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Drew Branstetter, so., QB, Camp Hill: Branstetter guided the high-flying Lions to a 50-7 win over York Catholic with 261 yards and three touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing. He hit Alex Long 10 times for 148 yards.
Kam Chisholm, sr., WR/DE, Steel-High: Chisholm scored on a 50-yard catch-and-run from Alex Erby then blocked a punt and scooped it up for another score in the first quarter as the Rollers routed Eastern High (Washington, D.C.) 46-26. Chisholm finished with five catches for 105 yards and a two-point conversion.
Austin Duplessie, jr., DT, Upper Dauphin: We need some defense in this list, and Duplessie provided plenty in Week 2. The junior recorded three sacks and 11 total tackles, including nine solo and four for loss, in UDA’s 43-12 win over Shenandoah Valley.
Ben Fickel, sr., KR/DB, Big Spring: The Bulldogs’ 13-year nightmare is over, and Fickel was the savior. The senior returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and two plays later swiped a Shippensburg pass for a 30-yard pick-6 to hand Big Spring a 21-7 victory and return the Little Brown Jug to Newville for the first time since 2010.
Derek Gibney, sr., QB, Susquenita: Consider this a 2-for-1 nomination, with Gibney looking frequently for brother Drew in a 42-7 win over Biglerville. Derek finished 18 of 26 for 287 yards and three scores (plus a 1-yard TD plunge), and he connected with his bro eight times for 162 yards and two of those touchdowns.
Ian Goodling, jr., WR/LB/K, West Perry: Goodling broke a record held by a renowned former Mustang on Friday night in a 41-7 win over Newport. The junior caught 10 passes for 166 yards, giving him 2,284 career yards to pass West Perry great Chase May, who graduated in 2013 with 2,168 yards. Goodling also added a sack and made five PATs.
Andy Jean, sr., WR, Chambersburg: Jean was efficient when targeted during the Trojans’ 51-7 win over Northern, hauling in five passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns covering 48 and 57 stripes.
Matthew McNair, sr., RB/S, Boiling Springs: McNair contributed in multiple ways to the Bubblers’ 21-7 win over Bermudian Springs. The senior toted the rock 17 times for 109 yards and a score, caught a pair of passes for 15 more yards and led the defense with eight tackles (four solo).
Messiah Mickens, so., RB, Trinity: Probably need to expect this name to appear most weeks the next few years. Mickens shredded Moore Catholic (N.Y.) for 244 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries in a 37-16 Shamrocks win. The Penn State verbal commit scored on runs of 51, 3, 2 and 71 yards.
Bron Mosley, sr., RB, Altoona: The Mountain Lions rolled Taylor Allderdice 35-21 thanks to Mosley’s efforts. The senior bulldozer gashed Allderdice for 124 yards on 16 carries and scored TDs of 3 and 53 yards. He also caught two balls for 56 yards.
Key’Ron Plummer, sr., QB, Central Dauphin: Plummer led the Rams to a comeback victory, their first of the season, 36-35 in overtime over Wilson, with a 4-yard hookup to Jett Franz and successful two-point conversion (also to Franz). The senior finished with 106 passing yards and 77 rushing, plus two TDs throwing and two more on the ground.
Marcus Quaker, sr., QB, West Perry: The electric quarterback set a career high with 306 passing yards in the Mustangs’ 41-7 romp of Newport. He also rushed for 51 more stripes and threw three TDs of 13 (to Cole Brown), 11 (to Ian Goodling) and 31 yards (to Bryce Smith),
Ty Salazer, jr. WR, State College: Salazar lit up Downingtown East, despite a 28-26 loss, for 229 yards and three touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, on 13 carries. Hat tip to QB Eddie Corkery in this one; he finished 23 of 46 for 356 yards and four TDs.
Deakon Schaeffer, sr., RB, Mifflin County: Schaeffer had a monster performance in a 23-6 win over Shikellamy, ripping off 274 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries. He also added three receptions for 33 stripes.
Stone Saunders, jr., QB, Bishop McDevitt: The Crusaders needed every one of Saunders’ four scores (two passing and two rushing), including the game-winning plunge from 3 yards out to edge DePaul Catholic (Md.) 46-42. He finished with 243 passing yards.