Rico, Har­ris hit plateaus

The Morning Call - - SPORTS -

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.

Rush­ing lead­ers

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.

Pass­ing lead­ers

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.

Re­ceiv­ing lead­ers

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.

Scor­ing lead­ers

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.

AMY SHORTELL/THE MORN­ING CALL

White­hall’s Allen Ne­grete, left, caught seven passes in last week’s loss to Free­dom.

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