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District 11 Top Returning Player Preview for 2016

Written by: on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

by Duke Helm

DISTRICT PRE-SEASON NOTES:

 

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE

RUSHING

There are 2 players in each division returning that rushed for over 1,000 yards last year.  QB, Thomas Melchiorre of ESN leads the group with 1,697 yards.  Jamaal Brome of Stroudsburg rushed for 1,646 yards.  Gunner Anglovich of Liberty had 1,450 yards and qb, Travis Stefanik of Nazareth rushed for 1,071.  Brome scored 23 td’s last year while both Melchiorre and Anglovich each scored 21 td’s last year.  Melchiorre’s yardage is a school record (Joe Clouse 1,496 in 2011) and his 21 td’s ties Clouse for the school record.  He also holds the school records for career rushing yardage (2,691) and td’s (32).  Melchiorre also has the school record for most rushing yards in a single game with 329.  Brome ties the school record for junior with his 23 td’s.  Dave Paffenroth had 23 td’s as a junior in 1977 and Gerald Douglas also had 23 as a junior in 2013.

 

PASSING

Five returning quarterbacks threw for at least 1,000 yards last year.  Travis Stefanik of Nazareth leads the group when he threw for 2,346 yards last year.  Jake Cirillo of ESS threw for 1,969 yards.  He’s thrown for over 1,000 yards in each of his first 3 years.  Ethan Persa of Central Catholic threw for 1,874 yards in his first year as a starter.  Dylan Della Valle of PMW threw for 1,150 yards last year as a sophomore and Joe Young of Freedom threw for 1,123 yards.   Stefanick’s yardage and td passes are school records for a junior.  Tom Silvius threw for 2,084 yards in 1987 as a junior and Dan Harding threw 20 td passes in 2010 as a junior.  Della Valle’s 1,150 yards and 10 td passes are school records for a sophomore.  Stefanik led the group with 28 td passes last year, followed by Cirillo with 17.

 

RECEIVING

Julian Liaci of Nazareth leads the pack of returning players with 53 receptions.  Desmond Boykin of Whitehall had 41 catches as a sophomore last year.  Zach Bross of Parkland had 39 catches and Thomas Murphy of Central Catholic had 35 catches.  Liaci led the group in yardage with his 664 yards followed closely by Boykin, who had 660.  Boykin’s catches and yardage are Whitehall records for a sophomore.  Whitehall returns 5 players that had at least 10 receptions last year.

 

COLONIAL LEAGUE

RUSHING

Mike Stasko of Palmerton (1,233 yards) and Mitch Daniel of Notre Dame (1,096 yards) are the only 2 returning players that had 1,000 yards rushing last year.  Job Goodman of Wilson rushed for 831 yards as a sophomore last year.  Stasko scored a school record 21 td’s last year.  Daniel scored 18, followed by his teammate, Jalen Simpson, who scored 11 td’s last year.

 

PASSING

Garrett Perschy of Palmerton is the only returning quarterback to throw for over 1,000 yards last year (1,080).  He also threw for 1,299 yards as a sophomore.  Cameron Clark of Wilson threw for 957 yards as a sophomore.  Perschy also leads the returning qb’s with his 11 td passes that he threw last year.  Andrew Brett of Catasauqua threw 10 td passes in limited action.

 

RECEIVING

Teammates, Corey Raysely and Ryan Greene of Catasaqua lead all returning players with their 51 and 46 receptions respectfully.  Tim Walter of Southern Lehigh caught 38 passes while Daniel caught 32 last year.  Walter led the group with his 761 receiving yards followed by Raysely’s 743.  Daniel had 525 yards, Greene had 519 yards and John Moran of Notre Dame had 509 yards.  Walter leads all active returning players with 1,307 career reception yards.   He is also tied with Joel Santana of Shenandoah Valley for career receptions among active players.  They both have 78 career receptions.  Raysely’s catches, yardage and td catches (7) are all sophomore records at Catasauqua.  Allen Fatzinger held all 3 records that he set in 2001.  Greene broke Paryss Marshall’s junior year school record for catches with his 46.  Marshall had 44 in 2012.  Marshall would go on to catch 76 passes for 1,566 yards and 20 td’s in his senior year.

