Westmoreland County football players to watch in 2022 Week 1

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 6:36 PM

Robert Fulton

Latrobe, Sr., RB/OLB

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior began his Wildcats career with a bang Friday night. The Central Catholic transfer rushed for 209 yards and five touchdowns in helping Latrobe defeat Derry, 55-0.

Payton Molter

Jeannette, Jr., QB

The 5-9, 174-yard junior had a solid first game against Burrell. He completed 15 of 23 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown of 10 yards to Michael Mason. Noah Sanders had 12 catches for 102 yards.

Jake Otto

Penn-Trafford, Sr., WR/DB

The 6-foot, 185-pound senior captain had a big opening night. He caught eight passes for 110 yards and a touchdown of 49 yards from Conlan Greene. He had 13 catches for 197 yards and a touchdown in 2021.

Evan Pohlot

Belle Vernon, Sr., WR/DB

The 6-3, 205-pound senior was the Leopards’ leading receiver in 2021. He caught 17 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown. He will be counted on to produce more this season.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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