NAME: Alex Filarsky
SCHOOL: Lakeland

Alex Filarsky was an impact defensive back his three years as a starter for the Chiefs and set school records his senior season at wide receiver. In 2011, he caught 63 passes for 825 yards and 11 touchdowns. On defense, Filarsky played safety and recorded 56 tackles and five interceptions. He finished his career with 16 interceptions and 88 receptions for 1,174 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Filarsky was named Pa Sports Writer All-State in Class 2A in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as first team all-star at defensive back. He was NPF All-District defensive back in 2011 and Lackawanna Football Conference Division II First Team defensive back and wide receiver in 2011. He also was NPF Lackawanna Football Conference First Team defensive back in 2010. Filarsky intended on playing at JUCO Lackawanna College but tore his ACL in the Dream Game.

Former Lakeland coach Jeff Wasilchak on Filarsky: “On defense, he was very instinctive. He knew where the ball was going before it was thrown. As a receiver, he was able to get himself open no matter what the defense threw at him in coverages.”

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