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District 11 Notes – Week 1

Written by: on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Blue Mountain’s Sean Greenawalt (100) and Dakota Roberts (115) both hit the century mark in their win over Shenandoah Valley in week 1.  Greenawalt scored twice while Roberts scored three touchdowns.  Northampton also had two 100 yard rushers.  Andrew Szerencsits had 136 yards and Devon Turner had 106 vs Allen.  Wyl Miller of Emmaus had 191 yards rushing and 3 td’s, while teammate Andy Davidson had 83 yards and 2 touchdowns in their win over East Stroudsburg North.  Davidson also had a 12 yard punt return td.  Will Casella of Schuylkill Haven rushed for 225 yards and 4 td’s in a win over Panther Valley.  Casella now has an even 700 career carries going for 4,388 yards and 56 td’s.   Gerald Douglas topped the District last week when he ran for 276 yards on 42 carries in a win over Nazareth.  Shane Simpson of Easton rushed for 109 yards and 3 scores in a win over Pleasant Valley.  Simpson also had 3 catches for 42 yards and a td.  He now has 45 career touchdowns.  Simpson moves into 3rd place all-time at Easton with his 45 td’s.  Jarred Holley moves down to fourth place as he had 42 career td’s (2004-07).  Next up for Simpson is Ovid Goulbourne who had 48 td’s from 2001-04.  Juan Gaddy is the career leader at Easton with 65 td’s (1989-92).  Simpson also went by Jeff Staton for career rushing yards and now sits in 4th place all-time at Easton with 2,499 yards.
Tre Jordan of Pius X threw for 235 yards and 5 td’s in a win over Morrisville.  Mason Kholi of Central Catholic threw for 169 yards and 4 td’s vs Pocono Mountain East.  Kholi, also had 55 yards rushing and a touchdown.  Tevon Weber of Salisbury threw for 222 yards and a td in a loss vs Saucon Valley.  Julian Spigner of Bethlehem Catholic threw for 182 yards and 2 td’s vs Liberty to lead all EPC North teams.  Spigner also had 61 yards rushing and a td.  QB Nick Boushell of ESS subbing in for Jake Cirillo and Mike DelCorso threw for 157 yards against Freedom.
Conner Sullivan of Whitehall only caught 3 passes vs Pocono Mountain West, but 2 of them went for touchdowns.  Sullivan only 2 td receptions last year on 46 catches.  Jeff Yordy of Pottsville Nativity, playing in his first varsity game, caught 7 passes from Dominic Piccioni for 135 yards in a loss to New Hope Solebury.  Three of those catches went for touchdowns, as Piccioni would throw for 194 yards.  Freshman Jahan Dotson of Nazareth led all the EPC South division receivers with his 6 catches for 99 yards against Stroudsburg.  The football people around the Lehigh Valley have been talking about Dotson for the last 2 years.  Dotson could seriously challenge Shane Simpson’s District 11 Quad A freshman records of 36 catches for 679 yards and 3 td’s.  Looking at the top 10 all-time receivers at Nazareth, none played on the varsity as a freshman.  Jordan Gray holds Nazareth’s freshman records with 19 catches for 198 yards and 2 td’s.  Mike Kane of Saucon Valley recorded the only 100 yard receiving game in the Colonial League in week 1.  Kane had 4 catches for 102 yards and a td.  Joel Santana of Shenandoah Valley had the only 100 yard game in the Anthracite League.  He caught 4 of Ian Cole’s passes for 117 yards.
Freddy Simmons of Bethlehem Catholic started his senior year by scoring 3 td’s against Liberty.  Simmons had a 65 yard kick-off return td, a 64 yard punt return td and a 72 yard reception td.  Simmons also had a 48 yard punt return called back that would of tied the District record of 3 returns for td’s in a single game.  He finished the game with 5 catches for 78 yards.  Each time Liberty would close the gap, Simmons and BECA would respond.  In the 1990 Single A District 11 championship game, Jason Grow of Williams Valley would score 3 times on returns against Notre Dame and have a similar game like Simmons.  Grow returned a kick-off 80 yards in the second quarter, then had punt returns of 85 and 54 yards in the 3rd quarter.  Each time Notre Dame made a comeback, Grow would respond and Williams Valley pulled out a 41-32 win.  Grow, like Simmons, is a wide receiver and had 3 catches in the game for 57 yards to finish the year with 60 catches for 1,114 yards and 12 td’s.  He scored 17 total td’s in 1990 with 5 coming on returns.  Notre Dame’s many comebacks in the game were fueled by 2 players in the Crusader Hall of Fame.  QB Ric Schumacher, who would break the State career passing record the following year and Frank Morici the Crusaders all-time leading rusher.  Greg Macchia had 2 td catches in the game to set a single season school record with 10.
2014 single game highs: ( ) is the week the player accomplished the stat
Single Game Touchdowns (4)
4 (1) William Casella (Schuylkill Haven)
4 (1) Shane Simpson (Easton)
Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)
276 (1) Gerald Douglas (Stroudsburg)
225 (1) William Casella (Schuylkill Haven)
Single Game Passing Yardage (200)
235 (1) Tre Jordan (Pius X)
222 (1) Tevon Weber (Salisbury)
217 (1) Justin Albert (Nazareth)
Single Game TD Passes (4)
5 (1) Tre Jordan (Pius X)
4 (1) Mason Kholi (Central Catholic)
Single Game Receptions (10)
Single Game Reception Yardage (150)
Single Game Reception TD’s (3)
3 (1) Jeff Yordy (Pottsville Nativity)

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