Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Honesdale National Bank. Here is Week 5:

The Valley View defense is playing at a high level and it all starts up front. Halloran was making high impact tackles and was all over the field from his defensive end spot. He ended up with 10 tackles and 3 tackles-for-loss in the Cougars win over Pittston.

The Knights might have the best defense in the LFC and right smack in the middle is Martinez. We saw last year his run-stopping ability but he is also becoming a factor in the pass rush. Martinez led the Scranton defense in a shutout of North Pocono to remain unbeaten,

Parry was instrumental on both sides of line for the Spartans. On defense, he had 7 tackles including 4 tackles for loss as Mid Valley kept Susquehanna in check in the Spartans victory. He also played guard and helped the running back rush for 156 yards.

Dallas has the leading rusher in District 2 and the offensive line is a big reason why. Scherer is a returning starter at center and helped the Mountaineers run for 297 yards in their win over Valley West, their fifth straight win to start the season. He has also been very good in pass protection for the Dallas first-year starter at quarterback.

JEAN VALDEZ, Hazleton Area
Hazleton has one of the best passing attacks in the WVC and last week they showed they can run the ball when they want, too. Valdez is a major cog on the Cougars offensive line that rushed for 326 yards in a victory over West Scranton.


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