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A look at the first-team offense

Here's a closer look at the players named to the first-team offense on The Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania football team. Linemen

Here's a closer look at the players named to the first-team offense on The Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania football team.


Dave Bowen, Radnor. A lot of the Red Raiders' running plays went behind this late bloomer. Bowen is ticketed for Boston College.

J.J. Denman, Pennsbury. With his muscle and nasty streak, Denman has landed four Division I-A scholarship offers.

Chase Hoyt, West Chester Rustin. Strong and versatile, Hoyt is fielding offers from Monmouth, Stony Brook, and Towson.

Will Kye, North Penn. Kye did a solid job of opening holes for 1,000-yard rushers Craig Needhammer and Dom Taggart.

Frank Taylor, Archbishop Wood. Behind the rising junior, who bench-presses 325 pounds and squats 350, the Vikings averaged 36.5 points.


Ryan Laughlin, Cardinal O'Hara. Strong-armed and accurate, Laughlin threw for 1,564 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 outings.

Running backs

Ryan Brumfield, Owen J. Roberts. With 2,844 yards this season, Brumfield finished as the state's No. 2 all-time rusher (8,595).

Matt Craig, Springfield (Delco). Quick and elusive, Craig netted 2,013 yards and 35 TDs. He averaged 8.8 yards per carry.

Drew Harris, Downingtown East. In sparking the Cougars to a 10-3 record, he rushed 246 times for 1,930 yards and 27 TDs.

Rashaad Williams, Central Bucks West. With his vision and open-field moves, Williams racked up 2,056 yards and 20 TDs.

Tight end

Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood. A standout on both sides of the ball, Thompson has offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.

Wide receivers

Dexter Bridge, Conestoga. Bridge, defended tightly on every play, made an area-best 55 catches for 746 yards and 12 TDs.

Dion Shaw, Ridley. Shaw, who had 27 catches for 508 yards and four scores, also stood out as a cornerback and kick returner.


Jamal Abdur-Rahman, La Salle. The Villanova recruit, also a stellar cornerback and return man, rushed for 1,755 yards and 24 TDs.

Desmon Peoples, Archbishop Wood. Before going down with a foot injury, Peoples gained 1,349 yards and posted 25 TDs.


Ben Solis, Council Rock South. Also a punter, he drilled six field goals, including a 37-yarder, and converted 45 of 49 extra-point tries.

- Rick O'Brien

All-Southeastern Pa. Offense

First team

Pos.   Player   School   Ht.   Wt.   Yr.   

L   Dave Bowen   Radnor   6-7   270   Sr.

L   J.J. Denman   Pennsbury   6-6   305   Jr.

L   Chase Hoyt   W.C. Rustin   6-4   260   Sr.

L   Will Kye   North Penn   5-11   245   Sr.

L    Frank Taylor    Archbishop Wood    6-4    275   Jr.

QB    Ryan Laughlin    Cardinal O'Hara    6-2    200   Sr.

RB    Ryan Brumfield    Owen J. Roberts    5-10    175   Sr.

RB    Matt Craig    Springfield (Delco)   5-10   190   Sr.

RB   Drew Harris   Downingtown East   6-1   190   Jr.

RB   Rashaad Williams   Central Bucks West   5-8   175   Sr.

TE    Colin Thompson    Archbishop Wood    6-5    245   Jr.

WR    Dexter Bridge    Conestoga    6-2    195   Sr.

WR    Dion Shaw    Ridley    6-1    190   Sr.

AP    J. Abdur-Rahman    La Salle    5-10    170   Sr.

AP    Desmon Peoples    Archbishop Wood    5-8    170   Jr.

PK    Ben Solis    Council Rock South    5-9    215   Jr.

Second team

Pos.   Player   School   Ht.   Wt.   Yr.   

L    B. Arcidiacano    Archbishop Wood    6-6    235    Jr.

L    Jared Carp    Council Rock South    6-2    215    Sr.

L    Connor Mahoney    Malvern Prep    6-4    270    Jr.

L    Chris Muller    Boyertown    6-6    295    Jr.

L    Brendan Walsh    Garnet Valley    6-3    240    Sr.

QB    John Loughery    Penn Charter    6-5    225    Sr.

RB    Mark Damirgian    Council Rock South    6-0    220    Sr.

RB    Thurman Fortune    Strath Haven    5-8    170    Sr.

RB    Brandon Hollomon    West Catholic    5-11    155    Sr.

RB    Craig Needhammer    North Penn    5-8    170    Sr.

TE    Jim Lynch    West Catholic    6-4    210    Sr.

WR    Daquan Cooper    George Washington    5-10    165    Sr.

WR    Anthony Nash    W.C. Rustin    6-5    175    Jr.

AP    Kayvon Greene    Pottsgrove    6-2    215    Sr.

AP    Brandon Peoples    Archbishop Wood    5-10    175    Jr.

PK    Christian Guinan    Chestnut Hill Acad.    6-4    200    Sr.

Third team

Pos.   Player   School   Ht.   Wt.   Yr.   

L    Bill Kim    Upper Dublin    5-11    210   Sr.

L    Chris Kutsubos    Neshaminy    6-0    285   Jr.

L    Zack McMenamin    Interboro    5-10    235   Sr.

L    Tyler Ramirez    Monsignor Bonner    6-0    300   Jr.

L    Casey Strus    Cardinal O'Hara    5-11    245   Sr.

QB    Ryan Egolf    Bishop Shanahan    6-1    190   Jr.

RB    Blair Brooks    Conestoga    5-8    185   Sr.

RB    K. Nottingham    Penn Wood    5-10    215   Sr.

RB    Shahaid Smith    Ridley    5-7    155   Sr.

RB    Terrance Stafford    Dobbins    6-0   210   Sr.

TE    Drew Formica    Cardinal O'Hara    6-1    210   Sr.

WR    Ronnie Gillespie    Upper Perkiomen    5-10    160   Jr.

WR    Kyle Kerrick    Coatesville    6-3    195   Jr.

AP    Sam Funk    Owen J. Roberts    6-1    220   Sr.

AP    Brandon Pepper    Pennsbury    6-0    190   Sr.

PK    Jeff Wolf    Souderton    5-7    140   So.

AP - all-purpose

- Rick O'Brien