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ALUMNI REPORT: King’s football got spark from Old Forge grads

Senior linebacker Brendan Mozeleski and junior wide receiver Tyler Carey earned second-team, all-Middle Atlantic Conference honors, leading a group of five former Old Forge players who helped King’s College go 8-3 in football this fall.

The Monarchs won seven straight to get to 8-1 before losing their last two games.

Mozeleski, Carey, senior wide receiver Tommy Souriyavong, senior defensive lineman Matthew Evans and sophomore wide receiver Michael DiGregorio each played in all five game.

Mozeleski was second on the team with 33 tackles and 34 assists. He had three sacks, six tackles for losses, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Carey and DiGregorio were the team’s top two receivers with Carey leading in yardage and touchdowns while DiGregorio leading in catches.

Against Wilkes in the regular-season finale, Carey set two Wilkes team kickoff return records while climbing among the national leaders. He is sixth in the country in kickoff return average at 29.3 with some teams still finishing up their seasons.

Carey set records for kickoff return yards in a game with 311 on 7 returns (44.4 average) against Wilkes to earn MAC Special Teams Player of the Week. He also set a record for longest kickoff return touchdown at 93 yards.

While Carey was catching 39 passes for 789 yards and 8 touchdowns, DiGregorio caught 40 for 497 yards.

DiGregorio also averaged 21.7 yards on 15 kickoff returns and was the team’s primary punt returner, averaging 6.3 on 17 returns.

Souriyavong caught 5 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Evans had four tackles, nine assists and a fumble recovery.

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