ERIE, Pa. – McDowell scored 24 unanswered points to knock off Cathedral Prep for the second time this season, 24-6.
Prep’s Tamar Sample scored on a 7-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter to make it 6-0, but the lead for the Ramblers was as short-lived as you can get.
McDowell’s Rashawn Tate returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the Trojans never looked back.
Chris Juchno threw for 185 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to Taha Ramahi in the second quarter to make it 14-6 Trojans (5-0) at the break.
McDowell’s Lenny McLaughlin booted a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter and Ramahi scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth to put the finishing touches on the victory.
Michael Parks led Prep with 80 yards on the ground.
McDowell was supposed to play Erie in the D-10 6A title game next week, but will advance as the champion after Erie decided to shutdown postseason events after a pair of positive COVID-19 tests at the high school. McDowell will meet the WPIAL champion in the state playoffs the following week.
Prep (4-2), meanwhile, will meet the District 6 champion, either Central Mountain or Hollidaysburg (Saturday, 1 p.m.) in a sub-regional next week.
MAPLEWOOD 30, UNION CITY 14
UNION CITY, Pa. – After a scoreless first half, Maplewood’s offense came to life in the final 24 minutes en route to a 30-14 win over Union City.
Kaleb Donor rumbled for four rushing touchdowns in the Tigers’ win
Donor scored on runs of five and nine yards to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead after three quarters, but Caleb Stull’s 3-yard run, coupled with a successful 2-point conversion, got UC within 14-8 early in the fourth.
No matter, as Donor broke free again moments later on a 77-yard scoring scamper to give Maplewood its two-score lead back.
Kyler Schaffer scored on a 1-yard plunge to get Union City back within 22-14, but Donor capped his brilliant night with a 21-yard run to put the game on ice.
Donor finished with 150 yards rushing for the Tigers, who finish their season with a 3-4 record.
FAIRVIEW 21, NORTH EAST 20
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Tyler Corbin’s touchdown pass to Jeremy Frazao, coupled with Michael Gennuso’s extra point with under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter lifted Fairview to a dramatic 21-20 win over North East.
The Tigers (5-3) and Pickers (1-7) were tied going into the fourth quarter, but Keyen Skrekla gave North East a 20-14 lead with his 1-yard plunge earlier in the fourth quarter.
Seth Fuller continued his sensational play for North East, hauling in a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Humes to open the scoring in the first quarter.
Tyler Corbin tied the game at 6-6 with his 2-yard run in the second, but Skrekla gave his team the lead going into halftime on a 1-yard scoring run.
Jared Gennuso’s 65-yard touchdown run, coupled with a successful 2-point conversion, tied the game in the third quarter.
Skrekla finished with over 100 yards on the ground.
SAEGERTOWN 48, SENECA 0
GREENVILLE, Pa. – Jake Reisinger scored five touchdowns as Saegertown rolled past Seneca.
Resinger scored on runs of 25, 2, 1, 23, and 24, accumulating a whopping 251 yards on the ground.
The Panthers led 21-0 at halftime and scored 20 points in the third quarter to put the ‘Mercy Rule’ in effect.
Jaden Reagle carried the ball for 127 yards and a score, while Keenan Schaaf also had a touchdown run.
Saegertown finishes the season with a record of 5-3.
Nolan Seaberry had 130 yards on the ground for the Bobcats.
NORTHWESTERN 28, MERCYHURST PREP 14
ERIE, Pa. – Trailing 14-0 at the start of the second quarter, Northwestern scored 28 unanswered points to beat Mercyhurst Prep, 28-14 on Saturday.
Ryan Tewell’s 1-yard scoring run made it 14-7 at halftime, and Landon Wayne’s 49-yard scoring scamper early in the third quarter tied it.
Tewell’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Malachi Sschaefer later in the quarter gave the Wildcats (7-1) a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Tewell capped his brilliant day with a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for insurance.
Gus Campbell scored on a pair of first-quarter touchdowns for the Lakers, a 50-yard run and a 10-yard pass from Matt Luce.
Tewell finished with 154 yards on the ground for the Wildcats, while Campbell had 104 for the Lakers.
WARREN 47, MONITEAU 15
WARREN, Pa. – Landon Douvlos threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as Warren beat Moniteau 47-15 in what is believed to be the first-ever meeting between the schools.
The Dragons scored all 47 of their points in the final three quarters.
Freshman Tommy Nyquist led the Dragons in rushing, including a 58-yard touchdown run.
Micah Passmore had a passing and receiving touchdown for Warren (4-3), while James Swanson had two rushing and one receiving score.
Ethan Wilson added a receiving touchdown for the Dragons.