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Player Previews in 100 Days – Day 93: Matt Machalik, Palmerton Area HS

Written by: on Friday, August 19th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Player Name: Matt Machalik

School: Palmerton Area High School

Class of: 2024

Primary Position: QB

Secondary Position: FS

Jersey Number: 2

Height: 6’0

Weight: 195

40-Yard Dash: 4.6

GPA: 3.49

Other Sports: Basketball

Starting Experience (Years): Freshman, Sophomore years

2021 Stats: Rushed for 1,539 yards on 150 carries; 10.3 AVG; (highest avg per carry in league) with 7 games of having 100 plus rushing this season.  Matt set the single season school touchdown record for TD’s with 31 ( 29 rushing and 2 Int’s returned for TD’s)

Matt threw for 1,308 yards on the season and 9 TD’s.  This year he had 1811 all-purpose yards on the season and tallied 201 points (single season record) for us.

Defensively:  70 total tackles, 41 solo; 29 assists; 2 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions (single season school record) 2 INT’s returned for touchdowns; 4 pass deflections, 1 fumble recovery


2021 2A Sports Writers All State Team – Offensive Athlete

2021 2nd team QB Colonial League Football Coaches Association

2021 1st Team DB Colonial League Football Coaches Association

WNEP 16 Dream Team – Northeastern/Central PA Top 32 Football player

Blue Ridge 13 “FNF” Player of the year

Times News Newspaper – Week 1 player of the week

Blue Ridge 13 Male Athlete of the week – week 1

National Football Federation Lehigh Valley Chapter Player of the week – Week 7

Times News 2021 All Area Team – Offensive Player Of The Year; All Star Quarterback and All Star Defensive Back

Morning Call 2021 All Colonial Team – 1st Team Defensive Athlete

2021 PAFOOTBALLNEWS. COM Class 2A Coach’s Select All State Team  – 2nd team Offensive Athlete

2021 – Class 2A Team  1st Team Offensive Specialist

2021 Lehigh Valley Live Newspaper Team  1st Team: Defensive Back

Hudl Highlights:

Twitter:  @MachalikMatthew

Coaches comments: “Matt is an outstanding athlete on both sides of the ball and makes his presence known in all games by his play making ability.”

Photo Credit: Lynn Shupp

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