Dominick Bragalone, a standout running back for the South Williamsport football team, is currently in the running for the title of Mr. PA Football 2014. The statewide contest, which pits well known names on the football field against each other, has fans voting for their favorite athlete in order to determine who will hold the distinction of being Mr. PA Football for the next year.
A senior, Bragalone has been named the Class A Player of the Year for two years running. He has also been named to the 2014 Pennsylvania Writers’ Class A All-State team. He has committed to playing for Lehigh University after his graduation.
“Dominick has been a complete joy to work with the past 3 years,” said South Wiliamsport Head Coach Chris Eiswerth. “He possesses a relentless work ethic that has enabled him to put up some impressive statistics. He is a tremendous team leader that has taken South Williamsport to the highest levels of competition. I know he will continue to work hard and set his goals very high.”
Eiswerth continued, “I am very proud to say that I had the pleasure and opportunity to coach Dominick Bragalone — he has left a lasting positive impression on me and all he has come in contact with here in the entire community.”
Bragalone has been nominated and selected to be among the top six high school football athletes statewide through a unique voting process. The fans, media, and coaches each represent one-third of the vote.
Fans can cast their vote at Mr. PA Football webpage. The final voting deadline for the winner of Mr. PA Football is February 15.
All of the remaining nominees — who are listed below — have been invited to attend the banquet where the Mr. PA Football winner will be announced. Penn State head coach and keynote speaker James Franklin will present the awards. Manheim Central coach Mike Williams will also be honored with the Legendary Coach Award during the banquet. CBS 21’s Jason Bristol will be emceeing the event.
The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Harrisburg. Fans are encouraged to attend – tickets can be purchased at www.MRPAFootball.com. Ticket holders are also entered into a door prize for a chance to attend the sponsors reception with Coach Franklin and the final Mr. PA Football nominees..
Proceeds from the event benefit Vickie’s Angel Foundation.
Class AAA/AAAA Top 5 finalists
Sr. QB Ben Dinucci, Pine-Richland
Sr. RB Andre Robinson, Bishop McDevitt
Sr. RB Saquon Barkley, Whitehall
Sr. ATH Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley
Sr. OL Jon Runyan Jr., St. Joseph’s Prep
Class A/AA Top 6 finalists
Sr. QB Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette
Sr. RB Dominick Bragalone, South Williamsport
Sr. RB P.J. Fulmore, North Catholic
Sr. RB/DB Sam McCloskey, Bishop Guilfoyle
So. RB Lamont Wade, Clairton
Sr. ATH/QB Kyle Datres, Loyalsock
*Chris Eiswerh’s full statment:
Dominick has been a complete joy to work with the past 3 years. He possesses a relentless work ethic that has enabled him to put up some impressive statistics. Dominick led the entire country this year in rushing. He ran for nearly 5,000 yards and scored 67 touchdowns. In his career he ran for nearly 9,000 yards and scored 130 touchdowns. He holds state and national records. Dominick was the only Pennsylvania player this year to be named to All-American teams. Maxpreps and Parade honored Dominick with these All- American honors.
Dominick is a great student that has received a full scholarship to further his football career at Lehigh University. He is a tremendous team leader that has taken South Williamsport to the highest levels of competition. I am excited for Lehigh and for Dominick and his family. I know he will continue to work hard and set his goals very high. I am very proud to say I had the pleasure and opportunity to coach Dominick Bragalone. He has left a lasting positive impression on me and all he has come in contact with here in the entire community.
Mr. PA Football
Contact: Wayde Marsico
Wednesday, January 28, 2015