WARREN, Pa. – Freshman Eli Nellis helped Keystone secure a spot in the District 9 Class 1A playoffs with a big night that included over 200 yards of total offense and three touchdowns.
That is why Nellis is the Week 10 Jim Kelly District 9 Football Player of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg.
Nellis ran 16 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 62 yards and a score in Keystone’s 47-21 win over Moniteau. The Panthers needed the victory in order for the school to allow the team to go to the postseason.
Fifteen players join Nellis on the District 9 Honor Roll.
DISTRICT 9 HONOR ROLL
• Talan Reese – Bradford
• Jendy Cuello – Brockway
• Caleb Daugherty – Brockway
• Brayden Fox – Brockway
• Charlie Krug – Brookville
• Hayden Freeman – Brookville
• Jase Ferguson – Central Clarion
• Brady Collins – Clearfield
• Will Domico – Clearfield
• Gavyn Ayers – Coudersport
• Braden Holland – Curwensville
• Luke Cramer – Karns City
• Aiden Bliss – Port Allegany
• Peyton Stiles – Port Allegany
• Landon Martz – Punxsutawney
ABOUT THE ALLEGHENY GRILLE
The Allegheny Grille, where you come for the food and stay for the view, is a restaurant situated alongside the Allegheny River in Foxburg with breathtaking views, stellar service, and fine cuisine. Enjoy fabulous fine dining in a casual, elegant atmosphere.
The Allegheny Grille offers the perfect setting for all your holiday parties, weddings, banquets, and more! And make sure to check out their new wood-framed indoor/outdoor event center For more information or to make a reservation, call the Allegheny Grille at 724-659-5701 or visit it on the web at www.alleghenygrille.com.
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
Week 9 – Jase Ferguson, Central Clarion and Braylon Wagner, Redbank Valley
Week 10 – Eli Nellis, Keystone