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District 11 Top returning players 2017 Week 6

Written by: on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. Follow Staff on Twitter.


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

by Duke Helm

RUNNINGBACKS:  Logan Bachman of Central Catholic (4-2) rushed for 316 yards and all 6 td’s in their 42-20 win over ES North.  The yardage falls way short of Colin McDermott’s 422-yard day vs Bethlehem Catholic in 2012.  Bachman’s 6 td’s is one td short of the school record.  Komlan Lonergan (1996), Rob Hauke (2002) and Darnell Ferrell (2016) share the record with 7 td’s in a game.  Bachman leads the EPC North with 968 yards rushing and 17 total td’s.  Justin St. Hill of Jim Thorpe (6-0) rushed for 324 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Blue Mountain.  His 324 yards shatters the 48-year-old record that Pete Susko previously held.  Susko rushed for 273 yards and a school record 5 td’s in a 66-0 win over Hamburg in 1969.  Susko also had three 2-point conversions to also set the school record with 36 points in a game.  He still holds that record by himself, but his 5 td’s in a game was tied in 2006 by Craig Zurn.  Susko would finish the year as the Carbon County leader with 88 points.  He scored 12 td’s and had eight 2-point conversions including 4 in his last game of his career vs Southern Lehigh.  St. Hill has now rushed for 764 yards and scored 16 td’s this year.  Sean Solomon of ES South (3-3) had another 200-yard game when he totaled 237 yards vs Pleasant Valley.  Solomon had 2 rushing td’s and also had a 90-yard kick off return td.  Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley leads the District with 1,342 yards rushing and 21 td’s.  Job Goodman of Wilson (4-2) rushed for 240 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Catasauqua.  Goodman is 2nd in the District with 18 td’s.  Kobe Brish of Schuylkill Haven (2-4) rushed for over 200 yards and scored 5 td’s for the second week in a row.  Brish had 248 yards in their win over Mahanoy Area and became the 2nd player in the District to go over 1,000 yards rushing on the season.  The sophomore who’s on the first page of the chart, now has 1,047 yards and 15 td’s.  He needs 36 yards to go over 2,000 yards for his career.  Gerald Grube of Notre Dame (4-2) rushed for 166 yards and a td and also caught 6 passes for 107 yards.  He now has 3-100 yard rushing games (588 yards) and 4-100 yard receiving games this year (522 yards).  Nasir Legree of Liberty (2-4) rushed for 220 yards and scored 3 td’s in their win over Dieruff.  Qb Alstan Wolfe of Saucon Valley (4-2) rushed for 176 yards and scored 4 td’s in their win over Northwestern.  Wolfe also threw a td pass.  He’s rushed for 749 yards (12 td’s) and thrown for 463 yards and 6 td passes.  Northern Lehigh’s Justin Paul rushed for 165 yards and 2 td’s and teammate Mason Seiler rushed for 140 yards and 2 td’s but it wasn’t enough to give the Bulldogs their first win of the season.  In the same game, Pen Argyl’s Logan Sterner rushed for 151 yards and 2 td’s and also threw the game-winning 81-yard td pass to Tadd Barr in the 4th quarter to break a 27-27 tie.   Sophomore Nate Boyle of Tamaqua went over 1,000 yards rushing for his career and now is on the chart with 1,039 yards.  PM West’s Matt Mussenden rushed for 151 yards and 3 td’s and teammate Jon St. Hilaire rushed for 107 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Allen.  Sam Siminitus of Pottsville (4-2) rushed for 170 yards and 2 td’s to help the Crimson Tide give Tamaqua (5-1) it’s first loss of the season.  Ian Murhan also scored 2 td’s for the Tide.


