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4th Down Magazine Players of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg

Big School: 6A-4A:

Eli Hasco, sr., RB/LB, Big Spring — Hasco was flying to, and with, the ball all night Friday. The Bulldogs routed Camp Hill 42-7, and Hasco pounded anyone in sight. He finished with a team-high 15 tackles (12 solo) and was tied for second with two tackles for loss. He also added a pass breakup. On offense, he hauled in a pair of passes for 21 yards and a TD from Ethan Eisenberg, and he ran for 4 yards on four carries. 

Tucker Chamberlin, jr., QB, Shippensburg — Chamberlain has the Greyhounds cooking atop the Mid-Penn Colonial and put together one of his best performances so far with 227 yards and three touchdowns (covering 6, 56 and 13 yards) on 12-of-15 passing. Two of those TDs went to Erby Weller (eight catches, 128 yards) The effort propelled Shippensburg to a 27-7 win over Mechanicsburg. He capped his performance with a 13-yard TD run that made it a 27-0 game in the third quarter, finishing with five runs for 35 stripes.

Parker Lawler, jr. WR/DB, Red Land — The Patriots fell in a 48-41 shootout to Palmyra, but Lawler shined through with a five-touchdown performance and more than 250 offensive yards. Lawler ran 11 times for 125 yards and then caught seven Roman Jensen passes for 126 stripes. His first touchdown was a 50-yard sprint, which he followed up with a second-quarter 15-yarder. In the second half he caught a 40-yard TD pass, ran in a 5-yard TD and caught a 16-yard TD that briefly tied the game at 41-41 with 3:36 left.

Isaac Wilson, jr., WR/DB, Mifflin County — The Huskies fell to 0-6 after a 34-30 loss to Milton Hershey, but Wilson enjoyed a fine night. The junior hauled in a season-high eight catches for 210 yards and three touchdowns to keep Mifflin County in the game. He had an impact in two other phases, wrangling seven tackles (1.5 for loss) and returning a punt 23 yards. 

Dion Bryant, sr., RB/QB, Milton Hershey — Typically one of the Mid-Penn’s top runners, Bryant was asked to step in for injured QB Kenny Emile and lead the Spartans offense. He did so, running for a pair of touchdowns and throwing for two more to lead a 34-30 victory over Mifflin County

Max Mosey, sr., QB, Central Dauphin — Three different receivers were the beneficiaries of Mosey’s three touchdown passes, but he also got in on the scoring action with two rushing TDs of his own in guiding the Rams to a 42-21 victory over State College. Mosey’s arm accounted for 231 yards (13 of 23 passing, one INT), completing all three TDs in the first half. His rushing scores went for 1 and 19 yards as he totaled 53 stripes on 11 carries.

Timothy Bonin, jr., QB, Northern — Bonin kept the Polar Bears squarely in the Colonial Division title hunt with a 9-for-14, 201-yard performance that included three touchdowns in a 31-14 victory over West Perry. Twice he connected with Mason Yohn for 34- and 55-yard touchdowns. 

This poll has ended (since 11 months).
Timothy Bonin, jr., QB, Northern
39.75%
Isaac Wilson, jr., WR/DB, Mifflin County
28.24%
Eli Hasco, sr., RB/LB, Big Spring
15.93%
Tucker Chamberlin, jr., QB, Shippensburg
7.33%
Parker Lawler, jr. WR/DB, Red Land
4.53%
Dion Bryant, sr., RB/QB, Milton Hershey
2.95%
Max Mosey, sr., QB, Central Dauphin
1.27%

Small School: 3A-1A:

Jack Laing, sr., RB/K, Boiling Springs — Laing had 182 of the Bubblers’ 318 rushing yards — which they compiled on just 27 carries, eight of which belonged to him — to lead a 43-7 win over Trinity. Laing sprang the rout with a 95-yard race to the end zone. His day started with a 30-yard field goal to open the scoring, continued with a tackle and three PATs, and concluded with scoring runs of 7 and 64 yards to complete his performance. 

Alex Erby, so., QB, Steel-High — One of the youngest starters in the Mid-Penn, Erby added to his growing list of Rollers records that includes TD passes (season and career), adding career yards by passing Lynn Jones’s 4,351. He threw for 259 yards in his toughest challenge this season, a 26-0 win over Middletown, and fired touchdown tosses of 41, 41 and 4 yards, the last of which went to Tyrone Moore, who had nine catches for 113 yards. 

Brady Morgan, jr., RB/DB, Upper Dauphin — Morgan played super-sized roles on both sides of the football as the Trojans (4-1, 2-1) kept their hopes alive for a Mid-Penn Liberty championship and a spot in the District 3 Class 2A playoffs with a decisive 36-6 victory at neighboring Line Mountain. Morgan rushed 20 times for 175 yards, scoring on runs of 34 and 2 yards and adding a two-point conversion as UDA opened a 22-6 lead at the halftime break. The diminutive Morgan also swiped two passes from his DB spot.

Christian Snyder, sr., RB/LB Upper Dauphin — The powerful Snyder also left a mark on Line Mountain Friday night, rushing 19 times for 119 yards as Upper Dauphin ran for 443 yards in a 36-6 Mid-Penn Liberty Division backyard scrap. Snyder also closed out the scoring, cashing in from 8 yards out as Kent Smeltz’s squad rang up 36 unanswered points against the struggling Eagles. Snyder added four points to his line by scoring twice on two-point conversions.

Alex Achenbach, so., RB, Williams Valley — Achenbach was up to his expected tricks last weekend as the Vikings (5-1, 1-0) opened Colonial-Schuylkill Blue play with a 44-14 victory over Panther Valley. Achenbach rolled up 334 rushing yards on 21 touches and scored four times — his 50-yard score had Williams Valley sitting on a 20-7 cushion late in the opening quarter — as Tim Savage’s bunch claimed its second victory in a row. 

Ezi Hite, jr., OL/DL, Williams Valley — Effective on both sides of the football throughout his most recent outing, Hite’s efforts helped fuel the Vikings’ 44-14 conquest of Panther Valley. Hite authored four pancake blocks, as Williams Valley churned out 530 yards of total offense against the winless Panthers — with 390 yards coming on the ground. Hite also registered seven tackles against PV, with two of those stops occurring behind the line of scrimmage. The powerful junior also recorded one of Williams Valley’s three sacks.

Kameron Wetzel, jr., RB, Tri-Valley — While Wetzel didn’t log many touches, he made those he received count significantly as the Bulldogs romped over Colonial-Schuylkill Blue playmate Marian Catholic 53-0. Wetzel rushed six times for 57 yards, scoring on a 19-yard run. Yet it may have been his 73-yard dash with the second-half kickoff that put any thoughts of an upset out of anyone’s mind while allowing Tri-Valley to ease to the win in its division opener.

This poll has ended (since 11 months).
Brady Morgan, jr., RB/DB, Upper Dauphin
37.08%
Kameron Wetzel, jr., RB, Tri-Valley
34.69%
Christian Snyder, sr., RB/LB Upper Dauphin
9.34%
Ezi Hite, jr., OL/DL, Williams Valley
7.70%
Alex Achenbach, so., RB, Williams Valley
5.56%
Jack Laing, sr., RB/K, Boiling Springs
4.99%
Alex Erby, so., QB, Steel-High
0.64%

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