Five Warren players named Region 7 All-Stars

Justin Eck (72)

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

First team

Offense

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

Special teams

Dylan McCluskey DuBois 12 K

Dylan McCluskey DuBois 12 P

Defense

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

Second team

Offense

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

Special teams

Luke Dillen General McLane 12 K

Aidan Morrison Warren 12 P

Defense

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

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