Rico, Harris hit plateaus
The EPC South has its first 1,000yard rusher of 2019.
And on Friday, one of the division’s quarterbacks became his program’s all-time passing leader.
Here’s a look at the latest EPC South individual leaders, including spotlights on some of the top performances from Week 5.
Parkland junior Isiah Rico enjoyed his best game since Week 1, rushing 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 35-7 win over Liberty. It was his fifth straight game with at least 15 carries.
Rico hadn’t scored a rushing touchdown since he opened the season with a 31-carry, 209-yard, two-score night against Northampton. He should again see a heavy workload when the Trojans host Nazareth on Friday.
Quarterback Anthony Harris established another Nazareth record Friday when he went 16-for-25 for 189 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 27-13 win over Bethlehem Catholic. That performance pushed his career passing total to 6,150 yards, tops in Blue Eagles history.
Ryan Fry held Nazareth’s passingyardage record before Harris with 6,120 yards from 1995-98. Harris will look to add to his total Friday when Nazareth heads to Parkland.
Whitehall has yet to win, but senior wide receiver Allen Negrete has remained productive. He caught seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in Friday’s 49-26 loss to Freedom.
Negrete has five receiving touchdowns, tied for tops in the division (minimum 12 catches). He and the Zephyrs visit Bethlehem Catholic on Saturday afternoon.
Emmaus’ Alex Orlando scored eight points in last week’s 27-26 loss to Easton, becoming the first kicker to join the EPC South scoring leaders. He connected on field goals of 43 and 42 yards and hit both of his extra points.
Orlando has drilled four field goals this season for the Green Hornets, who host Liberty on Friday.
Whitehall’s Allen Negrete, left, caught seven passes in last week’s loss to Freedom.