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Battle of Unbeatens Between Lakeview/Cambridge Springs Leads a Big Slate in D10 Week 7

Cambridge Springs' Brett Kania.

Lakeview travels to Cambridge Springs in a battle of 6-0 teams in Region 1, highlighting another packed slate of District 10 football in Week 7.

The battle for Region 3 also continues, as 5-1 Sharpsville takes on 6-0 Farrell and a battle of 4-2 teams duke it out when Grove City travels to Hickory.

In addition to Lakeview, Cambridge Springs and Farrell, Mercyhurst Prep also remains unbeaten, with the Lakers traveling to Warren.

Here’s a a look at the games




The top two teams in Region 1 and Class 1A take the field in a game we could very well see again, potentially for the D10 title. Cambridge Springs has outscored its opponents by a staggering 309-43 margin. Brett Kania leads a loaded backfield with 707 yards and 13 touchdowns, while Josh Gorton (344), Preston Gorton (343) and Jordan Washington (336) have combined for 14 touchdowns. Morgan Applebee is completing 69% of his passes for 472 yards and five touchdowns, four of which have gone to Preston Gorton. Josh Gorton leads the team with 61 tackles, while Tristen Mazzadra has 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Lakeview failed to score 40 points for the first time last week, but still improved to 6-0 with a 20-12 win over Cochranton, a game in which they were short handed with several players nursing bumps and bruises. In four games, Mitchell Tingley has rushed for 578 yards and nine touchdowns, while Aiden Osborne has five rushing touchdowns. Leyton Zacherl has thrown for 644 yards with a 9-1 touchdown to interception ratio. Blake Skiles had 305 yards receiving and five touchdowns and Danick Hinkson 239 yards and five touchdowns. Hinkson and Clarence Barber have three interceptions each on defense, while Gavin Krupa leads the team with 52 tackles.


Reynolds bounced back from a 3-game losing streak with a 60-20 win over Kennedy Catholic last week. Gabe Minjarez has rushed for 385 yards and four touchdowns and Gavin Alabran has 308 yards passing and 270 yards rushing.


Cochranton played unbeaten Lakeview tough last week. Noah Cummings had three 100-yard rushing games to his credit this season for the Cardinals, while Blake Foulk has become a standout on both sides of the ball. The Cardinals have given up more than 20 points just once this season.


GROVE CITY (4-2) at HICKORY (4-2)

This game will go a long way towards Class 3A playoff seeding. Grove City is rolling after a 1-2 start with three straight wins over Sharon, Slippery Rock and Greenville. Hunter Hohman is putting together another special season for the Eagles with 1,146 passing yards and 12 touchdowns and 430 yards rushing and six touchdowns. Gavin lutz (366 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Nathan Greer (403 yards, 4 touchdowns) give the Eagles a lethal passing attack.

Hickory has a potent offense of its own, and is coming off a 48-14 win over Slippery Rock. The Hornets have scored 41 points or more in all four of their wins. Zander Telesz has thrown for 888 yards and 11 touchdowns, with a plethora of playmakers at his disposal, including Tylon Cousin (298 yards receiving, 4 touchdowns), Luke Nevil (162 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Will Acrie (169 yards, 3 touchdowns). Kelvin Morrison (347 yards, 4 touchdowns) and Sean Kennedy (2221 yards, 3 touchdowns) lead the ground game.


Sharpsville’s offense was shut down for the first time this season in a 26-7 loss to Sharon last week. The Farrell defense, led by Marion Norris and his 17 tackles, hasn’t given up more than 17 points in a game this season. Kabron Smith threw for 375 yards in last week’s win over Wilmington and on the season has 1,122 yards passing and 13 touchdowns. Danny Odem, Simeir Wade and Brandon Chambers have combined for all 13 of those touchdown receptions. Juelz Johnson (477 yards, 5 touchdowns) leads the rushing attack.

Caullin Summers was held in check last week by Sharon, but is still putting together a truly special season. Summers has thrown for 1,576 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 546 yards and seven scores. Jaiden White (248 yards rushing, 279 receiving) has 10 total touchdowns, while Dalton Byerly has 665 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.


