Lane Peiper, so., OL/DL, Juniata: Part of a Juniata defensive unit that really came on after halftime, Peiper totaled eight stops in the Indians’ come-from-behind win over Line Mountain. His biggest play came early in the fourth quarter when he dropped the Eagles’ Ian Bates for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-short at the Line Mountain 43.
Chandon Maurer, jr., ILB/RB, Line Mountain: Maurer was all over the field in the Eagles’ 14-10 loss at Juniata, involving himself in 13 solo tackles, 3 assists and three tackles for a loss. The Eagles limited Juniata to just 3 rushing yards on 11 attempts in the first half.
Jacob Frey, jr., RB/ILB, James Buchanan: Frey cranked out a strong individual performance, but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets were grounded 43-12 by Susquenita. Frey rushed 19 times for 167 yards, scoring his lone TD on a 63-yard run.
Derek Gibney, jr., QB/DB, Susquenita: Continuing his late-season surge, Gibney completed 12 of his 24 throws for 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Blackhawks kept alive their hopes for a share of the Mid-Penn Liberty crown. Gibney’s TD throws to his twin brother, Drew, Kamar Lewis and Athan Robinson covered 6, 14 and 41 yards, respectively.
Dalton Kratzer, fr., RB/LB, Newport: Kratzer rushed 17 times for 93 yards and one touchdown as Todd Rothermel’s Buffaloes finally cracked the win column with a 14-7 triumph at Halifax. Kratzer’s 6-yard run early in the second half upped the lead to 14-0.
Zach Bellis, jr., LB/OL, Newport: Bellis ignited a strong Newport defensive performance in Friday’s 14-7 success at Halifax, posting a team-high eight stops as the Buffaloes limited the host Wildcats to 154 offensive yards and forced four turnovers – all interceptions. Bellis was in that group, picking off one pass.
Eli Farence, sr., WR/DB, Upper Dauphin: Farence put together a productive outing on both sides of the ball as Upper Dauphin held off non-league playmate Big Spring 42-35. Farence caught four passes for 67 yards and one touchdown, a 32-yarder that snapped an early 7-all tie. Defensively, Farence finished with five tackles and swiped a pair of passes.
Brady Morgan, sr., RB/DB, Upper Dauphin: Morgan played a huge role in Upper Dauphin’s 42-35 victory at Big Spring, rushing 14 times for 153 yards and scoring first-half TDs of 23, 44 and 6 yards. Morgan also hauled in three passes for 45 yards as the Trojans rolled up nearly 400 yards of offense while running their win streak to six.
Bennett Secrest, so., QB, Cedar Cliff: Not a bad West Shore Rivalry debut for the rookie. Secrest threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 18 stripes and another score to lead the Colts to a 42-0 blowout win over rival Red Land.
Cole Bartram, jr., RB, Northern: Bartram was the biggest weapon as the Polar Bears handed Gettysburg a 24-23 loss, the first in Mid-Penn Colonial action for the Warriors this season. Bartram earned 124 hard yards on 28 carries, scoring a third-quarter TD from 18 yards out to go up 14-9.
Demaj Jalloh, so., QB, CD East: A big night for Jalloh, who led the Panthers to their first win in six games with an 18-of-29, 241-yard, two-touchdown night. It helped CD East beat rival Central Dauphin 35-0. Jalloh tossed touchdowns of 15 and 59 yards.
Stone Saunders, so., QB, Bishop McDevitt: Saunders torched Mifflin County in a 54-6 win, throwing for 237 yards and six touchdowns. His TDs included passes of 51, 30, 47, 42 and 5 yards.
Ronald Burnette, jr., RB, Steel-High: Huge night Thursday for Burnette, who was back from an injury. Burnette averaged nearly 10 yards a carry, finishing with 266 stripes on 28 totes in a 35-28 win over Trinity. He scored three touchdowns that traveled 64, 4 and 51 yards.
Marcus Quaker, sr., QB, West Perry: The Mustangs are 9-0. Say that out loud again. Quaker has been sensational all season and was again Friday, throwing for 178 yards (12 of 23) and rushing for 175 (11 carries) in a 42-20 win over Camp Hill. He rushed for two TDs of 23 and 6 yards and threw a 27-yarder. Finn Furmanek, sr., QB, State College: Statistically speaking, perhaps nobody had a better night in Week 9 than Furmanek. The senior produced 262 passing yards (16 of 20) and 156 rushing yards (13 carries) to guide the Little Lions to a 48-31 win over Cumberland Valley. He ignited a comeback down 17-7 with TD passes of 89, 25 an 44 yards and ran another in from 8 yards out.