Phil Picciotti of Pennridge is still turning heads.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior linebacker was again selected to the Pennsylvania Football Writers' Class 6A All-State team.
Talent runs in the family. Twenty years ago, the University of Pittsburgh was able to land highly rated 4-star fullback Dustin Picciotti from Central Bucks West. Dustin Picciotti is Phil's uncle.
North Penn landed three players on the all-state team. At quarterback, Ryan Zeltt highlights the team. He is a strong armed 6-4, 190-pounder junior.
His dependable running back, Khalani Eaton, also made the team. Eaton is a 5-10, 210-pound senior.
A hidden gem may be found in wide receiver Levi Carroll. A senior, Carroll has nice size at 6-4,185 pounds.
North Penn finished the season at 11-1, losing to Ridley, 56-55, in overtime. After four quarters, both football teams had put 49 points on the scoreboard.
In overtime, it was extra-point execution that finally settled the District One 6A quarterfinal contest.
Eaton put the host Knights ahead on the first play of the extra session with a 10-yard touchdown run but Stephen O’Donovan blocked the point after try, keeping the Raiders’ deficit at six.
Ridley found the end zone on its possession as Tahir Mills hauled in a nine-yard TD from quarterback John Heller, giving kicker Nick Volpone the chance to seal the victory.
The senior missed on a go-ahead field goal try from 36 yards out in the final seconds of regulation, but his extra point in OT was good.
Archbishop Wood's Eric Gardner, a 6-2, 225-pound defensive lineman. made the list. He is a junior.
La Salle College High School placed two players on the team in Abdul Carter and Sam Brown. Carter, a 6-4, 235-pound senior, is a linebacker. Brown is a 6-0, 190-pound senior.
The Explorers finished 11-2.
2021 Pa. Football Writers' Class 6A All-State team
Beau Pribula, Central York -- 6-2, 210 sr.
Ethan Kohler, Perkiomen Valley -- 6-2, 215 sr.
Joey Daniels, Mount Lebanon -- 6-1, 185 sr.
Ryan Zeltt, North Penn -- 6-4, 190 jr.
Tahir Mills, Ridley -- 6-1, 210 sr.
Alex Tecza, Mount Lebanon -- 6-0, 200 sr.
Jaheim White, York High -- 5-9, 195 sr.
Khalani Eaton, North Penn -- 5-10, 210 sr.
Sam Brown, La Salle College HS -- 6-0, 195 sr.
Eli Heidenreich, Mount Lebanon -- 6-0, 180 sr.
Anthony Ivey, Manheim Township -- 6-1, 180 sr.
Kenny Johnson, Dallastown -- 6-2, 190 jr.
Levi Carroll, North Penn -- 6-4, 185 sr.
Aiden Black, Delaware Valley -- 6-4, 225 soph.
Joden Nelson, York High -- 6-4, 280 sr.
Michael Dincher, State College -- 6-3, 295 jr.
Brad Harris, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-4, 280 sr.
Kade Capristo, Mount Lebanon -- 6-2, 270 jr.
Jon Ramsey, Wilson-West Lawn -- 6-2, 220 sr.
Cooper Cousins, McDowell -- 6-6, 275 soph.
Samaj Jones, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-1, 210 soph.
Kyle Williams Jr., Harrisburg -- 6-0, 175 jr.
Braelin Moore, Bethlehem Freedom -- 6-3, 295 sr.
Eric Gardner, Archbishop Wood -- 6-2, 225 jr.
Donovan Hinish, Pittsburgh C.C. -- 6-2, 275 sr.
Terrell Reynolds, Harrisburg -- 6-2, 245 jr.
James Heard, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-3, 225 sr.
William Harvey, Mount Lebanon -- 6-3, 280 sr.
Phil Picciotti, Pennridge -- 6-3, 225 jr.
Abdul Carter, La Salle College HS -- 6-4, 235 sr.
Carter Glassmyer, Central York -- 6-1, 215 sr.
Kenneth Talley, Northeast -- 6-3, 240 sr.
Josiah Trotter, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-1, 230 jr.
Bryce Wood, McDowell -- 6-3, 215 sr.
Keenan Nelson, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-1, 195 sr.
Justin Cook, Harrisburg -- 5-10, 165 sr.
Anthony Sacca, St. Joseph's Prep -- 6-4, 190 fr.
Mehki Flowers, CD East -- 6-1, 185 sr.
Antonio Chadha, St. Joseph's Prep -- 5-9, 195 sr.
Lebron Bessick, Coatesville -- 6-0, 175 sr.
Cameron Jones, Wilson-West Lawn -- 5-11, 180 jr.
CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alex Tecza, Mount Lebanon; Beau Pribula, Central York
COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Palko, Mount Lebanon
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This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: PA all-state football: Pennridge LB, North Penn trio highlight 6A team