Five Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Five Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Complete Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of the Franklin & Marshall football team earned six spots on the All-Centennial (CC) Football Team announced Tuesday. Two players earned a spot on the first team while two more were named to the second and two received honorable mention. 

Ryan Ignatovig and Jonathan Cox landed on the first team and A.J. Koikoi along with Vincent Moffett earned second team accolades. Mark Opaliski received honorable mention and Moffett also earned honorable mention recognition as a kick returner. 

Ignatovig (Phoenixville, Pa. / Pope John Paul II) moves up a spot after earning second team honors a year ago. Junior Opaliski (Philadelphia, Pa. / William Penn Charter) earned his first postseason award after the pair anchored a line that helped pave the way for 1,687 yards on the ground this season and finished seven games with giving up one sack or less. Ignatovig, a senior, started all 10 games at left tackle and finished the year a 91-percent blocking percentage and 52 knockdowns while Opaliski graded out at 94-percent with 78 knockdowns at center. 

Cox (State College, Pa. / State College) earns All-CC honors for the first time in his career. The senior defensive lineman recorded 19 tackles and finished with 1.5 sacks. Koikoi (Randallstown, Md. / St. Paul's School) earns his second consecutive second team honors. A senior defensive lineman, Koikoi had 28 stops with 1.5 sacks and three tackles for a loss (TFL). 

Moffett (Philadelphia, Pa. / St. Joe's Prep) picks up his first postseason award this season. The sophomore played in all 10 contests and recorded 51 tackles while forcing four fumbles from his safety spot. He had four pass break ups and finished five games with five or more stops. He averaged 25.6 yards on 18 kick returns with a season total of 86. 

F&M finished the season at 6-4 with a 5-4 record in Centennial action.