E.J. Schneider, Hani Annabi, Freddy Caruso
Football Players of the Week (September 2, 2012)
Offensive Player of the Week
E.J. Schneider, Franklin & Marshall
Junior, QB, Barry Lakes, NJ / Delbarton School
Schneider accounted for 380 total yards and three touchdowns as the Diplomats knocked off Washington and Lee, 35-28. He completed 26-of-39 passes for 270 yards and two scores, while running for 110 yards and another six.
Defensive Player of the Week
Hani Annabi, Johns Hopkins
Sophomore, LB, El Paso, TX / Coronado HS
Annabi was one of the leaders of a Blue Jay defense that held Randolph-Macon to just 197 total yards in a 36-13 victory. He registered 10 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack, while also forcing a fumble.
Freddy Caruso, Gettysburg
Sophomore, KR, Sinking Spring, PA / Holy Name HS
Caruso returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown as Gettysburg rolled over Misericordia, 70-0. It was his first collegiate kickoff return and was the first Bullet TD on a kickoff since 2008.
Centennial Football Notebook
September 3, 2012
Dickinson struggled on both sides of the ball in its season opener at Hobart, falling to the Statesmen, 31-0. The offense mustered just four first downs and 65 yards of total offense, while the defense surrendered 399 total yards. Adam Kaminski (Exton, PA / Bishop Shanahan) was busy, punting 10 times for a 38.8 yard average, including a pair inside the 20. DL Nate Detwiler (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) and LB Shane Mitchell (Whitehaven, PA / Crestwood) each had nine tackles.
TB Lamont Jackson (Philadelphia, PA / Germantown Academy) found paydirt from nine yards out with just 15 seconds remaining to lift Franklin & Marshall past Washington and Lee, 35-28. It was one of two scores on the day for the sophomore. QB E.J. Schneider (Barry Lakes, NJ / Delbarton) amassed 380 yards of total offense and three TDs. He ran for 110 yards while throwing for 270. WR Jordan Zackery (York, PA / William Penn) caught 11 passes for 93 yards. DB Chris DeStefano (Berwyn, PA / Conestoga) had nine tackles, forced a fumble, and was 3-4 on PATs. F&M improved to 69-53-3 all-time in season openers.
Gettysburg rushed for a school and Conference record 546 yards in its 70-0 victory over Misericordia. The Bullets did not have a 100-yard rusher but had 14 different players with at least one carry. The previous CC record was 532 yards by Dickinson vs. Gettysburg in 1994. The 70 points were a modern school record and the most since an 81-0 win over American in 1928. TB Ted Delia (Lebanon, NJ / North Hunterdon) rushed for 94 yards and scored three TDs, while soph Freddy Caruso (Sinking Spring, PA / Holy Name) had 201 all-purpose yards, including an 89-yard return for a TD on the game's opening kick – Gettysburg's first KOR for a score since 2008. LB Cody DiAmore (Haddon Heights, NJ / Bishop Eustace) had nine tackles and forced a fumble to lead the defense.
Johns Hopkins rolled up 510 yards, including 344 on the ground, in its 36-13 win vs. Randolph-Macon. The defense also stood out, holding the Yellow Jackets to just 32 yards rushing and registering six sacks. JD Abbott (Newport Coast, CA / Corona del Mar) carried 15 times for 123 yards to lead the ground attack, while Jonathan Rigaud (Pembroke Pine, FL / Pembroke Pines) added 97. QB Robbie Matey (Orlando, FL / Dr. Phillips) completed 15-of-20 passes for 166 yards and a score. WR Dan Wodicka (West Lafayette, IN / West Lafayette) grabbed 11 balls for 108 yards. LB Hani Annabi (El Paso, TX / Coronado) led the defense with 10 tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble.
