All-PAC team features Hill

GREENVILLE, Pa.-The Presidents’ Athletic Conference announced its 2013 all-conference football teams Monday, with the list dotted by several local names.

Waynesburg junior quarterback Carter Hill, a 2011 graduate of Crestview High School, headlined the bunch, capturing first-team All-PAC honors.

Hill led the conference with 27 touchdown passes, was second with 2,883 yards passing and third with a 64 percent completion percentage. After transferring two years ago from Tiffin, Hill won the starting job in the middle of last season and hasn’t relinquished it. He led the Yellow Jackets to a 7-3 regular-season record and a berth in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Northwest Bowl They will travel to Brockport for the matchup at noon Saturday.

While at Crestview, Hill led the Rebels to a 29-6 record in his three seasons as starting quarterback, passing for 4,149 yards and rushing for 2,905 yards.

In addition to Hill, the Yellow Jackets also had two former East Liverpool Potters who were honored.

Junior defensive lineman J.T. Thompson, a 2011 graduate, made second team. Thompson finished the season with 44 tackles, two sacks and six pass breakups. It was Thompson’s first full-time season as a starter. While at East Liverpool, he earned three varsity letters in football.

Junior wide receiver Andrew English, also a 2011 graduate, received honorable mention. English tied for the team lead in both receptions (66) and touchdown catches (6) he was second with 768 receiving yards. He had a career -high 13 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown in week two against Frostburg State. English was honorable mention All-Ohio and first-team All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference at East Liverpool. He teamed with Thompson to help lead the Potters to the state playoffs in 2010.

Geneva offensive lineman Mike Underwood, a 2011 graduate of West Branch, was named to the second team. The Golden Tornadoes averaged 33.5 points a game during their 5-5 season.

Geneva sophomore returner Zachary Taylor, a 2012 United graduate, earned special teams honorable mention. Taylor helped lead the Eagles to a state playoff berth in 2010.

He averaged 10.2 yards on 19 punt returns with a touchdown and was the team’s fourth-leading receiver with 44 receptions for 452 yards and three touchdowns.