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   Anthony Franklin, a big-time football enthusiast and the brother/cousin of the many Franklins who played in The Pub or in college, is again presenting weekly college honors and tidbits.
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2015 END OF SEASON HONORS
AND "ALL-ANT" TEAMS

D1A MVP: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman): Will destroyed opposing DBs by setting a ND record for most TDs in a 2 season span (29) by compiling his second 1000+ yard season registering 62 receptions, 1258 yards & 14 Touchdowns this season. He recently declared for the 2016 NFL Draft and looks to be a 1st or 2nd Day pick.

D1A Rookie of the Year: Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) in his true freshman year made an immediate impact on the Cavaliers rushing for 262 yards and 1 TD, while also catching 21 passes for 216 yards and 1 TD. He also returned 28 kicks for 541 yards. For good measure he also threw a TD pass to fellow former local guy Evan Butts for 25 yards.

D1A Defensive Player of the Year: Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) turned in a remarkable final campaign racking up 46 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a nation leading 15.5 sacks as well as 6 forced fumbles for the Nittany Lions.

D1A Grunt of the Year: Notre Dame Jr. OT Mike McGlinchy (Penn Charter) started all 13 games at RT for the Fighting Irish and flourished.

D1AA MVP: Harvard Senior LB Eric Medes (SJP) amassed 59 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss including 2.5 sacks and broke up 3 passes for the Co-Ivy League Champs.

D1AA Offensive Player of the Year: Junior WR Coastal Carolina Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) turned 50 receptions into 769 yards & 7 TDs while being the focus of most secondary’s in the Big South. Bruce was named to the 1st Team All Big South Conference team.

D1AA Defensive Player of the Year: Colgate Junior DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) finished the season 2nd on the team in tackles with 93. Helping the Raiders advance to the 3rd round of the NCAA playoffs

D1AA Newcomer of the Year: Villanova Fr. RB Jarrett McClendon (Wood) in his first collegiate season as a true freshman broke into the RB rotation and impressed turning 33 carries into 219 yards and a TD while also catching 22 balls for 171 yards and another TD. He also returned 12 punts for 60 yards & returned 8 kicks for 123 yards.

D1AA Grunt of the Year: Holy Cross Jr. OG George Griffin (Wood) started at RG for the Crusaders helping them average 32 points per game and over 400 yards per game on offense.

D2 MVP: Bowie State Jr. DE Heleaince Gates (Delaware Valley) notched 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, forced 6 fumbles & blocked a kick helping the Bulldogs reach the NCAA playoffs.

D2 Offensive Player of the Year: Indiana (Pa) So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) rushed 7 times for 24 yards, caught 57 passes for 753 yards & 3 TDs, returned 29 punts for 320 yards & returned 12 kickoffs for 322 yards.

D2 Defensive Player of the Year: Kutztown Sr. DT Tyrone Brown (Roman) recorded 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, 4 QB hurries and forced a fumble for the Golden Bears.

D2 Newcomer of the Year: West Chester Fr. DB Nydair Rouse (Gratz) recorded 18 tackles and picked off 3 passes for the Golden Rams.

D2 Grunt of the Year: Kutztown Jr. OT Jordan Morgan (Germantown)

D3 MVP: Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Prendergast) tore through the competition recording 79 receptions for 1426 yards & 19 TDs as the Wolverines made it to the Quarterfinals of the D3 playoffs.

D3 Offensive Player of the Year: Muhlenberg Sr. WR Nick Lamb (Penn Charter) recorded a career high 79 reception for 979 yards & 8 TDs.

D3 Defensive Player of the Year: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) rang up 73 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 interceptions & broke up 6 passes as the Blue Jays recorded a 3rd consecutive undefeated regular season advancing to their 4th straight playoff berth.

D3 Newcomer of the Year: Delaware Valley Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) took over mid-season as full time starting QB and didn’t disappoint leading the Aggies with 696 passing yards, 11 TDs, 594 rushing yards and 4 TDs on the ground.

D3 Grunt of the Year: Delaware Valley So. OL Mike Joyce (Roman) started all 12 games for the Aggies at center.

1st Team All-Ant: Offense

QB: Moravian Jr. QB Mike Hayes (SCHA) threw for 2217 yards and 16 TDs

RB: Dickinson Sr. RB Cedric Madden (Malvern) rushed 182 times for 704 yards & 5 TDs while adding 20 receptions for 122 yards.

RB: Delaware Valley So. Armani Fuller-Williams (Mastery North) amassed 578 yards & 8 TDs on the ground while also returning 16 kick offs for 379 yards for the Aggies.

OL: Notre Dame Jr. RT Mike McGlinchey (William Penn Charter)

OL: Kutztown Jr. LT Jordan Morgan (Germantown)

OL: Bloomsburg Sr. OC Ryan Geiger (LaSalle)

OL: William & Mary LG George Griffin (Wood)

OL: Delaware Valley So. OC Mike Joyce (Roman)

WR: Notre Dame Jr. Will Fuller (Roman)

WR: Wesley Jr. James Okike (Bonner-Prendergast)

WR: Coastal Carolina Jr. Bruce Mapp (West Catholic)

TE: Virginia Fr. Evan Butts (Episcopal Academy) caught 16 passes for 182 yards & 3 TDs

AP: Virginia Fr. RB/Returner Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP)

P/K: Pittsburgh So. P Ryan Winslow (LaSalle) Punted 63 times for an 41.1 average with 7 Touchbacks, 21 landing inside the opponents 20 yard line and 10 kicks of 50+ yards

1st Team All-Ant: Defense

DE: Penn State Sr. Carl Nassib (Malvern)

DT: Kutztown Sr. Tyrone Brown (Roman)

DT: Illinois Sr. Jihad Ward (Bok) notched 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups, forced 1 fumble & recovered another fumble returning it 23 yards.

DE: Bowie State Jr. Helieance Gates (Delaware Valley Charter)

LB: Pittsburgh Jr. Matt Galambos (Haverford) registered 88 tackles including 10 for losses, 5 sacks, 2 interceptions and broke up 3 passes while forcing 2 fumbles and getting 5 QB hurries.

LB: John Hopkins Sr. Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy)

LB: Ursinus Sr. Tim Rafter (SJP) racked up 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks, recovered 2 fumbles and returned an interception 32 yards for the Bears.

LB: Harvard Sr. Eric Medes (SJP)

DB: Arizona Sr. Will Parks (Germantown) Recorded a team high 76 tackles including 7 for losses, 7 passes broken up and forced 2 fumbles for the Wildcats.

DB: Colgate Jr. Chris Morgan (Haverford)

DB: Ursinus Sr. Kyle Adkins (Wood) compiled 74 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions & recovered 2 fumbles.

DB: Temple Jr. Nate Smith (Wood) registered a career high 54 tackles, 1 interception returned 74 yards for a TD and broke up 3 passes for the Owls.

DB: West Virginia Jr. DJ Worley (Penn Charter) Recorded 49 tackles, 6 interceptions, 12 pass breakups forced 2 fumbles and recovered 1 fumble for the Mountaineers

DB: Lafayette Sr. Matt Smalley (Judge) Totaled 44 tackles, 1 interception, 6 passes defended and forced a fumble for the Leopards.

2nd Team Offense

QB: Delaware Valley Fr. Deshawn Darden (O’Hara)

QB: Columbia Jr. Skyler Mornhinweg (SJP) Rushed for 266 yards and 3 TDs while also passing for 1321 yards & 6 scores for the Lions

RB: South Carolina So. RB David Williams (Imhotep) rushed 86 times for 299 yards and caught 11 passes for 93 yards for the Gamecocks.

RB: Villanova Fr. Jarrett McClenton (Wood)

RB: West Chester So. Eerin Young (Imhotep) Rushed 48 times for 302 yards & 2 TDs while also catching 7 passes for 66 yards and another score. He also helped in the return game by adding 24 return yards via punt/kick-offs.

WR: Maryland Fr. DJ Moore (Imhotep) Caught 25 passes for 357 yards & 3 TDs for the Terrapins.

WR: King’s Jr. Mike Palmer (Ryan) Caught 54 passes for 631 yards & 6 TDs.

WR: Towson Jr. Christian Summers (Bonner-Prendergast) snagged 26 passes for 368 yards & 2 TDs for the Tigers

WR: Indiana So. Walt Pegues (Central)

WR: Muhlenberg Sr. Nick Lamb (Penn Charter)

OL: East Stroudsburg Jr. Fran McMenamin (Judge)

OL: Franklin & Marshall Sr. Lou Moeller (Haverford)

OL: West Chester So. Vincent Lostrocco (Judge)

OL: Millersville Fr. Kevin Lang (Judge)

OL: Cheyney Sr. Mike McGlashey (Washington)

OL: Salve Regina Jr. Cullen Doyle (Germantown Academy)

TE: Temple Sr. Saladeem Major (Imhotep) caught 9 passes for 96 yards & 1 TD while also earning a starting role as the blocking TE for the 10 win Owls.

