Five Warren players named Region 7 All-Stars
The combination of Jake Kupchella, Devin McMeans, Justin Eck, Aidan Morrison and Marvin Bryant were paramount to the turnaround of Warren football this season, leading the Dragons to a 6-4 record.
All were rewarded when the Region 7 All-Star teams came out.
McMeans (wide receiver, safety) and Eck (offensive tackle, defensive tackle) were named First Team on both sides of the ball, while Kupchella was named the First Team quarterback in a vote of region coaches.
Morrison was named Second Team at all three of his positions – middle linebacker, tight end and punter, while Bryant was a Second Team pick as an all-purpose back.
McMeans’ junior season was largely wiped out due to injury, but he came back with a vengeance this season, showing why he is one of Region 7’s best players.
At wide receiver, he was Kupchella’s favorite target with 28 receptions for 660 yards, an average of 23.6 yards per reception and seven touchdowns. On defense, he was second on the team in tackles with 59, while intercepting three passes.
Eck, a Youngsville student, continues the success of the Warren-Youngsville co-op after running back Noah Myers surpassed the 1,400-yard mark a season ago. He was an anchor on the offensive line, part of a unit that opened things up for the Dragons’ vast array of playmakers. On defense, he racked up 46 tackles, nine of which went for loss.
Meanwhile, all Kupchella did was set the Warren single-season passing yardage record with 2,222, a mark previously held by Austin Jerman. He completed 57 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 243 yards and four scores.
Morrison was a record-setter in his own right, shattering the Warren mark for tackles in a season 137, including 13 for loss. He also had a pair of defensive touchdowns on interception and fumble returns, and his one fumble forced (plus recovery) helped lead to the ‘Miracle in Meadville.’
Bryant was a huge weapon in both the running and passing games for the Dragons.
He carried the ball 137 times for 957 yards, an average of 7.0 yards per carry, scoring 12 touchdowns. He was also a big threat in the passing game, with 27 receptions for 471 yards and two scores.
Oil City’s Christian Cole, who set the District 10 single-season rushing record, was named Region 7 Player of the Year.
The full team follows.
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REGION 7 ALL-STARS
Chase Husted DuBois 11 TE
Devin McMeans Warren 12 WR
Eric Schneider DuBois 12 WR
Jake Kupchella Warren 12 QB
Christian Cole Oil City 12 RB
Tynan Mazur Fort LeBoeuf 12 RB
Ben Howe-Jones General McLane 11 AP
Ryan Kulka General McLane 12 OL
Nick Renick General McLane 12 OL
Mario Fontanazza Oil City 10 OL
Dasan Manross Oil City 12 OL
Justin Eck Warren 12 OL
Dylan McCluskey DuBois 12 K
Dylan McCluskey DuBois 12 P
Mario Fontanazza Oil City 10 DL
Ryan Kulka General McLane 12 DL
Blaise Carney DuBois 12 DL
Justin Eck Warren 12 DL
Noah Petro Oil City 11 LB
Dylan McCluskey DuBois 12 LB
Dom West General McLane 12 LB
Nick Renick General McLane 12 LB
Ben Howe-Jones General McLane 11 DB
Davontay Harris Fort LeBoeuf 12 DB
Eric Schneider DuBois 12 DB
Cole Kostovick General McLane 12 DB
Devin McMeans Warren 12 DB
Aidan Morrison Warren 12 TE
Cade Adams Franklin 10 WR
Nate Jones General McLane 11 WR
Ian Haynes Franklin 11 QB
Dom West General McLane 12 RB
Noah Petro Oil City 11 RB
Marvin Bryant Warren 12 AP
Colton Glover Fort LeBoeuf 12 OL
Jordan Frano DuBois 12 OL
Dylan Salsgiver Oil City 12 OL
Johnny Pendleton DuBois 12 OL
Josh Nettles Franklin 11 OL
Luke Dillen General McLane 12 K
Aidan Morrison Warren 12 P
Tom Pollard Meadville 11 DL
Joe Gentile Fort LeBoeuf 11 DL
Jordan Frano DuBois 12 DL
Anthony Stewart Franklin 12 DL
Brayden Crocker Oil City 9 LB
Aidan Morrison Warren12 LB
Christian Cole Oil City 12 LB
Andrew Lichtinger Fort LeBoeuf 11 LB
Dominic Miller Franklin 12 LB
Jontae Brown Meadville 12 DB
CJ Shreffler Oil City 12 DB
Ty Strawbridge Oil City 12 DB
Alex Jarrett Fort LeBoeuf 12 DB
Region champion – General McLane
Region player of the year – Christian Cole, Oil City