The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 12, 2013

Roundup: Tiger top WM; Reddick sets mark; Trojans 7-0; Hounds, Mustangs win


Herald staff

---- — Local football teams took a break from the usual pressure of league contests to face other clubs in inter-region action on Friday, including several pairings of Mercer County squads.

Three of the local clashes featured Class AA teams against A squads and in all three the bigger schools prevailed. While Hickory was topping Farrell, Sharon defeated West Middlesex, 20-6, and Wilmington blanked Sharpsville, 20-0.

In other games involving Mercer County area clubs it was: Slippery Rock remaining unbeaten with a 49-21 win over Grove City; Greenville edging  Northwestern, 14-13; Mercer whipping Mercyhurst Prep, 46-21; Lakeview pounding  Cochranton, 62-8. Over in Ohio, Brookfield beat Ashtabula-Edgewood 20-6.

In an individual highlight, Lakeview senior running back Blake Reddick broke a long-standing Mercer County individual-game rushing record when he rambled for 391 yards on 12 carries against Cochranton. The former record was a 377-yard performance by Kennedy Catholic’s Joel Giroski in a District 10 playoff victory over Maplewood in 1994.

Reynolds (3-3) takes on Kennedy Catholic (0-6) at noon today in a non-region encounter at Butala Stadium in Hermitage.

Following are results submitted to The Herald:

ä Sharon 20, West Middlesex 6 — At Sharon on Homecoming night, the Tigers of coach Jim Wildman forced five turnovers and stymied the visiting Big Reds in a rare meeting of the two clubs.

The Tigers (4-3) got on the board in the opening quarter when speedy Carnell Hawkins broke loose on an 80-yard TD sprint. Evan Gill booted the PAT.

In the second quarter, West Middlesex (4-3) took advantage of a Sharon miscue on a snap over the punter’s head which gave the Big Reds possession at the Sharon 2-yard line. On the next play, Eric Lucich carried into the end zone. However, the extra point kick failed and the Tigers were still on top, 7-6, a score that held up ’til halftime.

After intermission, the second half pretty much belonged to Sharon. Anthony Johnson scored a pair of TDs on runs of 10 and 35 yards. Gill converted on 1 of the 2 extra-point kicks.

Sharon’s defense put heavy pressure on WM quarterback Trey Staunch throughout the entire contest. Big Reds running back Lucich was injured and missed most of the second half.

Trenton Mosley and Curtis Seay had interceptions for Sharon, while Chase Tyillian picked off a pass for West Middlesex. — Stats and details by Ryan Briggs, Herald sports correspondent.

ä Greenville 14, Northwestern 13 — At Stewart Field, the host Trojans triumphed in a regular-season battle of unbeaten Class AA region leaders.

Greenville (7-0) has gotten off to the program’s best start since 2000, when that squad won its first 9 games before bowing to Wilmington (16-7) in the District 10 Class AAA title tilt.

Friday night, Northwestern’s potential game-tying, 3rd-quarter PAT attempt was blocked. Reportedly, it was Zack Miller who KO’d the kick, but that could not be confirmed as of press time.

“I’m very proud of our defense,” Trojans’ taskmaster Brian Herrick praised. “We gave up, basically, two big plays. We were in position, but just didn’t make the tackle. But even on the (the Wildcats’) first touchdown, they ‘stripped’ one (a kickoff) and it still took them four downs (from goal-to-go) to score. So I was very pleased with our defense all night.”

The visiting Wildcats (6-1) went out to a 7-0 edge on Brandon Reiser’s run of 2 yards in the 1st frame and Nate Tewell’s conversion kick.

However during the 2nd and 3rd periods Matt Jones hit Luke Houpt for 12- and 45-yard TD tosses. Regular Greenville placekicker Casey Eells sustained an ACL tear earlier this week, so the Trojans’ 1st PAT attempt was blocked.

But following Houpt’s second score Trey VanAken hauled in Jones’ swing pass and dove into the end zone for the eventual game-deciding 2-point score.

“(VanAken) made a heck of an effort to get into the end zone,” Herrick praised.

Greenville did not commit a miscue, whereas the Wildcats were guilty of 4 fumbles (1 lost) and 2 interceptions.

Regarding Northwestern, Herrick praised, “I was very impressed. They’re a lot bigger up front that I thought, and they have a couple backs who run very well (Reiser recorded a game-high 157 yards rushing).

“They’re a very good football team. They could be very competitive down here in our (region),” Herrick continued. “Whomever draws them (in the District 10 Class AA playoffs), is gonna have their hands full.”

Regarding Greenville (7-0), Herrick said, “It feels great. We talked to the kids all week about the importance of our non-conference schedule playing quality teams like North East and Northwestern, because it’s gonna get you ready for down the road.

