Sterling Limo Players of the Week (9-8-17)

Sterling Limousine and Transportation Services of Wrightstown is proud to recognize the Players of the Week. Players are chosen based on the nomination of SOL coaches and football contributors.

STERLING LIMOUSINE AND TRANSPORTATION
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Sterling Limo Offensive Players of the Game:
First star:  Justis Henley, North Penn –
The senior wide receiver was unstoppable in the Knights 61-44 loss to Downingtown East, hauling in 11 passes for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In two games, Henley has an SOL best 314 receiving yards. He also had one carry for 36 yards and played shutdown defense at cornerback/safety.
Coach Dick Beck says:  “He was very explosive. He had our first touchdown on a little screen play that he broke a couple tackles, and it went for 59 yards. He had a long touchdown pass in the third quarter. He had one run for 36 yards, so he was scary that night. Plus, the guy that he covered didn’t have a catch all night.”

Second star: Cory Joyce, Neshaminy – The junior wide receiver had a breakout performance, hauling in eight passes for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Neshaminy’s 23-14 win over Pennridge in a key non-league contest. He averaged 17.3 yards a reception.

Second star: David Akinwande, Habeeb Baba, Enzo Poulson, Sayyid Saunders, Dylan Snelling, Harry S Truman – The quintet comprised an explosive offensive backfield for the Tigers, combining for 377 yards on the ground in Harry S Truman’s 35-12 win over Avon Grove. They not only shared the ball and ran hard but also blocked for one another.
Coach Michael LaPalombara says:  “These players are explosive running backs and proved it once again on Friday night, but they should be recognized for their selfless play in the way they blocked for one another. They know their time will come to carry the ball, but on those plays they don’t get the ball, they have to block for the team to be successful. They take pride in their blocking abilities, and we as coaches realize it’s something many running backs aren’t willing to do.”

Third star: Jake Reichwein, Central Bucks West – Reichwein punched it in from two yards out with 14.3 seconds remaining in regulation to give the visiting Bucks a dramatic 19-14 come-from-behind win over Council Rock South. He led the Bucks with 107 yards on 17 carries and also was the catalyst on a defense that allowed just 56 yards on the ground.

Sterling Limo Defensive Players of the Game:
First star:  Matt Norris, Central Bucks South –
The junior linebacker has turned in back-to-back monster performances for the Titans. On the heels of his 11-tackle effort in South’s 38-6 win over Abington a week earlier, Norris had 15 tackles – including one for a loss – in Central Bucks South’s convincing 35-7 win over Council Rock North.
Coach Tom Hetrick says:  “Matt is playing behind a terrific defensive line and has been lights out.”

Second star: Tycier Goods, Souderton – The Indians’ middle linebacker was a force on defense, recording 13 tackles in Souderton’s 16-13 loss to Quakertown
Coach Ed Gallagher says:  “Tycier is the heart and soul of our defense. He moved from defensive end to middle linebacker this year, and he is now able to make plays on both sides of the field. He is an intense player and excellent leader both on and off the field.”

Third star: Mike Garlick, Neshaminy – The senior captain led a standout defensive effort in Neshaminy’s 23-14 win over Pennridge, finishing with six tackles – 2.5 for a loss, one sack and one pass breakup.

Sterling Limo Special Teams Players of the Game:
First star: Matt Fugitt, Quakertown –
The senior punter averaged 49 yards on a pair of punts in Quakertown’s 16-13 win over Souderton. Fugitt put his name in the program’s record books with a 59-yard punt that earned a spot in the top five and pinned the Indians deep in their own territory.

Second star:  William Leyland, Souderton – The sophomore kicker has been impressive in the Indians’ first two outings. After nailing a 37-yard field goal in Souderton’s opening week win over Penn Wood, Leyland had a pair of field goals (26 and 28 yards) in the Indians’ 16-13 loss to Quakertown.
Coach Ed Gallagher says: “Will is off to a great start. His preparation is what sets him apart – very reminiscent of the Leo brothers who kicked here several years ago. Will is also a standout performer on our water polo team, showing great dedication to both sports.”

Third star: Alex Vera, Council Rock South – The junior wide receiver accounted for both of the Golden Hawks’ touchdowns in their 19-14 loss to Central Bucks West. Vera returned a kickoff 90 yards and also hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass.

SOL Honor Roll:
Andrew Basalyga, Pennsbury – The senior linebacker/running back scored a pair of early touchdowns – one in the air and one on the ground – to set the tone for Pennsbury’s 41-28 win over Penn Wood.
Darryl Davis-McNeil, Abington – The senior running back had 150 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the Ghosts’ 30-0 win over Plymouth Whitemarsh.
Zach Demarchis, Pennsbury – The junior quarterback was an efficient 7-for-10 for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 41-28 win over Penn Wood.
Dean DiPisa, Souderton – The senior quarterback had a breakout performance, completing 14-of-23 passes for 223 yards in Souderton’s 16-13 loss to Quakertown.
Anthony Kwiatonowski, Hatboro-Horsham – The senior running back delivered a 58-yard touchdown catch and run for the go-ahead score with 34.8 remaining to propel the Hatters to the heartstopping 21-17 win.
Caleb Mead, Upper Moreland – The junior running back had another big night in Upper Moreland’s 42-7 win over Phoenixville, accumulating 179 yards on the ground with two touchdowns on 24 carries.
Drasaun Moore, Bensalem – The senior quarterback was 10-for-13 in Bensalem’s 19-14 come-from-behind win over William Tennent. He ran it in from 11 yards out to make it a 14-13 game and then threw an eight-yard touchdown pass for the go-ahead score. He finished with 40 yards rushing.
Brendan Olexa, Upper Moreland – The senior quarterback was a near-perfect 7-for-8 for 141 yards and three touchdowns in Upper Moreland’s 42-7 rout of Phoenixville. He also had one carry for 15 yards.