Week 3: District 11 Top Returning Players

Written by: on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.


by Duke Helms



RUNNINGBACKS:  Antwon Keenan of Bethlehem Catholic scored 5 td’s for the second week in a row and now has 11 on the season.  Keenan rushed for 176 yards and caught 3 passes for 25 yards while teammate Randy Terry III rushed for 137 yards and a score.  Saucon Valley Teammates, Evan Culver and Zach Thatcher rushed for over 200 and 150 yards respectfully for the second week in a row.  Culver had 207 and scored 3 td’s, while Thatcher had 154 and 3 td’s in their win over Southern Lehigh.  Mike Stasko of Palmerton scored 4 td’s while rushing for 134 yards and catching 4 passes for 64 yards.  Stasko now has 548 yards rushing on the season and has scored 10 td’s.  Jamaal Brome of Stroudsburg rushed for a school record 307 yards and 5 td’s in their win over ESS.  Brome now has 702 yards and 10 td’s this season.  Austyn Borre of Pleasant Valley has 49 career td’s.  He is currently tied with Don Diorio (Pius X), Josh Snyder (Northwestern), Eric Fiore (Beca/Whitehall) and Jarel Elder (Parkland) on the all-time list.  Wyatt Clements of Lehighton has 47 career td’s and is currently tied with Duke Lilly (Northern Lehigh), Erik Marsh (Bethlehem Catholic), Darrius Webb (Beca/Freedom), Andre Williams (Parkland), Brad Walter and Sean Hoffman of Wilson.


QUARTERBACKS:  Tre Jordan of Notre Dame threw for a school record 363 yards in their win over Salisbury.  Jordan threw 4 td passes to 4 different receivers to up his season totals to 825 yards passing (District lead) and 8 td passes.  Ric Schumacher held the old record when he threw for 335 yards in his final game of his career against Williams Valley in 1991.  Tevon Weber of Salisbury leads the District with 9 td passes.  Tyler Cann of Lehighton completed 15 out of 16 passes for 205 yards and 2 td’s and also rushed for 64 yards and 2 scores.  Cann now has 2,796 yards passing in his career, breaking the school record held by Josh Agosto.  Agosto had 2,744 yards from 2008-11.  Over the last couple of weeks Cann moved ahead of the other top 5 members (Terry Woginrich, Dave Warner and Tom Keer).  Travis Stefanik of Nazareth threw for over 200 yards for the third consecutive week.  Stefanik now has 793 yards passing and 7 td passes.  Ethan Kuczynski, a junior from Marian Catholic went over 2,000 yards passing for his career (2,048).


Looking at the career passing charts for District 11:  Tre Jordan is now in 17th place, sandwiched between Travis Edmond of Southern Lehigh and Chris Palubinsky of Shenandoah Valley.  Doug Erney of Liberty is in 21st place, between Michael Bernhard of Allen and Corey Cinicola of Jim Thorpe.  Julian Spigner of Bethlehem Catholic is in 36th place, between Aaron Brown of Dieruff and Josh Hinkle of Dieruff and Central Catholic.  Devante Cross of Parkland is in 44th place between Ricky Muschlitz of Notre Dame and Jim Weidle of Mahanoy Area.  Bobby Grigas of North Schuylkill is just outside the top 50 in 53rd spot.  In the career td passes department, Jordan moved ahead of Dan Kendra III into 8th place all-time with 61.  Spigner has 51 career td passes which puts him in 20th spot, just one behind Phil Stambaugh of Pius X and Dan Harding of Nazareth and 1 ahead of Frank Dangello of Northwestern and Erney of Liberty.  Grigas, who threw 2 td passes last week to give him 44 for his career, jumps ahead of Cross and into a tie for 33rd with Tom Keer of Lehighton and Kyle McFarland of Salisbury.  Cross is tied with Mark Smith of Allen and Nick Todero of Pine Grove for 36th place, all with 43 td passes.


RECEIVERS:  District leader Julian Liaci of Nazareth caught 11 passes for 147 yards last week.  Liaci now has 26 catches in the first 3 games this year.  Kenny Yeboah of Parkland had only 1 catch for 3 yards against Central Catholic last week and no td catches.  How rare is that?  Yeboah has played in 17 varsity games in his career and has caught at least 1 td pass in 13 of them.  Nate Stewart of Bethlehem Catholic now has 138 career catches for 2,356 yards.  The 138 catches ties him for 6th place all-time with Bob Frederick of Allen.  The 2,356 yards places him in 7th place all-time just ahead of Jacob Del Priore of Southern Lehigh.  Ethan Price of Southern Lehigh leads the District with 502 receiving yards and 5 td catches.  Notre Dame has 5 different players with at least 100 yards receiving.


Week 3 Trivia:  Jahan Dotson of Nazareth broke the District 11 record for most catches for a player in their freshman and sophomore seasons.  Dotson has 75 catches so far in his career.  Who held the old record with 72 catches?


Week 2 Trivia: Name the only pair of brothers from District 11 to each rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season.  Joe and Jim Agosti of Marian Catholic did the trick in 1976.  Senior Joe, rushed for 1,050 yards and 8 td’s, while brother Jim, a junior rushed for 1,274 yards and 23 td’s (both school records at the time).  Jim would go over 1,200 yards again as a senior in 1977.  Jim totaled 142 points in 1976 to break the old Carbon County scoring record that was held since 1956.  Eddie Kocha of Nesquehoning (also a junior) scored 141 points in 9 games.  The year before in 1975, Marian also had 2 players rush for 1,000 yards each.  Pete Albano rushed for 1,268 yards and Fred Segilia rushed for 1,038 yards.  The head coach for the 1975 and 1976 seasons was Chuck Rocconi.  The following year, Stan Dakosky took over the team and is now in his 38th year.


