MEADVILLE, Pa. – Wakeem Page had a pair of fumble returns for touchdowns as Cathedral Prep put an end to Meadville’s shutout streak in a big way, beating the Bulldogs 62-28.
Meadville had shut out its last four opponents, all Region 5 games. The game was one of three in District 10 in Week 9 involving teams with winning records.
Carter Barnes threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more, while Mike Parks had 142 yards and a pair of scores on the ground.
Prep led 48-14 at halftime, both of Page’s fumble returns came in the opening 24 minutes. Page also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Barnes.
Barnes also tossed touchdown passes to Tyson Simon and Tay Pierce. Simon had a team-high 78 receiving yards. Barnes finished with 171 yards passing.
Khalon Simmons had another big game on the ground for Meadville, rushing for 197 yards and two touchdowns – both of which came in the first half on runs of 48 and 66 yards.
Brady Walker and Griffin Buzzell also had rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
EISENHOWER 15, MAPLEWOOD 7
GUYS MILLS, Pa. – A touchdown pass from Wyatt Lookenhouse to Camron Jakubczak on a fake field goal in the third quarter gave Eisenhower the lead for good in a muddy 15-7 win at Maplewood.
The Knights, trailing 7-3, were facing a fourth down at the Tigers’ 26 with 1:35 left in the third. Jake Venman came out, ostensibly to attempt his second field goal of the game, but on the snap Lookenhouse took the ball and threw to Jakubczak in the end zone to give Eisenhower a 9-7 advantage.
Shawn Pascuzzi’s 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter made it a one-touchdown game and Cole Kellogg’s interception with just under two minutes to play sealed the win.
Venman’s 34-yard field goal in the second quarter gave Eisenhower a 3-0 lead, but Maplewood answered with a 2-yard Ben Giliberto run on fourth-and-goal to take a 7-3 lead.
Benji Bauer led the Knights rushing attack with 18 carries for 68 yards. Steven Reilly had five attempts for 29 yards.
Pascuzzi and Lookenhouse combined to go 3-10 passing for 38 yards. Lookenhouse caught a pass for 14 yards, and his toss to Jakubczak on the fake field goal went for 26 yards
SHARPSVILLE 21, REYNOLDS 7
GREENVILLE, Pa. – After a scoreless first half, Sharpsville outlasted Reynolds 21-7 in a defensive slugfest.
Ian Smith broke the scoreless tie for Sharpsville with a 19-yard touchdown run at the 7:51 mark of the third quarter.
Chris Roth made it 14-0 with a 27-yard scoring run of his own with 7:56 to go in the game.
Reynolds responded just over a minute later, getting on the board courtesy of a Brayden McCloskey 48-yard pass to Haydin McLaughlin.
Sharpsville put the finishing touches on the game moments later, however, as Caullin Summers tossed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Garen Levis.
Roth finished with 125 yards on the ground and Smith 72 for the Blue Devils, while Summers had 101 yards through the air.
Jalen Wagner finished with 136 yards rushing for Reynolds.
COCHRANTON 37, SAEGERTOWN 0
SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Jack Martinec had another big game to help Cochranton clinch a share of the Region 2 title with a 37-0 win over Saegertown.
Martinec rushed for 258 yards and four touchdowns, scoring on runs of 4, 11, 15 and 12 yards.
The Cardinals led 22-0 at halftime.
Stephen Martinec also had a rushing touchdowns for the Cardinals and eclipsed 100 yards on the ground.
NORTHWESTERN 60, IROQUOIS 8
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Ryan Tewell threw for six touchdowns as Northwestern clinched a share of the Region 2 title with a 60-8 win over Iroquois.
Three of Tewell’s touchdown passes went to Jake Kelley, while Eric Steinle, Cam Perkins and Eric Dorr were also on the receiving end of scores.
Tewell finished with 217 yards through the air.
Northwestern led 28-8 at halftime, outsourcing the Braves 32-0 in the second half.
Ben Campbell and Gage Hanisek-Brockett added rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats.
Kelly had 75 yards receiving to lead the Wildcats.
SLIPPERY ROCK 56, GIRARD 13
GIRARD, Pa. – Eli Anderson tossed five touchdown passes as Slippery Rock earned a 56-13 win over Girard.
Five different Slippery Rock players caught scores from Anderson – John Sabo, Ryan Montgomery, Maddox Allen, Colton Glass and Aiden Corace. Sabo led the way with 72 yards receiving.
Allen, meanwhile, had another strong game on the ground with 100 yards and a score. Ryan Montgomery and Andrew Massella also had rushing touchdowns.
The Rockets led 35-7 at halftime.
Girard’s Gabe Messmer tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Tanner Tramontano and Dominic Lehman.
FARRELL 78, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 8
FARRELL, Pa. – A week off did nothing to slow down Farrell, as the Steelers led 50-0 at halftime en route to a 78-8 win over Kennedy Catholic.
