Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Honesdale National Bank. Here is Week 10:

James has been instrumental on both sides of the ball for the Knights this season. On offense, he is a fierce run blocker who help Scranton run for 236 yards in the win over Wallenpaupack that helped the Knights end a three-game losing streak. On defense, he is a big disrupter up front for Scranton.

Jardine capped off a a great junior season with an even better senior season leading the Comets run game up front. Crestwood rushed for 341 yards against North Pocono to secure the No. 1 seed in Class 4A. He also is one of main run stuffers on defense.

The Royals defense has had it’s moments and that was the case this week after giving up early points in a must-win game. Redeemer shut out Montrose for the last three quarters and Hajkowski was a big reason why. The junior tackle had 5 tackles, including 3 for a loss, and recorded 2 quarterback sacks, and also forced a fumble in the playoff clinching win.

Halloran has been a main reason the Cougars defense has been one of the best in LFC as he has made plays all season long. But none was bigger than the one he made on Friday night against Scranton Prep. With the Cavaliers driving down 6 points and inside the red zone, Halloran sacked the quarterback on 4th down to clinch the victory and the outright LFC Division I title. It was his second sack of the evening.

Dallas needed a good defensive effort this week and they got one with Schultz leading the way. The senior had three tackles and two sacks to help the Mountaineers to reclaim the Old Shoe. He also was on the offensive line that saw Dallas put up 572 total yards of offense.


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