QUARTERBACKS:  Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame threw for 293 yards and a td in their win over Palmerton.  DeFranco leads the District with his 1,707 passing yards.  Scott Poulson of Easton (4-2) had his second career 200-yard game when he threw for 248 yards and 3 td’s in their loss to Bethlehem Catholic.  Anthony Harris of Nazareth (3-3) threw for 252 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Northampton.  He’s thrown for 1,454 yards and a District leading 19 td passes.  Michael Ruisch of Parkland (6-0) had his third consecutive 230+ yard passing game.  He threw for 232 yards and a td in their win over Whitehall.  Ruisch went over 1,000 yards passing for the second year in a row and now has 1,017 yards.  In the same game, Whitehall’s Ethan Parvel also went over 1,000 yards passing and has 1,079 yards on the season.  Javon Clements of Bethlehem Catholic (6-0) went over 1,000 yards passing last week and now has 1,084 yards.  Ruisch and Clements will square off Friday night to see who will remain undefeated in the EPC South.  Jared Jenkins of Freedom (4-2) had his third 200-yard passing game when he threw for 202 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Emmaus.  The sophomore now has 1,147 yards passing on the season.  Levi Engle of Williams Valley (6-0) threw for 216 yards and 2 td’s in their win over East Juniata and needs 36 yards to reach 1,000 for the season.  Logan Edmond of Southern Lehigh (5-1) threw for 232 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Bangor.  Tekoah Guedes of Palmerton (4-2) went over 1,000 yards passing on the season when he threw for 226 yards in their loss to Notre Dame.  He also went over 2,000 yards in his career in District 11 and now has 2,091.  As a freshman, Tekoah played for Plateau Valley High School in Colorado and threw for 994 yards and 11 td’s.  That would give him 3,085 yards passing and 37 td passes for his overall career.  Cody Scherer of Lehighton (6-0) threw for 115 yards and 2 td passes while also scoring a td in their win over previously unbeaten North Schuylkill.  In the same game, Doug Weist of North Schuylkill (5-1) threw for 208 yards and a td.  Blake Reed of Emmaus (3-3) went over 1,000 yards for his career and now has 1,022 career passing yards and is now on the chart.  Logan Yoder of Tri-Valley was a perfect 6 for 6 vs Millersburg, good for 196 yards and 3 td’s.




RECEIVERS:  Jahan Dotson of Nazareth (3-3) caught 6 passes for 103 yards and 3 td’s vs Northampton.  He also had a 77-yard punt return for a td.  The 4 td’s gives him a total of 41 td’s for his career at Nazareth.  He has 159 career receptions and is still in 4th place on the District 11 all-time career chart.  Dotson is 1 catch behind 3rd place Nate Stewart (Pius/Beca).  His 2,318 career receiving yards puts in 10th place all-time in District 11.  Dez Boykin of Whitehall caught 7 passes for 117 yards and a td and now has 153 career receptions which places him one spot behind Dotson in 5th.  Boykin has 2,476 career receiving yards and is in 7th place all-time in the District.  We had 3 receivers last week rack up yardages of 158, 157 and 156 yards.  Jakob Herres of Easton caught a school record 13 catches vs Bethlehem Catholic for 158 yards.  Easton never had a player reach double-digit catches in a game.  Jonathan Bisci held the previous record when he caught 9 passes for 103 yards vs Pennsbury in game 1 of the 2006 season.  He would also catch 8 passes vs Whitehall for 100 yards later that year.  Bisci finished the season with 54 catches for 840 yards and 5 td’s.  Herres already owns the school record for reception yardage in a game when he had 172 yards vs Nazareth last year.  Jake Wolfgang of Williams Valley caught 5 passes for 157 yards and 2 td’s last week.  Wolfgang has caught a td pass in 8 consecutive games and continues his remarkable average of td’s per catch.  He catches a td pass every 2.34 catches (26 td catches on 61 receptions).  Matt Walters of ES South has the District career record (40 receptions minimum) with an average of 2.28.  Walters, who was the interim coach earlier this year filling in for Ed Christian, caught 41 passes for 807 yards and 18 td’s in 2010.  He is one of the “one hit wonders” that only caught passes in his senior year.  Wolfgang could end up having the best average for a multi-year player.  Jason Labar from Bangor (the 2nd one) is recognized with that feat when he caught 16 td passes on only 41 receptions from 1995-96 to average a td catch every 2.56 receptions.  Ashton Buchanan of Tri-Valley caught 3 passes for 156 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Millersburg.  Buchanan now has 14 career td catches and is within one td catch of tying the school record.  Cade Holden had 15 career td receptions from 1998-2001.  A special thanks to head coach Mike Ulicny for his continued support in researching, finding and updating their records book when I’m looking for stats.  Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic leads the District with 599 receiving yards.  Miguel Hernandez of Catasauqua and Boykin lead the District with 36 catches each.  Hernandez broke the tie with Paryss Marshall for 2nd place all-time at Catasauqua for career receptions and is now tied with last years teammate Ryan Greene for 1st place all-time at Catasauqua.  They both have 130 career receptions.  Victor Alvarado of Dieruff (1-5) continues to lead the EPC North with 28 receptions for 409 yards.


