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Thursday, July 18, 2024

4th Down Magazine Player of the Week: West Perry’s Trent Herrera

By 4th Down Staff: 

It took a while for West Perry to settle in. 

A large 2019 graduating class forced the Mustangs to rebuild this year. So for four games the team battled through close-but-no-cigar losses. 

That ended Saturday with a 27-20 win over Greencastle-Antrim. 

The Mustangs (1-4) are in the win column. And one of their top young players is our Player of the Week because of it. 

West Perry has sophomore RB Trent Herrera to thank for last week’s win. Herrera scored the Mustangs’ last three touchdowns to lead a come-from-behind victory.

Herrera finished with 18 carries for 126 yards, and his three TDs came from 20, 12 and 8 yards out, the last two coming late in the game to erase a 20-13 deficit. 

That effort grabbed the attention of Mustangs fans, who came out in droves to vote Herrera the POTW with 1,561 votes (40.7% of the 3,834 cast). He won a shootout with Williams Valley WR-DB Jake Herman, who had 1,222 votes (31.9%). In third was Susquenita RB-LB Austin Kenney with 257 (6.7%)

Herrera and West Perry are back in action Friday at Susquehanna Township. 

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