By the numbers: 6-0, 180 Sr. TB-CB-P.
» At a glance: Rushed for 1,551 yards on 213 carries, an
average of 7.3 yards/carry and 141 yards/game, third-best among countians.
Also scored 32 touchdowns and a half-dozen 2-point conversions for 204
points, second-best in county annals. Posted scoring sprints of 26,
32, 58, 38, 39, 84, 25, 53 and 44 yards and also had an 89-yard run
from scrimmage against Sharpsville in the D-10 title tilt. Also caught
TD tosses of 45, 61 and 20 yards; returned punts of 85, 85 and 58 yards
for scores, and added a 55-yard interception return for a TD (Brookfield).
Finished career with an estimated 4,000-plus yards.
» 2000 honors: Selected as the Mercer County Athletic Conference's
(Small School) offensive player of the year, as well as second-team
Associated Press all-state (Small School) punter. Being recruited
by various schools.
By the numbers: 6-6. 240 Sr. OT-DT.
» At a glance: Helped pave the way for 2000-yard rusher
Carmone Parchman and a Tigers' ground game that amassed 521 points (37.2
ppg.), 2,767 yards rushing (197.6/game) and 4,265 total yards (304.6/game).
Also played a pivotal part in a defense that yielded only 1,568 yards
rushing (112/game) and 2,096 total yards (149.7/game).
» 2000 honors: Named to The Associated Press' first-team
all-state (Small School) defense and as a 2-way All-Mercer County Athletic
Conference tackle. Committed to the University of Pittsburgh.
By the numbers: 5-9, 170 Jr. FB-LB.
» At a glance: Although an underclassmen, emerged as one
of the leaders of a surprising Sharpsville squad that advanced to the
PIAA-A Final Four before bowing to Rochester. Despite missing parts of
three games due to a concussion, rushed for 844 yards on 169 totes (4.9
yards/carry) and tallied 8 TDs, including the lone score, a 13-yard run,
in a 7-0 PIAA playoffs opening-round win over previously-undefeated Curwensville.
Top outings included a 30-carry, 147-yard regular-season outing against
Hickory, a 22-tote, 158-yard playoff performance against Union City, and
a 14-carry, 100-yard effort in the final versus Rochester. A leader on
the Blue Devils' defense which permitted only 133 points (11/game) and
1,905 yards (158.8/game) prior to the season-ending setback.
» 2000 honors: Tabbed as the Mercer County Athletic Conference's
Small School defensive player of the year, and was a 2-way, first-team
By the numbers: 6-2, 270, Jr. C-DT.
» At a glance: While Sharpsville shocked county, distict
and state-wide foes en route to a 10-win season, he was the principal,
2-way interior force on a team that outgained (264.4 to 158.8) and outscored
(25.3 to 11.0) opponents before being eliminated by Rochester in the PIAA
western regional title tilt. The Blue Devils, led by Haywood, Eric Major
and Bill Stiger, outrushed their first 12 foes by a 2,447-1,157 margin,
due in large measure to the paths he cleared and the gaps he filled.
» 2000 honors: Named as a 2-way All-Mercer County Athletic
Conference small school choice.