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District 11 top returning players WEEK 9 2020

Written by: on Friday, November 13th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

by Duke Helm

RUNNINGBACKS: 

Josh Chowansky of North Schuylkill rushed for 252 yards and 2 td’s in their win over Tamaqua.  Chowansky needs 6 more yards to reach 1,000 yards for the season.  Matt Frauen of Notre Dame rushed for 231 yards and a td in their win over Jim Thorpe.  Frauen went over 1,000 yards rushing on the season and now has 1,097 yards.  He’s scored 21 td’s this season and 35 over the last 2 years at Notre Dame.  Gio Hines of Salisbury had his first 200-yard rushing game when the Falcons defeated Allen last week.  Hines had exactly 200 yards and scored 2 td’s.  Ben Terry of Mahanoy Area leads the District in rushing with 1,185 yards.  Terry is also tied with Frauen for the District touchdown lead with his 21 td’s this season.  Mason Smeland of Palisades went over 1,000 yards on the season and currently has 1,106 yards.  Smeland has scored 20 td’s this season and has scored 39 td’s in his career. Sophomore Conner Goehring of Schuylkill Haven also went over 1,000 yards on the season last week.  Goehring has rushed for 1,017 yards and scored 15 td’s this season.

QUARTERBACKS:

Jake Fotta of Emmaus threw for a school-record 339 yards and 2 td’s in their loss to Easton.  Andy Shaver held the old record when he threw for 275 yards in a game back in 1992 as a junior.  Shaver threw for 1,802 yards as a junior and 1,848 yards in his senior season while throwing for 10 td’s in each season.  Add in his sophomore season stats and Shaver is the Green Hornets career record holder for passing yards with 3,684 yards.  Fotta went over 1,000 yards for the season (1,068 yards).  Bryce Herb leads the District with his 1,875 yards passing and 24 td passes.  Herb threw 3 td’s last week and now has 66 career td passes.  He moves up from 16th to 14th on the all-time District list after jumping ahead of both Corey Cinicola of Jim Thorpe (2006-09) and Devante Cross of Parkland (2013-15).  Cinicola and Cross each threw 64 career td passes.  Jake Hall of North Schuylkill had a 6-td game last week as he threw for 175 yards and 2 td’s while rushing for 85 yards and 4 td’s.  Hall has thrown for 1,680 yards and 23 td’s this season.  Collin Quintano of Notre Dame also had a 6-td game last week.  Quintano threw for 287 yards and 4 td’s while rushing for 96 yards and 2 td’s.  Josh Leininger of Pine Grove had his 4th 200-yard passing game last week in their win over Pequea Valley.  Leininger threw for 219 yards and 3 td’s in the game to improve his passing totals to 1,324 yards and 11 td’s this season.  Justin Holmes of Northwestern threw for 256 yards and 3 td’s while also rushing for 145 yards and 2 td’s.  The junior has thrown for 1,333 yards and 18 td passes while rushing for 962 yards and 13 td’s this season.  Freshman qb Conner Schwalm of Minersville has thrown for 1,577 yards and 16 td passes this season.  On the District all-time freshman list, he moves ahead of Dan Kendra III of Bethlehem Catholic (1,434 yards in 1991) and Ryan Fry of Nazareth (1,437 yards in 1995) and into 3rd place.  AJ Long of Pius X holds the record when he threw for 2,852 yards and 28 td’s in 2010.  In second place is Deven Bollinger of Northwestern who threw for 1,872 yards and 20 td’s in 2016.  Jonas McGrath of Tri-Valley went over 1,000 yards passing in his career last week in their win over Nativity.  McGrath a junior now has 1,029 career yards passing.

RECEIVERS:

Shea Morgan of Pine Grove caught 8 passes last week to break the career school record.   Morgan now has 108 career catches which are 4 more than former record holder Larry Zimmerman caught from 2008-2011.  Zimmerman still holds the career yardage (1,900 yards) and career td reception record (27).  Morgan leads the District this season with 55 catches and 923 receiving yards.  His 12 td receptions this year ties Zimmerman’s school record of 12 that he set in 2010 and tied in 2011.  Chad Parton of Salisbury is second in the District with his 50 catches for 899 yards.  Parton is the first Falcon to have multiple seasons with 50 or more catches.  Other Falcon single season 50 catch players are Chris Burda who caught 50 passes in 1998, Joey Remmel caught 55 in 2006, John Gardus caught 56 in 2007, Mason Donaldson had 50 in 2015, and Parton set the school-record with his 57 catches last season.  Parton also tied Donaldson’s career td reception record of 22.  Zack Hunsicker of Lehighton is now the Indians career leader for receptions and reception yardage.  Hunsicker has 114 career catches netting 1,732 yards.  Lehighton has 2 other 100 catch receivers.  Jacen Nalesnik caught 111 for 1,604 yards from 2009-12 and Shane McEvoy caught 102 for 1,642 yards from 2005-07.  Chris Strika of Jim Thorpe caught 4 passes for 150 yards and a td in their loss to Notre Dame.

History:  UPDATED

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: 

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)

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)

 

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

284 (7) Nahjee Adams (Easton)

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)

211 (7) Matt Frame (Northern Lehigh)

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)

 

Field Goals (40 yards)

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

1106 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

962 Justin Holmes (Northwestern) jr

946 Chase Herb (Tri-Valley) sr

903 Cole Serfass (Palmerton) soph

 

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

1338 Matt Bugbee (Nazareth) sr

1336 Cayden Stem (Wilson) jr

1333 Justin Holmes (Northwestern) jr

1324 Josh Leininger (Pine Grove) sr

1293 Quinn Wentling (Whitehall) sr

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)

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

50 Chad Parton (Salisbury) sr

49 Zack Hunsicker (Lehighton) sr

39 Jaiden Cabrera (Nazareth) sr

37 Gabe Davis (Minersville) sr

38 Zack Gillen (Wilson) jr

35 Jack McGorry (Central Catholic) sr

35 Jesse Engle (Williams Valley) sr

35 Bryce Hensley (Blue Mountain) sr

 

Reception Yardage (500)

923 Shea Morgan (Pine Grove) sr

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

517 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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