Every week, we will highlight some of the best linemen from the WVC and LFC presented by Honesdale National Bank. Here is Week 9:

The Vikings lineman have improved on a weekly basis and Branch has emerged as one of the leaders. Last week, he helped the offense score 45 points while on defense he was overpowering with six tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, a sack and a fumble recovery.

Halloran was a defensive force last season, but was asked to also help on offense this season. He has been a powerful blocker as the Cougars left tackle while still maintaining his high level at defensive end in which had six tackles in a win last Friday.

KEEGAN HEATH, Delaware Valley
Delaware Valley’s offensive line has controlled the line of scrimmage and have put up impressive numbers. Heath has been a key reason why. He excels in both run blocking and pass protection and will also rotate in defensively when needed.

STEVEN LOBY, Susquehanna
Loby made the biggest play of the game last Friday and probably of his career. In a tie game, the senior defensive lineman stripped the Carbondale ball carrier and took it 21 yards into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown for the Sabers.

ASIEL RICHARDS, Abington Heights
Richards has been a valuable member of both sides of the line for the Comets. This past Friday, he made a big play before half taking a fumble recovery 64 yards for a touchdown. He has also had an impact at offensive tackle for one of the better offenses in the LFC.


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