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Penn State Football Commits in Action: Record Breaking Nights Edition

This past weekend a pair of future Nittany Lions broke records in their home counties

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This past weekend it was a record breaking night for a pair of Penn State commits. Unsurprisingly, these record breaking nights came from a pair of top 100 commits in the Nittany Lions class. We will start with arguably the most important player in Penn State’s 2022 class - quarterback Drew Allar.

The Medina, Ohio, native was 32/43 for 391 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 35-0 victory for Medina. Allar has now thrown for 57 career touchdown passes which is a new Medina County record. Again, the Nittany Lions appear to finally have their elite QB in the fold in Allar.

The other record breaker over the weekend came from Nick Singleton, who 247Sports ranks as the top running back in the country. In a 42-14 victory over Wilson High School, the Reading native helped lead the way for Governor Mifflin High School by rushing for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. Following this performance, Singleton is now the all-time leading rusher in Berks County high school football history.

In the state of Florida defensive tackle Zane Durant and the Lake Nona Lions fell to 0-2 on the season following a 33-23 loss against Oviedo High School. In the loss Durant 6 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a pair of quarterback hurries.

Staying in Florida, running back Kaytron Allen continued to cement himself as one of the best running backs in the country by rushing for 194 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 58-7 blowout victory over La Salle High School from Cincinnati.

In the Commonwealth of Virginia wide receiver Tyler Johnson helped lead Magna Vista High School to a victory by scoring in multiple ways. Johnson had a 100-yard pick-six, a 89-yard kick off return for a touchdown and a 38-yard rushing touchdown. All told, Johnson had 406 all-purpose yards in the 48-12 victory for the Warriors.

Fellow wide receiver commit Anthony Ivey also had a big night. In a 41-38 Manheim Township loss against Dallastown, Ivey had 9 receptions for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Streaks.

Staying with wide receivers Kaden Saunders and Westerville South (OH) ell 34-31 against Hilliard Darby. In the loss Saunders threw a touchdown while playing wildcat quarterback, he also ran for touchdown while making big plays as a wide receiver.

Quarterback Beau Pribula helped lead Central York to a 2-0 record and a 21-3 victory over Cumberland Valley. While Pribula did throw a pair of interceptions while going just 8-for-14, he did throw a pair of touchdowns. This included a 99-yard touchdown pass. Yes, 99-yards. Pribula also rushed for 103 yards.

Downington West and Drew Shelton bounced back from a season opening loss to defeat Harverford School 13-7. Shelton had 3 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the victory.

On the JUCO circuit, safety Tyrece Mills and the Lackawanna Falcons were defeated by Iowa Central Community College 28-21 in a top 15 matchup. In the loss Mills recorded an interception. When it comes to getting their hands on the football it was a good weekend for both current and former Lackawanna safeties.