Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Brucelli Advertising. Here is Week 10:
MATT CLARKE, Wyoming Area
Clarke had four pancake blocks and helped the offense to 309 total yards and six touchdowns. He allowed zero sacks in Wyoming Area’s 42-13 victory over Pittston Area. The Warriors offense has been one of the best in the district thanks to a very good offensive line.
HARRISON SNYDER, Berwick
Snyder wasn’t even a starter at the beginning of the season and now he has been one of Berwick’s best lineman. He has recorded 10 sacks and numerous tackles for loss on defense and helped the offense get better with excellent blocking from both the tight end and tackle positions.
JAMES LEHANE, Dallas
Lehane has been a consistent force for the Mountaineers up front. He helped his running back run for over 300 yards and has been a senior leader that has helped improve the running game. He also has been a very good pass block as Dallas earned a No. 2 seed in the district playoffs.
CYLELL ROSE, Old Forge
Old Forge has dominated opponents up front and that was the case as they won the division title last Thursday. Rose has been one of the better lineman in the LFC and led the Blue Devils to 35 points and 350 yards of offense.
COLLIN SMITH, Susquehanna
Smith returned an interception 16 yards for the tying touchdown in Susquehanna’s fourth-quarter comeback for a 39-26 victory at Holy Redeemer. His drive block at left tackle opened a huge hole for Jesse DeLousia’s untouched, game-winning, 66-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Smith also had a sack and another tackle for a loss while finishing with four tackles and four assists.
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