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Isaac Sines, jr., QB/K, Cumberland Valley  — Sines is starting to find his rhythm, having thrown five touchdowns against a single interception in three straight Eagles wins. The latest was their most emotional, following former coach Tim Rimpfel’s death. The junior guided CV to a 27-14 win over Altoona, tossing a 34-yard TD and a 7-yarder, drilled two 35-yard field goals and finished a season-best 12 of 18 for 155 yards. 

Stone Saunders, fr., QB, Bishop McDevitt — A lot of big numbers came out of the Crusaders’ 63-0 rout of Mifflin County, but Saunders was perfectly efficient with a 9-for-9, 126-yard performance under center. He threw four touchdowns that traveled 15, 13, 12 and 22 yards in the first half.

Roman Jensen, so., QB, Red Land — The Patriots finally snapped a touch skid of close losses with a 21-0 blanking of Hershey for their first win of the season. Jensen led the way, completing two-thirds of his passes (14 of 21) for 166 yards, a pick and three touchdowns that went for 5, 18 and 69 yards. He connected on two of those, the first and third ones, with Sam Sklar. The pair teamed up for four passes and 122 stripes.

Joey Menke, sr., RB/LB, Boiling Springs — The Bubbler train keeps on chugging after a 52-8 dismantling of Susquenita, their second 50-point outburst in three weeks. Menke popped in two TD runs of 23 and 13 yards and ran nine times for 99 yards. (Aiden Metzger was good for 10 carries, 106 yards and three TDs). Menke also added a sack, tackle for loss and five tackles to help stifle the Blackhawks, who managed just 110 offensive yards and turned the ball over five times.

Ethan Eisenberg, jr., QB, Big Spring — Three straight 60-point performances! An incredible feat for the Bulldogs. Eisenberg again helmed an offense that shredded James Buchanan for 507 yards in a 64-6 win, completing all six of his passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers in the first half. Those scores went for 52, 5 and 25 yards. 

Kyle Williams, jr., RB, Harrisburg — The Cougars survived a confident Carlisle side in a 34-14 Saturday matinee. Williams found multiple ways to beat the Thundering Herd, dashing for 163 yards and a score (42 yards) on 10 carries while hauling in eight passes for 82 yards and another TD (10 yards). 

Juice Selby, sr., WR, Central Dauphin — The Rams returned from a two-week COVID-19 hiatus and wasted no time getting back to business with a 50-21 win over Chambersburg. Selby caught a pair of touchdown passes from QB Max Mosey (11 of 18 for 224 yards), which traveled 27 and 26 yards, in the second quarter to build an insurmountable lead. The senior receiver finished with eight receptions and 188 yards, the best receiving numbers in the Mid-Penn this week.

Marcel McDaniels, sr., RB, CD East — McDaniels led all runners in the conference this week with 202 yards, the only one over the 200-yard mark, and two scores in the Panthers’ 34-13 win over State College. Both touchdowns came in the fourth quarter to ice the game and were identical 47-yard bursts. He finished with 25 carries and caught two passes for 62 stripes.

Jontae Morris, sr., RB, Cedar Cliff — Two big games in a row for the bellcow back. Following a 230-yard, three-TD performance a week ago, Morris set a career high in rushing TDs with four (including a 22-yarder and 10-yarder) on 18 carries, covering 180 yards in Friday’s 48-20 win over Lower Dauphin. 

