Six other District 10 region games were contested on Friday night. In Region 1-A, Sharpsville beat Conneaut, 19-7.
In Region 3-AA, Hickory rebounded from a loss to beat Wilmington, 42-6; Sharon trounced the Rockets in Titusville, 58-8; Greenville rolled past Saegertown, 50-7, and Grove City remained unbeaten with a 37-30 win at Reynolds.
In non-region action, Lakeview routed Franklin, 42-0, and Brookfield improved to 3-0 with a close 10-6 win at Campbell Memorial.
Kennedy Catholic hosts Mercer at noon today in a Region 1-A clash.
Following are staff reports:
ä Sharon 58, Titusville 8 — The long ride home from Titusville was a happy affair for the Sharon Tigers of coach Jim Wildman after the District 10 Region 3-AA rout that left Sharon at 2-0 in the region and 2-1 overall.
“We’re getting better,” said a happy Wildman, whose team manhandled Saegertown last week after the opening season loss to Farrell. “We made some adjustments up front; we think we’ve finally settled in on who belongs there. The kids are little more sure of themselves.”
Speedy Carnell Hawkins scored 5 touchdowns for the Tigers on runs of 14, 11, 46, 80 and 60 yards. He finished with 226 yards on 10 carries. Trenton Mosley had a pair of tallies on a 12-yard pass from Andrew Tomko and a 31-yard run.
Tomko connected with Dan Vanderslice on a 1-yard TD aerial, while Anthony Johnson hit paydirt on a 10-yard burst. Evan Gill hit on 4 PAT kicks.
Tomko hit 8 of 11 passes for 164 yards.
“Tomko had good night and obviously the whole offense did,” said Wildman. “We played great defensively. We played everybody so every mom is happy tonight.”
On defense, Mosley had an interception, while Johnson recovered 2 fumbles.
Titusville (0-2, 0-3) had one TD on a 44-yard pass from Todd Brown to Cody Sines.
ä Brookfield 10, Campbell Memorial 6 — At Campbell, the Red Devils took a 6-0 lead in the 1st quarter, but it was the only points they would score as coach Randy Clark’s Warriors (3-0) remained undefeated.
D.J. Harrison hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass from Stephan Elash to give CM a 6-0 lead. The 2-point conversion attempt failed.
Brookfield cut the lead to 6-3 in the 2nd quarter on a 22-yard field goal by Kasey Tingler.
The Warriors took the 10-6 in the 3rd quarter on a 15-yard TD run by Joey Clark and Tingler’s PAT.
The Brookfield defense held Campbell Memorial (0-3) to only 4 first down and minus-13 rushing yards. Elash finished 11-of-17 for 166 yards. Harrison pulled in 4 catches for 137 yards.
For Brookfield, which hosts Struthers this Friday, Clark had 25 carries for 96 yards. Quarterback Augustus Necastro was 2-of-9 for 6 yards with 1 pick.
ä Lakeview 42, Franklin 0 — At Lakeview in a non-region encounter, the Class A Sailors of coach Dan York remained undefeated (3-0) with the rout the Class AAA Knights (1-2).
Sailor senior running back Blake Reddick continued his assault on the Lakeview record books as he rambled for 308 yards on 18 carries and scored three TDs on runs of 26, 43 and 57 yards. Reddick rushed for 2,091 yards last season and has already totaled 694 this campaign.
Zach VanDusen scored on a 6-yard run, while Brandon Rice thrilled the home fans with an 85-yard kickoff return for a tally. Marquis Spence scored the final touchdown of the night in the third period on a 1-yard burst.
VanDusen kicked 4 extra points and Reddick ran in a two-pointer.
On defense, Reddick had a pair of interceptions, while VanDusen had one.
ä Sharpsville 19, Conneaut Area 7 — At Linesville High School, the Blue Devils (1-1, 2-1) trailed 7-0 at the end of the 1st quarter, but scored a dozen points in the 2nd quarter and 7 in the 4th to earn the Region 1-AA win.
Elijah Anderton gave Conneaut Area a 6-0 lead in the 1st frame on a 3-yard TD run. Brennon Miller tacked on the PAT for a 7-0 lead.
Sharpsville cut the lead to 7-6 in the 2nd quarter on a 25-yard touchdown run by Ben BuCher. The extra-point kick failed.
