Camire, Orlando named all-state
Two Emmaus players were recently named to the Pennsylvania Football News Coaches Select Class 6A All-State team.
The PFN Coaches Select team is voted on by high school coaches across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Alex Orlando was named as the first-team punter, while Brandon Camire was named as the second-team fullback.
Orlando, who is also the Hornets’ place-kicker, has been a dependable part of coach Harold Fairclough’s teams for the last three seasons. The 6-foot, 225-pound Orlando is a two-step punter whose reliable hands and compact delivery provided the foundation for consistent punting distance and hang time.
During the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Orlando launched 25 punts during five regular season games and one playoff game for a 41-yard average. Those punts had an average hang time of four seconds and four of them landed inside the 20-yard line.
His most effective performance may have been Oct. 17 against Central Catholic under the J. Birney Crum Stadium lights. In a tight and taut contest where both teams struggled to sustain drives, field position took on added importance. Orlando consistently provided the Vikings dismal field position and had two key punts to get the Hornets out of trouble. Gradually, the Emmaus defense wore down the Vikings and the Hornets claimed a 24-7 victory.
Camire is a highlight video waiting to happen. When he runs, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound speedster quickly sees blips of enemy hue that steer him through trouble like warning lights. The Valparaiso University-bound Camire has a combination of speed and quickness that few runners across Pennsylvania possess. He runs the 40 in 4.42 seconds.
During the 2020 season, Camire carried the ball 86 times and gained 556 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. Statistically his best effort was the season’s second game against Dieruff, when he shot by the Huskies for 142 yards and scored four touchdowns on just seven carries. He also displayed a nice pair of hands, securing six receptions for 212 yards and three touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a memorable 76-yarder Oct. 23 against Whitehall. In that same contest, the elusive Camire also had an electric kickoff return for a touchdown. In addition, Camire also returned punts during the year.
“He’s a very explosive runner with great speed,” said Fairclough.
2020 Class 6A PFN Coaches Select All-State Team
Player of the Year: Beau Pribula, Central York
Co-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Ed Gallagher, Souderton; Gerry Yonchiuk, Central York
Quarterback: Beau Pribula - Central York, Junior; Kyle McCord - St. Joseph’s Prep, Senior
Running back: Chris James - Neshaminy, Senior; Jalen White - Souderton, Senior
Fullback: Noble House - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Slot/Hback: Eli Heidenreich - Mt. Lebanon, Junior
Wide Receiver: Judah Tomb - Central York, Senior; Marvin Harrison - Marvin Harrison Jr, Senior; Sahmir Hagans - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Tight End: Nassir Jones - Williamsport, Senior
Offensive Guard: Nate Bruce - Harrisburg, Senior; Michael Dincher - State College, Sophomore
Offensive Tackle: Connor McMahon - Canon-McMillan, Senior; Josh Gaffney - Central York, Senior
Center: Eli Kantor - Pennridge, Senior
Long Snapper: Kyle Kennedy - Spring-Ford, Senior
Punter: Alex Orlando - Emmaus, Senior
Kicker: Antonio Chada - St. Josephs Prep, Junior
PFN Pick: Spencer Briscoe - Hempfield, Senior
Offensive Athlete: Timmy Smith - Central Dauphin, Senior; Malik Cooper - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Defensive Tackle: Bralen Henderson - Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Senior; Nick Yagodich - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Defensive End: Rob Jackson - Archbishop Wood, Senior; Josh Miller - Seneca Valley, Senior
Nose Guard: Aonghas Evanick - Souderton, Senior
Outside Linebacker: Jeremiah Trotter Jr. - St. Josephs Prep, Senior; Mahlik Robinson - Wilkes Barre, Senior
Mid/Inside Linebacker: Shane Hartzell - Pennridge, Senior; Jason Henderson - Delaware Valley, Senior
Cornerback: Keenan Nelson Jr - St Josephs Prep, Senior; Malachi Bowman - Central Dauphin, Senior
Safety: Sammy Knipe - State College, Senior; Abdul Stewart - Coatesville, Senior
Kick/Punt Returner: Judah Tomb - Central York, Senior
Defensive Athlete: Brian Dickey - Methacton, Junior; Julian Talley - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Quarterback: Sam Stoner - York High, Sophomore; Max Mosey - Central Dauphin, Junior
Running back: Jahiem White - York High, Sophomore
Nahjee Adams - Easton, Senior
Ed Tillman - Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Senior
Fullback: Brandon Camire - Emmaus, Senior
Slot/Hback: Keith Freeman Jr. - Williamsport, Junior
Wide Receiver: Troy Corson - Wilson-West Lawn, Senior; Caleb Baker - Abington, Senior
PFN Pick: Jaiden Cabrera - Nazareth, Senior
Tight End: Kyle Fontes - Central York, Senior
Offensive Guard: Derek Frinzi - Easton, Senior
Offensive Tackle: Brad Harris - St. Josephs Prep, Senior; Ben Murawski - Souderton, Senior
Center: Maximus Fisher - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Long Snapper: Michael Ippoliti - Conestoga, Senior
Punter: Sam Hershey - JP McCaskey, Senior
Kicker: Jack Wagner - Wilson-West Lawn, Senior
Offensive Athlete: Cooper Baxter - Butler, Junior; Isaac Burks - JP McCaskey, Junior
Defensive Tackle: Saumir Deshields - York High, Senior; Donovan Hinish - Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Junior
Defensive End: Jake Tarburton - Pennridge, Senior; Seth Griffiths - Central York, Senior
Nose Guard: Kairos Beasley - Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Senior
Outside Linebacker: Phillip Picciotti - Pennridge, Sophomore; John Hutchinson - Neshaminy, Senior
Mid/Inside Linebacker: Jacob Horton - Souderton, Senior; Tamir Jackson - Easton, Senior
Cornerback: Nate Capers - Spring-Ford, Senior; Shaun Purvy - Souderton, Sophomore
Safety: Matt Blakemore - Methacton, Junior
Oreck Frazier - Abington, Senior
Kick/Punt Returner: Malik Cooper - St. Josephs Prep, Senior
Defensive Athlete: JD Younger - Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Senior; Taylor Wright Rawls - Central York, Senior