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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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sterling Limo Player of the Week
Jack Fallon, Central Bucks West – The senior running back was unstoppable in Central Bucks West’s 42-28 win over Central Bucks South, finishing with 263 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries. He also had an interception on defense in West’s first win over South since 2013.
Coach Rob Rowan says: “Statistically, Jack is averaging over 10 yards a carry for the season, and he’s got nine touchdowns and rushed for close to 700 yards already through four games and that’s holding him out of two second halves as well. He’s obviously a special player. He’s extremely gifted, but I also think he is as hard working an individual as I’ve come across since I’ve been coaching. He is just completely dedicated to his craft. He shows up every day with the same mindset just to improve and get better. There’s never a day when he’s not trying to get better. His practice habits are off the charts, and all of that shows under the lights on Friday night. He’s got a unique combination – his short-space agility is really special, but he’s also got a power element. It’s very rare that he goes down on the first contact. He has a power element to his game that really complements that ability to move in short spaces.”
Sterling Limo Offensive Players of the Week
Drew Hensor, Pennsbury – In a move that paid immediate dividends, coach Dan McShane inserted Hensor – the Falcons’ quarterback who played only safety in the first half – at running back in the second half of Pennsbury’s 21-14 win over Central Bucks East. In just one half, Hensor had 160 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. His nine-yard touchdown run with tacklers trying to bring him down gave the Falcons their final margin of victory with less than a minute to play.
Coach Dan McShane says: “With Drew, we knew he was dangerous. It’s just a matter of which realm. We thought it was quarterback, but we felt this was a week where he could probably help us more running the ball, get more touches. We have some things designed where he can throw the ball. He’s got the whole package – he’s got speed, he can catch, he can throw. He actually had a couple of blitz pickups he did a nice job on too. He’s contributing in all aspects. He also played weak safety. He’s a hybrid type of kid that we ask to come down low in the box and defend the run, but he’s also really good in passing situations. Everywhere we’ve been all season with 7-on-7, people are really, really impressed. He’s just a total ball hawk. He’s long, he can run, he can jump, and he usually comes down with the ball.”
Brody McAndrew, Neshaminy – The senior quarterback accounted for 288 of his team’s 454 yards of offense in Neshaminy’s 48-31 win over Council Rock North. He completed 9-of-12 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. In the absence of running back Chris James (injury), he also had 10 carries for 69 yards.
Coach Steve Wilmot says: "Brody continues to be an excellent leader on our football team. Last Friday night he made several big plays throwing the ball and also converted a lot of third downs pulling it down and running it. His chemistry with receiver Ian Sheehan is tremendous, connecting for two more touchdowns this week."
Tim Gibson, Council Rock North – The senior contributed in all three phases of the game in Council Rock North’s 47-31 loss to Neshaminy. In addition to seeing action on the kick-off and kick return teams, Gibson led the Indians on both sides of the football, scoring a pair of touchdowns on runs of 12 and 23 yard. Between rushing and receiving, he had 157 yards as the Indians scored the most points against Neshaminy since Council Rock split into two schools. The Indians’ starting outside linebacker also led the defense with eight solo tackles and a quarterback sack.
Coach Jack Greiner says: “Tim had an awesome performance on Friday. He is a great leader on and off the field not just for the football program but also for the Council Rock community. He sets the highest standard of what a student-athlete should strive to become and is representative of what we hope are young people evolve into. He is a member of the National Honors Society, Student Life, and Baseball Team at Council Rock North all while being a great mentor in his local church. He is a montage of what all of us hope our children to turn out to be as a young man.”
Sterling Limo Defensive Players of the Week
Sam Burke, Pennsbury – The senior inside linebacker anchored a defense that limited Central Bucks East to just two touchdowns and 34 yards on the ground in Pennsbury’s 21-14 win over Central Bucks East
Coach Dan McShane says: “Sam sets the front for us on defense. He’s got a real good understanding of the defense. He’s really grown since last year, really attacking the line of scrimmage. For the first three games, we have non-league captains, but then we select captains for the season starting with the fourth game. Sam was selected by his teammates. He’s done a great job with leadership. He’s the kind of guy in the huddle at the end of games, before practices and after practices, he’s rallying the troops. He’s a very verbal guy, very sincere, and he leads by example.”
Tyler Merwarth, Quakertown – The Panthers’ junior contributed on both sides of the ball in Quakertown’s 31-6 win over Upper Moreland. He had 70 rushing yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pair of passes for 28 yards, and he was the catalyst on defense, intercepting three passes.
Coach George Banas says: “Tyler was all over the field on Friday night ending up with three interceptions and two touchdowns. Only being a junior, we ask a lot from Tyler on both sides of the ball and he has met the challenge. I look forward to seeing Tyler grow as a student athlete and as an individual over the next two years as he will be a big part of the program.”
Sterling Limo SOL honor roll:
Jamir Barnes, Cheltenham – The senior running back had 116 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Cheltenham’s 48-14 win over Norristown.
Tamir Berthau, Abington – The senior quarter back accounted for four touchdowns in Abington’s 49-15 win over Bensalem, completing 11-of-12 passes for 218 yards and two TDs and rushing for 79 more and two touchdowns.
Anthony Giordano, Central Bucks East – The junior quarterback threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns in Central Bucks East 21-14 loss to Pennsbury.
Carter Hallgren, Central Bucks South – The junior quarter threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns in Central Bucks South’s 42-28 loss to Central Bucks West.
DeJuan Harris and TJ Rogers, Harry S Truman – The dangerous duo combined for 255 rushing yards in Harry S Truman’s 46-7 win over Council Rock South. Harris had 130 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries and Rogers ran for 125 yards and a TD.
Jack Hughes, Neshaminy – The Redskins’ senior was a perfect 6-for-6 on PATs in Neshaminy’s 48-31 win over Council Rock North.
Jack Neri, Central Bucks West – The senior quarterback ran for 102 yards and a touchdown and also completed three passes for 25 yards in Central Bucks West’s 42-28 win over Central Bucks South.
Ian Sheehan, Neshaminy – The senior wide receiver had four catches for 153 yards and three touchdowns in Neshaminy’s 48-31 win over Council Rock North.
Mike Slivka, Upper Dublin – The senior quarterback completed 13-of-17 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in Upper Dublin’s 40-13 win over Hatboro-Horsham.