Coach Paul Piccirilli’s Blue Devils took a 12-7 lead later in the 2nd quarter on a 33-yard TD pass from Nick Henwood to Tyrin Peavy. The 2-point pass conversion attempt failed.
The Blue Devils, who rebounded from a tough 6-0 loss to Mercer last Saturday, went up 19-7 in the 4th frame on a 2-yard TD run by Peavy and Nathan Lutz’s PAT.
Tyler Wansack led the Blue Devils in rushing with 93 yards on 17 carries. Henwood finished 9-of-17 for 155 yards. Greg Popatak pulled in 4 catches for 72 yards.
Quarterback Hunter Merritt (22-66) led Conneaut Area (0-2, 1-2) in rushing and was 6-of-14 for 51 yards.
ä Hickory 42, Wilmington 6 — Big plays and big guys were the keys to victory for Hickory.
Led by dominating efforts in the trenches by their offensive and defensive lines, the Hornets (1-1, 2-1) scored three times of plays longer than 35 yards or more in a 42-6 thumping of Wilmington in Region 3AA play Friday evening.
“We felt all week that we had to win the line of scrimmage,” Hornet taskmaster Bill Brest said. “We felt we won the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball tonight. Tonight, it’s all about the boys ... how they practiced on the field and how they prepared in the film room. It’s about their execution and desire to win this ballgame.”
After a scoreless first quarter, De’quan Lewis notched the Hornets’ initial big play with a 35-yard scamper off the left side of the Hickory line with Jordan Wombacher providing the first of 6 PATS. On Hickory’s next possession, Lewis put Hickory up 14-0 with a 1-yard score at the break.
Next up in the big play department was Andrew Pryts, who took the second half’s opening kickoff 74 yards for a 21-0 lead. Then after 5 Wilmington offensive plays, Davon Tindall took an end-around 80 yards all the way to the Wilmington 1 before Lou Derloni burst through the line for a 1-yard score.
On the fourth quarter’s first play, Derloni burst 55 yards for another Hickory score and after Zechariah Sewell pounced on a Wilmington fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Matt Voytick found Pryts’ for a 10-yard scoring strike and a 42-0 cushion.
“They’re a good team and we knew that coming in,” Wilmington coach Terry Verrelli said. “We knew they had several guys that could run. That’s always your worry, because they have so many that you can’t key on just one. You have to play football. When (the other team) has a bunch of guys with speed, that turns into a problem, which it did tonight.”
Hickory limited the ‘Hounds (0-2, 1-2) to just 114 yards of total offense, including just 41 yards on the ground.
“The defense, their technique is getting better,” Brest said. “Their pursuit to the ball and discipline is getting better. We just have to keep playing defense. We wanted to make them one dimensional and throw the ball. I think we did that.”
Meanwhile, the Hornets put up 33 yards of total offense.
“They were the better team tonight,” Verrelli said. “There’s no question about it. We’re going to go back and we have to get better. I’m not upset about what happened. We have to go back and improve from this. That’s the key thing. We’re big up front and they manhandled us on both sides of the ball. We couldn’t block them and we couldn’t get off their blocks.
“We have to get better in all phases of the game. (The Greyhounds) are young, but that’s not an excuse. We have to get better.”
Notes: Riley Kollar provided Wilmington’s lone points by scooping up a Hornet fumble and racing 40 yards for the touchdown with 3:13 left. ... Derloni, Pryts, Ross Passalinqua and Zechariah Sewell were credited with fumble recoveries for the Hornets, while Anthony Cannone had an interception for the Hornets. ... Wombacher, Austin Aikens and Tyler Reardon were credited with sacks for Hickory. — By Corey J. Corbin, Herald sports correspondent
ä Greenville 50, Saegertown 7 — At Greenville, the Trojans of coach Brian Herrick showed no signs of a letdown after their huge win over Hickory last week as they romped over the Tigers.
Greenville (2-0 in Region 3-AA, 3-0 overall) dominated from the start against the winless visitors.
Cody Nellis got the scoring parade started early with a 1-yard TD run and Luke Houpt followed with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Matt Jones.
Tyler Fattman scored on a 53-yard punt return, then Trey VanAken on a 37-yard run. Nick Black hit paydirt on a 15-yard burst.
Dominic Chambers tallied the final two TDs for Greenville on runs of 1 and 4 yards. Casey Eells connected on 6 PAT kicks, while Gage Gladysz ran in a two-pointer.
