Southern Lehigh had four record-setting performances last week

Two years ago, Southern Lehigh coach John Toman changed Collin Kendrick from the secondary to linebacker.

At the start of this season, Kendrick changed his uniform number to No. 52.

Thanks to his consistent performance defensively, the Spartans will have to make a change to their record book.

Kendrick had 10 tackles in last Friday's win over Notre Dame-Green Pond to give him 277 for his career, surpassing Ray Durkin's previous school record of 271.

Durkin was part of Southern Lehigh's initial resurgence, when Toman's club began a streak of postseason appearances, which is at five in a row and counting.

The Spartans are 5-1 entering Saturday's game at Wilson (0-6). They are in second place in the District 11 Class 3A ratings. The top four qualify.

Kendrick, who changed jerseys after volunteering to play center on offense, was not the only record-setting Spartan last Friday.

• Junior quarterback Travis Edmond broke his brother Ty's single-game passing yardage record by throwing for 296 yards against the Crusaders. Ty's mark was 281 yards in a 2011 win over Palmerton.

• Senior wide receiver Jake Del Priore secured one school record — career receiving yardage at 1,746 — and is closing in on two others. He needs five catches and four touchdown catches to break Jeff Smillie's other records. Del Priore has 112 receptions, 15 for scores.

Del Priore's receiving yardage total also is a Colonial League record. In addition to all that, he had 15 tackles in the win over Notre Dame-GP.

• Senior Collin Johnston made all four extra points Friday to give him a school-record 50 for his career. Todd Trexler, a 1985 grad, held the previous mark.

There was another record-setting performance in the Colonial League's first weekend of divisional play and several other players are closing in.

Pen Argyl senior Nick Oyer caught five passes in Saturday's win over visiting Northern Lehigh for a school-record 251 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Zach Miller had the previous Green Knights record (180). Wilson's Zach Bogoly (252 yards) has the league record.

Oyer had 189 yards receiving combined in the first five games.

Catasauqua's senior trio of Zack Bradley, Ra'Von Burton and Paryss Marshall are closer to school records.

• Bradley has 177 completions for 3,281 yards and 46 touchdowns. The school records are 207 completions (by Jordy Miller), 3,773 yards and 54 TD passes (by Barry Kennedy).

Bradley set the school single-season passing yardage record in 2012, with 2,133.

• Burton has 3,176 rushing yards, good enough for second in school annals. He has passed seven Rough Riders this season. Jonathan Linton, who later played for the Buffalo Bills, has the record with 4,149 yards.

• Marshall has 72 career catches for 1,437 yards and a school-record 23 touchdowns. He needs 15 catches and 162 yards to own those two marks.

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