OTHER: Marian Catholic scored 41 points in the 4th quarter of their 48-12 win over Panther Valley.  They trailed going into the 4th quarter 12-7.  Marian had 2 fumble recovery td’s, 2 interception return td’s and 2 rushing td’s from Seth Paluck.  That’s still 8 points short of the record.  Nazareth scored 49 points in the 2nd quarter vs Northampton in 2013 to break McKeesport’s 2008 state record of 48 points scored in a quarter.


WEEK 6 TRIVIA:   There are only 2 known active District 11 teams that never had a player score 5 or more touchdowns in a game.  Can you name them?


WEEK 5 TRIVIA:   Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic had 182 yards receiving last week but it’s not a school record.  Who holds the school record for receiving yards in a game?   Shawn Martell had 221 yards receiving vs Altoona on 6 catches in 2001.  Two of his catches were 74 and 67 yard bombs but ironically neither one went for a td.  His 1 td catch in the game was a 5 yarder.  Mark Scattene also had a 200 plus game when he caught 6 passes for 207 yards and 2 td’s vs Exeter in 2004.


WEEK 4 TRIVIA:  Quadanie Vega of Dieruff broke the school record for passing yards in a game with 341 yards.  Name the 2 brothers that each had over 300 yards passing in a game with one of them holding the old record.   Rich and Joe Ocelus.  Rich threw for 308 yards vs Pottsville in 2002 and Joe threw for 305 yards vs Allen in 2008.   Ironically their game stats were almost identical except for the score.  Rich was 18 for 32 for 308 yards and 2 td’s while Joe was 18 for 28 for 305 yards and 2 td’s.  Rich’s Husky team lost to Pottsville 39-33 while Joe helped defeat Allen 53-0.


WEEK 3 TRIVIA:  Jared Colletti of Palisades now has 2,056 career rushing yards.  Name the 5 other Pirates to have at least 2,000 yards rushing for their careers.  Christian Gretzinger 3,189 (2011-14), Brian Hahn 2,678 (2002-05), James Stanell 2,494 (2006-09), John Gruver 2,284 (2005-08) and Owen Breininger 2,152 (1999-01).


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?  Dan Cason of East Stroudsburg South had exactly 2 td catches in each of the first 6 games of the 2010 season.  The opponents were Easton, Del Val, Scranton, PM West, Stroudsburg, and Lehighton.  The streak ended against PM East when he caught 3 passes for 63 yards and 0 td’s in a 21-0 win.  Their only loss in the streak was a close game vs Easton 24-22.  Cason would have 2 more games with 2 td’s each to end the year with 8 games with 2 td’s in each game.  He would finish the season catching 57 passes for 1,101 yards with 20 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, current week in blue


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

6 (6) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

5 (1), 4 (3), 4 (5) Job Goodman (Wilson) *Ties School Record*

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

5 (4), 4 (1), 4 (5) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley) *Ties School Record*

5 (5) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

5 (5), 5 (6) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

5 (5) Nate Boyle (Tamaqua) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

4 (3), 4 (5) Praize Andrews (PM East)

4 (3) Zach Link (Shenandoah Valley)

4 (4) Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

4 (5) Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

4 (5) Matt Lewandowski (Mahanoy Area)

4 (6) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

4 (6) Alstan Wolfe (Saucon Valley)

4 (6) Justin St. Hill (Jim Thorpe)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


324 (6) Justin St. Hill (Jim Thorpe) *School Record*

316 (6), 266 (2) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

274 (5), 273 (2), 229 (3), 219 (4), 209 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

274 (5) Israel Selassie (Easton)


258 (3), 224 (5), 216 (4) Praize Andrews (Pocono Mountain East)

253 (2), 237 (6) Sean Solomon (ES South)

250 (4) Nasai Moon (Pleasant Valley)

248 (6), 221 (2), 215 (5) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

240 (6), 220 (5) Job Goodman (Wilson)

