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Hickory Scores Big Region 3 Win Over Grove City; Wilmington Outlasts GM; Myers Powers McDowell; Franklin Wins Again

Franklin's Cole Buckley. File photo by Andy Close.

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A 14-point fourth quarter broke a 15-15 tie and lifted Hickory to a 29-15 Region 3 win over Grove City.

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Nathan Greer returned the third-quarter kickoff 94 yards and Hunter Hohman ran in the conversion to give the Eagles a 15-7 lead, but the Hornets scored 22 straight to close out the win.

Keenan Scullin hauled in Zander Telesz’s 9-yard pass, and then Telesz found Timmy Krivosh for the conversion to tie it midway through the third.

Telesz opened the fourth quarter with a 39-yard touchdown run, and Sean Kennedy gave the Hornets a 2-score lead with a 41-yard run (Telesz ran in the conversion) with just over five minutes remaining.


Hohman opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 42-yard fumble return.

Will Acrie answered with a 7-yard TD run to tie it at 7-7.

Hohman was 15-26 passing for 101 yards and ran 20 times for 103 yards.

Telesz was 7-11 passing for 42 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He ran 10 times for 72 yards and a score.

Kennedy finished with 60 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, while Acrie had 16 yards and a TD.


WILMINGTON 49, GENERAL MCLANE 42, double overtime

EDINBORO, Pa. – Buddah Books’ touchdown pass to Jamie Miller in the second overtime proved to be the difference in Wilmington’s 49-42 double overtime win over General McLane.

The Lancers attempt to tie the game came up just inches short on 4th down on their ensuing possession.

Book scored on a 51-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help send the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, Magnus Lloyd had a touchdown run for GM and Ben Miller for Wilmington, with both teams converting the two-point conversions.

Miller had three touchdown runs for Wilmington and finished with 202 yards on the ground, while Book had three touchdown runs and finished with 100 yards on the ground.

The game was tied at 21-all at halftime, as Justin Burgos (9), Lloyd (7) and Isaaz Zeitz (84) all scored on touchdown runs in the first half, with Miller breaking free for a 79-yarder for Wilmington.

Taige Berger returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown for the Lancers, while Book responded later in the quarter with his 1-yard run.

Zeitz gave GM the lead on his 7-yard scoring scamper, but Book again had the answer.

Zeitz finished with 123 yards passing and 101 yards rushing for the Lancers.



ERIE, Pa. – Blayze Myers was 9-of-11 passing for 291 yards and four touchdowns as McDowell pulled away from Meadville, 52-13.

Meadville actually struck first on a Bradyn Miller 12-yard touchdown run, but McDowell outscored them 52-6 the rest of the way.

Myers scored on a 1-yard run to get McDowell on the board and threw his first touchdown pass, a 70-yarder to Stephon Porter, to give the Trojans a 14-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Myers threw touchdown passes of 33 yards to Leo Whitaker and seven yards to Gavin Magorien, while Dominick Beraducci also scored on a 9-yard touchdown run.

Myers capped his game with a 41-yard touchdown pass to James Zigler Jr. in the third quarter.

Bobby Blue added a 1-yard touchdown run and Alex Sontheimer a 36-yard field goal for McDowell in the second half.

Beraducci led the Trojans on the ground with nine carries for 94 yards, while Jackson Johns had 108 receiving yards.

Miller had 96 yards on 17 carries for Meadville.



FRANKLIN, Pa. – Bryson Watson rushed for 202 yards and Cole Buckley accounted for five total touchdowns as Franklin made it back-to-back wins with a 42-20 triumph over Seneca.

The Knights outscored the Bobcats 21-0 in the third quarter to pull away, as Buckley scored on runs of 35 and 20 yards, while Watson broke free for a 64-yard score.

Buckley threw a pair of first half touchdown passes to Trystin Boocks covering 79 and 40 yards.

Seneca’s Nolan Seabury threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes to Dominic Buscemi (16 yards) and Danny Carter (11 yards) and also scored on a 15-yard touchdown run in the second half.

Seabury finished with 240 yards passing and 104 yards rushing.


COCHRANTON, Pa. – Noah Cummings scored on a 3-yard touchdown run in the first half and an 80-yarder in the fourth quarter to help Cochranton to a 28-14 win over Reynolds.

The two teams traded touchdowns early, beginning with Isaiah Long’s 4-yard run getting Cochranton on the board.

Reynolds followed with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Alabran to Xavier Zachrich, which was followed by Cummings’ 3-yard score.

Zachrich countered with a 15-yard touchdown run, but Walker Carroll made sure the Carinals had the momentum going into halftime with a 1-yard scoring plunge.


NORTH EAST, Pa. – In a game that featured four touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half, North East its sixth consecutive game, 49-30 over Corry.

Jackson Humes threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers for North East, while Jamari Curlett had two touchdowns runs and a touchdown reception.

Curlett’s 35-yard run with 1:42 to go in the first half made it 28-6, which is what started the late flurry. Corry’s Nolan Carey followed with a 15-yard touchdown run, which was followed by a Humes 28-yard touchdown pass to Landon Babo with just 11 seconds to go in the first half.

Corry’s Austin Barr capped the wild sequence by returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.

Carey also threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Rylan Smith and scored on a 15-yard run in the first half.

Humes’ other touchdown passes went to Landon Kelly (13 yards), Carter Crozier (23 yards) and Curlett (31 yards).

