All-State football honors for Orleans players

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 January 2020 at 2:57 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Cody Wilson, left, and Holley’s Jacob Norman have earned first team All-State football honors.

Two Orleans County players, Albion senior linemen Cody Wilson and Holley senior linebacker/quarterback Jacob Norman, have earned first team All-State football honors.

Wilson has been named to the Class B first team and Norman to the Eight Man Division first team.

A finalist for the WNY Trench award which honors the top Western New York two-way lineman, Wilson helped lead Albion to the B3 Division title and a berth in the Section VI Class B finals.

Norman made 67 tackles and had 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery for the Hawks.

Albion senior runningback/linebacker Tyray White was named to the Class B fourth team.

Medina junior defensive back/wide receiver Brian Fry was named to the Class B fifth team while Newfane senior running back/linebacker Jaden Heers was selected to the Class B second team.

Wilson has placed four players on the Class C squad led by senior defensive lineman Declan Faery a first team selection. Senior quarterback Bobby Atlas, senior running back Drew Westmoreland and senior kicker Thomas Baia all received Honorable Mention.

Akron sophomore Aiden Smith also received Class C Honorable Mention.

The All-State Eight Man squad has named Oakfield-Alabama/Elba quarterback Colton Dillon Player of the Year.

OAE also has senior linemen Peyton Yasses and Dylan Rykert earn first team honors.

The All-State Class B,C, D and Eight Man teams were announced today.