Five Wilmington High football players and head coach Brandon Phillian garnered all-state honors in Class 2A yesterday by the Pennsylvania Football Writers.

Jimmy Reed, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior, and Jordan Gray, a 6-1, 235 senior, were named on the defensive line.

Colton Richards, a 6-2, 270 senior, was named at linebacker, while Cameron Marett, a 5-8, 175 senior, was an honoree at defensive back.

Robert Pontius, a 6-4, 195 senior do-everything player, was honored as an athlete.

Brandon Phillian, who took the Greyhounds to a 13-2 record and the state championship game in his first year at the helm, was named Coach of the Year.

“It’s something that’s special and humbling, but I view it more as recognition of our team and what a united group we had this year,” emphasized Phillian, who recalled a prior conversation – a day while in Wilmington’s wood shop. This season Phillian’s Greyhounds took many opponents to the wood shed.

Wilmington outscored opponents, 675-225, and out-gained them, 6,666 to 2,642. The Hounds sent a scare into Southern Columbia, forging a 14-all halftime stalemate.

Regarding his decorated quintet, Phillian felt a fond, unique kinship. 

“I think what’s special about this senior group is they all had talents and unique abilities, but when you mix those together, that’s what made it such a strong team,” the ‘Hounds head coach began. “You hear people talk about team chemistry? Well, I thought this group had great team chemistry. They were able to mix their strengths and attributes, and that’s why these boys from this senior class were – very deservedly – named to the all-state team.”

Continuing, Phillian related regarding his seniors, who posted a composite 45-9 won-loss record, “This group has been a successful group from the time they were in Midget football, to junior high, to when they were underclassmen – as sophomores going to the western final, then as juniors going to the state championship game. It’s just a great group, filled with high-character young men with excellent work-ethic. They embody the beliefs of ‘Wilmington football.’”



Stone Hollenbach, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 200 senior

Skyy Moore, Shady Side Academy – 5-11, 185 senior

Aaron Tobias, Penns Valley – 6-2, 195 junior

John Caldwell, Ligonier Valley – 5-10, 150 senior

Logan Pfister, Chestnut Ridge – 6-1, 163 sophomore

Derek Johncour, Avonworth – 6-3, 181 senior

Running Back

Kobe Brish, Schuylkill Haven – 5-9, 200 junior

Gaige Garcia, Southern Columbia – 5-10, 195 junior

Christian Clutter, McGuffey – 6-0, 180 senior

Kam Williams, Steel Valley – 6-0, 185 senior

Kobe Joseph, Sharpsville – 6-3, 220 senior

Wide Receiver

Bryan Dworek, Brookville – 5-11, 175 senior

Aaron Tutino, Ligonier Valley – 5-11, 170 senior

Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 215 junior

Cabe Park, Brookville – 5-9, 165 senior

Tight End

Logan Snyder, Penns Valley – 6-2, 200 junior

Offensive Line

Ja’Quay Hubbard, Sharpsville – 6-6, 315 senior

Austin Homan, Schuylkill Haven – 6-0, 243 senior

Troy Donlan, Southern Columbia – 6-0, 260 senior

Dylan Dininny, Richland – 6-5, 255 senior

Oak Six, Southern Columbia – 6-3, 265 senior


Ryan Ripka, Penns Valley – 5-8, 160 senior

Aidan Houser, Wellsboro – 5-9, 165 junior


Zane Puhala, Brockway – 5-10, 175 senior


Defensive Line

Michael Hood, Mount Carmel – 6-0, 200 senior

Jimmy Reed, Wilmington – 6-2, 225 senior

Collin Instone, Richland – 6-3, 260 senior

Jordan Gray, Wilmington – 6-1, 235 senior

Harris Kohl, York Catholic – 6-0, 200 senior

Hunter Brown, Wellsboro – 6-4, 220 senior


Cal Haladay, Southern Columbia – 6-1, 190 junior

Colton Richards, Wilmington – 6-2, 270 senior

Todd Hill, Steel Valley – 5-10, 225 senior

Max Tillett, Southern Columbia – 6-0, 190 junior

Garrett David, North Penn-Mansfield – 6-3, 225 senior

Jarred Kohl, York Catholic – 6-1, 205 senior

Defensive Back

Cameron Marett, Wilmington – 5-8, 175 senior

Macen Akers, Everett – 6-1, 180 senior

Daniel Walker, Washington – 6-3, 210 senior

Daunte Allegretto, Ridgway – 5-8, 145 senior


Robert Pontius, Wilmington – 6-4, 195 senior

Player of the Year: Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia

Coach of the Year: Brandon Phillian, Wilmington

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.