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Rosters Announced For The 2023 PSFCA East-West, All-Star Game

The rosters were released Saturday morning for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West, All-Star games.

This year the games will be held on Sunday, May 21 at Bishop McDevitt’s Rocco Ortenzio Stadium in Dauphin County. Kickoff for the 1-3A game is noon, and the kickoff for the 4-6A game is 5 p.m.

District 11 is well represented. We break down by position all the District 11 players who made the Big-Small Teams.

We start with Nick Frame from Northern Lehigh. He led his team to two consecutive District 11 titles and advanced to the PIAA 1A quarterfinals, losing a heartbreaker to eventual 1A State Champions, Steelton-Highspire. Frame passed for 1,243 yards and 12 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,105 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Jake Fotta led Emmaus with 2,098 yards passing and 34 touchdowns.

Izaiah Ramos of Northern Lehigh was a versatile player that played different positions through the year.

A key piece to Northwestern Lehigh’s success is Cade Christopher. Listed as a receiver in the East-West game, Cade rushed for 1,886 yards and 27 touchdowns. He threw for 799 yards and 11 scores. He also had three kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return touchdown.

Daniel Lucykanish of Palmerton Area caught 53 passes for 893 yards and 11 touchdowns.

A pair of lineman from Notre Dame of Green Pond were selected to play in this year’s East-West Small School game. They are
Kendrick Eure and Evan Strand (2nd team all-league OL) who helped anchor Notre Dame’s offensive line.

Steven Davis of North Schuylkill a two-way lineman, had 70 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and five sacks from defensive end position for District 11 runners-up. He was one of the top lineman in Schuylkill county. He also had a long interception return for a touchdown in the win over Northern Lehigh.

Justis Troutman of Tri-Valley is a big, physical offensive lineman (center). He directed the Dawgs’ rushing attack from his center position. He also had 56 tackles from the defensive tackle position.

Sean Wilson of Easton Area was named 1st team defensive line EPC All-League.

The defensive line is stacked with District 11 player. A pair of players from Mahanoy Area and Northern Lehigh lead the way. David Sanchez of Mahanoy Area was named 1st team OL Schuylkill League North and offensive lineman of the year. He had 21 total tackles and on defense.

Louis Frye of Mahanoy Area had 60 total tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks.

AJ Jimenez and Jayden Krempasky were a force for the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs. Jimenez led the Bulldogs in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks. He finished the season with 89 tackles, ten sacks and 23 tackles for loss.

Ezi Hite of Williams Valley was named Schuylkill League North 1st team at defensive end. He had 46 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and three sacks.

Ethan Karpowich of Northern Lehigh was the leader of the Bulldogs defense. Karpowich finished the season with 77 tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss, one interception and one defensive touchdown.

Brock Polinsky of Minersville led his team with 113 (48 solo) tackles from his safety spot while leading the area in interceptions with eight. He also had eight pass breakups and three caused fumbles.

Nick Frame of Northern Lehigh could see some action on the defensive side also.

Jalen Fletcher of Freedom was first-team all-league selection on offense, Fletcher ran for 1,422 yards and 22 touchdowns. He led Freedom back to the District 11 championship game, where the team finished with a 10-3 record.

Alexie Sangster Jr. of Freedom had 75 total tackles.

Nakhi Bullock of Parkland had 29 total tackles, one tackle for loss, and two interceptions.

Gryffin Mitstifer of Parkland was one of the top kickers in Eastern Pennsylvania. He kicked nine of ten, with a 43-yard longest kick. He had 82 scoring points and 24 touchbacks. He was 55 of 56 on extra points.

