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District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by duke helm Special to the Press in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.

In week 2, Kobe Brish of Schuylkill Haven went over 6,000 yards rushing in his career. Brish has the 6th highest total all-time in the District with his 6,039 yards. He’s still in 8th place all-time in the district with 84 career TDs.

Nate Boyle of Tamaqua went over 50 total TDs scored and currently has 51. He’s 5 TDs behind current Blue Raider record holder Nick Breiner who scored 56 TDs from 2015-18.

Jaden Leiby of North Schuylkill, Kalab Monaco of PM West and Danny Lawrence of Mahanoy Area all went over 2,000 yards rushing in their careers in the last 2 weeks. Leiby has 2,138 yards, Monaco has 2,052 yards and Lawrence has 2,005 yards.

In week 2, Gavoni Hall of Allen rushed for a school-record 282 yards in their win over Pleasant Valley. QB, Courtney Watson, held the old record when he rushed for 237 yards vs ES North in 2013.


Scott Schwalm of Minersville threw for a school-record 297 yards and 5 TDs last week. His yardage breaks the old record of 259 yards that Dan Hopkins had vs. Jim Thorpe in 2001. His 5 TDs breaks the record of Nick Melusky who threw 4 TD passes vs North Schuylkill in 2004.

Brayden Knoblauch of Tamaqua leads the district with his 627 passing yards. After breaking the school-record in week 1, Knoblauch went 9-for-9 in week 2 for 161 yards and 3 TDs. Last week he was 6-for-7 for 129 yards and a TD pass. He’s 31-for -35 on the season for an 89% completion rate and is averaging 20.2 yards per completion. He’s thrown 7 TD passes vs. 0 interceptions. He also went over 3,000 yards for his career and is a TD pass short of the school record. He’s currently tied with his uncle Adam (1997-00) with 31 career TD passes.

Nate Edmonds holds the record with his 32 TD passes that he set from 2010-13. Damon Yost of Pottsville went 10-for-10 for 234 yards and 3 TDs last week. Yost is 33-for-47 for 545 yards this season with 9 going for TDs and 1 being intercepted.

The big 3 among active QB’S for career passing yardage are all having solid seasons. Anthony Harris of Nazareth has thrown for 5,726 career yards and 59 TD passes. His 59 TDs is one behind current Blue Eagle record holder Travis Stefanik. Stefanik threw 60 TDs from 2014-16. Will Harris break the record with a TD pass to Stefanik’s brother Nate?

Deven Bollinger of Northwestern has thrown for 5,710 career yards and 72 TD passes. He leads the district this year with 10 TD passes and is 2nd in the district with 555 yards passing.

Jared Jenkins of Freedom has thrown for 5,466 yards and 53 career TDs. Bollinger and Jenkins own every major career passing record at their schools. In week 2, Quintin Stephens of Salisbury came in for injured starter Trey Weber and threw for 282 yards in their loss to Northwestern. Last week he threw for 188 yards and 3 scores in their overtime win over Wilson. Five more QBs are close to being on the chart and will be added in the next week or two.


Andrew Darno of Notre Dame leads the District with 20 catches. Bevuan Rowland of PM West and Evan Roche of ES South each have 17 catches. Nick Davanzo of Bangor has 344 receiving yards including 157 yards last week and Chris Parton of Salisbury is 2nd with 314 receiving yards.

Nate Stefanik of Nazareth leads active players in all three career receiving categories. Stefanik has caught 125 passes for 1,744 yards with 21 going for TDs. His 125 catches have him tied with KJ Williams of Liberty in 18th place all-time in the district and his yardage places him just outside the top-40 all-time in the district.

Gabe Davis of Minersville caught 5 passes for 100 yards last week with 3 of them going for TDs. He has 5 on the season and is tied with Matt Kistler of Tamaqua for the district lead.

2019 single-game highs

Single Game Touchdowns (4)

5 (1) Brandon Camire (Emmaus)

5 (2) Dimitri Rojas (Stroudsburg)

4 (1) Tavion Banks (Bethlehem Catholic)

4 (1) Brady Miller (Williams Valley)

4 (1), 4 (2) Asher Smith (Southern Lehigh)

4 (2) Tyrese Brandon (Northampton)

Single Game Rushing Yardage (200)

284 (2), 236 (1) Nahjee Adams (Easton)

282 (2) Gavoni Hall (Allen) *School Record*

257 (2) Dimitri Rojas (Stroudsburg)

243 (3), 207 (1) Brady Miller (Williams Valley)

235 (3) Danny Lawrence (Mahanoy Area)

222 (1), 208 (3), 206 (2) Brandon Camire (Emmaus)

216 (2) Asher Smith (Southern Lehigh)

213 (1) Christian Arrington (ES South)

204 (1) Isiah Rico (Parkland)

Single Game Passing Yardage (200)

337 (1) Brandon Knoblauch (Tamaqua) *School Record*

297 (3) Scott Schwalm (Minersville) *School Record*

283 (1), 213 (2) Collin Quintano (Notre Dame)

282 (2) Quintin Stephens (Salisbury)

250 (2) Matt Rauscher (Central Catholic)

244 (1) Deven Bollinger (Northwestern)

241 (2), 202 (1) Anthony Nanoah (Whitehall)

234 (3) Damon Yost (Pottsville)

227 (1) Will Fish (ES South)

220 (1) Lawson Bray (PM West)

208 (1) Cole Transue (Easton)

200 (2) Anthony Johnson (ES North)

Single Game TD Passes (4)

5 (1) Damon Yost (Pottsville)

5 (2), 4 (3), Deven Bollinger (Northwestern) *Ties School Record*

5 (3) Scott Schwalm (Minersville) *School Record*

4 (1) Jared Jenkins (Freedom)

4 (1) Collin Quintano (Notre Dame)

Single Game Receptions (10)

10 (1) Andrew Darno (Notre Dame) *Ties School Record*

Single Game Reception Yardage (140)

180 (1) Matt Kistler (Tamaqua) *School Record*

175 (2) Chad Parton (Salisbury)

157 (3) Nick Davanzo (Bangor)

147 (2) Gabe Caton (Freedom)

Single Game Reception TDs (3)

4 (2) Justin Rodda (Northwestern) *Ties School Record*

3 (1) Matt Kistler (Tamaqua) *Ties School Record*

3 (1) Vincent Reph (Freedom)

3 (3) Gabe Davis (Minersville) *Ties School Record*