Sterling Limousine and Transportation Services of Wrightstown is proud to recognize the Players of the Game for SOL teams that are part of each week’s SuburbanOneSports.com’s Featured Games.
SOUDERTON at CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH (Central Bucks 44, Souderton 28)
Sterling Limousine Offensive Player of the Game – John Pileggi III, Central Bucks South
The Titans’ senior quarterback had a night that bordered on perfection, completing 12-of-13 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Pileggi had TD passes of 12 and 10 yards.
Coach Dave Rackovan says: “John has been playing real well. Obviously, he stepped into an unbelievable situation where there were some high expectations based upon last year with Matt (Johns) leaving, and he has met all of those expectations. I will be honest – a lot of those throws on Friday night were made with some pressure. He just hung in there and with a lot of poise made a lot of tough throws.”
Sterling Limousine Defensive Player of the Game –Steve Veal, Central Bucks South
The senior wide receiver/defensive back had a superb all-around game. On the defensive side of the football, he had seven tackles and also an interception. Offensively, he caught seven passes for 86 yards and one touchdown.
Coach Dave Rackovan says: “He played an overall great football game both on offense and defense. He has been our leader in our secondary. He had an interception and was tied for our team lead in tackles, plus he played exceptional on offense. He really was all over the field on Friday.”
Sterling Limousine Special Teams Player of the Game – Evan Stahl, Central Bucks South
The Titans’ junior kicker connected on a 22-yard field goal and converted 5-of-6 PATs.
Coach Dave Rackovan says: “He missed an extra point, but he’s been very consistent for us. He had a field goal that was a clutch field goal. When you look at Evan, he’s tied or is the leading kicker in the area. He’s 29-for-31 in extra points and 2-of-3 for field goals.”
PENNRIDGE at CENTRAL BUCKS WEST (Pennridge 28, Central Bucks West 21)
Sterling Limousine Offensive Co-Player of the Game – Mike Class, Pennridge
The Rams’ junior running back continued to put up big numbers, rushing for 180 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries. Class had TD runs of 88, eight and nine yards. His nine-yard touchdown run broke a 21-21 tie and propelled the Rams to the win.
Coach Randy Cuthbert says: “He had a typical game for Mike, and the fact that he has a thousand yards after five games is amazing, especially when you consider how much attention he is drawing from defenses. The game was on the line, and the ball was in his hands.”
Sterling Limousine Offensive Co-Player of the Game – Kenny Crawford, Pennridge
The senior fullback was the perfect complement to Mike Class in the backfield Crawford, a captain, had 12 carries for 138 yards, which included a touchdown run of 38 yards.
Coach Randy Cuthbert says: “Kenny ran tough and gave us a good complement to Mike. Kenny is emerging into an excellent fullback.”
Sterling Limousine Special Teams Co-Player of the Game – Kiefer Brown, Pennridge
Coach Randy Cutbert says: “Kiefer was solid on all of our special teams, and he did a nice job of handling West’s short kickoffs.”
Sterling Limousine Special Teams Co-Player of the Game – Peter Psomiadis, Pennridge
Coach Randy Cuthbert says: “Peter did a great job of giving our kicking game a lift. He was solid on his PATs and directional kickoffs.”
WILLIAM TENNENT at COUNCIL ROCK NORTH (Council Rock North 17, William Tennent 0)
Sterling Limousine Offensive Player of the Game – Brandon McIlwain, Council Rock North
The Indians’ freshman quarterback was 10-for-19 for 124 yards, and he also had 62 yards and one TD on 22 carries. McIlwain’s 16-yard touchdown run gave the Indians a lead they would not lose. He also threw a touchdown pass of 30 yards.
Coach Adam Collachi says: “As a freshman to be thrust into a starting job with our schedule and in our league is a pretty amazing thing, and he’s done a great job for us. He’s really stepped in and has allowed us to do some things and free up some other aspects of our game. AJ Nielson had a great game and Brandon Knox had a great game, the offensive line played well, and it’s all coming together, and he’s a real important reason why.”
Sterling Limousine Defensive Player of the Game – Nate English, Council Rock North
The senior inside linebacker had nine tackles, including one for a loss. He also had one pass defense and a fumble recovery to lead an Indians’ defense that notched its second shutout of the season.
Coach Adam Collachi says: “He’s one of those guys that we point to – he’s a three-year starter, one of the co-captains. We made a switch a few weeks back and had kids just going one way, and he excels on defense. He’s doing a fantastic job for us. I think it’s really helped him and, in turn, really helped our defense.”
Sterling Limousine Special Teams Players of the Game – Max Pedinoff, Council Rock North
The Indians senior placekicker was 2-for-2 on extra points and also nailed a 30-yard field goal to give Rock North a 17-0 lead and seal the Panthers’ fate. He also had one touchback and twice forced Tennent to start inside its own 20.
Coach Adam Collachi says: “We felt really confident defensively that pinning them deep and making them drive the length of the field makes it real easy for our defense to play. Max’s ability to get a touchback and keep them pinned deep on kickoffs was another reason our defense excelled. He got a field goal at the end of the game to make it a three-score game as well.”