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Isaac Whiteash, Williams Valley, sr, QB-DB: Whiteash enjoyed another terrific week throwing the football, completing eight of his 15 attempts for 225 yards and four touchdowns in the Vikes’ 54-19 thumping of Schuylkill Haven. Although one of Whiteash’s TD passes went to Alex Achenbach, the other three went to favorite target Brady Evans, covering 21, 73 and 10 yards as Tim Savage’s 10th-ranked squad (Class 2A) improved to 3-0.
Danny Darno, Notre Dame-Green Pond, jr, QB-WR: Danny Darno is dangerous with his arm, but he’s absolutely lethal with his legs. Just ask Tamaqua. Darnos gashed the Blue Raiders for 222 stripes on 18 carries. He found paydirt four times on the ground to secure the 41-26 victory.
Steven Lilly, Palisades, sr, RB: Palmerton might be seeing visions of Steven Lilly in their sleep. The Pirates running back punished Palmerton for a game-high 174 yards on 22 totes. He reached the promise land four times on the ground and once more through the air to help Palisades out plunder Palmerton 47-40 Friday night.
Brady Evans, Williams Valley, sr, WR-DB: When Williams Valley opted to throw the ball in Evans’ dangerous direction, the 6-4 senior delivered by hauling in three receptions for 104 yards – with all three catches resulting in touchdowns. Evans’ touchdown catches covered 21, 73 and 10 yards as the Vikings (3-0) dealt Schuylkill Haven a 54-19 defeat.
Kole Miller, Tri-Valley, sr, QB-DB: In it up to their necks with a determined Line Mountain side, Miller used his arm and his legs to bring the Bulldogs back and ultimately prevail 35-28 over their former Twin Valley Conference rivals. Miller completed just 6 of his 21 throws – he was picked off once – but amassed 194 yards through the air. His 2 touchdown passes covered 28 and 20 yards to Jolten Flory as Tri-Valley (3-0) pulled to within seven (21-14) at halftime. With the ‘Dawgs down 28-14 entering the fourth quarter, Miller (9 carries, 69 yards) wheeled for scores of 15 and 23 yards to pull Jeff Sampson’s club even midway through the fourth.
Colm McGroarty, Mahanoy Area, jr, RB: McGroarty stands just 5-9 but this young man has all the moves to elude defenders and pin ball off defenders. Panther Valley can attest. McGroarty raced to a game-high 171 yards and two touchdowns to fuel Mahanoy Area’s 35-13 victory Friday night.
Brad Rissmiller, Pen Argyl, jr, QB: The Golden Knights QB1likely didn’t like what the scoreboard read at the end of the night, but Rissmiller slung it Friday night in a 44-14 loss to Northern Lehigh, racking up 292 passing yard and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.
Jolten Flory, Tri-Valley, sr, WR-DE: Flory flashed his clutch gene repeatedly in Tri-Valley’s come-from-behind 35-28 victory over Line Mountain, catching four passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. HIs TD receptions of 28 and 20 yards arrived before the break, the latter pulling the Bulldogs within 21-14 with nine seconds to go. He added receptions covering 40 and 30 yards in the fourth quarter, both eventually leading to critical Bulldogs (3-0) scores.