Oil City Grad Reed Earns Honorable Mention PAC Honors at Grove City

| November 15, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. (EYT) -Oil City graduate Quinton Reed, a senior nose tackle, was one of 11 Grove City football players who earned All-President’s Athletic Conference honors Tuesday.

(Photo: Ethan Conto of Karns City (left) and Quinton Reed of Oil City (right) from Grove City were named Honorable Mention All-PAC in football Tuesday)

Reed, who started all 10 games along the defensive line, made 34 stops while also anchoring the Wolverines’ three-man defensive line. He was an Honorable Mention selection.

Also earning an Honorable Mention nod was Karns City graduate Ethan Conto, a junior safety.

Conto played both safety and linebacker in Grove City’s revamped defense this season. He ranked second on the team with 64 total tackles while also forcing two fumbles. Conto intercepted one pass, recorded a sack and broke up six passes.

Additional honorees for the Wolverines included:

Freshman wide receiver Cody Gustafson, who earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year honors, becoming the first Grove City player to earn that award.
Gustafson caught 58 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns this season. He ranked third in the conference in receiving yards and fourth in catches. Gustafson matched Grove City’s single-game record by catching 15 passes November 4 against Bethany. He closed the 2017 season last Saturday with five catches for 151 yards in the Wolverines’ 51-21 win at Thiel in the 34th Mercer County Cup game.

A three-time PAC Rookie of the Week honoree this season, Gustafson caught a 92-yard touchdown pass at Thiel, which marked the second-longest pass in program history. It is also the longest scrimmage play in the conference this season.

Senior guard Daniel Sedjo and senior defensive end Jacob Armbrecht both earned Second Team All-PAC honors.

Sedjo started all 10 games in 2017 while anchoring a young Grove City offensive line. He started nine games at right guard and one game at center. His work helped the Wolverines to average 434 offensive yards per game over the final month of the season, including a pair of 500-yard efforts to close the season. Sedjo, a team co-captain, started at guard and center throughout each of the last three seasons.

Armbrecht ranked fourth in the conference with 15.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded 5.5 quarterback sacks this season and finished with 48 total tackles. Armbrecht started each of the last three seasons and served as a team co-captain this year.

Joining Reed and Conto on the Honorable Mention team were sophomore kicker Mitch Causer, freshman linebacker Carl Jaszcar, freshman safety Patrick Mark, sophomore running back Wesley Schools, senior linebacker Andrew Seifert and sophomore tackle Salvatore Spinosa.

Causer led the conference in field goal accuracy by going 7 for 9 (77.8 percent). He ranked second on the team with 46 total points as he also went 25 for 28 on extra points. Causer’s seven field goals are the most by a Grove City kicker since Chris Haley kicked seven in 2007.

Jaszcar started nine games at inside linebacker for Grove City and led the Wolverines with 81 total tackles. He had 2.5 sacks and five total tackles for loss. Like Gustafson, Jaszcar earned the conference’s Rookie of the Week award three times this season.

Mark moved into the starting lineup early in the season at strong safety and finished with 46 tackles.

Schools ran for 1,266 yards and a dozen touchdowns this season. In conference play, he led all league backs with 1,163 yards in eight games. He capped the 2017 season with 271 yards in Saturday’s victory at Thiel. Schools now has 2,169 career yards, which is No. 6 all-time at Grove City.

After starting at strong safety in each of his first three seasons, Seifert moved to strongside linebacker in 2017. He ranked second on the team with three sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Seifert also intercepted a pass and finished with 52 total stops, third-highest on the team.

Spinosa started all 10 games at left tackle this year after making eight starts at guard and tackle as a rookie in 2016. He joined Sedjo in helping the Grove City offensive line emerge as one of the conference’s top units over the second half of the season.

Grove City finished 4-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference this season under second-year head coach Andrew DiDonato. The Wolverines posted a four-game improvement in conference play from last season.

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