 

SCHUYLKILL LEAGUE

RUSHING

There are no returning 1,000 yard rushers.  Major Jordan of North Schuylkill leads all returning players with 884 yards.  Darion Jacoby of Pottsville rushed for 848 yards last year as Pottsville joins the Schuylkill League this year.  Richie Zahodnick of North Schuylkill and Preston Gehring of Schuylkill Haven each scored 11 td’s last year.  Jordan scored 10.

 

PASSING

Ethan Kuczynski of Marian Catholic is the lone returning qb to throw for over 1,000 yards last year.  Kuczynski threw for 1,183 yards as he went over 1,000 yards for the second year in a row (1,309 yards in 2014).  Eric Wapinsky of Pottsville threw for 899 yards last year while Mason Freed of Blue Mountain threw for 759 yards.  Kuczynski threw 13 td passes last year, Freed threw 12 and Hunter Kennedy of Panther Valley threw 10 as a sophomore.  Kennedy is the first Panther to throw for at least 10 td’s as a sophomore.  Panther’s all-time passer, Cazzie Kosciolek threw 9 td passes in 1990 as a sophomore.

 

RECEIVING

Official records have Joel Santana of Shenandoah Valley catching 59 passes last year.  The total was lower than first thought but is still a record by 4 catches.  Zahodnick caught 39 passes last year.  Santana had 677 receiving yards last year and Zahodnick had 423 yards.

 

OTHERS:

Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley returns after rushing for 1,105 last year as a sophomore.  Dawson Schwalm of Tri-Valley had 614 yards rushing last year as a sophomore.  Rabuck scored a total of 9 td’s last year.

 

Ryan McDonald of Pottsville Nativity threw for 751 yards and 7 td’s last year as a sophomore.

 

Jake Wolfgang of Williams Valley leads 5 returning Vikings that had at least 10 receptions last year.  Wolfgang caught 29 pases for 762 yards and 10 td’s last year as a sophomore.  His yardage and td catches are school records for a sophomore.  Fellow classmate Allen Hand caught 26 passes for 592 yards.

 

 

 

***ALL PLAYERS IN BLUE INK ARE EXPECTED BACK FOR THE 2016 SEASON***

 

2015 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat 

 

Single Game Touchdowns (4)

 

7 (9) Gunner Anglovich (Liberty) *7 School Record* 

7 (11), 6 (1), 5 (4), 4 (5), 4 (7), 4 (9), 4 (12) Kyle Boney (Emmaus) *7 School Record*

6 (7) Mike Stasko (Palmerton) *6 School Record*

6 (10), 4 (5) Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton)

5 (2), 5 (3), 5 (5), 4 (7), 4 (10) Antwon Keenan (Beth. Catholic) *5 Ties School Record* 

5 (2) Bud Moyer (Tamaqua) *5 Ties School Record*

5 (3) Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg) 

5 (5) Devante Cross (Parkland)

5 (8) Logan Sterner (Pen Argyl) *5 Ties School Record*

5 (8), 5 (12), 4 (4), 4 (5), 4 (10), 4 (14) Evan Culver (Saucon Valley) *5 Ties School Record* 

5 (9), 4 (12) KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic) *5 Ties School Record*

5 (13) Devin Turner (Northampton) *5 Ties School Record*

4 (2) Devin Irwin (Salisbury)

4 (3), 4 (4), 4 (10) Thomas Melchiorre (ES North)

4 (4) Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley)

4 (4) Lenny Dulsky (Mahanoy Area)

4 (5) Matt Fisher (PM East)

4 (6), 4 (9), 4 (11) Alvin Pacheco (Central Catholic)

4 (7) Richie Zahodnick (North Schuylkill)

4 (8) Wyatt Clements (Lehighton)