AP: Ursinus Fr. RB Asa Manley (Northeast) Rushed 58 times for 226 yards & 2 TDs, caught 11 passes for 177 yards & 2 TDs and also returned 15 kicks for 336 yards.

2nd Team Defense:

DL: Clarion Sr. Kwame Bell (Roxborough) recorded 45 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 passes broken up, 3 QB hurries, blocked 2 kicks and recovered a fumble.

DL: Notre Dame College So. Claudy Mathieu (Washington)

DL: Cheyney Sr. Joseph Bryant (Olney) Recorded 51 tackles including 7 for loss, 2 sacks & 1 fumble recovered for a 55 yard TD.

DL: Franklin Marshall Jr. Jon Naji (LaSalle) notched 36 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.

LB: Syracuse So. Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) recorded 81 tackles including 11 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 2 QB hurries and 2 forced fumbles.

LB: Millersville So. Brandon Lopez (Roman) Registered 51 tackles & 2.5 sacks for the Marauders.

LB: Lincoln So. Kevin Norris (Frankford) Recorded 24 tackles, 3 interceptions including one returned for a TD while also breaking up 5 passes.

LB: Bloomsburg Sr. LB Tyrik Clary (Northeast) Amassed 58 tackles including 6.5 for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 3 passes defended & recovered a fumble.

DB: Franklin & Marshall So. Vincent Moffitt (SJP) Returned 18 kicks for 460 yards while making 51 tackles, breaking up 4 passes and forcing 4 fumbles.

DB: Maine So. Najee Goode (Imhotep) Registered 33 tackles and 1 interception along with 8 passes broken up.

DB: Towson So. Alfonso Augustine (Washington) Racked up 34 tackles, 2 interceptions, 5 passes defended, forced and recovered a fumble.

DB: West Chester So. Kevin Malone (West Catholic) Notched 28 tackles, 2 interceptions and recovered a fumble.

DB: West Chester Fr. Nydair Rouse (Gratz) Recorded 18 tackles and 3 interceptions for the Golden Rams

DB: Bloomsburg Sr. Gary Postell (McDevitt) Notched 45 tackles & broke up 7 passes

DB: Bloomsburg Sr. Donovan Morris (Washington) Recorded 64 tackles, 2 interceptions, forced a fumble and blocked a kick.

WEEK 15

Postseason Bowl Games and Playoff Recaps

The 2015 College Football season had plenty of great moments including our “Guys” showing out on national television in prime time games. With the regular season complete and all of our guys done with playoff games only the Bowl Games remain. Listed below are the Bowl Games in which our guys are participating in at the 1A level.

Dec. 19: New Mexico Bowl (ESPN at 2pm): Arizona Wildcats (Will Parks/Germantown) take on his brother and the New Mexico Lobos (Delane Hart-Johnson/King). Will a senior captain safety for the Wildcats earned Honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors while Delane has emerged as the Lobos deep threat with 2 long touchdown receptions both over 80 yards.

Dec. 22: Boca Raton Bowl (ESPN at 7pm): The Temple Owls look for a school record 11th win facing off with former MAC rival Toledo. For the Owls they have 15 city league guys looking to win their first Bowl ring. On offense Sr. TE Saladeem Major (Imhotep) has become a viable member helping with the rushing game and also getting involved in the passing game registering career highs in reception, yards and TDs this season. On defense Jr. DB Nate Smith (Wood) has become a quiet leader in the secondary.

Dec. 24: Bahamas Bowl (ESPN at noon): Middle Tennessee takes on Western Michigan (Tyrin Stone-Davis/Mastbaum).

Dec. 24: Hawai’i Bowl (ESPN at 8pm): San Diego State v Cincinnati (Jared Evans/West Catholic)

Dec. 26: Sun Bowl (CBS at 2pm): Washington State takes on University of Miami (Hayden Mahoney/Malvern)

Dec. 28: Military Bowl (ESPN at 2:30) Navy takes on Pittsburgh which has 7 city guys on the roster. For the Panthers Jr. LB Matt Galambos (Haverford) leads their LB corps while So. DB Pat Amara (West Catholic) is a steady contributor in the secondary. So. Punter Ryan Winslow (LaSalle) has been solid in keeping the field position in the Panthers favorite when called upon to punt the ball away.

Dec. 30: Holiday Bowl (ESPN at 10:30pm) USC v Wisconsin (Alex Hornibrook/Malvern)

Jan. 1: Outback Bowl (ESPN2 at Noon) Tennessee v Northwestern (Connor Mahoney/Malvern)

Jan. 1: Citrus Bowl (ABC at 1pm) Michigan (Jon Runyan Jr./SJP) v Florida

Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl (ESPN at 1pm) Notre Dame v Ohio State. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are led by 2 City League guys in Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) and Jr. OT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter).

Jan. 2: TaxSlayer Bowl (Espn at noon) Georgia v Penn State. The Nittany Lions are led defensively by All American Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) while freshman DB John Reid has contributed largely in the secondary in his first collegiate season

Jan. 2: Cactus Bowl: West Virginia v Arizona State. The Mountaineers are led by All Big 12 performer Jr. CB Daryl Worley (Penn Charter) while Arizona State special team ace So. DB De’Andre Scott (Imhotep) paces the Sun Devils.

In Division 2 playoff action PSAC member Slippery Rock fell short of a Super Region 1 title losing to Shepherd 16-27.

In Division 3 playoff action Wesley fell to D3 powerhouse Mount Union 56-35 but not forgotten in this matchup was a sensational performance put on by Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) who snagged 9 passes for 143 yards & 2 Touchdowns in the defeat.

In Division IAA playoff action Colgate fell on the road to Sam Houston State 48-21 despite a solid 5 tackle performance from Jr. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford).

Upon completion of the Bowl games in which all our guys are participating in I will do a final season review as well as a 1st and 2nd Team All-Star squad with our guys. If you have nominations feel free to drop me an email at afrankl83@gmail.com with your players' names. Skill players are easier for me to decide than say offensive lineman who don’t get the attention or have stats to back up their great play so all input is welcomed.

WEEK 13

Week 13 Recap/Awards

D1A Newcomer of the Week: Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) rushed 10 times for 50 yards, caught 2 passes for 19 yards, returned a punt 9 yards and 2 kick returns for 24 yards in a 20-23 loss to Virginia Tech.

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) caught 6 passes for 136 yards & a TD in a 36-39 loss to Stanford.

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Pittsburgh Jr. LB Matt Galambos (Haverford) notched 10 tackles and 2 QB hurries in a 24-29 setback to Miami.

D1A Grunt of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. RT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: NONE

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) caught 3 passes for 120 yards and a TD in a 38-41 loss to The Citadel.

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Colgate Jr. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) notched 8 tackles, recovered a fumble, & returned 4 kickoffs for 67 yards in a 27-20 upset over New Hampshire.

D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: NONE

D2/D3 Newcomer of the Week: NONE

D2/D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) caught 9 passes for 249 yards and 2 TDs in a 42-37 upset over unbeaten John Hopkins.

D2/D3 Defensive Player of the Week: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) notched 9 tackles and a sack in a 37-42 loss to Wesley.

D2/D3 Grunt of the Week: NONE

Weekly Notes

Congrats to Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) who was recently named Big 10 Defensive Player of the year as well as earning a spot on the conference 1st team defense. Carl finished the regular season with 15.5 sacks giving him the lead in all of Division 1 as well as setting the single season sack record for the Nittany Lions.

Congrats to Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) who was named to the Big South 1st Team all-conference team. Bruce finished the season with 50 receptions, 769 yards & 7 TDs. Heading into his senior year he ranks third on the CCU all-time list for receptions (141) and receiving yards (2,015) while ranking fourth in career touchdown receptions (14).

IUP So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) finished the season with a team leading 57 receptions, 753 yards & 3 TDs while being double covered the second half of the season. He also finished averaging an astonishing 11 yards per punt return and caused teams to stop kicking to him the second half of the season. Great job and I’m sure he’ll have a big chip on his shoulder the next 2 seasons as he was somehow omitted from the All PSAC West Division Teams.

Big kudos to Illinois Sr. DE Jihad Ward (Bok) who was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Senior Bowl to showcase his skills in front of all 32 NFL GM’s as well as CFL GM’s and scouts. He will be joined by fellow former city leaguer Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) who was invited and accepted an invitation a few weeks ago as well. Jihad was also named to the Honorable Mention All-Big 10 Defensive Team.

