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TANNER MONDOK | Herald Farrell’s Eric Hopson shoots the ball against Ridgway Wednesday during the second round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs at Clarion University.

Farrell High boys basketball standout Eric Hopson delivered on the hardwood.

Hopson was named District 10, Region 2-2A Player of the Year in leading the Steelers to the region championship. Farrell finished league play at 12-0 and owns an 18-8 mark.

The Steelers are alive in the PIAA quarterfinals and would play Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (26-1) if the playoffs resume.

Brett Beith (Lakeview), Ben King (Farrell), Gabe Francic (Rocky Grove) and Cole Thiec (Lakeview) also earned first-team all-region status.

Wilmington finished 10-14 overall, placing fourth in region action at 6-6. Caelan Bender and Shane Cox were named to the second team for the Greyhounds.

FIRST TEAM: Brett Beith (Lakeview), Ben King (Farrell), Gabe Francic (Rocky Grove), Eric Hopson (Farrell), Cole Thiec (Lakeview).

SECOND TEAM: Caelan Bender (Wilmington), Jake Moser (Reynolds), Gabe Mild (West Middlesex), Eli Dickson (Rocky Grove), Shane Cox (Wilmington).

REGION CHAMPION: Farrell.

REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Eric Hopson (Farrell)

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