The Steelers had now outscored their opponents 354-14 on the season.
Anthony Stallworth scored on touchdown runs of 15 and 44 yards for Farrell, while Omar Stewart caught a pair of touchdown passes from Trian Holden.
Kylon Wilson had a receiving touchdown (on a pass from Holden) and also returned an interception for a touchdown.
Anthony Jackson and Lamont Samules also had rushing touchdowns for the Steelers.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 33, UNION CITY 18
UNION CITY, Pa. – Garrett Hodak and Van Jones each scored twice as Cambridge Springs won its second straight game, 33-18, at Union City.
Hodak scored on runs of 7- and 1-yards in the first half, while Jones had a 42-yard TD run in the first half and a 14-yard scoring run in the second. Morgan Applebee added a 25-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
For the game, Hodak had 135 yards on 19 carries while Jones had 134 yards on 11 attempts.
Kyler Shaffer starred again for the Bears. The senior quarterback accounted for all three Union City scores, two passing and one rushing. Shaffer had 22 carries for 184 yards, including an 85-yard TD run in the second quarter. He was also 6-16 passing for 112 yards.
Shaffer connected with Jesse Kightlinger on an 8-yard TD pass in the first quarter and found Owen Keens from 10 yards out in the third.
The win kept the Blue Devils squarely in the playoff picture, while Union City finishes the season at 0-7.
WILMINGTON 41, MERCER 26
MERCER, Pa. – Luke Edwards scored three rushing touchdowns as Wilmington beat Mercer, 41-26.
Edwards rushed for 146 yards, while Tuff McConahy threw for 200 yards and two touchdown passes to Cole McCallister and Davis Phanco.
Mercer’s Ethan Wiley threw for a touchdown (to Elbaz) and also had a rushing touchdown. Avante Hall and Carter Addison also had rushing touchdowns for the Mustangs.
GROVE CITY 42, MERCYHURST PREP 8
ERIE, Pa. – Anthony Nemec accounted for three touchdowns and had 100 yards on the ground as Grove City won its fifth-straight game, 42-8 over Mercyhurst Prep.
Nemec scored on a 52-yard run and 3-yard scamper and also caught a 25-yard pass from Hunter Hohman.
Hohman threw three touchdown passes, connecting with a 10-yarder to Gavin Lutz and a 60-yard strike to Anthony Pereira.
Hohman finished with 198 yards passing.
Luciano Trezona scored on a second-half touchdown run to cap the GC scoring, while Aronde Bridgett got Mercyhurst Prep on the board with a late touchdown run.
HICKORY 45, CORRY 7
CORRY, Pa. – Logan Woods threw for six touchdowns as Hickory rolled to a 45-7 win over Corry.
Three of those touchdown passes went to Ramarion Whitehead, while Jackson Pryts, Keenan Scullin and Nash Porada also hauled in scoring strikes.
Woods threw for 301 yards, 142 of which went to Whitehead.
The Hornets led 31-0 at halftime.
Nolan Carey had a rushing touchdown for Corry.
FORT LEBOEUF 56, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 27
WATERFORD, Pa. – Fort LeBoeuf scored 42 points in the first half en route to a 56-27 win over Conneaut (Ohio).
The Bison once again did all of their work on the ground, as Tristin Harris, Adam Lichtinger, Justin Leuschen and Connor McChesney all scored rushing touchdowns.
Harris had a monster game, rushing for 247 yards and three touchdowns, while Lichtinger had 100 yards and a pair of scores.
The Bison scored half of their points (28) in the first quarter.
Zack Rice scored a pair of second-half touchdowns for the Spartans and finished with 131 yards on the ground and added a third touchdown receiving. Kiefer Mandagelo also had a touchdown toss to Levi Corlew.
MCDOWELL 62, CONNEAUT (Pa.) 0
LINESVILLE, Pa. – McDowell scored 42 points in the first quarter on its way to a 62-0 win over Conneaut (Pa.).
Artis Simmons had a pair of rushing touchdowns while Ray Jackson, Bobby Blue and Ben Moore all had rushing touchdowns for the Trojans.
Trey Goodwine had a pair of receiving touchdowns, one each from Ben Moore and Christian Santiago.
SHARON 35, NORTH EAST 0
NORTH EAST, Pa. – Jayveerh White scored three rushing touchdowns as Sharon blanked North East, 35-0.
White scored on runs of 55, 32 and 46 yards for the Tigers.
Melvin Ryan added a rushing touchdown for the Tigers and Mikey Rodriques tossed a score to Daryan Allen.
GREENVILLE 13, HARBOR CREEK 6
HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Greenville scored all 13 of its points in the second quarter en route to a 13-6 win over Harbor Creek.
Jase Herrick scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, while Aden Sasala also scored on a 1-yard run for the Trojans.
Sasala had 100 yards on the ground for Greenville.
Heath Betza had a touchdown run for Harbor Creek in the first quarter.