4 (8) Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame)

 

4 (9) Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)

4 (10 Jalen Simpson (Notre Dame)

4 (11) Erik Digirolamo (Parkland)

 

 

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

 

469 (10), 302 (8), 202 (2) Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton) *469 District Record*

391 (9), 293 (12) Gunner Anglovich (Liberty) *391 School Record* 

377 (9), 318 (11), 297 (7), 224 (5), 221 (6), 218 (4), Kyle Boney (Emmaus) *377 School Record*

331 (13), 279 (5), 242 (8), 221 (2) 207 (3), 204 (9), 203 (12), 202 (14) Evan Culver (Saucon Valley)

329 (4) Lenny Dulsky (Mahanoy Area) *329 School Record*

329 (10), 276 (4) Thomas Melchiorre (ES North) *329 School Record*

307 (3), 247 (10), 236 (1) Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg) *307 School Record*

306 (7) Chris Monaco (PM West)

296 (5) Mason Ryan (Mahanoy Area)

278 (12), 259 (11), 249 (6) Alvin Pacheco (Central Catholic)

270 (8) Logan Sterner (Pen Argyl)

255 (5) Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley) *255 School Record*

252 (5) Matt Fisher (PM East)

248 (1) Mike Stasko (Palmerton) *248 School Record*

246 (4) Robert Heller (Jim Thorpe)

 

246 (9), 245 (10) Devante Robinson (Dieruff)

 

239 (6), 237 (7) Major Jordan (North Schuylkill)

227 (7), 208 (2) Bud Moyer (Tamaqua)

225 (7) KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic)

223 (8) Harry Hall (Northwestern)

222 (13) Devin Turner (Northampton)

221 (9) Saivaughn Vass (Bangor)

212 (3) Danny Lozada (Schuylkill Haven)

203 (10) Andres Santos (Freedom)

 

Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

406 (1), 297 (4), 243 (11), 242 (7), 227 (3) Blake Levengood (South. Lehigh) *406 School Record*

369 (9), 278 (5), 243 (1) 215 (3) Giani Sinatore (Whitehall) *369 School Record*

363 (3), 358 (12), 316 (5), 289 (7), 285 (2), 262 (11), 246 (13), 243 (6), 241 (9), 218 (4), 210 (8) Tre Jordan (Notre Dame) *363 School Record*

349 (8), 217 (10) Cameron Clark (Wilson)

 

345 (9), 209 (10) Ethan Persa (Central Catholic) 

 

313 (6), 277 (5), 268 (16), 240 (15), 222 (10), 216 (2), 211 (12) Devante Cross (Parkland)

297 (1), 231 (5), 230 (11), 204 (6) Doug Erney (Liberty)

288 (3), 270 (2), 237 (11), 235 (1), 226 (4), 212 (8), 211 (6), 207 (5) Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

278 (6), 235 (1) Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

274 (4), 200 (1) Jake Jakobsen (Stroudsburg)

268 (10), 257 (6), 247 (8), 241 (9), 234 (2), 221 (3) Jake Cirillo (ES South) 

257 (2) Ethan Kuczynski (Marian Catholic)

252 (8) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua) 

243 (9), 232 (7) Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

234 (5), 201 (7) Nick Rodichok (Williams Valley)

231 (4) Mikey Brown (Pleasant Valley)

230 (10), 224 (9) Bobby Grigas (North Schuylkill)

229 (4) Tyler Cann (Lehighton)

223 (10) Ian McCole (Shenandoah Valley)

216 (3) Garrett Perschy (Palmerton)

215 (3) Cristian Burker (Catasauqua)

207 (10) Eric Wapinsky (Pottsville)

205 (3) Trey Durrah (Easton)

 

Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (4), 4 (11) Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) *5 Ties School Record*

4 (1), 4 (9) Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh) *4 Ties School Record*

4 (1) Mason Freed (Blue Mountain) 

4 (2) Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

4 (2) Devante Cross (Parkland) *4 Ties School Record*

4 (3), 4 (7) Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)

