Conneaut Valley Upsets Rival Linesville, Sharpsville Edges Mercer
Written by: Jeremy Ransom on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
-Conneaut Valley, winless on the season and dressing only 16 players, banded together Friday night to knock off rival Linesville, 14-12. In a sense, Valley was playing both their rivals, after Conneaut Lake merged with Linesville before the season started. Valley’s defense forced 6 2nd half fumbles, recovering 3 of them, to key the Indians win. Badly out-manned, Valley gained only 47 yards on the ground, QB Nolan Griffin threw 2 interceptions, but the Indians won with heart, stuffing the Lions 2 point conversion attempt after a Jimmy Kearns 4th quarter TD.
-Speaking of upsets, Cathedral Prep picked up a huge win, knocking off Aquinas Institute of Rochester NY, 16-13. Prep kicker John Chereson kicked 3 FGs, including a 52 yarder that set a school record. Aquinas was ranked #74 in the nation and #1 in the state of New York according to MaxPreps.
-Kyle Mariacher rushed for 237 yards and 3 TDs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a wild finish Saturday in Mercer, as Sharpsville snuck by Mercer 34-33. Tyler Luchey caught an 8 yard TD pass to put Sharpsville within one. A gutsy call then decided the game. Sharpsville lined up to kick the PAT, but ran a fake, hitting Luchey in the back of the endzone for the 2 point conversion, the win, and sole possession of first place in region 1.
-Matt Astorino rushed for 121 yards on 7 carries and a TD, to lead General McLane to a 38-28 win over Meadville. Lancer QB Josh Ponsoll threw for 85 yards and rushed for 98 yards and 2 scores, Brian Suminski rushed for 84 yards and 2 TDs, and Chad Kulka rushed for 98 yards and a TD in the win. Despite the loss, Bulldogs FB Fred Epps had a huge game, rushing for 251 yards and 3 TDs on 24 carries.
-DeShawn Coleman rushed for 373 yards on 20 carries and scored 5 times to lead Hickory to a 42-14 win over Slippery Rock. Coleman rushed for TDs of 30,14,45,89, and 78 yards. His 373 yards is good for 8th best in district 10 history.
-QB Cory Craig threw 2 TDs to Dalton Maze and ran for another score, to lead Youngsville to a 41-0 shutout win over Cambridge Springs. Maze finished with 5 catches for 118 yards and the 2 scores. Sam Lucas led the Eagles on the ground, rushing for 104 yards and 2 TDs on 18 carries. Youngsville is 7-0 for the first time since 1966.
-North East clinched at least a share of the region 4 title with a 34-14 win over Northwestern. Alex Svetz rushed 37 times for 169 yards and 3 TDs, and Tyler Johnson picked up 141 yards on 11 carries, breaking 1,000 yards on the year.
-Blake Reddick rushed 41 times for 162 yards and 2 scores to lead Lakeview to a thrilling 24-19 win over Eisenhower, who led 19-16 late in the 4th quarter. But, with 0:36 left in the game, Sailors QB Zach Bigley hit Zach VanDusen for a game winning 20 yard TD pass to ice the game.
-Strong Vincent QB Denzel Jones threw for 3 TDs and ran for another to lead the Colonels to a 50-26 win over Central Tech. Michael Neavins led the Colonels rushing attack, picking up 115 yards on 7 carries in the win. Despite the loss, Falcons QB Paul Kafando rushed for 188 yards and 2 scores, while throwing for another score.
-Warren turned the ball over 4 times, including a fumble at the 1 yard line, in a 21-6 loss to Bradford. Zach Britton rushed for 169 yards and a TD, and also took a screen pass 79 yards for a score in the Owl’s win. Bradford held Warren to just 9 rushing yards for the game.
-Titusville’s Jayce Corklin returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a TD, but the rest of the game was all Wilmington, as the Greyhounds rolled to a 41-7 win. Wilmington QB Josh Tekac threw a 36 yard TD pass and ran for 2 more scores in the win.
-Saegertown continued to roll, posting a 44-6 win over Iroquois. QB Noah Marvin threw for 2TDs, and ran for another, Kyle Wise ran for a 16 yard TD and returned a punt 60 yards for a score, and Brock Lojek rushed for 83 yards on 5 carries and a TD in the Panthers win. Iroquois RB Parrish Brown had 114 yards and a TD for the Braves in the loss.
-Union City picked up their first win of the year, 32-13 over Maplewood. Bears RB Kyle Hetrick rushed for 118 yards and 2 TDs in the win.
-Garrett Brown rushed for 153 yards on 15 carries, and QB Sean Sleigh threw for 186 yards and 2 TDs, both to Garrett Miles, as Dubois downed St. Mary’s 27-12.
-Tyler Bretz rushed for 144 yards and 3 TDs, to lead Harbor Creek to a 40-0 shutout win over Seneca.
-Anthony Jordan rushed for 196 yards and 2 TDs but it wasn’t enough, as East lost 14-12 to Pittsburgh City League’s Perry High.
-Cornelius Barclay rushed for 143 yards and 2 TDs to lead Mercyhurst Prep to a 26-0 win over Cochranton.
-Wes Phipps rushed for 140 yards on 11 carries and scored 4 TDs to lead Grove City over Oil City, 70-2.
-In other action, Farrell won 18-13 over West Middlesex, in a key region 1 battle, Ft. Leboeuf beat Sharon 38-36, Greenville beat Reynolds 20-6, Corry downed Franklin 36-7, and Girard picked up their first win of the year, 17-7 over Fairview.
-Next week, Farrell(3-2, 4-3) visits Sharpsville(4-0, 6-0), Mercyhurst Prep(4-1, 6-1) hosts Saegertown(5-0, 5-2), North East(5-0, 6-1) visits Strong Vincent(3-1, 6-1), Corry(2-3, 4-3) hosts Dubois(2-1, 6-1), and in a battle that could decide the Region 5 title, Grove City(4-0, 7-0) will host Slippery Rock(4-0, 5-2)
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