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Ferguson, Wagner Named co-Week Nine Jim Kelly District 9 Football Players of the Week

Jase Ferguson (left) of Central Clarion and Braylon Wagner (right) of Redbank Valley are the co-District 9 Jim Kelly Football Players of the Week for Week Nine 2023

WARREN, Pa . – Central Clarion’s Jase Ferguson and Redbank Valley’s Braylon Wagner have been putting up incredible numbers week in and week out while leading their teams to unbeaten records.

And the duo will meet on the field Friday night in New Bethlehem, which is probably why it is fitting that on a weekend of great offensive numbers across District 9, they are the co-Week Nine Jim Kelly District 9 Football Players of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg.

Wagner got the weekend kicked off by accounting for six touchdowns in Redbank Valley’s 52-28 win over Brockway Thursday, while Ferguson continued his outstanding play by accounting for seven scores in Central Clarion’s 59-0 win over St. Marys.

Wagner threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns (21 of 34) while also rushing for a touchdown. He carried the ball nine times for 36 yards.

Ferguson accounted for 315 total yards of offense going 9 of 15 passing for 189 yards and four scores while rushing six times for 126 yards and three touchdowns.


It is the third time this year that each player has earned Player of the Week honors.

A special shoutout this week also goes to the Karns City offensive line which paved the way for the Gremlins to run for 601 yards and score 70 points vs. Bradford.

Joining Wagner and Ferguson on the District 9 Honor Roll are 14 players


Braylon Fox – Brockway


Blake Pisarcik – Brockway

Jake Pete – Brookville

Malakai Zucal – Cameron County

Gavyn Ayers – Coudersport

Garrett Nissel – DuBois

Noah Cherry – Elk County Catholic

Luke Cramer – Karns City

Aiden Bliss – Port Allegany

Peyton Stiles – Port Allegany

Ashton Kahle – Redbank Valley


Jonah Ganoe – Smethport

Brody Dittman – Union/A-C Valley

Trey Fleming – Union/A-C Valley


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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.


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
Week 9 – Jase Ferguson, Central Clarion and Braylon Wagner, Redbank Valley


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