- Local Guide
Led by senior defensive lineman Ben Blazavich, five Punxsy football players were recently named Pennsylvania Football News All-State players, with each classification getting four teams on both offense and defense for a total of 32 all-state teams.
Also included on the team as Honorable Mention were senior linebacker Ian Weaver, senior defensive back Duell Thompson, senior defensive lineman Devon Luzell and junior quarterback Logan Weaver.
Blazavich, a defensive end who led the Chucks with 7 1/2-sacks this season, was one of four District IX Class AAA players mentioned as first-, second-, third- or fourth-team All-Stars. Also on the Triple-A teams were Bradford's Pat Pascarella and Clearfield's Andrew Redden and Derek Morgan.
Blazavich added 36 tackles and blocked a punt for a touchdown. Offensively, he rushed for 361 yards and caught 22 passes for 308 yards to go along with nine total touchdowns.
Thompson had a team-best four interceptions and added 37 tackles. He added 17 catches and 272 yards receiving.
Ian Weaver recorded a team-best 91 tackles while leading the Punxsy defense, and Luzell had 48 tackles and led Punxsy's running game from the tackle position.
Logan Weaver completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,126 yards to go along with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions, including just two INTs during the regular season.
He also rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and managed a team-best 53 tackles from the safety position on defense.
Blazavich, Luzell and Logan Weaver received Honorable Mention recognition from the publication last season.
Class AA Co-player of the Year and Brockway senior quarterback Derek Buganza was one of the five other first-teamers joining Blazavich.
Curwensville offensive lineman Spencer Smeal and running back Alex Holland, Port Allegany place kicker Kenny Kysor and Johnsonburg punter Andrew Nortum were also included on the first team.View more articles in: