So let’s put a wrap on Week 4 by honoring the area’s best individual achievements.
Last week’s No. 1 recipient was Marshon Morris, who made the two key plays in White Plains’ historic comeback against Mahopac. If you have someone who delivered in a key situation like Morris, or have a candidate who put up gaudy numbers, tweet me @lohudinsider or shoot me an e-mail with that player’s credentials at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, here’s a countdown from No. 10 to No. 1, but, remember: Gaudy stats are impossible to ignore, but the situation and the importance of the game are factored into the equation.
WEEK 4 GAME BALLS
(Recipients are from schools in the coverage area—Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties; they are selected from statistics reported to The Journal News/lohud.com)
Corey Holder had three sacks in the first half of New Rochelle’s 41-0 win over visiting Clarkstown North. … Mike Earlington recorded eight tackles, including two sacks, to lead the North Rockland defense in a 21-13 win over visiting Arlington. … Chris Addorisio’s provided a typically strong all-around game, including an interception return for a touchdown, as Dobbs Ferry beat Bronxville 28-21 at Mercy College. … George Figueroa went 6 for 7 for 98 yards and two TDs passing and rushed for 123 yards and a score on just 7 carries in Yonkers Montessori’s 35-22 win over Taconic in Pittsfield, Mass. … Mustafaa Dais caught three TDs in Hackley’s 42-13 win over Riverdale. … Joe Deguardia went 9 for 12 for 140 yards and a score and rushed for three TDs Ardsley’s 34-14 win over visiting Croton-Harmon. … The Pleasantville defense held rival Briarcliff/Hamilton scoreless until a final drive against the second-teamers in a 35-6 victory at Parkway Field. . … Hassan Auwarter rushed 21 times for 155 yards and a score in Clarkstown South’s 14-11 triumph over visiting Carmel. … Tommy O’Sullivan had three interceptions in Putnam Valley’s 34-14 defeat of Westlake. … Nick O’Connor rushed for 84 yards and four touchdowns and intercepted a pass in Nanuet’s 41-6 win at Edgemont.
10. Justin Sapini, Spring Valley: In a dominant 41-7 win over Pelham, Sapini returned a kick 85 yards for a score, took back a pick-six 32 yards for another score and rushed for 77 yards to led the Tigers.
9. Osaze Perry-Porter, Stepinac: Perry-Porter caught an early 50-yard touchdown from Brandon Coleman and returned a fumble 46 yards for another score to help break open Stepinac’s 42-7 win at St. John the Baptist.
8. Kyle Catalano, Brewster: The junior returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score, caught a touchdown, had an interception and recorded five tackles in Brewster’s 22-21 comeback win over Eastchester.
7. Ryan Morningstar, Rye Neck: The senior rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries (one a 92-yard score) and returned a punt another 63 yards for a TD in a 51-0 win at Blind Brook.
6. Tyrone Barber, Woodlands: In a second straight nailbiter, Barber proved he could shoulder a heavy load, rushing 28 times for 203 yards and three TDs in a 28-21 win at Tuckahoe.
5. Shane O’Malley, Rye: In a game with an abundance of stars, the senior rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and returned an interception 29 yards for a key early touchdown as the Garnets outgained Ossining 478-166 in a 58-14 win over previously unbeaten Ossining.
4. Liam Hagens, Panas: The senior threw a touchdown and rushed for three others, including the winning score on a fourth-down run from three yards out with just 38 seconds remaining in Panas’ 34-27 victory over rival Lakeland in front of an overflow crowd at Panas High School.
3. Horace Greeley offensive line: Although QB Cameron Ciero helped account for all five touchdowns, the quintet of Billy Marino (center), Graham Harrison, Michael Schur (guards), Will Rothschild and Vinny Hriskonich (tackles) and tight end Connor Schinderman controlled the game in a 21-15 upset victory of top-ranked Harrison. They paved the way for 169 yards rushing, Ciero’s 164 yards passing, and continued to deliver late, helping the Quakers move the stakes to burn the final 4:41 without turning the ball back over to Harrison.
2. Devin Lopez, Sleepy Hollow: The senior was dominant in all phases of Sleepy’s 35-28 win at previously unbeaten Nyack. He rushed for 143 yards and two TDs and threw for another 155 and two more scores and also contributed on defense.
1. Cameron Crabbe, White Plains: For the second week in a row, the winner comes from White Plains. There’s no other way to categorize it than this: Yet again, the Tigers delivered arguably the week’s most important victory in the clutch on the road with a ridiculous. Just like last week against Mahopac, Crabbe played a major part, although this week he did so in more prolific fashion. The senior QB went 15 for 26 for 202 yards, a touchdown and two two-point conversions and rushed 21 times for 141 yards and a touchdown, the latter of which came with just 22.1 seconds to go in a 38-37 win at unbeaten Ketcham. The TD pulled the Tigers within one, and Crabbe hit Lukas Repetti on the winning two-point conversion as they rallied from a 37-22 fourth-quarter deficit. Clutch.