Oil City’s Cole, Franklin’s Haynes Named PA Football Writers All-State in Class 5A

| December 29, 2018


HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Oil City’s Christian Cole and Franklin’s Ian Haynes were named All-State in Class 5A by the Pennsylvania Football Writers Friday.

(Photo of Oil City’s Christian Cole (left) and Franklin’s Ian Haynes. Photo of Cole by Andy Close. Photo of Haynes by Mike Schnelle)

It is the second consecutive year the duo has earned All-State honors.

Cole set the District 10 single-season rushing mark this year going over 3,000 yards while leading the Oilers to their first District 10 title in 20 years.

Haynes, meanwhile, took on more of a leadership role for the Knights this season while again throwing for over 2,000 yards.

Cole and Haynes were the lone two District 10 players on the Class 5A All-State team.

Here is the full Class 5A team.

2018 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM CLASS 5A

OFFENSE

Quarterback
Desman Johnson, Penn Wood – 6-2, 240 junior
Evan Simon, Manheim Central – 6-2, 195 junior
Hollis Mathis, Penn Hills – 6-1, 175 senior
Ian Haynes, Franklin – 6-3, 195 junior

Running Back
Dayjure Stewart, York High – 6-0, 200 senior
Christian Cole, Oil City – 6-1, 205 senior
Derrick Davis, Gateway – 6-1, 185 sophomore
Terry “Tank” Smith, Penn Hills – 5-9, 210 senior
Tyler Flick, Manheim Central – 6-0, 190 senior
Adam Houser, Shippensburg – 5-10, 180 senior

Wide Receiver
Courtney Jackson, Gateway – 6-0, 170 senior
Trey Glass, Warwick – 5-8, 165 junior
Josh Burgess, Great Valley – 6-0, 190 senior
Dante Cephas, Penn Hills – 6-1, 195 senior
Kennedy Poles, Penn Wood – 6-1, 175 senior

Tight End
Hayden Rucci, Warwick – 6-5, 240 senior

Offensive Line
Michael Carmody, Mars – 6-6, 280 junior
Trent Holler, Latrobe – 6-2, 290 senior
Connor Bishop, Archbishop Wood – 6-3, 260 senior
Josh Moore, Wallenpaupack – 6-6, 315 senior
Brock Gingrich, Cocalico – 6-3, 275 junior
Lirion Murtezi, North Hills – 6-3, 295 senior

Athlete
Daequan Hardy, Penn Hills – 5-10, 175 senior
Jaheim Morris, Cedar Cliff – 5-9, 165 junior

Specialist
Gavin Dionisio, Archbishop Ryan – 5-8, 150 senior

DEFENSE

Defensive Line
Chance Smith, Wallenpaupack – 6-3, 270 senior
Nick Coomer, Warwick – 6-4, 285 senior
Justin Resto, Cedar Cliff – 6-1, 235 senior
Sam Mueller, Governor Mifflin – 6-2, 250 senior

Linebacker
Landan Moyer, Manheim Central – 5-9, 190 senior
Donovon Ball, Cedar Cliff – 6-0, 210 senior
Mateo Vandamia, West Allegheny – 6-2, 222 senior
Dylan Urbanowski, Archbishop Wood – 6-1, 205 senior
Matt Feeney, Exeter – 6-1, 225 senior

Defensive Back
Jeremiah Josephs, Gateway – 5-11, 170 senior
Rob Rideout, York High – 6-0, 170 senior
Will Rivers, Manheim Central – 5-7, 145 senior
Konota Gaskins, McKeesport – 6-1, 185 senior
Jalen Goodman, Lower Merion – 5-11, 160 senior

Athlete
Bobby Whalen, Cedar Cliff – 6-1, 175 senior
Noah Palm, Cocalico – 6-0, 190 junior

Player of the Year: Daequan Hardy, Penn Hills
Coach of the Year: Dr. Jon LeDonne, Penn Hills


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