Camire closing in on 1,000
One three-year starting quarterback became the EPC South’s first 1,000yard passer of 2019 last week. Two other quarterbacks are within 80 yards of that milestone.
Here’s a look at the latest EPC South individual leaders, including spotlights on some of the top performers from Week 6.
Emmaus junior Brandon Camire added an explosive play to his 2019 highlight reel when he ripped off a 91-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Friday’s 31-28 win over Liberty. He finished with 26 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns, putting him on the brink of becoming the division’s second 1,000-yard rusher.
Camire needs 6 yards Friday against Central Catholic to reach 1,000. He has 17 rushing touchdowns in six games.
Freedom quarterback Jared Jenkins attempted only 10 passes Friday against Pocono Mountain West but still became the EPC South’s first 1,000-yard passer. He completed seven of his throws for 158 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-8 win that moved the Patriots to 5-1.
Jenkins will try to add to his totals Friday against one of the division’s top defenses. Freedom visits Easton, which has limited foes to 137.5 passing yards per game and a 50.7 completion percentage during its 6-0 start.
Central Catholic junior George Hlavac produced his biggest game of 2019 to join the EPC South receiving leaders. He snagged nine passes for 71 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown, as the Vikings fell 44-14 to Easton in a game that started Saturday night and ended Sunday afternoon because of thunderstorms.
Hlavac (21 catches) and Jack McGorry (24 catches) make Central Catholic one of four EPC South teams with a pair of 20-catch receivers. Whitehall, Nazareth and Easton are the others.
Bethlehem Catholic senior Tavion Banks ran for three touchdowns Saturday afternoon against Whitehall, giving him 14 rushing TDs this season. He also pushed his career mark to 60 total touchdowns, fourth-most in school history.
Banks needs seven scores to establish a Bethlehem Catholic career record. Eddie Sipio (1998-2001) holds the mark of 66 touchdowns.
After scoring three touchdowns against Whitehall on Saturday afternoon, Bethlehem Catholic’s Tavion Banks now has 60 during his high school career.