Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Honesdale National Bank. Here is Week 7:

The Bulldogs knew they were going to have to win the battle up front in order to upset Dallas and they did just that. Carroll was a leader in the group effort as Berwick put up 39 points on the previously unbeaten Mountaineers. On defense, he recovered a fumble in the end zone for a key touchdown in the victory.

The Cougars knew it might take some time for the offensive line to grow, but one of the two returning starters Jacob Casarin has been solid in every phase of the offense. Casarin has been a leader in helping the Cougars to rush for over 200 yards per game and over 100 passing yards per game during their six-game winning streak and helped Valley View knock off previously unbeaten Scranton last Friday. He also picked up a fumble on a two-point conversion and ran it for the score.

JAKE MILLS, Pittston Area
The Patriots offense has done many good things throughout the season and Mills has been one of the reasons why. The senior offensive lineman helped Pittston put up 470 yards of offense last week in a win over Lake-Lehman. The Patriots had a 100-yard rusher, 100-yard receiver and 200-yard passer showing a very balanced offense.

Prep is becoming a power running team and this past Saturday, Palermo was one of the reasons they rushed for over 400 yards in the win over Abington Heights. A first-year starter, he has grown to be a solid run blocker for the Cavaliers who lost four starting linemen from last season’s district title team.

ED SNEE, Riverside
The Vikings offense might have progressed more than any team since the early season and have averaged over 45 points during  their current three-game winning streak. The offensive line had some questions at the beginning of the year, but the leadership of Snee has built them into a solid unit and have allowed a talented group of skill players to excel. The senior lineman has been excellent in pass protection, blocking for a young quarterback who is now one of the passing leaders in the LFC.


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