Fans can vote for the Breakout Football Player of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. with the winner being featured in Friday’s edition of the Erie Times-News. Nominations are based on results called into the Erie Times-News. Fans are encouraged to submit nominations of players by Saturday night and coaches are encouraged to call in every result throughout the season. Players who have won the award this season are no longer eligible.
Cornelius Barclay, Mercyhurst Prep – Barclay has been a big-time rusher this season but even on an off night, Barclay came through when his team needed him the most. After his first extra point attempt in overtime was blocked, Barclay received a second chance when Saegertown was flagged for being offside. Barclay connected on the second try to help the Lakers beat the Panthers 27-26 in a huge Region 2 game.
Max Knight, North East - Intercepted Denzel Jones in the end zone with 13 seconds left to give the Grapepickers a thrilling 34-33 win over Strong Vincent.
Dersean Alberty-Brown, Sharpsville – Carried the ball 14 times for 140 yards, including two touchdowns, in a 36-8 win over Farrell.
Weston Stafford, Cambridge Springs – Ran for 93 yards on 23 carries, including two touchdowns, to lead the Blue Devils to a 14-0 win over Maplewood.
DeShawn Coleman, Hickory – The junior phenom ran for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in a 39-6 win over Greenville. He has more than 1,600 yards this season.
Joe Dunn, Girard - Connected on 10-of-15 passes for 236 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-38 win over Seneca.
Joe Hibbler, Seneca – Had a hand in four touchdowns in a 40-38 loss to Girard. Hibbler ran for 205 yards on 20 carries, including two touchdowns, while throwing for 88 yards and two TDs.
Wes Phipps, Grove City – Carried the ball 12 times for 239 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Slippery Rock.
Fred Epps, Meadville – Had 183 yards on 30 carries, including three touchdowns, in a 27-13 win over Oil City.
Eugene Husband, Central Tech – Scored the game-winning touchdown with only seconds left to lead the Falcons to a 58-51 win over Warren. Husband had 17 carries for 206 yards, including touchdowns on a 5-yard run, 85-yard kickoff return and a 70-yard punt return.
Anthony Jordan, East - Scored three touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 42-7 win over Bradford. Jordan ran for 117 yards on nine carries and caught four passes for 75 yards.