WARREN, Pa. – With seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter of a road game at Juniata Valley, Dan McGarry and Curwensville found themselves in a dog fight tied at 15.
Then McGarry took over the ball game accounting for three Golden Tide scores in just over five minutes to help Curwensville to a 36-15 run. That is why McGarry is the Week 2 2022 YDL Sports Network D9and10Sports.com District 9 Jim Kelly Football Player of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg.
McGarry broke the tie with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:38 to play then threw a 19-yard touchdown pass with 2:54 left before capping off an incredible five-plus minutes with a 67-yard touchdown run with 1:26 to go.
On the night, McGarry was 20-for-38 passing for 320 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception while also rushing 12 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns and returning the interceptions of the score.
Additional players who need to be mentioned who had fantastic weeks – it should be kept in mind that stats are not the sole driver of the Player of the Week with such important factors including opponent, the importance of the game, clutch play, and others equally weighed – include DuBois’ Garret Frantz (game-saving tackle at the 1-yard line as time ran out), St. Marys’ Charlie Coudriet (11 of 17 passing, 254 yards, 3 TDs, 1 Int; 12 carries, 80 yards), Central Clarion’s Dawson Hotchkiss (4 catches, 91 yards; 95-yard kickoff return for a TD to start the second half; 3 third-quarter TDs to help Wildcats rally from 16-7 halftime deficit) and Jase Ferguson (13 of 22 passing, 276 yards, 3 TDs; 1 Int; 1 interception on defense), Punxsutawney’s Zeke Bennett (206 yards rushing, 3 Tds), Keystone’s Kyle Nellis (16 carries, 140 yards 3 TDs) and Tyler Albright (9 carries, 95 yards; 2 interceptions on defense including a pick-6), and Redbank Valley’s Cam Wagner (13 of 19 passing, 178 yards, 3 TDs).
Those players are joined on the Honor Roll by Brockway’s Brayden Fox (20 of 30 passing, 236 yards, 3 TDs), Coudersport’s Gavyn Ayers (9 carries, 20 yards, 3 TDs; 3 of 4 passing, 65 yards, 1 TD0, Bradford’s Talen Reese (26 of 47 passing, 309 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int), and Otto-Eldred’s Manning Spain (65 yards receiving, 1 TD; returned an interception for a TD; returned a punt for a TD).
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Jim Kelly is the Hall of Fame quarterback of the Buffalo Bills who grew up in East Brady, Pa. and went to Miami (Fla). Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 after passing for over 45,000 yards as a pro, including two seasons in the USFL, with 320 career touchdown passes. He led the Bills to four straight AFC Titles. Kelly’s name on the award is being used with his permission.
2022 JIM KELLY DISTRICT 9 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK POWERED BY THE ALLEGHENY GRILLE
Week 1 – Cam-Ron Hays, DuBois
Week 2 – Dan McGarry, Curwensville