1. Kyle Lauletta, Downingtown East, Sr., 6-foot-4, 210. The strong-armed Lauletta, a Richmond commit, directed the Cougars to a thrilling, 35-34 win at Coatesville on Friday night, connecting late with Jay Harris for a 10-yard score.
2. Joe Viviano, Conestoga, Sr., 6-4, 220. Through four games, the second-year starter and Harvard recruit has completed 63 of 108 passes for 792 yards and nine touchdowns.
3. Mike Keir, Roman Catholic, Sr., 6-3, 215. Before Saturday night's game vs. Bonner-Prendergast, Keir had thrown for more than 3,200 career yards and 29 TDs.
4. Tim DiGiorgio, Frankford, Sr., 6-3, 180. The smooth lefthander, who joined the 3,000-yard club in Friday's 27-6 win over Northeast, is getting looked at by Division I-A and I-AA programs.
5. Brandon Bossard, Methacton, Sr., 6-3, 205. Despite the efforts of Bossard, a four-year starter and Eastern Michigan commit, the Warriors have struggled to find the end zone.
6. Pat Moriarty, Harriton, Sr., 6-2, 180. Moriarty, a natural at the position, has hit on 47 of 80 throws for 735 yards and nine TDs. For his career, the third-year starter has passed for 4,837 yards.
7. Chris Geiss, Great Valley, Sr., 6-3, 185. Geiss, a Division I-AA recruit, continued to impress over the summer, taking MVP honors at the Elite 25 Showcase in Lancaster.
8. Chris Kane, La Salle, Sr., 6-0, 220. A regular in the weight room during the offseason, Kane, a former fullback and tight end, has excelled in his first year under center.
9. Tom Pancoast, Unionville, Sr., 6-4, 195. One has to wonder what Pancoast, mostly a rusher for the Indians, could do playing in a pass-heavy attack.
10. Eddie Durkin, Haverford High, Sr., 6-1, 190. In Friday's 42-6 romp over Radnor, Durkin found Kevin Leyden and Ricky Dempsey for TDs of 15 and 36 yards, respectively.
11. Emmitt Hunt, Coatesville, Sr., 6-2, 210. On Friday, Hunt, with speedy wideout Chris Jones as his top target, nearly led the Red Raiders to an upset of Downingtown East.
12. Chris Martin, St. Joseph's Prep, Jr., 5-10, 175. Martin, a dual-threat QB, has played a pivotal part in the Hawks' 3-0 start. Against North Penn, he threw for 99 yards and rushed for 90.
Ten others to watch, listed alphabetically: James Bleming, Pope John Paul II, Jr., 5-10, 165; Ryan Corkery, Garnet Valley, Sr., 6-2, 185; Hank Coyne, Spring-Ford, Sr., 6-2, 180; Shane Donnelly, Penncrest, Sr., 6-2, 205; Billy "Moose" Ford, Malvern Prep, Sr., 6-3, 225; Ethan Herb, Oxford, Jr., 6-2, 185; Alex Krivda, Pennridge, Jr., 6-5, 185; Brandon McIlwain, Council Rock North, Fr., 6-0, 175; Rasaan Stewart, Perkiomen Valley, Jr., 6-1, 175; Cedric Wright, Germantown, Jr., 6-0, 195.
Leading the way
Friday, in Unionville's 13-7 triumph over Ches-Mont League American Conference rival West Chester Rustin, the hosts netted 302 rushing yards on 51 attempts.
The Indians' offensive line was made up of center Andrew Jones; guards Luke Metaxas and Paul Steffy; and tackles David Brookes, Ryan Ford, Mark Caputo, and Lenny Johnson.
William Tennent shocked Neshaminy, 20-17, Friday in a Suburban One League National Conference matchup. The difference was Joe Lutz's 18-yard strike to Jimmy Lewicki with 1.6 seconds to play.
It marked the Panthers' first win over the Redskins since 1991. In the 20-8 decision that year, who was Tennent's head coach and starting QB? (Hint: The QB, a converted wideout, went on to play defensive back at the Division I-A level.)
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Harriton's Moriarty, who threw for 225 yards and two TDs in Friday's 49-27 win over Central League foe Penncrest, is hearing from Penn, Villanova, New Hampshire, and Lehigh, among others. At the Division I-A level, Temple has made inquiries. . . . Hill School's Adam Regensburg, a senior wide receiver and free safety, is out for the season with a fractured elbow. . . . Central Bucks South is averaging 47.8 points per game. . . . Lansdale Catholic is 4-0 under first-year coach Tom Kirk. The Crusaders, prepping for a rigorous Catholic League Class AAA slate, have outscored opponents by a combined 139-40.
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