By 4th Down staff:
Welcome to 4th Down Magazine's vote for the Week 13 Player of the Week.
The nominees for the week are listed below in alphabetical order. Vote for the player with the most impressive performance.
The poll will remain open until Tuesday evening at 11 p.m. The winner will be announced on Wednesday.
Scott Ash, QB, Middletown: Not something we see every week on this poll. Ash earned it, though, tossing a 13-yard TD pass to Lamar Ventura and a 10-yarder to Chris Plummer in the first half. Ash finished with 189 yards through the air.
Jarvai Flowers, WR, Steel-High: Flowers had the only two Rollers TDs in a 20-14 loss to Homer-Center in the PIAA semis. Both came on the big play and on his only receptions. Flowers hauled in a 65-yard pass to give S-H a 7-0 lead to start the game, then grabbed a 77-yarder in the fourth late in the game. Finished with 142 receiving yards and three carries for 32 yards.
Brady Fox, RB, Middletown: There’s always a Blue Raider back on this every week it seems, and after a 48-7 PIAA semifinal win over Conwell-Egan, this week is no different. Fox ran for 161 yards and four scores in the blowout. His TDs came on runs of 4, 56, 13 and 3 yards.
Cooper Lutz, RB, Berks Catholic: The Syracuse-bound Lutz fumbled in a 42-24 loss to defending state champ Erie Cathedral Prep. But the electrifying senior still ran for 126 stripes and two scores on 22 carries (and one catch for 3 yards) in the loss for the previously unbeaten Saints. His TDs came in the first half on runs of 4 and 3 yards.
Grayson Sallade, RB, Manheim Twp.: Pine-Richland has a brutally tough defense, one that was on full display in a 28-7 win over these Blue Streaks. But Sallade grinded out 91 yards and a score on 16 carries. His TD came from 15 yards out in the third quarter to briefly cut the deficit to 14-7.
Evan Simon, QB, Manheim Central: Simon was just 9-of-20 passing in a 31-28 loss to Gateway, but he finished with 182 yards and three TDs while also rushing seven times for 36 stripes. Simon briefly gave the Barons a 14-0 lead on passing scores of 5 and 35 yards. He then made it 21-14 in the third quarter on a 21-yard TD strike.
Malachi Young, QB, Steel-High: Young fought against a tough Wildcats defense. to throw a pair of touchdowns to Flowers. He finished 7-of-14 for 206 yards, connecting with four receivers. He also threw a pick.
131 VotesScott Ash, QB, Middletown54.81%
11 VotesJarvai Flowers, WR, Steel-High4.6%
82 VotesBrady Fox, RB, Middletown34.31%
3 VotesCooper Lutz, RB, Berks Catholic1.26%
8 VotesGrayson Sallade, RB, Manheim Twp.3.35%
1 VoteEvan Simon, QB. Manheim Central0.42%
3 VotesMalachi Young, QB, Steel-High1.26%
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