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District 11 Top Returning Players 2016 Week 4

Written by: on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.

 

DISTRICT NOTES:  District leaders are now listed at the bottom.

By Duke Helm 

RUNNINGBACKS:  Darnell Ferrell of Central Catholic rushed for 235 yards and 3td’s,  Ferrell also returned a punt back 70 yards for another score.  That’s the 3rd week in a row he’s scored at least 4 total td’s that included 2 rushing td’s and 1 kick-off or punt return td.  Ferrell leads the District with his 708 rushing yards and 13 td’s scored.  Three other running backs had 4 rushing td’s while going over 100 yards rushing in their teams win last week.  Sone Ntoh of Emmaus rushed for 148 yards vs Pocono Mountain West.  Dashaun Peterson of Freedom rushed for 156 yards vs Northampton and Zach Petiet of Saucon Valley rushed for 130 yards vs Catasauqua.  Saivaughn Vass of Bangor rushed for 177 yards and scored 4 td’s including a 97 yard kick-off return in their 34-31 win over Salisbury.  Vass scored the game winner on a 6 yard run in the 4th quarter.  Danny Scheib of Tri-Valley rushed for 210 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Juniata.

 

QUARTERBACKS:  Freshman qb Devin Bollinger of Northwestern threw 4 td’s in their win over Wilson to tie the school record.  Frank Dangello threw 4 td’s vs Salisbury in 2014.  Brandon Keyes of Pleasant Valley threw for 244 yards and 5 td’s in their win over Allen.  Keyes continues his streak of 200 yards passing in each game this year and now leads the District with 986 yards and 12 td passes.  Zachary Gilbert of Whitehall threw for 225 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Liberty and now has 901 yards this year.  Gilbert now has 1,010 yards passing for his career and should make the chart next week.  Garrett Perschy of Palmerton threw for a school record 259 yards and 4 td’s vs Pen Argyl.  Zach Heller held the old record when he threw for 257 yards in a 22-21 loss to eventual 2A State champion Wilson in 2006.  Hard to believe Brian Morgan didn’t throw for more yards in a game when he threw for 2,030 yards in 1989.  Morgan averaged 184.5 yards a game but never threw for more than 255 yards in a game.  Perschy’s 4 td’s ties his personal best and also ties the school record which was first accomplished in 2008 when Matt Falcone threw 4 td’s in a 27-21 playoff win over North Schuylkill.  Perschy became the 2nd Bomber to throw for over 3,000 yards in his career and now has 3,044 yards.  Jake Cirillo of East Stroudsburg South broke Robbie Moyer’s career passing yardage record (4,875) in their loss to Central Catholic.  Cirillo now has 4,941 yards.  His passing yardage places him in 29th place all-time in the District moving ahead of Moyer, Tim Cramsey (CC) and Tom Silvius (Nazareth).  He also went over 50 career td passes and now has 51.  Thats’s good enough to put him in 25th best all-time in the District.  He moved ahead of Frank Dangello of Northwestern who had 50 td’s in his career.  Cirillo is one behind both Phil Stambaugh (Pius X) and Dan Harding (Nazareth).  Travis Stefanik of Nazareth (3,959 yards) also moves into the top 50 all-time for passing yardage and currently sits in 47th place, 34 yards behind Lehighton’s Tyler Crum.  Stefanik is tied for 36th place all-time in the District with Tom Keer of Lehighton and Kyle McFarland of Salisbury with 44 career td passes.

