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Week 3 D10 Recaps: Oil City’s Knox Continues Rushing Assault; Cochranton Wins in OT

Oil City's Ethen Knox. File photo by Kelley Malek.

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Oil City’s Ethen Knox was at it again in a 52-20 win over North East, continuing to put up some of the most eye-popping rushing numbers in the nation.

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Knox rushed for 428 yards on 42 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Oilers’ victory that upped their record to 3-0. This comes on the heels of a 400-yard performance in which he tied the school’s single-game touchdown record against Corry with seven.

In just three games, Knox has exceeded 1,100 yards on the ground and accounted for 17 touchdowns. Going into the game, he ranked second in the country in yards rushing per game for teams that enter their stats on MaxPreps.

           

Knox scored on runs of 10, 63, 26, 21, and 42 yards.

Jackson Humes threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes for North East, one each to Zane Strong and Zamari Curlett. Humes and Strong hooked up one more time in the fourth quarter for a score.

Dane Ley also had an interception return for a touchdown for Oil City in the first half that made it 14-7.

The game was tied at 14-all with under five minutes to play in the second quarter before OC’s Kevin Pearsall scored on a 3-yard run and Knox intercepted a pass on the ensuing North East drive and took the next play 63 yards for a touchdown.

Pearsall added 30 yards on the ground for the Oilers.

Humes finished with 184 yards through the air for North East, while Tyler Wittman added 80 on the ground.

           

COCHRANTON 22, SAEGERTOWN 20, OT

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Isiah Long scored the game-tying touchdown in overtime and on the next play caught the two-point conversion pass for the win in Cochranton’s 22-20 triumph over Saegertown.

This came on the heels of Henry Shaffer’s touchdown to start overtime for Saegertown, but the extra point was no good.

Cochranton’s Dustin Miller got the scoring going with a 6-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, which was answered by Luke Young’s score that gave Saegertown a 7-6 lead.

Sully Zirkle connected with Shaffer on a 21-yard pitch and catch for a score that gave Saegertown a 14-6 lead in the second quarter, which was answered by Cochranton’s Noah Cummings, who found Brayden Schlosser on a 28-yard touchdown, that, coupled with the 2-point conversion, tied the game at 14-14.

Cochranton had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but a potential game-winning field goal was blocked as time expired.

           

CATHEDRAL PREP 58, WEST TORONTO PREP 6

ERIE, Pa. – Carter Barnes and DeMario Crawford both had big games as Cathedral Prep rolled to a 58-6 win over West Toronto Prep, scoring 34 points in the first quarter.

Barnes and Crawford got the scoring going right away for the Ramblers, connecting on a 45-yard touchdown pass to make it 6-0.

Barnes threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter, including a 63-yarder to Wakeem Page and a 30-yarder to Camaryion Bridges.

Crawford continued his big night, returning an interception for a touchdown to make it 27-0, and the Ramblers were well on their way to improving to 2-1.

           

Suhtaun Lewis added a 15-yard touchdown run for Prep and finished with 101 yards in the game.

EISENHOWER 35, UNION CITY 0

RUSSELL, Pa. – Shawn Pascuzzi accounted for three touchdowns and the Eisenhower defense shut down, and shut out, Union City in a 35-0 victory.

Pascuzzi had two 1-yard touchdown runs and threw a 37-yard TD pass to Wyatt Lookenhouse. Benji Bauer ran for 125 yards and a touchdown.

The Knights’ defense again limited an opponent coming off a big rushing week. Last week, Eisenhower held Cambridge Springs to minus-20 rushing yards a week after the Blue Devils ran for 386 yards.

On Friday, Eisenhower limited Union City to just 62 total yards of offense a week after the Bears ran for 323 yards.

Clay Thomas had 18 carries for 70 yards and was 1-6 passing for no yards with two interceptions for the Bears. No other player finished with positive yardage.

For the Knights, Tucker Lindell had 59 yards on five carries and Logan Penley ran four times for 38 yards.

