ERIE, Pa. – Christian Santiago rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns as McDowell won Friday’s rivalry showdown with Cathedral Prep, 31-12.
Santiago scored on a pair of 3-yard runs and also a 2-yard plunge. Leading 10-6 at the half, the Trojans outscored the Ramblers 21-6 in the second half. McDowell also doubled Prep in total yardage, 446-223.
Santiago’s touchdown run at the 8:15 mark of the third quarter put McDowell up 17-6, but Prep responded with a Carter Barnes 9-yard touchdown run to cut the margin to 17-12. The Trojans scored a pair of unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter, courtesy of a Santiago touchdown as well as a 15-yard scoring run by Artis Simmons.
Prep actually took an early 6-0 lead on a Barnes 1-yard run and led into the second quarter after McDowell’s Alex Sontheimer booted a 30-yard field goal.
The Trojans took the lead on Santiago’s first touchdown at the 7:21 mark of the second quarter.
Simmons finished with 145 yards on the ground, while Ben Moore threw for 97 yards for the Trojans.
Wakeem Page led Prep with 75 yards on just two carries, while Barnes threw for 78 yards. Mike Parks had 41 yards on the ground.
GROVE CITY 32, SHARON 13
SHARON, Pa. – Curtis Hovis ran for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Grove City raced past Sharon, 32-13.
The Eagles outscored the Tigers 20-7 in the second half after leading 12-6 at halftime.
Hovis had the lone score of the first quarter on a 5-yard run, and the Eagles took a 12-0 lead on Hunter Hohman’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Joey Hathaway.
Sharon cut the margin in half before halftime on a Mikey Rodriques 4-yard touchdown pass to C’Angelo Harrison.
Hovis scored on an 18-yard run in the third quarter and Anthony Nemec on a 4-yard plunge to put the Eagles up 25-6.
Sharon gained some brief momentum early in the fourth on Jayveerh White’s 64-yard run, but Grove City answered with the capper, a Nemec 4-yard touchdown run.
Nemec finished with 67 yards on the ground and Hohman 83 for the Eagles.
The Eagles also had four interceptions. Rodriques threw for 131 yards.
GENERAL MCLANE 34, WARREN 31
EDINBORO, Pa. – In a game that saw four lead changes over the final eight minutes of the game, General McLane earned a 34-31 win over Warren.
The Dragons took a 23-20 lead on Eric Dippold’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Eric Dippold, but GM responded courtesy of John Amon, who had a monster game, scoring on a 93-yard touchdown run to make it 27-23 GM.
The Dragons took the lead back courtesy of a big play of their own, as Ben White returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.
The Lancers put together a drive to win the game, as Nate Danowski scored on a 1-yard run.
Magnus Lloyd scored a pair of first-half touchdowns for GM, one on a run and the other on a 31-yard pass from Amon.
Dippold threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Cayden Wright and Ethan Senz scored on a 5-yard run for the Dragons.
Amon had a monster game with 246 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and 88 yards through the air.
Dippold threw for 163 yards for the Dragons.
MAPLEWOOD 30, SENECA 8
WATTSBURG, Pa. – Ben Gilberto rushed for 130 yards and a pair of scores as Maplewood earned a 30-8 win over Seneca.
Maplewood outscored Seneca 20-0 in the second half. Logan Kennedy scored on a pair of second-half touchdowns for the Tigers and Gilberto had the other.
Nolan Seabury threw for 200 yards and ran for 130 for the Bobcats, accounting for their lone score of the game on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.
MEADVILLE 72, CONNEAUT 0
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Meadville earned its second consecutive shutout, blanking Conneaut 72-0.
The three-headed monster of Brady Walker, Khalon Simmons and Griffin Buzzell was at it again, all scoring multiple touchdowns in the win.
The Bulldogs led 47-0 at halftime.
Walker had three touchdowns in the first half for the Bulldogs, scoring on runs of 20, 31 and 21 yards. Simmons meanwhile scored on a 1-yard run and a 41-yard burst. Buzzell scored on runs of 8 and 52 yards.
Brighton Anderson added an interception return for a touchdown for the Bulldogs.
NORTHWESTERN 39, UNION CITY 0
ALBION, Pa. – Ryan Tewell threw three first-half touchdown passes as Northwestern stayed unbeaten with a 39-0 win over Union City.
