Both Brookville and Clarion-Limestone, runners-up in their respective divisions in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference, brought home plenty of all-conference awards after the annual league all-conference meeting Sunday.
In the six-team Big School Division with the currently unbeaten Clarion, Karns City, Moniteau and Punxsutawney, the Raiders grabbed a combined seven spots from six different players along with earning two of the three major awards.
Junior Bryan Dworek claimed the division’s Offensive MVP award after a record-breaking season at receiver. He finished with 85 catches for 1,406 yards and 21 touchdowns, all obviously Raiders’ single-season records. Dworek was the fourth D9 receiver in history to go over 1,400 yards and now he ranks fourth behind DuBois’ Kyle Hopson (1,665 yards last year) and Port Allegany’s Nick Conway (1,482) and Tyce Miller (1,425), who both did that in 2012.
Dworek’s 21 TDs is the second-most in D9 history behind Conway’s 24.
Dworek garnered all-conference recognition at receiver and safety on defense.
His senior teammate John Frank got the nod as the Lineman of the Year. Frank took limited snaps offensively, but did catch six passes for 99 yards out of the tight end spot, but he did most of his damage on defense where from his defensive end spot he led the Raiders with 8.7 tackles per game and 15 sacks to go along with 11 other tackles for losses.
Four other Raiders earned all-conference spots, including freshman quarterback Jack Krug who also rewrote the team’s record books after passing for 2,856 yards and 40 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He goes into next season already as the fourth-leading passing yardage leader in Raiders history.
Senior running back Brandon McGranor, who ran for 986 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning all-conference honors.
Also on offense, sophomore Colby Whitehill earned a spot on the interior line while senior Tyler Park, the team’s second-leading tackler at 7.2 stops per game, got a spot at linebacker.
The Lions landed 12 all-conference spots with eight different players in the Small School Division, led by Defensive MVP Riley Hummell. Although he ran for over 800 yards and had over 700 receiving yards, Hummell’s work at linebacker on defense earned him the MVP. He led the Lions in tackles at 8.8 per game, sacks with six and recovered a team-high three fumbles.
Hummell earned all-conference spots at running back and linebacker along with punter.
Joining Hummell on the offensive side of the ball were six other Lions, including senior quarterback Brenden Makray who set the team’s single-season (2,785) and career passing yardage (4,702) marks this season.
Makray’s top receiving target and the Lions’ first 1,000-yard receiver in Kyle Kerle (45 catches, 1,165 yards, 14 TDs) and slotback Ayden Wiles (715 yards rushing, 11 TDs) were all-conference picks as well as to of their offensive line teammates in senior Christian Smith and sophomore Ben Smith, and sophomore tight end Mitch Knepp.
The Lions landed four defensive spots with Hummell at linebacker, Knepp at defensive end, Kerle at safety and junior lineman Justin Goodman, who averaged 6.3 tackles per game with 10 tackles for losses.
Offensive MVP: Bryan Dworek, Brookville.
Defensive MVP: Zak Bauer, Clarion.
Lineman of the Year: John Frank, Brookville.
Interior Line: Zak Bauer, Clarion; James Parenti, Moniteau; Colt Stimmell, Clarion; Nathan Boomhouer, Karns City; Colby Whitehill, Brookville.
Slot Back: Nick Martino, Moniteau; Clay Garing, Karns City.
Running back: Dalton Beham, Karns City; Brandon McGranor, Brookville; Colton Rapp, Clarion.
Wide Receiver: Bryan Dworek, Brookville; Tyler Richardson, Punxsutawney.
Fullback: Sebastian Troutman, Karns City.
Tight End: Thomas Wurster, Clarion.
Quarterback: Jack Krug, Brookville.
Line: Nick Porciello, Clarion; Carl Medsger, Punxsutawney; James Parenti, Moniteau; Blaine Wilson, Karns City.
End: John Frank, Brookville; Thomas Wurster, Clarion.
Linebacker: Zak Bauer, Clarion; Sebastian Troutman, Karns City; Tyler Park, Brookville; Stone Smith, Punxsutawney.
Cornerback: Sterling Conner, Clarion; Alex Gianvito, Punxsutawney.
Safety: Spencer Miller, Clarion; Bryan Dworek, Brookville.
Return Specialist: Manny McLean, Moniteau; Sterling Conner, Clarion.
Punter: Tim Beimel, St. Marys; Spencer Miller, Clarion.
Place-Kicker: Archer Mills, Clarion.
Quarterback: Dylan Ishman, Punxsutawney; Spencer Miller, Clarion.
Offensive MVP: Clint Thurston, Redbank Valley.
Defensive MVP: Riley Hummell, C-L.
Lineman of the Year: Logan Minich, Redbank Valley.
Interior Line: Logan Minich, Redbank Valley; Joe Dehart, Union/ACV; Christian Smith, C-L; Ben Smith, C-L; Zack Kellerman, Keystone.
Slot Back: Corey Rapp, Keystone; Ayden Wiles, C-L; Brock Barrett, Redbank Valley.
Running Back: Clint Thurston, Redbank Valley; Riley Hummell, C-L; Greg Duncan, Union/ACV.
Wide Receiver: Kyle Kerle, C-L; Chase Wiles, Redbank Valley.
Fullback: Jeffery Ginn, Union/ACV.
Tight End: Mitch Knepp, C-L.
Quarterback: Brenden Makray, C-L.
Line: Clint Thurston, Redbank Valley; Justin Goodman, C-L; Zack Kellerman, Keystone.
End: Mitch Knepp, C-L; Joe Dehart, Union/ACV.
Linebacker: Riley Hummell, C-L; Logan Minich, Redbank Valley; Isaac Yoder, Union/ACV; Hunter Wiles, Redbank Valley.
Cornerback: Corey Rapp, Keystone; Keaton Kahle, Redbank Valley.
Safety: Kyle Kerle, C-L; Brock Barrett, Redbank Valley.
Return Specialist: Corey Rapp, Keystone.
Punter: Riley Hummell, C-L.
Place-Kicker: Clint Thurston, Redbank Valley.
Quarterback: Nate Wingard, Keystone.
Defensive back: Greg Duncan, Union/ACV