All-Passaic County and Conference football honors to Wayne Hills’ Kuhn, Casasanta, Daly, Puntolillo, Grosjean and Lucarello while All-Conference accolades go to Oseback, Abida, Masten, Imperato, Brunetti, D’Argenio, Thiel, Woodard, Odatalla, Gerard, Gail, Brutofsky and Mirko

Wayne Hills football coach Wayne Demikoff has announced the names of a number of players who were awarded post-season accolades by the Passaic County coaches, as well as those coaches in the North Jersey Super Football Conference’s Freedom Red Division.

Wayne Hills finished 6-4 this season, qualified for the playoffs, and won the Freedom Red Division for the second straight season. The Patriots also won the conference title for the third time in the last four years, having won the Freedom White Division crown in 2016.

Wayne Demikoff addresses his team after a practice this season. Demikoff has been at the helm for six seasons now, with a 55-23 career record, two sectional championships and a Bowl game crown.

The All-Passaic County team, which consists of football schools in the county, was announced on Nov. 25.

Earning first team, All-County honors for the Patriots were Gabe Kuhn, Dan Daly, Mike Casasanta and Christian Puntolillo.

Second team, All-County for Wayne Hills went to Jake Grosjean and Nick Lucarello.

The conference coaches awarded their teams earlier this month, based on offense and defense while the county format recognized the top players, regardless of position.

Wayne Hills football players welcomed honorary team captain Zach Galasso during a home game this season.

First team, All-Conference accolades, on offense, went to Kuhn, Stanley Oseback, Casasanta, Steven Masten, Puntolillo and Jordan Thiel.

On defense, Lucarello, Grosjean, Daly, Noah Abida, Dean Imparato, Joe Brunetti and Ryan D’Argenio were named to the first team.

Second team, on offense, went to Jack Woodard and Chris Brutofsky while Sharif Odatalla and Dan Gerard were voted second team, All-Conference, on defense.

Honorable Mention was afforded to Mateo Mirko, on offense and Anthony Gail, on defense, for the Patriots.

By mike051893

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