Congrats to Arizona Sr. DB Will Parks (Germantown) on being named to the Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 team.

In D3 playoff action Wesley travels out west to powerhouse Mount Union for a noon showdown with the winner advancing to the D3 final 4.

In D2 playoff action Slippery Rock travels south to West Virginia to take on Shepherd for the right to advance to the D2 final 4.

In D1AA playoff action Richmond hosts William & Mary, while Colgate travels to James Madison.

#22 Temple plays for win #11 and most important a conference championship Saturday when it travels to Houston to take on the #19 University of Houston in the inaugural AAC championship game.

John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) finished his season with 73 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 interceptions and 6 passes defended. In his 4 year career at JHU he amassed 236 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 5 interceptions.

Congrats to following Valley Forge players being named to the 1st team All Seaboard Conference Teams. Fr. QB Daquan Bohannan (Northeast), So. RB Hakeem Sillman (Washington), So. WR Jylil Reeder (Fels), Fr. WR John Graham (Prep Charter), Fr. DL Mark Webb (Southern) So. Daquan Gilbert (Communications Tech) & Thadeus Stevens Fr. LB Michael Ockimey (Bonner-Prendie). The following Valley Forge players were named to the All Seaboard Conference 2nd Teams: So. AP Damion Samuels (Frankford), Fr. DL Zaire Holloway (Washington), Fr. DL Tymir Harris (West Phila.) & So. DB Jermaine Norris (Mastery North)

WEEK 12

Recaps/Awards

D1A Newcomer of the Week: Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) rushed 3 times for 20 yards, caught 3 passes for 89 yards & a touchdown and returned 4 kick offs for 50 yards in the Cavaliers 42-34 win over Duke

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) caught 3 passes for 72 yards in a 19-16 win over Boston College.

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) notched 8 tackles and a pass break up in a 29-42 loss to NC State

D1A Unsung Hero of the Week: Temple Sr. TE Saladeem Major (Imhotep) notched his first career TD for 19 yards in the Owls 31-12 romp over #21 Memphis.

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: NONE

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Columbia Jr. QB Skyler Mornhinweg (SJP) went 25/35 for 204 yards and 2 TDs while also rushing 11 times for 26 yards in the 23-28 loss to Brown.

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Colgate So. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) notched 6 tackles and an interception in the Raiders 14-10 win over Bucknell.

D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: NONE

D2/D3 Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Valley Fr. QB DeShawn Darden (O’Hara) went 10/19 for 126 yards & 2 Tds via the air and also rushed 12 times for 31 yards and a TD on the ground in a 20-16 win over Moravian in the Centennial-Mac Bowl Game

D2/D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) caught 9 passes for 116 yards in a 42-22 rout over Framingham State in the opening round of the D3 playoffs

D2/D3 Defensive Player of the Week: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) who notched 5 tackles in the Blue Jays 52-20 triumph over Western New England in the opening round of the D3 playoffs.

D2/D3 Grunt of the Week: NONE

Weekly Notes

Congrats to the following young men who were named to their respective all league teams. Lafayette Sr. DB Matt Smalley (Judge) was named to the 1st team All Patriot League team. For the season Matt compiled 44 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, 1 interception and 6 passes defended along with 1 forced fumble.

Harvard Sr. LB Eric Medes (SJP) helped the Crimson win a share of the Ivy League by compiling an impressive 59 tackles, 2.5 sacks, & 3 pass breakups.

Wesley Jr. James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) was named to the NJAC 1st team.

In this week’s games to watch Wesley visits undefeated John Hopkins for the right to advance to the national quarterfinals in the Division 3 playoffs. Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) is one of the nation’s leading receivers facing off against John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) who recently was named his conference Defensive Player of the Year.

In D1AA playoffs we have Fordham traveling to Chattanooga. Fordham Fr. DB James Biggs-Frazier (Penn Charter) has earned a role in the secondary as a true freshman as well as on special teams. Also Colgate travels to New Hampshire in the opening round. The Raiders feature Jr. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) who is 2nd on the team in tackles and interceptions. The Citadel travels to Conway to take on Coastal Carolina and stud WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic), Jr. O-Lineman Dominic DiGalbo (Bonner-Pendergast) and So. LB Shane Johnson (O’Hara). Duquesne travels to take on William & Mary.

In Division 2 playoff action Indiana (Pa) travels to top seeded Shepard while Slippery rock hosts Assumption.

Congrats to Penn and Harvard. Both teams won this past weekend, securing a tie for the 2015 Ivy League Championship.

Big kudos to Illinois Sr. DE Jihad Ward (Bok) who was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Senior Bowl to showcase his skills in front of all 32 NFL GM’s as well as CFL GM’s and scouts. He will be joined by fellow former city leaguer Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) who was invited and accepted an invitation a few weeks ago as well.

WEEK 11

Recaps/Awards

D1A Newcomer of the Week: Vanderbilt Fr. QB Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle) threw 13/26 for 166 yards & 2 TDs in the Commodores 21-17 win over Kentucky.

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: New Mexico Fr. WR Delane Hart-Johnson (King) caught 1 pass for 81 yards in a 31-24 upset of Boise State.

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) notched 8 tackles in a 27-37 loss to #1 Clemson

D1A Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. OT Mike McGlenchy (Penn Charter)

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Youngstown State Fr. OG Galvin Wiggins (Roman) made his first career start in a 24-27 setback to #3 North Dakota State.

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina So. LB Shane Johnson (O’Hara) notched a career high 5 tackles in the Chanticleers 45-13 romp over Kennesaw State

D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Holy Cross Jr. LG George Griffin (Wood)

D2 Newcomer of the Week: NONE

D2 Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Slippery Rock Jr. WR Taishan Tucker (Roman) caught 2 passes for 48 yards & a TD helping the Rock win the PSAC title over West Chester 61-12 while Shippensburg Sr. WR Quran Kent (West Catholic) caught 2 passes for 82 yards and a TD helping the Red Raiders upend Mercyhurst 69-20.

D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Bloomsburg Sr. DB Gary Postell (McDevitt) notched 12 tackles & broke up 2 key passes in the Huskies 17-14 season finale win over Seton Hill.

D2 Unsung Hero of the Week: California (Pa) So. QB Michael Kier threw 1/1 for 7 yards while also punting twice including a booming 58 yarder that was downed inside the 20 in the Vulcans 56-28 win over Lock Haven.

D3 Newcomer of the Week: Ursinus Fr. RB Asa Manley (Northeast) rushed 25 times for 103 yards & 1 TD while also catching 2 passes for 69 yards and 1 TD in the Bears 28-20 win over Dickinson

D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner Pendergast) caught 3 passes for 90 yards and 3 TDs in a 63-0 shutout of William Patterson

D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Ursinus Sr. DB Kyle Adkins recorded 9 tackles & 2 sacks in the Bears 28-20 win over Dickinson.

D3 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Franklin & Marshall Jr. OL Mark Opaliski (Penn Charter)

Weekly Notes

Congrats to the following young men who were named to the All Centennial Conference team for their 2014 success on the field. Also major kudos to John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) who took home the conference Defensive Player of the Year award after piling up 59 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 Interceptions & 2 passes broken up.

1st Teamers:

John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy)

Muhlenberg Jr. WR Nick Lamb (Penn Charter)

Ursinus Sr. DB Kyle Adkins (Wood)

2nd Teamers:

Franklin & Marshall So. DB Vincent Moffett (SJP)

Honorable Mention:

Franklin & Marshall So. Returner Vincent Moffett (SJP)

Dickinson Sr. RB Cedric Madden (SCH Academy)

Franklin & Marshall Jr. OL Mark Opaliski (Penn Charter)

Sportsmanship:

Franklin & Marshall Jr. QB Matt Magarity (La Salle)

Congrats to the following young men who were named to the All MAC Conference team for their 2014 performances on the gridiron.

1st Teamers:

Delaware Valley So. Returner Armani Fuller-Williams (Mastery North)

2nd Teamers:

Delaware Valley So. OL Mike Joyce (Roman)

Kings’ College Jr. WR Mike Palmer (Ryan)

Congrats to the following young men who were named to the All PSAC football teams…

2nd Team West:

Clarion Sr. DL Kwame Bell (Roxborough)

1st Team East:

Kutztown Jr. OT Jordan Morgan (Germantown)

Cheyney Sr. OG Mike McGlashen (Washington)

Kutztown Sr. DL Tyrone Brown (Roman)

West Chester Jr. DB Kevin Malone (West Catholic)

2nd Team East:

Bloomsburg Sr. OC Ryan Geiger (LaSalle)

Cheyney Sr. DL Joseph Bryant (Olney)

Bloomsburg Sr. LB Tyrik Clary (Northeast)

East Stroudsburg Sr. DB&RS Teron Dobbs (Carroll)

West Chester So. DB Shaquil James (West Catholic)

Bloomsburg Sr. DB Donovan Morris (Washington)

Bloomsburg Sr. DB Gary Postell (McDevitt)

Congrats to Notre Dame College (OH) So. DL Claudy Mathieu (Washington) who was recently named to the MEC’s 2nd Team All-Conference team after a solid sophomore campaign of tallying 60 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 Interception returned for a TD, 3 pass break ups, 5 QB hurries and 2 forced fumbles.

