Three members of the Stepinac’s CHSFL ‘AAA’ championship team were honored as first-team Class AA players when the New York State Sportswriters Association released its Class AA and A football teams Wednesday.
Seniors Gavin Heslop (pictured above), Damarcus Miller and Dwayne Scott all received first-team honors. They were joined by three other locals as first-team all-state: North Rockland’s Eric Favors, Mamaroneck’s Marquez Jackson-Allen and Iona Prep’s Qaadir Sheppard.
In all, 22 local players were named all-state in Classes AA and A. That included Rye’s Tim DeGraw and Nyack’s Adonis Alcime, who were named to the first team in Class A.
Here’s a look at the local players who were selected, plus other Section 1 players also honored:
Class AA —
First-team offense: Marquez Jackson-Allen, Sr., Mamaroneck, RB; Dwayne Scott, Sr., Stepinac, OL
First team defense: Eric Favors, Sr., North Rockland, DL; Qaadir Sheppard, Sr., Iona Prep, DL; Damarcus Miller, Sr., Stepinac, LB; Gavin Heslop, Sr., Stepinac, DB
Second-team defense: Corey Holder, Sr., New Rochelle, DL
Third-team offense: Ryan Schumacher, Jr., John Jay-East Fishkill, QB; Alex Parkinson, Sr., Mamaroneck, WR
Third-team defense: Robbie Schumacher, Sr., John Jay-East Fishkill, DL; James Nicholas, Sr., Scarsdale, DB
Fourth-team offense: Cameron Ciero, Sr., Horace Greeley, QB
Fifth-team offense: Robert Madison, Sr., Iona Prep, QB; Brandon Coleman, Sr., Stepinac, all-purpose
Honorable mention: Jonathan Forrest, Sr., New Rochelle, RB; Andrew Sommer, Sr., Mamaroneck, LB; Synceir Malone, Sr., Iona Prep, DB; Austin Greene, Sr., Arlington, all-purpose; Joe Lisowski, Sr., John Jay-East Fishkill, all-purpose
Class A —
First-team offense: Tim DeGraw, Sr., Rye, WR
First team defense: Adonis Alcime, Sr., Nyack, LB
Second-team defense: Tim Forbes, Sr., Yorktown, LB; Matt Morgante, Sr., Somers, DB
Third-team offense: Andrew Livingston, Sr., Rye, QB; Nick Santavicca, Jr., Yorktown, RB
Honorable mention: Ryan Lee, Sr., John Jay, QB