For the seventh straight season, NPF Sports looks at District 2
players to keep an eye on going into the 2017 season. Next up, athletes.
P.J. Angeli, Sr. – Wyoming Area
A four-year starter, Angeli cemented himself as the starting quarterback last year, but he could play any skill position coach Randy Spencer asks. He has good speed and football smarts which means QB is the best place for him because he will have the ball in his hands on every play. He is also a standout defensive back.
Kobe Sauter, Jr. – Western Wayne
Sauter took on a heavy burden last season as a sophomore. He ended up being the leading rusher with 562 yards and also caught nine passes. With Scott Walck graduating, someone has to become the offensive leader and Sauter fits the bill.
Vincent Todd, Sr. – Coughlin
Coughlin has always been perceived as a running team and so it’s no surprise their quarterback thrives when running the football. Vince Todd emerged last season as one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the WVC. He rushed for 1,111 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also averaged 9.3 yards per game. Although he only 11 threw passes, but the Crusaders are confident Todd can handle the passing game if they need him to throw.
NPF WVC Big School Second Team Athlete
Matthan Sherman, Sr. – Abington Heights
Sherman was known for making big plays on both sides of the ball and with 22 seniors graduating, he will have to make even more. The versatile Sherman has very good speed and athleticism so coach Joe Repshis will probably try to get him the football in open space at various parts of the field. Sherman also makes an impact on the defensive side of the ball
Darrien Tyson, Jr. – Wyoming Valley West
Exciting is a word that describes Tyson when he gets his hands on the football. He caught 19 passes last season and ran for the ball four times, but those numbers will increase from his sophomore season. Sean Judge was the playmaker for the Spartans the past three seasons. That title will belong to Tyson in 2017.
Nate O’Donnell, Sr. – Lake-Lehman
O’Donnell can play many different places on the field and might eventually settle in at quarterback. The Black Knights like an athletic quarterback to run the Wing T so he could end up being that guy. Wherever he ends up, he will make some plays.
OTHERS TO WATCH
Damon Beckhorn, Sr. – Berwick
Billy Donvito, Jr. – Dunmore
Nick Palonis, Sr. - Riverside
Gerson Peralta, Sr. – G.A.R.
J.D. Turosky, Sr. – Holy Redeemer