Week 1 Trivia: Ethan Price of Southern Lehigh also broke the District 11 single game receiving yardage record with his 296 yards.  Who held the old District record? Kevin Gulyas (2011 vs Parkland) of Central Catholic and Quintin Lopez (2004 vs Southern Columbia) of Pius X both had 280 yards in a game.


2015 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat


Single Game Touchdowns (4)

6 (1) Kyle Boney (Emmaus) *Ties School Record*

5 (2), 5 (3) Antwon Keenen (Bethlehem Catholic) *Ties School Record*

5 (2) Bud Moyer (Tamaqua) *Ties School Record*

5 (3) Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg)

4 (2) Devin Irwin (Salisbury)

4 (3) Thomas Melchiorre (ES North)


Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)


307 (3), 236 (1) Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg) *School Record*

248 (1) Mike Stasko (Palmerton) *School Record*

221 (2) 207 (3) Evan Culver (Saucon Valley)

212 (3) Danny Lozada (Schuylkill Haven)

208 (2) Bud Moyer (Tamaqua)

202 (2) Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton)


Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

406 (1), 227 (3) Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

363 (3), 285 (2) Tre Jordan (Notre Dame) *School Record*

297 (1) Doug Erney (Liberty)

288 (3), 270 (2), 235 (1) Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

257 (2) Ethan Kuczynski (Marian Catholic)

243 (1) 215 (3) Giani Sinatore (Whitehall)

235 (1) Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

234 (2), 221 (3) Jake Cirillo (ESS)

216 (2) Devante Cross (Parkland)

215 (3) Cristian Burker (Catasauqua)

200 (1) Jake Jakobsen (Stroudsburg)


Single Game TD Passes (4)

4 (1) Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh) *Ties School Record*

4 (1) Mason Freed (Blue Mountain)

4 (2) Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

4 (2) Devante Cross (Parkland)

4 (3) Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)


Single Game Receptions (10)

11 (3) Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

10 (2) Kenny Yeboah (Parkland)


Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

296 (1) 164 (3) Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *School Record*

229 (2) Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic) *School Record*

167 (2) Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

159 (1) Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

150 (3) Changa Hodge (ES South)

147 (3) Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

147 (3) Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)


Single Game Reception TD’s (3)

3 (1) Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)

3 (1) Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh) *Ties School Record*

3 (2) Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic) *Ties School Record*


2015 District 11 Season Leaders


Rushing (375)

702 Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg)

575 Evan Culver (Saucon Valley)

548 Mike Stasko (Palmerton)

484 Kyle Boney (Emmaus)

443 Robert Heller (Jim Thorpe)

423 Harry Hall (Northwestern)

402 Zach Thatcher (Saucon Valley)

389 Wyatt Clements (Lehighton)

379 KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic)

377 Antwon Keenan (Bethlehem Catholic)

376 Thomas Melchiorre (ES North)


Touchdowns (6)

11  Antwon Keenen (Bethlehem Catholic)

10  Jamaal Brome (Stroudsburg)

10  Mike Stasko (Palmerton)

8  Evan Culver (Saucon Valley)

7  Kyle Boney (Emmaus)

7  Bud Moyer (Tamaqua)

7  Thomas Melchiorre (ES North)

7  Robert Heller (Jim Thorpe)

6  Nysir Minney-Gratz (Easton)

6  Wyatt Clements (Lehighton)

6  Roberto Diez (Freedom)

6  KJ Snerr (Marian Catholic)

6  Tyler Cann (Lehighton)

6  Giani Sinatore (Whitehall)

6  Zach Thatcher (Saucon Valley)


Passing Yards (375)

825 Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)

793 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

744 Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh)

641 Giani Sinatore (Whitehall)

593 Jake Cirillo (ES South)

526 Doug Erney (Liberty)

512 Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

504 Cristian Burker (Catasauqua)

482 Devante Cross (Parkland)

464 Julian Spigner Bethlehem Catholic)

428 Ethan Kuczynski (Marian Catholic)

424 Joe Young (Freedom)

384 Nick Rodichok (Williams Valley)

378 Jake Jakobson (Stroudsburg)


Touchdown Passes (6)

9 Tevon Weber (Salisbury)

8 Blake Levengood (Southern Lehigh)

8 Tre Jordan (Notre Dame)

7 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth)

6 Doug Erney (Liberty)

6 Ethan Kuczynski (Marian Catholic)


Receptions (12)

26 Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

20 Nick Basenese (Notre Dame)

17 Ryan Greene (Catasauqua)

15 Aaron Weller (Notre Dame)

15 Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh)

15 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

14 Mason Donaldson (Salisbury)

13 Kenny Yeboah (Parkland)

13 Austin Kaulius (Notre Dame)

12 Corey Raysely (Catasauqua)

12 Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)

12 Dallas Kassis (Central Catholic)

12 Rich Zahadnick (North Schuylkill)


Reception Yardage (250)

502 Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh)

323 Julian Liaci (Nazareth)

301 Nick Basenese (Notre Dame)

288 Jahan Dotson (Nazareth)

277 Desmond Boykin (Whitehall)

272 Changa Hodge (ES South)

272 Mason Donaldson (Salisbury)

260 Aaron Deangelo (Marian Catholic)

251 Nate Stewart (Bethlehem Catholic)


Reception Touchdowns (4)

5 Ethan Price (Southern Lehigh)

4 Aaron Weller (Notre Dame)

4 Tevon Murray (North Schuylkill)

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