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Week 1 ’22 D10 Football Recaps: Reynolds’ Wagner, Oil City’s Knox, McDowell’s Simmons Run Wild in Wins

Oil City's Ethan Knox ran for 291 yards and scored five total touchdowns against Warren. Photo by Jon Sitler.

Week 1 2022 District 10 football recaps (Updated through Friday, Aug. 26, games)

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WARREN, Pa. – Ethen Knox picked up right where he left off last season, rushing for 291 yards and accounting for five total touchdowns in a 58-24 Region 4 win over Warren.

Knox scored on runs of 28, 2, 6, and 65 yards and also was on the receiving end of a 64-yard strike from Dan Ley to open the scoring.

There were three touchdowns in the span of 1:13 of game time in the first quarter, beginning with the long Oil City TD toss. Knox took advantage of a Warren fumble three plays later and scored from 28 yards out to make it 14-0. Twenty-one seconds later Tommy Nyquist scored on a 42-yard run to get Warren within 14-6.

Knox was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win afterward:

The Oilers led 28-6 at halftime on the strength of a Knox two-yard plunge and a 21-yard pitch and catch from Gavin Stephens to Carl Chelton on a trick play.

The lead swelled to 51-12 in the third quarter after a Kevin Pearsall one-yard scoring plunge for the Oilers.

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Warren had a pair of long touchdown passes in the second half, as quarterback Eric Dippold connected with Ethan Senz who made some nifty moves on a 60-yard touchdown, and later Cayden Wright scored on a 51-yard pass from Dippold, who finished 6-of-11 for 139 yards and the two scores.


Oil City amassed 427 yards on the ground.


TRANSFER, Pa. – Jalen Wagner picked up right where he left off a year ago, rushing for 284 yards and four touchdowns as defending D10 Class 1A champion Reynolds earned a 58-6 win over Union City.

The Raiders scored on their first three offensive plays, as Brayden McCloskey connected with Haydin McLaughlin on a 60-yard score, followed by consecutive touchdowns runs of 60 and 49 yards by Wagner.

McCloskey and McLaughlin hooked up again early in the second quarter on a 72-yard score, and the Raiders were well off to the races.


Wagner added touchdown runs of 37 and 69 yards in the half, as Reynolds led 44-0.

Skylar Thomas scored on a 15-yard run for Union City in the second half.

Vito Gentile also rushed for a 39-yard touchdown run for Reynolds in the second half.


ERIE, PA. – McDowell racked up 42 points in the first half to build a 42-28 lead on its way to an impressive 56-37 win over Walsh Jesuit.

The Trojans wasted no time getting going, as Artis Simmons took the first play from scrimmage and raced 80 yards for a touchdown, a precursor of things to come.

Simmons’ second touchdown of the half, a 59-yarder, gave the Trojans a 14-7 first-quarter lead, which was followed by a Christian Santiago 5-yard TD run just five second into the second quarter for the Trojans.

Also in the first half for the Trojans, Bobby Blue scored on a 10-yard run, Nick DeSanto hauled in a touchdown reception and Simmons scored his third touchdown of the half with 10 seconds remaining to put the Trojans up 42-28.

After a Walsh field goal, Ben Moore connected with Nick Vogan on fourth down for a 16-yard scoring strike to make it 49-31.

Ray Jackson put the finishing touches on a monster offensive night for the Trojans with a 10-yard touchdown run that made it 56-31 with nine minutes left to play.


SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – First-year Maplewood head coach Jason Wargo got his first win in thrilling fashion as the Tigers held off Saegertown, 34-26.

Leading 34-26, the Maplewood defense stuffed Saegertown just inside the 5-yard line as time expired to preserve the win.

The game started with an equal amount of excitement, as Maplewood’s Dorian Doubet returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown.

Saegertown took a 14-7 lead when Sully Zirkle connected with Wyatt Burchill on a 42-yard touchdown reception on fourth down.

Ben Gilberto tied it up for Maplewood just before halftime on a two-yard touchdown run. Gilberto led the Tigers on the ground with 145 rushing yards.


ARKON, Ohio – It was a tough head coaching debut for Cathedral Prep’s Mike Krahe as the Ramblers fell 47-14 to Ohio powerhouse Archbishop Hoban.

Suhtaun Lewis was a bright spot for the Ramblers, rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Prep tied the game early in the first quarter on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Carter Barnes to DeMario Crawford, but it was all Hoban after that.

Hoban scored three unanswered touchdowns to end the half to take command.

Lewis opened the second half with a 58-yard scoring scamper, but the momentum was short-lived for the Ramblers.

Lamar Sperling responded with a rushing touchdown for Hoban, part of a 174-yard, two-touchdown effort.

Jacqai Long completed 12-of-20 passes for 146 yards and three scores for Hoban.


COCHRANTON, Pa. – Benji Bauer rushed for 134 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns as Eisenhower blanked Cochranton, 41-0.

The Eisenhower defense held the Cardinals to 14 yards of total offense until the final three plays of the game.

Eisenhower led 27-0 at halftime, as Bauer scored on the first play of the game on a 67-yard run.

Shawn Pascuzzi completed 3-of-7 passes for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Pascuzzi joined Jared Bakaysa on the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show to talk about the win.


NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Farrel led 27-0 after the first quarter on its way to a 50-20 win over North East.

