Council Rock South Quarter Playing Collegiate Football

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Council Rock South seniors Ryan Kilgarriff, Tyler Berghaier, Joe Erardi and Andrew Witten were recognized for committing to continue their football careers at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link:

Tyler Berghaier – McDaniel College (Football)
Reasons for choosing McDaniel:  “Playing football/academics”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “I’ve always wanted to play football at the collegiate level. It has been a dream. After my junior year, I started to get interest from various colleges coming into school. I would also e-mail schools I could see myself playing at, introduced myself and also sent my film. I would just take it from there.”
Coach Vince Bedesem says:  “Ty is a linebacker. I saw him the other day, and he probably dropped a couple of pounds. He’s limber, he’s all healed up from last year when he came in and was on the IR the first couple of games. I think he’s going to have a great start to his career at McDaniel just for the sheer fact that he’s healthy. Ty’s strength is that run-stopping ability, and he has a nose for the football.”
About Tyler:
Favorite food: 
Favorite movie:  Warrior
Favorite music:  R&B

Joe Erardi – Sacred Heart University (Football)
Criminal Justice
Reasons for choosing Sacred Heart:  “I have always wanted to play football in college. The recruiting process started in the summer. I would go to football camps to long snap. The process then turned to me reaching out to coaches and having coaches visit me at school. After that, I visited the campuses as well as talked to the football coaches at their school. I fit the best academically and athletically at Sacred Heart.”
Vince Bedesem says:  “Joe is going to be long snapping at Sacred Heart. I couldn’t be more proud of Joe. I always ask the kids, ‘Does anyone long snap? You will always find a spot on a team if you long or short snap.’ Joe took that to heart, and since his sophomore year, he has just been at it all the time. Now he’s earned his way, and he’s invited to a camp at a Division IAA school, and he’s going to make it just because of the kind of kid he is, and he’s so darn smart. Joe’s not only book smart – he’s savvy in the fact of how to play the game and situational football. Joe’s going to make a great addition to Sacred Heart.”
About Joe:
Favorite food: 
Chicken Parmesan
Favorite movie:  Creed
Favorite music:  Eminem

Ryan Kilgarriff – Lebanon Valley College (Football)
Final list of colleges:  Lebanon Valley, Juniata, Lycoming
Reasons for choosing Lebanon Valley:  “Have the opportunity to play football”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “I really wanted to play football in college. My junior year is when the recruiting process started.”
Coach Vince Bedesem says:  “The number one thing I can say about Ryan is he’s a competitor. He’s not the biggest, he’s not the strongest and he’s not the fastest, but Ryan just competes. One way or another, Ryan’s going to ‘outdo’ his opponent. He might give up a pass or even a touchdown, but I know at the end of the game he’s going to come out on the plus side of that competition. I think that too will help him when he gets to college – just that stick-to-it-iveness that he’s had during his career here at Council Rock South.”
About Ryan:
Favorite food: 
Favorite movie:  Remember the Titans
Favorite music:  Country

Andrew Witten – McDaniel College (Football)
Business Administration
Final list of colleges:  McDaniel, Lebanon Valley, Millersville, Temple
Reasons for choosing McDaniel:  “From the first meeting with the coaching staff, I could tell McDaniel was the best fit for both academics and athletics. Also, I felt right at home due to the people I met at the college.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in football at the collegiate level?  “I began playing football freshman year when a coach began recruiting me to kick and/or punt for the team. It wasn’t until my junior year that I started attending kicking camps and contacting coaches to help get recruited. After my senior season, I was in contact with coaches at colleges who were looking at me to be a punter and kicker at their college.”
Coach Vince Bedesem says:  “Andy coming off his soccer background – when he came to us as a sophomore, we threw him right into the fire. He’s learned all through the ranks, and his senior year he did a great, great job. I think that prepared him for the up and coming year at McDaniel.”
About Andrew:
Favorite food: 
Chicken and Broccoli
Favorite movie:  The Waterboy
Favorite music:  Hip Hop/Rap