Lookenhouse finished with 70 receiving yards.

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FARRELL 46, GROVE CITY 15

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The combination of Kabron Smith, Kylon Wilson, and Brandon Chambers helped Farrell break open a 14-7 halftime lead into a 46-15 win over Grove City in a matchup of the defending D10 champs in Class 2A and 3A.

Chambers had a pair of rushing touchdowns of 80 and 47 yards in the third quarter and also caught a 50-yard touchdown from Smith in the first half.

Wilson, meanwhile, had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns – a 34-yard run and a 10-yard pass from Smith, the latter of whom threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown in the first half. Wilson also had an 8-yard scoring strike in the first half.

Chambers finished with 172 yards rushing and Wilson 68 receiving and 41 rushing.

Nate Boyd had an interception return for a touchdown for Grove City and Alex Hackwelder threw a late touchdown pass to Lucas McCreadie.

Anthony Nemec had 88 yards on the ground for the Eagles.

GENERAL MCLANE 46, FRANKLIN 0

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Six different General McLane players scored rushing touchdowns in a 46-0 win over Franklin.

The Lancers improved to 2-1 as Dylan Sheeder scored on an 80-yard run and also connected with Chase Adamski on a 46-yard touchdown, both in the first half as the lead swelled to 26-0 at halftime.

Tyler Mayo, Owen Martin, Kyle Birkmire, Magnus Lloyd, and Matt Caro all had touchdown runs for GM.

Sheeder led the way with 120 yards rushing and 83 through the air. Birkmire added 40 yards on the ground.

Toby Sanchez had 43 yards on the ground for Franklin and Hunter Marsteller threw for 40 yards.

WARREN 50, GIRARD 28

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Warren scored 36 points in the second quarter on the way to picking up its first win of the season, 50-28 over Girard.

Erid Dippold connected with Cayden Wright on three touchdown passes and Tommy Nyquist scored three touchdowns in three different ways on a punt block return, hook and ladder, and run.

Wright and Dippold’s scoring plays consisted of 13, 40, and 69 yards. Nyquist, meanwhile, had a 19-yard punt return, took the ball 45 yards on the hook and ladder, and scored on a 10-yard run.

Ethan Senz also scored on a 10-yard run for the Dragons.

Dippold finished with 213 yards through the air, 150 of which went to Wright, while Senz had 135 yards rushing and Nyquist 66.

Gabe Messmer threw a pair of touchdowns to Jeremiah Colon and Stephen Foster, while Foster also added a rushing touchdown. Messmer finished with 109 yards through the air.

NORTH ALLEGHENY 29, MCDOWELL 18

WEXFORD, Pa. – North Allegheny scored 22 unanswered points on its way to a 29-19 win over McDowell in a matchup of Top 10 ranked teams in the state in Class 6A.

Logan Kushner threw for 204 yards and a trio of touchdowns for North Allegheny, 138 of which went to Khiryn Boyd, who also hauled in two of the touchdowns.

Artis Simmons had another strong game for the Trojans, rushing for 161 yards and a touchdown.

The Trojans led 18-7 after Simmons’ touchdown run with just under five minutes to go in the third quarter. This came after a 36-yard touchdown pass from Ben Moore to Christian Santiago put McDowell up 12-7.

LAKEVIEW 51, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 14

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Danick Hinkson and Cameron Pence scored on a pair of touchdown runs each as Lakeview built a 41-8 halftime lead en route to a 51-14 win over Kennedy Catholic.

The game was a measure of revenge for the Sailors, who fell to the Golden Eagles a year ago.

Mitchell Tingley had a strong overall game for the Sailors. He converted on field-goal attempts of 26, 28, and 34 yards and also had a fumbler return for a touchdown.

Simeir Wade scored late on an 85-yard touchdown run for Kennedy Catholic.

WILMINGTON 50, MERCER 8

MERCER, Pa. – Ben Miller accounted for four total touchdowns as Wilmington raced past Mercer, 50-8 in non-region action.

