Mr. PA Football Award winners
Wayde Marsico, President/CEO of Sportsrecruiters.com, announced Sunday the winners of the Third Annual Mr. Pennsylvania Football Awards.
Robert Foster, a senior wide receiver at Class AAA Central Valley, has been named the 2012 Class AAAA-AAA award winner. He will be attending the University of Alabama.
Tyler Boyd, a senior wide receiver/defensive back at Class A Clairton, is the winner of the Class AA-A award. He will be attending the University of Pittsburgh.
"The winners were selected by high school coaches, sports media and football fans from across the state, with over 86,000 votes from fans," Marsico said in a press release.
The awards were presented at an awards banquet at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center Saturday night by Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien.
LCHS, Mennonite agree to football co-op
Last summer, Lancaster Catholic football coach Bruce Harbach lamented the fact that a proposed co-operating agreement that would have allowed Lancaster Mennonite student-athletes to join the Crusaders' football program had failed to come to fruition.
According to published reports, the District Three committee on Sunday has approved a football co-op between Catholic and Mennonite.
The agreement is not official; it will be voted on at its next meetings on March 21-22 by the PIAA Board of Directors.
The agreement follows on the heels of a co-op between the two schools last June that allowed Mennonite students to march with Catholic's high school band and color guard during football games and for LCHS students to perform in orchestra concerts at Mennonite.
The two private schools announced at the time that they had formed an alliance and were pooling their resources to provide extracurricular opportunities for their students beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
It was noted at the time of the announcement that the partnership between Catholic and Mennonite could expand in future years to include academic and athletic programs.
Only two of five Mennonite colleges in the U.S. have football teams, but Richard Thomas, superintendent of the Lancaster Mennonite School system, told Lancaster Newspapers at the time that LMHS is not opposed to football and that many Mennonites are fans of the sport.