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District 11 Top returning players 2017 Week 3

Written by: on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. Follow Staff on Twitter.


By Duke Helm

RUNNINGBACKS:  Mahanoy Area (1-2) won their first game of the year 42-0 over Holy Redeemer behind 3 players who all rushed for over 100 yards.  Tyler Clewell rushed for 129 yards and a td, qb Matt Lewandowski rushed for 126 yards and threw a td pass, and MJ Terry rushed for 125 yards and 3 td’s.  Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley (3-0) rushed for over 200 yards for the 3rd week in a row and now has a District leading 711 yards and 10 td’s.  He joins the “4,000-yard” club with his 4,184 yards.  He now has 46 career touchdowns tying the school record held by Cole Barnhardt (2010-13).  Job Goodman of Wilson (2-1) rushed for 93 yards and 2 td’s and caught 6 passes for 130 yards and 2 td’s.  That’s the 2nd game this year where he’s had at least 2 rushing td’s and 2 receiving td’s in the same game.  Goodman has 9 total td’s this year and now has 32 for his career.  Praize Andrews of PM East rushed for 258 yards and 4 td’s in their 46-40 win over Dieruff and leads the EPC North with 387 yards.  Pen Argyl’s Logan Sterner leads the Colonial League in rushing with 406 yards.  Braxton Marrero of Whitehall leads the EPC South with 429 yards.  Junior, Nick Breiner of Tamaqua (3-0) rushed for 205 yards and scored 2 td’s in their win over Schuylkill Haven and leads the Schuylkill League (division 1) with 525 yards rushing and 9 total td’s scored.  In the same game, Haven’s sophomore Kobe Brish rushed for 185 yards and 3 td’s and he leads the Schuylkill League (division 2) with 466 yards.  Sophomore Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic (3-0) rushed for his 3rd 100-yard game this year vs Emmaus and now has 427 yards rushing and 5 td’s.  Garrett DeBoer of Bangor rushed for 184 yards and 3 td’s against Northern Lehigh as the Slaters won their first game of the season.  Israel Selassie helped Easton improve their record to 3-0 when he rushed for 152 yards vs Freedom.  Zach Link rushed for 114 yards and scored 4 td’s vs Kutztown as Shenandoah Valley won their first game of the season.  Mitch Wagner of North Schuylkill (3-0) rushed for 108 and 2 td’s last week.  He’s scored 2 td’s in each of the first 3 games and has 356 rushing yards.  Lehighton’s TaQuan Bradley-Chambers rushed for 185 yards and 2 td’s last week and now has 362 yards rushing and 5 td’s on the season.  Zach Petiet of Saucon Valley now has 35 career td’s, Danny Scheib of Tri-Valley has 25 career td’s and Justin St. Hill of Jim Thorpe has 20 career td’s.  Jared Colletti of Palisades (3-0) went over 2,000 yards rushing for his career and now has 2,056 yards.


