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District 10 Talk Week 2

Written by: 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 :
Northwestern Wildcats 0
Fairview Tigers 35
Saegertown Panthers 7
Eisenhower Knights 40
District 10 > 09/11/2009 :
Conneaut Valley Indians 0
Lakeview Sailors 41
Corry Area Beavers 47
Franklin Knights 0
Erie East Warriors 19
Grove City Eagles 22
General McLane Lancers 17
North East Grapepickers 14
Harbor Creek Huskies 3
Girard Yellowjackets 22
Harbor Creek Youth Spartans 6
Iroquois Braves 42
Mercer Area Mustangs 14
Farrell Steelers 21
Oil City Oilers 33
Slippery Rock Rockets 14
Seneca Bobcats 33
Maplewood Tigers 7
Sharon Tigers 63
Reynolds Raiders 6
Sharpsville Blue Devils 42
Conneaut Lake Indians 14
Union City Area Bears 24
Cochranton Cardinals 6
Warren Area Dragons 13
Meadville Bulldogs 21
Wilmington Area Greyhounds 36
Greenville Trojans 15
Youngsville Eagles 7
Cambridge Springs Blue Devils 24
District 10 > 09/12/2009 :
Erie Strong Vincent Colonels 48
Erie Central Tech Falcons 0
Linesville Lions 49
Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles 14
Titusville Rockets 0
Hickory Hornets 33
West Middlesex Big Red 24
Mercyhurst Prep Lakers 25

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