Each week on abc27 Friday Night Football, the sports team picks the two best plays of the week from Friday night football action to go head to head in a voting competition.

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This is the full list of Plays of the Week and will be updated throughout the 2021-22 Central PA high school football season.

Week 1

In Week 1 action, Camp Hill’s quarterback Peyton Shore‘s 93-yard touchdown connection with Christian Doi proved to be the difference-maker against Fairfield in the Lions 20-14. But is that play better than the 72-yard bomb thrown from York Catholic QB Levan McFadden to Quinn Brennan in the Fighting Irish’s 24-7 victory over Lancaster Catholic.

Week 2

In Week 2 action, Carlisle’s Louis Shank to Eli Hargrove shaking off every tackle on his way to the end zone and Carlisle’s big 49-0 win over Hershey. But is that play better than this? In the Cumberland Valley/Central York game, Penn State commits Beau Pribula drops back in his own endzone and finds Parker Hines for a 99-yard touchdown. Central York went on to win 21-3.

Week 3

In Week 3 action, Mechanicsburg’s sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Lougee takes it 70 yards on the QB keeper into the end zone in the Wildcats 27-17 win over Red Land. But is that play better than this? In the Lebanon/J.P. McCaskey game, Tornado QB Kohen Gates hands it off to Basir Epps, who smokes the defense down the sideline en route to a 60-6 victory over Lebanon.

Week 4

In Week 4 action, Penn Manor 31 yards away as Eli Warfel scrambles around, Warwick’s defense breaks down, he heaves up a prayer and Clark Wagstaff pulls it down in the end zone; Penn Manor took down Warwick on the last-second Hail Mary 30-28. But is that play better than this? In the Cocoa Bean Bowl between Milton Hershey and Hershey, Spartans John Brown interception to seal the win 25-20 and the trophy.

Week 5

In Week 5 action, Elizabethtown ran the Philly Special to set up their game-winning touchdown over Cedar Crest. It’s not Trey Burton to Nick Foles, but instead it’s Patrick Gilhool to Braden Cummings, good for 55 yards. But is that better than this? Bishop McDevitt’s Cyncir Bowers takes the kickoff at the 38-yard line and weaves his way through the defense in the Crusaders 63-0 win over Mifflin County.

Week 6

In Week 6 action, Red Lion makes an incredible catch to set up a score against Northeastern in the Lions big win. But is that better than this? West Perry’s Hunter Thoman returns the kickoff all the way in for the touchdown against Northern.

Week 7

We have three options for Week 7. First Palmyra QB Jordan Wamsler looks downfield to Richie Kowalski who pirouettes into the end zone. Second option features Bishop McDevitt’s Cyncir Bowers hurdling guys on his way to a touchdown. But is that better than this? Kennard-Dale’s Jacob Copenhaver sheds on hold on his ankle and makes two Gettysburg defenders miss before dragging another two into end zone.

Week 8

Week 8 features three options for Play of the Week. From Steel-High’s win over Camp Hill, QB Alex Erby goes up top to Tyrone Moore who Moss’s three defenders on his way to the endzone. Option two comes from Big Spring’s 42-33 victory over Trinity and its Logan Schmidt breaks through the tackles and goes the distance. But are those better than this from CD East? A complete miscue on the snap sails over Terrence Jackson-Copney‘s head, but he sticks with the play. The QB tosses up a prayer to Tymere Thornton in the end zone as CD East rolls 40-7 over Chambersburg.

Week 9

Big time runs showing up in the Week 9 Play of the Week candidates. First from Northern’s big win over Susquehanna Twp., Talon Balluscio cuts through the line and takes it 80 yards for the score. But is that better than this? From Middletown’s blowout win over Trinity, Tajae Broadie takes the handoff at midfield and bursts out of a pile of Shamrock defenders to take it 50 yards in for the touchdown.

Week 10

Rain didn’t dampen the Play of the Week Candidates. First in the Camp Hill win over Trinity, Lions Ben Tyler hangs on to an acrobatic interception off his teammates Corbin Oche’s legs (this was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10). But is that better than this? From Cumberland Valley’s big win over Central Dauphin, QB Isaac Sines does it all himself on the 60-yard touchdown keeper.

Week 11 will be updated after Friday Night Football on November 5.


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