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Published: January 13, 2010 11:54 pm  

HS FOOTBALL: Baker, Dlugosz named all-state

Staff Report
Niagara Gazette

Grand Island senior linebacker Brett Dlugosz and Wilson senior wide receiver Ethan Baker were named first team all-state by the New York State Sportswriter’s Association on Wednesday.

Dlugosz, the Niagara Gazette CRUNCH Player of Year, was a member of the Class A first team defense. He notched a team-high 114 tackles, while paving the way at fullback for Connolly Cup finalist Andy LaLonde. He also led the Vikings to the Section VI Class A championship game after an 0-3 start to the season.

Baker, a first team Niagara Gazette CRUNCH selection, was a member of the Class C first team offense. He caught 36 passes for 680 yards and six touchdowns this past fall. The four-year varsity player finished as the school’s career leader in catches (103), receiving yards (1,689) and receiving touchdowns (17).

State champion North Tonawanda had six players named to the Class AA honor roll. Senior offensive lineman Kyle Shreve and senior defensive back Darrik Bloomfield were first team selections. Junior running back Joe Montesanti and senior linebacker Steve Kijowski were second team picks, while senior offensive lineman Casey Shreve was a fourth team choice and junior linebacker Travis Charsley was named to the fifth team.

Lockport’s record-setting senior tailback David Fluellen, who made a verbal commitment to Toledo last month, was a first team selection in Class AA. Teammate Luke Rankie picked up fifth team honors for his work as a linebacker during his senior season.

Lockport native Matt Rosenhahn, a senior defensive back at St. Joe’s, was a third team Class AA choice.

Medina senior defensive back Levi Pace was a third team pick in Class B.