4 (4), 4 (7) Jake Jakobson (Stroudsburg)

4 (5), 4 (6) Doug Erney (Liberty)

4 (8) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

4 (8), 4 (9) Nick Rodichok (Williams Valley)

4 (9) Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

 

Single Game Receptions (10)

11 (3) Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

10 (2), 10 (10) Kenny Yeboah (Parkland)

10 (6) Mason Donaldson (Salisbury)

10 (8) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

10 (8) Joel Santana (Shenandoah Valley) *10 Ties School Record*

 

Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

296 (1) 166 (7), 164 (3) Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *296 District Record*

229 (2) Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic) *229 School Record*

 

195 (11) Joel Santana (Shenandoah Valley)

184 (8), 172 (11), 167 (2), 145 (6) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

169 (9) Dallas Kassis (Central Catholic)

 

168 (6) Noah Ridgeway (Parkland)

164 (7) Cory Hicks (Catasauqua)

163 (12) Kenny Yeboah (Parkland)

159 (1) Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

159 (13) Destyn Woody (Notre Dame)

 

158 (9), 150 (3) Changa Hodge (ES South)

147 (3) Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

147 (3) Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

145 (4) Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg)

145 (11) Tim Walter (Southern Lehigh)

143 (5) Carrick Panella (Parkland)

141 (3) Tegan Durishin (Lehighton)

 

Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (11), 3 (7) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth) *4 School Record*

3 (1) Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

3 (1), 3 (8) Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *3 Ties School Record*

3 (2) Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic) *3 Ties School Record*

3 (9) Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg)

3 (10) Changa Hodge (ES South)

3 (10), 3 (12) Kenny Yeboah (Parkland)

 

 

2015 District 11 Season Leaders

 

Rushing (1,000)

2934 Evan Culver (Saucon Valley) *School Record*

2452 Kyle Boney (Emmaus) *School Record*

1975 Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton)

1697 Thomas Melchiorre (ES North) *School Record*

1669 Wyatt Clements (Lehighton)

1649 Harry Hall (Northwestern)

1646 Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg) 

1610 Alvin Pacheco (Central Catholic)

1529 Robert Heller (Jim Thorpe)

1450 Gunner Anglovich (Liberty) 

1395 KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic)

1393 Devante Cross (Parkland)

1329 Devante Robinson (Dieruff)

1327 Antwon Keenan (Bethlehem Catholic)

1233 Mike Stasko (Palmerton) 

1190 Lenny Dulsky (Mahanoy Area)

1164 Zach Thatcher (Saucon Valley)

1154 Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley)

1153 Eric Digirolamo (Parkland)

1152 Bud Moyer (Tamaqua)

1120 Mason Ryan (Mahanoy Area)

1105 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley) sophomore

1096 Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame) junior

1071 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) junior

1035 CJ Young (Northern Lehigh)

 

Touchdowns (15)

48  Evan Culver (Saucon Valley) *School Record*

41  Kyle Boney (Emmaus) *School Record*

33  Antwon Keenen (Bethlehem Catholic)

28  Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton)

26  Alvin Pacheco (Central Catholic)

24  Wyatt Clements (Lehighton)

24  KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic)

23  Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg) 

23  Harry Hall (Northwestern)

22  Eric Digirolamo (Parkland)

21  Gunner Anglovich (Liberty) 

21  Mike Stasko (Palmerton) *School Record* 

21  Bud Moyer (Tamaqua)

21  Thomas Melchiorre (ES North) *Ties School Record* 

21  Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

20  Robert Heller (Jim Thorpe)

20  Austyn Borre (Pleasant Valley) *School Record*

19  Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)

19  Devante Cross (Parkland)

18  Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame) junior

17  Zach Thatcher (Saucon Valley)

16  Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg)

16  Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh)

15  Lenny Dulsky (Mahanoy Area)

15  Mason Ryan (Mahanoy Area)

15  Andres Santos (Freedom)

 

Passing Yards (1,000)

