Oilers earn state awards

Photo by Eric Elliott Oil City running back Cam Russell was recently named to a pair of all-state teams thanks to his stellar season.

Oil City football has had plenty to celebrate over the holiday break as the 2020 Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Teams were revealed as well as the 2020 Pennsylvania Football News Coaches All-State Teams, because the Oilers were well represented on both Class 4A squads.

As an encore to the Oilers historic season that saw them reach the PIAA semifinals for the first time in school history, running back Cam Russell and defensive lineman Mario Fontanazza earned their way onto both all-state teams after stellar senior seasons while helping Oil City to a 10-1 record and its third consecutive District 10 championship.

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