Vanderbilt Fr. QB Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle) went from the 3rd string QB to now being Vanderbilt’s starting QB. In his first career start he went 13/26 for 166 yards & 2 TDS leading the Commodores to victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. Next up this week is a date with Texas A&M. Here’s a great link story on his recent rise to the top of the depth chart.

 http://www.centredaily.com/2015/11/17/5019591_vanderbilt-qb-shurmur-making-strides.html?rh=1

In D2 football action we have city league guys at 3 different schools participating in the playoffs this weekend. Indiana (Pa) travels to Charleston (WV) Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Hawks are led by So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) who leads the team in receptions (51), yards (665), touchdown receptions (3), punt return yards (297) & kick return yards (271). Defensively for the Crimson Hawks Jr. DB Ackeno Robertson (Germantown) is a ball hawk racking up 40 tackles, 1 pass break up and a fumble recovery. So. DB Ronald Womack (West Catholic) has 15 tackles and 5 pass break ups & 5 passes defended along with a fumble recovery as well.

Bowie State heads up north for a date with Assumption (MA) Saturday and is led defensively by Jr. DE Heleaince Gates (Delaware Valley) who has 43 tackles, 11.5 tackles for losses including 4.5 sacks, 1 pass break up and 1 pass defended, 2 QB hits and 2 fumble recoveries including a 42 yard return for a touchdown to go along with 5 forced fumbles.

Slippery Rock will be hosting Virginia Union on Saturday and Jr. WR Taishan Tucker (Roman) has compiled 29 receptions for 382 yards and 4 TDs for the Rock.

In D3 playoff action Washington Lee travels to Thomas Moore Saturday afternoon. For WL Freshman OL Max Hanamirian (Germantown Academy) is a reserve lineman.

Also in D3 playoff action Wesley will host Framingham State Saturday afternoon. Wesley is led by Jr. WR James Okikie (Bonner Pendergast) and his 42 receptions, 711 yards and 12 TDs.

John Hopkins finished the regular season undefeated led by Defensive POY Keith Corliss with other city guys contributing on the defensive side of the ball like reserves Jr. LB Rob Gorman (Germantown Academy) and So. DB James Keating (Malvern). So. OL Anthony Campanile (Penn Charter) also provides depth for the Blue Jays who will be hosting Western New England on Saturday.

Albright clinched the MAC’s automatic playoff bid and earned a home date with Norwich University Saturday against Norwhich University. Serving in reserve roles are Fr. LB Tim McMonagle (Judge), Fr. TE Tom Sheppard (Boys Latin), Fr. WR Ke’non Frazier (Roxborough) and So. QB David Gavrilov (Washington).

One of the great things about the Division 3 playoffs is that many conferences set up bowl games for their highest remaining team that was left out of the playoffs. This year the Centennial/MAC starts their inaugural bowl games featuring their top 2 teams from each conference. Moravian travels to Doylestown to take on Delaware Valley University Saturday. Both schools feature former city league guys as their starting QB’s. Moravian Jr. QB Mike Hayes (SCHA) has started all 10 games going 165/270 for 1958 yards & 16 TDs. Delaware Valley Fr. QB DeShawn Darden (O’Hara) took over midseason as the starter and has gone 37/68 for 570 yards & 9 TDs. He’s also rushed for 563 yards & 3 TDs. So. RB Armani Fuller-Williams (Mastery North) has rushed for 506 yards & 8 TDs while sharing carries with 2 other backs.

In the other Centennial/Mac Bowl game Muhlenberg hosts Stevenson. For the Mules Sr. WR Nick Lamb (Penn Charter) has caught 60 passes for 807 yards & 7 TDs this season.

There is a trio of big FCS games involving PA teams this weekend with huge implications. In the Patriot League Lehigh host Lafayette in the 151st annual meeting between the 2 local rivals. Lafayette heads into the game at 1-9 with a few city guys making big contributions this season. Sr. DB Matt Smalley (Judge) has 40 tackles, 6 passes defended, a forced fumble and returned 15 kickoffs for 317 yards, while Fr. DB Clay Rush (Northeast) has notched 11 tackles, 1 interception and 1 pass defended. Sr. DL Darren Wright (McDevitt) is a reserve for the Leopards. On the other side the Hawks come into the game at 5-5 and 2 city guys serve as reserves Sr. DL Grant Jamgochia (Haverford) and Fr. WR Dylan Parsons (SCHA)

Villanova has won 3 straight including a 21-20 upset of #9 Richmond to improve to 6-4 and with a win at #1 James Madison Saturday at noon they’d almost be assured of an at large playoff bid. Fr. RB Jarrett McClenton (Wood) leads the team in punt return yards and is 5th in rushing yards.

                    Penn upset Harvard and with a win this weekend against Cornell, along with a Harvard win they’d share the Ivy League title. Rooting for both schools to finish                 the season on a winning note and all our guys can finish their year by getting Ivy League rings…..

WEEK 10

Recaps/Awards

  Links . . .
  At the 17-second mark,
IUP So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) makes a great catch and goes the distance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65kQ7XfcE_s
 
Delaware Valley Fr. QB DeShawn Darden (O'Hara) throws a game-winning, 92-yard TD pass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDun4ZmXjk
   A great open-field big hit and tackle by our own Will Parks (Arizona/Germantown) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG9mCeSUnFE

D1A Newcomer of the Week: Maryland Fr. WR DJ Moore (Imhotep) caught 2 passes for 51 yards and a TD in the Terrapins 24-31 homecoming loss to Wisconsin

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) caught 7 passes for 152 yards and 3 TDs in the Fighting Irish 42-30 win over Pittsburgh

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: West Virginia Jr. CB Daryl Worley (Penn Charter) notched 7 tackles and an interception the Mountaineers 31-26 win over Texas Tech.

D1A Special Teams Player of the Week: Pittsburgh So. P Ryan Winslow (LaSalle)

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Villanova Fr. RB Jarrett McClenton (Wood) rushed 2 times for 30 yards, caught 2 passes for 31 yards, returned 2 punts for 10 yards & returned 2 kicks for 26 yards in the Wildcats 24-3 win over Rhode Island

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) caught 5 passes for 91 yards and 1 TD in CCU’s 46-0 shutout of Gardner Webb.

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Harvard Sr. LB Eric Medes (SJP) notched 10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 1/2 tackles for a loss and a pass break up in the Crimson's 24-16 win over Columbia.

D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. OC Dom DiGalbo (Bonner Pendergast)

D2 Newcomer of the Week: West Chester Fr. DB Nydair Rouse (Gratz) recorded 2 tackles and an interception in the Rams 41-27 win over East Stroudsburg.

D2 Offensive Player of the Week: IUP So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) caught 3 passes for 55 yards & a TD while also returning 2 kicks for 69 yards in the Crimson Hawks 26-14 win over Gannon

D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame College So. DL Claudy Matheiu (Washington) made 7 tackles, 2 sacks and broke up a pass in a 47-30 win over Urbana.

D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Millersville Fr. OL Kevin Lang (Judge)

D3 Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Valley Fr. QB Dashawn Darden (O’Hara) passed 10/16 for 145 yards and 3TDs while also rushing 8 times for 52 yards and TD in a 42-43 defeat at Lycoming

D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Cedric Madden (Malvern) rushed 31 times for 83 yards and 1 TD and also caught 7 passes for 39 yards in a 17-20 defeat to Gettysburg

D3 Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Franklin & Marshall So. S Vincent Moffett (SJP) notched 9 tackles in a 24-45 loss to John Hopkins while JHU Sr. LB Keith Corliss (GA) recorded 9 tackles in the win for his squad.

D3 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: NONE

Weekly Notes

Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) not only leads the team in tackles (58) but was named this week’s Orange Scholar Athlete of the week as he is enrolled in the general management studies degree program. Great accomplishment, it’s also noted that Zaire was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team selection and was also a member of the 2014 ACC Honor Roll.

Kutztown Sr. DL Tyrone Brown (Roman) came up big in spoiling Shippensburg’s chance for a PSAC East title by racking up 5 tackles and 2 sacks in the Bears 51-27 win.

