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District 11 Top Returning Players Week 3

Written by: on Thursday, September 15th, 2022. Follow Duke Helm on Twitter.

 

DISTRICT 11 NOTES (week 3):  

RUNNINGBACKS: 

Steven Lilly of Palisades rushed for 161 yards and scored 5 td’s in their 47-40 win over Palmerton.  Lilly’s 5 td’s ties the school record held by Trey Gretzinger who scored 5 td’s vs Wilson in 2018.  Danny Darno of Notre Dame rushed for 221 yards and 4 td’s while passing for 143 yards and a td in their win over Tamaqua.  Darno has 350 yards rushing (7 td’s) and 567 yards passing (3 td’s) so far this season.  Luke DeRiggi of PM West rushed for 208 yards and scored 3 td’s in their win over Dieruff.  Clarence Watkins of Allen rushed for 217 yards and 2 td’s in their 22-22 tie game vs PM East.  District leader Alex Achenbach of Williams Valley upped his season totals to 572 yards and 10 td’s.  Aiden Myers of Schuylkill Haven (482 yards) and Cade Sawyer of Southern Lehigh (467 yards) are next in line.  Cade Christopher of Northwestern follows Achenbach’s 10 td’s with 9 td’s scored this season.  Achenbach went over 30 career td’s last week and now has 32 total.  Christopher now has 38 career td’s.

QUARTERBACKS:

Matt Machalik of Palmerton threw for a school record 302 yards and 2 td’s in their loss to Palisades.  Machalik also rushed for 90 yards and 3 td’s.  Garrett Perschy held the old record when he threw for 264 yards vs Bangor in 2016.  Machalik leads the District with his 736 yards and 9 td’s.  With his 3 td’s that he scored last week Machalik joins the “40 td” club and now has 42 career td’s.  Brad Rissmiller of Pen Argyl moves into 2nd place in the District after he threw for 292 yards and 2 td’s vs Northern Lehigh.  Rissmiller has 650 yards passing. Jake Fotta of Emmaus threw for 247 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Whitehall.  In the same game, Whitehal’s Trey Dogmantis threw for 236 yards and 2 td’s.  Isaac Whiteash of Williams Valley threw for 225 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Schuylkill Haven.  Whiteash, who went over 2,000 yards passing in the game (2,022 yards) now has 8 td passes this season.  Brady O’Donnell of Lehighton also went over 2,000 yards passing for his career last week vs Pottsville and now has 2,085 career yards.

RECEIVERS:

Brady Evans of Williams Valley caught 3 passes for 104 yards last week with all 3 catches going for td’s.  Evans now leads all current receivers with 1,389 career yards.   Evans and first year player Conner Dillon of Tamaqua lead the District with 5 td reception. Damian Tyminski of Pen Argyl now holds the school record for most career receptions with 70.  Tim Hahn held the old record when he caught 67 passes from 1987-89.  Tyminski leads the District with 27 catches and is 2nd in yardage (373 yards) behind leader Ian Rarick of Lehighton who has 375 yards.

STAT OF THE WEEK:

With 21 career td receptions Brady Evans of Williams Valley became the 5th Viking to reach 20 career td receptions.  Jesse Engle (2018-20) holds the school record with 34.  Jake Wolfgang (2015-17) had 31, OJ Grow (1987-90) had 29 and Owen Daniel (2010-12) had 26.  Pius X has the most of any District 11 teams with 6.  They are Wade Williams with 28 (2005-07), Nate Stewart with 27 (2012-14), Matt Camilletti with 24 (2008-11), Willie Wallace and Quintin Lopez both had 23 in the 2003-04 seasons and Dubois Ross also had 23 from 2010-11.  Stewart went to Notre Dame for his senior year after Pius closed and caught 6 more for a career total of 33.  And Ross transferred to Liberty for his senior year and caught 1 td for a career total of 24.  Coincidentally there are 19 current District 11 teams that do not have a player with 20 career TD receptions. They are: Ban, BM, Dier, ESN, Em, JT, Mah, Mar, Min, Nat, North, Palm, PA, PME, PMW, Sauc.V, Sc.H, Str, and TV.

