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Week 1: Top Defensive Performers

Written by: on Sunday, August 31st, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Tackles (13 Minimum)

21 – Diego Zubieta, Penncrest

19 – Tre Nelson, Palmerton Area

18 – Nick Kerschner, Schuylkill Haven

17 – Issac George, Palmerton Area

15 – Austin Bittenbender, Upper Perkiomen

15 – Brad Way, Oxford Area

15 – Mike Wronski, Mahanoy Area

15 – Tyler Rodgers, Palmerton Area

15 – Tyler Shay Mid-Valley

14 – Anthony Vavra, Panther Valley

14 – Doug Costin, Bishop Shanahan

14 – Elijah Parrish, Ligonier Valley

14 – Logan Chetaitis, Cumberland Valley

14 – Taz Smith, Souderton Area

13 – Dan Scheib, Tri-Valley

13 -Davik Miller, Delaware Valley Charter

13 – Logan McKeag, Montoursville

13 – Vince Ciavardelli, Marple-Newtown


Interceptions (2 Minimum)

2 – Dan Hockman, Pennridge

2 -Dominic Shivone, Palmerton Area

2 – Isaiah Rapp, Selinsgrove

2 – Kenny Avallon, Roman Catholic

2 – Kyle Slivka. Bristol

2 – Ryan Markle, Bermudian Springs

2 – Teddy Bender, Warrior Run

2 – Quazi Jones, South Philadelphia

2 – Wyatt Gearhart, Bermudian Springs


Sacks (3 Minimum)

4 – Angelo Maskornick, Marian Catholic

3 – Doug Costin, Bishop Shanahan

3 – Dyllon Scott, Exeter Township

3 – Imeir Simmons, Pennridge

3 – Micah Parsons, Central Dauphin

3 – Teddy Bender, Warrior Run


Fumble returns for touchdowns

91-yards, Jarrell Johnson, Susquehanna Township

80-yards, Dustin Gelbutis, Shenandoah Valley

48-yards, Antwon Keenan, Bethlehem Catholic

47-yards, Brad Way, Oxford Area

45-yards, Tom Ruzicka, Lehighton

23-yards, Vinny Salamone, Bishop McDevitt (3)

20-yards, Dawson Schwaim, Tri-Valley

12-yards, Andrew Swaisgood, Northern York

 0-yards, Gunner Renninger, Northern York


Interception returns for touchdowns

103-yards, Jared Bomba, Lakeland

85-yards, Jeremiah Haywood, Britol

82-yards, Jake Smith, Delone Catholic

72-yards, Tegan Durishin, Lehighton

70-yards, Mark Robinson, Wilkes-Barre Meyers

66-yards, Gunnar Renninger, Northern York

66-yards, Jacob Smith, Delone Catholic

65-yards, Damon Edwards, Cedar Crest

62-yards,Doug Strang, Great Valley

55- yards, Aidan Coughlin, Britsol

53-yards, Michael Hope, Camp Hill

37-yards, Addison Hurst, Conestoga Valley

37-yards, Brett Hepler, Susquehanna Community

36-yards, Nasir Adderley, Great Valley

32-yards, Ryan Rolon, ELCO

30-yards, Quintin Small, Stroudsburg

29-yards, Kendrick Body-Gillespie, Red Lion

22-yards, Tyheim Taylor, Hanover Area


Blocked punts for touchdowns

16-yards, Micah Parsons, Central Dauphin

2-yards, Owen Covert, Wellsboro

0-yards, Aaron Behrndt, Downingtown East


Blocked field goals for touchdowns

94-yards, Zach Reed, Garden Spot 

92-yards, Evan Culver, Saucon Valley


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2 Responses to “Week 1: Top Defensive Performers”

  1. Rusky says:

    Steven Mcneil LB Central Dauphin
    12 tackles
    1 Forced Fumble
    1 Sack

  2. Ken Brown says:

    Tyler Shay Mid Valley had 15 tackles and a fumble recovery.