WARREN, Pa. – Central Clarion’s Jase Ferguson and St. Marys’ Matthew Davis are the co-Week Eight Jim Kelly District 9 Football Players of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg.
Ferguson continued to show his value as perhaps the best all-around player in District 9 in Friday’s 70-0 win over DuBois by going 15 of 19 passing for 282 yards and five touchdowns while rushing six times for 54 yards and a touchdown and intercepting two passes on defense.
Davis, meanwhile, the top running back in District 9, put in the first 300-yard performance by a D9 back this season rushing for 320 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in a 28-20 win over Bradford. That included a key 75-yard second-half touchdown run that expanded a two-point lead into the eight-point advantage that held up at the end. Davis also had a sold game on defense with seven tackles, including one for a loss.
For Ferguson, this is his second Player of the Week honor, while it is Davis’ first.
Fourteen players join Ferguson and Davis on the District 9 Honor Roll.
DISTRICT 9 HONOR ROLL
Jendy Cuello – Brockway
Brayden Fox – Brockway
Charlie Krug – Brookville
Jack Pete – Brookville
Dawson Smail – Central Clarion
Cael Butler – Curwensville
Jacob Henry – Keystone
Shane Magee – Otto-Eldred
Aiden Bliss – Port Allegany
Landon Martz – Punxsutawney
Mason Clouse – Redbank Valley
Braylon Wagner – Redbank Valley
Brody Dittman – Union/A-C Valley
Aidan Fox – Union/A-C Valley
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ABOUT JIM KELLY
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.
2023 DISTRICT 9 JIM KELLY PLAYERS OF THE WEEK POWERED BY THE ALLEGHENY GRILLE
Week 1 – Trey Wingard, DuBois
Week 2 – Jase Ferguson, Central Clarion
Week 3 – Braylon Wagner, Redbank Valley
Week 4 – Owen Bish, Union/A-C Valley
Week 5 – Gavyn Ayers, Coudersport
Week 6 – Maddox Baughman, Cameron County
Week 7 – Braylon Wagner, Redbank Valley
Week 8 – Jase Ferguson, Central Clarion and Matthew Davis, St. Marys