CD East is white hot, standing 4-1 this season coming off four impressive wins in a row.
They’ve picked up wins thanks to a strong defense, two different starting quarterbacks and a strong run game.
And it’s that run game that produced a stout 34-13 win over State College last week. Leading the charge? Senior Marcel McDaniels, this week’s 4th Down Big School Player of the Week.
McDaniels sliced up the Little Lions defense to the tune of 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday, giving the Panthers win No. 4 in a row and cementing their status as a serious player in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth.
The running back picked up 1,363 votes this week, nearly 42% of the 3,277 votes cast this week. He beat out a division rival, Harrisburg junior RB Kyle Williams, who had 869 votes.
McDaniels leads the Panthers at home this week in a matchup against another surging division rival, 3-2 Cumberland Valley, which is riding a three-game win streak.