The York Daily Record/Sunday News presents its Division II football all-stars:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jerrin Toomey, West York: Bulldogs coach Ron Miller has said that Toomey knows West York's defense better than he does. Perhaps that explains how the 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior racked up an incredible 122 tackles this season, captaining an often-dominant Bulldogs defense. Of Toomey's four interceptions, two came in West York's District 3 Class AAA playoff win over Northeastern, a contest in which Toomey's snaps were limited by a back injury.
On offense, Toomey was the favorite target of quarterback Kaden Hepler. He paced the Bulldogs in receptions (51), receiving yards (867) and receiving touchdowns (10).
QB, Kaden Hepler, West York: The second-year starter turned in a fine senior campaign. Hepler threw for 1,734 yards and completed 55 percent of his passes, while firing twice as many touchdowns (21) as he did interceptions (10). He also ran for 588 yards and nine scores.
RB, Tanner Link, Dover: The explosive senior finished second in the YAIAA with 1,784 rushing yards and averaged a stunning 10.1 yards per carry. Link scored a touchdown in every one of the 10 games he played, piling up 25 rushing scores on the season.
RB, Brock Snellbaker, West York: A hard-running, between-the-tackles back, Snellbaker took the Bulldogs' feature back role and churned out 814 yards and seven touchdowns.
RB, Matt Vincent, Kennard-Dale: The burly senior fullback was the Rams' top rushing option. Vincent pounded out 667 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Three of those scores came in a Week 9 win against Susquehannock.
WR, Caden Krout, Dover: The passing game wasn't a complete afterthought in the Eagles' run-first offense, as evidenced by Krout's production. The senior snatched a team-high 19 receptions for 428 yards, and caught a touchdown in each of Dover's last six games.
WR, Eric Steadman, Northeastern: The senior's 37 catches were a team high, and included a pair of touchdown grabs in a Week 5 win over William Penn. Steadman also registered season-highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (83) in the Bobcats' upset of rival Dover.
TE, Josh Mueller, Susquehannock: The 5-foot-9 senior caught 18 passes on the season for 278 yards, good for a 16.6 per catch average. He reeled in a season-long grab of 40 yards against Wyomissing.
T, Chad Reed, Dover: The Eagles offensive line was the biggest in the area, and none of its members was more massive than Reed, the 6-6, 325-pound senior. Behind Reed and his linemates, Dover's offense hammered out a staggering 295.3 rushing yards per game.
T, Derrick Turner, Northeastern: At 6-0 and 255 pounds, the senior was the anchor of an offensive line that helped the Bobcats average 21.5 points per game.
G, Thomas Bonitz, Susquehannock: Even in a winless season, the senior was one of a handful of bright spots for the Warriors. Bonitz was a standout on both sides of the ball.
G, Cory Smith, New Oxford: The Colonials offense -- and their offensive line -- improved the second half of the season, and Smith was part of that. The 6-2, 220-pound senior also chipped in 25 tackles on defense.
C, Brody Kern, West York: Already a three-year starter, the imposing junior turned in another strong campaign. With Kern as its anchor, the Bulldogs' line set the table for a balanced, versatile attack that averaged 316.4 yards per game.
DE, Dylan Border, Dover: The 6-1 senior was a menace to opposing quarterbacks. Border's 10 sacks were a team best, and were supplemented by 45 tackles, an interception and three fumble recoveries.
DE, Dasean Griffin, Northeastern: The relentless senior posted 11 sacks, three of those coming in a loss to Columbia. Griffin also posted a team-high 91 tackles to pace one of the YAIAA's top defenses.
DT, Robert Tanner, West York: The senior provided much-needed experience and leadership to a relatively inexperienced Bulldogs' defense. Tanner also pitched in 44 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries.
DT, Derrick Stahl, Northeastern: The junior helped supply some muscle to the middle of the Bobcats' defensive line, registering 63 tackles and two sacks.
OLB, Dennis Greenholt, New Oxford: While Greenholt also pitched in at running back, his greatest value may have been as a senior leader on the Colonials' defense. Greenholt posted 52 tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception.
OLB, Brock Snellbaker, West York: As good as he was at running back, Snellbaker was just as productive on defense. The junior's 60 tackles were third on the team.
ILB, Thomas Bonitz, Susquehannock: Bonitz was the Warriors most consistent contributor on defense. In addition to his team-best 84 tackles, the senior added three sacks, an interception and two caused fumbles.
ILB, Mike LoPresti, Dover: A high-energy, ball-hawking force, the Eagles senior frequently punished opposing ballcarriers. He had seven games of double-digit tackles, en route to a team-best 123 stops on the season.
ILB, Matt Vincent, Kennard-Dale: The two-way senior supplemented his work at fullback by leading the Rams on defense. His 92 tackles were tops on the team.
DB, Connor Snyder, Dover: Besides quarterbacking the Eagles' offense, Snyder also made his mark on the other side of the ball. The senior's docket included 43 tackles, four pass deflections and a forced fumble.
DB, Tanner Sweitzer, Northeastern: The senior swiped three interceptions and contributed 75 tackles. Sweitzer also returned a fumble for touchdown in an early-season loss at Columbia.
DB, Dan Hare, Kennard-Dale: The junior almost single-handedly willed the Rams to a Week 1 win at York Catholic -- he snatched two of his team-best four interceptions and, at quarterback, capped a game-winning, 91-yard drive with a five-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
K, David Deamer, Northeastern: Deamer kicked a pair of field goals and 15 extra points this season. He also helped out in the field position department by thumping 10 touchbacks.
P, Eric Steadman, Northeastern: Steadman averaged 32.2 yards per punt and boomed a season-long boot of 50 yards against Dover.
P, Zack Smith, West York: Besides being a steady option at receiver, the junior was also a special teams ace. He booted a long punt of 49 yards and used his speed to convert several fake punts.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brendan Brown, Northeastern: Brown helped the fourth-year program reach new heights in 2011. Not only did Northeastern (6-5) post its first above-.500 season -- it also earned a share of the YAIAA Division II title and made its first District 3 Class AAA playoff appearance. The Bobcats signature win came in Week 8, when they upset previously unbeaten Dover, 28-21.
-- John Clayton
QB, Nick Small, Northeastern; RB, Dennis Greenholt, New Oxford; RB, Mike Bell, West York; FB, Jared Shipley, Dover; WR, Sammie Miller, Susquehannock; WR, Zack Smith, West York; WR, Zach Moyer, Northeastern; TE, Dylan Border, Dover; OT, Shawn Jacoby, New Oxford; OT, Jake Horner, Kennard-Dale; OT, Robert Tanner, West York; OG, Josh Reichart, Dover; OG, Janssen Nelson, West York; C, Blake Stoner, Northeastern; P, Connor Snyder, Dover; P, Chris Young, New Oxford.
DE, Kyle Narber, West York; DE, Chris Young, New Oxford; DT, Gage Bunner, New Oxford; DT, Josh Reichart, Dover; OLB, Eric Steadman, Northeastern; OLB, Caden Krout, Dover; ILB, Antwan Briscoe, Northeastern; ILB, Jake Sterner, Dover; DB, Mike Bell, West York; DB, Coty Hilbert, Northeastern; DB, Sean Finley, Dover; DB, Kyle Bauriedl, New Oxford; K, Trey Parrish, New Oxford; K, Chris Markel, West York.