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District 11 Top returning players 2017 Week 5

Written by: on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Follow Staff on Twitter.


by Duke Helm

DISTRICT 11 NOTES:  Yearly leaders are listed at the bottom. 


RUNNINGBACKS:  Two players in District 11 rushed for 274 yards last week which is tops for the year so far.  They were Israel Selassie of Easton (4-1) and Dylan Rabuck of Williams Valley (5-0).  Selassie scored 2 td’s in their win over Whitehall and Rabuck scored 4 td’s in their win over Line Mountain.  Rabuck leads the District with 1,204 yards rushing and 19 td’s.  Rabuck has 55 career td’s which ties him with 3 other players for 40th place all-time in the District.  They are; Bob Tarola of Bethlehem Catholic (1965-67), John Gruver of Palisades (2005-08) and Darnell Ferrell of Central Catholic (2014-16).  Job Goodman of Wilson (3-2) rushed for 220 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Northern Lehigh.  Goodman is 2nd in the District with 16 td’s.  Praize Andrews of PM East (3-2) rushed for over 200 yards for the 3rd week in a row when he gained 224 yards and scored 3 td’s in their win over Allen.  He leads the EPC North division with 827 yards rushing and 12 td’s.  Logan Bachman of Central Catholic (3-2) is 2nd with 650 yards rushing and 10 total td’s.  Three players scored 5 td’s last week.  Tekoah Guedes of Palmerton (4-1), Kobe Brish of Schuylkill Haven (1-4) and Nate Boyle of Tamaqua (5-0).  Guedes rushed for 110 yards on 12 carries and also threw for 232 yards and a td on 16 completions in their win over Bangor.  His 5 td’s fall short of the school record of 6 set by Mike Stasko in 2015 vs Catasauqua.  He’s racked up 1,275 yards of total offense so far this season.  Brish rushed for 215 yards to help Haven get their first win.  Zach Barket holds the school record with 7 td’s that he totaled against North Schuylkill in 2008.  Boyle’s 5 td’s ties the school record held by Jim Hope (1990), Dalton Nunumaker (2012), Bud Moyer (2015) and current teammate Nick Breiner (2016).  Boyle rushed for 87 yards and scored 4 td’s while catching 2 passes for 89 yards and another td.  Oddly enough, leading rusher and scorer Breiner rushed for 211 yards on 30 carries and only 1 td.  Breiner is a junior and Boyle is a sophomore.  Gerald Grube of Notre Dame (3-2) rushed for 151 yards and 3 td’s while also catching 2 passes for 74 yards and a td vs Salisbury.  Grube now has 422 yards rushing and 415 yards receiving on the season.  Matt Lewandowski of Mahanoy Area (3-2) also scored 4 td’s last week in their win over Hamburg.  Lewandowski rushed for 188 yards to up his season total to 691 yards.  Two other teammates also rushed for over 100 yards in the game.  That’s the 2nd time this year Mahanoy had 3 backs rush for over 100 yards in the same game.  Danny Lawrence rushed for 108 yards and 2 td’s and MJ Terry rushed for 103 yards and a td on only 2 carries.  Qb Alston Wolfe of Saucon Valley (3-2) rushed for 213 yards and scored 2 td’s in their loss to Southern Lehigh.  Wolfe also threw 2 td passes.  Sone Ntoh of Emmaus has 30 career td’s, Luke Strauss of Southern Lehigh has 25 career td’s and Brish of Haven now has 21 career td’s.  Strauss also went over 2,000 yards rushing for his career.  Justin St. Hill of Jim Thorpe went over 30 td’s for his career and now has 31.


QUARTERBACKS:   Scott Poulson of Easton threw 5 td passes vs Whitehall to tie a school record.  Jonathan Baltz set the record in 2006 vs Bethlehem Catholic and Brad Wilkins also threw 5 td passes vs Phillipsburg in 2012.  Poulson who missed a game early in the year now has 9 td passes on the year.  In the same game, Ethan Parvel of Whitehall (4-1)  threw for 285 yards and 3 td’s.  Anthony Harris of Nazareth (2-3) went over 1,000 yards passing on the season and now has 1,202 yards.  He threw for 348 yards and 4 td’s in their win over ES South.  He also leads the District with 15 td passes.  Michael Ruisch of Parkland (5-0) backed up his 249 yards passing that he threw in week 4 with 251 yards last week.  Ruisch now has 785 yards passing this year.  Javon Clements of Bethlehem Catholic (5-0) threw for 372 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Liberty.  That bumped up his yearly totals to 960 yards passing and 7 td passes.  Devon Bollinger of Northwestern (2-3) threw for 264 yards and 4 td’s in their win over Pen Argyl.  He threw a td pass to 4 different players and now has 9 on the season.  In the same game, Pen Argyl’s Anderson Dear threw for 242 yards and a td.  Cole DeFranco of Notre Dame had another 200-yard passing game and leads the District with 1,414 yards.   Cody Scherer of Lehighton went over 2,000 yards passing for his career.  He now has 2,036 yards and an even 20 td passes.


