Twenty-seven football players from local schools were named all-state in Class B, C and D when the New York State Sportswriters Association released the teams today.
Justifiably so, Class C, Section 1’s strongest, deepest class in 2013, received the most first-team picks with four. Class B landed three players on the first team and Class D had one.
One of the first-team picks in Class B was the area’s top senior recruit, Hackley wide receiver Mustafaa Dais (pictured above).
All of the local players selected are listed below. The NYSSWA will release its all-state teams for Classes AA and A on Jan. 14.
First-team offense: Enrico Ruotolo, Sr., Pleasantville, RB; Mustafaa Dais, Sr., Hackley, WR; James Leyden, Sr., Pleasantville, K
Second-team offense: Bryce Gioia, Sr., Our Lady of Lourdes, RB
Second-team defense: Ryan Hanney, Sr., Nanuet, LB; Greg Drillock, Sr., Pleasantville, DB
Honorable mention: Joe McDermott, Sr., Hackley, QB; Dean Rotger, So., Our Lady of Lourdes, QB; George DiFiore, Sr., Ardsley, RB; Chris Kim, Sr., Edgemont, RB; Christian Pankey, Sr., Rye Country Day, RB; John Tucci, Jr., Pleasantville, OL; Anthony Rotunno, Sr., Westlake, LB; Nick O’Connor, Sr., Nanuet, DB
First-team offense: Tyrone Barber, Sr., Woodlands, RB
First-team defense: Jakob Calvini, Sr., Rye Neck, DL; Kourtney Blanding, Sr., Woodlands; Tim Soave, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, LB
Second-team offense: Dom Brescia, Jr., Rye Neck, RB; Jake Puccella, Sr., Rye Neck, OL
Second-team defense: Pedro M., Cueto, Sr., Rye Neck, DL
Third-team defense: Matt Garcia, Sr., Rye Neck, DB
Honorable mention: Matt Bellucci, Sr., Pawling, LB; Ryan Morningstar, Sr., Rye Neck, all-purpose
First-team offense: Mike Arborn, Sr., Tuckahoe, OL
Honorable mention: Enoch Penney-Laryea, Jr., Tuckahoe, RB; Ryan Moran, Sr., Haldane, DL