Miller scored on touchdown runs of 4, 10, and 3 yards and also caught a 20-yard strike from Tuff McConahy. Miller finished with 33 yards on the ground, while McConahy had 177 yards passing.

Davis Phanco and Ty Milliron also had touchdown runs for the Greyhounds.

Carter Addison accounted for Mercer’s lone touchdown, a 73-yard run in the opening quarter.

SLIPPERY ROCK 24, GREENVILLE 7

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Brett Galcik scored a pair of touchdowns as Slippery Rock earned a 24-7 Region 3 win over Greenville.

William Mokel, meanwhile, threw for 217 yards and rushed for 51 more.

Maddox Allen also had a touchdown run for the Rockets, who built a 24-0 lead en route to the win. Allen finished with 51 yards on the ground.

Sal Mineo added a field goal for the Rockets.

Nick Solderich threw for a 37-yard touchdown to Jase Herrick for Greenville.

SHARON 28, HICKORY 14

SHARON, Pa. – Isaac Friday scored on a pair of touchdown runs and Jayveerh White had 135 yards on the ground as Sharon got the best of rival Hickory, 28-14.

The Tigers led 14-7 at halftime after a second-quarter touchdown strike covering 43 yards from Mikey Rodriques to Mister Ham.

Friday added to the lead with his 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Rodriques put the finishing touches on the win with a 1-yard plunge in the fourth.

Rodriques had 124 yards on the ground and 85 threw the air.

Luke Nevil had 92 yards receiving, including a 71-yard touchdown pass from Logan Woods in the second quarter. Woods threw for 171 yards.

SHARPSVILLE 41, REYNOLDS 27

TRANSFER, Pa. – In a non-region showdown of unbeatens, Caullin Summers threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns as Sharpsville earned a 41-27 win over Reynolds.

Summers’ top target, Garen Levis, was at it again with 107 yards receiving, while Summers also added 53 yards on the ground.

Summers also had a two-yard touchdown run and had touchdown tosses to Dalton Buyerly, Blazed Campbell, and Braedon Summers, while Colby Johnson added a pick-six for the Blue Devils.

Reynolds’ Jalen Wagner continued his strong start to the season with 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Haydin McLaughlin eclipsed 100 yards receiving and scored a touchdown.

MEADVILLE 48, FAIRVIEW 0

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Khalon Simmons scored four rushing touchdowns as Meadville rolled to a 48-0 win over Fairview in a battle of non-region unbeatens.

Simmons got things going in the first quarter, scoring on an 81-yard touchdown run, which was followed by a blocked punt return from Brighton Anderson after the Bulldogs forced a three-and-out.

Meadville led 42-0 at halftime, as Amarri Lewis also added a rushing touchdown.

FORT LEBOEUF 42, TITUSVILLE 20

WATERFORD, Pa. – Justin Leuschen rushed for three touchdowns as Fort LeBoeuf earned a 42-20 win over Titusville.

LeBoeuf bounced back and improved to 2-1 following an 18-7 loss to General McLane in Week 2.

Connor McChesney added a 60-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Lesik.

CONNEAUT (OHIO) 44, CORRY 12

CONNEAUT, Ohio – Zack Rice rushed for 140 yards, had 55 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns as Conneaut (Ohio) bested Corry, 44-12.

Max Gleason was also over 100 yards on the ground for the Spartans and accounted for a touchdown run in the first quarter.

Nahan Lesher had a 10-yard rushing touchdown for Corry.

BUTLER 35, BRASHEAR 22

BUTLER, Pa. – Mac Schnur threw three touchdown passes as Butler put the mercy rule on, building a 35-0 lead en route to a 35-22 win over Brashear.

The Golden Tornado defense was the key, however, as Braylon Littlejohn had an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown and Ian Wilson a 32-yard pick-six.

Brashear mounted a rally thanks to Shawn Solomon, who had 215 yards rushing and a pair of scores.

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