#51  Jared Warner

Offensive Guard/Defensive Tackle

My favorite teams are the Steelers and Texas.  I have played football for 12 years.  The best part of football for me is being a part of the CV football family.  I plan to study business at Dickinson and then go into the Army Medical Corps.

Smith worked behind
Cumberland Valley OT Jacob Fetterolf and State College guard Collin DeBoef throughout.  CV’s Christian Arrington also weighed heavily on the West defense at linebacker.  The East managed just four first downs after halftime and were limited to 66 rushing yards on 22 totes.  Wilkerson, who completed 7 of 10 pass attempts, and fellow East QB Michael Ruisch did produce a handful of big plays.  Following a West touchdown on the opening possession, Wilkerson snapped off a third-and-15 shot to Manheim Central WR Jake Novak. The latter beat the coverage on a deep slant for a 35-yard score.  Later, a fumble by Wilkerson did turn into a 13-yard touchdown return by Bethel Park DE Gavin Vargesko early in the second, but Karr’s 24-yard TD run eventually sliced the East deficit to 21-14 with 2:38 to go in the half.  Manheim Twp.  WR Rece Bender finished with two catches for 91 yards, while Central Dauphin TE Grant Smith (3-48) and Bethlehem Catholic’s Chris Drayton (3-35) gave the QB tandem plenty of targets.  Wilkerson was 7 of 10 on the afternoon.  Lampeter-Strasburg kicker Peyton Denlinger chipped in three PATs and a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter.  Karr, named the East MVP, rushed 5 times for 70 yards.  Robert Kennedy, the hero behind Jeannette’s Class 2A championship in December, capped the West scoring with a 4-yard run in the third.

DeBoef, bound for Penn State as a preferred walk-on, and East guard Jeremiah Gutierrez of Stroudsburg received some good news postgame.  Both were awarded roster spots for the June 16 Big 33 game after a pair of players opted out. … Middletown’s Brady Fox rushed four times for 7 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards. … Manheim Central LB Tyler Simon, Hazleton’s Adrian Otero and Lancaster Catholic DE Peyton Snopek (sack) were among the biggest standouts on the East defense.  The West won the 2017 showcase 17-14.  Sunday’s game was the fourth straight decided by three points or less.

West RB Tim Smith of Penn Hills... “It feels good, but I wasn’t in condition for this one. I thought it was just come here and play. Next time I’m going to be well conditioned when I get the call.”   East QB Yahmir Wilkerson of Harrisburg ...“I got to meet new guys and we had a good connection in the game.  We had a couple of mistakes but it was a good experience overall. I liked the targets (receivers).  It was definitely different but throughout practice this week we got our timing down.”

EAST:  7 – 7 – 3 – 8 = 25
WEST:  14 – 7 – 7 – 0 = 28
First quarter
WEST:  Garret Fairman 8 pass from John Varadzel (Carter Raupach kick), 8:03
EAST:  Jake Novak 35 pass from Yahmir Wikerson (Peyton Denlinger kick), 4:27
WEST:  Logan Leiby 1 run (Raupach kick), 2:19
Second quarter
WEST:  Gavin Vargesko 13 fumble return (Raupach kick), 10:26
EAST:  Sam Karr 24 run (Denlinger kick), 2:38
Third quarter
EAST:  FG Denlinger 33, 3:38
WEST:  Robert Kennedy 4 run (Raupach kick), :47
Fourth quarter
EAST:  Wilkerson 1 run (Karr pass from Wilkerson), 2:45

Individual statistics
RUSHING  EAST:  Sam Karr 5-70, Yahmir Wilkerson 7-11, Brady Fox 4-7, Xavier Roman 1-1, Chris Drayton 2-(minus-4), Michael Ruisch 3-(minus-19)

RUSHING WEST: Tim Smith 13-88, Robert Kennedy 5-60, Logan Leiby 5-12, Cam Laconi 1-1, Team 3-(minus-4), Drew Saxton 2- (minus-15.
PASSING EAST: Michael Ruisch 6-10-0—123, Wilkerson 7-10-0—118

PASSING WEST: Logan Leiby 10-15-0—137, John Varadzel 1-1-0—9, Drew Saxton 2-9-0—4.
RECEIVING EAST: Rece Bender 2-91, Grant Smith 3-48, Chris Drayton 3-35, Jake Novak 1-35, Xavier Roman 2-12, Andrew Nickles 1-10, Brady Fox 1-10

RECEIVING WEST: Tim Smith 5-65, John Varadzel 2-37, Garret Fairman 2-18, Cam Suman 2-16, Cam Laconi 2-12, Robert Kennedy 1-2.

