Foster Makes First Team All-MSAC; Shank 2nd
Kyle Foster earned first team honors and Chase Shank second team accolades on the 2014 All-Mt. State Athletic Conference football team selected in voting done by the league coaches.
Dan Fox was special honorable mention and Aaron Roberts honorable mention on the team representing the strongest conference in the state.
Foster averaged 39.7 yards per punt this year, fifth best in school history. Of his 42 kicks, 11 were inside the 20 yard line and three were touchbacks. Six were fair caught and his longest was 59 yards.
During his three year career as punter, Foster kicked the ball 98 times and put 28 of them inside the opponents 20 yard line with a 62 long boot. His career average was 39.7 yards, second all-time to the legendary "Feets" Barnum, who went on to kick in the NFL. In single-season average, Barnum ranks one-two-four with Foster ranking third (41.3 as a junior) and fifth (39.7 as a senior).
Shank, a junior linebacker, was the leading tackler on the Big Reds this year - by a wide margin. He had 105 total stops, 39 more than the second best total. He had 9.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. He was also fifth in all-purpose yards on offense, and scored three touchdowns and was the team's fourth-leading rusher.
Fox, also a junior who missed two and a half games with injuries, led the squad in all-purpose yards with 734 and was the second-leading scorer with seven touchdowns. He caught 17 passes for an average of 19.4 yards per receptions and led the team with three interceptions and a 25 yard average on 14 kickoff returns.
Roberts led the team in passing, scoring and total offense as a two-year quarterback who nearly became only the fourth in PHS history to throw for 1,000 yards two years in a row. Marc Kimes, Eric Ranson and Alex Ash being the others.
Roberts threw for 1,121 yards as a junior and 974 this year. He scored eight touchdowns and a two-point conversion while amassing 1,329 yards in total offense. He threw for 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions.