Thomas Jefferson RB named top AAA player
Senior running back Brian Baldridge, whose Thomas Jefferson High squad beat Archbishop Wood last week for the PIAA Class AAA state football title, was named the Associated Press Class AAA player of the year award in voting by sports writers and broadcasters.
Senior running back
, whose Thomas Jefferson High squad beat Archbishop Wood last week for the PIAA Class AAA state football title, was named the
Class AAA player of the year award in voting by sports writers and broadcasters.
Local players named to the all-state team include Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Adam Citko, Owen J. Roberts running back Ryan Brumfield, Pottsgrove linebacker Preston Hamlette and Strath Haven linebacker David Alayankian.
Named to the second team were Wood running back Sean Cunningham, Upper Moreland running back Chris Smallwood, special-teamer Rondell White of Bayard Rustin, Academy Park defensive lineman Rick Crane and Strath Haven special-teamer Lonnie Richardson.
The AAA coach of the year is Selinsgrove's Dave Hess, who led his team to a 13-2 record and a spot in the state semifinals despite only three returning offensive starters.
Baldridge rushed for a school-record 2,312 yards and 34 touchdowns, including 120 yards in the 34-7 win over Wood. He's drawing interest from Villanova.
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