ä Grove City 37, Rey-nolds 30 — At Reynolds, the Eagles of coach Jeff Bell shot out to a 23-0 lead, but had to stave of a big Raider rally for the victory.
Grove City (2-0 Region 3-AA, 3-0) scored on a safety, then had three touchdowns from Foster Reznor on runs of 16 and 2 yards and a 19-yard pass reception from Jared Graham. Reznor finished with 105 yards on 15 carries.
Reynolds got on the board in the second half on a 74-yard burst by Mike Millero, but Grove City came back on a 1-yard run by Jared Sample.
Millero hit paydirt on a 13-yard run, followed by Ian Sapot on a 3-yard run. GC quarterback Graham then scored on a fumble recovery in the endzone before Jake Leipheimer closed out the scoring for Reynolds on a 1-yard run.
The loss was the first for Reynolds and new head coach Josh Mull.
WILMINGTON 0 0 0 6 6
HICKORY 0 14 14 14 42
H — Lewis, 35 run (Wombacker kick)
H — Lewis, 1 run (Wombacker kick)
H — Pryts, 74 kickoff ret. (Wombacker kick)
H — Derloni, 1 run (Wombacker kick)
H — Derloni, 55 run (Wombacker kick)
H — Pryts, 10 pass from Voytik (Wombacker kick)
W — Kollar, 40 fum ret. (kick failed)
5 First downs 10
41 Rushing yards 263
73 Passing yards 71
8-3-1 Att-comp-int 8-4-0
114 Total yards 334
4-2 Fumbles-lost 5-0
6-36 Penalties-yards lost 6-65
Rushing: WILMINGTON — Bloise 12-26, Sotter 9-22, Llewellyn 5-(-16), Bender 3-7, DeMedal 1-2; HICKORY — Derloni 6-77, Voytik 8-15, Pryts 1-0, Lewis 4-49, Carr 4-24, Tindall 1-80, Selow 2-2, Ezi-Ashi 3-18, Bianco 2-(-2).
Passing: WILMINGTON — Lewellyn 8-3-1-114; HICKORY — Voytik 8-4-0-71.
Receiving: WILMINGTON — Monstwil 1-30, Peoples 1-25, DeMedal 1-10; HICKORY — Lewis 1-30, A. Cannone 1-15, Tindall 1-15, Pryts 1-10.
SHARON 27 25 0 6 58
TITUSVILLE 0 0 8 0 8
S — Hawkins, 14 run (Gill kick)
S — Hawkins, 11 run (Gill kick)
S — Hawkins, 46 run (kick failed)
S — Mosley, 12 pass from Tomko (Gill kick)
S — Hawkins, 80 run (Gill kick)
S — Vanderslice, 1 pass from Tomko (kick blocked)
S — Hawkins, 60 run (kick blocked)
S — Johnson, 10 run (kick failed)
T - Cody Sines, 44 pass from Todd Brown (Fargas pass from Brown)
S - Mosley, 31 run (no pat)
14 First downs N/A
378 Rushing yards N/A
164 Passing yards N/A
11-8-0 Att-comp-int N/A
542 Total yards N/A
2-2 Fumbles-lost N/A
7-55 Penalties-yards lost N/A
Rushing: SHARON — C. Hawkins 10-226, Mosley 4-76, Johnson 4-35, Norris 7-23, Thompson 1-4, E. Hawkins 1-6, Pinkins 2-8; TITUSVILLE — N/A.
Passing: SHARON — Tomko, 11-8-0-164; TITUSVILLE — N/A.
Receiving: SHARON — Vanderslice 2-29, C. Hawkins 2-25, Mosley 3-96, Meszaros 1-14; TITUSVILLE — N/A.
BROOKFIELD 0 3 7 0 10
CAMPBELL 6 0 0 0 6
C — Harrison, 76 pass from Elash (pass failed)
B — Tingler, 22 FG
B — Clark, 15 run (Tingler kick)
10 First downs 4
183 Rushing yards -13
6 Passing yards 166
9-2-1 Att-comp-int 18-11-0
189 Total yards 153
1-1 Fumbles-lost 0-0
3-18 Penalties-yards lost 7-54
Rushing: BROOKFIELD — Clark 25-96, Morrison 12-59, Necastro 8-27, Johnson 1-1; CAMPBELL MEMORIAL — A. Jackson 9-12, B. Jackson 1-8, Brown 1-4, Johnson 1-(-2), Elash 9-(-15), Harrison 4-(-20).