Team Stats
First downs... East: 12... West: 14        
Rushes-Yards... East: 22-66... West: 29-142
Passing... East:  241... West: 150
Comp-Att-Int... East: 13-20-0... West: 13-25-0
Punts-Avg... East: 2-38... West: 4-30.8
Fumbles-lost... East: 2-2... West: 0-0       
Penalties-yds... East: 7-70... West: 5-55

#56  Matthew Manchon

Left Guard

Wilkerson’s TD sprint out with 2:45 to play, coupled with his 2-point conversion pass to Lincoln RB Sam Karr, had whittled the West lead to three points.  Leiby, however, dashed the East’s last breath when he converted a 3rd-and-5 by hitting Penn-Trafford’s Cam Suman.  The East, out of timeouts, watched Leiby take two kneel downs in victory formation.  Smith, the West MVP, did not score but rushed 13 times for 88 yards and caught five passes for 65 stripes.  Leiby finished with 137 of 150 passing yards for the West.

I have played football for 11 years.  My favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and Notre Dame.  I enjoyed all the bus rides back to the school after the games.  I plan to attend York College to study Civil Engineering.

I started playing football in the 3rd grade with CVMFA and continued for a total of 10 years.  My best CV memory was the 2016 Central Dauphin game.  We were trailing by 7 and after a long drive, we scored a TD in the final moments of the game.  We huddled around Coach Whitehead during a timeout and he gave us the choice to kick a PAT or go for the 2 to win the game.  We went for the win and got it!  I’ll never forget ABC-27’s coverage that night showing my arms flailing (as if they had minds of their own) in celebration!  I plan to attend John’s Hopkins University to study Biomedical Engineering and play football for the Blue Jays.

In 4 different states I have played 8 years of football and plan to continue playing football at Ithaca College where I will major in Sports Management and Communications.  The Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes are my favorite teams.  My junior year, going for 2 points on the last play of the game and beating Central Dauphin 25-34, is my best memory.

Class of 2018: SENIOR EAGLES

...where do they go from here? 

I have been playing football since 7th grade and I think the best part was the bond I have built with my boys.  Something I will never forget is when Jacob stole an interception by reaching up behind me after I had just caught the ball and grabbed it right out of my hands, and then immediately fumbled the ball.  My favorite pro team is the Steelers and my favorite college team is Penn State.  In the future I plan to major in Criminal Justice and continue playing football at either Kutztown or West Chester.

I have played football for 11 years.  I played for CVMFA for 7 years and CV for all 4 years of high school. My favorite pro team is the Philadelphia Eagles and my favorite college team is the Pitt Panthers.  My favorite part about football is spending time with my brothers and the senior dinners.  My future plans are to become a pilot with the United States Navy.  I have applied to the Naval Academy, Pitt and Penn State.  I have been accepted at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.  I also hope to run track at the collegiate level and am currently working through the recruiting process for track and field.

#28  Chase Ebersole

Half Back/Corner Back

#26  Zack Snow


The Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions are my favorite teams. I have played football for 10 years.  My favorite memory is having guys over before every home game at my house.  I plan on attending college, however, I am still in the process of deciding which college I want to attend.

#80  Rumi Kahn

Offensive Linebacker/Defensive End/Tight End

#78  Jacob Fetterolf

Offensive Tackle/Defensive Tackle

#5  Christian "Franchise" Arrington

Outside Linebacker/Wide Receiver

#38  Galen Witmer

Fullback/Defensive Tackle

I played football through my school years, 4 years as a Good Shepherd Ram and 8 years as a CV Eagle.  The Steelers are my favorite pro team.  My best memory is the comback win against Coatesville.  The best part of playing football was the brotherhood with my teammates.  Brother Gang!  After graduation I plan to attend Penn State University (my favorite team) and study Astrophysics.  After graduating college, I plan to join the US Navy and become a Navy Seal.

My favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Hurricanes.  I have played football for 10 years and really enjoyed going to practice every day, having fun, and goofing around with everyone.  I plan to pursue a career in education.

#11  Conner Strous

Quarterback/Defensive Back

Penn Hills RB Tim Smith, Selinsgrove QB Logan Leiby steer West All-Stars to PSFCA showcase win

ALTOONA: Tim Smith didn’t haul the fastest tread to Altoona’s Manson Park Stadium yet it didn’t stop the Penn Hills running back from a good romp in the rain.  Smith accounted for 153 all-purpose yards and Selinsgrove QB Logan Leiby connected on 10 of 15 passes Sunday as the West contingent made it two straight in the 17th annual PSFCA East-West All-Star game.

Through the driving rain storm (what else is new for the venue affectionately hailed as the Raven’s Den) Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz watched his crew secure a 21-7 halftime lead and then hold off Hbg QB Yahmir Wilkerson and the East. 

I plan to study Environmental Sciences at college and continue playing football.  I have been playing for 12 years, since I was 5.  Penn State is my favorite college team and the Steelers are my favorite pro team.   My favorite memories of CV football are when I hurdled Jake Palmer at a JV practice and our last game played on the Chap.

#14  Jeramy Hinds

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

I started playing football when I was 7 years old with CVMFA.  I played all the way up through my senior year with the CV football program.  My favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.  My favorite college team is Penn State.  My favorite memories would have to be;  my freshman season when we went undefeated;  I will never forget the State College game our freshman year;  and the 7 overtimes against Central Dauphin in the District Finals game in my sophomore season.  My future plans are to attend college, preferably Penn State, and pursue a degree in the engineering or medical field.

I have played football for 7 years and my favorite teams are the New York Giants and the Clemson Tigers.  My first varsity touchdown when we played against State College in 2017 is my best memory.  My future plans are undetermined, but I plan to go to college and continue playing football.

#43  Austin Kupko


I have played football since 4th grade and my favorite memories are coming back in the 2nd half to beat Coatesville in the first game and the McDevitt 9 yard touchdown.  The best part of football is being around all my brothers every single day and having fun.  The Tennessee Titans and the Georgia Bulldogs are my favorite teams.  I plan on playing college football (Rhode Island) and studying Criminal Justice.  Either I will make the NFL or become a DEA agent.

#20  Jake Palmer

Halfback/Defensive Back

I am a Patriots fan and my favorite college team is Virginia Tech.  I’ve been playing football since 6th grade, all the way through high school.  My favorite memories are the hot days of hell week with my brothers, training and pushing each other to our limits, and being there for each other as well as meeting with the boys at the Chap and being together for our last moment on the Chap.  My plans are to pursue a degree in Business and Kinesiology, continuing to pursue my athletic career, and making a positive impact anywhere I go.

#57  Kenlon Wells

Offensive Line/Defensive Line

#1  Cole McCoy

Cornerback/Running Back

Penn State is my favorite college team and I plan on going there to continue my academic and athletic career.  I also like the Steelers.  In my 10 years of playing football, my favorite memory is winning the District Championship my Sophomore year.

#2  Charlie Katshir

Safety/Wide Receiver/Kicker/Punter/Punt Return

My life has essentially revolved around the sport of football.  Growing up I was around the sport all the time.  The bonds and friendships I have gained both while playing team sports and in life in general have meant the most to me.   I will always hold those bonds and friendships with me forever, especially my high school football team brothers.  I will be attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in the fall of 2018 on a Deans Scholarship for my undergraduate degree.  Then, with hopes of becoming a lawyer, I will apply to Arizona State University for Law School.

By Eric F. Epler (eepler@pennlive.com )

Through 11 years of playing football my favorite memory was winning the district title my sophomore year.  I like the New York Giants and my favorite college team is the University of Arizona.  After graduation, I plan to attend York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Civil Engineering, using it to become an environmental engineer.

#72  Drew Thomas

Offensive Line/Defensive Line

#65  Andrew Miller

Offensive Line/Defensive Line

Join us on Facebook and

keep up to date with all the news

...and follow us on twitter @cvfaa