Alex Achenbach is back at it, named once again the 4th Down Magazine Colonial-Schuylkill League Player of the Week for Week 10.
The senior Williams Valley running back put up monster numbers in the regular-season finale, shredding Tri-Valley for 201 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a 49-14 victory. He also had a 45-yard TD grab. Achenbach has been one of the best running backs in Pennsylvania this season. He has 2,338 yards and 25 touchdowns on just 278 carries, equaling averages of 8.4 yards per carry and 233.8 per game. He’s produced six straight 200-yard games, has eight on the season and has eclipsed 300 twice.
Achenbach ran away with the polling numbers, too, with 2,090 votes to beat Marian Catholic junior receiver Michael Gelatko’s 1,104. There were 3,609 total votes cast this week.
Achenbach and the No. 3 Vikings (8-2) visit No. 2 Marian Catholic in the District 11 Class 1A semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.