This poll has ended (since 1 year).
Marcel McDaniels, sr., RB, CD East
41.59%
Kyle Williams, jr., RB, Harrisburg
26.52%
Joey Menke, sr., RB/LB, Boiling Springs
11.63%
Jontae Morris, sr., RB, Cedar Cliff
9.00%
Roman Jensen, so., QB, Red Land
5.00%
Isaac Sines, jr., QB/K, Cumberland Valley
1.83%
Ethan Eisenberg, jr., QB, Big Spring
1.74%
Juice Selby, sr., WR, Central Dauphin
1.65%
Stone Saunders, fr., QB, Bishop McDevitt
1.04%

Small School: 3A-1A:

Landon Kuntzelman, jr., QB, Trinity — The Shamrocks offense continues to hum. Kuntzelman helmed a 42-7 blitz at Newport on Friday, accounting for five total touchdowns. He threw three in the first half — a 30-yarder and 67-yarder to Tyler Rossi, and a 25-yarder to Trey Weiland — and ran in a pair of 3-yarders. Kuntzelman finished 9-of-21 passing with a pick and 212 yards, and he ran three times for 22 stripes. 

Tyler Rossi, sr., RB, Trinity — Speaking of Rossi, the back had himself a day offensive, eclipsing 100 yards rushing and receiving. In the Shamrocks’ 42-7 win over Newport, Rossi caught two touchdowns of 30 and 67 yards, ran 19 times for 117 yards and caught three passes for 116 stripes. 

Ian Goodling, so., WR/DB, West Perry — It was a great night for the Mustangs’ defense, which bottled up a talented Mechanicsburg offense in a 30-19 upset victory. Goodling snagged an interception and posted a career-high 12 tackles, doubling his season total in one game, according to West Perry Football Stats on Twitter. He also finished with 35 yards on three receptions and caught a two-point conversion. 

Brady Evans, jr., WR, Williams Valley — The Vikings opted to go up top for both of their scores in a 13-6 victory at Bloomsburg. Evans, the athletic 6-foot-3 junior, was the beneficiary as he caught eight passes for 149 yards and both of the Vikings’ touchdowns. He scored on a 21-yard toss from QB Isaac Whiteash before the break that tied the score (6-6), he added his second TD early in the third on a halfback pass from Alex Achenbach that resulted in a 70-yard catch-and-run to eventually win the game.

Christian Doi, sr., WR/LB, Camp Hill — The Lions snapped a two-game skid and improved to 3-2 with Friday’s 19-17 win over Line Mountain. Doi did a little of everything, snagging an interception and wrapping up 10 tackles. He also hauled in eight passes for 87 yards on offense.

Beau Keim, sr., LB/RB, Line Mountain — Keim certainly displayed his many talents in Line Mountain’s 19-17 loss to Camp Hill. Rushing seven times for 27 yards, Keim’s 11-yard dash late in the opening half had the Eagles (0-4) up 14-13 at the break. He also managed to get to Camp Hill quarterback Peyton Shore twice for losses of 20 yards and picked off a Shore throw late in the third quarter, returning it nearly 50 yards to set up Brayden Boyer’s 40-yard field goal.

Isaac Miller, so., RB/LB, Halifax — Miller uncorked a terrific two-way effort as Halifax (1-4) shrugged off its early season start and blanked Renaissance Academy 20-0. Miller rushed 19 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns for Earl Mosley’s Wildcats, who were locked in a scoreless tie at the halftime break. Miller also registered 11 tackles on defense as Halifax pitched a shutout.

Ashton Carter, jr., DE/RB, Halifax — As good as Miller was at locating the football, Carter might have been better as he piled up 14 tackles and three sacks in Halifax’s 20-0 whitewash of visiting Renaissance Academy. Carter also contributed at the offensive end, rushing two times for 4 yards as the Wildcats broke into the win column.

This poll has ended (since 1 year).
Brady Evans, jr., WR, Williams Valley
68.35%
Isaac Miller, so., RB/LB, Halifax
24.77%
Christian Doi, sr., WR/LB, Camp Hill
1.98%
Ian Goodling, so., WR/DB, West Perry
1.62%
Landon Kuntzelman, jr., QB, Trinity
1.49%
Ashton Carter, jr., DE/RB, Halifax
0.97%
Tyler Rossi, sr., RB, Trinity
0.60%
Beau Keim, sr., LB/RB, Line Mountain
0.22%

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