In a spirited Ivy League game that pitted former captains at SJP Harvard Sr. LB Eric Medes matched up against Columbia’s Jr. QB Skyler Mornhinweg. Both guys performed at a high level with Medes racking up 10 tackles along with a sack and pass break up and Skyler throwing 1 TD and rushing for 56 yards in Harvard’s 24-16 win.

The COSIDA Academic All-District Football team was announced which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field as well as classroom and 3 of our city guys made the list. Harvard Sr. LB Eric Medes (SJP) was our Division 1 representative, while John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) & Franklin & Marshall Jr. DL Jon Nagi (LaSalle) represented Division 3 for our area. Congrats guys and keep up the remarkable work both on the field and in the classroom.

New Mexico So. WR Delane Hart-Johnson (King) caught his first touchdown of his NCAA career on an 86 yard reception in a narrow 13-14 defeat to Utah State.

Ursinus Sr. DB Kyle Adkins (Wood) was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the week after posting a line of 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss and an interception in the Bears 9-10 defeat to Muhlenberg.

Arizona Sr. DB Will Parks (Germantown) also older brother of Delane Hart-Johnson (New Mexico via King) leads the Wildcats in tackles (59), Passes Defended (7) and forced fumbles (2).

The D2 game of the week involves the PSAC East Champs (West Chester) hosting the PSAC West Champs (Slippery Rock). For Slippery Rock they make the trek East as a homecoming for Jr. WR Tashain Tucker (Roman) who is 4th on the team in receiving yards and tied for 3rd in TDs (3). WCU they are led by athlete So. Eerin Young who has rushed for 2 TDs averaging 6.43 yards per carry while also catching a TD pass averaging 9.43 yards per reception. Jr. WR Jim Hurley (SJP) is 2nd on the team in receiving yards (432), tied for 1st in TDs (5) and leads the team with a hefty 19.64 yards per catch average. Defensively for the Golden Rams they are led by a stud secondary full of playmakers from our city guys. So. DB Kevin Malone (West Catholic) has 25 tackles to go with 2 interceptions, So. DB Shaquil James (West Catholic has 32 tackles to accompany 1 Interception he returned 92 yards for a TD and 4 PDs, while Fr. DB Nydair Rouse (Gratz) has 17 tackles & 3 interceptions & Sr. LB/DB Drew Formica (LaSalle) has 30 tackles to go along with a fumble recovery & 2 passes defended.

Bowie State is headed to Durham, NC to play in the CIAA championship game against Winston Salem State for the right to play in the NCAA playoffs. Local star Jr. DE Heleaince Gates (Delaware Valley) has started 6 games while compiling 38 tackles, 8 ½ tackles for losses, while also piling up 5.5 sacks, 4 force fumbles and returning 1 interception for 42 yards and a TD.

In D3 the game of the week is a huge one with big MAC title implications pending results around other key conference games. Widener travels up to Doylestown to take on Delaware Valley in the annual Keystone Cup game. The league generally gets 2 playoff bids and with Delaware Valley being 8-2 heading into this game a win along with an Albright loss would give the Aggies a share of the MAC title and at worst a great shot at an at-large playoff bid. Leading the Aggie offense is Freshman QB DeShawn Darden (O’Hara) who has thrown for over 500 yards and 8 TDs while only throwing 1 Interception. He also has rushed for 3 TDs and almost 500 yards on the ground.

In this week’s CFP rankings a few teams with our guys checked in. Wisconsin is #25, Temple is #22, Northwestern is #18, Michigan is #14 and Notre Dame right now holds the final playoff spot position currently checking in at #4.

Congrats to Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) who leads all of D1A in sacks and was recently invited to participate in the prestigious Senior Bowl to showcase his talent/skills in front of all 32 NFL teams.

WEEK NINE

Recaps/Awards

D1A Newcomer of the Week: Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) ran 4 times for 68 yards & added a kickoff return for 17 yards in the Cavaliers 21-17 win over Georgia Tech

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Virginia Fr. TE Evan Butts (Episcopal) notched 4 receptions for a career high 48 yards in UVA’s win.

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) notched 9 tackles in the Orangemen 21-45 loss to #17 Florida State

D1A Grunt of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. LT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Columbia Jr. QB Skyler Mornhinweg (SJP) threw 11/22 for 82 yards and a TD while also rushing 11 times for 47 yards in the Lions 17-7 win over Yale.

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Towson Jr. WR Christian Summers (Bonner-Pendergast) made 8 catches for 133 yards in the Tigers 19-0 shutout of Delaware

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Colgate So. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) notched 11 tackles and 1 QB hit in the Raiders 31-29 win over Fordham.

D1AA Special Team Player of the Week: Villanova So. K Steve Weyler (O’Hara)

D2 Newcomer of the Week: Bloomsburg R-Fr. RB Lamont Veal (O’Hara) returned 6 kickoffs for 134 yards while also catching 1 pass in the Huskies 34-35 setback to East Stroudsburg

D2 Offensive Player of the Week: West Chester So. RB Eerin Young (Imhotep) rushed 13 times for 131 yards while also catching a pass for 2 yards and returning 2 kickoffs for 60 yards in the Rams 41-20 win over Cheyney

D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Clarion Sr. DL Kwame Bell (Roxborough) notched 5 tackles and broke up a pass in the Eagles 14-28 setback to IUP.

D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: West Chester So. OG Vince Lostracco (Judge)

D3 Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Valley Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) threw 8/12 for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns while also rushing 11 times for 69 yards in the Aggies 28-21 win over Lebanon Valley

D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Moravian Jr. QB Mike Hayes (SCHA) went 22/30 for 241 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Greyhounds 35-32 win over Gettysburg.

D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Catholic Jr. DB Dave Zarkoski (Malvern) made 6 stops along with 1 interception and 1 pass break up in the Cardinals 49-52 setback against Guilford.

D3 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Franklin & Marshall Sr. OL Lou Moeller (Haverford)

Weekly Notes

Notre Dame’s slogan for the great game winning catch by Will Fuller against Temple was Where There’s A Will Fuller there’s a way for Notre Dame. Cool article that highlights the great catch and the reaction of his coach and teammates as well as opponent. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-notre-dame-temple-20151101-story.html. Will caught the game winning TD with 2:09 seconds in the Fighting Irish's 28-24 win over Temple.

Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) was named a semifinalist for the prestigious Chuck Bednarik Award, which is given to the best defensive player in the nation. On the season he is 1st in the nation in sacks (14.5) and tackles for losses (18.5). He is just 1 sack away from the school record….

Kings’ Jr. WR Mike Palmer (Ryan) caught 12 passes for 133 yards and 2 TDs in a losing defeat to Albright 28-38

Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (West Catholic) caught 7 passes for 91 yards & 2 TDs helping his team defeat Montclair State 56-22.

After missing the last 2 games Lafayette Sr. DB Matt Smalley (Judge) came back strong in a defeat to Bucknell contributing 5 tackles and 3 passes broken up.

East Stroudsburg Sr. DB Teron Dobbs (Carroll) totaled 133 yards in return yardage including a pivotal 64 yard punt return for a TD while also contributing 5 tackles on defense helping the Warriors upend Bloomsburg 35-34 for their first win over their rivals since 2005.

Bloomsburg Sr. DB Gary Postell (McDevitt) posted 10 tackles in a shootout 34-35 loss to East Stroudsburg

WEEK EIGHT

Recaps/Awards

D1A Newcomer of the Week: NONE

D1A Offensive Player of the Week: UMass So. WR Shakur Nesmith (Imhotep) caught 4 passes for 35 yards and 1 TD in the Minutemen 35-51 loss to #19 Toledo.

D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Pittsburgh Jr. LB Matt Galambos (Haverford) made 5 tackles, intercepted a pass and caught a key 4th down pass for 12 yards on 4th down to set up the game winning field goal in the Panthers 23-20 win over Syracuse.

D1A Special Teams Player of the Week: Pittsburgh Punter So. Ryan Winslow (LaSalle) who threw a beautiful 12 yard pass for a key 4th down conversion setting up the game winning field goal.

D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Fordham Fr. DB James Biggs-Frazier (Penn Charter) notched 2 tackles in helping the Rams stay undefeated in Patriot League play with a 59-42 win over Lehigh

D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) caught 6 balls for 79 yards in #1 CCU’s 23-20 win at Monmouth.

D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina So. LB Shane Johnson (O’Hara) made 3 tackles helping the Chancellors stay undefeated.

D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. OC Dom DiGalbo (Bonner-Pendergast)

D2 Newcomer of the Week: West Chester So. DB Shaquille James (West Catholic) recorded 2 tackles while adding an interception he returned 92 yards for a TD in the Rams 33-22 win over Bloomsburg.