Juniata won its second straight game on a late field goal, downing Thiel, 16-13. PK Scott Andrews (Hollidaysburg, PA / Altoona) booted a 27-yard field goal with 4:56 left to cap a 10-point comeback in the final 20 minutes. His three-pointer in the final seconds defeated Susquehanna in last season's finale. QB Ward Udinski (Doylestown, PA / Central Bucks West) completed 16-of-28 passes for 212 yards, while RB Zach McCaulley (Bellwood, PA / Bellwood-Antis) gained 120 yards on 26 rushes. WR Dominic Bornman (Mechanicsburg, PA / Cumberland Valley) pulled in six passes for 88 yards. Ethan Wilt (Altoona, PA / Altoona) led the defense with 12 tackles, while LB Noah Walstrom (Altoona, PA / Altoona) added seven tackles and an interception. It is the Eagles' first two-game win streak since the 2001 season.
McDaniel dropped its season opener at Catholic by a 45-28 count. QB Nick Valori (Treasure Island, FL / Washington Twp., NJ) completed 14-of-32 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns. WR Nick O'Melia (Taneytown, MD / Francis Scott Key) was on the receiving end of three of those scoring passes and amassed 154 yards. RB Carlos Thomas (Wilmington, DE / Brandywine) led the ground game with 65 yards in place of Joe Rollins (Temple Hills, MD / Surrattsville) who sat out the contest. LB Erik Klugh (Millersville, PA / Penn Manor) led the defense with 14 tackles. The game was the first-ever played by a Green Terror squad in August.
Moravian opened the year with a 24-0 loss at home to Ithaca. The 'Hounds could only generate 146 total yards, including 32 on the ground. Ryan Davies (Lanokoa Harbor, NJ / Howell) – the third Moravian QB on the day – completed 6-of-12 passes for 59 yards. Vince Reed (Sicklerville, NJ / St. Joseph) snared five passes for 44 yards. DB Brandon Lesko (Catasauqua, PA / Catasauqua) and LB Kevin Bracken (Wantage, NJ / Lakeland Regional) each had 10 tackles to lead the defense. DB Travis King (Wilmington, DE / Concord) tied a school career record with his 53rd kickoff return.
Muhlenberg started slow but finished fast in a 27-7 win at The Apprentice School. Trailing 7-0 late in the first quarter, the Mules turned it up, scoring 27 unanswered points. QB Dan Deighan (Wanaque, NJ / Lakeland Regional) threw for 212 yards and ran for a 20-yard touchdown, while Joe Carlucci (Manalapan, NJ / St. John Vianney) threw for 125 yards, including a 15-yard score to Marcus Toomey (Pottsville, PA /Pottsville). PK Connor Winter (Booton Twp., NJ / Mountain Lakes) booted a pair of field goals, and CB Darnell Davis (East Harlem, NY / Hackley School) recovered his own blocked punt in the end zone for the other 'Berg points. WR Isaiah Vaughn (Bronx, NY / John F. Kennedy) notched his second career 100-yard game with six catches for 110 yards. LB Matt Johnson (Ambler, PA / Wissahickon) had 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, in his first game back after missing 2011 with an injury.
Susquehanna scored 34 second-half points to pull away from Merchant Marine, 37-21. QB Mark Rosenbaum (Long Valley, NJ / West Morris Central) threw for 218 yards and two TDs both to WR Mike Ritter (Selinsgrove, PA / Selinsgrove). RB Tim Wade (Doylestown, PA / La Salle College HS) carried 12 times for 90 yards and a TD in his collegiate debut. The defense came up with two scores late as Jack McCarty (Westminster, MD / South Carroll) scooped up a fumble and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown and Jalon Scott (Albany, NY / Albany) picked off a pass and scampered 48 yards to paydirt. Adrian Bernard (East Stroudsburg, PA / Pius X) led the way with 11 tackles and forced two fumbles, while McCarty had 10 stops.
Ursinus spotted TCNJ an early 14-0 first-period lead before storming back to down the Lions, 24-20. QB Chris Curran (Oceanview, NJ / Ocean City) completed 26-of-47 passes for 379 yards and three TDs, including two to WR Darius Jones (Lawnside, NJ / Haddon Heights). Jones caught seven passes for 138 yards on the night. Curran's 45-yard TD strike to WR Ryan Lynady (Morrisville, PA / Notre Dame) with 2:56 remaining proved to be the game-winner. DB Matt Glowacki (Spring City, PA / Spring-Ford) led the defense with 15 tackles.