Back in the summer, Parsippany Hills High School senior defensive lineman Mike Dogbe announced that he will be attending Temple University.
This fall, he left quite a mark on Morris County football.
Dogbe’s work on the defensive line was one of the main reasons why the Vikings made it all the way to the NJSIAA North 2 Group III championship game.
Dogbe was named the 2013 Morris County Football Coaches Association’s Pete Piccirillo Defensive Player of the Year during a luncheon at the Boonton Knights of Columbus. The award is named after the longtime West Morris coach who was known for his team’s tough defenses.
Par Hills, in just its fourth state playoff final ever, wound up losing to Summit, 16-13, at Kean University.
Dogbe was joined on first team by quarterback Brandon Katzenberger and receiver Tommy Bluj.
Jefferson quarterback J.R. Reese, meanwhile, was named the John Chirrona Offensive Player of the Year. The award is named after the longtime offensive-minded Morristown football coach.
Reese was joined on first team by backfield mate Kyle Neuschatz.
Rounding out the offense on the all-coaches team was Ryan Cirillo (Butler), Robbie Arancio (Delbarton), George Scalley (Dover), Jack Horan and Anthony Marconi (Mendham), Aaron Silverstein (Montville), Jose Delgado (Morris Hills), Matt McFadden (Morristown-Beard), Andrew Massefski (Parsippany), Zack Heeman (Mount Olive), Frank Raggo (Randolph), Liam McLaughlin (Wippany Park), Christian Cuccinelo (Mountain Lakes), and Kyle Guldner (West Morris).
The defense was comprised of Hakeem Rowe (Boonton), Anthony Bassolino (Hanover Park), Christian Graupe (Kinnelon), Yianni Kostidakis (Madison), Justin Connolly (Morris Catholic), Mike Marra (Morris Knolls), Nick Sachs (Morristown), Vince Parrotta (Pequannock), Zack Kuehm (Mountain Lakes), Dillon Artigliere (Roxbury), Kevin Hennelly (West Morris), Matt Oplinger (Delbarton), John Spagnola (Mountain Lakes), Kyle McGeough (Chatham), Anthony Santo (Randolph), and Nick Boyle (Dover).