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Drakes Sports

2009 District 1 Top Players

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2009 by David Mika

Written by: David Mika on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Aden Twer, Senior WR, Jenkintown – The primary target in the Drakes’ passing attack, Twer caught 36 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He averaged 17.2 yards per reception, and posted an impressive six catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns against Schuylkill Valley. Twer also had an impact on special teams, returning kickoffs and punts for a combined 511 yards. Defensively, he had 39 tackles and three interceptions.

Eric Stumpo, Senior TE, Jenkintown – This 6’1, 210-pounder proved a steady target when thrown to last season. Stumpo caught 27 passes for 368 yards and five touchdowns last year, averaging 13.6 yards per reception. He opened the season with a five-catch, 56-yard performance against York County Tech, and added a four-catch, 84-yard performance against Pennington, NJ.

Jack Kinniry, Junior ATH, Jenkintown – It’s hard for kick returners to put up gaudy statistics due to limited touches and fair catches. Kinniry did signal for 18 fair catches on punt returns, but he also had 13 returns for 339 yards, an average of 26.1 yards per return. Kinniry’s best game, in terms of return yardage, came against Springfield Township. He had three returns for 97 yards. Kinniry also played offense – running for 335 yards and adding 27 yards receiving. Defensively, he added 31 tackles, a sack, and an interception

Shawn McCarthy, Senior RB, Jenkintown – He checks in at 5’6, 145 pounds, but this running back put up some big numbers last year. McCarthy totaled 216 carries for 1,366 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and nearly 114 yards per game. McCarthy’s two best games came against Bristol and Morrisville – combined, the Drakes’ feature back totaled 41 carries for 402 yards and seven scores.

Ted Hudson, Sophomore K, Jenkintown – The Keystone State went through a youth movement last year – there were a lot of freshmen that made significant impacts. Hudson converted 31 extra points and four field goals. He scored 43 of Jenkintown’s 367 points.


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