A-K Valley football players to watch in 2023 Week 5
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:43 PM
Player of the week
Burrell, Sr., RB/DB
Hornack was a difference-maker last Friday as Burrell won its third straight game after an 0-2 start. Burrell ran the ball 42 times, and Hornack tallied 67 yards on 10 carries and scored one of the Bucs’ two offensive touchdowns. He also caught a conversion pass. Defensively, he was quick and physical as he led Burrell with nine tackles.
Players to watch
Valley, Sr., DL
Ballard has been a headache for opposing offenses. Last Friday in the Vikings’ victory over Uniontown, he recorded 12 tackles, including a sack that pushed the Uniontown offense back 9 yards. He also tallied six pressures and recovered a fumble he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.
Highlands, Sr., OL/DL
Markey has been solid in the defensive trenches for the Golden Rams whether he is clogging up running lanes for his teammates to make plays or making tackles at the line and in the backfield. He recorded five tackles, including a sack, last Friday. Through five games, Markey has delivered 21 tackles and two sacks.
Leechburg, So., OL/DL
A guard on offense and a defensive tackle, Rearick has impressed Leechburg coaches with his play in the trenches. The 5-foot-10, 220-pounder is a key component of an line that has opened holes in the run game and also has protected Floyd in the passing game. Rearick has caused havoc defensively with coach Randy Walters calling his play “dominant.”
Michael Love is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Michael by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
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