By 4th Down Staff:

4th Down Magazine

In his first appearance on this poll, Middletown’s Tre Leach is the overwhelming Week 13 4th Down Magazine Player of the Week.

The senior stepped in for an absent Jose Lopez in Friday’s PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal 35-0 win over Scranton Prep, rushing 14 times for 83 yards and catching three passes for 56 yards. He scored twice, once on a 4-yard run and in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard pass from Tyreer Mills.

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The rushing numbers more than doubled his output this season to 27 carries and 142 yards. And he now has three TDs this year after entering the game with just a scoring grab.

The Blue Raiders (13-0) continue to pile up yards on the ground, this time with help from Leach, rushing 48 times for 278 yards against Scranton Prep. They face District 12 champ Conwell-Egan on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the state semis.

Leach pulled in one of the highest percentages of the POTW poll this season, 55.3 percent of the 369 votes. He easily beat teammate Brady Fox (RB/LB), who had 14.1 percent of the vote. Bishop McDevitt RB/LB Qualik Davis grabbed 15.8 percent and Cumberland Valley athlete Charlie Katshir picked up 15.6 percent.