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District 10 Talk Week 5

Written by: on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009


Erie East Warriors have made good strides

Who would have thought that through the first five weeks of the season that the Erie East Warriors would have the same overall record as the Strong Vincent Colonels? Weird, I know. Both teams are 3-2.

Cathedral Prep head coach Mike Mischler noticed East’s improvement. Granted, his Ramblers had shut out the Warriors, 27-0, but he made certain to note to the Erie Times-News that East is moving forward.

In their three wins, the Warriors have scored no fewer than 34 points. Their other loss, to Grove City, was a three-point defeat in overtime.

Senior QB Gary Brown has thrown for 654 yards and 10 touchdowns; two backs have run for over 300 yards, and three receivers have over 100 yards on the season.

East takes on unbeaten Bradford this Friday.

Harbor Creek receiver quadruples his pleasure

Here’s something absolutely amazing out of Erie County – Harbor Creek High School was winless and had scored only 10 points all season, averaging 2.5 points per game.

Against Franklin, wide receiver John Rzepecki changed all that. Rzepecki hauled in 6 passes, four for touchdowns, as the Huskies downed Franklin 26-13.

Harbor Creek hasn’t always been known for passing the football, so games in which receivers score four touchdowns are very rare.

All five Husky touchdowns this season have come through the air. The 26 points helped raise Harbor Creek’s points per game average from 2.5 to 7.2.

Eisenhower QB within 300 yards of 4,000 for his career

Senior quarterback Cody Crosby is closing in on a milestone never before seen in the school’s history. That milestone is 4,000 career passing yards.

Crosby inched closer in Week 5, throwing for 139 yards, which now gives him 939 passing yards this year and 3,697 yards for his career. He’s also thrown nine touchdown passes this season – 35 for his career.

Crosby threw for a career high 1,372 yards as a sophomore in 2007. He led Eisenhower to the D10 playoffs and nearly upset Mercer in the first round that year. Crosby threw 14 touchdown passes last year, a career-best in that category.

District 10 could see another QB – Corry’s Scottie Frisina, surpass 4,000 yards passing this season. Frisina is just 160 yards shy of the milestone.

D10 had only ever produced one quarterback with 4,000+ yards – West Middlesex’ Kolten Hoffman – prior to the start of this season.

Hickory stuns Wilmington, moves into some state rankings

Hickory’s victory against Wilmington Area did more than end the Hounds’ bid for an undefeated regular season. It helped solidify its spot in the Harrisburg Patriot News’ statewide rankings.

The Hornets were ranked eighth in last week’s installment of the Patriot rankings, and fell to ninth this week, but one would think that a win of that magnitude would bolt Hickory a little higher in the rankings.

Hickory also found itself slip into PA Football News’ “AA” rankings, at the eighth spot. PFN had previously listed Hickory in its “others to watch” category.

The Hickory victory was impressive, as Wilmington was, after all, the #1-ranked team in the Patriot’s rankings the last two weeks. The Hounds’ loss was just their ninth since the start of the 2004 season. In that span, Wilmington has gone 62-9 (.879).

District 10 > 10/02/2009 :
Cochranton Cardinals (0-5) 14
Youngsville Eagles (1-4) 29
Conneaut Lake Indians (1-4) 0
West Middlesex Big Red (2-3) 41
Eisenhower Knights (3-2) 21
Union City Area Bears (3-2) 22
Erie Central Tech Falcons (0-5) 0
Corry Area Beavers (5-0) 40
Erie East Warriors (3-2) 0
Erie Cathedral Prep Ramblers (4-1) 27
Erie Strong Vincent Colonels (3-2) 57
Warren Area Dragons (2-3) 0
Fairview Tigers (3-2) 14
Fort LeBoeuf Bison (4-1) 6
Farrell Steelers (5-0) 40
Linesville Lions (4-1) 0
Girard Yellowjackets (3-2) 0
General McLane Lancers (5-0) 28
Greenville Trojans (4-1) 38
Grove City Eagles (3-2) 7
Hickory Hornets (3-1) 21
Wilmington Area Greyhounds (4-1) 14
Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles (0-5) 19
Conneaut Valley Indians (2-3) 26
Lakeview Sailors (3-2) 14
Sharpsville Blue Devils (5-0) 41
Maplewood Tigers (1-4) 6
Northwestern Wildcats (2-3) 35
Mercer Area Mustangs (2-3) 48
Harbor Creek Youth Spartans (0-4) 14
North East Grapepickers (3-2) 42
Seneca Bobcats (2-3) 0
Oil City Oilers (3-2) 34
Titusville Rockets (0-5) 13
District 10 > 10/03/2009 :
Franklin Knights (0-5) 13
Harbor Creek Huskies (1-4) 26
Reynolds Raiders (2-3) 0
Slippery Rock Rockets (0-5) 31
Sharon Tigers (4-1) 28
Carrick Raiders (2-3) 6

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