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4th Down Magazine Big School Player of the Week sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg: Aidan Mencia

It was as good a time as any to put up the first 200-yard game of the season.

That’s what Waynesboro running back Aidan Mencia did in the District 3 Class 5A first round, finishing with an even 200 in a 42-20 victory over No. 12 Daniel Boone, which booked a trip to No. 4 Spring Grove in Friday’s quarterfinals.

Mencia’s season-best performance also earned him recognition as the 4th Down Big School Player of the Week with 832 votes. He won a shootout with Juniata running back Zachary Harr (768 votes), who also had 200 yards last week.

The Waynesboro senior now has three games of 130-plus yards in his last four tries after his 18-carry, 200-yard, two-touchdown performance against DB. It’s his third multi-touchdown game of the year. Mencia is now at 1,249 yards and 12 TDs rushing this season.

He picked up 41% of the 2,015 votes cast this week.

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