HS football: this sweet 16 is one of the “best performers” of last week, ranked in order
The weekly list of Advance / SILIve.com high school soccer “best players” has grown for the second week in a row and is also a little more varied.
In fact, a pair of punters first joined the roster during the 2021 season, and with good reason. It should be noted, however, that their barque duties are not the only reason they are recognized.
This time around, the roster hit 16, and believe it or not, only nine of Staten Island’s 11 teams won the grill in Week 3.
Scroll down to see this week’s “top performers”, in order.
16. Aiden Schnell (Tottenville)… The running back / outside linebacker pushed the ball 17 times for 158 yards and played a solid, all-round game defensively in the Pirates’ 28-22 win over Midwood.
15. Chris Prince (St. Peter’s) … The senior running back had nine carries for 116 yards and two goals in a 45-14 loss to Chaminade.
14. Maurice hinton (Curtis) … The senior running back only threw the ball five times, but finished with 72 rushing yards and a touchdown.
13. Joseph badyna (Monsignor Farrell)… The senior defensive end wreaked havoc up front for the Lions as he recorded two tackles for a loss, two more for no gain and a half-sack.
12. Andrew Deangelis (St. Joseph by-the-Sea)… The junior wide / strong safety receiver deflected two passes, had a pair of throws for 23 yards and an average of 33.2 yards per punt in five attempts in the the Vikings lost 22-6 to Farrell on Saturday.
11. Karym cruz (McKee / Staten Island Tech)… With the score tied and minutes to go in the Seagulls’ game against Truman, the senior signalman rushed twice for 15 yards before netting an 80-yard pass to Jahquan Abrahams with just 44. seconds left in their PSAL Bowl division game. Cruz added a rushed two-point convection to give MSIT the 8-0 victory.
ten. Tayshaun lewis (Port Richmond)… The senior wide receiver hit a 21-yard touchdown pass and returned an 85-yard punt to pay to take the Raiders to a 38-0 triumph over Brooklyn Tech.
9. John caufield (Monsignor Farrell) … The junior defensive back played a solid game defensively, including a key tackle for a 7-yard loss late in the game, but he did the majority of his damage as a kicker for the Lions . Caufield averaged 45.3 yards on three punts, including a game-changing 62-yard kick midway through the third quarter.
8. Anthony Moon (New Dorp)… The senior running back carried the ball 11 times for 82 yards, including a record 20 yards, and three touchdowns in the Central Cougars’ 27-14 triumph over Bayside.
7. Aaron Espinet (Monsignor Farrell) … The senior did his usual solid job as a linebacker, but also rushed the ball 12 times for 126 yards and a pair of scores in Farrell’s win over Sea.
6. Johnny Mims (Curtis)… The junior defensive lineman finished with a pair of sacks – including a safety one – and was instrumental in a defense that didn’t allow any total yards (minus -9 rushing) in the first half-time against JFK.
5. Paul Ventura (Monsignor Farrell)… The converted defensive linebacker finished with a pair of sacks and a no-win tackle as he led a defense that limited the Vikings to 100 total yards, including 24 rushing yards.
4. Sam martin (Curtis)… The senior running back / wide receiver made four carries for 78 yards and a touchdown, as well as a reception for 38 yards. He also played his usual stingy defensive game for the undefeated Warriors.
3. Louis spezio (Tottenville)… The wide receiver put in a monster performance against the Hornets, registering nine game-high nine assists for 179 yards and three touchdowns. The senior hit 97-, 10- and 25-yard touchdowns and also had a key 17-yard reception on the fourth down that saved the Pirates in the last minute.
2. AJ González (New Dorp)… The senior quarterback put in another superb performance for the Central Cougars, throwing the ball 19 times for 205 yards and a touchdown in ND’s victory over Bayside. The appellant also connected on 4 of 5 passes for 48 yards.
1. Michael marten (Tottenville) … The versatile quarterback not only made 12 of 18 attempted passes for 200 yards, but he also threw three touchdown passes.
But more importantly, with the game on the line, the three-year-old varsity signalman rushed for the winning 3-yard TD run with just 30 seconds left as the Pirates recorded a 28-22 victory over PSAL City. Conference against Midwood. .
“He was everything we expected and more,” praised Tottenville head coach Brian Neville, whose side improved to 2-1 in the league with a game against the host. Lincoln Friday night. “Mike comes to train every day with a great attitude. He is always looking to improve and supports his teammates.
“He just has the ability to throw the ball well and play with his legs and that’s exactly what he did against Midwood on Friday night.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way he’s playing,” Neville said. “It’s really successful. “
Previous ‘Top Performers’ of the week for 2021
Week 1: Aaron Espinet (Farrell)
Week 2: Osahon Noruwa (Curtis)