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Male Athletes of the Week – Aiden Schomp & Tupac Vasquez-Disla (Week of November 6th)

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Aiden Schomp



For the Cedar Crest Falcon Football team, an 8-2 season was the result of hard work and several standout performances.  In recent weeks, we’ve acknowledged some the contributions of Fernando Marquez and Owen Chernich, but the efforts of the group as a whole were necessary for Cedar Crest to qualify for Districts for the first time since 2019.

Last Saturday, they were matched up against perennial powerhouse Harrisburg and while the Falcons were handed a loss, another individual emerged with a standout performance of his own.  When Crest employed a strategy of ball control early in the game, quarterback Jackson Custer went to #87 time after time.  By the end of the game, tight end Aiden Schomp had 10 receptions for 114 yards.  This included a 30-yard touchdown reception that put the Falcons up 14-7 in the 2nd quarter.  For his efforts in pacing the Cedar Crest offense, Schomp was chosen as a LebCo Male Athlete of the Week.

When asked about the game Schomp gave credit to his coaches, the offensive line, and Custer for executing the game plan that heavily involved his abilities.



In regards to the season as a whole and what it meant to the team, Schomp told, “Going 8-2 in the regular season was an amazing accomplishment.  We were proud of ourselves and the team once season had concluded.”

The success of the season was not without its challenges, most notably following the passing of Michael Rivera.  Schomp and Rivera were not only teammates, but best friends.  Each game this season, Schomp carried Big Mike’s legacy with him onto the field.  That effort resulted in Schomp being named to the All-County Team on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. He also served at the punter for Cedar Crest.



He will now hope to carry that success onto the hardwood with his senior season of Basketball beginning today.  Standing at 6’6”, Schomp is not only big, but plays a large role on the Falcon team that won the Section 1 title last year.  He is hoping that he and his teammates can build upon that and bring home a District Championship this season.

Looking ahead to when he graduates from high school, Schomp plans to continue his athletic career in college.  However, he does not want to be known for just being an athlete, as academics are important to him as well.  In college, he plans to major in Business, while minoring in Finance.

The only thing downside with going off to college is that he will be away from his mom’s homemade chicken parmesan.  The good news is that there is still time for him to continue fueling up on his favorite dish, as he helps Cedar Crest reach new heights in another sport.


Photos provided courtesy of Susan Dengler



Tupac Vasquez-Disla

The 2023 season marked the return of the ELCO Football Team to the District 3 Playoffs for the first time since the wild 2020 season. The Raiders earned their spot by finishing with a 7-3 regular season record while playing in a very tough Section 4 within the Lancaster Lebanon (& Berks) League. Much of the success enjoyed by ELCO began in the trenches, as was evident with the blocking done for Jake Williams and the other running backs throughout the year. The group of linemen who became known affectionately as the “Plowboys” also worked together to find success on the defensive side of the ball.

The ELCO line was key in the win over Big Spring in the District opener and then played hard against Twin Valley during their season-ending loss last Friday night. Though outmatched in terms of sheer size, ELCO made adjustments to slow Twin Valley in the 2nd half of their matchup.

Leading that effort was junior Tupac Vasquez-Disla, who finished the game with 7 tackles, 3 of which were solo. On one singular drive, he was called upon to play guard, tackle, and defensive end. He went on to register a tackle from each of the three positions. For his efforts, he was selected as a LebCo Male Athlete of the Week.



Of Vasquez-Disla’s performance, Head Coach Bob Miller said, “Tupac was all over the field last Friday night, especially on defense.”

On offense, Vasquez-Disla plays center for the Raiders. Against Twin Valley, he found success blocking as ELCO put together some impressive drives, despite being limited in their ability in finding the end zone.



Vasquez-Disla’s impact goes far beyond any individual game. Miller spoke about the contribution the young man named after the nineties rap star has made to the team, saying, “All season Tupac has been our emotional leader up front. Whether it is in practices or on game day, he has a way of bringing the best out in his fellow plowboys.”

Going into his senior year, he will again have a chance to lead a group that will return a majority of its starters. While it would be easy to argue that ELCO will not find the same level of success once Jake Williams graduates, Vasquez-Disla will be looking to prove wrong anyone who is having those thoughts.




Read about this week’s Female Athletes of the Week – Addie Sholly


For a full list of this week’s nominees, check out: Athlete of the Week Voting: Week of November 6th.


Previous Winners Update

Jake Williams (Week of 9/4): Rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown in the playoff loss to Twin Valley.  Moved into #2 all-time in Lancaster Lebanon League history for most yards in a single season.

Elliott Kreider (Week of 10/2):

Kody Boyer (Week of 9/11): Season ended.

Fernando Marquez (Week of 9/11): Rushed for a touchdown against Harrisburg.

Riley Messinger (Week of 9/18): Season ended.

Luke Shaffer (Week of 9/25): Season ended.

Reagan Flynn (Week of 10/2): Season ended.

Camden Marquette (Week of 10/9): Season ended.

Myles Watson (Week of 10/16): Season ended.

Cael Harter (Week of 10/23): Season ended.

Owen Chernich (Week of 10/23):

Ramon Urena Batista (Week of 10/30):



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