THERE IS NOW A 3RD PAGE ON THE CHART FOR QUARTERBACKS.  Harris from Nazareth, Parvel from Whitehall and Jared Jenkins of Freedom were added after each qb surpassed 1,000 yards passing in their career.


RECEIVERS:  Eddie Olsen of Easton caught 5 passes for 105 yards vs Whitehall.  Four of those catches went for td’s which I believe is a school record.  Before that game, Olsen had just 4 catches for 36 yards and no td’s.  Jahan Dotson of Nazareth has 153 career receptions and is in 4th place on the District 11 all-time career chart.  Nate Stewart of Pius X/Bethlehem Catholic is in 3rd place with 160 catches.  Dez Boykin of Whitehall caught 7 passes last week and is now in 6th place all-time in the District with 146 career receptions.  Zac Keifer of Nazareth caught 7 passes last week and now leads the District with 31 receptions.  He also went over 1,000 yards for his career (1,050).  Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic caught 3 passes for 182 yards (60.7 ypc) and a td last week.  The 182 yards is the highest this year in District 11.  He now has 519 yards receiving (103.8 ypg) this year to lead the District.  Miguel Hernandez of Catasauqua, Nick Salas of Parkland and Nate Stefanik of Nazareth each had 9 receptions last week.  Hernandez leads the Colonial League with 30 catches and now has 124 career receptions.  That ties him with Paryss Marshall (2011-13) for 2nd place all-time at Catasauqua.  Salas doubled his season total and now has 18 catches while Stefanik now has 19.  Jake Wolfgang of Williams Valley has caught a td pass in 7 consecutive games.  He catches a td pass every 2.3 catches (24 td catches on 56 receptions).



WEEK 5 TRIVIA:   Daizhun Rhodes of Bethlehem Catholic had 182 yards receiving last week but it’s not a school record.  Who holds the school record for receiving yards in a game?  


WEEK 4 TRIVIA:  Quadanie Vega of Dieruff broke the school record for passing yards in a game with 341 yards.  Name the 2 brothers that each had over 300 yards passing in a game with one of them holding the old record.   Rich and Joe Ocelus.  Rich threw for 308 yards vs Pottsville in 2002 and Joe threw for 305 yards vs Allen in 2008.   Ironically their game stats were almost identical except for the score.  Rich was 18 for 32 for 308 yards and 2 td’s while Joe was 18 for 28 for 305 yards and 2 td’s.  Rich’s Husky team lost to Pottsville 39-33 while Joe helped defeat Allen 53-0.  


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.  Christian Gretzinger 3,189 (2011-14), Brian Hahn 2,678 (2002-05), James Stanell 2,494 (2006-09), John Gruver 2,284 (2005-08) and Owen Breininger 2,152 (1999-01).


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

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

5 (4), 4 (1), 4 (5) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley) *Ties School Record*

5 (5) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

5 (5) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

5 (5) Nate Boyle (Tamaqua) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

4 (3), 4 (5) Praize Andrews (PM East)

4 (3) Zach Link (Shenandoah Valley)

4 (4) Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

4 (5) Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

4 (5) Matt Lewandowski (Mahanoy Area)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


274 (5), 273 (2), 229 (3), 219 (4), 209 (1) Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

274 (5) Israel Selassie (Easton)

266 (2) Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

258 (3), 224 (5), 216 (4) Praize Andrews (Pocono Mountain East)

253 (2) Sean Solomon (ES South)

250 (4) Nasai Moon (Pleasant Valley)

221 (2), 215 (5) Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

220 (5) Job Goodman (Wilson)

213 (5) Alston Wolfe (Saucon Valley)