“But I’m proud of our kids,” Herrick admitted. “They have worked very hard to get to this point. We just have to keep improving.

“Defensively, I’m very pleased with the way we’re playing,” Herrick concluded, admitting, “Offensively, we’re still a work in progress. We’ve just gotta keep working hard and keep improving.”

ä Wilmington 20, Sharpsville 0 — At Greyhounds Stadium in New Wilmington, coach Terry Verrelli’s Hounds (5-2) stunned the Blue Devils (4-3) in a non-region affair.

Wilmington took a 7-0 lead in the 2nd quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by Jake Sotter. Kyler Lum added the PAT.

The game remained 7-0 until the 4th when the Hounds tacked on 2 more scores — Josiah Bloise scored on a 1-yard run and Sotter hauled in an 8-yard TD pass from Cody Llewellyn. James Gardner booted the extra-point after Bloise’s score. The other PAT failed.

Bloise rushed for 55 yards on 17 carries to lead the Hounds ground game. Llewellyn went 5-of-12 for 45 yards. Marc Peoples had 2 catches for 25 yards.

Wilmington compiled 200 total yards and held the Blue Devils to 86 yards. Sharpsville also turned the ball over twice.

No individual stats were reported for Sharpsville.

Note: Wilmington assistant coach Brandon Phillian in the son-in-law of Sharpsville head coach Paul Piccirilli.

ä Slippery Rock 49, Grove City 21 — At Slippery Rock, the undefeated Rockets of coach Brendan Hathaway rolled past their long time rival which had held an edge over the Rockets in recent times.

Class AAA Slippery Rock jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back as the team moved to 7-0 on the season.  Class AA Grove City fell to 4-3.

Frank Conlon scored a pair of touchdowns for the Rockets on runs of 15 and 14 yards. He gained 170 yards on 14 carries.

Other scores for SR were: Chris Reeseman on a 42-yard pass from Jake Whitmer; Brady Kadlubeck a 77-yard aerial from Whitmer; Travis Lauster a 56-yard sprint; Jared McDowell a 3-yard run; and Ryan Lauster a 37-yard burst. Mark Cessar kicked 7 PATs.

For Grove City, Foster Reznor hit paydirt on a 3-yard run, Jared Graham a 5-yard run and D’Andre Byers a 35-yard run. Dylan Nelson booted 3 extra points. — Stats submitted by Madeline Williams, Herald sports correspondent.

ä Mercer 46, Mercyhurst Prep 21 — At Mercyhurst University’s Tullio Field in Erie, Mustangs’ quarterback Logan Clarke was 14-of-17 for 223 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Mustangs (5-2) beat the Lakers (2-5) in a non-region affair.

Mercer held a slim 12-7 lead after the 1st quarter, but outscored MP 20-7 in the 2nd frame to lead 32-14 at halftime.

Clarke, who is a junior, fired TD passes of 5, 18 and 32 yards to Brayton Edwards, 1- and 5-yard scoring strikes to T.J. Peters and a 22-yarder to Zane O’Brien.

Mercer’s other score was a 27-yard interception return by Jarred Davis in the 4th quarter.

For Mercyhurst Prep, Daavon Davis caught a 54-yard TD pass from Nick Evanoff, Joe Swanson scored on a 2-yard run and Eric Baer had an 11-yard touchdown run.

Edwards pulled in 5 passes for 106 yards for Mercer and Luke Leonard led the locals in rushing with 84 yards on 10 carries.

Evanoff finished 7-of-15 for 150 yards for the Lakers. Swanson had 76 rushing yards on 18 totes. Davis led his team in receiving with 2 catches for 65 yards.

ä Lakeview 62, Cochranton 8 — At Lakeview on Homecoming night, Blake Reddick made it a night to remember for the Sailors fans.

Reddick broke the Mercer County invidiual game rushing record as he rambled for 391 yards on only 12 carries. He scored 5 touchdowns on long runs of 73, 57, 76, 53 and 94 yards.

Also scoring for the Sailors were Zach Bigley on runs of 18 and 2 yards; Marquis Spence a 20-yard sprint; and Zach VanDusen a 30-yard burst. VanDusen also kicked 6 extra points, while Reddick carried on a two-point run.

The victory lifted Lakeview to 6-1 on the season, while Cochranton fell to 4-3 in the meeting of former French Creek Valley Conference opponents.

ä Brookfield 20, Edgewood 6 — At Ashtabula, the visiting Warriors moved to 5-2 while Edgewood dropped to 3-4.

Joe Clark scored all three touchdowns for the Warriors of coach Randy Clark on runs of 23, 4 and 14 yards. He picked up 189 yards on 23 carries. Kasey Tingler booted two of three points after.

The lone Edgewood score was by Sturgill on a 14-yard pass.

