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Drew Branstetter, so., QB, Camp Hill: The sophomore needed an ice pack on his shoulder after this game, heaving the ball 51 times (completing 30) in the Lions’ 20-17 win over York Catholic to improve to a surprising 2-0. Branstetter threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns (and a pick), including the game-winning score in OT, and ran eight times for 18 stripes.
Kobe Moore, jr., FB/LB, Camp Hill: The Lions rely on players who can excel on both sides of the ball, and Moore did that in Friday’s 20-17 win over York Catholic. He had six grabs for 57 yards and rushed five times for 21 stripes. But on defense he was even better, recording 17 tackles, including one for a loss.
Matthew McNair, jr., RB/LB, Boiling Springs: The Bubblers kept on rolling with a 44-7 win over Bermudian Springs, and McNair led the charge. The sophomore had 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns (51 and 40 yards) on just four carries. And defensively he tallied four tackles and an interception.
Dakota Campbell, sr., RB/DB/K/P, East Pennsboro: He might become a regular on this list. Campbell ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, recorded four tackles (1 TFL), a sack, a fumble recovery and a pass defense on defense, and kicked 40- and 27-yard field goals while averaging 29 yards on five punts and 41.2 yards on six kickoffs in a 27-7 win over Palmyra.
Tavon Cooper, sr., RB, Greencastle-Antrim: Cooper ran over and around Berkeley Springs (West Virginia) in the Blue Devils’ 53-7 win, scoring on runs of 24, 70 and 44 yards to build a 46-0 halftime lead. He finished with 179 yards and those three TDs on just nine carries.
Ty Millhimes, jr., RB/LB, Lower Dauphin: It took a Brandon Fritz 23-yard field goal to win the game in the fourth quarter, but Millhimes set up LD for a 17-14 win over Twin Valley with two second-quarter TD runs of 21 and 75 yards on a night in which he ran for 174 stripes on 18 carries. He also had two receptions for 30 yards.
Donte Nastasi, sr., WR, State College: The Little Lions edged Downingtown East 32-31 thanks in part to a seven-catch, 127-yard, one-TD night from their senior leader in the passing game.
Landen Eichhorn, jr., QB, Mifflin County: While the Huskies were taking care of business against Shikellamy 35-13, Eichhorn was busy setting a new school record for touchdown passes in a game (four). He did that on 16-of-24 passing for 224 yards.
Marcus Quaker, jr., QB, West Perry: It was a big night for the junior in a 55-0 blowout win over Newport. Quaker was nearly perfect passing, completing 14 of 16 attempts for 223 yards and five touchdowns. He also contributed two trips to the end zone with his legs.
Isaac Sines, sr., QB, Cumberland Valley: A CV QB making AOTW? You betcha! Sines threw for 112 yards and rushed for 94 more, popping in three touchdowns combined, to hand coach Josh Oswalt a 35-33 win over his previous haunt, Central York.
Erby Weller, sr., WR, Shippensburg: In the Greyhounds’ 11th straight swig from the Little Brown Jug (a 35-21 win over Big Spring), Weller was again electric and efficient catching passes. He finished with three grabs for 139 stripes and a pair of TDs (42 and 66 yards).
Torin Evans, fr., QB, Susquehanna Township: Smith snapped Township’s nearly two-year-old losing streak with a clutch 164 passing yards (and 60 rushing) and a touchdown on 9 of 14 passing in a 37-0 beatdown of Northern Lebanon.
Bryce McKee, jr., RB/DB, Susquenita: Spearheading Susquenita’s ground assault, McKee rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns in the Blackhawks’ convincing 42-0 triumph at Biglerville. McKee collected 173 of his 209 yards in the first half. His touchdown runs covered 11, 2 and 14 yards.
Derek Gibney, jr., QB/DB, Susquenita: Gibney was extremely effective throughout Susquenita’s 42-0 victory, rushing five times for 29 yards, a pair of scores (1 and 10 yards) and a 2-point conversion and completed 7 of 11 passes for 131 yards. He hit Kamar Lewis for a 20-yard strike in the first quarter.
Waylon Ehrenzeller, sr., RB/LB, Juniata: Unleashing yet another terrific two-way effort, Ehrenzeller rushed 15 times for 121 yards and caught a pair of passes in what turned out to be a 17-14 setback at Selinsgrove. Ehrenzeller staked Kurt Condo’s club to a 14-0 lead after one quarter, scoring twice on a pair of 2-yard blasts. He also hauled down Seals nine times, including one sack.