While seniors Jordan Nelson (Palmerton) and Andrew Darno (Notre Dame) had big nights in victories for their teams, two sophomore quarterbacks also emerged as future stars.
Palisades10th-grader Jaden Newton completed 6 of 10 passes for a TD and 127 yards against Bangor. Wilson’s Cayden Stem went 17-for-30 for 302 yards and three TDs passing, and added one on the ground in the Warriors’ 29-26 win over Saucon Valley.
Nelson was 3-for-3 for 124 yards for the Bombers in a 56-0 rout of Catasauqua. Darno went 11-for-16 for 237 yards and two TDs, and added four rushing touchdowns in the Crusaders’ 63-14 win over Pen Argyl.