Reece Huntzinger was flying all over the field Friday night, leading Tri-Valley to an impressive win over rival Williams Valley 14-0.
Huntzinger’s 15 tackles and two sacks were both season highs for the 8-1 Bulldogs. And those efforts earned him an even 2,500 votes in an entertaining and close 4th Down Small School Player of the Week victory over Upper Dauphin’s Chase Lentz.
Huntzinger’s previous high for tackles was 12 in Week 1, and his two sacks tied his Week 9 total against Shenandoah Valley.
He now has 70 total tackles and six sacks, plus two interceptions and a fumble recovery, for the District 11 Class 1A semifinalist Bulldogs, who as No. 1 seeds host No. 4 Mahanoy in Friday’s first playoff game. The winner faces No. 3 Nativity BVM or the Vikings, the second-ranked team in the bracket.
Huntzinger’s 2,500 votes narrowly edged Lentz’s 2,491. The pair combined for 90% of the 5,535 total votes cast, with Huntzinger claiming 45.2% of those.