D2 Offensive Player of the Week: IUP So. WR Walter Pegues (Central) had a career day with 14 receptions for 233 yards and a TD, while also contributing with 17 yards on 3 punt returns and had a 39 yard kickoff return in the Crimson Hawks narrow 39-41 loss at Slippery Rock.

D2 Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Bloomsburg Sr. DB Donovan Morris (Washington) recorded a career high 14 tackles along with forcing a fumble in the Huskies 22-33 loss at West Chester. Millersville So. LB Brandon Lopez (Roman) notched 11 tackles and ½ sack in the Mauraders’ 28-36 setback to Lock Haven.

D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Kutztown Jr. OG Brian Robbins (Ryan)

D3 Newcomer of the Week: Ursinus Fr. Asa Manley (Northeast) rushed 14 times for 69 yards, caught 4 passes for 36 yards and 1 TD, returned 4 KO’s for 138 yards and made a tackle in the Bears 21-48 setback to Susquehanna.

D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Muhlenberg Jr. WR Nicholas Lamb caught a career high 14 passes for 212 yards & 1 TD in the Mules 41-35 2 OT win over Juniata.

D3 Co-Defensive Players of the Week: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) had 11 tackles (going over 200 tackles for his career) along with 1 interception in John Hopkins 36-7 win over Gettysburg. Marcus Anthony (Germantown Academy) made 5 tackles in Carnegie Mellon’s 41-13 romp over St. Vincent.

D3 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Widener Jr. OC Christopher Howard (SCHA)

Weekly Notes

Slippery Rock Jr. WR Taishan Tucker (Roman) nabbed 7 passes for 93 yards in the Rock’s 41-39 win over IUP.

The big game in the city isn’t the Eagles this week (they’re on a bye and in need of a kicker, receivers who can hold on to the ball, offensive lineman and heck a QB as well hahahaha) it’s the Cherry & White #21/19 Temple Owls hosting #9 Notre Dame at the Linc on national television at 830pm. Notre Dame’s Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) & Jr. OT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) returns home to Philly in what may be College Football’s most hyped game of the year. Temple is 7-0 while Notre Dame is 6-1.

Delaware Valley Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) went 10/20 for 92 yards & 2 TDs while running 17 times for 38 yards and adding a 43 yard reception in the Aggies 28-23 win over Albright.

Valley Forge Military College R-Fr. WR John Graham (Prep Charter) has been on a tear this season on and off the field while sporting a 4.0 GPA he’s also compiling great numbers on the gridiron. He leads the team with 23 receptions, 457 yards and 7 TDs.

Moravian Jr. QB Mike Hayes (SCHA) went 19/30 for a career high 299 yards and 2 TDs in the Greyhounds 34-19 win over Franklin & Marshall.

Notre Dame College So. DE Claudy Mathieu (Washington) notched 3 tackles, forced a fumble while also returning an interception 70 yards in the Falcons 59-51 win over West Liberty.

West Chester R-Freshman. Kicker Connor Foley (Judge) is averaging an impressive 55 yards per KO while also adding 5 touchbacks to his impressive stats. He recorded his first career tackle this past Saturday in the win over Bloomsburg.

WEEK SEVEN

Recaps/Awards

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Virginia Freshman RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) notched 97 yards of total offense (37 rushing, 13 receiving & 47 on kick returns) in the Cavaliers 44-38 3 OT win over Syracuse.

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) in a big showdown with USC caught 3 passes for 131 yards including a 75 yard TD in the 41-31 win.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) notched 5 tackles in the Orangemen 38-44 3OT loss to UVA.

  D1A Man in the Trenches of the Week: Penn Charter Jr. OT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: NONE

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Bucknell Jr. DB Conner Golden (Ryan) notched a career high 13 tackles including 1.5 for losses, as well as a career high 2 interceptions in the Bisons narrow 14-21 loss to D1A Army.

  D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Holy Cross Jr. LG George Griffin (Wood) helped pave the way for the Crusaders to gain 570 total yards of offense in a 41-47 OT loss to Fordham

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: California (PA) Bloomsburg R-Fr. DB Marquis Seamon (Judge) notched 6 tackles & 2 passes broken up in the Huskies 27-21 comeback win over Kutztown.

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Kutztown Jr. DB Daryl Mintz (Roman) and Sr. DT Tyrone Brown (Roman) both notched 6 tackles each in the Bears 21-27 narrow defeat at Bloomsburg

  D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: East Stroudsburg Jr. LT Fran McMenamin (Judge)

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: Ursinus Fr. DL Charles Anderson (Northeast) notched a career high 4 tackles in the Bears 17-21 defeat at Juniata.

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: King College Jr. WR Mike Palmer (Ryan) caught 7 passes for 89 yards and 1 TD in a 30-26 win over Lycoming

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) racked up 10 tackles & 2 sacks in JHU’s 34-7 win over Dickinson

  D3 Grunt (Lineman) of The Week: Widener Jr. OC Christopher Howard (SCHA)

Weekly Notes

Temple Sr. TE Saladeem Major (Imhotep) has played in all 7 games this season and become a very valuable asset to the teams strong running game which was very much on display in the 30-16 homecoming win over UCF. The Owls are on the road this week ranked (#22/24) for the 1st time since 1979 and look for their first 7-0 start to a season in school history.

Towson So. CB Alfonso Augustine (Washington) played a great game notching 3 tackles while also intercepting a pass (16 seconds remaining) and breaking up another in the Tigers 21-14 win over Stony Brook.

Albright So. QB David Gavrilov (Washington) completed his only pass attempt of the day for a 34 yard TD strike in a 51-6 win over FDU-Florham. For the season he is 5-5 in relief duty with 2 TDs.

King College Jr. WR Mike Palmer (Ryan) leads the team in receptions (36), yards (396), & TDs (3) after sitting a year out after high school.

South Carolina So. RB David Williams (Imhotep) ran 7 times for 49 yards in the Gamecocks 19-10 win over Vanderbilt.

WEEK SIX

Recaps/Awards

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Maryland Fr. WR DJ Moore (Imhotep) caught 3 passes for 64 yards including a 52 yard TD in a 28-49 loss to #1 Ohio State.

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) caught 5 balls for 80 yards and 1 TD in the Fighting Irish 41-24 win over Navy.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Pittsburgh Jr. LB Matt Galambos (Haverford) notched 5 tackles including 2 sacks and nabbed an interception returning it 51 yards in the Panthers 26-19 win over UVA.

  D1A Man in the Trenches of the Week: University of Virginia Jr. OT Michael Mooney (Malvern)

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Villanova Fr. RB Jarrett McClendon (Wood) rushed 5 times for 50 yards, caught 3 passes for 22 yards and returned a punt 11 yards in a 16-38 setback to William & Mary

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) snagged 7 passes for 129 yards CCU’s 24-17 win over Presbyterian

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Colgate Jr. DB Chris Morgan (SJP) notched a career high 14 tackles and 2 passes broken up in a 20-44 loss to Princeton

  D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: NONE

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: Lincoln So. LB Kevin Norris (Frankford) notched 5 tackles and returned an Interception (2nd consecutive week with a pick 6) 30 yards for a TD in the Lions 27-66 loss to Virginia Union.

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: West Chester So. RB/WR Eerin Young (Imhotep) rushed 5 times for 58 yards in the Rams 44-14 pasting of Kutztown.

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Cheyney Sr. DL Joseph Bryant (Olney) notched 3 tackles & returned a interception 55 yards for a score in the Wolves 7-69 setback to East Stroudsburg

  D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Bloomsburg Jr. OC Ryan Geiger (LaSalle)

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Valley Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) went 4/8 for 58 yards in the air while adding 69 yards on the ground rushing in the Aggies 18-15 win over Stevenson.

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Wesley Jr. WR James Okike (Bonner-Prendegast) caught 7 passes for 119 yards in a 45-14 win over The College of NJ.

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Catholic Jr. DB Dave Zarkoski (Malvern) notched 7 tackles and broke up 2 passes in the Cardinals 28-20 win over Randolph-Macon

  D3 Grunt (Lineman) of The Week: Delaware Valley So. C Mike Joyce (Roman)

Weekly Notes

Kings College Sr. WR Mike Palmer (Ryan) leads the team in receptions (23), yards (260) & touchdowns (2).

Penn State Fr. CB John Reid (SJP) notched his second career interception in the 29-7 win over Indiana.

Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Penn State) added 2 more sacks to his season total last week and now leads all of D1A with 10 sacks and also with 5 forced fumbles.

West Chester Jr. WR Jim Hurley (SJP) bested his career best for longest reception with a 62 yard reception and TD in a 44-14 win over Kutztown.

