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District 11 Top returning players 2017 Week 2

Written by: on Thursday, September 7th, 2017. Follow Staff on Twitter.


by Duke Helm

DISTRICT 11 NOTES:  Yearly leaders are now listed at the bottom. 


RUNNINGBACKS:  Braxton Marrero of Whitehall, Matt Mussenden of PM West, Sone Ntoh of Emmaus and Kobe Brish of Schuylkill Haven all surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards and are now on the chart.  Marrero has racked up 354 yards rushing and scored 5 td’s in the first 2 games.  Brish rushed for 221 yards and a td in their loss to Lehighton.  Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley rushed for 273 yards and 3 td’s on 32 carries last week for the 2-0 Vikings.  Rabuck now has 4,955 yards rushing for his career and has scored 43 td’s.  He is now 45 yards away from the “4,000 yard” club and is 3 td’s short of tying the school record.  Rabuck currently leads the District with 7 td’s.  Zach Petiet of Saucon Valley rushed for 174 yards and scored a total of 5 td’s as the Panthers moved to 2-0.  Petiet tied the school record with his 5 td’s.  Coached by Fritz Halfacre, Walt Schmidt scored 5 td’s and rushed for 168 yards in 1955 vs Schwenksville.  Current Muhlenberg runningback Nick Savant did the trick 3 times in 2013 vs Palisades, Jim Thorpe, and Coughlin.   And current Kutztown player Evan Culver did it twice in 2015 vs Bangor and Lehighton.  Petiet also went over 2,000 yards rushing in his career (2,165).      After rushing for -1 yard in week one, Sean Solomon of ES South rushed for 253 yards and 3 td’s last week vs PM East.  Central Catholic’s Logan Bachman rushed for 266 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Pleasant Valley.  Sophomore Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic rushed for 132 yards and 3 td’s last week vs Northampton to start the season with 2-100 yard games.   Nick Breiner of Tamaqua has 320 yards rushing and a total of 6 td’s so far this season.  Mitch Wagner of North Schuylkill rushed for 183 yards and 2 td’s in their comeback win over Steel-High.


QUARTERBACKS:  Junior, Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame threw for a school record 396 yards last week vs Bangor.  Tre Jordan held the old record when he threw for 363 yards vs  Salisbury in 2015.  DeFranco already has 741 yards passing on the season and has thrown 6 td’s.   Matching DeFranco’s 6 td’s are Logan Edmond of Southern Lehigh, Blake Reed of Emmaus and Jared Jenkins of Freedom.  Edmond’s  thrown for 425 yards, Reed’s thrown for 321 yards and Jenkins has 435 yards this year.  Andre Brett of Catasauqua threw for 233 yards in their win over Northern Lehigh and now has 411 in 2 games.  Ethan Parvel of Whitehall threw for 134 yards and 3 td’s while rushing for 120 yards and a td last week vs Emmaus.


RECEIVERS:  Jakob Herres of Easton had another big game when he caught 7 passes for 133 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Liberty.  Herres also caught 2 td passes in week 1.  Dez Boykin of Whitehall caught 9 passes for 115 yards with 3 of them going for td’s  and Corey Raysely of Catasauqua caught 9 passes for 105 yards as both their teams won last week.  Notre Dame has 4 receivers with over 100 yards receiving in the first 2 games.  They are, Gerald Grube (212), Josh Clark (168), Dan O’Hare (166) and Isaiah Dejesus (115).  Alec Huertas of Freedom has caught a pass in 15 straight games including catching at least 6 in each of the last 3 games.   Grube had 107 last week and Eli Price of Southern Lehigh had 115 yards.


GAME FILM NOTICES:  Vinny Lepre of Pine Grove had 6 pancake blocks from his guard position vs Halifax.  Jim Thorpe’s Colin Jacobs made 11 tackles including 2 sacks and Dylan Dailey had 6 tackles including 2 sacks in their win over Marian Catholic.  Dailey has 3 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss and 10 qb hurries this year.


WEEK 2 TRIVIA:  Jakob Herres of Easton has caught 2 td passes in each of the first 2 games.  Who holds the District 11 record with 6 consecutive games with at least 2 td catches? 



WEEK 1 TRIVIA:  A few years back we established that Central Catholic has the most players who scored 40 or more td’s in their careers with 8.  They now have 9 with Darnell Ferrell finishing with 55 td’s last year.  Which team in District 11 is in 2nd place with 7 players?  Parkland has 7: Austin Scott (74), Sean Bleiler (53), Jarel Elder (49), Andre Williams (47), Matt Thomas (45), Rob Dvoracek (40) and Devante Cross (40). 


PRESEASON TRIVIA:  Kobe Brish of Schuylkill Haven rushed for 917 yards and scored 12 Td’s last year as a freshman.  Both of those totals are 4th best all-time as a freshman in the District.  The 3 players in front of Kobe in yardage are District record holder Jordan Gray of Nazareth (1,663), Austyn Borre of Pleasant Valley (1,257) and James Mungro of East Stroudsburg South (1,233).  Gray also holds the freshman TD record with 22 total.  Borre and Mungro are tied for 2nd with 17 TD’s each.Which Colonial League former player scored 11 TD’s as a freshman and is in 5th place, 1 behind Brish?  Jonathan Linton (Catasauquqa 1990), Bill Stocker (Wilson 1995) or Cody Remaly (Northern Lehigh 2007).  Cody Remaly is in 5th place with 11 td’s.  Linton scored 7 and Stocker scored 9 td’s.



2017 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (1) Job Goodman (Wilson) *Ties School Record*

5 (2) Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

4 (1) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


273 (2), 209 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

266 (2) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

221 (2) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

396 (2), 345 (1) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame) *School Record*

285 (1) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

261 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh) 

247 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

243 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

233 (1) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

233 (2) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

218 (1) Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

212 (1) David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

210 (1) Hunter Kennedy (Panther Valley)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

4 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

4 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

4 (2) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)


Single Game Receptions (10)

10 (1) Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

10 (1) Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain) *School Record*


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

179 (1) Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain) *School Record*

166 (1) Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

148 (1) Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

146 (1) Brandon Koch (Schuylkill Haven)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

3 (2) Dez Boykin (Whitehall)


District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (300)

482 Dylan Rabuck ( Williams Valley)

354 Braxton Marrero (Whitehall)

320 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)



Touchdowns (5)

7 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

6 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

6 Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley)

5 Job Goodman (Wilson)

5 Will-Quon Clemons (Catasauqua)

5 Jahan Worth (Parkland)

5 Braxton Marrero (Whitehall)



Passing Yards (300)

741 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

435 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

425 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

411 Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

387 Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

337 Drew Krewson (Blue Mountain)

330 Scott Poulson (Easton)

321 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

317 Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

316 Dylan Della Valle (PM West)

305 Mike Ruitort (ES South)

Touchdown Passes (5)

6 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

6 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

6 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

6 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)


Receptions (10)

13 Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

13 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

13 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

12 Zac Keifer (Nazareth)

12 Dan O’Hare (Notre Dame)

11 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

11 Corey Raysely (Catasauqua)

11 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

11 Isaiah Dejesus (Notre Dame)

11 Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

10 Jakob Herres (Easton)



Reception Yardage (200)

232 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

231 Jakob Herres (Easton)

212 Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

207 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)



Reception Touchdowns (3)

4 Jakob Herres (Easton)

3 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

3 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)

3 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

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