WARREN, Pa. – A pair of defensive standouts are the Week Seven D9and10Sports.com District 9 Jim Kelly Football Co-players of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg.
Dylan Hazjus of Coudersport and Alex Lukaschunis of St. Marys played key roles in their teams’ victories Friday night.
Hazjus came up with perhaps the play of the night when he stripped an Otto-Eldred ball carrier of the football late in the game and his team down six with teammate Gavyn Ayers returning the fumble for the game-tying touchdown – the Falcons got the subsequent two-point conversion to pull off a stunning 30-28 win in a game it trailed 28-6 in the fourth quarter.
The forced fumble was just the cumulation of a great night by Hazjus who had nine tackles and a sack as well.
Lukaschunis set the tone in St. Marys’ 19-14 win over visiting Brookville harassing Raiders’ quarterback Charlie Krug all night sacking him four times while recording five total tackles and a forced fumble that was returned by Eli Ripple for a touchdown.
Honorable Mention: Elijah Fitton (Bradford), Alex Carlson (Brockway), Brayden Fox (Brockway), Blake Pisarcik (Brockway), Charlie Krug (Brookville), Jase Ferguson (Central Clarion), Christian Simko (Central Clario), Oliver Billotte (Clearfield), Dan McGarry (Curwensville), Ty Terry (Curwensville), Braxton Adams (DuBois), Austin Henery (DuBois), Jayce Anderson (Karns City), Kyle Nellis (Keystone), Zeke Bennett (Punxsutawney), Joe Mansfield (Redbank Valley), Ray Shreckengost (Redbank Valley), Noah Lent (Smethport), Charlie Coudriet (St. Marys), Skyler Roxbury (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.
2021 JIM KELLY DISTRICT 9 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK POWERED BY THE ALLEGHENY GRILLE
Week 1 – Maddox Baughman, Cameron County
Week 2 – Noah Lent, Smethport
Week 3 – Noah Lent, Smethport
Week 4 – Dan McGarry, Curwensville
Week 5 – Blaine Moses, Port Allegany and Noah Lent, Smethport
Week 6 – Christian Coudriet, St. Marys
Week 7 – Dylan Hazjus, Coudersport and Alex Lukaschunis, St. Marys