Two of Tewell’s touchdowns went to Jake Kelley and the other to Ben Campbell, the latter of whom also booted a 37-yard field goal and rushed for a touchdown.
Tewell finished with 176 yards passing.
Kyler Shaffer had 86 yards on the ground for Union City.
SLIPPERY ROCK 49, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 14
CONNEAUT, OHIO – Slippery Rock scored 42 unanswered points en route to a 49-14 win over Conneaut.
William Mokel threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns for the Rockets, all of which went to Johh Sabo on throws of 23, 8 and 87 yards.
Ryan Montgomery scored on a 15-yard run for the Rockets and also had an interception return for touchdown, while Mokel also added a rushing touchdown. Brett Galick added a rushing touchdown for the Rockets.
Zach Rice had a pair of rushing touchdowns for Conneaut.
WILMINGTON 28, SHARPSVILLE 27
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Ben Miller’s late touchdown run helped Wilmington rally from a 21-7 deficit to stun Sharpsville, 28-27.
The Greyhounds overcame big games from Sharpsville’s Caullin Summers and Garen Levis, with Summers tossing four scores to Levis, including a 7-yarder that gave Sharpsville a 27-21 lead.
That came moments after Cole McCallister hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Tuff McConahy that, coupled with the extra point, tied the game at 21-all.
REYNOLDS 54, SAEGERTOWN 28
GREENVILLE, Pa. – Jalen Wagner rushed for three touchdowns as Reynolds raced to a 54-28 win over Saegertown.
Wagner scored on runs of 31, 54 and 40 yards for the Raiders.
Ashton Small scored a pair of touchdowns on an interception return for touchdown and also hauled in a 31-yard pass from Brayden McCloskey.
Haydin McLaughlin, meanwhile, scored on runs of 65 and 41 yards, while Clayton Rhoades also had a rushing touchdown for the Raiders.
Aaron Shardle and Keenan Shaw had rushing touchdowns for Saegertown.
GREENVILLE 28, MERCER 7
GREENVILLE, Pa. – Levi Swartz rushed for a pair of first-half touchdowns as Greenville beat Mercer, 28-7.
Swartz scored on runs of one and eight yards in the first half.
Mercer got its lone score of the game in the second quarter on a Ethan Wiley 12-yard touchdown pass to Logan Turton.
Aden Sasala had a third-quarter rushing touchdown for the Trojans, while Jase Herrick was on the receiving end of a 48-yard scoring strike from Jalen Ritzert in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
Swartz finished with 95 yards on the ground.
HICKORY 56, TITUSVILLE 7
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Logan Woods tossed three touchdown passes as Hickory raced to a 56-7 win over Titusville.
Ramarion Whitehead, Jackson Pryts and Ty Holland all caught touchdown passes for the Hornets.
Nakeem Jones scored on a pair of touchdown runs, while Keenan Scullin and Sean Kennedy also had rushing scores for the Hornets.
KENNEDY CATHOLIC 18, LAKEVIEW 15
STONEBORO, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic rallied from a 15-0 deficit to earn its first win since 2012, 18-15 over Lakeview.
The Golden Eagles did not play football from 2013 to 2019. No stats were available.
BUTLER 56, HARBOR CREEK 6
BUTLER, Pa. – Butler outscored Harbor Creek 35-0 in the second half en route to a 56-6 victory.
Landon Lacey and DeShawn Cox helped lead the way for the Golden Tornado. Lacey caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Max Schnur and also scored on a 46-yard run. Cox, meanwhile, scored on a 30-yard run and also had a fumble return for a touchdown.
David Graef (21 yards), Lance Slater (52 yards) and Isiah Kelly (4 yards) all had touchdown rushes for Butler, while Ethan Trettel scored on an interception return for a touchdown.
FORT LEBOEUF 54, FAIRVIEW 7
WATERFORD, Pa. – Seven different Fort LeBoeuf players scored touchdowns as the Bison rolled to a 54-7 win over Fairview.
LeBoeuf led 34-7 at halftime.
Tristin Harris scored on a pair of first-half touchdowns and finished with 70 yards on the ground. Justin Leuschen, Dominic Stearns, Donovan Davis, Adam Lichtinger, Damian Blose and Aiden Lesik also scored for the Blue Devils.
Fairview scored on a touchdown pass from Vincent Campoli to Logan Frazao.