Carter more than a passing fancy for Haverford School

SPRINGFIELD — Sometimes overlooked as one of the key cogs to The Haverford School’s success in 2014, quarterback Kevin Carter has had a productive junior season, albeit somewhat quietly.

Since a three-interception season debut against West Catholic, Carter has dutifully handled the responsibilities of the Fords’ No. 1 signal caller. Because he is surrounded with tremendous athletes and playmakers, Carter has never felt the pressure of carrying the full weight of the team on his shoulders.

Last Saturday, though, was Carter’s day to shine. He passed for a school-record 391 yards in a 35-0 rout of Germantown Academy. His single-game performance ranks seventh all-time in Delaware County history. It’s the most passing yardage by a Delco quarterback since 2012, when Colin Wright amassed 402 yards for Ridley in a District One Class AAAA playoff loss to Spring-Ford.

The Independent Schools coaches had no trouble selecting Carter as weekly MVP at Monday’s Delaware County Coaches Association meeting at Moe’s Grill in Springfield.

In the Del Val League, Interboro’s Sean Menold earned player of the week accolades after guiding the Bucs to a pivotal 35-8 victory over Glen Mills. Menold, who holds the distinction of owning the most MVP wins of 2014, was an almost-perfect 9-for-10 passing with 192 yards and a touchdown. Menold also ran for a score and excelled on defense in the secondary. Menold led the way and kept the Bucs ‘˜ District One playoff aspirations alive in a must-game game.

Speaking of do-or-die situations Garnet Valley found itself in one against Haverford High. Quarterback Steve Flanagan engineered a fourth-quarter comeback as the Jaguars claimed a thrilling, 44-41 win and kept their District One Class AAAA playoff hopes alive. Flanagan rushed for four touchdowns and delivered the biggest throw of the Jags season in the final minute, connecting with tight end Tom Cleary for the game-winning score. For his efforts, Flanagan was the sure-fire top choice for Central League MVP.

Other weekly honors went to:

Central League

Players of the Week: Quarterback: Steve Flanagan (Garnet Valley). Running Back: Dasante Callis (Ridley). Receiver: Nick Costello (Haverford). Offensive Line: Len Watson (Conestoga). Defensive Line: DaQuan Perry (Conestoga). Linebacker: Dario Falcone (Radnor). Defensive Back: Dan Chuckran (Penncrest). Specialist: John Kim (Haverford).

Honorable Mention: Quarterback: Tim Miller (Conestoga); Jack Donaghy (Haverford); Dan Fisher (Penncrest); Jake Hoffman (Ridley); Brian Allen (Springfield); Charles Kannah (Upper Darby). Running Back: Corey Manning (Conestoga); Parke Schwieter (Conestoga); Nick Milone (Strath Haven); Isiah Bruce (Upper Darby). Receiver: Martin Dorsey (Conestoga); Bobby Clayton (Garnet Valley); Zach Nelson (Garnet Valley); Jaylen Glassgow (Lower Merion); Abel Hoff (Marple Newtown); Jack Wilson (Radnor); Amadou Barry (Upper Darby). Offensive Line: John DiPasquale (Garnet Valley); Sean Stitz (Penncrest); Jesse Lesher (Ridley); Dan Acker (Ridley); Pat Najmola (Ridley); Pete Deeb (Strath Haven); John Lord (Radnor); Griffin Monaghan (Radnor); Alex Andersen (Radnor); Matt Cella (Springfield); Madhat Fares (Upper Darby). Defensive Line: Joe Granahan (Garnet Valley); Sam Romanofsky (Haverford); Vince Ciavardelli (Marple Newtown); Noah Turner (Marple Newtown); Matt Trainor (Marple Newtown); Jonah Jackson (Penncrest); Tom Tricone (Ridley); Isaiah Coates (Radnor); Dan Archibong (Springfield); Brian Layden (Sprningfield). Linebacker: Ed Jean (Conestoga); Matt Prestipino (Conestoga); Jack McLain (Conestoga); Sam Schlichting (Harriton); Mike Berg (Lower Merion); Ryan Dougherty (Ridley); Tre Hinchey (Ridley); Chris Dunn (Ridley); Anthony Myers (Strath Haven); Adam Krauter (Springfield). Defensive Back: John Locantore (Conestoga); Jordan O’Donnell (Harriton); Carmen Christiana (Marple Newtown); Zane Horne (Penncrest); Jim Hennelly (Penncrest); Kevin White (Upper Darby); Jamir Walker (Upper Darby). Specialist: Shane Breckenridge (Penncrest); Jake Buttermore (Garnet Valley); Sam Rudolph (Garnet Valley); Evan Boyce (Haverford); Paul Somaru (Strath Haven).

