FRANKLIN, Pa. – Ethen Knox set a school single-game rushing record with 484 yards during Oil City’s 54-8 win at Franklin.
Knox had 349 yards in the first half, well within striking distance of Christian Cole’s 383-yard mark. With his first carry of the second half, Knox put his name in the record book.
He went 51 yards to put him at an even 400 for the game. He followed it with an 80-yard run for his fifth touchdown of the contest.
Knox earned those yards, and his five touchdowns, on 26 carries. He opened the scoring with an 87-yard TD less than four minutes into the game, and also scored on runs of 44, 13 and 5 yards in the first half.
Carl Chelton put the Oilers up 16-0 in the first quarter with a 1-yard plunge. Knox’s TD runs lifed Oil City to a 40-0 halftime advantage.
Wyatt Bell scored on a 9-yard run to get Franklin on the boar.
Kyle Beichner closed out the scoring with an 8-yard run less than a minute into the fourth quarter.
Knox now sits well atop the District 10 rushing leaderboard. He has 1,313 yards and 10 touchdowns on 157 carries this season (8.36 ypc). He’ll have the opportunity to add to that total next week when he faces a Warren team that has allowed 1,103 rushing yards in its last four games (275.75 yards per game).