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District 11 top returning players Week 10 2020

Written by: on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.

 

by Duke Helm

RUNNINGBACKS: 

Matt Frame of Northern Lehigh rushed for 259 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Palmerton.  Frame has rushed for 957 yards and scored 14 td’s this season.  Frame a junior has 1,630 career rushing yards to go along with scoring 19 td’s.  His teammate Mike Repsher has rushed for 1,815 career yards and scored 25 career td’s.  Mason Smeland of Palisades raised his rushing total for the year to 1,168 yards.  He is 17 yards behind District leader Ben Terry of Mahanoy Area.  Smeland has scored 20 td’s this season and 39 in his career.  Northern Lehigh and Palisades are scheduled to square off for the 3A District Championship this weekend.  Jayden Williams of Central Catholic rushed for 170 yards and 3 td’s in their win over Bethlehem Catholic.  Williams has rushed for 857 yards and scored 10 td’s this season.  He also went over 2,000 yards rushing for his career and currently has 2,073 yards.

QUARTERBACKS:

Josh Leininger of Pine Grove finished the season with a school-record 1,470 yards passing.  Nick Todero held the old record when he threw for 1,371 yards in 2011.  His season completions (91) and attempts (188) are also school records.  He finishes his career with 2,559 passing yards and 19 td passes.  Quinn Wentling of Whitehall threw for 72 yards and a td in their win over Pocono Mountain East to up his season totals to 1,365 yards passing and 12 td passes.  Wentling’s sophomore stats were adjusted after I noticed that the HUDL program gave one of his game stats to “rest of team”.   His career stats have him with 2,177 yards passing and 18 td passes.  I wrote about freshman qb Conner Schwalm of Minersville several times this year and his season-ending 1,577 yards passing and 16 td’s.  There are 2 more freshman qb’s that have quietly put up some numbers.  Matt Machalik of Palmerton passes for 664 yards and threw 9 td passes this season while also rushing for 451 yards and scoring 5 td’s including a 90-yard kick-off return td.  Nasir Mclean of Catasauqua threw for 616 yards and 6 td’s this season with the Thanksgiving morning game vs Northampton on the schedule yet.  Jaden Newton of Palisades completed 3 passes last week vs Catasauqua with all 3 going for td’s.  Newton a junior has passed for 829 yards and 10 td’s this season with one more game scheduled vs Northern Lehigh.  Dylan Smoyer of Northern Lehigh also a junior has similar numbers.  Smoyer has passed for 844 yards and 9 td’s this season.

RECEIVERS:

Shea Morgan of Pine Grove caught 9 passes last week to up his single-season school-record to 64 catches.  He also broke Larry Zimmerman’s single-season reception yardage record (938 yards) and went over 1,000 yards for the season in the process.  Morgan ended the season with District leading totals of 64 catches for 1,019 yards.  He’s second in the District this season with 12 td receptions which is one behind the 13 Jesse Engle of Williams Valley has.  His 12 td’s keeps him tied with Zimmerman for the single-season school record at Pine Grove.  Morgan ends his career with a school-record 117 catches.  He ends up second best at Pine Grove with his 1,755 career receiving yards and 18 td grabs.  Zimmerman holds the records with his 1,900 yards and 27 td grabs.  Engle still has a game scheduled as does Chad Parton of Salisbury who has 11 td receptions this season.   Kyle McGrath of Palisades caught 3 passes for 71 yards and 3 td’s vs Catasauqua.

History:  

Back in 1961, Dieruff defeated Allen 14-13 at ASD Stadium.  It was only the 3rd year of existence for the Husky football team.  Dieruff players loaded the bus for their short ride back to Dieruff high school when they were delayed for a couple of minutes.  Head coach Percy Scott of Allen ran back to the ASD office to retrieve the game ball and brought it back to the bus to present it to the Dieruff players.

Former Liberty head coach Bob Buffman came to Bethlehem in 1967.  He was a veteran Schuylkill County coach who tutored Fork Union Military Academy the year before.  He was lured to Bethlehem to try and resurrect a program that hadn’t had a winning season since 1958.  His football salary was $1,600.