Small School:
Andy Cerco of Salisbury
Paul Babinsky, Mahanoy Area

Big School:
Matt Senneca of Whitehall/Easton Area
Shawn Daignault of Liberty


2023 PSFCA Small School East Team
Position First Name Last Name High School District
QB Xander Menapace Hamburg Area 3
QB Nick Frame Northern Lehigh 11
RB Ty-Brown Stauffer Danville 4
RB Pierce Mason Hamburg 3
ATH Izaiah Ramos Northern Lehigh 11
ATH Matthew Scicchitano Mount Carmel Area 4
WR Carson Persing Danville 4
WR Garrett Varano Mount Carmel Area 4
WR Cade Christopher Northwestern Lehigh 11
WR Daniel Lucykanish Palmerton Area 11
OL Chris Treshock Southern Columbia 4
OL Declan Aikens Danville 4
OL Kendrick Eure Notre Dame Green Pond 11
OL Steven Davis North Schuylkill 11
OL Justis Troutman Tri-Valley 11
OL Nicholas Nestico Mount Carmel 4
OL Evan Strand Notre Dame Green Pond 11
DT David Sanchez Mahanoy Area 11
DT Louis Frye Mahanoy Area 11
DT Jayden Krempasky Northern Lehigh 11
DE Charles Sheppard Hamburg Area 3
DE AJ Jimenez Northern Lehigh 11
DE Eziriah Hite Williams Valley 11
ILB Samuel Hobbs Neumann Gorretti 12
ILB Mason Raup Danville 4
OLB Ethan Karpowich Northern Lehigh 11
OLB Wes Barnes Southern Columbia 4
DB Daquan McGraw Steel-High 3
DB Appleby Bam Appleby Steel-High 3
DB Brock Polinsky Minersville Area 11
RB/DB Josiah Jordan Berks Catholic 3
SAF Nick Frame Northern Lehigh 11
SAF Michael Farronato Mount Carmel 4
K/P Ian Levering Wyomissing 3
K/P Andrew Kurtas Berks Catholic 3
LS Brock Kistler Wyomissing 3
2023 Small East Coaching Staff School – District
Head Coach Matt Gingrich Annville-Cleona 3
Assistant Stan Yanoski Mid Valley 2
Assistant Matt Hoffert Hamburg 3
Assistant Andy Cerco Sailsbury 11
Assistant Paul Babinsky Mahanoy 11
Assistant Mike Kogut Bloomsburg 4



2023 PSFCA Big School East Team
Position First Name Last Name High School District
QB Jake Fotta Emmaus 11
QB Harrison Susi Coatesville 1
RB Ethan Shine Central Bucks East 1
RB Andre Weidman Ephrata 3
WR Connor Shamany Hazleton Area 2
WR Asir Moore Imhotep Charter 12
WR Shaun Purvy Souderton Area 1
WR Braden Cummings Elizabethtown 3
ATH Matthew Cusatis Hazleton Area 2
ATH Nico Bossi Abington Heights 2
OL Anthony Caccese Exeter Township 3
OL Liam Powers Central Bucks East 1
OL Ethan Speece Wyoming Area 2
OL John Jones Crestwood 2
OL Luke Zlogar Central Dauphin 3
OL Sean Wilson Easton Area 11
OL Brian Cherry Cheltenham 1
DT Kyree Butler Upper Dublin 1
DT Jabree Davis Chester 1
DT David Nguyen Frankford 12
DE Kion Wright Cheltenham 1
DE Chuckie Drain Cocalico 3
DE Riley Hackett Upper Dublin 1
ILB Rocco Daugherty Manheim Central 3
ILB Kade Werner Bishop McDevitt 3
OLB Zach Zollers Spring-Ford 1
OLB Razay Bowles Susquehanna Township 2
CB Jalen Fletcher Freedom 11
CB Ian Amegatcher Central Dauphin East 3
CB Nakhi Bullock Parkland 11
CB Corey Wright-Downing Imhotep Charter 12
S Daimon Jacobs West Chester Rustin 1
S Alexie Sangster Jr. Freedom 11
K/P Ty Quintois Souderton Area 1
K/P Gryffin Mitstifer Parkland 11
LS Chris Smolenak Crestwood 2
2023 Big East Coaching Staff School – District
Head Coach Matt Ortega Coatesville 1
Assistant Tom Hetrick CB South 1
Assistant John Lorchak Muhlenberg 3
Assistant Matt Senneca Whitehall 11
Assistant Shawn Daignault Beth. Liberty 11
Assistant Paul Russick Honesdale 2



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