211 (5), 205 (3) Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

203 (3) Ian Murhon (Pottsville)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

396 (2), 345 (1), 271 (3), 236 (5) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame) *School Record*

372 (5) Javon Clements (Bethlehem Catholic)

348 (5), 319 (3), 243 (1), 243 (4) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

341 (4), 218 (1), 200 (3) Quidanie Vega (Dieruff) *School Record*

298 (4), 247 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)


285 (1) Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

285 (4), 223 (3) Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

264 (5), 232 (4) Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

261 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

251 (5), 249 (4) Michael Ruisch (Parkland)

242 (5) Anderson Dear (Pen Argyl)

233 (1), 232 (5), 202 (3) Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

233 (2) Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)


230 (3) Frank Rousher (Central Catholic)

227 (4) Dylan Della Valle (PM West)



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*

5 (5) Scott Poulson (Easton) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Logan Edmond (Southern Lehigh)

4 (1), 4 (5) Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

4 (2) Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

4 (3) Cody Scherer (Lehighton)

4 (5) Deven Bollinger (Palmerton)


Single Game Receptions (10)

13 (4) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

13 (4) Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill) *School Record*

10 (1) Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

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

10 (4) Phil Dangello (Northwestern) *Ties School Record*


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

182 (5) Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

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

166 (1) Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

150 (4) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

148 (1) Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

146 (1) Brandon Koch (Schuylkill Haven)

140 (3) Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (5) Eddie Olsen (Easton) *School Record*

3 (2) Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

3 (3) Tristan Hillman

3 (3) Joe Herman III (Whitehall)


District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (600)

1204 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

827 Praize Andrews (PM East)

825 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

799 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)

691 Matt Lewandowski (Mahanoy Area)

666 Job Goodman (Wilson)

665 Mitch Wagner (North Schuylkill)

650 Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

639 TaQuan Bradley-Chambers (Lehighton)

609 Tavion Banks (Bethlehem Catholic)

604 Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)


Touchdowns (10)

19 Dylan Rabuck (Williams Valley)

16 Job Goodman (Wilson)

12 Nick Breiner (Tamaqua)

12 Praize Andrews (PM East)

11 Justin St. Hill (Jim Thorpe)

11 Logan Bachman (Central Catholic)

10 Zach Petiet (Saucon Valley)

10 Jahan Worth (Parkland)

10 Tavion Banks (Bethlehem Catholic)

10 Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

10 Jared Colletti (Palisades)

10 Sone Ntoh (Emmaus)

10 TaQuan Bradley-Chambers (Lehighton)

10 Kobe Brish (Schuylkill Haven)


Passing Yards (700)

1414 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

1202 Anthony Harris (Nazareth)

960 Javon Clements (Bethlehem Catholic)

957 Quidanie Vega (Dieruff)

945 Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

898 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

848 Tekoah Guedes (Palmerton)

786 Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

785 Michael Ruisch (Parkland)

773 Dylan Della Valle (PM West)

748 Levi Engle (Williams Valley)

734 Andrew Brett (Catasauqua)

712 David Krewson (Blue Mountain)


Touchdown Passes (10)

15  Anthony Harris Nazareth)

12 Cole DeFranco (Notre Dame)

11 Ethan Parvel (Whitehall)

10 Blake Reed (Emmaus)


Receptions (20)

31 Zac Keifer (Nazareth)

30 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

30 Miguel Hernandez (Catasauqua)

29 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

29 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

28 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

27 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

25 Derrick Beckham (Panther Valley)

25 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

23 Dan O’Hare (Notre Dame)

23 Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

22 Khalili Edwards (PM West)

22 Victor Alvarado (Dieruff)

21 Corey Raysely (Catasauqua)

21 Tristan Hillman (Stroudsburg)




Reception Yardage (325)

519 Daizhun Rhodes (Bethlehem Catholic)

461 Nate Calderone (Blue Mountain)

459 Caleb Clymer (Northwestern)

455 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

415 Gerald Grube (Notre Dame)

386 Alec Huertas (Freedom)

366 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

363 Dez Boykin (Whitehall)

349 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

347 Victor Alvarado (Dieruff)

343 Jakob Herres (Easton)

337 Tyler Hays (Parkland)


Reception Touchdowns (6)

6 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

6 Eli Price (Southern Lehigh)

6 Jake Wolfgang (Williams Valley)

6 Scott Grigas (North Schuylkill)

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