All-Star Capsules

Teams listed alphabetically:


Brad Hurlburt, sr., Linebacker, 5-foot-9, 170 pounds

A question mark coming into this season, Hurlburt transformed his game and made huge strides at fullback and linebacker. “He was very physical and had a breakout season for us,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly. “He came in stronger and bigger, and met the challenges. We got everything out of him that we were hoping for.”

Dustin Ross, sr., running back, 5-foot-8, 165 pounds

Ross is one of only two B-G running backs with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, matching Eric Finch, who accomplished that feat a decade ago. Needing a big game in the finale against Seton Catholic Central to break the milestone, Ross had 136 yards to finish with 1,011 yards and 10 touchdowns. “He created a lot of running lanes for himself, and any time he carried the ball, it had to scare defensive coordinators,” Mattingly said. “He had the ability to break it at any time.” Seven of Ross’ touchdowns went for 46 yards or more.

Ethan Mazzarella 5-9, sr.165 pounds

The B-G senior was considered the pound-for-pound toughest interior lineman – offensively and defensively – on the Bobcats this season. “When he blocked, he put everything he had into it,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly. “His motor just ran, and he created havoc for other team’s offenses. He set everything up for our linebackers.”


Nate Whittaker, sr., quarterback 6-0, 180 pounds

Over the course of his four-year varsity career, Whittaker scored a touchdown in just about every way possible, and showed that this year with two games where he ran, passed, and caught a touchdown pass. Sharing the quarterback duties, he established a new completion percentage record in Coach Tim Paske’s six-year tenure at 63.2 percent throwing eight TDs against just three picks, while leading the team with 610 yards through the air. Additionally, he rushed for 438 yards and four scores, and caught 10 passes for a pair of touchdowns. “He’s that rare kid that doesn’t come around much in a program,” Paske said. “He’s a great person in and out of football, and he did a lot of things for us this year. He had the knack of coming up with a big play when we needed it. It was a pleasure to coach him.”

Dan Carlin, sr., all-purpose, 6-foot-3, 175 pounds

Carlin was a perfect accessory in Greene’s corps of versatile offensive performers. Carlin rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns, caught 20 passes for another touchdown, passed for a touchdown, and ran in 10 two-point conversions, while also returning a fumble for a score. Defensively, he was credited with three sacks in the first half of the playoff win over Trumansburg. “He was all over the field on defense, and on offense, when we needed tough yards, we counted on him to get them,” Paske said. “He’s an unselfish kid who will do anything to help the team win.”

Nick Wilcox, jr., linebacker 5-foot-9, 140 pounds

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