Through six weeks, there have been a lot of great performances. But I’m not sure any of them top what I saw from Superman (check the socks) on Sunday. Check out who earned the top honor — and who was close behind — in this look at the best from Week 6:
1. Qaadir Sheppard, Iona Prep: You had to be there Sunday to see just how dominant the 6-foot-4, 239-pound senior was against St. Anthony’s. It wasn’t just that he made plays and was productive, it was how he made them and when he produced. Sheppard caught 11 passes, but eight came in the second half. Two of those went for touchdowns, but others were critical, either converting third and fourth, or jumpstarting drives, like one 35-yarder in the third quarter. To go with his 159 yards and three TDs receiving, Sheppard had three of Iona Prep’s eight sacks on defense. He had two in the opening minutes and added a third in the fourth quarter. That last sack came just one play after another big shot on the St. Anthony’s QB. Through six weeks, Sheppard’s performance against the Friars is the best I’ve seen all year, and that’s on a day Robert Madison threw for 396 yards and five scores.
2. Joe DeGuardia, Ardsley: In one of the best games of the year, the senior QB led the Panthers to a dramatic 24-20 victory. He threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, including a 39-yard score in the final minute to Alex Miller for the winning touchdown. The win pushed the Panthers to 6-0 and made them the pre-tournament favorite in Class B.
3. John Arcidiacono, Eastchester: In just his sixth game as a starter, Arcidiacono threw for more yards than any Eagles’ QB in 20 years. He went 12-for-13 passing for 239 yards and four touchdowns (three to Andrew Schultz) in a 42-21, must-win at Pearl River. Arcidiacono also had a kick-return touchdown as Eastchester kept its playoff hopes alive.
4. Andrew Livingston, Rye: The senior QB was on point again, completing 17 of 20 passes for 228 yards and three scores, all to Tim DeGraw, as the Garnets beat Nyack 44-22 behind a 30-point second half.
5. Dom Brescia, Rye Neck: The senior rushed another 22 times for 234 yards and a touchdown and had one reception for 20 yards as the Panthers beat Dobbs Ferry, 33-7. He also had five tackles and recovered a fumble on defense.
6. Matt Catalano, Brewster: The junior QB finished 12 for 21 for 267 yards and four touchdowns as Brewster beat Panas 42-20. Catalano was at the center of the offensive explosion, finding his brother Kyle for two of those scores and 137 receiving yards.
7. Jack O’Shea, Clarkstown South: The rangy 6-foot-3 junior had a major impact in South’s dramatic 16-14 win over Rockland foe Suffern. He caught three passes for 90 yards, but two of them went for touchdowns, including an acrobatic catch in the final seconds for the winning score.
8. Daniel Chevere, Sleepy Hollow: Chevere continued a terrific senior season by catching three more touchdowns on Saturday. Sleepy needed every one of them in its 27-20 defeat of Lakeland that clinched the Headless Horsemen the No. 2 seed out of League A-2. Chevere, who caught six balls total against the Hornets, now has 27 receptions, 496 receiving yards and 10 scores in just six games.
9. Mike Salvatori, Harrison: In a must-win game, the senior returned from a one-game absence due to a shoulder injury and helped deliver a 49-13 triumph over Hen Hud. He had 12 carries for 141 yards and rushed for three scores.
10. Steven Ircha, Bronxville: The Penn-bound senior had 12 tackles and three sacks as Bronxville beat Woodlands 27-13.
Honorable mention: The Nanuet defense held Pleasantville to just 125 yards of offense to beat Pleasantville 6-0 and record its third shutout of the season. The victory has almost assured the Golden Knights of the No. 1 seed in the Class B playoffs. … Adonis Alcime had 21 carries for 167 yards and two scores, but Nyack lost 44-22 to Rye. … Westlake junior Anthony Sardo rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and threw a 35-yard score as Westlake nipped Briarcliff/Hamilton, 18-13, to keep its playoff hopes alive. … Nick Santavicca had 19 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown in Yorktown’s 42-14 defeat of Tappan Zee. … Elvis Bellen had 12 carries for 188 yards and three scores as Putnam Valley beat Hastings 54-8. … Reed Connor went 6 for 8 for 150 yards and three touchdowns as Rye Country Day won big at Long Island Lutheran, 42-20. … Saunders’ Richie Kerwin threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns, including a 76-yarder, and rushed for another 62 yards in a 23-0 win over visiting Roosevelt. … Tim Fazzinga has 118 yards and a TD rushing on 12 carries as Somers rolled over Beacon, 45-7. … Cameron Conrad had a hand in 16 tackles — five of them for a loss — as Clarkstown North beat Mount Vernon 20-6. … DeAndre Pressley had 14 carries for 93 yards and two touchdowns, had 10 tackles and an interception as Lincoln beat Peekskill 36-28. … Peter Matt had three sacks for Mamaroneck, which beat Fox Lane 34-8.