State College High School quarterback John Weakland is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
Weakland had an outstanding afternoon in the Little Lions’ 49-29 loss against Pine-Richland in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals at Mansion Park.
The senior completed 22 of 47 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the contest against the state’s second-ranked team (14-0). Weakland also rushed 16 times for 91 yards and led the Little Lions to 35 first downs and 531 yards of total offense.
For the season, Weakland threw for 1,744 yards and 15 touchdowns, despite having injuries to his throwing arm that will require surgery. He also rushed for 320 yards and four touchdowns.
State College finished 6-7 and won the District 6-9 title.