District 11 Top returning players 2017 Week 1

Written by: on Friday, September 1st, 2017. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.


DISTRICT 11 NOTES by Duke Helm:


RUNNINGBACKS:  Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley was the only District 11 runningback to rush for over 200 yards in week 1.  Rabuck rushed for 209 yards and scored 4 td’s.  He now joins the “40 td” club with an even 40 for his career.  The Colonial League came within 1 yard of having 4 teams with 2 backs rushing for 100 yards each.  Salisbury had Tim Buda rush for 1167 yards (3 td’s) and Alex Glenn had 128 yards and 2 td’s.  Palisades had Trey Gretzinger rush for 190 yards (3 td’s) and Jared Colletti had 151 yards (0 td’s).  Wilson had Job Goodman rush for 168 yards (3 td’s) and qb Cameron Clark had 127 yards (1 td) and also threw for 140 yards and 2 td’s.  Goodman also caught 2 passes for 118 yards and 2 td’s to end up with 5 for the game.  His 5 td’s ties the school record held jointly by Stan Carney (1925), Trey Robinson (2011) and Nick Labatch (2014).  He is also the second player at Wilson to have over 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game.  My dad “Elmo” Helm was the first Warrior to accomplished that 61 years ago.  He also played against Pen Argyl when he rushed for 163 yards and 2td’s while catching 2 passes for 102 yards and a td.  Goodman and my dad each had 3 td’s over 50 yards.  Catasauqua’s Will-Quon Clemons rushed for 168 yards (3 td’s) and just missing a 100-yard game was teammate Derrick Rodriquez who netted 99 yards.   Seth Paluck of Marian Catholic rushed for 173 yards and 2 td’s and also caught 3 passes for 52 yards.  Nick Breiner of Tamaqua rushed for 141 yards and scored a total of 4 td’s.  Danny Scheib of Tri-Valley scored 3 td’s while rushing for 107 yards.  Matt Lewandowski of Mahanoy Area rushed for 129 yards and 2 td’s while throwing for 67 yards and a td.  Jahan Worth of Parkland scored 3 td’s in the first quarter on 4 rushing attempts.


QUARTERBACKS:  Junior, Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame led the District 11 qb’s with 345 yards passing in week 1.  Junior, Levi Engle of Williams Valley was second with 285 yards.  Two qb’s threw for over 200 yards and 4 td passes.  They are junior, Logan Edmond of Southern Lehigh (261 yards) and sophomore 1st-time starter Anthony Harris of Nazareth (243 yards).  Sophomore Jared Jenkins of Freedom threw for 247 yards in week 1.  and now for the seniors.  Palmerton’s Tekoah Guedes threw for 233 yards (1 td) and rushed for 136 yards and 3 td’s in their win.  Rounding out the rest of the 200-yard performers are Quidanie Vega of Dieruff (218), David Krewson of Blue Mountain (212) and Hunter Kennedy of Panther Valley (210).  Doug Weist of North Schuylkill had a perfect passer rating when he went 8 for 8 for 143 yards and 2 td’s.   Josh Kalyan of Schuylkill Haven threw for 183 yards and a td in week 1 and Dylan Della Valle of PM West threw for 196 yards and 2 td’s and now has 25 career td passes.  Deven Bollinger a sophomore from Northwestern just went over 2,000 yards passing for his career.


RECEIVERS:  Nate Calderone of Blue Mountain and Miguel Hernandez of Catasauqua each caught 10 passes.  Calderone’s 10 catches went for 179 yards and Hernandez ended up with 93 yards.  Coincidently neither had a td reception.  Hernandez went over 100 catches for his career and now has 104.  It is believed that both of Calderone’s totals are school records.   Derrick Beckham of Panther Valley caught 8 passes for 166 yards and 2 td’s.  Caleb Clymer of Northwestern caught 6 passes for 148 yards and 2 scores while Brandon Koch of Schuylkill Haven caught 5 for 146 yards and a td.  Eli Price of Southern Lehigh and teammate Quinn Schmidt also caught 2 td passes each.  In the EPC South Jahan Dotson of Nazareth caught 8 passes for 107 yards and 2 td’s and Alec Huertas of Freedom caught 7 for 101 yards and a td.  Also catching 2 td’s were Jakob Herres of Easton and Jaleal McGill of Liberty.  Some other 100 yard games around the District were Jake Wolfgang of Williams Valley (125), Mike Eckhart of Palmerton (123), Gerald Grube of Notre Dame (105).  Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic scored 3 td’s last week in 3 different ways.  An 11-yard run, a 37-yard pass, and a 68-yard punt return.  Dez Boykin of Whitehall went over 2,000 yards receiving for his career.



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?


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.



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


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (1) Job Goodman (Wilson) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

4 (1) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


209 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

345 (1) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

285 (1) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

261 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh) 

247 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

243 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

233 (1) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

218 (1) Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

212 (1) David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

210 (1) Hunter Kennedy (Panther Valley)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

4 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

4 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)


Single Game Receptions (10)

10 (1) Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

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


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

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

166 (1) Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

148 (1) Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

146 (1) Brandon Koch (Schuylkill Haven)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

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