 

2022 single-game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat

Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (1) Alex Achenbach (Williams Valley)

5 (3) Steven Lilly (Palisades)  *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Cade Christopher (Northwestern)

4 (1) Caiden Schaffer (Central Catholic)

4 (2) Aiden Myers (Schuylkill Haven)

4 (3) Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

315 (2) Aiden Myers (Schuylkill Haven)

305 (1), 241 (2) Alex Achenbach (Williams Valley)

221 (3) Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

217 (1) Cade Christopher (Northwestern)

217 (3) Clarence Watkins (Allen)

216 (1) Lane Lehman (Pine Grove)

203 (1) Michael Pascoe (Panther Valley)

208 (3) Luke DeRiggi (PM West)

200 (2) Cade Sawyer (Southern Lehigh)

Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

338 (1) Will Jacobson (Blue Mountain)  *School Record*

302 (3) Matt Machalik (Palmerton)  *School Record*

294 (1), 202 (4) Sonny Sasso (Nazareth)

292 (3) Brad Rissmiller (Pen Argyl)

256 (1) Colby Mitchell (ES South)

255 (2), 247 (1) Brady O’Donnell (Lehighton)

247 (3) Jake Fotta (Emmaus)

236 (3) Trey Dogmantis (Whitehall)

233 (2) Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

225 (3) Isaac Whiteash (Williams Valley)

215 (1) Ben Kreitzer (Nativity)

200 (1) Travis Riefenstahl (Saucon Valley)

Single Game TD Passes (4)

4 (1) Matt Machalik (Palmerton)  *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Travis Riefenstahl (Saucon Valley)

4 (1) Colby Mitchell (ES South)

4 (3) Isaac Whiteash (Williams Valley)

Single Game Receptions (10)

13 (1) Damian Tyminski (Pen Argyl)  *School Record*

11 (1) Nick Ryan (Shenandoah Valley)

10 (2) Ian Rarick (Lehighton)

10 (2) Justin Yescavage (Jim Thorpe)

Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

202 (1) Nick Ryan (Shenandoah Valley)

166 (1) Nekhi Spencer (ES South)

158 (1) Mason Kuehner (Nazareth)

156 (2) Ian Rarick (Lehighton)

Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

3 (1) Nekhi Spencer (ES South)

3 (3) Brady

Field Goals (40 yards)

42 Griffin Mitstifer (Parkland)

District 11 Season Leaders

Rushing (350)

572 Alex Achenbach (Williams Valley)

482 Aiden Myers (Schuylkill Haven)

467 Cade Sawyer (Southern Lehigh)

405 Cade Christopher (Northwestern)

388 Steven Lilly (Palisades)

372 Colm McGroaty (Mahanoy Area)

372 Sal Capria (Jim Thorpe)

355 Matt Martin (Marian Catholic)

350 Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

Touchdowns (7)

10 Alex Achenbach (Williams Valley)

  9 Cade Christopher (Northwestern)

  7 Josh Ludlow (Notre Dame)

  7 Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

  7 Caiden Schaffer (Central Catholic)

  7 Caden Henritzy (Northampton)

  7 Steven Lilly (Palisades)

Passing Yards (500)

736 Matt Machalik (Palmerton)

650 Brad Rissmiller (Pen Argyl)

627 Brady O’Donnell (Lehighton)

592 Sonny Sasso (Nazareth)

581 Travis Riefenstahl (Saucon Valley)

567 Danny Darno (Notre Dame)

512 Colby Mitchell (ES South)

506 Trey Dogmantis (Whitehall)

 

Touchdown Passes (7)

9 Matt Machalik (Palmerton)

8 Isaac Whiteash (Williams Valley)

Receptions (14)

27 Damian Tyminski (Pen Argyl)

22 Ian Rarick (Lehighton)

16 Jake Kocher (Whitehall)

16 Nick Ryan (Shenandoah Valley)

15 Justin Yescavage (Jim Thorpe)

15 Jareel Calhoun (Central Catholic)

14 Greg Campbell (Bangor)

Reception Yardage (250)

375 Ian Rarick (Lehighton)

373 Damian Tyminski (Pen Argyl)

325 Conner Dillon (Tamaqua)

280 Brady Evans (Williams Valley)

276 Noah Dolbin (Nativity)

266 Nekhi Spencer (ES South)

257 Josh Ludlow (Notre Dame)

251 Kendall Robinson (Palmerton)

Reception Touchdowns (4)

5 Brady Evans (Williams Valley)

5 Conner Dillon (Tamaqua)

4 Nekhi Spencer (ES South)

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