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MIDDLESEX    0    6    0    0    6

SHARON    7    0    6    7    20


Scoring plays

S — Hawkins, 80 run (Gill kick)

WM — Lucich, 2 run (kick failed)

S — A. Johnson, 10 run (kick blocked)

S — A. Johnson, 35 run (Gill kick)

Team stats

W.MIDDLESEX        SHARON

17    First downs    12

129    Rushing yards    246

153    Passing yards    99

23-12-2    Att-comp-int    15-7-1

282    Total yards    345

4-3    Fumbles-lost    3-0

5-50    Penalties-yards lost    9-90

Individual stats

Rushing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 9-106, Tyillian 10-34, Trippy 6-15, Murray 1-4, Staunch 14-(-1); SHARON — A. Johnson 11-135, Hawkins 15-102, Tomko 4-30, Austin 1-7.

Passing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 23-12-2-153; SHARON — Tomko 13-7-0-99, Mosley 1-0-1-0.

Receiving: WEST MIDDLESEX — Fair 5-51, Tyillian 4-60, Patten 1-16, Lucich 1-13, Murray 1-13; SHARON — Austin 3-73, Vanderslice 2-7, Hawkins 1-11, Mosley 108.

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MERCER    12    20    7    7    46

MERCY.PREP    7    7    0    7    21


Scoring plays

M — Peters, 1 pass from Clarke (kick failed)

M — Edwards, 5 pass from Clarke (pass failed)

MP — Davis, 54 pass from Evanoff (Schroeck kick)

M — Edwards, 32 pass from Clarke (Hoffman kick)

MP — Swanson, 2 run (Schroeck kick)

M — O’Brien, 22 pass from Clarke (Hoffman kick)

M — Edwards, 18 pass from Clarke (kick failed)

M — Peters, 5 pass from Clarke (Hoffman kick)

M — Davis, 27 interception return (Hoffman kick)

MP — Baer, 11 run (Schroeck kick)

Team stats

MERCER                     MERCY.PREP

17    First downs    13

135    Rushing yards    144

223    Passing yards    150

17-14-0    Att-comp-int    15-7-1

358    Total yards    294

1-1    Fumbles-lost    0-0

2-20    Penalties-yards lost    5-50

Individual stats

Rushing: MERCER — L. Leonard 10-84, O’Brien 4-29, Clarke 4-28, Gawne 1-1, T. Leonard 1-(-7); MERCYHURST PREP — Swanson 18-76, Baer 11-43, Goring 5-22, Davis 4-2, Evanoff 3-1.

Passing: MERCER — Clarke 17-14-0-223; MERCYHURST PREP — Evanoff 15-7-1-150.

Receiving: MERCER — Edwards 5-106, Haines 2-48, O’Brien 2-29, Peters 3-12, Davis 1-13, L. Leonard 1-15; MERCYHURST PREP — Davis 2-65, Eliaf 3-65, Baer 2-20.

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SHARPSVILLE    0    0    0    0    0

WILMINGTON    0    7    0    13    20


Scoring plays

W — Sotter, 7 run (Lum kick)

W — Bloise, 1 run (Gardner kick)

W — Sotter, 8 pass from Llewellyn (kick failed)

Team stats

SHARPSVILLE               WILMINGTON

4    First downs    11

45    Rushing yards    155

41    Passing yards    45

10-3-1    Att-comp-int    12-5-1

86    Total yards    200

4-2    Fumbles-lost    0-0

3-25    Penalties-yards lost    2-14

Individual stats

Rushing: SHARPSVILLE — N/A; WILMINGTON — Bloise 17-55, Sotter 14-44, DeMedal 6-33, Scott 1-26, Llewellyn 7-(-3).

Passing: SHARPSVILLE — N/A; WILMINGTON — Llewellyn 12-5-1-45.

Receiving: SHARPSVILLE — N/A; WILMINGTON — Peoples 2-25, Sotter 2-16, Kollar 1-4.

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COCHRANTON    0    0    8    0    8

LAKEVIEW    35    13    14    0    62


Scoring plays

L — B. Reddick, 73 run (VanDusen kick)

L — B. Reddick, 57 run (PAT failed)

L — B. Reddick, 76 run (Reddick run)

L — B. Reddick, 53 run (VanDusen kick)

L — Bigley, 18 run (VanDusen kick)

L — Spence, 20 run (VanDusen kick)

L — Bigley, 2 run (PAT failed)

L — B. Reddick, 94 run (VanDusen kick)

L — VanDusen, 30 run (VanDusen kick)

NOTE: No score reported for Cochranton

Team stats

COCHRANTON        LAKEVIEW

N/A    First downs    N/A

N/A    Rushing yards    545

N/A    Passing yards    57

N/A    Att-comp-int    2-2-0

N/A    Total yards    602

N/A    Fumbles-lost    N/A

N/A    Penalties-yards lost    N/A

Individual stats

Rushing: COCHRANTON — N/A; LAKEVIEW — B. Reddick 12-391, T. Reddick 5-11, Spenc 7-55, Bigley 4-24, VanDusen 2-33, A. Rice 6-31.

