District 10 Talk Week 2
Written by: WesternPAFootball Staff on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Erie Cathedral Prep – Rolling up the rushing yardage against St. Joseph’s
Cathedral Prep opened its season with a tight 14-7 loss to McDowell. For St. Joseph’s, a school based in Cleveland, Ohio, that did not bode well.
Not only did the Ramblers drop a 68-spot on the Marauders, they averaged 21.2 yards per carry on only 28 rushing attempts for the entire game. Prep raced to 27 first quarter points and had a 34-point lead before St. Joseph’s scored its first touchdown.
Perhaps even more impressively, senior running back Justin Wiley tallied seven carries for 277 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 39.5 yards per carry, an average most often associated for athletes who are being considered as an all-state nomination as a punter. For the season, Wiley has registered 18 carries for 299 yards, a 16.6 yard average per carry.
Look for Cathedral Prep to advance to 2-1 after this Friday – the Ramblers are slated to play District 9’s lone “AAAA” representative, DuBois.
General McLane – Lancers are 2-0, but by a very narrow margin
Some things never change, like General McLane winning football games. The Lancers, who won a PIAA “AAA” football championship in 2006, are now down a classification to “AA.” And last season, the Lancers got off to an 0-2 start, dropping games to Strong Vincent and North East.
What a difference a year makes.
McLane stunned Strong Vincent 21-19 on opening weekend, and narrowly defeated North East last weekend, 17-14. But regardless of the margin, a win is a win, and those two wins have earned the Lancers mention in some state polls.
That gives the Lancers a pair of victories by an average of just 2.5 points, which is easily the lowest average margin of victory for any ranked or honorable mention team in the state.
Corry Area – Scottie Frisina is a one-man wrecking crew
Last season, Corry Area High School quarterback Scottie Frisina single-handedly carried the Beavers to a .500 football season, just missing out on a berth in the District 10 “AAA” playoffs. He only played in nine games, but totaled over 2,600 yards of total offense and had a hand in 32 total touchdowns.
In 2009, Frisina hasn’t missed a step. He’s thrown for 408 yards, run for another 133, and had a hand in 12 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 3 passing).
Just for fun and cruching numbers, Frisina is on pace, through 10 games, for 2,040 passing yards and over 600 rushing yards. Here’s the kicker – averaging six total touchdowns per game puts Frisina on a pace for 60 total touchdowns – 45 of those would be passing scores.
For his career, Frisina has thrown for 3,410 yards and 40 touchdowns.
|District 10 > 09/10/2009 :|
|District 10 > 09/11/2009 :|
|Conneaut Valley Indians||0|
|Corry Area Beavers||47|
|Erie East Warriors||19|
|Grove City Eagles||22|
|General McLane Lancers||17|
|North East Grapepickers||14|
|Harbor Creek Huskies||3|
|Harbor Creek Youth Spartans||6|
|Mercer Area Mustangs||14|
|Oil City Oilers||33|
|Slippery Rock Rockets||14|
|Sharpsville Blue Devils||42|
|Conneaut Lake Indians||14|
|Union City Area Bears||24|
|Warren Area Dragons||13|
|Wilmington Area Greyhounds||36|
|Cambridge Springs Blue Devils||24|
|District 10 > 09/12/2009 :|
|Erie Strong Vincent Colonels||48|
|Erie Central Tech Falcons||0|
|Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles||14|
|West Middlesex Big Red||24|
|Mercyhurst Prep Lakers||25|
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