Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Brucelli Advertising. Here is Week 6:

JACK ALBERT, Pittston Area
The Patriots are improving every week and one of the reasons has been their line play. Albert is the leader of the unit and helped his running back to a 143 rushing yard day and three rushing touchdowns. He also was part of the unit that was very good in pass protection.

RYAN BATTAGLIA, Delaware Valley
The Warriors defense has been lights out the past three weeks and the guys up front are big reason. Battaglia was disruptive all night against Hazleton. He forced double teams and ended up with two tackles and a sack. DV has won three straight and allowed only two touchdowns over that stretch.

The Dawgs defense continues to thrive and smack in the middle of that defense is Blockus. But he also is the most experienced offensive lineman as well. His two-way play has helped Berwick get back to .500 and a serious playoff contender for 2021.

BRAD COTTRELL, Susquehanna
Susquehanna was looking for its first win of 2021 and it didn’t look good early on Saturday. But Cottrell’s play up front on defense kept them in the game. He ended up with 3 sacks and a forced fumble and more important the Sabers got the victory over Holy Cross.

Krappa sometimes goes unnoticed because of the talent up front for the Blue Devils. He had three tackles, 2 tackles for loss and a sack against Hanover. But more important he took on double teams that freed up the middle linebackers to make plays.


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