The defending D10 Class 2A champion Steelers scored in a variety of ways, including a 58-yard touchdown pass from Kabron Smith to Kylon Wilson, a 43-yard interception return by Brandon Chambers, a 30-yard pass from Smith to Lamont Samuels, and a 5-yard scoring run by Chambers.

Smith and Wilson hooked up for their second scoring strike in the second quarter, a 61-yarder that, coupled with the two-point conversion, made it 35-0 going into halftime.

Chambers put the finishing touches on his performance with an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Jackson Humes accounted for three touchdowns for North East, a 4-yard pass to Zane Strong as well as runs of 11 and 17 yards.

Smith finished the game with 245 yards passing, while the dynamic Wilson had four receptions for 156 yards.


ERIE, Pa. – Michael Gennuso’s 32-yard field goal with less than a minute to go in the first half gave Fairview a 10-7 lead over Mercyhurst Prep and turned out to be all the scoring they needed in a 17-7 triumph.

Mercyhurst Prep tried to get something going before the half, but Jeremy Frazao ended any thoughts of that with an interception.

Midway through the third quarter, Tyler Corbin connected with Frazao on a 22-yard pass down to the two-yard line, and Corbin called his own number from there to make it 17-7.

Corbin joined Jared Bakaysa on the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show to talk about the win.

The Lakers threatened in the fourth quarter, but Frazao came up with his second interception of the night, picking off Bahm in the end zone, with Fairview running out the final eight minutes for the win.

Jared Gennuso scored on a one-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter for Fairview.


GIRARD, Pa. – Lloyd Fountain set the tone for Northwestern early, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run on fourth down as the Wildcats beat rival Girard, 45-21.

Ben Campbell added a three-yard touchdown run for the Wildcats.


GREENVILLE, Pa. – In a defensive slugfest, visiting Hubbard (Ohio) held off Greenville 8-3.

The Trojans had an opportunity to win the game late, but on what proved to be the final play of the contest, the Trojans fumbled the snap at Hubbard’s 1-yard line, where it was recovered by the Eagles to preserve the win.

Hubbard scored on its opening drive of the game courtesy of a 4-yard touchdown run from Nikolas Hendrix., with the two-point conversion making it 8-0.

The Trojans scored their lone points of the game on a 19-yard field goal courtesy of Bryce Stefanowicz.

Nick Solderich threw for 80 yards for Greenville. Ben Wilcox had 120 yards on the ground to lead Hubbard.


PITTSBURGH – Luke Hilyard rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns to lead Avonworth to a 27-7 win over defending District 10 Class 3A champion Grove City.

The Eagles struggled to get going offensively, accounting for just 59 yards of total offense in the game.

GC scored its only touchdown of the game on defense, as a Jacob Arnold four-yard fumble return made it 21-7 in the third quarter.

Hunter Hohman completed a 49 yards pass to Nathan Greer and had 57 yards through the air on a pair of completions.


HARBORCREEK, PA. – Logan Woods’ 88-yard touchdown pass to William Acrie at the 10:01 mark of the fourth quarter gave Hickory a 14-10 lead over Harbor Creek, which proved to be the final score.

It was the second long touchdown of the game from Woods and Acrie, who connected on a 58-yard score in the first quarter.

Harbor Creek tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter on a 9-yard touchdown run by Joe Hulse.

The Huskies took a 10-7 lead on Brandon Konieczki’s 29-yard field goal.

Woods finished with 232 yards through the air, with 178 of those going to Acrie.


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – John Sabo’s 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown proved to be a pivotal play in Slippery Rock’s 37-20 win over General McLane.

McLane had scored to get within 23-20, but Sabo responded with 9:23 remaining and Maddox Allen put the finishing touches on the win with a touchdown run with 3:28 to go.

It was part of a big game for Sabo, who hauled in a touchdown pass from Zip Mokel at the 5:16 mark of the second quarter to put the Rockets up 7-6.

Mokel called his own number on the ensuing drive to make it 13-6 Rockets with 1:47 to go in the half. After a GM turnover, Mokel threw another touchdown pass, this one to Eli Anderson to make it 20-6 Rockets at the break.

Nick Kingerski added a 37-yard field goal in the second half to make it 23-6.


BUTLER, Pa. – A go-ahead 11-yar touchdown pass from Mac Schnur to Ryan McLister proved to be the difference as Butler opened the season with a 35-28 win over Shaler.

The scoring strike came with nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Butler’s DeShawn Cox had a monster game as well, scoring on runs of 82 and 50 yards. Cox carried seven times for 157 yards and the two touchdowns.

Schnur, meanwhile, was 12-of-20 for 202 yards and a pair of scores.

Butler overcame a big performance from Shaler’s Luke Cignetti, who rushed for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

Butler’s lead was 28-7 before three-straight touchdown runs by Cignetti of 14, 12, and 16 yards.


ERIE, Pa. – Toa Grove’s 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter proved to be the only score Erie High needed in a 7-0 win over West Toronto Prep.


CORRY, Pa. – Meadville built a 28-0 halftime lead on its way to a 55-6 win over Corry in a matchup of the only two Class 4A teams in District 10.

Khalon Simmon had four rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs and combined with Brady Walker to rush for 337 yards in the win.

Simmons also threw a touchdown pass.

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