What more can be said about the Sharon defense? The Tigers, led by Bryson Roberson (82 tackles, 8 for loss) have allowed just 24 points all season, and 17 of those came in their only loss to Grove City. Offensively, the Tigers wear teams down with their rushing attack, led by Mister Ham (530 yards, 5 touchdowns), Cortez Nixton (401 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Ike Friday (136 yards, 3 touchdowns). Ham has also thrown for 609 yards and seven touchdowns, , three of which have gone to C.C. Harrison (232 yards).


Slippery Rock is looking to snap a three-game skid. Eli Anderson has thrown for 718 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 249 yards and two touchdowns.


CORRY (1-4) at NORTH EAST (5-1)

North East’s defense has dominated during its five-game winning streak, allowing just 21 total points over that span. Jacob Babo leads the team with 62 tackles, while Logan Latimore has seven sacks. Jackson Humes has thrown for 1,194 yards and 17 touchdowns, including four last week to Jamari Curlett, who has 11 on the season to go along with 597 yards receiving. Curlett has also rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

Corry is looking to bounce back from a 31-13 loss to Fairview. Nolan Carey leads the passing attack for the Beavers, while Mason Savitz paces the ground game.

FAIRVIEW (3-3) at GIRARD (2-3)

Fairview is looking to make it three in a row after back-to-back wins over Warren and Corry. The Tigers have allowed 15 points or less. Jacob Harkness leads the team with 56 tackles. Offensively, Vinny Campoli has thrown for 392 yards and seven touchdowns, while also rushing for 381 yards and nine touchdowns. Tyler Benford has 301 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Harkness has 234 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Girard, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a 43-14 loss to Girard. Carson Stevens leads a strong Jackets passing attack, while Jeremiah Colon anchors the ground game.


Fort LeBoeuf has used a strong defense and rushing attack to get to 5-1, including a 43-14 win over Girard last week. The Bison have allowed 14 or fewer points in four of their six games this season. Offensively, Aiden Lesik, Damain Blose and Connor McChesney have combined for over 1,000 yards on the ground.


Harbor Creek is coming off its biggest win of the season, 20-14 over General McLane. The Huskies have allowed just 21 combined points in their three wins. Offensively, they are led by the 1-2 rushing punch of Tyshawn Jones and Hunter Brown. Jones has 679 yards and nine touchdowns and Brown 508 yards and five scores.



Greenville looks for its first win of the season when they travel to Erie to take on Iroquois. Malachi Hyde has rushed for 330 yards, while Nick Solderich has three rushing touchdowns and 471 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Iroquois’ defense has kept it in most games, allowing 18 or fewer points four times.


Wilmington is much better than its record would indicate, with losses to Sharpsville, Hickory, Sharon and Farrell, teams with a combined record of 20-4. Ben Miller has been a workhorse on the ground for the Greyhounds this season, rushing for 755 yards and seven touchdowns, while Buddah Book has five rushing touchdowns.

GM has alternated wins and losses this season and is looking to bounce back from a 20-14 setback to Harbor Creek last week. Isaac Zietz and Matt Caro have combined to throw for 993 yards and 11 touchdowns, with Jacob Zietz accounting for 645 yards and eight touchdowns. Magnus Lloyd has rushed for 537 yards and eight touchdowns.


Both of these come in with quite a bit of momentum following big wins – McDowell 23-13 over Cathedral Prep and Meadville 32-8 over Oil City. The combination of Blayze Myers and quarterback and Stephon Porter (who returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against Prep last week) have done wonders for McDowell, behind an offensive line led by Aidan Probst and Penn State commit Cooper Cousins. The Trojans come in averaging just over 35 points per game.

Meadville has given up just 45 points in its five wins, including shutting down Ethen Knox and Oil City last week. Tahlir McClure leads the Bulldogs with 48 tackles, while Justice Esser has four sacks and Amari Grenaway three interceptions. Offensively, the Bulldogs have rushed for 2,215 yards, led by Bradyn Miller’s 693 yards and 10 touchdowns, Jordan Lawrence’s 492 yards and four touchdowns and Brighton Anderson’s 472 yards and six touchdowns.


The Rockets look to make it three straight wins when they make the short trip to Guys Mills to take on Maplewood. Not only that, but Titusville’s three losses have come against teams (Fort LeBoeuf, Sharpsville, Meadville) with a combined record of 15-3. Jaxon Covell has over 1,000 combined rushing and receiving yards (696 rushing, 447 receiving) and 12 combined touchdowns, while Ian McDonald has thrown for 782 yards and seven touchdowns.