Passing: COCHRANTON — N/A; LAKEVIEW — Bigley, 2-2-0-57.

Receiving: COCHRANTON — N/A; LAKEVIEW — Stankovich 1-16, VanDusen 1-41.

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GROVE CITY    0    7    7    7    21

SLIPP.ROCK    14    7    14    14    49


Scoring plays

SR  — Reeseman, 42 pass from Whitmer (Cessar kick)

SR — Kadlubek, 77 pass from Whitmer (Cessar kick)

SR — Conlon, 15 run (Cessar kick)

GC — Reznor, 3 run (Nelson kick)

SR — Conlon, 14 run (Cessar kick)

GC — Graham, 5 run (Nelson kick)

SR — T. Lauster, 56 run (Cessar kick)

SR — McDowell, 3 run (Cessar kick)

SR — R. Lauster, 37 run (Cessar kick)

GC — Byers, 35 run (Nelson kick)

Team stats

GROVE CITY        SLIPP.ROCK

11    First downs    12

138    Rushing yards    385

89    Passing yards    169

8-5-1    Att-comp-int    7-4-1

227    Total yards    554

3-2    Fumbles-lost    1-0

2-30    Penalties-yards lost    8-85

Individual stats

Rushing: GROVE CITY — Reznor 17-92, Lucido 8-16, Sample 2-12, Graham 9-6, Sevin 1-7, Skibinski 2-5, Byers 1-35; SLIPPERY ROCK — Conlon 14-170, Whitmer 5-2, T. Lauster 20-100, R. Lauster 6-92, McDowell 4-21.

Passing: GROVE CITY — Graham 8-5-1-89; SLIPPERY ROCK — Whitmer 7-4-1-169.

Receiving: GROVE CITY — Resnor 2-23, Maine 2-21, Hodge 1-45; SLIPPERY ROCK — Reesman 2-58, Kadlubeck 2-111.

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N’WESTERN    7    0    6    0    13

GREENVILLE    0    6    8    0    14


Scoring plays

N — Reiser, 2 run (Tewell kick)

G — Houpt, 12 pass from Jones (kick blocked)

G — Houpt, 45 pass from Fattman (VanAken pass from Jones)

N — Reiser, 56 run (kick blocked)

Team stats

NORTHWESTERN        GREENVILLE

9    First downs    12

171    Rushing yards    107

95    Passing yards    143

13-6-2    Att-comp-int    19-10-0

266    Total yards    250

4-1    Fumbles-lost    0-0

5-50    Penalties-yards lost    6-49

Individual stats

Rushing: NORTHWESTERN — Reiser 18-157, Clinger 5-9 Noe 5-7, Miczo 10-(-2); GREENVILLE — VanAken 14-49, Black 9-30, Fattman 7-19, Nellis 3-9, M.Jones 6-0.

Passing: NORTHWESTERN — Clinger 12-6-1, 95; Wootecki 1-0-1; GREENVILLE — M.Jones 18-9-0, 97; Fattman 1-1-0, 45.

Receiving: NORTHWESTERN — Panko 2-33, Miczo 2-24, Reiser 1-30, Noe 1-8; GREENVILLE — Houpt 5-83, Fattman 3-39, A.Jones 1-2, Ingersheim 1-9..

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BROOKFIELD    0    7    13    0    20

EDGEWOOD    0    0    6    0    6


Scoring plays

B — Clark, 23 run (Tingler kick)

B — Clark, 4 run (Tingler kick)

B — Clark, 14 run (kick failed)

E — Sturgill, 14 pass (kick blocked)

Team stats

BROOKFIELD        EDGEWOOD

18    First downs    9

277    Rushing yards    82

93    Passing yards    103

14-8-2    Att-comp-int    26-11-1

370    Total yards    185

2-2    Fumbles-lost    0-0

11-123    Penalties-yards lost    6-56

Individual stats

Rushing: BROOKFIELD — Clark 23-189, Necastro 6-(-7), Hiner 10-44, Morrison 8-70, Hailey 1-1; ASHTABULA-EDGEWOOD — Smith 11-27, Jones 1-(-2), Wisnyai 7-12, Magda 8-41, Sturgill 2-4.

Passing: BROOKFIELD — Necastro 14-8-2-93; ASHTABULA-EDGEWOOD — Wisnyai 26-11-1-103.

Receiving: BROOKFIELD — Leon 5-78, Morriosn 1-(-2), Krami 2-17; ASHTABULA-EDGEWOOD — McLaughlin 4-69, Sturgill 2-14, Smith 5-20.