SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Alex Duffalo’s 27-yard field goal in overtime lifted Slippery Rock to its second win of the season in dramatic fashion, 17-14 over Grove City.
It was also a measure of revenge, as GC (2-3) had defeated the Rockets (2-3) 34-21 in the first meeting.
Tied 7-7 going into the fourth quarter, Zach Rodgers connected with Zack Martin on an 18-yard scoring strike to put the Eagles in front with 2:54 remaining.
Slippery Rock answered, as William Mokel found Ethan Pelsakov on a 5-yard touchdown pass, capping a 14-play, 60-yard drive with just 12 seconds left on the clock. Duffalo’s kick sent the game to overtime.
Curtis Hovis scored on a 40-yard touchdown run in the first half and finished with 133 yards on the ground for Grove City, while Shane Thompson scored on a 26-yard run in the opening half for The Rock and finished with 57 yards.
Mokel completed 24-of-44 passes for 279 yards.
EISENHOWER 61, IROQUOIS 8
RUSSELL, Pa – District 10’s top team in terms of margin of victory did nothing to diminish that stat on Friday, as Eisenhower clinched the Region 4 title with a thumping of Iroquois.
Quarterback Owen Trumbull turned in a brilliant performance, throwing for 252 yards and six touchdowns on just 13 pass attempts, all in the first half.
Caleb Robinault was on the receiving end of two of those, and Zane Alexander, Dillon Benson, Cael Black and Trevor Welker also hauled in scores.
Trumbull was also the leading ground gainer with 82 yards, and Black added 70 and a score. Robinault had 82 yards receiving and Black 80, as the Knights ran their record to 5-0.
Benji Bauer and Steven Reilly also had rushing touchdowns for EHS.
Ethan Klinzing scored late for the Braves (2-3).
OIL CITY 72, TITUSVILLE 0
TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Oil City was at it again, scoring 60 points in the first half en route to a 72-0 blanking of Titusville, upping their record to 5-0.
Cam Russell, District 10’s leading rusher, carried for 181 yards and three scores, while Sean Stack had 100 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns.
Holden Stahl continued his efficient play at quarterback, complete three passes, all of which went for touchdowns, and 113 yards. Two of those went to JT Stahlman, who had 110 of the yards, and Dakote Cole hauled in a 3-yard strike.
Stahl and Cole also had rushing touchdowns, and Cole tied the program record for interceptions in a career with 10. Cole also scored on a 43-yard punt return.
Russell scored on runs of 10, 28 and 80 yards.
Garrett Knapp threw for 81 yards for the Rockets (0-5).
HARBOR CREEK 49, NORTH EAST 6
HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Harbor Creek’s vaunted offense was at it again, rolling up all 41 points in the first half en route to a 49-6 win over North East.
Quarterback Casey Smith had four completions, three of which went for touchdowns to Marrick Bauer, Cody Smith and Logan Goodenow.
Cameron Williamson was once again the catalyst on the ground for the 5-0 Huskies, carrying for 175 yards and three scores.
Jackson Humes threw for 169 yards for the Grape Pickers, including a 60-yard touchdown pass to Seth Fuller, who had 100 yards receiving.
FORT LEBOEUF 42, MERCYHURST PREP 0
WATERFORD, Pa. – The 1-2 punch of Jack Rimpa and Tristin Harris were at it again for Fort LeBoeuf, as they ran their record to 5-0 with a blanking of Mercyhurst Prep.
Rimpa had a pair of rushing touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass from Alex Blose, and Harris scored on runs of 58 and 59 yards as the Bison beat the Lakers for the second time this season.
Fort LeBoeuf led 28-0 at halftime.
Gus Campbell had 90 yards on the ground for Mercyhurst Prep.
HICKORY 41, SHARON 28
SHARON, Pa. – Hickory quarterback Michael Henwood turned in another memorable performance.
Henwood amassed 240 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Hornets to their second win of the season over the Tigers. He also threw for 132 yards and a pair of scores to Ramarion Whitehead and Matthew Cannone.
Hickory led 28-7, but Sharon (1-4) twice cut the deficit to one score, 28-21 and 34-28.
Henwood put a stop to the drama, however, scoring on a 46-yard touchdown run to seal the win.
Tyvell Richardson had 100 yards on the ground for Sharon, while Brett Salsgiver had two rushing touchdowns for the Tigers.
