DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. The New York State sportswriters Association recognized the team success of the state champion Dobbs Ferry Eagles once again Wednesday by naming three Eagles players to its Class C All-State football first team.
John Yozzo-Scaperrotta, Darien Bica and Eddie Ritch, all seniors, were leaders of the team that ran to a nearly-perfect 11-1 season and won the Section 1, State Regional and New York State Class C titles, avenging their only loss by beating defending champion Bronxville in the Section 1 title game.
Scaperrotta was a standout running back and linebacker while Bica, a repeat All-State selection, was a star linebacker. Ritch was the Eagles lead running back and game-breaker through the playoffs, leading the way in the Section 1 and regional title game victories.
Along with the three first teamers, fullback Tim Soave and quarterback Spencer Avalos were named the second team.
The Westchester Area All-State Selections
First team Jesse Mainiero, Sr., Croton-Harmon, QB; Tom Whalen, Sr., Nanuet, OL; OL; A.J. Wolf, Sr., Hackley, OL; John Brennan, Sr., Croton-Harmon, DL; Kyle Ricciardi, Sr., Croton-Harmon, LB; Sam Stern, Sr., Rye Country Day, DB.
Second team Jon Marrero, Sr., Briarcliff, WR; Tommy Hopkins, Jr., Westlake, OL; Dennis OConnell, Sr., Croton-Harmon, DL; Andrew Miller, Sr., Rye Country Day, LB; Garrett Washington, Sr., Rye Country Day, DB.
Third team Dan Stein, Sr., Ardsley, QB; Kevin Degnan, Sr., Irvington, RB.
Player of the year Christian Conway, Sr., Bronxville, RB.
First team Eddie Ritch, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, RB; John Yozzo-Scaperrotta, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, DL; Darien Bica, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, LB.
Second team Tim Soave, So., Dobbs Ferry, RB; Malcolm Downey, Sr., Woodlands, RB; James Cole, Sr., Woodlands, WR; Sean Callahan, Sr., Bronxville, OL; Spencer Avalos, Sr., Dobbs Ferry, QB, DB; Sean Triandis, Sr., Bronxville, DL; Jackson Conway, Sr., Bronxville, LB.
First team Gary Moss, Sr., Tuckahoe, DL.
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