220 (6) Nasir Legree (Liberty)


213 (5) Alstan Wolfe (Saucon Valley)

211 (5), 205 (3) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

203 (3) Ian Murhon (Pottsville)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

396 (2), 345 (1), 293 (6), 271 (3), 236 (5) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame) *School Record*

372 (5) Javon Clements (Bethlehem Catholic)

348 (5), 319 (3), 252 (6), 243 (1), 243 (4) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

341 (4), 218 (1), 200 (3) Quidanie Vega (Dieruff) *School Record*

298 (4), 247 (1), 202 (6) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)


285 (1), 216 (6) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

285 (4), 223 (3) Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

264 (5), 232 (4) Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

261 (1), 225 (6) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

251 (5), 249 (4), 232 (6) Michael Ruisch (Parkland)

248 (6) Scott Poulson (Easton)

242 (5) Anderson Dear (Pen Argyl)

233 (1), 232 (5), 226 (6), 202 (3) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

233 (2) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)


230 (3) Frank Rousher (Central Catholic)

227 (4) Dylan Della Valle (PM West)



212 (1) David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

211 (3) Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

210 (1) Hunter Kennedy (Panther Valley)

208 (6) Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

207 (2) Nick Rosahac (Jim Thorpe)

200 (3) Sincere Walker (Pottsville Nativity)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (3), 4 (6) Anthony Harris (Nazareth) *Ties School Record*

5 (5) Scott Poulson (Easton) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

4 (1), 4 (5) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

4 (2) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

4 (3) Cody Scherer (Lehighton)

4 (5) Deven Bollinger (Palmerton) *Ties School Record*


Single Game Receptions (10)

13 (4) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

13 (6) Jakob Herres (Easton) *School Record*

13 (4) Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill) *School Record*

10 (1) Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

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

10 (4) Phil Dangello (Northwestern) *Ties School Record*


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

182 (5) Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

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

166 (1) Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

158 (6) Jakob Herres (Easton)

157 (6) Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

156 (6) Ashton Buchanan (Tri-Valley)

150 (4) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

148 (1) Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

146 (1) Brandon Koch (Schuylkill Haven)

140 (3) Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (5) Eddie Olsen (Easton) *School Record*

3 (2) Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

3 (3) Tristan Hillman (PM East)

3 (3) Joe Herman III (Whitehall)

3 (6) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)


District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (700)

1342 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

1047 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

968 Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

916 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

910 Praize Andrews (PM East)

906 Job Goodman (Wilson)

793 Nasir Legree (Liberty)


764 Justin St. Hill (Jim Thorpe)

755 Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

721 TaQuan Bradley-Chambers (Lehighton)


Touchdowns (11)

21 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

18 Job Goodman (Wilson)

17 Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

16 Justin St. Hill (Jim Thorpe)

15 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

13 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

13 Praize Andrews (PM East)

12 Jahan Worth (Parkland)

12 Alstan Wolfe (Saucon Valley)

11 Tavion Banks (Bethlehem Catholic)

11 Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

11 Jared Colletti (Palisades)

11 Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

11 Jared Colletti (Palisades)


Passing Yards (800)

1707 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

1454 Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

1147 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

1137 Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

1084 Javon Clements (Bethlehem Catholic)


1079 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

1074 Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

1017 Michael Ruisch (Parkland)

964 Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

961 Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

917 Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

917 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

898 Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

862 Dylan Della Valle (PM West)

848 David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

844 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

841 Scott Poulson (Easton)



Touchdown Passes (11)

19 Anthony Harris Nazareth)

13 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

13 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

11 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

11 Scott Poulson (Easton)

11 Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

11 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)


Receptions (24)

36 Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

36 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

34 Zac Keifer (Nazareth)

34 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

34 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

31 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

30 Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

30 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

29 Jakob Herres (Easton)

28 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

28 Dan O’Hare (Notre Dame)

28 Victor Alvarado (Dieruff)

26 Khalili Edwards (PM West)

25 Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)



Reception Yardage (450)

599 Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

523 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

522 Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

513 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

504 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

501 Jakob Herres (Easton)

480 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

473 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

464 Ashton Buchanan (Tri-Valley)

454 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

452 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)


Reception Touchdowns (6)

9 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

8 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

7 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)

6 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

6 Jakob Herres (Easton)

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