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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

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Emmaus punter Alex Orlando was selected to the Pennsylvania Football News All-State team after averaging over 40 yards per punt in 2020.
PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB After earning EPC Lehigh Division MVP honors, Brandon Camire was also selected to the PFN Coaches Select All-State team.