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Bruce Hopeck, jr., QB, Marian Catholic: In a rematch from Week 9, Marian Catholic turned the tables on Tri-Valley thanks to a strong performance from Hopeck and the MC offense. Hopeck threw for a pair of touchdowns while completing 61 percent of his passes for 159 yards in a 14-6 victory.
Kash Tobin, sr., LB, Tri-Valley: In a defensive battle, every stop matters. And Kash Tobin made plenty of stops to keep the Bulldogs in the fight Friday night against Marian Catholic. While Tri-Valley fell short in a 14-6 loss to Marian Catholic, Tobin came up big in his final high school tilt with a game-high 16 tackles. He also sacked Hopeck once.
Alex Achenbach, sr., RB, Williams Valley: Achenbach carried the load again for Williams Valley Friday night when the bright lights of the playoffs were shining. The senior ran, tossed and caught a touchdown on a night when he broke the school career rushing and touchdown record. He also had an interception on defense in his team’s 34-20 victory over Catasauqua.
Cade Sawyers, sr., RB, Southern Lehigh: Sawyers had himself a night Friday against East Stroudsburg South. The senior toted the rock 33 times for 220 stripes and five touchdowns in a 56-19 victory in the District 11 Class 5A semifinal.
Bryce Marino, sr., WR, Palmerton: Marino hauled in a team-high three receptions for 115 yards Thursday evening to help cruise past Jim Thorpe in the District 11 3A quarterfinal.