December 06, 2010
The Tiger football program has produced a number of All-Central players in recent years, including several punters and offensive lineman. Billy Weaverling and Christian Whiteside helped add to the list by earning first-team All-Central honors.
Weaverling punted 28 times for over 1,000 yards, averaging 36.4 yards per kick. Ten of Weaverling’s 28 punts pinned opponents inside their own 20, while only 2 rolled into the end zone for touchbacks. Billy’s punting prowress helped the Tigers control field position during critical junctures of the game and was vital during several Tiger victories.
Christian Whiteside continues to collect the hardware for his outstanding play on the offensive line. The senior tackle was named first-team All-Delco, the fourth Tiger to earn the distinguished recognition since 2004.
If Penn State is known as “Linebacker U”, than Ray Gionta’s Marple Newtown program may be recognized as “Lineman High”. Whiteside became the seventh MN standout named first-team All-Delco on either the offensive or defensive line. Prior to Brian Peters’ selection in 2004, there were only six lineman in the history of the school to receive the recognition.
Ryan White’s defense earned the senior second-team honors. The defensive back had 20 tackles and 2 interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown. White’s 5 pass breakups led the team.
Honorable mention was awarded to seniors Ryan Duffy, Pete Finegan, T.J. Fite, and Brian Kelly. Juniors Chris Kurkian, Cimirrow Moat, and Anthony Nicolardi were also tabbed as Honorable Mention.