By Libby Rosequist
North East High School seniors, Wil Parton, Keyen Skrekla and Seth Fuller were selected to play on the County All-Star team in the Save and Eye game on July 24.
These three football players excelled during their high school career and postseason, also participating in the North South game held on June 18, playing for the North side.
The North South game was made up of the best players in the D-10 North and South counties.
The game was held at Greenville high School and the North proved its abilities by ending the game as a shutout. The final score was 14-0.
The North team was coached by North East High School head football coach, Shawn Humes.
The three boys were then selected to play in the Save an Eye game which was held at Veterans Stadium. This game featured First and Second Team All-Region players along with Lions Club players of the week.
North East businesses were able to sponsor the boys for the game.
During the Save an Eye Game, Fuller scored all of the touchdowns earning 21 points for the county team.
The game ended with a score of 29-21 giving the Metro team the win.
• Wil Parton #54: First Team All-Region for offensive line and linebacker, two-time NE football team captain, 20-21 NE football Defensive Player of the Year, and fourth place in 2019 Big Man Bash for bench press. Parton was sponsored by the Straw Hat and Sundae Shop for the Save an Eye Game. He will be attending Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. Parton plans to major in finance and play football for the college.
“We are so proud of Wil and all of the hard and dedication he brought to this season,” Wil’s mother, Sarah Parton said. “Watching them play together is an experience we all will never forget and we are excited to keep watching him play as he goes into college.”
• Keyen Skrekla #10: Second Team All-Region, team captain, multiple NE football awards including breaking passing records for NE football. Skrekla was sponsored by North East Auto Gallery for the Save an Eye Game. Skrekla will be joining the Keystone Electricians Apprentice Program and eventually the Electricians Union.
“Keyen was outstanding in his last season of football,” Keyen’s father, Jared Dikeman said. “He went all out on the field, trying different positions and learned how to be a leader for his team.
“It was great seeing him play with different teams and it was even better watching him play with two guys he really cared about. The boys grew up together and he and Seth really knew how to communicate on the field.”
• Seth Fuller #7/8: For the North South game and NE football, Fuller was No. 7 and No. 8 for Save an Eye Game: First Team All-Region offense and defense, 20-21 North East football Offensive Player of the Year, team captain, and Lions Club player of the week. Fuller was sponsored by The Bean Coffee House for the Save an Eye Game. He will be attending Mercyhurst University to become a federal agent in law enforcement and play football for the university.
“It was amazing to see how hard Seth was willing to work and train on and off the field,” Seth Fuller’s father, Brian Fuller said. “He did whatever he could to help his team reach their goals and I saw him play to his potential.
“I was also a coach for North East and I saw how hard all the boy’s dedicated themselves to the game. They fed off each other’s strengths and developed a strong bond that lead to an incredible season.”