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Football: MSA Sports names preseason all-star team

Written by Brad Everett on .

High school football season starts next month, so it's not too early to take a look at who will be among the top players in the WPIAL this season.

MSA Sports did just that when it released it's 10th annual Kennywood Preseason All-Star Team earlier this week.

The team is headlined by Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec, a Notre Dame recruit and one of the top senior quarterbacks in the country. Aliquippa has three players on the team, while Pine-Richland, Steel Valley, Thomas Jefferson and Mapletown all have two apiece.

The entire team is listed below:

Quarterback
Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland

Running backs
Dylan Rush, Mapletown
Kenny White, Pine-Richland

Wide receivers/Tight ends
Tre'sean Howard, Clairton
JaQuae Jackson, Serra Catholic
Noah Plack, South Fayette
Austin Veatch, Brentwood

Offensive linemen
Dajour Fisher, Aliquippa
Bake Zubovic, Belle Vernon
Brock Basinger, Connellsville
A.J. Ackerman, Elizabeth Forward
Tanner Weston, Mapletown

Linebackers
Todd Hill, Steel Valley
Tariq Jones, Aliquippa
Bryce Lauer, Franklin Regional
Cody Ross, Freedom

Defensive backs
Marcus Hooker, New Castle
Geno Pellegrini, Charleroi
Kwantel Raines, Aliquippa
Amonte Strothers, Steel Valley

Defensive linemen
James Gmiter, Bethel Park
Jalen Jones, Jeannette
Devin Danielson, Thomas Jefferson
Noah Palmer, Thomas Jefferson

Kicker
Nick Tarabrella, Penn-Trafford

Punter
Jared Brysh, South Allegheny