OIL CITY, Pa. – Ethen Knox now stands alone among District 10 running backs.
Knox rushed for 241 yards and five touchdowns, breaking the D10 career rushing record previously held by Meadville’s Journey Brown, who went on to a standout college career at Penn State.
Knox now stands at 7,065 yards, passing Brown’s mark of 7,027.
Knox scored on runs of 43, 18, 25, 45 and 17 – all in the first half, as the Oilers led 56-0 at halftime.
Jon Hargenrader scored on an 80-yard touchdown run in the first half, while Justen Dunkle scored on a 5-yard run and Kevin Pearsall recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Joe Furgiuele rushed for 81 yards for Conneaut.
MCDOWELL 49, DOHN (OHIO) 18
ERIE, Pa. – Blayze Myers threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns and Dom Beraducci had 41 yards rushing and two scores as McDowell knocked off Dohn (Ohio), 49-18.
The Trojans led 49-6 at halftime.
Beraducci and Bobby Blue scored on touchdowns runs in the first quarter for the Trojans, who scored 35 points in the second quarter.
Beraducci hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Myers in the second quarter, followed by a Myers 41-yard touchdown pass to James Zigler Jr.
Eric Neavins (6, 3 yards) and Beraducci (16 yards) had rushing touchdowns in the second quarter for the Trojans.
Javier Shockley threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns for Dohn,.
EISENHOWER 26, NORTHWESTERN 8
RUSSELL, Pa. – Two late, first-half touchdowns and timely second-half defense lifted Eisenhower to a 26-8 win over Northwestern.
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The Knights scored less than a minute apart in the final two minutes of the first half to take an 18-8 lead into the locker room. The defense got an interception and a turnover on downs with the Wildcats deep in Eisenhower territory to preserve the win.
“It wasn’t our prettiest, but we battled to the end and that’s all that matters,” Kris Bunk said during the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.
“Our guys up front were firing off the ball and getting the blocks,” Shawn Pascuzzi said. “I’ve seen a lot of improvement from these guys and couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Their defensive performances, Bunk had multiple tackles for loss and Pascuzzi a number of pass breakups, helped earn the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Co-Player of the Game.
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With Eisenhower trailing 8-6, the Knights got the ball with nine minutes remaining in the first half. They methodically drove the ball down the field, taking 7:30 off the clock before Tucker Lindell scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard run.
A fumbled exchange between Lloyd Fountain and Kolton Sutter ended with an Aiden Huebach recovery. Three plays later, Pascuzzi hit Bunk for a 23-yard touchdown and Eisenhower had an 18-8 advantage.
The teams traded interceptions with their first possessions of the second half.
Northwestern drove inside the Eisenhower 20 in the fourth quarter. Fountain tried to connect with Sutter on a 4th-and-3, but Pascuzzi jumped the route and nearly had an interception. The pass break-up was enough to give the Knights the ball.
Logan Penley closed out the game with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Sutter opened the scoring with a 10-yard run in the first quarter.
Lindell’s first touchdown came on the first play of the second quarter on a 5-yard run.
Fountain was 13-29 passing for 169 yards and an interception. He had 13 carries for 15 yards.
David White led the Wildcats’ rushing attack with 65 yards on nine carries. Braden Swift, Reese Gonzales, and Sutter each had four receptions. Swift had 73 yards, Gonzales 57, and Sutter 33.
Pascuzzi was 5-10 passing for 39 yards with a TD and two interceptions. He ran eight times for 64 yards.
Penley finished with 113 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Lindell had 77 yards and two scores on 11 totes. Bunk finished with two receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.
TITUSVILLE 49, WARREN 19
TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Landon Wolfkiel returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown as Titusville was off to the races in a 49-19 win over Warren.
Jaxon Covell scored three touchdowns on runs of 50 and 30 yards and also caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Ian McDonald, surpassing 1,000 rushing yards on the season in the process.
Nate Stearns also scored on an 83-yard touchdown run for the Rockets, who have won four straight. McDonald also threw a 35-yard touchdown to JJ Miller and Kam Mong scored on a 1-yard run.
Covell finished with 172 yards on the ground for the Rockets.
Tommy Nyquist threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Eric Dippold, while Dippold also threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Corbett. Nyquist finished with 111 yards on the ground for the Dragons, while Dippold threw for 108 yards.
CATHEDRAL PREP 54, BUTLER 7
ERIE, Pa. – It was the Dajoure Hollingsworth show as Cathedral Prep picked up a 54-7 win over Butler.
Hollingsworth scored on runs of 52, 46 and 50 yards – all in the first half.
Luke Costello scored on runs of 2 and 14 yards in the first half.
Costello also added a pair of passing touchdowns – a 49-yarder to Max Spence and a 48-yarder to Corey Allen.
MEADVILLE 65, FRANKLIN 6
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Jordan Lawrence rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns as Meadville powered past Franklin, 65-6.
Amarri Grenaway rushed for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Meadville built a led 27-6 at halftime and outscored Franklin 22-0 in the third quarter.
Bradyn Miller had 84 yards and two scored on the ground for the Bulldogs, while Tahlir McClure had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Dreyden Payne returned an interception 102 yards for a score in the second quarter for Franklin’s lone score.
REYNOLDS 37, SAEGERTOWN 9
TRANSFER, Pa. – Reynolds outscored Saegertown 27-0 in the second half en route to a 37-9 win over Saegertown.
The Raiders led 9-7 at the half, with Parker Nay returning the opening 80 yards for a touchdown.
Xavier Zachrich followed with a 35-yard touchdown run for the Raiders, and the lead extended to 31-7 on Gabe Minjarez’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Gavin Alabran, who threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Zachrich in the first half, put the finishing touches on the win with a 90-yard interception return for touchdown.
Minjarez had 79 yards on the ground for the Raiders and Zachrich 77.
SENECA 16, UNION CITY 0
UNION CITY, Pa. – Nolan Seabury threw for 123 yards and also rushed for a 10-yard touchdown as Seneca beat Union City, 16-0.
Isaiah Cadden also had a 4-yard touchdown run for Seneca.
Seabury finished with 123 yards passing and 39 yards rushing for Seneca.
Skylar Olmstead had 65 yards on the ground for Union City.