Clearfield’s Stratton, Curwensville’s Tibbens Named to D9 Honor Roll for Week 8

Press release by www.d9sports.com

REDBANK VALLEY’S DOUGHERTY, SHEFFIELD’S JACKSON NAMED EXPLORE YOUR TOWN D9SPORTS.COM CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK EIGHT OF THE 2013 SEASON

14 Players; One team unit named to District 9 Honor Roll

CLARION – Redbank Valley’s Jake Dougherty and Sheffield’s Jereek Jackson are the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com District 9 Co-Football Players of the Week for Week Eight of the 2013 season.

Dougherty set a Redbank Valley single-game passing record with 336 yards through the air on 19-of-38 passing with three touchdowns passes while also intercepting three passes on defense in the Bulldogs 23-0 win at St. Marys Friday night.

Jackson led Sheffield to its first-ever AML North title and the school’s first division title of any kind since 1964 by running for 173 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolverines 29-26 come-from-behind win over visiting Smethport Saturday afternoon.

Joining Dougherty and Jackson in being honored this week are 14 players and one team’s defensive unit on the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com Honor Roll.

Explore Your Town, Inc., is a multimedia company located in Clarion that currently runs pair of websites (www.exploreclarion.com and www.explorevenango.com) covering multiple events in those areas.

Located at www.d9sports.com, D9Sports.com is in its 14th year of covering athletics within the PIAA’s District 9. The site, which is not affiliated with the PIAA in any way, covers all 25 football playing teams playing in District 9. For more information on the site, please visit it or e-mail the staff at sports@d9sports.com..

The Explore Your Town Player of the Week and the Honor Roll are chosen by D9Sports.com’s selection committee composing of the D9Sports.com editors and other media members. The awards are not intended to be a solely statistics driven award and take in many factors including statistics, opponents, importance of the game, clutch performance, etc.

The awards, which are given from Week One through Week 10, are the only weekly awards given out in District 9 football that represent the district as a whole.

EXPLORE YOUR TOWN D9SPORTS.COM PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jake Dougherty – Redbank Valley: 19-for-38 passing, school-record 336 yards, 3 touchdowns; Intercepted 3 passes on defense – Redbank Valley 23, St. Marys 0

Jereek Jackson – Sheffield: 24 carries, 173 yards, 3 touchdowns; Led Sheffield to its first division/conference championship since 1964 – Sheffield 29, Smethport 26

EXPLORE YOUR TOWN D9SPORTS.COM HONOR ROLL

(Listed alphabetically by school)

Anthony Isabella – Brockway: 10 catches, 141 yards, 3 touchdowns – Fort Cherry 59, Brockway 34

Alec Shaffer-Doan – Brockway: 27-for-53, 337 yards, 4 touchdowns – Fort Cherry 59, Brockway 34

Clarion Defense/Special Teams – Recorded its fifth straight shutout and its 6th of the year tied for the 2nd most in District 9 in playoff era (1987-present). Held Punxsutawney to 96 total yards of offense while also blocking three punts.

John Katis – Clarion: 11-for-15 passing, 227 yards, 3 touchdowns; Became the first player in school history to throw for 3,000 career yards – Clarion 55, Punxsutawney 0

Damien Slike – Clarion: 7 carries, 130 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 catch, 25 yards, 1 touchdown – Clarion 55, Punxsutawney 0

Tyler Stratton – Clearfield: 19 carries, 203 yards, 4 touchdowns – Clearfield 31, Bald Eagle Area 6

Zack Tibbens – Curwensville: 13 carries, 270 yards, 3 touchdowns – Curwensville 35, Elk County Catholic 8

Devin Clark – DuBois: 25 carries, 255 yards, 3 touchdowns – DuBois 56, Warren 14

Gabe French – DuBois: 12-for-18 passing, 200 yards, 2 touchdowns; 5 carries, 47 yards, 2 touchdowns – DuBois 56, Warren 14

Kevin Cleer – Kane: 13-for-17 passing, 115 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions; Helped Kane win AML South title – Kane 27, Ridgway 18

Zach Moore – Karns City: 8 carries, 112 yards, 2 touchdowns – Karns City 48, Oil City 28

Sam Colebert – Otto-Eldred: 29 carries, 207 yards, 4 touchdowns – Otto-Eldred 48, Coudersport 28

Tyler Shaffer – Port Allegany: 30 carries, 116 yards, 1 touchdown; Threw a touchdown pass off a fake punt; Ran for a 2-point conversion; Threw a 2-point conversion pass – Port Allegany 16, Cameron County 14

Mitch Blose – Redbank Valley: 8 catches, 192 yards, 2 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 23, St. Marys 0

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