Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Honesdale National Bank. Here is Week 1:

JON CLAUSS-WALTON, Lakeland
Clauss-Walton was a factor on both sides of the ball giving Lakeland a 85-6 rushing yard advantage in the first 19 minues and a 33-0 lead over Scranton Prep. The senior also had six tackles on the defensive side of the ball. It was dominant performance up front for the new No. 1 Small School.


EVAN MAKOWSKI, Dunmore
The Bucks put up 384 yards of total offense as the offensive line excelled in run blocking and pass protection. Makowski stood out as a leader on the line and helped Dunmore pull off an upset and scored 43 points on the Blue Devils, the most a team has scored on Old Forge in the regular season since 2016.


LUCAS SHULTZ, Dallas
Schultz, who missed the 2021 season with an injury, helped Dallas to a punishing ground game and 303 yards rushing in a win over Abington Heights. The experienced offensive line will be key for the Mounts this year and it’s good to have Schultz back healthy.


SAM PORRO, Hazleton Area

Porro was one of the anchors on both sides of the ball for the Cougars. He was a leader up front for an offense which produced 47 points and 406 total yards. On defense, he had 3 solo tackles and multiple QB pressures / hurries. The lines will be important for Hazleton as the skill players are all established players.


ETHAN SPEECE, Wyoming Area
Speece was the only returning starter on the offensive line and he stood out as a leader on Friday. The senior helped the Warriors to 457 rushing yards and was a key member up front on defense as well in a strong win over Tunkhannock

 

To nominate a Gridiron Grinder Lineman, e-mail us at chris@npfsports.com by Monday at Noon.