The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 29, 2013

The best of the best high school football performances

 “Said no more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.” – One Republic


By Harold Raker

The Daily Item

SUNBURY — It’s day three of the now marathon-like Black Friday sales. You are broke or tired, or both.

There is nothing good on TV and you are too tired — er, broke — to go to the movies.

Well, unless you are reading this in a diner — or you stole it — you have already paid for one more holiday treat.

Sit back and relax as we take you back over the 2013 high school football season, looking at some of the Valley’s top individual performances.

We took a look at the box scores from all of the games that were available to us to determine the best performers in a number of categories, both for the overall season and in single games.

For those who want even more details, look elsewhere in this section for the final statistics for our 17 teams, as well as the Valley’s leaders.

Let’s get started.

If you recognize the name of the player credited with this season’s longest touchdown run, then you are either a very avid follower of all of the Valley’s teams, or a Southern Columbia fan.

If you guessed Adam Feudale, Nate Hunter, Matt Lupold or Blake Marks, you would be wise. But you would be wrong. This honor belongs to a reserve halfback junior Brad Noll.

The Tigers’ No. 5, also a linebacker, broke a 95-yard TD run in week two versus Montgomery. The next two longest: Selinsgrove’s Zach Adams (who missed the second half of the season to an injury) and Milton’s Josh Brown, with scoring runs of 84 and 75, respectively.

The longest pass play of the season was pulled off by the Mount Carmel senior duo of tight end Christian Kelly and quarterback Zach Wasilewski, with an 86-yard strike versus Montoursville in week 4. Second and third in that category went to Danville’s Evan Tanner and Weston Baylor, at 77, and Bloomsburg’s senior cousins, Colby and Ricky Klingerman, at 76.

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