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

ROGAN DOUGHERTY, Dunmore
The Bucks offense will rely on their veterans up front and this week Dougherty had a very good performance against Old Forge.  He led Dunmore to 271 rushing yards while not allowing a sack in pass protection. He showed strength and fundamentals in his performance for Week 1.


JACOB GUSTITUS, Wyoming Area
Wyoming Area’s offensive and defensive lines were dominant. Statistical leads of 18-5 first downs, 344-49 in rushing yards and 379-80 in total offense and Gustitus was a big reason. The Warriors shut out Tunkhannock forcing six punts and never punted.  Gustitus led the defensive line with three tackles for losses, one of them a 15-yarder.


EZEKIEL HERNAIZ, Hanover Area
The Hawkeyes defense only was solid all afternoon and Hernaiz did a good job run-stopping. But where is biggest impact was in the pass game where his pass rush was very effective. He ended up with three sacks against Holy Cross.


BEN OSTROSKI, Wallenpaupack
The Buckhorns had a running back run for 100+ yards and Ostroski was dominant up front leading the way. He also was a major factor on the defensive side of the ball as Paupack limited Honesdale to just one touchdown.


DYJEERE WEEKES, Scranton
Many coaches want their defensive tackles to cause chaos up front and that’s whay Weekes did last Friday. He also played left tackle and helped Scranton put up 35 points in the win over Wilkes-Barre.

 

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