Record: 11-2 (9-0 Central League)
PIAA Outcome: Lost to Council Rock in District One Class AAAA semifinals.
Longest winning streak: 11 (From Week 2-Week 13)
Top performers: Ryan Corkery (QB), Justin Pyle (RB), Jordyn Bennett (RB), Rockne O’Leary (WR) John Guest (OL), Matt DonahueAndrew Thomas (DL), Kyle Keyser (AP), Ryan Van Horn (LB).
One to Watch: On a senior-laden team, running back Jordyn Bennett was the perfect complement to Pyle’s aggressive, no-nonsense style. Bennett will have to bulk up a little, but he should eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in place of Pyle. He has the potential to be the next great RB under coach Mike Ricci.
Garnet Valley reeled off 11 straight wins after dropping a nonleague decision to Unionville in Week 1. The Jaguars went on to capture the Central League title. They earned two victories in the District One Class AAAA playoffs.
Ryan Corkery developed into a dual threat at QB. Quick on his feet and accurate with his arm, Corkery was the best at his position in Delaware County. A torn ACL, however, could cost him the start of his senior campaign.
Garnet Valley won the way it did because of its dominant offensive line. Justin Pyle was its top skill player and earned Delco Times Player of the Year honors.
The Jags always retool with a new batch of varsity-ready senior talent, and next year should be no different. O-lineman Matt Donahue and Bennett are among the non-seniors who saw valuable playing time in 2011.
GV should be the favorite to repeat as Central League champs.