Saturday, March 13, 2010

Liberty Head Coach Resigns

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle

Eleven years ago when I attended Tim Moncman's first two-a-day as the new head coach at Liberty High School, I knew he was the right man for the job of turning around the once-proud program that had fallen on hard times.

Now, school officials have a bigger problem...how to replace the man that has led the Hurricanes to a 62-9 record over the past five seasons, including winning a 4A state title and two state runner-up finishes during the stretch.

The Express-Times is  reporting that Moncman has resigned to spend more time with him young family.
Moncman has a four-year old son, who is blind after being born with a degenerative eye disease called Leber's Congenital Amaurosis.

Best of luck to Tim, his wife and family!

Monday, March 08, 2010

East Stroudsburg North Senior Honored for Work Off-the-Field by National Football Foundation

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle


The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation honored East Stroudsburg North senior Michael Guyer Sunday night with its 2010 Scholar-Athlete Award.

The Express-Times reports that Guyer is ranked first in his class and will attend Princeton in the fall.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Rosters Announces for Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association All-Star Game

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle


Officials of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association have announced the roster for the East-West All-Star Game that will be played June 18th in Altoona.

Mike Milano of Downingtown West is the head coach of the East team. Dave Vestal of Hopewell is the West head coach.

East Roster

Quarterbacks
Kyle Smith – Lancaster Catholic
Bret Gillespie – Downingtown West

Running Backs
Darrius Webb – Freedom
Ibraheem Campbell - Chestnut Hill

Fullbacks
Andre Williams – Parkland
Joe Gruber – Manheim Central
Kevin White – Emmaus
Matt Bundy – Penncrest
Dan Cason – East Stroudsburg South

Athlete
Eric Williams – Pennsbury

Tight End
Greg Kessel - East Stroudsburg South

Offensive Line
AJ McGovern – Wyoming Valley
Bryan Cosgrove – Wallenpaupak
Ahmad Aboamar – Mt. Carmel
Sean McGinn – St. Joseph Prep
Arthur Doakes III – Lebanon
Mike Coccia – Freedom
Derek Shatz – Council Rock South

Kicker
Cory Webster – Central Dauphin East

Defensive Line
Bill Mancini – St. Joseph’s Prep
Hershey Walton Reading
Ryan Kuntz Wood

Inside Linebackers
Aron Achey – ELCO
Anthony Petrucci – Downingtown East

Defensive Ends/Outside Linebackers
Mike Culbreath – North Penn
Mike Tucker - Downingtown East
Josh Coulter – Downingtown West

Defensive Backs
Jashaad Gaddy – Easton
Scott Adkins – Archbishop Wood
Kadeem Pankey – Easton
Chad Frey – Lampeter Strasburg
Anthony Robey – Norristown
Jerry Rahill – Archbishop Wood


West Team

Quarterback
Cory Briggs – Selinsgrove

Running Backs
Dontae Howard - Clairton
Chad Hagan - Canon-McMillan
Phil Peckich - Mountour

Wide Receivers
Jim Giasante - Thomas Jefferson
Trey Campman - Clearfield
Mark Ross - Hopewell
Ben Simmen - West Allegheny

Tight End
Mike Lee - Woodland Hills

Offensive Line
George Beerhalter - Montour
Tim Johnson - West Allegheny
Chris Elkins - Beaver Falls
Sean Hickey - Franklin Regional

Kicker
Matt Maczura - Pittsburgh Central Catholic

Defensive Line
Spencer Myers - Selinsgrove
Thomas Burk - Williamsport
Corey Spegal - Bethel Park
Tyler Coles - Gateway
Ben Balzer - North Allegheny
Omar Finn - Gateway
Mike Laskowsky - State College
Jeff Goyette - Trinity
Myles Davis - Penn Hills

Linebackers
Derrick Burns - Wilmington
Delbert Tyler - Gateway
Adam Lazenga - Bethel Park
Gary Allen - North Allegheny

Defensive Backs
Orne Bey - Gateway
Shawn Brisker - Gateway
Brandon Ifill - Penn Hills
Trevor Harmon - Cumberland Valley
Jesse Dellavalle - Shaler
Matt Hundenski - Hopewell
Trent Hurley - Greensburg Central Catholic

Hazleton Hires Marranca as Football Coach

by Jeff Fisher
Pennsylvania HIgh School Football Huddle


Paul Marranca, who in 29 years led Wyoming Area to 231 wins, is the new head coach at Hazleton.

The Standard Speaker reports that Marranca will try to build on the success of Rocco Petrone, who stepped down to become Hazleton's principal. The Cougars finished 8-4 last season.