Who Got Shafted on the WPIAL All-Decade Team?
Posted July 23, 2013 3:10 am
Preps.com compiled a list of the best 27 players the WPIAL has seen in the past decade that ended up being the most viral article in preps.com’s history. With Western PA full of talent every year, it was obvious some big names were going to be left off the list. I can assure you, we did our research on the list and did not overlook anybody. With all due respect, here are our biggest snubs that just came up a little bit short.
Eugene Jarvis (Central Catholic) (RB): If I had a dollar for every time somebody said Eugene was missing I think I would’ve racked up close to 200 dollars. Jarvis was lightening in a bottle for Central Catholic with his blazing speed and ridiculous open-field moves. Jarvis was next on the list, but Shell and Hall were both well deserving to be on the list as only two running backs could be selected.
— Cold Ass Honkey (@MyLifeSUGGS) July 23, 2013
@WPIAL_Insider the article should be about the handwritten apology letter to Eugene Jarvis you write for disrespecting him
— Jason Ryan Sand (@JaySand10) July 23, 2013
Paul Jones (Sto-Rox) (QB): Jones had 50+ offers and an Army All-American game to prove he had the best resumé among the snubs. Really, there should have only been 1 QB taken, but the WPIAL has had three 5-star QBs within a decade. It sounds crazy but Jones was a five star guy that got snubbed. That in itself proves just how great Western PA is at breeding signal callers.
Carmen Connolly (Seton La-Salle) (WR): Connolly was a prolific receiver for his Rebels. He also played great on defense. He had over 100 receptions his senior year and was close to breaking a national record.
— Tim Blair (@tblair4) July 23, 2013
Mike Caputo (West Allegheny) (ATH): Caputo in a sense lived in Rushel Shell’s shadow. What that means is, he was putting up crazy numbers, but Shell was putting up historic numbers. Many people made their case on why Mike should’ve made the list
— Ryan Kaminski (@PghSki17) July 23, 2013
David Harvey (Penn Hills) (WR): Harvey was Morelli’s partner in crime. This tandem tore up the WPIAL. Harvey had a real nice case of making the list, considering Breaston graduated in ’02 (my bad, wasn’t paying attention).
Christian Brumbaugh (South Fayette) (QB): Brumbaugh was a 1-AA QB, but don’t get it twisted, he was a gun slinger. The WPIAL’s all time leading passer definitely can put up the argument that he should be on the list, but over Pryor and Morelli?…
@WPIAL_Insider really did snub a lot of peoole what about Christian Brumbaugh WPIAL leading passer
— Jordan Faux (@jordan_faux) July 23, 2013