SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Maddox Allen’s 53-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as a banged-up Slippery Rock team held off Sharon in a key Region 3 showdown, 35-33.
Less than a minute later, with 8:01 to go in the game, Sharon quarterback Mikey Rodriques connected C’Angelo Harrison on an 8-yard scoring strike to cut the Slippery Rock’s lead to 35-33, but the ensuing two-point conversion attempt was no good.
Those turned out to be the final points of the game.
Allen turned in a monster game on the ground for the Rockets (5-1), carrying for 182 yards and a pair of scores.
Sharon led 21-14 at halftime on the strength of touchdown runs from Jayveerth White (9 yards), Rodriques (18 yards) and Cortez Nixon (6 yards).
Allen got the Rockets on the board with his 68 yards scamper and also got an 8-yard touchdown pass from Eli Anderson to John Sabo.
The Rockets came out in the third quarter and outscored the Tigers 14-0 to assume control.
First it was Ryan Montgomery scoring on a 1-yard run, then it was Anderson rushing it in this time from nine yards out.
That made it 28-21 Slippery Rock, as White scored his second touchdown of the game to get Sharon back within one, but the 2-point conversion failed with 10:26 to go in the fourth quarter.
Allen finished with 182 yards on the ground and Montgomery 101, while Anderson threw for 77 yards.
Rodriques had 249 yards passing and 22 yards rushing, while White led the way with 99 yards on the ground for the Tigers (5-3).
CATHEDRAL PREP 58, BUTLER 7
ERIE, Pa. – Cathedral Prep bounced back from its first loss of the season and then an unexpected bye week, racing past Butler in a Region 6 battle, 58-7.
Mike Parks had a huge game for the Ramblers, rushing for 200 yards and a touchdown. In fact, five different Prep players had rushing touchdowns in the win, including Carter Barnes, who rushed for 71 yards and passed for 109 yards and two scores.
It was all Prep (6-1) right from the get-go, as they led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter and 30-0 at halftime.
Cole Constable got the scoring going for Prep with a 38-yard field goal, which was followed by first-quarter touchdown runs from Barnes (2 yards) and Dajoure Hollingsworth (19 yards).
Barnes (4 yards) and Parks (25 yards) ) had second-quarter touchdown runs.
Butler got on the board early in the third quarter courtesy of a Mac Schnur 9-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Littlejohn, but Barnes followed with touchdown passes to Camariyon Bridges (20 yards) and Xavier Spaulding (8 yards).
Luke Costello and Suhtaun Lewis added fourth quarter rushing touchdowns for the Ramblers.
Lewis added 89 yards on the ground for Prep.
Schnur had 128 yards passing for Butler, (3-4) with Lance Slater accounting for 88 receiving yards.
GROVE CITY 20, HICKORY 7
GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City’s defense forced four interceptions in a big 20-7 Region 3 win over Hickory.
Hayden McCradie had a pair of picks for the Eagles (6-2), while Gavin Lutz and Hunter Homan added the others.
Those defensive plays, coupled with a pair of first-half touchdown runs from Curtis Hovis, proved to be enough.
Hovis scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and a 20-yard scamper in the second quarter.
Grove City led 14-0, but Logan Woods hooked up with Nash Porada on a 70-yard scoring strike to make it 14-7 Eagles at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Hohman capped his evening with a 19-yard scoring strike to Zach Rodgers with 2:10 to play in the game.
Hovis finished with 97 yards on the ground and Homan 105 through the air for the Eagles.
Woods totaled 126 yards passing for Hickory (5-3).
MEADVILLE 48, OIL CITY 0
OIL CITY, Pa. – Meadville’s amazing defensive run continued, as the Bulldogs pitched their fourth consecutive shutout in a 48-0 Region 5 win over Oil City.
Also included in that run are blankings of Warren, Conneaut (Pa.) and Franklin.
Khalon Simmons spearheaded the offensive charge for the Bulldogs (6-2), rushing for four touchdowns, including on runs of 62 and 27 yards.
The Bulldogs led 28-0 at halftime.
Griffin Buzzell (44 yards) and Brady Walker (14 yards) scored second-half rushing touchdowns for Meadville as well.
COCHRANTON 28, MAPLEWOOD 0
COCHRANTON, Pa. – Cochranton earned its third shutout of the season, blanking Maplewood 28-0.
