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Here are the best of the best on 'D'

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

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


Andrew Cohen, Council Rock South. For the Golden Hawks, the hard-nosed Cohen, never taking a play off, was a two-way force.

Connor Mahoney, Malvern Prep. Strong and aggressive, the Northwestern recruit was a dependable run-stopper for the Friars.

Mike McGlinchey, Penn Charter. With his imposing frame and nasty streak, McGlinchey is coveted by Division I programs.

Bryan Osei, Abington. Osei, who chipped in as a first-year offensive tackle, is expected to play weakside defensive end at Temple.

Kiser Terry, Neshaminy. After a slow start, Terry made 47 tackles, including 29 solos. He will join Osei on North Broad Street.


P.J. Gallo, Council Rock South. Early on, the Maryland recruit showed a team-first approach by moving from end to linebacker.

Joe Nilan, Malvern Prep. Also a stalwart at fullback, Nilan was named the Inter-Academic League's most valuable player.

Ralph Reeves, North Penn. With his eye-catching hustle, Reeves, a solid short-yardage rusher, was always around the ball.

T.J. White, West Chester Henderson. He has scholarship offers from Bucknell, Villanova, and Western Michigan.

Defensive backs

Dan Gevirtz, North Penn. This do-everything type played a major role in the Knights' turnaround after a 1-2 start.

William Parks, Germantown. The Pittsburgh recruit stood out at no fewer than four positions for the Bears.

Brandon Shippen, Norristown. His speed in the back was key for the Eagles. The Temple recruit also rushed for 1,105 yards.

Nate Smith, Archbishop Wood. With his speed, the West Virginia recruit made countless big plays for the Vikings.


Ben Solis, Council Rock South. He will take his kicking talents to Division I-AA Stony Brook.

All-Southeastern Pa. Defense

First team

Pos.   Player   School   Yr.   Ht.   Wt.   

L   Andrew Cohen   C.R. South   Sr.   6-3   270

L   Connor Mahoney   Malvern Prep   Sr.   6-4   270

L   Mike McGlinchey   Penn Charter   Jr.   6-7   255

L   Bryan Osei   Abington   Sr.   6-2   220

L   Kiser Terry   Neshaminy   Sr.   6-3   220

LB   P.J. Gallo   C.R. South   Sr.   6-4   235

LB   Joe Nilan   Malvern Prep   Sr.   6-0   220

LB   Ralph Reeves   North Penn   Sr.   6-1   220

LB   T.J. White   W.C. Henderson   Sr.   6-2   225

DB   Dan Gevirtz   North Penn   Sr.   5-11   180

DB   William Parks   Germantown   Sr.   6-1   180

DB   Brandon Shippen   Norristown   Sr.   5-10   175

DB   Nate Smith   Archbishop Wood   Sr.   6-0   185

P   Ben Solis   C.R. South   Sr.   5-9   215

Second team

Pos.   Player   School   Yr.   Ht.   Wt.   

L   Tonah Kpassagnon   Wissahickon   Sr.   6-7   245

L   Justin Moody   Geo. Washington   Jr.   6-3   255

L   Max Perisse   W.C. Henderson   Sr.   6-5   240

L   Jihad Ward   Bok   Sr.   6-6   250

L   Shayne Watson   North Penn   Sr.   6-2   225

LB   Sean Burke   La Salle   Sr.   6-0   215

LB   Myles Grasty   Abington   Sr.   6-0   200

LB   Jalen Randolph   Ridley   Sr.   6-1   210

LB   T-J Waters   West Catholic   Sr.   6-4   230

DB   Sean Coleman   La Salle   Jr.   5-9   160

DB   Xavier Ellington   Plym. Whitemarsh   Sr.   5-9   165

DB   Damiere Shaw   Cardinal O'Hara   Sr.   5-10   170

DB   Fred Thorpe   Upper Darby   Sr.   6-1   175

P   Ryan Winslow   La Salle   Jr.   6-5   190

Third team

Pos.   Player   School   Yr.   Ht.   Wt.   

L   Aaron Allison   Frankford   Sr.   6-3   235

L   Derek Brandt   North Penn   Jr.   5-10   220

L   Byron Cooper   Imhotep   Sr.   6-1   190

L   Tyler Hightower   Chestnut Hill Ac.   Sr.   6-1   295

L   P.J. Plummer   Strath Haven   Sr.   6-0   285

LB   Shane Dougherty   Ridley   Jr.   5-11   200

LB   Darren Wright   Bishop McDevitt   Sr.   6-3   230

LB   Eric Medes   St. Joseph's Prep   Sr.   6-3   225

LB   Tyler Morrissey   Springfield (D)   Sr.   6-3   245

DB   Jim Haley   Monsignor Bonner   Jr.   6-2   175

DB   Cedric Madden   Chestnut Hill Ac.   Sr.   5-10   185

DB   Sharif Smith   Furness   Sr.   5-10   190

DB   Javon White   Souderton   Sr.   5-10   185

P   Dave Faraldo   Father Judge   Sr.   6-0   175