Top Performers: Week 2
You'll notice your regularly scheduled programming for football season has been a bit erratic so far. Consider it Loudoun Extra Points shaking off the rust as we get underway with the old pigskin. Surely you remember the epic Top Performers battles between myself and Paul Tenorio last fall. We may be fortunate enough to get him back on here for a guest appearance or two at some point this season. Granted, it was a rough go for him a year ago, so no guarantees his prognostication skills have improved a lick.
Today, we'll just take a look at some of the best individual performances from Friday night, and despite the even 4-4 record for Loudoun teams, there were quite a few.
QB: Brandon Lee, Park View - The big-armed senior was an efficient 9-for-12 passing for 125 and three touchdowns as the Patriots evened their record. Lee also rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries.
RB: T.J. Peeler, Broad Run - For those worried about Peeler's ability to handle the workload of a feature back, see exhibit A: 32 carries, 263 yards, 2 TDs.
WR: Scott Pratz, Heritage - The Pride's senior receiver made the most of his three catches, churning out 127 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening loss to Broad Run.
PK: Kevin Flamenco, Park View - The junior kicker was a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points and also nailed a 25-yard field goal in the Patriots' rout.
O-Line: Broad Run - I have yet to see the full rushing totals for the Spartans, but between Peeler's 263 yards and senior Justin Nelson's 35, Broad Run gets the nod. That means a pat on the back for Taylor Evans, Ryan Garrity, Anthony James, Johnny Meier and others.
Defense: Park View - Not only did the Patriots allow a Loudoun-low six points, they also stuffed the defensive stat sheet to the tune of two interceptions, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick, four sacks and seven total tackles for a loss. Senior linebacker Michael Devaney was a huge factor in the middle for the second straight week, picking off a pass and recovering a fumble. He's now responsible for four turnovers in two games.
Playmaker: Jeff Pugh, Freedom - He could have easily filled the running back spot, but Pugh's 156-yard, two TD night also included two interceptions and a fumble recovery as the Eagles won for just the second time in three seasons. Remember when I asked you if this guy would finish in the top five in district in rushing? Care to re-evaluate?
One notable exception: Stone Bridge WR/RB Spenser Rositano - 66-yard TD catch, TD run, blocked field goal to seal victory.
Who did I miss? Name your Top Performers in the comments section below.
September 8, 2009; 12:28 AM ET
Categories: Broad Run High School , Football , Freedom High School , Heritage High School , High School Sports , Park View High School , Stone Bridge High School | Tags: Broad Run High School, Football, Freedom High School, Heritage High School, Park View High School, Stone Bridge High School
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