Knowles, Disshon earn all-star nods
A pair of Sheffield football players were selected to District 9 Small School North all-star team.
Offensive lineman Nick Knowles and linebacker Jacob Disshon were selected as part of the division’s first-ever all-star squad.
Knowles was a four-year starter on the o-line for the Wolverines. This year, the senior anchored the line and delivered at least seven pancake blocks during the year.
Disshon was a force for Sheffield defensively. He racked up 78 total tackles on the year, with 22 for loss. He also added three sacks on the season.
Smethport and Coudersport dominated play during the inaugural District 9 Small School North division season, with the Hubbers taking the division, and the Falcons winning the league title.
That dominance was reflected in the all-star roster as the two teams combined for an impressive 19 all-star selections.
Smethport’s Blake Kinner was the Offensive MVP, with Otto-Eldred’s Chris Connelly taking home Defensive MVP honors.
The full team follows.
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District 9 Small School North All-star team
Quarterback: Grant Ognen, Smethport
Running back: Stephen Kelly, Coudersport; Blake Kinner, Smethport
Wide receiver: Alex Sanderson, Smethport; Chris Connelly, Otto-Eldred; Cameron Magee, Otto-Eldred; Chase Sebastian, Otto-Eldred
Tight end: Dale Burdick, Smethport
Offensive line: Elijah Ayers, Coudersport; Brandon Goss, Coudersport; Ian Woodruff, Smethport; Bradley LaFleur, Smethport; Nick Knowles, Sheffield
Return specialist: Braedon Johnson, Smethport
Place kicker: Noah Costa, Smethport
Defensive line: Dalton Distrola, Port Allegany; Travis Gleason, Coudersport; Brandt Kightlinger, Coudersport; Trey Lee, Otto-Eldred; Brady Valerius, Otto-Eldred
Linebackers: Hayden Keck, Coudersport; Kolby VanWhy, Coudersport; Travis Cooney, Smethport; Jacob Disshon, Sheffield
Cornerback: Logan Christie, Smethport; Cole Sebastian, Otto-Eldred
Safety: Dillon Keglovits, Coudersport; Nathan Hollowell, Smethport
Punter: Ebon Jackson, Cameron County
Running back: Joshua Rees, Port Allegany
Cornerback: Nick Peters, Cameron County
Offensive lineman of the year: Elijah Ayers, Coudersport
Defensive lineman of the year: Travis Gleason, Coudersport; Trey Lee, Otto-Eldred
Offensive MVP: Blake Kinner, Smethport
Defensive MVP: Chris Connelly, Otto-Eldred
Coach of the year: Adam Jack, Smethport