Ja’on Phillips also scored on a punt return for Sharon.
REYNOLDS 41, MERCER 0
MERCER, Pa. – Cole Toy rushed for three touchdowns and Reynolds shutout Mercer for the second time this season.
Toy 1, 4 and 15 for the Raiders, who also got scores from Jaylen Wagner (87-yard kickoff return), Brayden McCloskey (1-yard run) and Hayden McLaughlin (10-yard run).
GENERAL MCLANE 49, CORRY 7
EDINBORO, Pa. – It was a group effort for General McLane on Friday, as six different players scored rushing touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Corry.
Beau Caro scored twice, while Matt Leehan, Shamus Ford, Jared Ivarone-Campbell, Grant Sherman and Kyle Birkmire also found the end zone for the Lancers (4-1).
GM led 28-0 at halftime.
Jaxon Scutchins didn’t score, but he did lead the Lancers on the ground with 85 yards.
Lande Weis scored on a 75-yard run for Corry (1-4) and finished with 147 yards.
CATHEDRAL PREP 41, ERIE 22
ERIE, Pa. – Cathedral Prep quarterback Tamar Sample beat Erie High with his legs on Friday.
Sample carried 17 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Ramblers (4-1) past the Royals for the second time this season.
It was Mike Mischler’s 200th career victory as head coach of the Ramblers.
Michael Parks was also over 100 yards on the ground for Prep, carrying for 127 yards and a score.
The duo helped Prep overcome a monster game from the electrifying Steve Smith of Erie (1-3), who rushed for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Leading 17-14 in the second quarter, Sample rattled off three consecutive touchdown runs in the second and third quarters to put the Ramblers up 38-14.
Cole Constable also had field goals of 28 and 37 yards for Prep.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 15, COCHRANTON 0
COCHRANTON, Pa. – Cambridge Springs’ defense was dominant against Cochranton, recording a safety and pitching a shutout in a 15-0 victory.
Trenten Wheeler got the Blue Devils (4-1) on the board on a 26-yard pass to Jake Dies in the first quarter, which proved to be all the offense they needed.
The safety also came in the first quarter, and the only other score of the game came in the fourth, with Wheeler hitting Asa Henderson for a 21-yard TD pass.
Wheeler finished with 115 yards through the air with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
WEST MIDDLESEX 26, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Ty Tate scored a pair of rushing touchdowns as West Middlesex shut out Kennedy Catholic for the second time this season.
The Big Reds improve to 3-2 with the win.
SHARPSVILLE 24, GREENVILLE 14
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Danny Henwood rushed for 183 yards and a pair of scores as Sharpsville knocked off Greenville for the second time this season.
Mason Dickens got the Trojans (0-5) on the board with a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but the Blue Devils rallied to take a 10-7 halftime lead on the strength of a Liam Campbell 32-yard field goal and a Chris Roth 5-yard touchdown run.
Henwood punched it in from short-distance in the third quarter to make it 17-7, but Greenville’s Jalen Ritzert found Cole Karpinski for a score to cut the margin to three.
Henwood put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter, scampering into the end zone from 12 yards out.
Rufus Byler had 130 yards receiving for Greenville and Karpinski 153 yards through the air.
SAEGERTOWN 18, MAPLEWOOD 2
SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Saegertown overcame an early safety to pick up its second win of the season, 18-2 over Maplewood.
Jaden Reagle’s touchdown run in the second quarter gave the Panthers (2-3) the lead, and Jake Resinger rushed for a touchdown and threw another to Henry Shaffer in the second half.
Reisinger finished with 109 yards on the ground and 74 receiving for Saegertown and Shaffer threw for 155 yards.
Kaleb Donor had 75 yards on the ground for Maplewood.
UNION CITY 44, SENECA 12
WATTSBURG, Pa. – Union City scored 38 points in the first half to pick up its second win of the season, 44-12 over Seneca.
The Bears had a pair of players go over 100 yards on the ground in Caleb Stull (128 yards), and Shane Uber (107) and nearly had a third in Kyler Shaffer (94). Shaffer scored three touchdowns, Stull two and Uber one.
Seneca’s Nolan Seaberry completed two passes in the second half – both touchdowns – to Jared Lorei and Ryan Miller, totalling 88 yards.