Pittsburgh area players to watch
CODY COOK – Beaver Falls
Junior, RB, 5-9, 180
The Buzz: Taking attention away from teammate and Division I recruit Todd Thomas. Cook ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Beaver Falls’ 27-12 victory against Aliquippa last week. He had an 85-yard score in that game and has four touchdown runs of more than 50 yards this season.
DAVE KUBERA – Upper St. Clair
Senior, OL, 6-4, 275
The Buzz: Paving the road for Upper St. Clair’s return to the top of Class AAAA. Kubera and the Upper St. Clair line are making it easy on first-year quarterback Alex Park, who’s thrown for 200-plus yards in each of the past two games.
Grant Huckestein – North Allegheny
Junior, RB, 5-11, 205
The Buzz: A reason for North Allegheny to be optimistic. despite a rough start. Huckestein ran for a 50-yard touchdown and caught a 63-yard score in North Allegheny’s loss to Upper St. Clair last week.
Jordan Maddox – Keystone Oaks
Sophomore, RB, 5-7, 181
The Buzz: Already establishing himself as one of the next top talents in Class AA. Maddox has run 13 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns in Keystone Oaks’ past two games.
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