Westmoreland County football players to watch for Week 8

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 2:29 PM

Ian Maloney

Belle Vernon, sr., WR/OLB

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior is one of the top tacklers on a team that has recorded four shutouts and allowed only 56 points this season, including 42 in a lost to Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 25. He also has four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Roberto Smith Jr.

Jeannette, sr., RB/LB

Smith had quite a game against Greensburg Central Catholic on Oct. 23. He scored four touchdowns, rushed for 115 yards, threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to James Sanders and blocked a punt that led to Emilio Huerta’s 32-yard return for a touchdown, all in the first half.

Aaron Alakson

Mt. Pleasant, sr., RB/LB

Alakson has shown his big-play capability the past two games. He had a 49-yard touchdown run against Elizabeth Forward and 64-yard dash against South Park. Alakson has rushed for a team-high 549 yards, has eight catches for 180 yards and has scored five touchdowns.

Cade Yacamelli

Penn-Trafford, jr., RB

Yacamelli has rushed for a team-high 536 yards and scored eight touchdowns. He opened the scoring for the Warriors at Franklin Regional with a 3-yard run. He has an offer from the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at pschofield@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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