillwater’s Rhett Mercier (offensive line).

Mechanicville linebackers Luciano D’Ambro and Shawn Farrell were named to the second-team defense, along with Holy Trinity’s Luke Geddies (defensive line) and Anthony Farina (linebacker).

Tamarac’s Jack Mays (defensive line) also was named to the second-team defense.

Holy Trinity kicker Wil Lawson was named first-team special teams, while Mechanicville kicker Jacob LaFountain was named to the second team.

2018 Class C Central Division Football All-Stars

Player of the Year: Nacier Hundley (Holy Trinity)

Offensive Player of the Year: Joe Tortello (Holy Trinity)

Defensive Player of the Year: Brian McNeil (Stillwater)

Ironman Award: Dan Motta (Mechanicville)

First Team Offense

Quarterback: James Galarneau (Stillwater)

Running Back: Mason Seymour (Stillwater), Massimo DiCaprio (Fonda-Fultonville), Luc Lescault (Stillwater)

Wide Receiver/Tight End: Noah Foster (Holy Trinity), Joe Nare (Canajoharie-Fort Plain), Frank Zotto (Tamarac)

Offensive Line: Brody Peacock (Stillwater), Nick Billert (Mechanicville), R.J. Doyle (Tamarac), Cade Kearns (Fonda-Fultonville), Fred Adrion (Holy Trinity), Jack Richardson (Stillwater)

First Team Defense

Defensive Line: Brandon Wolfkiel (Canajoharie-Fort Plain), Jacob Gonzalez (Mechanicville), Justyn Kovalsky (Stillwater), Todd Williamson (Holy Trinity)

Linebacker: Tyler Bogan (Tamarac), Felix Morales (Holy Trinity), Dylan Darrow (Stillwater), Joe Conti (Stillwater)

Defensive Back: Ja-Del Whitford (Holy Trinity), Nelon Priest (Holy Trinity), Brady Myles (Fonda-Fultonville), Omari Carman (Holy Trinity)

Second Team Offense

Quarterback: John Mancini (Fonda-Fultonville), Bo Catherwood (Tamarac)

Running Back: Peyton Nealone (Tamarac), Jonah Resscott (Tamarac), Joe Conti (Stillwater)

Wide Receiver/Tight End: Ryan Robbins (Mechanicville), Tanner Kiser (Holy Trinity), Adam Ploutz (Stillwater)

Offensive Line: Adi Quinones (Holy Trinity), Sean Pusatear (Tamarac), Justyn Kovalsky (Stillwater), Rhett Mercier (Stillwater)

Second Team Defense

Defensive Line: Tom Mauceri (Fonda-Fultonville), Luke Geddies (Holy Trinity), Jack Mays (Tamarac), Brody Peacock (Stillwater)

Linebacker: Luciano D’Ambro (Mechanicville), Anthony Farina (Holy Trinity), Tyler Schmidtmann (Fonda-Fultonville), Shawn Farrell (Mechanicville)

Special Teams

First Team

Kicker: Wil Lawson (Holy Trinity)

Punter: John Mancini (Fonda-Fultonville)

Return Specialist: Garrett Neff (Fonda-Fultonville)

Second Team

Kicker: Jacob LaFountain (Mechanicville)

By Paul Wager

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