3375  Tre Jordan (Notre Dame) *School Record*

2947  Devante Cross (Parkland) *School Record*

2417  Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

2346  Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) 

2037  Doug Erney (Liberty)

1969  Jake Cirillo (ES South) 

1874  Ethan Persa (Central Catholic) 

1838  Giani Sinatore (Whitehall)

1732  Nick Rodichok (Williams Valley)

1691  Julian Spigner (Bethlehem Catholic)

1643  Tyler Cann (Lehighton)

1557  Jake Jakobson (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

1554  Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

1518  Ian McCole (Shenandoah Valley)

1327  Cristian Burker (Catasauqua)

1210  Zach Thatcher (Saucon Valley)

1201  Bobby Grigas (North Schuylkill)

1185  Jaden Buchanan (Tri-Valley)

1183  Ethan Kuczynski (Marian Catholic) 

1152  Dylan Snyder (Northwestern)

1150  Dylan Della Valle (PM West) 

1123  Joe Young (Freedom) 

1080  Garrett Perschy (Palmerton) 

 

Touchdown Passes (20)

30  Tre Jordan (Notre Dame) *

28  Tevon Weber (Salisbury) *School Record*

28  Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) 

28  Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

26  Doug Erney (Liberty) *School Record*

26  Devante Cross (Parkland)

22  Jake Jakobson (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

 

Receptions (30)

74  Nick Basenese (Notre Dame) *School Record*

72  Kenny Yeboah (Parkland) *School Record*

65  Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

59  Joel Santana (Shenandoah Valley) *School Record* 

56  Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh)

53  Julian Liaci (Nazareth) 

51  Corey Raysely (Catasauqua) 

50  Mason Donaldson (Salisbury)

50  Dallas Kassis (Central Catholic)

46  Aaron Weller (Notre Dame)

46  Ryan Greene (Catasauqua) 

44  Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

43  Tegan Durishin (Lehighton)

43  Noah Ridgeway (Parkland)

41  Desmond Boykin (Whitehall) 

39  Richie Zahodnick (North Schuylkill) 

39  Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic)

39  Zach Bross (Parkland)

38  Victor Santiago (Liberty)

38  Tim Walter (Southern Lehigh) 

38  Destyn Woody (Notre Dame)

35  Thomas Murphy (Central Catholic) 

33  Jaykwon Jefferson (Wilson)

33  Tyler Lucas (Tri-Valley)

33  Austin Kaulius (Notre Dame) 

32  Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame) 

31  Jon Moran (Notre Dame) 

31  Nate Harka (Saucon Valley)

30  Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

 

Reception Yardage (500)

1281 Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

1174 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

1159 Kenny Yeboah (Parkland) *School Record*

869 Changa Hodge (ES South)

832 Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

  826 Nick Basenese (Notre Dame)

  810 Mason Donaldson (Salisbury)

762 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley) 

  761 Tim Walter (Southern Lehigh) 

  743 Corey Raysely (Catasauqua) 

739 Noah Ridgeway (Parkland)

737 Victor Santiago (Liberty)

697 Dallas Kassis (Central Catholic)

677 Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic)

677 Joel Santana (Shenandoah Valley) 

672 Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

 664 Julian Liaci (Nazareth) 

  660 Desmond Boykin (Whitehall) 

662 Tegan Durishin (Lehighton)

626 Nate Harka (Saucon Valley)

608 Destyn Woody (Notre Dame)

592 Allen Hand (Williams Valley) 

586 Aaron Weller (Notre Dame)

525 Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame) 

  519 Ryan Greene (Catasauqua) 

 

Reception Touchdowns (10)

16 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth) *School Record* 

16 Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

14 Kenny Yeboah (Parkland) *School Record*

13 Marcello Riccardi (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

13 Mason Donaldson (Salisbury) *School Record*

12 Changa Hodge (ES South)

10 Aaron Weller (Notre Dame) *Ties School Record*

10 Tevon Murray (North Schuylkill)

10 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley) 

10 Victor Santiago (Liberty)

 

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