Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Brucelli Advertising. Here is Week 7:
XAVIER ANKNER, Hanover Area
Hanover has made some strides on offense and Ankner has been the leader up front. His consistent play has been noticeable and he was excellent in the Hawkeyes victory over Holy Redeemer that saw Hanover rushe for 318 yards. He also has been one of their best defensive players this season.
MICHAEL CLARK, Wyoming Area
Although he plays tight end, Clark is a key blocker for a Wyoming Area offense that averages 33 points a game. Against Lake-Lehman, he had two pancake blocks and helped Wyoming Artea to 344 rushing yards, 6 rushing TDs, and 0 sacks vs Lake Lehman.
KELLEN DOUGHTON, Scranton Prep
Scranton Prep has one of the most prolific offenses in District 2 and right in the middle of that offense is Doughton. The center is the smallest of the players that make up the Cavaliers huge and dominating line but he is athletic and cerebral in his play. Definitely one of the leaders of this strong Prep senior class that has the Cavs unbeaten.
JOHN JONES, Crestwood
Jones has been mauling people in recent weeks and that continued last Friday as he helped pave the way for his running back rushing for 302 yards. Jones had two pancake blocks and has been consistent all season and will be key as the Comets fight to have a chance to defend their district title.
LUKE SMURL, Lakeland
Next man up describes Smurl when one of the most experienced and talented went down with an injury. He has stepped in on the offensive line and made a difference. On defense in a key game against Western Wayne, he had recorded 6 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks for 13 yards and 2 QB hurries
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