You’ve undoubtedly heard of Run-DMC. But have you ever heard mention of Catch-JDLC?
While not a musical act, J-DLC has been known to put on a show on the gridiron.
Jeremy De La Cruz, aka Catch-JDLC, is a star senior receiver for the Lebanon football team. And on Friday night, De La Cruz entrained the Cedar faithful in his final performance in red and blue.
De La Cruz was all over the field, as usual, at Dallastown High School, as the Cedars fell to the home team 37-20, in the opening round of the District Three Class AAAA postseason. De La Cruz caught ten passes from quarterback and close friend Mark Pyles, for 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
After the Cedars fell behind 23-6 late in the third period, De La Cruz began an LHS rally by hauling in a 17-yard strike from Pyles. It was that connection which had staked Lebanon the Cedars to an early 6-0 lead, when they connected on a three-yard scoring play.
De La Cruz’s show pushed the receiving total for his season over the 1,000-yard mark. De La Cruz, who is also a stalwart on the other side of the ball for Lebanon, helped the Cedars turn a 0-10 2012 season into a rare District Three postseason appearance.
– Jeff Falk