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.
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sterling Limo Offensive Players of the Week
Tim McNally (tackle), Zach Davis (guard), Jack Hildebrand (center), Dan Kahley (guard), Jake Davis (tackle), Dylan Duran (tight end), Plymouth Whitemarsh – The Colonials’ offensive line paved the way for a monster night on the ground that saw three players – Chris Pierce (106 yards), Brian McIntyre (102 yards) and Brian Dresin (101 yards, 3 TDs) – surpass the century mark in PW’s 48-7 win over Norristown. All told, the Colonials amassed 487 rushing yards.
Coach Dan Chang says: “Our offensive line has been battling every week and continues to get better each day. These guys are among the hardest workers on our team. They love being physical and finishing blocks. It starts with the atmosphere created by our line coach Bill Gill. He pushes those guys to be tough and physical on every play. Our guys have really responded this year. Led by our seniors Tim McNally, Zach Davis and Jake Davis along with juniors Dan Kahley, Jack Hildebrand and TE Dylan Duran, they’ve really set the tone and led the way for our offense.”
Tamir Berthau, Abington – The Ghosts senior quarterback was the catalyst in Abington’s 19-7 win over Cheltenham. Berthau ran for 165 yards and one touchdown and threw for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
Coach Kevin Conlin says: “Tamir had an amazing game last week versus our rival in Chelteham. Tamir’s leadership has improved tremendously this year and it showed this past weekend when the crowd or the weather could have been a problem. We are expecting even greater things from Tamir to help lead this team through our Suburban One schedule which starts this week versus Bensalem.”
Gabe Franczyk, Springfield Township – The junior quarterback had a monster game in Springfield Township’s 20-19 win over Midd-West. Franczyk had 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, and he completed 19-of-30 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown.
Chris Shelly says: "He has gotten better every day and every week as a quarterback. He really has embraced the cerebral part of playing QB which combined with his physical talents make him a very explosive player. His toughness, both mental and physical, are what will take us to the next level."
Matt Miller, William Tennent – The senior quarterback – who played cornerback last year – has been instrumental in William Tennent’s 2-1 start. In the Panthers’ 35-10 win over Council Rock North, Miller threw for 51 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for 101 yards and one TD.
Coach Rich Clemens says: “Matt has made so many strides in the weight room – he’s a totally different athlete. He’s a quiet humble kid. He reminds me a lot of how Tommy Santiago goes about his day – he’s just a very quiet leader. They keyed on Tommy the whole game, and Matt was able to take advantage of that. When Matt scored on the QB read, three guys tackled Tommy, and Matt took advantage of it. They’re both really good athletes, and they both have the same attitude – whatever I need to do for the team to win. If we ask him to hand the ball off 20 times, he’ll hand the ball off 20 times. If we ask him to throw the ball 20 times, he’ll throw the ball 20 times. He wouldn’t complain or even think twice about it.”
Sterling Limo Defensive Players of the Week
Quame Moore, William Tennent – The senior lineman anchored the defense in William Tennent’s 35-10 win over Council Rock North, leading the Panthers with 11 tackles and a sack.
Coach Rich Clemens says: “Quame is going down to Delaware this weekend – he’s being looked at by a couple of schools. He remembers being here before I got here, and he’s bought in 100 percent. He’s like a weak-stack backer – he played head up on the tight end because we ran a bit of ‘Bear’ defense this week. We asked him to do some different things. He can play off the ball or we can press him up on the tight end. He’s a guy who’s here every workout. He’s always asking how he can get better, and when we first came in, he wanted to be coached. He’s a coachable guy. He takes in what you say and tries his best to do it.”
Mark Lapioli, Central Bucks East – The junior defensive lineman had a big game in Central Bucks East’s 35-17 win over Bensalem, finishing with 10 tackles (two tackles for a loss) and a fumble recovery.
Coach John Donnelly says: “Mark is improving weekly. He has the ability to run very well and has a good football IQ which together put him in position to be successful on defense. He had a solid game notching 10 tackles (2 TFL) and a fumble recovery on special teams.”
Sterling Limo Special Teams Player of the Week
Michael Smigley, Central Bucks East – The senior placekicker was 5-for-5 on PATs and had a pair of touchbacks on kickoffs in Central Bucks East’s 35-17 win over Bensalem. He also had a punt of 64 yards – which is two shy of the school record. Smigley also had seven tackles on defense.
Coach John Donnelly says: “Mike was consistent as usual with his PAT's, but we were really pleased with his kickoff placement. He boomed a punt into a little bit of wind. Had it been the other direction, it would have been a school record (2 yards short). He was also solid on the defensive side of the ball.”
Sterling Limo SOL honor roll:
Cameron Dennis, Springfield Township – The junior running back had 13 receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in Springfield Township’s 20-19 win over Midd-West.
Jack Fallon, Central Bucks West – The senior running back had 136 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Central Bucks West’s 35-7 win over Quakertown.
Carter Hallgren, Central Bucks South – The junior quarterback completed 10-of-15 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns in Central Bucks South 34-7 win over Council Rock South.
Chris Pierce, Brian McIntyre, and Brian Dresin, Plymouth Whitemarsh – The trio proved to be a triple threat out the backfield in Plymouth Whitemarsh’s 48-7 win over Norristown, combining for 309 rushing yards.
Tommy Santiago, William Tennent – The senior running back had a 38-yard touchdown reception and also ran for 102 yards in William Tennent’s 35-10 win over Council Rock North.
Sean Smith, Central Bucks South – The senior wide receiver had six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in Central Bucks South’s 34-7 win over Council Rock South.
Pat Volko, Central Bucks East – A three-year starter, the senior running back had 10 carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns and also had 52 receiving yards in Central Bucks East’s 35-17 win over Bensalem.
DeAndre Wakefield, Souderton – The senior running back had 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just eight carries in Souderton’s 37-8 win over Hatboro-Horsham.