 

RECEIVERS:  Justin Richardson of Pleasant Valley caught 3 passes for 92 yards and 2 td’s.  Richardson now has 20 catches for a District leading 575 yards and 8 td’s.  Desmond Boykin of Whitehall caught 10 passes for 207 yards and 3 td’s vs Liberty.  Boykin leads the District with 30 receptions and now has 1,090 yards for his career.  The 10 catches ties the school record held by Jerry Pytel, Joel Cesare and Nathan Blose.  John Murphy of East Stroudsburg South caught 9 passes for 137 yards and 4 td’s vs Central Catholic.  The 4 td’s ties the school record.  Earl Palmer caught 4 td’s from Jack Van Horn in 1961 vs Bangor.  Greg Kessell also caught 4 td’s from Robbie Moyer in 2008 in a 34-33 loss to Hazleton.  Ironically, after Kessell scored his 4th td, he had to kick the extra point to send the game into overtime but the kick went wide right.  Chris Monaco of Pocono Mountain West caught a 80 yard td pass vs Emmaus to tie the school record for career td catches.  Monaco and Jordan Hardy (2011-13) both have 10 career td catches.  Mike Stasko of Palmerton caught 8 passes for 129 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Pen Argyl.  Stasko scored a total of 5 td’s in the game and now has 33 career td’s.  That ties Chris Siracuse (1996-98) for the school record.  Richie Zahodnick of North Schuylkill switched back from quarterback to receiver and caught 8 passes for 85 yards last week.  That now puts him over 1,000 yards for his career.  Zahodnick joins a select few to have 1,000 yards rushing (1,035) and 1,000 yards receiving (1,040) for their career.

 

 

 

Week 4 Trivia: Desmond Boykin of Whitehall had 207 yards receiving last week vs Liberty.  That is not a school record.  Who holds the school record for most receiving yards in a game at Whitehall?  HINT: He was a “one game wonder”.  Question #2… I’ll make it a little bit easier.  Boykin became the 8th Zephyr to go over 1,000 yards receiving in their career.  How many of the other 7 players can you name?

 

 

Week 3 Trivia:  Joe Young of Freedom (3,001 career passing yards) needs 393 passing yards to break the school record.   Who holds the record with 3,393 passing yards for their career at Freedom?  Jeff Haberl threw for 3,393 yards from 1995-96.  Haberl would throw for 1,443 yards (16 td’s) as a junior and then throw for 1,950 yards (19 td’s) as a senior.  He would complete 71 passes for 1,459 yards and 14 td’s to his bookend wide receivers Matt Kacanda and Trent Clark.

 

 

Week 2 Trivia:

No player in the District rushed for 200 yards last week.  When was the last time that happened in the regular season? There’s been a player in District 11 rush for at least 200 yards in 51 consecutive regular season weeks and counting.  I’m currently back to 2010 (week 10) researching to find a 200 yard rusher.

 

Week 1 Trivia:  Mitch Daniel of Notre Dame rushed for over 1,000 yards (1,096) and caught passes for over 500 yards (525) in 2015.  Who is the only other player in District 11 to accomplish this?  Hint: He played D1, but didn’t play offense.  Kyshoen Jarrett of East Stroudsburg South rushed for 1,027 yards and caught 33 passes for 591 yards in 2010.  Jarrett had a successful career at Virginia Tech making 249 career tackles from his safety position.

 

2016 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat

 

Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (2), 4 (3), 4 (4) Darnell Ferrell (Central Catholic)

5 (4) Mike Stasko (Palmerton)

4 (1) Thomas Melchiorre (ES North)

4 (2) Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame)

4 (4) John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South)

4 (4) Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

4 (4) Dashaun Peterson (Freedom)

4 (4) Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley)

4 (4) Saivaughn Voss (Bangor)

 

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

 

304 (3) Thomas Melchiorre (East Stroudsburg North)

272 (3) Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg)

265 (3) Brandon Belfonti (Northern Lehigh)

258 (3) Logan Sterner (Pen Argyl)

235 (4), 213 (3) Darnell Ferrell (Central Catholic)

216 (1) Randy Terry III (Bethlehem Catholic)

210 (4) Danny Scheib (Tri-Valley)

Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

335 (3), 224 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh) 

