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Nov. 5, 2021 D10 Playoff FB: Prep Rolls in 5A Subregional; Wilmington, Farrell Advance to Class 2A Final

Wilmington's Luke Edwards had three touchdowns in the Greyhounds' win over Northwestern.

ERIE, Pa. – It was all Cathedral Prep right from the opening kickoff in Friday’s subregional game against District 8’s (Pittsburgh City League) Brashear.

DeMario Crawford took the opening boot and raced 71 yards for a touchdown, as the Ramblers rolled to a 50-24 victory that wasn’t as close as the score would appear. Prep led 23-0 at the end of the first quarter and 44-0 at halftime.

Suhtaun Lewis and Mike Parks ran for two touchdowns each in the first half. Lewis’ first touchdown was an 82-yard burst and he also scored on a 9-yard run. Parks, meanwhile, scored on runs of 32 and 41 yards.

Of Prep’s 305 yards of total offense, 260 came on the ground, with Lewis accounting for 161 on just seven carries (23.0 yards per carry) and Parks 93 on just four totes (23.3 ypc.).

The Ramblers (9-1) also collected a safety on a Bulls’ punt attempt in the first quarter.

Carter Barnes added a first-half touchdown pass to Tyson Simon and Luke Costello’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Dajoure Hollingsworth capped the scoring for the Ramblers early in the third quarter, which made the score 50-0.

Rasheed Saunders broke free on an 88-yard touchdown run in the second half for Brashear, with Emmanul Myers scoring on a fumble return and Shawn Solomon tossing a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kameron Cheatom.

Eric Cox added 20 yards on the ground for Prep.

With the win, Prep advances to play District 6 champion Hollidaysburg, a 42-21 winner over Central Mountain, next week.

CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS

(3) WILMINGTON 41, (2) NORTHWESTERN 21

EDINBORO, Pa. – Luke Edwardardss scored a pair of second-half touchdowns as Wilmington broke open a 14-14 game at halftime, outscoring Northwestern 27-7 in the second half of a 41-21 victory.

Edwards scored on runs of 65 and 21 yards as the Greyhounds’ back totaled 213 yards on the evening while also adding a receiving touchdown in the first half.

With the win, Wilmington gets its chance at a sixth straight District 10 title next week, where they will meet Farrell.

The two teams traded scores in the first half, as Ben Miller scored on a 6-yard to open the scoring for Wilmington, with Northwestern responding via a Ryan Tewell 3-yard run early in the second quarter.

Edwards caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Tuff McConahy less than two minutes later, and the Wildcats countered with a Tewell 33-yard touchdown pass to Jake Kelley.

McConahy’s 1-yard scoring plunge in the third quarter gave the Greyhounds a 21-14 lead, and Edwards 65-yard scamper put them up two scores.

Tewell connected with Eric Steinle from 25 yards out to get the Wildcats back within one score, but Cole McCallister’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Mikulin early in the first quarter helped seal the deal, with Edwards’ final touchdown run of the night the cherry on top.

Gage DeCaprio added 110 yards on the ground for Wilmington.

Tewell threw for 245 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while Steinle had 126 yards receiving. Tewell finishes the season with a 26-3 touchdown to interception ratio.

(1) FARRELL 60, (4) GREENVILLE 14

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Anthony Stallworth rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns as Farrell cruised into the D10 title game with a 60-14 win over Greenville.

The Steelers outscored the Trojans 36-0 in the first half and 24-0 in the third quarter.

Kylon Wilson also had a big game for Farrell (8-0), scoring on a 26-yard run and 31-yard pass from Trian Holden.

It was actually Lamont Samuels who got the Steelers on the board first, scoring on a 60-yard punt return.

Included in Stallworth’s touchdowns were runs of 72, 55 and 37 yards.

The Trojans did score in the first half on a Jase Herrick 12-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Ritzert. They also added a late touchdown in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run from Mason Dickens.

With the win, the Steelers earned a rematch with Wilmington for the D10 title, a game won by the Greyhounds 19-14 a season ago.

The two teams met back on Oct. 8 of this season, a 54-0 Farrell victory.

CLASS 1A SEMIFINAL

(1) COCHRANTON 14, (5) MAPLEWOOD 12

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Top-seeded Cochranton survived a scare from Maplewood to advance to the Class 1A championship game in a defensive slugfest, 14-12.

With Maplewood trailing 14-6, Logan Kennedy punched the ball into the end zone from a yard out to make it 14-12 with 34 seconds remaining. The Cardinals were able to stop the 2-point conversion, however, earning their trip to the title game and staying unbeaten in the process.

The game was scoreless until late in the first half, when Noah Cummings connected with Blake Foulk on a 28-yard pitch and catch with 42 seconds to go before halftime, putting the Cardinals up 7-0.

Jack Martinec, who has had a stellar season running the ball for the Cardinals, gave them a two-score lead with his 60-yard punt return with 4:52 left in the third quarter.

The Tigers got on the board early in the fourth quarter when Ben Gilberto went across the goal line from a yard out.

REGULAR SEASON

CORRY 45, GIRARD 21

GIRARD, Pa. – Nathan Lesher ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more as Corry got in the win column in its final game of the season, 45-21 over Girard.

The Beavers trailed 14-7 at halftime but outscored the Jackets 38-7 in the second half.

Lesher scored on runs of 1, 5 and 15 yards and threw touchdown passes of 65 yards to Nick Lesher and 17 to Levi Smitley.

Ethyn Allen also added an 80-yard touchdown run for the Beavers.

Gage Messmer and Carson Stevens threw touchdown passes to Jeremiah Colon and Shane Niebauer for Girard, while Gunner Bax also scored on a short run.

Lesher accounted for 300 yards of total offense.

LAKEVIEW 28, MERCYHURST PREP 21

ERIE, Pa. – Calogano Wilkins scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining to lift Lakeview to a 28-21 win over Mercyhurst Prep.

The Lakers led 12-0 at halftime on the strength of a pair of David Bahm touchdown passes, but the Lakers came storming back.

Gavin Murdock, who had over 300 yards rushing in a win over Franklin last week, scored three more rushing touchdowns for the Sailors in his final game, including to tie the game early in the fourth quarter after his 2-point conversion plunge.

Mercyhurst Prep had taken the lead on a Bahm’s third touchdown pass of the game.

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