Cleezy’s Eastern PA Football Thoughts On Week 1
Posted September 3, 2013 9:23 pm
Deandre Scott of Imhotep, Picture by 247sports.com
WEEK 1 THOUGHTS
Mike Boguski and Brandon Kuntz Will Be a Dynamic Duo in 2013
I’ve been telling anyone that would listen that Trinity wide receiver Brandon Kuntz should put up some great numbers this season. Kuntz has not disappointed, as he caught 11 passes for for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns in week one versus Delone Catholic. Kuntz, listed at 6’5″, 200 pounds, has scored 8 touchdowns in the last three weeks (including his two scrimmage games). With his size and speed, he’s a match-up nightmare for anybody. His quarterback, Mike Boguski, isn’t a slouch either. He opened up the 2013 season by throwing for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Boguski recently was offered a football scholarship by Marist College. Kuntz and Boguski will be one of the best quarterback to wide receiver tandems in Pennsylvania this year.
Imhotep Wins In Impressive Fashion On the Road Over Cardinal Mooney (Ohio)
Well, you can’t say that Imhotep ducks anybody when it comes to scheduling non-conference games. Imhotep travelled to face an always-good Cardinal Mooney team this past weekend and defeated them 49-21. Imhotep running backs Nasir Bonner and DeAndre Scott both ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns apiece. They have one of the more dangerous backfields in all of the state. They face LaSalle this week in a game that should have the whole city of Philly buzzing.
Bishop McDevitt’s Andre Robinson Delivers On The Hype
Class of 2015 running back Andre Robinson rushed for over 120 yards and four touchdowns in Bishop McDevitt’s season-opening win against Harrisburg this past Saturday. Robinson showed strength, power, and versatility as he caught passes out of the backfield and broke numerous tackles on running plays throughout the day. With schools such as Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Maryland having already offered him, performances like the one from this past Saturday will put him on the radar of even more BCS schools.
John Reid Stars in St. Joseph’s Prep’s Win In Texas
Give St. Joeseph’s Prep a lot of credit. Going out of state to play anybody takes a lot of effort. Going out to state to play a team in Texas takes a lot of confidence. SJP went to Texas and defeated Dallas Jesuit H.S. 48-27. Highly touted defensive back John Reid (Class of 2015) scored four touchdowns (1 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 interception for score) in SJP’s win. Think it gets any easier for them next week? Nope. Don Bosco Prep out of New Jersey is up next.
Underrated RB Tyler Updegraff of Cumberland Valley Rushes For Over 200 Yards
When discussing who are some of the best running backs in the Central Pennsylvania area over this past summer, Tyler Updegraff of Cumberland Valley really didn’t get mentioned. Well, after seeing him in a scrimmage, my eyes were opened a little bit. After rushing for 221 yards and one touchdown in CV’s first game against Red Lion, Updegraff deserves a little more attention.
Two Big Philly Catholic League vs. Philly Public League Match-Ups
If you’re in the Philly area this upcoming weekend, there’s two games you might want to check out. One is Imhotep vs. LaSalle College. The other one is West Catholic vs. George Washington. Imhotep/LaSalle features several high profile division recruits including Zaire Franklin (LaSalle, Syracuse commit) and DeAndre Scott (Over 30 offers). Two juniors to watch: Kyle Schurmer (LaSalle, QB) and Nasir Bonner (Imhotep, RB). The other match-up between West Catholic and George Washington featured several Division 1 prospects including Patrick Amara (West Catholic, Pittsburgh commit, S) and Greg White (West Catholic, RB).
Central Dauphin DB Spencer Joppy’s Hard Hit Vs. Manheim Central
It doesn’t get more harder than this. I’m only showing it because the kid from Manheim Central was able to get up and….live.
Can Prep Charter Challenge Imhotep In the Philly Public League AA Division?
Only time will tell, but Prep Charter looked great in their season opening win against Southern this past weekend.
Big Time Recruit Josh Adams of Central Bucks West Delivers Big Time Performance
The 6’1″, 190 pound running back ran for 266 yards and 4 touchdowns on 24 carries in week one.
Check back next week for my thoughts on the action from Week 2.