QUARTERBACKS:   Ethan Parvel of Whitehall (3-0) accomplished a rare feat against Nazareth.  He rushed for over 100 yards (115), scored 3 td’s, passed for over 200 yards (223) and threw 3 td’s passes all in the same game.  Whitehall won a shootout over Nazareth 51-49.  In the same game, sophomore Anthony Harris of Nazareth (1-2) threw for 319 yards and 5 td’s.  His 5 td passes ties the school record held by Dan Harding (2010) and Travis Stefanik (2015).  Junior, Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame (1-2) threw for over 270 yards for the third straight week to become the first District 11 qb to go over 1,000 yards for this season.  DeFranco has completed 64 passes in 99 attempts for 1,012 yards and 7 td passes in 3 games.  He also joins the “4,000-yard” club with his 4,051 career passing yards.  Cody Scherer of Lehighton was only 4 of 12 for 62 yards last week vs Schuylkill Valley, but all 4 completions went for td’s and the Indians are now 3-0.  North Schuylkill’s Doug Weist threw for 211 yards and 2 td’s.  Weist has completed 30 passes in only 43 attempts (70%) this season.  Stroudsburg’s Sherwin Stewart threw for 153 yards and 3 td’s and rushed for 55 yards and 2 td’s in their win over ES South to move to 2-1 on the season.  Frank Rousher of Central Catholic (2-1) had his first 200-yard passing game of his career when he threw for 230 yards and 2 td’s in their win over PM West.  Quidanie Vega of Dieruff had his 2nd 200 plus yard game last week when he threw for exactly 200 yards and a td vs PM East.  In that same game, PM East’s Dylan Rinker subbing for injured Jacob Keane threw for 159 yards and 3 td’s.  Tekoah Guedes of Palmerton (2-1) threw for 202 yards and 2 td’s while rushing for 71 yards and a td in their 29-28 win over Saucon Valley.  Logan Yoder of Tri-Valley(2-1) threw for 179 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Upper Dauphin.  Dylan Della Valle of PM West and Logan Edmond of Southern Lehigh both have 25 career td passes.  Cameron Clark of Wilson and Hunter Kennedy of Panther Valley both went over 2,000 yards passing for their careers.  Clark has 2,037 yards and Kennedy has 2,033.  Tamaqua’s Thad Zuber threw 3 td passes against Schuylkill Haven.  Sincere Walker of Pottsville Nativity threw for 200 yards and a td in their win over CMVT.  The Green Wave are now 2-1.


RECEIVERS:  Blue Mountain’s Nate Calderone leads the District with 21 receptions and Nazareth’s Nic Keifer is 1 behind with 20.  Both had 8 catches last week for 125 and 116 yards respectively.  Calderone also leads the District in reception yardage with his 357 yards.  Not bad, considering Blue Mountain’s highest known single season totals are 32 catches for 573 yards and 9 td catches.  All 3 totals were set by Jeremy Miller in 1995.  I found two other Eagles that had 500 or more yards receiving in a season.  Former Blue Mountain head coach Chuck Kutz was the first to do it when he caught 25 passes for 522 yards as a junior in 1983.  The other was Matt Lascala who caught 28 passes for an even 500 yards in 2010.  Joe Herman III of Whitehall caught all 3 of Parvel’s td passes for 119 yards and teammate Dez Boykin rushed for 113 yards and a td while also catching 7 passes for 40 yards.  Boykin now has 136 career receptions, 1 behind school record holder Tyler Artim who had 137 from 2008-2010.  Jahan Dotson of Nazareth now has exactly 2,000 yards receiving for his career to join an exclusive club of District 11 players.  He has 138 career receptions which ties him with Bob Frederick of Allen for 7th best all-time in District 11.  Boykin’s 136 catches is 11th best and his 2,167 career reception yards moves him ahead of Tim Walter of Southern Lehigh and KJ Williams of Liberty and into 11th place all-time in District 11.Gerald Grube had his 3rd consecutive 100-yard receiving game and has the 2nd highest total with 323 yards.  Grube, a senior had 3 catches for 12 yards for his career before this season.  Victor Alvarado of Dieruff (1-2) caught 6 passes for 104 yards and a td, rushed for 2 td’s and also had an interception and a fumble recovery in their 46-40 loss to PM East.  Alvarado leads the EPC North with 15 receptions for 207 yards.  Tristan Hillman of PM East caught 5 passes for 84 and 3 td’s in that win over Dieruff and now leads the District with 5 td catches (on only 10 receptions).  Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic caught 9 passes from Javon Clements for 148 yards and a td last week.  Sophomore Justin Nelson of Palmerton caught 5 passes for 136 yards and 2 td’s last week to up his yearly totals to 10 catches for 182 yards.  Scott Grigas of North Schuylkill caught 8 passes for 140 yards and 2 td’s last week to up his season totals to 13 catches for 263 yards and 4 td grabs.  Ashton Buchanan of Tri-Valley went over 1,000 yards receiving in his career last week and now has 1,057 yards.


