Northern’s first loss of the season has kind of hovered over the schedule.
The Polar Bears had a good 2-0 start before Spring Grove came to Dillsburg earlier this month, and Northern didn’t have a chance to erase that tough 39-7 loss to the Rockets with a match last week.
So would polar bears show a bit of rust against upstart East Pennsboro in week 5? Not exactly.
Paced by left-hander QB Timmy Bonin, Northern rallied for an unanswered 28 and stopped the Panthers 28-2 for his third win.
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Bonin, who won the Mid-Penn Player of the Week award from voters at PennLive, represented a pair of touchdowns, including a deep connection with Aydan Dirugilliers. QB added a short TD in the second half.
PennLive’s MPC Player of the Week poll is sponsored by Renewal by Anderson of Central Pa. Bonin outlasted Bishop McDevitt defenseman Ryan Russo for this week’s top spot.
THE FINAL ACCOUNT
Tim Bonin, North – 6,262
Ryan Russo, Bishop McDevitt – 4,708
Aidan Metzger, Sources of Boiling – 1,621
Landon Kuntzelman, Trinidad – 1,253
Sam Sklar, Terre Rouge – 336
Richie Kowalski, East Pennsboro – 334
Jérémie Hargrove, Carlisle – 228
Trent Herrera, West Perry – 203
Selby Juice, Central Dolphin – 138
Amari Kerr, Shippensburg – 134
Ethan Eisenberg, Great Spring – 119
Marcel McDaniels, CD East – 39
Kyle Williams, Harrisburg – 33
Isaac Sines, Cumberland Valley – 33
Tavon Cooper, Greencastle-Antrim – 29
Trenten Smith, Cedar Cliff – 28
Christian Doi, Camp Hill – 24
GG Ortiz, Juniata – 11
Jordan Cruz, Juniata – 11
Isaac Miller, Halifax – 10
Total Votes: 15,554
Week 4: Tucker Chamberlin, QB, Shippensburg
Week 3: Colin Lunde, QB, Boiling Springs
Week 2: Dion Bryant, RB, Milton Hershey
Week 1: Louis Shank, QB, Carlisle