The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 24, 2013

High school football: Players from 13 schools named to team

Players from 13 schools named to team


Josh Brown, a 6-2, 195 senior fullback, also a first-team HAC I fullback, rushed for 1,146 yards and 21 touchdowns, with a per-carry average of 7.4. He also caught 16 passes for 260 yards,

Colby Klingerman, a 5-11, 175 senior wide receiver, led all Valley players in catches and yards (68 for 839) and tied with the other Daily Item first-team split end, Southern Columbia's Luke Rarig, with the most TD receptions (eight), with a long of 75. He was a HAC-III first-team selection. Both he and Rarig were named to this year's Associated Press all-state team.

Rarig, a 6-0, 180 junior was the Tigers' go-to guy when they needed to convert a first down. In addition to his eight TDs, Rarig had 37 catches for 713 yards (19.3 average).

Evan Tanner, a 5-11, 175 senior tight end, was among the Valley's receiving leaders with 34 catches for 519 yards and seven TDs. He was a first-team pick in the HAC-I.

Nazar Mironenko, a 6-1, 280, guard, has been a dominant player on both sides of the line for four years. He was always the focus of opposing coaches and usually double-teamed. He was a HAC-I first-team all-star and recently garnered his second AP all-state4 honor.

Chris Humbert, an undersized senior guard listed generously at 5-10, 190, was the leader of the Ironmen's offensive line and a three-year starter. Coach Jim Keiser said he was the heart of the team.

Blake Remensnyder, a 6-5, 280 senior tackle led the team in pancake blocks and, Keiser said, used his large frame to plow the running game, but was even more impressive in pass protection.

Travis Krall, a 6-4, 285 junior tackle was a four-year starter and a captain and one of the Black Panthers' most solid linemen. He helped the team rush for 2,448 yards and pass for another 1,367.

Josh Tripp, a 6-5, 270 senior tackle helped the Tigers rush for 4,239 yards. He was named to the HAC-III first-team and also made the AP all-state squad.

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