NAME: Taylor Bolesta
LAST SEASON: 2019
The four-year plan for the Dallas football from 2016 through 2019 needed leaders and Taylor Bolesta was one of the players that stepped up to the plate. As a senior captain, Bolesta led the Mounts to their first District 2 Championship since 199 and the second state title game appearance in school history. On offense, Bolesta was a dominant blocker and helped Dallas rush for 4,138 yards and pass for 1,980 yards for a total of 6,118 yards of offense in 2019. On defense, he had 65 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in 2109.
Bolesta was a 2019 NPF Wyoming Valley Conference 4A first team offensive and defensive lineman plus division Lineman of the Year. He also was named NPF District 2 Lineman of the Year. In 2018, he was named a first-team NPF Wyoming Valley Conferece Big School defensive lineman and was an NPF All-District 2 defensive lineman. Bolesta was named a first-team all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News and an all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football Writers his senior season. He was also a first-team defensive lineman by EasternPAFootball.com. Bolesta will continue his football career at Division 1 FCS Long Island University.
Dallas coach Rich Mannello on Bolesta: A player may come along some day that could possibly match Taylor’ s year round weight room work ethic and every day intensity but I am confident that no one will ever surpass him. A self-made player completely committed to the process and working through the grind. More importantly, he is an outstanding young man. He will have a tremendous college career.