December 11, 2009
After earning the second PIAA playoff appearance in school history, a number of Marple Newtown Tigers are being recognized for their efforts. The 2009 All-Central team cites eleven Tiger standouts, including first-teamers Kevan Strigle (OL) and Brian Kelly (LB).
ALL-CENTRAL FIRST TEAM
Strigle, a co-captain for the Tigers, was an intregal part of the Tigers offensive and defensive lines. The senior was recognized as first-team All-Delco in addition to the All-Central honors.
Brian Kelly’s play on the defensive side of the ball earned him first-team recognition. The junior helped guide the Tigers offense to Xth in the Central League in points per game.
ALL-CENTRAL SECOND TEAM
Carl Kasarsky earned second team honors as a tight end and also earned honorable mention as a linebacker. Kasarsky became the Tigers big-play receiver, averaging 14.6 yards per catch on 19 receptions.
Ryan White was the Tigers all-purpose player and recognized for his play at defensive back (2nd team) and running back (honorable mention). White’s 1226 all-purpose yards led the Tigers, including a thrilling kick-off return for a touchdown against Strath Haven.
Adam Fender booted three field goals in just his second year playing football. Fender, a three-sport standout (football, soccer & baseball), was an efficient 32 for 34 on extra-point attempts.
Billy Weaverling helped the Tigers control field position, an important part of the Tiger football philsophy. Weaverling also played at defensive end.
ALL-CENTRAL HONORABLE MENTION
Kevin Johnson’s leadership at the quarterback position helped guide the Tigers to a playoff appearance. The senior co-captain
Pete Finegan’s play at center helped anchor a Tigers offense
Christian Whiteside’s ability to stop the run and pressure the passer earned him honorable mention on the defensive line.
Vince Christiana’s big hits on opposing receivers earned him recongnition as a linebacker/defensive back.
Ryan Duffy’s running help pace a Tigers offense that was one of the most efficient in the Central League.