315 (1), 240 (2), 235 (3) Cody Scherer (Lehighton) *School Record*

305 (1), 254 (3) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

302 (2), 297 (1) Andrew Brett (Catasaqua)

291 (3), 241 (1) Drew Bollinger (Northwestern) *School Record*

288 (2) Jake Cirillo (East Stroudsburg South)

282 (3), 225 (1), 218 (1) Zachary Gilbert (Whitehall)

275 (3), 244 (4), 229 (1), 217 (2) Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

258 (4) Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

255 (3) Noah Allegretta (Shenandoah Valley)

243 (2) Logan Yoder (Tri-Valley)

234 (3), 210 (1) Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

210 (1) Joe Young (Freedom)

208 (2) Todd Erney (Liberty)

207 (3) Scott Poulson (Easton)

204 (2), 201 (1) Hunter Kennedy (Panther Valley)

Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (2) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua) *Ties School Record*

5 (4) Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

4 (3) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

 

Single Game Receptions (10)

11 (2) Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua) *Ties School Record*

10 (4) Desmond Boykin (Whitehall) *Ties School Record*

 

Single Game Reception Yardage (150)

207 (4) Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)

190 (2) John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South) *School Record*

187 (1), 176 (3) Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley)

184 (1) Trevor Cunningham (Northwestern) *School Record*

176 (2) Darian Street (Liberty)

168 (3) Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

 

Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (4), 3 (2) John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South) *Ties School Record*

3 (1) Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley) *Ties School Record*

3 (3) Trevor Cunningham (Northwestern)

3 (3) Timmy Walter (Southern Lehigh)

3 (4) Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)  *Ties School Record*

 

 

District Season Leaders (2016)

 

Rushing (500)

708 Darnell Ferrell (Central Catholic)

706 Thomas Melchiorre (East Stroudsburg North)

538 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

513 Jarrad Pope (East Stroudsburg South)

506 Randy Terry (Bethlehem Catholic)

 

Touchdowns (8)

13 Darnell Ferrell (Central Catholic)

11 Thomas Melchiorre (East Stroudsburg North)

10 Mike Mitchell (Pleasant Valley)

10 Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

9  Mitch Daniel (Notre Dame)

9  Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley)

8  Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley)

8  Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

8  Mike Kaylan (Schuylkill Haven)

 

Passing Yards (600)

986 Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

901 Zachary Gilbert (Whitehall)

888 Cody Scherer (Lehighton)

811 Devin Bollinger (Northwestern)

777 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

773 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

763 Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

665 Ethan Persa (Central Catholic)

663 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

657 Joe Young (Freedom)

636 Jake Cirillo (East Stroudsburg South)

604 Garrett Perschy (Palmerton)

Touchdown Passes (8)

12 Brandon Keyes (Pleasant Valley)

10 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

10 Devin Bollinger (Northwestern)

9  Cody Scherer (Lehighton)

8  Joe Young (Freedom)

8  Derek Sheaffer (Emmaus)

Receptions (18)

30 Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)

23 Gavin Zehner (Lehighton)

21 Miquel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

21 Corey Raysely (Catasauqua)

20 Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley)

20 John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South)

19 Ryan Greene (Catasauqua)

19 Trevor Cunningham (Northwestern)

18 Josh Artis (Emmaus)

18 Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

18 Jaleel Simpson (Notre Dame)

Reception Yardage (325)

575 Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley)

446 Trevor Cunningham (Northwestern)

430 Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)

397 John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South)

361 Darius Street (Liberty)

340 Timmy Walter (Southern Lehigh)

333 Gavin Zehner (Lehighton)

326 Zeke Wassell (Tamaqua)

 

Reception Touchdowns (5)

8 Justin Richardson (Pleasant Valley)

7 Trevor Cunningham (Northwestern)

7 John Murphy (East Stroudsburg South)

6 Timmy Walter (Southern Lehigh)

6 Alstan Wolfe (Saucon Valley)

5 Josh Artis (Emmaus)

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