Former Nazareth head coach Jim Evanko played at West Hazleton and Moravian College.  At Nazareth, he coached from 1964-1977 and compiled a record of 100 wins, 38 losses, and 4 ties.  He coached his son Jim who played from 1974-76 and had 2 seasons in which he rushed for over 1,000 yards.  In 1975, he rushed for 1,148 yards and scored 13 td’s and in 1976 he rushed for 1,279 yards and 21 td’s.  He also set the single game rushing yardage record with 277 yards vs Pen Argyl in 1976.  His career totals have him with 424 carries for 2,537 yards and 35 td’s scored.

First recorded 300-yard passing games:

1967  John Rabuck of Liberty: 18 of 37 for 347 yards and 2 td’s in a 55-13 loss to Pennsbury

1967  Steve Gordon of Pleasant Valley: 13 of 30 for 340 yards and 1 td in a 40-20 loss to Warren Hills NJ

1968  Jim Kugler of Saucon Valley (Hellertown): 10 of 11 for 372 yards and 7 td’s in a 51-7 win over Pen Argyl

1968  Gary Van Norman of Northern Lehigh (Slatington): 14 of 26 for 336 yards and 5 td’s in a 64-6 win over East Stroudsburg

1969  Steve Menhennitt of Bangor: 16 of 26 for 344 yards and 6 td’s in a 47-24 win over Palmerton

1969  Don Rubright of Northern Lehigh (Slatington): 13 of 18 for 325 yards and 6 td’s in a 54-0 win over Catasauqua

 

First recorded 300-yard rushing games:  ADDED MORE

1934  Gil Strunk of Pen Argyl: 53 carries for 302 yards and 5 td’s vs Bangor (5.7 ypc)

1954  Maurice Schleicher of Northern Lehigh (Slatington):  9 carries for 300 yards and 5 td’s vs Lehighton (33.3 ypc)

1968  John Rosella of North Schuylkill: ??? carries for 306 yards and 4 td’s in a 38-12 win over Bloomsburg

1976  Tim Posavik of Liberty:  32 carries for 309 yards and 4 td’s vs Allen (9.7 ypc)

1986  Bob Agosti of Marian Catholic:  27 carries for 306 yards and 2 td’s in a 37-14 win over Pottsville

1989  Jim Hope of Tamaqua:  30 carries for 331 yards and 3 td’s in a 28-21 win over Shenandoah Valley

1991  Juan Gaddy of Easton:  31 carries for 314 yards and 2 td’s in a 24-15 win over Phillipsburg

 

First recorded 1,000-yard rushing seasons:  

1947  Billy Bock of Catasauqua (122 carries for 1,127 yards and 19 td’s)

1948  Jack Brennan of Pottsville (99 carries for 1,010 yards)

1951  Frank Marakovits of Nazareth (167 carries for 1,158 yards and 12 td’s)

1954  Maurice Schleicher of Northern Lehigh (Slatington)  162 for 1,4766 yards and 19 td’s

1954  Dick Koze of Whitehall (??? carries for 1,021 yards and 14 td’s)

 

2020 single-game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat

Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (3), 4 (1), 4 (4) Matt Frauen (Notre Dame)

5 (4), 4 (5), 4 (7) Brandon Camire (Emmaus)

4 (1) Keegan Brennan (Nativity)

4 (3), 4 (5) Mason Smeland (Palisades)

4 (3) Nate Curvey (Tamaqua)

4 (3) Cole Serfass (Palmerton)

4 (3) Ben Terry (Mahanoy Area)

4 (4) Conner Schwalm (Minersville)

4 (5) Jaden Bowens (PM West)

4 (5) Justin Holmes (Northwestern)

4 (5) Conner Goehring (Schuylkill Haven)

4 (7) Matt Frame (Northern Lehigh)

4 (8) Jace Tutty (Stroudsburg)

4 (8) Chase Herb (Tri-Valley)

4 (9) Jake Hall (North Schuylkill)

4 (10) Kyle McGrath (Palisades)

 

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

284 (7) Nahjee Adams (Easton)

259 (10), 211 (7) Matt Frame (Northern Lehigh)

253 (7) Jayvan McDowell (Lehighton)

252 (9) Josh Chowansky (North Schuylkill)

251 (3) Conner Goehring (Schuylkill Haven)