Del Val League

Players of the Week: Quarterback: Sean Menold (Interboro). Running Back: Jermaine Wesley (Academy Park). Receiver: Mark Everton (Interboro). Offensive Line: Jeremiah Dellipriscoli (Interboro). Defensive Line: Colin McAllister (Chichester). Terrence White (Academy Park). Defensive Back: Mark Everton (Interboro). Specialist: Hassan Bush (Academy Park).

Honorable Mention: Quarterback: Allon Ruffin (Academy Park); Nahmir Ishmail (Chester). Running Back: Dan Mea (Interboro); Mike O’Chuida (Interboro); Kevin Miller (Chichester); Rahsaan Horsey (Glen Mills); Nyeem Jones (Chester); Rashod Johnson (Chester). Receiver: Kwabriem Jenkins (Penn Wood); Rashee Alexander (Chester); Jordan James (Glen Mills); Anthony Johnson (Glen Mills); Jawan Collins). Offensive Line: Jason Miksit (Interboro); Colin McAllister (Chichester); Dominic Haslam (Chester); Kyshaun Ash (Chester);Mykeal Jalloh (Academy Park); Dan Kemp (Academy Park); Marion Holmes (Academy Park). Defensive Line: Jason Miksit (Interboro); Jeremiah Dellipriscoli (Interboro); Chase Pattinson (Interboro); D’Andre Dill (Chester); Kquran Matthews (Chester); Wayne Gibbs (Chester); Jordan Johnson (Penn Wood); Dante Ghee (Academy Park). Linebacker: Dan Mea (Interboro); Chris Thomas (Interboro); Dan Sullivan (Chichester); Jahmad Lockett (Chichester); Arlo Lee Jr. (Chester); Khalaf Jihad (Chester); Breon Cottman (Penn Wood); Anthony Balogh (Academy Park); Dazhan Miller (Academy Park). Defensive Back: Chris Hummel (Interboro); Clarence Buchanan (Academy Park); Rashee Alexander (Chester); Shy’quan Davis (Chester); Ed Nelson Jr. (Chester). Specialist: None.

Independent Schools

Players of the Week: Quarterback: Kevin Carter. Running Back: Juwan Chandler (Sun Valley). Receiver: Joe Oquendo (Bonner-Prendergast). Offensive Line: Ed Racine (Sun Valley). Defensive Line: Andrew Gallagher (Cardinal O’Hara). Linebacker: Alex Elliott (Sun Valley). Defensive Back: Lane Odom (Haverford School). Specialist: Jack Soslow (Haverford School).

Honorable Mention: Quarterback: Collin DiGalbo (Bonner-Prendergast). Running Back: Max Ferguson (Cardinal O’Hara); Jon Kester (Sun Valley); Nazim Trammel-Wells (Delco Christian). Receiver: Brian Denoncour (Haverford School); Conner Atkins (Haverford School); Mike Fisher (Sun Valley); Bobby Koons (Sun Valley); Anthony Ruggiero (Sun Valley); Logan Markley (Sun Valley); Christian DiGalbo (Bonner-Prendergast); Jake Gutowski (Delco Christian); Giho Parks (Delco Christian). Defensive Line: Tyler Higgins (Bonner-Prendergast); Nick Fallows (Cardinal O’Hara); Frank Cresta (Haverford School); Ed Racine (Sun Valley); Nate Cusumano (Sun Valley); Victor Berzinsky (Delco Christian). Linebacker: Tom Becker (Bonner-Prendergast); Ryan George (Bonner-Prendergast); Anthony Amorose (Cardinal O’Hara); Noah Lejman (Haverford School); Mickey Kober (Haverford School); Mike Fisher (Sun Valley); Alex Linton (Delco Christian); Jack Grim (Delco Christian); Giho Parks (Delco Christian). Defensive Back: Ryan Laughlin (Cardinal O’Hara); Micah Sims (Haverford School); Aaron McCastle (Bonner-Prendergast); Joe Oquendo (Bonner-Prendergast); Jake Allen (Delco Christian). Specialist: Tyler Smith (Sun Valley).

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