Carey accounted for his third touchdown, a 1-yard run in the third quarter to get Corry within 35-24, but North East answered with the Humes to Curlett touchdown and a 4-yard run from Humes.

Corry’s Nick Lesher capped the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Humes finished 16-of 19 through the air for 270 yards, while Curlett had 137 yards rushing and 95 receiving.

Carey finished with 211 yards rushing for Corry.


FARRELL, Pa. – Kabron Smith threw for 255 yards and five touchdowns as Farrell picked up its most lopsided win of the season, 62-6 over Sharpsville.

The Steelers led 40-0 at halftime en route to the win.

Smith threw four touchdown passes in the first half – two each to Brandon Chambers (29, 7) and Simeir Wade (68, 31) and also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. Juelz Johnson also had a 5-yard touchdown run for Farrell in the first half.

Smith threw his final touchdown pass of the game on a 23-yard strike to Danny Odem in the third quarter.

Also for Farrell Nicanora Andrada had a fumble return for touchdown and Aaron Pegues threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Dey;mar Cain.

Sharpsville’s Caullin Summers threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Haidyn McFeaters.

Johnson finished with 117 yards on the ground for the Steelers, while Wade had seven receptions for 170 yards.

The Farrell defense limited Summers to 72 yards passing and 32 yards rushing.


GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Jaxon Covell and Ian McDonald accounted for four touchdowns each as Titusville rolled to its third-straight win, 55-13 over Maplewood.

Covell scored on runs of 4 and 29 yards in the first quarter, hauled in a 14-yard pass from McDonald in the second quarter and added a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

McDonald, meanwhile, also threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Landon Wolfkiel and a 3-yard pass to JJ Miller and also returned an interception for touchdown on defense.

Mason Titus also scored on a 59-yard touchdown run in the first half for Titusville.

Kyle Jordan and Dominick Kinney hooked up for touchdown connections of 53 and 29 yards for Maplewood in the second half.


WARREN, Pa. – WARREN, Pa. – It didn’t matter if Mercyhurst Prep was playing offense, defense, or special teams, the Lakers found ways to get in the end zone in an 82-0 win at Warren.

Ja’son Ellman scored in all three phases, a TD reception, a pick-6, and a punt return, and JJ Ganska had three rushing touchdowns to lead the Lakers.

Paul Johnson threw a TD pass to Ellman and had a rushing touchdown.

Ellman finished with three catches for 53 yards and a score. Ganska ran six times for 103 yards and three scores. Johnson was a perfect 6-6 passing for 79 yards with a TD and ran three times for 78 yards and a score.

Tra’varis Ramsey had two carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Clay Wojtecki had a 45-yard touchdown run, Vinnie Feliciano had a 15-yard TD run, and Tayshaun Tate had a 15-yard pick-6.

Tommy Nyquist led the Dragons with 18 carries for 80 yards.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Maddox Bainey threw for 205 yards and five touchdowns as Hollidaysburg blanked Oil City, 49-0.

Hollidaysburg led 28-0 at halftime en route to the win.

Ethen Knox carried 27 times for 100 yards for the Oilers.


SHARON, Pa. – Cortez Nixon and Ethan Engelmore scored two rushing touchdowns each as Sharon earned a 45-7 Region 3 win over Slippery Rock.

The Tigers’ defense continued to dominate in improving to 6-1, allowing just an Owen Long 21-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

On the season, the Tigers have surrendered just 31 points through seven games.

Labron Wilder and Ike Friday also had short touchdown runs for Sharon, while Mister Ham was 10-of-17 through the air for 154 yards, including the game-opening 8-yard touchdown pass to C.C. Harrison.

Nixon led the ground game with 90 yards, while Engelmore had 70.

Eli Anderson threw for 71 yards and rushed for 63 for Slippery Rock.


WATERFORD, Pa. – Aiden Lesik rushed for three second-half touchdowns as Fort LeBoeuf earned a 34-21 win over Harbor Creek.

With the game tied at 14-14 at halftime, Lesik scored on touchdown runs of 14, 3 and 18 yards and finished with 111 yards on the ground.

This came in support of teammate Connor McChesney, who had touchdown runs of seven and five yards in the first half.

Lesik finished with 210 yards on the ground and McChesney 148.

Harbor Creek actually led 7-0 after the first quarter on the strength of Tyshawn Jones’ 86-yard touchdown run. Heath Betza also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Szklenski in the second quarter.

Lance Brown had a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Huskies.

Jones finished with 122 yards on the ground.


LINESVILLE, Pa. – Lloyd Fountain’s 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave Northwestern the lead for good in a 27-24 win over Northwestern.

It was part of a 165-yard, 4-rushing touchdown effort form Fountain, who scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards in the first half and 11 yards in the third quarter in helping the Wildcats to back-to-back wins.

Ben Easler threw three touchdown passes – a pair to Max Getz covering 19 and 4 yards in the first half and 22 yards to Logan Groover in the third quarter.

Easler finished with 100 yards through the air, while Joe Furgiuele had 114 yards on the ground for the Eagles.


BUTLER, Pa. – Shane Carter scored early on a 50-yard touchdown run and Westinghouse was off to the races in a 36-7 win over Butler.

Westinghouse led 36-0 at halftime, as Laimon Bates scored on a 3-yard run, followed by a fumble return for touchdown and a safety.

Emilio Valentine hauled in a 53-yard touchdown reception in the second half for Westinghouse

Evan Reinsel scored late on a 1-yard touchdown run for Butler.


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