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District 11 Top returning players 2018 Week 3

Written by: on Monday, September 17th, 2018. Follow Staff on Twitter.


DISTRICT 11 NOTES (week 3):   

By Duke Helm


Ryan Clark of ESS rushed for 326 yards and 3 td’s in their win over PM East.  Clark scored all 26 points in the 26-20 win which included a 26-yard td catch and a 2 point conversion run.  Clark leads the District with 784 rushing yards and 13 total td’s.  Trey Gretzinger of Palisades sits in 2nd place with 590 yards rushing and 10 td’s.  Logan Bachman of Central Catholic had his 2nd 200-yard game of the season when he rushed for 257 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Nazareth.  Ian Csicsek of Saucon Valley had his 1st career 200-yard game when he rushed for 210 yards and 3 td’s in their close win over Palmerton.  Csicsek now has 533 yards rushing and 8 td’s on the season.  Nate Boyle and Nick Breiner of Tamaqua have each scored 6 td’s and are both averaging over 100 yards a game rushing.  Boyle has 318 yards while Breiner has 358 yards.  Breiner has scored 46 td’s in his career and is within 2 td’s of the school record of 48 held by Alex Zukus (2000-03).  Boyle, a junior has 25 career td’s.  Ben Kramer of Blue Mountain rushed for 209 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Hamburg.  Lubens Meyers of Emmaus now has 30 career td’s.  Three senior quarterbacks on the chart are also on as a runningback.  All are on page 2.  Ethan Parvel of Emmaus has rushed for 1,286 yards and scored 19 td’s, Ethan Brader of Palisades has rushed for 1,266 yards and 21 td’s and Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame has rushed for 1,022 yards and scored 22 td’s.  Another qb, Deven Bollinger of Northwestern has rushed for 314 yards and scored 6 td’s in the 1st 3 games while throwing for 284 yards and another 6 td’s.  Ironically, Bollinger a junior, rushed 114 times for a negative 208 yards and didn’t have a rushing td in his first 2 years.



Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame passed for 232 yards and 3 td’s in their 35-34 win over Northwestern.  DeFranco stays put in 5th place all-time on the District career passing yardage list with 7,393yards.  However, he moves into 10th place all-time in the District with his 66 career td passes.  He bumps Corey Cinicola of Jim Thorpe and Devante Cross of Parkland out of the top ten.  Cinicola threw 64 td passes from 2006-09 and Cross threw 64 from 2013-15.  Levi Engle of Williams Valley threw 4 td passes in their win over Tri-Valley to break Stephen Sedesse career td pass school record of 45.  Engle now has 48 td passes for his career.  Dylan Rinker of PM East threw for 269 yards and 2 td’s in their loss to ES South.  That breaks the school record of 253 yards that Luke Hohenstein threw against Quakertown in 2013.  Bo Meyers of Bangor had the first 200-yard passing game of his career when he threw for 223 yards in their win over Northern Lehigh.  Pottsville’s Aiden Stanton subbing for the injured qb Damon Yost threw for 209 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Muhlenberg.  Zamar Blake of Bethlehem Catholic fired 4 td passes in their win over Liberty.  Blake has thrown for 333 yards and 5 td’s this season.



David Sanders of Notre Dame had his 3rd consecutive game with 100 yards receiving.  He now has caught 20 passes for 489 yards and 6 td’s.  His 20 catches tie him with teammate Isaiah Dejesus and Nazareth’s Tommy Manos for the District lead.   His yardage and td’s lead the District.  Zack Crum of Lehighton is in 2nd with 322 yards.  Sophomore Jesse Engle of Williams Valley has caught 5 td passes from his senior brother Levi.  He has 6 total catches for 161 yards this year.  Jason Dean of Blue Mountain has also caught 5 td passes while catching a total of 8 passes from Hunter Luckenbill.   Matt Stianche of Bethlehem Catholic caught 4 passes vs Liberty with 3 going for td’s.  Stianche has caught a total of 6 passes for 128 yards and 4 td’s



Al Erdosy of Northampton had a coaching record of 194-55-10 in his 29-year career (1939-67).  He won 21 LVL titles and shared 5 more.   His league record was 169-25-9.   Almost all of the remaining 30 losses were to season opener Phillipsburg.  He did, however, have undefeated seasons in 1949, 1955, 1956 and 1959.  At one time his teams won 54 consecutive league games and they had a streak of 24 consecutive wins overall from 1954-56.  In 1969 the school named their new field “Al Erdosy field”.  But did you know in February of 1959 it was rumored that Erdosy, Northampton baseball coach Mike Listski and wrestling coach Harry Wall were all going to coach at the new Dieruff high school.  However a few days later Erdosy and Liseyski called it off.  Lisetski who was an assistant on Erdosy’s staff for the 29 years was also the head baseball coach from 1946-71.  His baseball career record was 269-94-2.  He won 9 league titles and 3 District titles.  Wall would have a 188-102-4 record from 1946-71.



