Finger Lakes East Football: East Rochester/Gananda, Penn Yan, Wayne dominate All-League selections

ER/G’s Jayden Castrechini (right) broke away from the pack his entire career, finishing with more than 4,300 yards rushing as a Bomber to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors. (Photo PAUL LIOTTI)

BY PAUL LIOTTI

It figures that when it came down to voting for Finger Lakes East All-League, the top three teams in the league would garner the most recognition.

East Rochester/Gananda, Wayne and Penn Yan — which each finished with identical 6-1 regular season records — beat the other once in a true round-robin format. Without an outright winner decided on the field, the teams took home a share of the league title, and with it most of the recognition for post-season honors.

Each team took home a Player of the Year honor and each team took home the Coach of the Year honors:

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Jayden Castrechini (Senior, RB, ER/Gananda)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Jonah Pullen (Junior, LB, Wayne)
  • Lineman of the Year: Jack Peterson (Senior, OT, Penn Yan)
  • Tri-Coach of the Year: Dave Marean (Wayne), Brian Touranjoe (ER/Gananda), Tim McBride (Penn Yan)

Six players on the first team were named to multiple positions, including senior Logan Blankenberg who led the way being named to the first team in three phases of the game: wide receiver, defensive back and punter.

The other five multiple winners included:

  • Castrechini (RB/DB)
  • Corwyn Cleveland (Senior, DT/FB, ER/G)
  • Conner Fingar (Senior, RB/LB, Penn Yan)
  • Anthony Muratore (Senior, WR/K, Wayne)
  • Brennan Prather (Junior, WR/DB, Penn Yan)

In all, 34 slots were filled on the first team and another 27 on the second team.

For a complete list of award winners, see below:

Finger Lakes East Final Standings Div
T1 East Rochester/Gananda 6-1
T1 Penn Yan 6-1
T1 Wayne 6-1
T4 Geneva 3-4
T4 Newark 3-4
T4 Waterloo 3-4
7 Pal-Mac 1-6
8 Midlakes 0-7

 

Offensive Player of the Year School
Jayden Castrechini ER/Gananda
Defensive Player of the Year School
Jonah Pullen Wayne
Lineman of the Year School
Jack Peterson Penn  Yan
Tri-Coach of the Year School
Dave Marean Wayne
Brian Touranjoe ER/Gananda
Tim McBride Penn  Yan

 

First Team School GR Pos
Will Rogers Penn Yan 12 QB
Grayson Zenelovic Wayne 12 QB
Jayden Castrechini ER/Gananda 12 RB
Conner Finger Penn Yan 12 RB
Billy Thompson Wayne 12 RB
Corywin Cleveland ER/Gananda 12 FB
Matt Barron Waterloo 12 WR
Logan Blankenberg Wayne 12 WR
Anthony Muratore Wayne 12 WR
Brennan Prather Penn Yan 11 WR
Brian Suhr ER/Gananda 11 TE
Billy Van Dusen Newark 12 C
Brandon Gray ER/Gananda 11 OG
Max Larocco Wayne 12 OG
Josiah Pilet Geneva 11 OG
Kody Desain Newark 12 OT
Jack Peterson Penn Yan 12 OT
Will Powell ER/Gananda 12 OT
Corwyn  Cleveland ER/Gananda 12 DT
Jake Dewall Waterloo 12 DT
Cameron  Montroy Pal Mac 12 DT
Alex  Hartman ER/Gananda 11 DE
Devonte Johnson Geneva 12 DE
Adian   Elliot Newark 12 LB
Conner Fingar Penn Yan 12 LB
Jonah Pullen Wayne 11 LB
Derek Slywka Waterloo 12 LB
TJ Swaggler ER/Gananda 11 LB
Logan Blankenberg Wayne 12 DB
Jayden Castrechini ER/Gananda 12 DB
Jaiquon  Lewis Waterloo 12 DB
Brennan Prather Penn Yan 11 DB
Anthony Muratore Wayne 12 K
Logan Blankenberg Wayne 12 P

 

Second Team School GR Pos
Derek Slywka Waterloo 12 QB
Linwood Carswell Midlakes 11 RB
Jaiquon Lewis Waterloo 12 RB
TJ Swaggler ER/Gananda 11 RB
Grady Arnold Pal Mac 11 WR
Javon Louks Geneva 11 WR
Liam Doyle Pal Mac 12 TE
Caleb Crandall Wayne 11 C
Morgan Eddinger Pal Mac 12 OG
Michael Klehn Waterloo 12 OG
Nate Mayou Pal Mac 11 OT
Noah  Sieczarski Wayne 10 OT
Nate Trowbridge Geneva 12 OT
Kyle Berna Penn Yan 11 DT
Will Powell ER/Gananda 12 DT
Andrew Rossi Penn Yan 12 DT
Nate Mayou Pal Mac 11 DE
Jack Peterson Penn Yan 12 DE
Zach Baker Pal Mac 11 LB
Patrick Embury Wayne 11 LB
Mekhi   Mahan Penn Yan 10 LB
Will Palmer Geneva 12 LB
John Reagan Wayne 11 LB
Mario Vega ER/Gananda 12 DB
Bryan Duran Penn Yan 12 DB
Matt Card Newark 12 K
Matt Card Newark 12 P

Honorable Mention

  • ER/Gananda: Brandon Gray (DE), Jerry Brongo (WR), Colin Bryant (DB), Cypress Coleman (OL), Alex Hartman (OL), Sean Flanagan (LB), Mike Powell (LB), Ben Parrone (DL
  • Geneva: Quincy Johnson (WR), Wyatt Patchett (QB), Carlton Moore (DE), Nick Askin (WR), Mike Bowler (DB), Malik Gramling (LB)
  • Newark: Nic Bernardi (QB), James Brownell (LB)
  • Penn Yan: Kyle Berna (RB), Josh Mashewske (C), Andrew Garren (DE), Riley Brittngham (LB)
  • Waterloo: Zach Tomkins (LB), Toby Loucks (WR), Kyle Slywka (DB), Julian Ruiz (DB)
  • Wayne: Michael Carlotta (OL), Logan Loveless (DB), Noah Sieczkarsk (DL), Brian Sills (DB)

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