By Edd Merritt, contributor

Vermont’s high school football coaches selected all-star teams recently. Led by the “Coach of the Year,” Marty Richards of Essex, offensive and defensive teams contained many CVU players from the team that finished second in the top division. On offense, the first-team backfield was led by quarterback, Max Destito, with Angelos Carroll one of the running backs. Jack Sumner was noted as a wide receiver, while up rot, Hayden Hilgerdt held line recognition.

First-team defense had among its linemen, Redhawk Charlie Taylor, with Ryan Canty as a linebacker, Jared Anderson in the backfield, Angelos Carroll as a kick returner and Oliver Pudvar as the punter.

The Redhawk selections did not stop with first team stars. Second team all-state listed Ryan Canty as a running back and Jared Anderson as a wide receiver. Lineman Eli Jones and running back Aidan Miller receiving honorable mention.

Meanwhile the Vermont Southern All-Stars squeaked out a North/South football victory on a seven-yard touchdown with two and one-half minutes left in the game — 39-35.

The North roster contained Redhawks Jared Anderson, Ryan Canty, Angelos Carroll, Haden Hilgerdt, Henry Kramer and Ryan Walker.