Maine So. WR Jaleel Reed (West Catholic) caught his first collegiate TD (11 yarder) against Albany in a 39-7 CAA conference win.

Maine So. CB Najee Goode (Imhotep) had a great defensive performance notching 7 tackles and 2 passes broken up in the Bears win.

Towson Jr. WR Christian Summers (Bonner-Prendergast) nabbed 3 passes for 55 yards and a career high 2 TDs in a 30-51 setback to James Madison

Albright So. QB David Gavrilov (Washington) went 4-4 for 62 yards & his 1st collegiate TD along with rushing 3 times for 17 yards and his first collegiate rushing TD as well in a 62-9 win over Wilkes

WEEK FIVE

Recaps/Awards

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: NONE

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Boston College So. WR Thad Smith (O’Hara) recorded a career high 2 receptions for 99 yards and his first collegiate TD in a 7-9 loss vs Duke.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Temple Jr. DB Nate Smith (Wood) recorded his 2nd career Interception returning it 74 yards while also returning a blocked punt for his first collegiate TD, while also mixing in 3 tackles in the Owls 37-3 pasting of Charlotte.

  D1A Man in the Trenches of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. RT Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Freshman QB Joseph Walker (King) rushed for 63 yards while also passing for another 71 yards and a TD in the Blue Hens 24-23 upset of #25 William & Mary

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) snagged 4 passes for 79 yards and a TD in CCU’s 55-0 shutout of Alabama A&M

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Bucknell So. DB Connor Golden (Ryan) recorded 8 tackles in a 28-22 win over VMI

  D1AA Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: NONE

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: West Chester Fr. DB Nydair Rouse (Gratz) recorded 7 tackles, broke up 3 passes and his first career interception in the Rams 33-9 win over Lock Haven

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: IUP So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) recorded 7 receptions for 88 yards in the Hawks 42-21 win over Edinboro

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Bowie State Jr. Heleaince Gates (Delaware Valley Charter) notched 5 tackles including a 1.5 sacks while also returning a fumble 42 yards for a TD in a 34-21 road win over Johnson C. Smith University.

  D2 Grunt (Lineman) of the Week: Kutztown Jr. LT Jordan Morgan (Germantown)

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: NONE

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Wesley Jr . WR James Okike (Bonner-Pendergast) recorded 4 catches for 69 yards and a career high 4 TDs in a 59-6 romp over Virginia Southern.

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Catholic Jr. DL James Mooney (SJP) notched 9 tackles including 3 TFL in a 21-38 setback at Hampden-Sydney.

  D3 Grunt (Lineman) of The Week: Delaware Valley So. C Mike Joyce (Roman)

Weekly Notes

Muhlenberg Sr. WR Nick Lamb (Penn Charter) caught 5 passes for 89 yards in the Mules 27-24 win over Susquehanna.

In a wacky and crazy game a few of our guys were involved in a 5 OT game that ended with a combined 137 points being put up as Shippensburg won at East Stroudsburg 69-67. In that game Tarron Dunbar (O’Hara) & DJ Brinkley (King) both recorded 2 tackles while Quran Kent (West Catholic) chipped in with 3 receptions for 12 yards. For ESU Sr. DB Teron Dobbs (Carroll) made 8 stops for the Warriors and Jr. LT Fran McMenamin (Judge) provided protection for the QB all night.

Clarion Sr. DL Kwame Bell (Roxborough) made an incredible 9 tackles including 1 sack, recovered a fumble and blocked an extra point in the Eagles 41-27 win over Mercyhurst to become the last undefeated PSAC team.

Delaware Valley Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) broke loose and scored a long TD (61 yards) in helping the Aggies cruise a 40-7 win over FDU

Lincoln So. DB Kevin Norris (Germantown) recorded his first career interception returning it 20 yards for a touchdown in a 17-49 loss to Fayetteville State.

Pittsburgh Jr. LB Matt Galambos (Haverford) had his best game to date this season packing in 10 tackles including 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack in the Panthers 17-13 win at Virginia Tech

WEEK FOUR

Recaps/Awards

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) took 9 kick returns back for 231 yards including a career high 54 yard return in a 14-56 loss to Boise State

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: UMass Fr. WR Shakur Nesmith (Imhotep) caught 3 passes for 88 yards and a TD in their 27-65 setback at Notre Dame.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Illinois Sr. DE Jihad Ward (Bok) recorded 9 tackles, ½ sack and returned a fumble 23 yards in the Illini 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State.

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Lafayette Fr. DB Clay Rush (Northeast) in his first career start recorded his first career interception along with 4 tackles in the Leopards 35-24 win over Wagner

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr. WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) notched 5 receptions for 37 yards and the 1st TD for CCU in their comeback 31-17 win over Bryant

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Colgate Jr. DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) made 7 stops and a late game clinching interception he returned 60 yards for a TD in the Raiders 31-14 win over Holy Cross.

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: Cheyney Jr. QB Anwar Mathis (Franklin) in his first career start went 12/26 for 197 yards in a 0-34 setback to Kutztown

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: Slippery Rock Jr WR Taishon Tucker (Roman) had a career day snagging 8 balls for 139 yards and 1 TD in the Rocks 39-41 loss to Seton Hill.

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Bloomsburg Sr. DB Donovan Morris (Washington) notched 7 tackles and a pass break up in the Huskies big 17-6 road win over Shippensburg

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Valley Fr. QB Dashawn Darden (O’Hara) went 2/5 for 47 yards in the air while rushing 6 times for 98 yards and a TD in the Aggies 26-10 win over King.

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Ursinus Jr. QB Salvatore Bello (Carroll) threw for a career high and school record 465 yards going 22/42 with 2 TD passes in Ursinus 33-17 win over McDaniel.

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: John Hopkins Sr. LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) notched 6 tackles while also grabbing an interception returning it 37 yards in the Blue Jays 49-28 win over Muhlenberg

Weekly Notes

Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) continues to wreak havoc on opposing offensive lineman and quarterbacks. In their game against San Diego State he added 2 more sacks to his yearly stats. In 4 games thus far he has 7 sacks.

Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) recorded his career 20th Touchdown reception against Umass. In 4 games this season he has scored 6 TDs.

Dickinson Sr. RB Cedric Madden (Chestnut Hill) posted his 7th career 100+ yard rushing game posting 25 carries and 164 yards in the Red Devils 38-55 setback to Moravian.

Ursinus Sr. DB Kyle Adkins (Wood) notched his 7th career interception in the Bears 33-17 win over McDaniel.

John Hopkins has won 25 consecutive regular season games and to no surprise one of our local guys LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) has been a key starter who has been a key starter all 4 years. To put in perspective in his 3.5 years out of a possible 40 games he’s been a part of 35.

After losing 2 City guys to graduation and professional football careers Delaware Valley has found its grove behind 2 more city league guys on offense. So. RB Armani Fuller-Williams (Mastery North) leads the team in rushing yards and Fr. QB Deshawn Darden (O’Hara) has found a niche as the wildcat QB helping the Aggies to a 3-1 start on the season.

Arizona Sr. DB Will Parks (Germantown) quietly leads the Wildcats in tackles (26), passes broken up (4) and forced fumbles (2) as they’re off to a 3-1 start as they get into the brunt of their Pac 12 schedule.

WEEK THREE

Recap/Awards

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Penn State Fr CB John Reid (SJP) recorded 2 tackles, 1 interception returned 44 yards as well as recovered a fumble returning an additional 19 yards in the Lions 28-3 win over Rutgers.

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) continues to win this weekly award with another outstanding performance. Against #14 Georgia Tech he caught 6 passes for 131 yards and a TD in a 30-22 victory.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Temple Jr. DB Nate Smith (Wood) made a career high 6 tackles in the Owls 25-23 road win at UMass.

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Columbia Jr. QB Skyler Mornhinweg (SJP) in his debut for the Lions passed 21/25 for 187 yards while rushing 5 times for 17 yds & 2 TDs in the Lions 24-44 loss to Fordham.

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Holy Cross Jr OG George Griffin (Wood) anchored an OL that helped the Crusaders tally up 408 yards of total offense in a 26-29 setback at Towson

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Central Connecticut State Sr. CB Brandon Holloman (West Catholic) notched a career high 10 tackles and a pass broken up in a 21-14 win over Bowie State.

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: West Chester So. WR Eerin Young (Imhotep) notched 100 all-purpose yards (18 rushing, 23 receiving and 60 kick return) in a 48-38 win over Seton Hill.

