Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Brucelli Advertising. Here is Week 9:

RAIMON ABREU, Hazleton Area
The offensive line was a question mark for the Cougars but has become a steady unit. Senior Raimon Abreu is one of the leaders. Last week against Valley West, Hazleton put up 55 points, 245 rushing yards and 249 passing yards for a total of 494 total yards in the dominating win.

Kelleher was a major factor in the Hornets come-from-behind win on the road at Nanticoke. The senior had five tackles on defense and was the left tackle as Honesdale accumulated 390 yards of offense. He also had two pancake blocks to help push the Hornets closer to a playoff spot.

The Royals skill players have gotten a lot of attention and deservedly so. But Kozerski has been the rock up front all season including the win over Holy Cross on Friday. The 6-4, 245 pound lineman leads the teams in tackles and pancake blocks and had another great game for Redeemer. With an undersized offensive line, Kozerski has to take on double teams and see teams run away from him on a regular basis.

There is little doubt the Cavaliers running game is one of the best in District 2 and they have the best running back in the area, but the offensive line is paving the way for record setting numbers. Nicotera was a pulling guards helping lead the way to a 410 yard rushing day and delivered a devastating block on a screen pass for a TD. On defense, he recorded a sack and two other tackles.

Old Forge has been rolling all season long and their starters haven’t been playing in the second half since Week 1. Rasmus is the leader on a very good line On offense, he has been dominant piling up pancake blocks. On defense, he has been a huge force in the middle getting penetration in the backfield. He has five tackles for loss.


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