Lewisburg linebacker Brandon Smith was named a Class AA?all-state linebacker for the third consecutive year Wednesday, and his Green Dragons teammate Kyle Santorine was also honored in a vote by Pennsylvania sports writers and broadcasters.
Smith was a two-time first-team all-state selection at linebacker, but this year's all-state teams were not divided into teams. Smith helped lead the Green Dragons to a District 4 Class AA?playoff berth as he became the program's career leader in tackles.
The four-year starter averaged 12.5 tackles per game. He also led the Green Dragons with eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss. He also intercepted three passes and returned one 70 yards for a touchdown against Loyalsock.
Santorine earned his first all-state nod after having his best season for Lewisburg. The Green Dragons' top offensive lineman is a big, quick, powerful and intelligent center who overpowered his opponents.
Santorine was a big part of a Lewisburg offense which averaged more than 30 points and 300 yards of offense per game.
Notre Dame recruit Alex Anzalone of Wyomissing was named the Class AA?Player of the Year after rushing for more than 1,500 yards and scoring more than 30 touchdowns. He also recorded more than 100 tackles on defense.
Spartans head coach Bob Wolfrum was named the Coach of the Year after leading Wyomissing to its first state title.
Clairton's Tyler Boyd was named the Class A Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the Bears to their fourth consecutive state championship.
Boyd totaled more than 2,500 offensive yards and scored more than 40 touchdowns.
Dunmore head coach Jack Henzes was named the Class A Coach of the Year.
The Class AAA and AAAA all-state teams will be named today.