Highlighted by Yorktown Patriots’ senior John Pius being chosen the Defensive Player of the Year, multiple high-school football players from Arlington were 6D North All-Region selections for their 2019 performance.
The 6-foot-3, Pius led a defense that helped the Patriots reach the region championship game and finish 11-2. He was a first-team selection on defense.
Other first-team selections from York- town were Aidan Burnside (senior, linebacker), Brendon Rindfusz (senior, defensive back), Max Patterson (junior, wide receiver) and Eamon Schmidt (senior, center).
Leading Yorktown’s second-team choices was senior quarterback Grant Wilson. Other second-teamers were two-way senior lineman Charlie Connally, Henry Sargent (senior, defensive line), Jonah Garufi (senior, place-kicker), Seth Roberts (senior, defensive back) and Colby Distaso (junior, all-purpose).
Yorktown senior runningback Pius Atubire made honorable mention.
From Washington-Liberty High School, senior William Murphy was a second-team all-purpose selection on offense and a second-team linebacker on defense, and senior Jackson Praed (defensive line) and senior Marco Estrada (offensive line) were honorable mentions.
Leading Wakefield High School’s all-region selections was second-team senior running back Isaiah Mefford, also an honorable-mention defensive back and an Offensive Player of the Year nominee.
Other Wakefield second-teamers were senior Hayden Bako (defensive line), junior Joe Kelly (linebacker), junior Lukai Hatcher (wide receiver and punt returner) and senior Luis Aliaga Corverea (offensive line). Hatcher was an honorable-mention defensive back.