249 (7), 248 (6) Ben Terry (Mahanoy Area)

243 (6) Justin Holmes (Northwestern)

238 (7), 203 (4) Louie Clouser (Panther Valley)

237 (3), 229 (5) Mason Smeland (Palisades)

233 (5) Jaden Bowens (PM West)

231 (9), 213 (3) Matt Frauen (Notre Dame)

227 (3) Cole Serfass (Palmerton)

219 (8) Mason Reber (Schuylkill Haven)

215 (5), 215 (6) Chase Herb (Tri-Valley)

210 (8) JC Rizzuto (Southern Lehigh)

207 (2) Jayden Williams (Central Catholic)

200 (9) Gio Hines (Salisbury)

 

Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

431 (8), 350 (7) Conner Schwalm (Minersville)

404 (6), 315 (4) Will Fish (ES South)

398 (4), 296 (1), 222 (2) Rich Fronheiser (Lehighton) *School Record*

373 (7), 226 (5) Cayden Stem (Wilson)

370 (1), 349 (5), 267 (2), 264 (4), 243 (8) Jake Hall (North Schuylkill) *School Record*

339 (9) Jake Fotta (Emmaus) *School Record*

322 (2), 308 (5), 293 (4), 246 (3) Bryce Herb (Williams Valley)

322 (7), 232 (5), 212 (8) Quinn Wentling (Whitehall)

321 (4), 287 (9), 259 (6), 223 (3), 208 (1), 203 (5) Collin Quintano (Notre Dame)

269 (5), 266 (6), 254 (8) Matt Bugbee (Nazareth)

267 (8) Dylan Smoyer (Northern Lehigh)

265 (8) Joe Genteel (Bangor)

264 (3), 262 (4), 219 (9), 213 (2) Josh Leininger (Pine Grove) *School Record*

262 (5), 256 (9), 206 (2) Justin Holmes (Northwestern)

258 (4) Noah Fathy (ES North) *School Record*

249 (6), 205 (7), 205 (8) Quintin Stephens (Salisbury)

247 (5) Dante Mahaffey (Saucon Valley)

232 (8) Jake Fotta (Emmaus)

216 (3) Gavin Amerman (Pen Argyl)

212 (7) Jonas McGrath (Tri-Valley)

 

Single Game TD Passes (4)

6(1), 5 (4) Will Fish (ES South)  *Ties School Record*

5 (1), 4 (4) Rich Fronheiser (Lehighton)  *Ties School Record*

5 (1), 5 (5), 4 (2) Jake Hall (North Schuylkill)  *Ties School Record*

(5) Bryce Herb (Williams Valley)  *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Cody Miller (Nativity)

4 (3) Cayden Stem (Wilson)

4 (5) Quintin Stephens (Salisbury)

4 (5) Jared Richardson (Bethlehem Catholic)

4 (6) Dante Mahaffey (Saucon Valley)

4 (6) Mason Kroh (Pine Grove)

4 (8) Dylan Smoyer (Northern Lehigh)

4 (9) Collin Quintano (Notre Dame)

 

Single Game Receptions (10)

12 (8) Gabe Davis (Minersville)

11 (6), 10 (8) Chad Parton (Salisbury)

10 (2) Shea Morgan (Pine Grove)  *School Record*

10 (7) Zack Gillen (Wilson) 

Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

213 (2) Jesse Engle (Williams Valley)

206 (8) Gabe Davis (Minersville)

202 (7) Zack Gillen (Wilson)

197 (4) Silas Otero (ES North)  *School Record*

189 (5) Jaiden Cabrera (Nazareth)

185 (4), 165 (2) Zack Hunsicker (Lehighton)

177 (7), 174 (6), 169 (3), 148 (8) Chad Parton (Salisbury)

174 (6) Christian Sapp (ES South)

172 (2), 150 (4) Shea Morgan (Pine Grove)

164 (7) Brock Polinsky (Minersville)

150 (9) Chris Strika (Jim Thorpe)

148 (8) Tanner Walacavage (North Schuylkill)

146 (4) Hunter Crum (Lehighton)

146 (8) Mike Repsher (Northern Lehigh)

145 (3) Raeff DiCello (Pottsville)

