Monessen places four on Eastern’s Second Team
The Eastern Conference will hold its annual awards banquet Sunday at the Allegheny Valley Fire Hall and pay homage to the all-conference team, as well as other awards winners.
Clairton, the conference champion that will be playing the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, led the all-conference team with 10 selections on the first two teams and five honorable mention representatives.
Monessen, which finished fifth in the standings, had four players selected to the Second Team and five more get honorable mention.
The conference coaches selected a 27-player First Team and a 25-player Second Team.
Monessen’s Second Team selections were seniors Zach Wheeler (OL), Tyler Mikita (LB) and Rashawn Ford (DL) and junior Derrez Tyree (DL).
Getting honorable mention status for the Greyhounds were seniors Jevante Carlock (WR/DB), Brandon Lenhart (RB/LB) and Noah Rullo (QB), junior Lavelle Rush (WR/DB) and sophomore Jaron Youngblood (WR/DB).
Rullo threw for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns while closing his career as Monessen’s all-time leading passer.
Rush led Monessen in receiving with 15 receptions for 310 yards. He also led the team in scoring with 8 TDs.
Clairton’s First Team selections included Lamont Wade, who made the team on both offense (RB) and defense (DB). Other Bears picked on the First Team are James Hines (WR), Aaron Mathews (WR), Ryan Williams (QB), Israel Melvin (OL), Raymone Clifford (LB) and Will Hampton (DL).
Second Team picks were Harrison Dreher (RB), Tyreike Hammonds (DB) and Jjuan Jackson (LB).
At the banquet, individual honors such as Co-Linemen of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the year will be announced.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or [email protected].