Offensively, it was the Jack Martinec show once again for the Cardinals (6-0), as the standout runner had four touchdowns – one in each quarter on runs of 73, 10, 5 and 1.
Jack Martinec had another big game on the ground for the Cardinals, 73 yards, 10 yards, ,5,
EISENHOWER 41, IROQUOIS 6
RUSSELL, Pa. – Benji Bauer ran for 172 yards and a pair of scores as Eisenhower earned a 41-6 win over Iroquois.
Bauer got the scoring going on a 1-yard touchdown run, which was followed by an 8-yard touchdown pass from Shawn Pascuzzi to Wyatt Lookenhouse.
The Knights (5-2) led 14-0 at halftime and really poured it on in the second half, with Keegan Eckstrom returning the opening kickoff of the half 90 yards for a score.
Eckstrom followed with an 11-yard touchdown run, followed by another touchdown run from Bauer and a Steven Reilly 14-yard touchdown run.
Eckstrom had 52 yards on the ground, while Pascuzzi threw for 99 yards and Lookenhouse had 87 yards receiving.
Michael Hoopsick ran for 80 yards and a touchdown for Iroquois (2-4).
REYNOLDS 47, LAKEVIEW 27
STONEBORO, Pa. – Jalen Wagner rushed for three touchdowns on runs of 84, 70 and 11 yards as Reynolds posted a 47-27 win over Lakeview.
Reynolds’ (4-3) Brayden McCloskey threw a pair of touchdown passes to Haydin McLaughlin and Ashton Small, accounting for 147 through the air.
It was a wild game, as Reynolds led 34-0 before Lakeview rattled off 27 unanswered points to get within seven.
The Raiders were able to close it out, however, thanks to Wagner’s 70-yard run and 41-yard scamper from McLaughlin.
In the 27-point run for Lakeview (1-6), Mitchell Tinglery returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Murdock. Murdock had 1 -yard touchdown run and tossed a 10-yard score to Calagano Wilkins.
Wagner finished with 271 yards on the ground for Reynolds and McLaughlin 106.
Murdock, meanwhile, passed for 109 yards.
GENERAL MCLANE 37, FRANKLIN 21
FRANKLIN, Pa. – John Amon scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Dylan Sheeder went for 100 yards on the ground as General McLane earned a 37-21 win over Franklin.
Five different Lancers had rushing touchdowns, as Skyler Kyanvash, Nate Danowski and Kyle Birkmire also found paydirt. Amon’s touchdowns came on runs of 18 and 38 yards
GM (4-3) led 30-7 at halftime.
Franklin (1-7) scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns thanks to a Wyatt Bell 69-yard run and a kickoff return for a touchdown from Bell.
FORT LEBOEUF 55, CORRY 14
CORRY, Pa. – Fort LeBoeuf concluded its domination of Region 4 with a 55-14 win over Corry.
The Bison (6-1) rushing attack was once again terrific, as Tristin Harris and Adam Lichtinger both eclipsed 100 yards on the ground.
Lichtinger noted a 98-yard touchdown run, while Harris had three total touchdowns on runs of 71, 37 and 7 yards.
Jace Wallace and Justin Leuschen also had rushing touchdowns, while Leuschen also added a receiving score.
For Corry (0-5), which was coming off a lengthy COVID hiatus, Nathan Lesher threw a touchdown pass to Ethyn Allen and Nolan Carey also ran for a score.
HARBOR CREEK 42, CONNEAUT (Pa.) 8
LINESVILLE, Pa. – Toby Charlton rushed for three first-half touchdowns as Harbor Creek rolled to a 42-8 win over Conneaut (Pa.).
Charlton scored on runs of 6, 13 and 53 yards for the Huskies (3-5).
Nate Hyche also scored on a 1-yard plunge for the Huskies, while Heath Betza threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Irwin.
FAIRVIEW 38, MERCYHURST PREP 14
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Jared Gennuso had a big game, rushing for 270 yards and three touchdowns as Fairview earned a 38-14 win over Mercyhurst Prep.
Gennuso scored on runs of 3, and 42 yards as well as a 95-yard burst.
The Tigers led 24-7 at halftime.
Vincent Campoli also threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Stalstiz for Fairview (5–2). Campoli had 120 yards through the air.
For Mercyhurst Prep (3-3), David Bahm had rushing and passing touchdowns, accounting for 177 yards through the air.