143 (1) Keegan Brennan (Nativity)

143 (5) Ty Csencsits (Saucon Valley)

142 (5) Jesse Engle (Williams Valley)

 

Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

4 (1) Keegan Brennan (Nativity)  *School Record*

3 (1) Tanner Walacavage (North Schuylkill)

3 (3) Damon Simpson (Wilson)  *Ties School Record*

3 (5) Jesse Engle (Williams Valley)

3 (6) Shea Morgan (Pine Grove)

3 (10) Kyle McGrath (Palisades)

 

Field Goals (40 yards)

52 (10), 49 (10), 46 (6), 41 (5) Sander Sahaydak (Liberty)

43 (6) Aidan Reinhard (Northampton)

41 (3) Matt Bugbee (Nazareth)

41 (4) Nick Paredes (ES North)

40 (5) Kevin Duffy (Stroudsburg)

 

District 11 Season Leaders

Rushing (900)

1185 Ben Terry (Mahanoy Area) sr

1168 Mason Smeland (Palisades) sr

1097 Matt Frauen (Notre Dame) sr

1017 Conner Goehring (Schuylkill Haven) soph

996 Louie Clouser (Panther Valley) sr

994 Josh Chowansky (North Schuylkill) jr

963 Cole Serfass (Palmerton) soph

962 Justin Holmes (Northwestern) jr

957 Matt Frame (Northern Lehigh) jr

946 Chase Herb (Tri-Valley) sr

 

Touchdowns (15)

21 Matt Frauen (Notre Dame) sr

21 Ben Terry (Mahanoy Area) sr

20 Mason Smeland (Palisades) sr

17 Chase Herb (Tri-Valley) sr

15 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley) sr

15 Brandon Camire (Emmaus) sr

15 Conner Goehring (Schuylkill Haven) soph

 

Passing Yards (1000)

1875 Bryce Herb (Williams Valley) sr

1680 Jake Hall (North Schuylkill) jr

1637 Collin Quintano (Notre Dame) jr

1577 Conner Schwalm (Minersville) fresh

1484 Rich Fronheiser (Lehighton) sr

1470 Josh Leininger (Pine Grove) sr  *School Record*

1365 Quinn Wentling (Whitehall) jr

1338 Matt Bugbee (Nazareth) sr

1336 Cayden Stem (Wilson) jr

1333 Justin Holmes (Northwestern) jr

1184 Quintin Stephens (Salisbury) sr

1106 Cody Miller (Nativity) jr

1068 Jake Fotta (Emmaus) soph

 

Touchdown Passes (15)

24 Bryce Herb (Williams Valley) sr

23 Jake Hall (North Schuylkill) jr

18 Justin Holmes (Northwestern) jr

17 Quintin Stephens (Salisbury) sr

16 Conner Schwalm (Minersville) fresh

16 Collin Quintano (Notre Dame) jr

16 Cayden Stem (Wilson) jr

 

Receptions (35)

64 Shea Morgan (Pine Grove) sr  *School Record*

50 Chad Parton (Salisbury) sr

49 Zack Hunsicker (Lehighton) sr

39 Jaiden Cabrera (Nazareth) sr

38 Zack Gillen (Wilson) jr

38 Jack McGorry (Central Catholic) sr

37 Gabe Davis (Minersville) sr

35 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley) sr

35 Bryce Hensley (Blue Mountain) sr

 

Reception Yardage (500)

1019 Shea Morgan (Pine Grove) sr  *School Record*

899 Chad Parton (Salisbury) sr

765 Zack Hunsicker (Lehighton) sr

728 Tanner Walacavage (North Schuylkill) sr

685 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley) sr

579 Jaiden Cabrera (Nazareth) sr

572 Gabe Davis (Minersville) sr

551 Bryce Hensley (Blue Mountain) sr

540 Jack McGorry (Central Catholic) sr

501 Zack Gillen (Wilson) jr

 

Reception Touchdowns (9)

13 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley) sr

12 Shea Morgan (Pine Grove) sr  *Ties School Record*

11 Chad Parton (Salisbury) sr

9 Bryce Hensley (Blue Mountain) sr

9 Tanner Walacavage (North Schuylkill) sr

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