Valley Independent Player of the Week: Charleroi WR Dakota Moorer
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Friday night at Charleroi was the annual homecoming for the Cougars.
Dakota Moorer didn't win homecoming king. That honor went to Gunnar Riley.
But that was about all Moorer didn't accomplish that night.
The senior wide receiver/kick returner turned in the kind of game most kids dream about as he led Charleroi to its first win of the season, 21-13, over Deer Lakes.
He caught seven passes for 148 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown catch that sealed the win. He returned three kickoffs 153 yards, including the first for 96 yards that tied the game 7-7 after Deer Lakes jumped out on top. And he returned two punts 59 yards, including a 33-yard return that set up the Cougars' second score of the game.
All in all, Moorer accounted for 360 all-purpose yards against Deer Lakes.
For his efforts, Moorer is this week's The Valley Independent Player of the Week.
It might have been fun to say Charleroi's Homecoming party was Moorer's coming out party, but Cougar coach Ed Jenkins said that would not be accurate.
“He's unbelievable,” Jenkins said of Moorer. “He's what made us go (Friday) and that's becoming the norm for him. I'm proud of him.
“He does it all for us and when he goes out there he understands that's his job. He made plays in all phases of the game. I couldn't have been more proud of him.”
Players garnering honorable mention:
•Charleroi quarterback Brennan Matthews, who hit on nine of 19 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown and also ran 20 yards for a score.
•Monessen's Clintell Gillaspie, who turned seven carries into 141 yards rushing and four TDs in a 40-6 win over Bishop Canevin.
•Ringgold's Nico Law, who rushed for 115 yards and scored three TDs in a 42-28 loss to West Mifflin.
•California's Lester McGriff, who rushed for 269 yards on nine carries and scored four TDs in a 56-28 win over Serra Catholic.
•Elizabeth Forward's Jalen French, who rushed for 183 yards on 16 carries and scored three TDs in a 56-20 win over Uniontown.
•EF's JaQuan Davidson, who completed five of six passes for 118 yards and three TDs against Uniontown.
•Yough's Tyler Donahue who rushed for 127 yards and two TDs and also passed for 146 yards in a 50-21 loss to Mt. Pleasant.
•Frazier's Charles Manack, who threw for 198 yards and a TD in a 21-6 win over Jefferson-Morgan.
•Frazier's Nick Smalich, who rushed for 113 yards, including a four-yard scoring run against J-M.
•Frazier's Dakota Hixson, who caught four passes for 110 yards and also returned an interception 53 yards for a score against J-M.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or email@example.com.
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