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: East Stroudsburg Sr. CB Teron Dobbs (Carroll) notched 5 tackles and broke up passes in the Warriors 56-12 rout of Edinboro

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: NONE

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Delaware Valley University So. RB Amarni Fuller-Williams (Mastery) ran for a career high 120 yards on 11 rushes scoring a TD in the Aggies 28-7 win over Misercordia

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Ursinus Sr. DE William Ghaul (Carroll) recorded 7 tackles with 4 of those coming for losses, 1 sack and forced/recovered a fumble in the Bears 13-17 setback to Franklin & Marshall.

Weekly Notes:

This week’s game of the week will feature two local stars battling it out as WVU hosts Maryland. Terrapins Fr. WR DJ Moore (Imhotep) is currently 2nd on the team in receiving yards and will battle Mountaineer Jr. CB DJ Worley (Penn Charter) who is their best cover corner.

Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) quietly is tied for 2nd in the nation in sacks in D1A with 5.0 in 3 games played thus far.

Syracuse So. WR Jamal Custis (Neumann-Gorretti) caught his first collegiate touchdown in a 30-27 OT win over Central Michigan.

Syracuse So. LB Zaire Franklin (La Salle) recorded his first career interception returning it 21 yards while also posting an impressive 9 tackles in the Orangemen's win over CMU

Bloomsburg and 13 of our city league guys travel to take on my Alma Mater Shippensburg (5 former city league guys) in a key PSAC East matchup. Offensive Center Ryan Geiger (LaSalle), LB Tyrik Clary (Northeast), DB’s Gary Postell (McDevitt) & Donovan Morris (Washington) are local guys leading Bloomsburg while WR Quran Kent (West Catholic) & DB Tarron Dunbar (O’Hara) star for Shippensburg.

WEEK TWO

Recap/Awards

  The 2015 College Football season is well under way and the opening week sure didn’t disappoint as there were numerous upsets/big time performances from our former city league guys. Below are some players who have won my week 1 awards:

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Penn State Fr LB Jake Cooper (Wood) recorded 3 tackles and his first career sack in the Nittany Lions 24-14 win over Buffalo.

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) whose 5 receptions for 124 yards & 2 TDs helped the Fighting Irish battle back to defeat Virginia 34-27 despite losing their starting QB for the season.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) in the midst of his 5 tackles mixed in a career high 3 sacks helping the Lions defeat Buffalo

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Delaware Fr. QB Joseph Walker (King) in his first collegiate start passed 4/15 for 58 yards & rushed 11 times for 68 yards and a TD helping the Blue Hens defeat Lafayette 19-9.

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Central Connecticut State Sr. CB Brandon Holloman (West Catholic) notched a career high 7 tackles and a pass broken up in a loss to Stony Brook

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: West Chester R-Fr. DB Shaquil James (West Catholic) recorded a career high 6 tackles & 1 pass break up in the Rams 35-37 setback at Mercyhurst

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: IUP So. WR Walt Pegues (Central) caught 7 passes for 115 yards and a TD in the Hawks 33-34 loss to Kutztown

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Bloomsburg Sr. LB Tyrik Clary (Northeast) recorded 6 tackles and an key interception in the Huskies important 20-13 road win over California (Pa)

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: Ursinus Fr. DL Charles Anderson (Northeast) recorded a career high 4 tackles including ½ sack in a 15-22 setback at Gettysburg.

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: NONE

  D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Franklin & Marshall So. Vincent Moffitt (SJP) recorded 4 tackles broke up a pass and also returned 2 kicks for 106 yards including an 86 yard return in F&M’s narrow 16-15 win over Muhlenberg

Weekly Notes:

Saturday in a 59-7 rout over Susquehanna John Hopkins Sr. Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) notched his 2nd career interception.

Boston College Sr. FB Sean Burke (LaSalle) recorded his first career touchdown in a 76-0 rout of Howard University.

Maryland Fr. WR D.J. Moore (Imhotep) recorded his first career touchdown on a sweet 42 yard reception in a 27-48 loss to Bowling Green.

The Small School game of the week just happens to take place a few miles up Rt 30 on the campus of Villanova as the Wildcats host the University of Delaware in their annual rivalry game. Former MLK star Joseph Walker is the Blue Hens starting QB and Nova has gotten a solid contribution in the rushing attack from former Wood star RB Jarrett McClenton in their 2 games thus far (39 rushing yards & 11 receiving yards).

West Chester Sr. WR Jim Hurley (SJP) recorded a career high 2 TDs in the Rams 35-37 setback at Mercyhurst.

Virginia Fr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus (SJP) as a true freshman has broken his way into the regular rotation as a RB for UVA. Against #9 ND he rushed 2 times for 39 yards and caught 2 passes for another 25 yards in a narrow 27-34 defeat.

Ursinus Jr. LB Tim Rafter (SJP) through 2 games is averaging an astonishing 14 tackles per game for the Bears, tied for 11th in all of D3.

WEEK ONE 

  The 2015 College Football season is well under way and the opening week sure didn’t disappoint as there were numerous upsets/big time performances from our former city league guys. Below are some players who have won my week 1 awards:

  D1A Newcomer of the Week: Penn State Fr CB John Reid (SJP) recorded 5 tackles in the Nittany Lions setback to Temple.

  D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Jr. WR Will Fuller (Roman) who helped the Fighting Irish destroy Texas on national television under the lights with his 9 receptions for 142 yards and 2 TDs.

  D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Penn State Sr. DE Carl Nassib (Malvern) did his part to help the Lions attempt to keep their long streak alive of beating Temple by recording 10 tackles and a sack in a 10-27 setback to the Owls.

  D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Towson Jr WR Christian Summers (Bonner-Prendie) caught 3 passes for 51 yards in his Tigers debut in a close 20-28 loss at D1A East Carolina University.

  D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Jr WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) snagged 7 receptions for 77 yards & 2 TDs in CCU’s 38-35 win over Furman

  D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Maine So. DB Najee Goode (Imhotep) made 4 tackles and broke up a deep pass in the Bearcats 3-24 setback at D1A Boston College.

  D2 Newcomer of the Week: East Stroudsburg Freshman RB James Bell (SJP) turned 2 carries into 17 yards and a TD in his 1st collegiate game in a narrow 40-41 loss to LIU Post.

  D2 Offensive Player of the Week: Slippery Rock Jr. WR Taishon Tucker (Roman) snagged 5 receptions for 31 yards and 2 TDs in the Rock 39-13 romp over New Haven

  D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Lincoln University (Pa) Jr DB Mark Price (Frankford) recorded 7 tackles along with 1 interception and a pass break up in the Lions 29-22 win over rival Cheyney.

  D3 Newcomer of the Week: NONE

  D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Franklin & Marshall Jr QB Matt Magarity (LaSalle) went 15/23 for 215 yards & 4 TDs while also rushing 10/57 yards and another TD on the ground in F&M’s 42-37 win over Lebanon Valley.

  D3 Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Ursinus Sr. DB Kyle Adkins (Wood) recorded an insane 11 tackles, ½ sack, 1 Interception, broke up a pass and recorded a QB hit in the Bears 17-9 5 OT stunner over D2 Millersville University. Not to be outdone his teammate Tim Rafter (SJP) notched 14 tackles, recovered a fumble and had a QB hit aiding the strong defensive performance.

Weekly Notes:

Congrats to our 15 City League guys playing for Temple on their stunning and convincing win over in-state rival Penn State the first win in the last 39 tries for Temple. The last Owl victory was back in 1941.

Arizona Senior DB Will Parks (Germantown) helped his Wildcats open the season with a 42-32 win over UTSA leading the team in tackles with 11, pass break ups with 3 and even forced a fumble.

In a thrilling 5 OT game local D3 Ursinus upset D2 Millersville 17-9 behind strong defensive efforts from our city guys who captured my co-defensive players of the week. The two guys combined for 26 tackles in a game that featured a scoreless regulation.

Texas State Sr. CB Donta Clanton (King) recorded a career high 5 tackles in his teams defeat at #8 Florida State

Congrats to the following former City League Guys who are now on NFL Rosters for Week 1 of the 2015 season.

Arizona Cardinals: Earl Watford (Gratz 2008 & James Madison 2013)

Cleveland Browns: Ibraheim Campbell (SCHA 2010 & Northwestern 2015)

Denver Broncos: *Zaire Anderson (Frankford 2009 & Nebraska 2016)

Houston Texans: Tom Savage (O’Hara 2009 & Pittsburgh 2014) & Jaelen Strong (West Catholic 2011 & Arizona State 2015)

Miami Dolphins: Brent Grimes (Northeast 2001 & Shippensburg 2006)

Minnesota Vikings: Sharrif Floyd (Washington 2010 & Florida 2013)

New Orleans Saints: Jahri Evans (Frankford 2001 & Bloomsburg 2006)

New York Jets: *Deion Barnes (Northeast 2010 & Penn State 2015)

*-practice squad

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