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Twelve District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 4A All-State Team

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| December 30, 2022

After finishing 13-1 and adding another WPIAL championship, Aliquippa garnered individual honors Friday, as five players were selected to the Pa. Football Writers Class 4A all-state team.

Senior offensive linemen Neco Eberhardt and Naquan Crowder, senior defensive back D.J. Walker, junior linebacker Cameron Lindsey and sophomore running back Tiqwai Hayes were honored.

Hayes followed up an amazing freshman season by rushing for 1,982 yards and scored 30 touchdowns this fall

Lindsey, led the Quips with more than 100 tackles and three forced fumbles and also scored five TDs.

Walker had seven interceptions this fall and also starred on offense with 33 receptions for 586 yards and six touchdowns.

Also recognized on the Class 4A all-state team were Armstrong senior quarterback Cadin OlsenTrinity senior offensive lineman Ty BancoLaurel Highlands senior athlete Rodney GallagherCentral Valley senior defensive lineman Jackson TonyaThomas Jefferson senior defensive lineman Jordan Mayer, Central Valley senior defensive back Jayvin Thompson and McKeesport senior defensive back Bobbie Boyd.

Olsen, a Penn recruit, led the WPIAL in passing with 3,210 yards and 43 touchdowns and finished his career with 7,819 yards.

Gallagher started the season at wide receiver and caught four touchdowns before moving back to quarterback. He then passed for 1,272 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 690 yards and 11 more scores. Gallagher signed with West Virginia to play wide receiver.

Mayer, a Wisconsin commit, had 47 tackles, five sacks and one forced fumble for the Jaguars.

Thompson, who signed with Georgetown, scored 16 touchdowns and had 37 catches for 683 yards. Defensively, he added 69 tackles and five interceptions.

Boyd was a two-way standout for the Tigers, who ran for 1,164 yards, scored 15 touchdowns and added seven interceptions.

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