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Messiah Mickens, so., RB, Trinity: The recent Penn State verbal commit kicked off his second varsity season with a bang, rushing for 185 yards and adding 66 receiving in the Shamrocks’ 49-12 rout of Delone Catholic. Mickens scored twice on the ground and once more through the air.
Ronald Burnette, sr., RB, Steel-High: Burnette scored a couple late touchdowns and finished with 23 carries for 157 yards in a 42-27 win over Imani Christian. Burnette rushed to pay dirt from 50 and 24 yards out in the second half to ice the victory.
Angel Cabrera, sr., RB, Hershey: Cabrera ripped off three touchdowns, finishing 19 for 167 on the ground and three touchdowns. His every yard and score was pivotal in the Trojans’ 36-35 win over Gettysburg.
Nehemiah Ewell, yr., RB, Harrisburg: Ewell became one of the first 200-yard rushers of the season in the Cougars’ 50-20 win over York High on Saturday. Ewell got there with a pair of long TD runs in the fourth quarter, covering 49 and 84 yards, to finish with 10 carries for 207 stripes (and a 5-yard reception).
Connor Green, sr., RB/DB, Big Spring: Green displayed strong two-way play, rushing for 140 yards and two TDs on 17 carries while chipping in nine tackles on defense. But the Bulldogs lost 17-14 to Greencastle-Antrim.
Brady Heiser, jr., QB, Gettysburg: Heiser kicked off a potential breakout junior season with nearly 300 combined yards in a 36-35 loss to Hershey. He finished 16 of 25 for 178 yards and two TDs, plus he added nine carries for 121 stripes and a rushing score.
Justin Kaplan, jr., RB, Palmyra: Kaplan nearly became one of the first 200-yard rushers of the young season when he shredded Lebanon for 192 stripes and a pair of scores on 11 carries. The Cougars won 51-7.
Keith Oates III, sr., QB, East Pennsboro: The Panthers cruised to a 37-6 win over York Suburban thanks in part to Oates’ multiple talents. He went 12 of 22 for 222 yards and two touchdowns (44 and 24 yards) and rushed for another short score. On defense he added a sack.
Micah Reeves, sr., DL, Camp Hill: Our first defensive star of this season’s polls. Reeves finished with three sacks in a 21-0 win over Newport and jumped to the top of the Mid-Penn Conference lead in that category with that effort. Those were his only three tackles of the night.
Eli Reider, jr., QB, Mechanicsburg: Reider completed 25 passes for 301 yards and a pair of scores in the Wildcats’ 35-28 loss to Carlisle. The first TD went for 22 yards to give Mechanicsburg the first points of the season, while adding a short TD pass in the second half.
Erik Schriver, sr., RB, Cedar Cliff: Schriver plowed in for three TDs of 5, 7 and 4 yards and finished with 136 stripes on 21 totes to lead the Colts to a 29-13 win over Shippensburg to start the season.
Rico Scott, sr., WR, Bishop McDevitt: The future Power Five talent opened his season with a nine-reception, 124-yard, two-TD performance as the Crusaders edged out a 20-14 win over Mount St. Joseph (Maryland).