EXTRA:  Brandon Nosovitch of Central Catholic came close to matching Ethan Parvel’s game against Nazareth.  Nosovitch had 3 of the 4 criteria in 3 different games.  In 2010 vs Arch Bishop Wood he passes for 415 yards, threw 5 td passes, rushed for 183 yards but only scored 2 td’s.  In 2011 vs Bethlehem Catholic he rushed for 168 yards, scored 3 td’s, passed for 213 yards but only threw 2 td passes.  Also in 2011 vs Parkland he rushed for 110 yards, scored 3 td’s, passed for 413 yards but only threw 2 td passes.


WEEK 3 TRIVIA:  Jared Colletti of Palisades now has 2,056 career rushing yards.  Name the 5 other Pirates to have at least 2,000 yards rushing for their careers.


WEEK 2 TRIVIA:  Jakob Herres of Easton has caught 2 td passes in each of the first 2 games.  Who holds the District 11 record with 6 consecutive games with at least 2 td catches?  Dan Cason of East Stroudsburg South had exactly 2 td catches in each of the first 6 games of the 2010 season.  The opponents were Easton, Del Val, Scranton, PM West, Stroudsburg, and Lehighton.  The streak ended against PM East when he caught 3 passes for 63 yards and 0 td’s in a 21-0 win.  Their only loss in the streak was a close game vs Easton 24-22.  Cason would have 2 more games with 2 td’s each to end the year with 8 games with 2 td’s in each game.  He would finish the season catching 57 passes for 1,101 yards with 20 td catches.



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?  Parkland has 7: Austin Scott (74), Sean Bleiler (53), Jarel Elder (49), Andre Williams (47), Matt Thomas (45), Rob Dvoracek (40) and Devante Cross (40). 


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. 



2017 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat, current week in blue


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (1), 4 (3) Job Goodman (Wilson) *Ties School Record*

5 (2) Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

4 (1) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

4 (3) Praize Andrews (PM East)

4 (3) Zach Link (Shenandoah Valley)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


273 (2), 229 (3), 209 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

266 (2) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

258 (3) Praize Andrews (Pocono Mountain East)

221 (2) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

205 (3) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

396 (2), 345 (1), 271 (3) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame) *School Record*

319 (3), 243 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

285 (1) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

261 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh) 

247 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

233 (1), 202 (3) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

233 (2) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

230 (3) Frank Rousher (Central Catholic)

223 (3) Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

218 (1), 200 (3) Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

212 (1) David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

211 (3) Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

210 (1) Hunter Kennedy (Panther Valley)

207 (2) Nick Rosahac (Jim Thorpe)

200 (3) Sincere Walker (Pottsville Nativity)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (3) Anthony Harris (Nazareth) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

4 (1) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

4 (2) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

4 (3) Cody Scherer (Lehighton)


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)

140 (3) Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

3 (2) Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

3 (3) Tristan Hillman

3 (3) Joe Herman III (Whitehall)


District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (400)

711 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

525 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

466 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

429 Braxton Marrero (Whitehall)

406 Logan Sterner (Pen Argyl)


Touchdowns (7)

10 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

9 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

9 Job Goodman (Wilson)

8 Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley)

7 Jahan Worth (Parkland)


Passing Yards (400)

1012 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

611 Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

529 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

524 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

517 Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

504 David Krewson (Blue Mountain)

500 Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

485 Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

454 Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

454 Javon Clemens (Bethlehem Catholic)

441 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

439 Doug Weist (North Schuylkill)

421 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

411 Dylan Della Valle (PM West)

Touchdown Passes (6)

7 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

7 Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

7 Blake Reed (Emmaus)

6 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

6 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)


Receptions (14)

21 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

20 Zac Keifer (Nazareth)

19 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

16 Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

16 Dan O’Hare (Notre Dame)

16 Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

15 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

15 Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

15 Victor Alvarado (Dieruff)

14 Andrew Sabo (Palmerton)

14 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)



Reception Yardage (250)

352 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

323 Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

263 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

259 Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

258 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)


250 Jakob Herres (Easton)


Reception Touchdowns (4)

5 Tristan Hillman (PM East)

4 Jakob Herres (Easton)

4 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)

4 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

4 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

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