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Posted: February 10th, 2013

A pair of WPIAL standouts, Central Valley’s Robert Foster and Clairton’s Tyler Boyd, claimed the Mr. PA Football awards for the 2012 season Saturday night at a banquet in Hershey.

Foster, a wide receiver who recently signed with national champion Alabama, claimed the Class AAA-AAAA award. Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry had been one of five finalists for the honor. North Allegheny’s Mack Leftwich and Patrick Kugler, and Pennridge’s Michael Class were the other finalists.

Boyd, a running back/defensive back who signed with Pitt last week, won the Class A-AA Mr. PA Football award. Port Allegany’s Matt Bodamer, Old Forge’s Brian Tomasetti, Williams Valley’s Owen Daniel and Imhotep Charter’s David Williams were the other finalists.

Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: November 21st, 2012

Michigan State recruits Damion Terry and Delton Williams, who are standout football players at Cathedral Prep, have accepted invitations to play in the Chesapeake Bowl on Dec. 29 in Washington D.C. The game will take place at 2 p.m. at the Marvin F. Wilson Stadium in the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. The Chesapeake Bowl, which began in 2010 and is nicknamed the “Civil War”, matches up senior all-stars from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (North) against all-stars from Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia (South).

The South won 30-27 in the inaugural game in 2010 before the North won last year 28-17. Archbishop Wood graduate Nate Smith returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown last year, while Central Catholic quarterback ran for 82 yards and threw for one touchdown. Furness graduate Sharif Smith scored on a five-yard touchdown and was effective on the ground to be named the game’s MVP.

Bishop McDevitt coach Jeff Weachter will be the head coach of the North. Interestingly enough, he might have to coach against Terry and Williams in a few weeks if McDevitt and Prep meet in the PIAA semifinals.

Final rosters will be announced at a later date.

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Football
Posted: August 15th, 2012

Cathderal Prep's Damion Terry on 2012 Kickoff cover

Page featuring D-10 Players to Watch. (More photos, names listed on facing page.)

Look for District 10′s Players to Watch in the 2012 Kickoff magazine, which will be available by Friday at all northwestern Pennsylvania Country Fair locations. (Readers might see it in some stores earlier.)

What is Kickoff? It’s District 10′s most comprehensive high school football season preview. All week, we’re giving fans a sneak peek of the magazine on the Varsity blog. Today, we’ll look at the Players to Watch pages for 2012.

District 10 has many talented players returning for the 2012 season, as evidenced by the five seniors who already have committed to major colleges for 2013. That list includes Cathedral Prep’s Damion Terry (above on Kickoff cover, Michigan State), General McLane’s Quinn Thompson (Connecticut), Hickory’s DeShawn Coleman (West Virginia), McDowell’s James Conner (Pitt) and Meadville’s Artrel Foster (Temple). Of course, each of the aforementioned is a player to watch for the 2012 season.

Kickoff will give readers a more extensive list of players to keep an eye on in a two-page spread that includes vivid color photos. One of those pages is pictured above.

This is the third edition of the award-winning Kickoff produced by the Erie Times-News, and we believe it’s our best. Fans can get 116 pages packed with information, feature stories and color photos, and it will be available for $5 by Friday at all area Country Fair stores.

Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: August 11th, 2012

Quinn Thompson

DeShawn Coleman

Damion Terry

Artrel Foster

Meadville’s Artrel Foster is the latest in a series of District 10 skill-position players who have committed to major colleges.

When Foster announced that he had picked Temple recently, he became the fourth high-profile skill-position player from the district to commit to a major college before his senior season.

Foster joins Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry (Michigan State), Hickory running back DeShawn Coleman (West Virginia) and General McLane tight end Quinn Thompson (Connecticut) on that list.

At least two other skill-position players in D-10 are being recruited: McDowell running back/defensive end James Conner and Cathedral Prep running back/safety Delton Williams. Pitt is among those interested in Conner, while Williams has more than a dozen offers, including Michigan State and Nebraska.


Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: August 4th, 2012

2012 Kickoff cover


The Erie Times-News’ Kickoff 2012 high school football preview will go on sale Aug. 17 at Country Fair stores throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.

As usual, Kickoff includes in-depth information on all District 10 football teams, with vibrant color photos, statistics, players to watch, complete District 10 schedules and intriguing feature stories.

This year’s cover subject is Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry.

Remember to look for Kickoff at area Country Fair stores in less than two weeks.

It’s an essential District 10 guide for all football fans in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Posted in: District 10, Football

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