Maplewood, meanwhile, has found something in the form of freshman quarterback Kyle Jordan, who has five passing touchdowns the last two weeks. AJ Proper leads a balanced rushing attack with 208 yards.


The Lakers aren’t just 6-0, they have rolled, outscoring their opponents 341-33. Sophomore Paul Johnson has emerged as one of District 10’s top quarterbacks with 925 yards passing and a 15-0 touchdown to interception ratio, as well as 427 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Ja’son Ellman has 360 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while JJ Ganska leads the ground game with 820 yards and nine touchdowns.

Warren is still in search of its first win of the season. Eric Dippold has thrown for 631 yards and four touchdowns, while Sam Harvey has 211 yards on the ground and Johnny Corbett 338 yards receiving.


The Oilers are looking to bounce back from last week’s 32-8 loss to Meadville in which their offense was largely held in check. Ethen Knox is putting together another special season, having rushed for 1,190 yards and 19 touchdowns in just five games behind an offensive line led by Henry Milford. Cole Findlay has thrown for 331 yards and four touchdowns, while Gavin Stephens has 234 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Hollidaysburg is coming off a 30-22 loss to WPIAL Class 2A power Westinghouse. Drew Wyland has rushed for 515 yards and five touchdowns on the season.

SENECA (1-5) at FRANKLIN (1-5)

Franklin snapped its 20-game losing streak last week against Warren and now looks to make it two in a row against Seneca. Cole Buckley stepped in at quarterback in the win last week in place of an injured Jason Carey, throwing for 115 yards and a touchdown. Buckley has 320 yards receiving and 201 yards rushing on the season.

Seneca also picked up its first win of the season last week, 18-6 over Iroquois. The Bobcats have a dual-threat of their own in Nolan Seabury, who has thrown for 441 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 384 yards and seven touchdowns.


The Ramblers will be plenty motivated following a 23-13 loss to McDowell last week. Dajoure Hollingsworth has already eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing (1,040) in just five games with 10 touchdowns, while Luke Costello has thrown for 435 yards and seven touchdowns.

Benedictine (Ohio) is coming of a 42-18 to Canisius (NY).


Northwestern looks to keep the momentum after picking up its first win of the season, 19-13 over Northwestern. Lloyd Fountain has done a little bit of everything for the Wildcats this season, passing for 783 yards and rushing for 150 more.

Conneaut, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a loss to Titusville. Quarterback Ben Easler and running back Logan Groove help lead the CASH offense. Luke Young leads the passing attack and Reese Wilkinson the ground game for the Panthers.


The Knights are looking to get back on track following a loss to unbeaten Mercyhurst Prep last week. Dual-threat quarterback Shawn Pascuzzi, who has accounted for 933 yards combined passing and rushing with 10 touchdowns, was injured in the game last week. Logan Penley has rushed for 329 yards for the Knights, while Tucker Lindell has five touchdowns on the ground. Kris Bunk has 247 yards receiving and six touchdowns.

Saegertown is also looking to bounce back from a loss to an unbeaten opponent last week – Cambridge Springs.

LAKE CATHOLIC (6-1) at ERIE (3-3)

Erie’s defense will face a stiff test against Lake Catholic this week. In their there wins, the Royals have allowed just 21 points. Conversely, they have allowed 103 in their three losses. Tajhae Thomas and Nyciere Smith lead the Royals’ ground game.

Frankie Trinetti has thrown for 2,077 yards and 22 touchdowns for Lake Catholic, while Cross Nimmo had 10 receiving touchdowns and Ace Peterlin 621 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Josh Styles has 736 yards on the ground and six touchdowns. Lake is coming off a 21-13 win over Padua Franciscan.


Mercer has alternated losses and wins this season and looks to make it two in a row following a 24-12 win over Maplewood last week. Daemyin Mattocks leads a potent rushing attack with 636 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Carter Addison has 398 yards and five touchdowns.

Kennedy Catholic, meanwhile, is led by Rayvion Wilbon-Venable, who has thrown for 460 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 309 yards and two touchdowns. Brock Ondo and Damian Harrison have combined for seven receiving touchdowns.

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