LB has sea­son-high 12 tack­les, plus makes fum­ble re­cov­ery for Delaware

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With Week 5 of the col­lege foot­ball sea­son in the books, it’s time to take a look at how some of the play­ers from the Le­high Val­ley have fared this sea­son.

Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Sub­di­vi­sion (FCS)

DELAWARE — LB Drew Nick­les (Pal­isades) had a big day in the Blue Hens’ 17-14 loss to Pitt on Satur­day, mak­ing a sea­son-high 12 to­tal tack­les, in­clud­ing nine solo stops. Nick­les also forced and re­cov­ered a fum­ble.

For the sea­son, the Up­per Black Eddy na­tive has 30 to­tal stops.

RICH­MOND — Fresh­man LB Tris­tan Wheeler (Free­dom) made 13 tack­les, in­clud­ing nine so­los, in Satur­day’s game against Ford­ham.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE — LB Cameron Brusko (Lib­erty) made two solo tack­les Satur­day in New Hamp­shire’s 23-6 win over Duquesne. The se­nior linebacker has racked up 27 to­tal tack­les and three for a loss over four games in 2019.

TOWSON — RB Shane Simp­son (Eas­ton) did not play in Towson’s 38-0 drub­bing at the hands of Florida last week. He has not fea­tured in a game since a Sept. 14 clash with Maine.

For the sea­son, Simp­son has to­taled 162 yards and two touch­downs on 22 car­ries. He has also caught five passes for 62 yards and a touch­down.

LAFAYETTE — DB Tre Jor­dan (Notre Dame GP) made one tackle on Satur­day in Lafayette’s 28-24 loss to Penn. Jor­dan has posted seven tack­les over three games this sea­son.

WR Ju­lian Spigner (Beth­le­hem Catholic) made one catch for four yards on Satur­day. Spigner has hauled in 10 passes for 133 yards and two touch­downs in 2019.

DUQUESNE — LB Ja­han Worth (Park­land) made one tackle Satur­day against New Hamp­shire. Worth has posted four tack­les — three so­los — in four games this sea­son.

HAR­VARD — WR Joe Young (Free­dom) saw ac­tion in the Crim­son’s 42-7 win over Brown on Fri­day but did not record any stats.

STONY BROOK —LB EJ Fin­eran (Beth­le­hem Catholic) did not see any ac­tion in Stony Brook’s 31-27 win over Rhode Is­land. Fine­r­ian has not played since an Aug. 29 game against Bryant.

He has four to­tal tack­les — two so­los — in 2019.

TEXAS STATE — DB Alvin Pacheco (Cen­tral Catholic) made one tackle in Satur­day’s 24-3 win over Ni­cholls State. Pacheco has posted seven tack­les, in­clud­ing four solo stops, this sea­son.

Foot­ball Bowl Sub­di­vi­sion (FBS)

PENN STATE — WR Ja­han Dot­son (Nazareth) made three catches for 20 yards Fri­day in the Nit­tany Li­ons’ 59-0 vic­tory over Mary­land. Dot­son has to­taled 10 re­cep­tions for 163 yards and two touch­downs.

OL Dal­ton Dad­dona (Beth­le­hem Catholic), K An­thony DaSilva (Beth­le­hem Catholic) and K Car­son Lan­dis (Em­maus) have not played this sea­son.

WR Colton Maxwell (Northampto­n) did not play Fri­day against Mary­land but saw ac­tion in the sea­son opener against Idaho. OL C.J. Thorpe (Cen­tral Catholic) did not play against Mary­land.

TEM­PLE — TE Kenny Ye­boah (Park­land) made one catch for 7 yards in Satur­day’s con­vinc­ing 24-2 win over Ge­or­gia Tech at Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field.

Ye­boah has caught five passes for 51 yards and a touch­down this sea­son.

RUT­GERS — LB Jaohne Dug­gan (Lib­erty) made one tackle in Satur­day’s loss to Michi­gan, Dug­gan has made six tack­les over four games this sea­son.

VIR­GINIA — FS De’Vante Cross (Park­land) made five tack­les and three solo stops in Satur­day’s 35-20 loss to Notre Dame. Cross, a for­mer QB for the Tro­jans, has made 23 to­tal tack­les and one tackle for a loss in 2019.


Drew Nick­les (Pal­isades) had a big day in the Delaware Blue Hens’ 17-14 win over Pitt on Satur­day, mak­ing a sea­son-high 12 to­tal tack­les, in­clud­ing nine solo stops.

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