Brian “the touchdown maker” Baker played for Bethlehem Catholic from 1992-94.  Baker racked up 35 total td’s which included only playing 1 game in his junior season.  He had 1,856 career rushing yards and 901 receiving yards.


2018 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat (yellow highlighter = last week)


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

6 (2), 4 (3) Ryan Clark (ES South)  *Ties School Record*

5 (2) Trey Gretzinger (Palisades)  *School Record*

5 (2) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

4 (1) David Sanders (Notre Dame)

4 (2) Ian Csicsek (Saucon Valley)

4 (2) CJ Selby (Jim Thorpe)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

328 (2) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

326 (3), 263 (1) Ryan Clark (ES South)

261 (1) Trey Gretzinger (Palisades)

248 (2) Ethan Brader (Palisades)

257 (3), 232 (1) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

221 (1) CJ Selby (Jim Thorpe)

210 (3) Ian Csicsak (Saucon Valley)

209 (3) Ben Kramer (Blue Mountain)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

380 (2) Chris Whiteman (Lehighton)  *School Record*

361 (1), 337 (2), 232 (3) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

269 (3) Dylan Rinker (PM East)

252 (2) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

250 (2) Ethan Reis (Panther Valley)

223 (2) Dylan Rinker (PM East)

223 (3) Bo Meyers (Bangor)

209 (3) Aiden Stanton (Pottsville)

208 (1) Daulton Leedy (Tri-Valley)

201 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)  *School Record*

5 (1) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)  *Ties School Record*

4 (3) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

4 (3) Aiden Stanton (Pottsville)

4 (3) Zamar Brake (Bethlehem Catholic)


Single Game Receptions (10)

10 (2) David Sanders (Notre Dame)  *Ties School Record*


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

192 (2), 191 (1) David Sanders (Notre Dame)  *School Record*

179 (2) Blake White (Panther Valley)

151 (1) Christian Sapp (ES South)

141 (2) Zach Crum (Lehighton)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (1) David Sanders (Notre Dame)

3 (3) Matt Stianche (Bethlehem Catholic)


District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (350)

784 Ryan Clark (ES South)

590 Trey Gretzinger (Palisades)

533 Ian Csicsak (Saucon Valley)

531 Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

519 Ryan Schreffler (Pottsville Nativity)

519 Jaden Leiby (North Schuylkill)

493 CJ Selby (Jim Thorpe)

459 Ben Kramer (Blue Mountain)

446 Ethan Brader (Palisades)

445 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

435 Joe Guida (Parkland)

383 Nick Henry (Northwestern)

369 Zaheer Seabrooks (Bethlehem Catholic)

358 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

356 Justin Paul (Northern Lehigh)

351 Lubens Meyers (Emmaus)

350 Dalton Kintzel (Pine Grove)


Touchdowns (6)

13 Ryan Clark (ES South)

10 Trey Gretzinger (Palisades)

9 CJ Selby (Jim Thorpe)

8 Ian Csicsek (Saucon Valley)

7 Harold Reynolds (Easton)

7 Dalton Kintzel (Pine Grove)

6 David Sanders (Notre Dame)

6 Nate Boyle (Tamaqua)

6 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

6 Lubens Meyers (Emmaus)

6 Tavion Banks (Bethlehem Catholic)

6 Ben Kramer (Blue Mountain)

6 Devon Bollinger (Northwestern)


Passing Yards (400)

930 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

649 Chris Whiteman (Lehighton)

544 Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

519 Dylan Rinker (PM East)

490 Lawson Bray (PM West)

478 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

428 Ethan Reis (Panther Valley)

419 Nathan Nimeh (Easton)

411 Daulton Leedy (Tri-Valley)


Touchdown Passes (6)

10 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

9 Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

8 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

7 Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

7 Hunter Luckenbill (Blue Mountain)

6 Chris Whiteman (Lehighton)

6 Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

Receptions (13)

20 David Sanders (Notre Dame)

20 Isaiah Dejesus (Notre Dame)

20 Tommy Manos (Nazareth)

17 Allen Negrete (Whitehall)

16 Blake White (Panther Valley)

16 Tristan Hillman (PM East)

15 Zack Crum (Lehighton)

13 Rontay Dunbar (Freedom)


Reception Yardage (225)

489 David Sanders (Notre Dame)

322 Zack Crum (Lehighton)

295 Tommy Manos (Nazareth)

293 Blake White (Panther Valley)

259 Michael Dunlap (Easton)

237 Isaiah Dejesus (Notre Dame)


Reception Touchdowns (5)

6 David Sanders (Notre Dame)

5 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley)

5 Jason Dean (Blue Mountain)


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