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

TOMMY FIORELLI, Valley View
The Cougars offense ran the ball well again and produced a 100-yard rusher. They ended up with 240 team rushing yards and Fiorelli graded as their best run blocker. The offensive line also did not give up a sack in the win over Berwick.


STEVEN LOBY, Susquehanna
The Susquehanna offense has been on a roll to start the season and rushed for 335 yards last Friday. Loby has been one of the reasons for the fast start. He has been a powerful run blocker and his physical play has made a difference. He also has contributed on the defense with 6 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.


CHRIS PETRUCCI, Holy Cross
Petrucci was a leader on both sides of the ball that dominated the line of scrimmage. On defense, Holy Redeemer to -11 yards rushing while leading the offense to almost 300 yards rushing to help the Crusaders break a 12-game losing streak.


GAVIN RICHARDS, Mid Valley
Mid Valley went into Friday’s game as huge underdog, but was the more physical team in a defensive battle. Richards was dominant up front helping the Spartans control the clock and keeping Riverside’s offense off the field. On defense, he took on double-teams and was a big reason the Vikings offense had trouble moving the ball.


ANTHONY VANAUKEN, Wyoming Area
Wyoming Area’s Offensive Line produced 14 first downs, 280 rushing yards, 394 yards in total offense, and 7 TDs and VanAuken was the leader of that unit. He ended up with five pancakes block.

 

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