Albaugh an all-star
Sheffield’s Cale Albaugh has been selected to take part in the third annual Frank Varischetti All-Star game in Brockway June 29.
The game pits teams consisting of graduated seniors from the Allegheny Mountain League and Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference, who were nominated and selected by the respective leagues’ head coaches, against each other.
The senior quarterback threw for over 1,000 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2017. The Wolverine standout has also been selected for the annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic game Aug. 4 in Bradford.
The AML includes Bradford, Brockway, Curwensville, Elk County Catholic, Kane, Ridgway, Cameron County, Coudersport, Otto-Eldred, Port Allegany, Sheffield and Smethport. The KSAC is made up of Brookville, Clarion, Karns City, Moniteau, Punxsutawney, St Marys, Clarion-Limestone, Keystone, Redbank Valley and Union/AC Valley.
Nick LaBella, who coached Otto-Eldred to an AML North title and berth in the league championship game, will coach the AML team while Scott Park of Brookville, who led the Raiders to a 9-2 mark, will lead the KSAC squad.
The AML boasts eight all-staters: John Eakin of Bradford; Nick Stewart and Josh Terry of Curwensville; Reed Williams, Erik DeLong and Ray Maze of Kane, and Neil MacDonald and Johnny Mitchell of Ridgway. The KSAC’s all-staters are Spencer Miller and Zak Bauer of Clarion, Kyle Kerle and Brenden Makray of Clarion-Limestone and Logan Minich of Redbank Valley.
The AML won last year’s contest, 38-10, and prevailed in the inaugural game in 2016, 27-20.
The Frank Varischetti Foundation, with support from the Brockway Gridiron Association and the Brockway Area School District, is hosting the event. In addition to showcasing the best football talent in District 9, scholarships will be awarded by Game Sponsors to several players at halftime.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, and coincides with Brockway’s annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.