Passing: BROOKFIELD — Necastro 9-2-1-6; CAMPBELL MEMORIAL — Elash 17-11-0-166, Harrison 1-0-0-0.
Receiving: BROOKFIELD — Clark 1-5, Morrison 1-1; CAMPBELL MEMORIAL — Harrison 4-137, B. Jackson 2-15, Johnson 2-8, Brown 2-(-2).
FRANKLIN 0 0 0 0 0
LAKEVIEW 13 8 21 0 42
L — VanDusen, 6 run (VanDusen kick)
L — Reddick, 26 run (PAT failed)
L — Reddick, 43 run (Reddick run)
L — Rice, 85 kickoff ret. (VanDusen kick)
L — Reddick, 57 run (VanDusen kick)
L — Spence, 1 run (VanDusen kick)
N/A First downs N/A
N/A Rushing yards 459
N/A Passing yards 34
N/A Att-comp-int 1-1-0
N/A Total yards 493
N/A Fumbles-lost N/A
N/A Penalties-yards lost N/A
Rushing: FRANKLIN — N/A; LAKEVIEW — Reddick 18-308, VanDusen 6-33, Bigley 1-8, Spence, 6-62, Rice 3-27, Cannon 4-21.
Passing: FRANKLIN — N/A; LAKEVIEW — Bigley, 1-1-0-34.
Receiving: FRANKLIN — N/A; LAKEVIEW — VanDusen 1-34.
SHARPSVILLE 0 12 0 7 19
CONNEAUT 7 0 0 0 7
C — Anderton, 3 run (Miller kick)
S — BuCher, 25 run (kick failed)
S — Peavy, 33 pass from N. Henwood (pass failed)
S — Peavy, 2 run (Lutz kick)
17 First downs 11
128 Rushing yards 97
155 Passing yards 51
17-9-0 Att-comp-int 14-6-0
283 Total yards 148
3-1 Fumbles-lost 0-0
5-25 Penalties-yards lost 1-15
Rushing: SHARPSVILLE — Wansack 17-93, Peavy 10-42, BuCher 7-33, Keck 1-2, N. Henwood 3-(-28), team 2-(-14); CONNEAUT AREA — Merritt 22-66, Anderton 13-31.
Passing: SHARPSVILLE — N. Henwood 17-9-0-155; CONNEAUT AREA — Merritt 14-6-0-51.
Receiving: SHARPSVILLE — Popatak 4-72, Smith 2-39, Peavy 2-36, BuCher 1-8; CONNEAUT AREA — Williams 2-24, Litwin 2-13, Miller 1-8, Ledford 1-6.
SAEGERTOWN 0 0 7 0 7
GREENVILLE 29 14 0 7 50
G — Nellis, 1 run (Eells kick)
G — Houpt, 43 pass from Jones (Eells kick)
G — Fattman, 53 punt ret. (G. Gladysz run)
G — VanAken, 37 run (Eells kick)
G — Black, 15 run (Eells kick)
G — Chambers, 1 run (Eells kick)
S — Schultz, 1 run (Rhoades kick)
G — Chambers, 4 run (Eells kick)
No Team/Individual stats reported
GROVE CITY 9 14 7 7 37
REYNOLDS 0 0 15 15 30
GC — safety
GC — Reznor, 16 run (Latimer kick)
GC — Reznor, 2 run (Nelson kick)
GC — Reznor, 19 pass from Graham, (Nelson kick)
R — Millero, 74 run (Ryhal kick)
GC — Sample, 1 run (Nelson kick)
R — Millero, 13 run (Millero run)
R — Sapot, 3 run (Millero run)
GC - Graham, fum. rec in end zone (Nelson kick)
R -- Leipheimer, 1 run (Ryhal kick)
GROVE CITY REYNOLDS
15 First downs 10
304 Rushing yards N/A
61 Passing yards N/A
6-5-0 Att-comp-int N/A
365 Total yards N/A
1-0 Fumbles-lost 1-1
9-80 Penalties-yards lost N/A
Rushing: GROVE CITY — Sample 10-98, Graham 9-57, Hodge 1-(-2), Reznor 15-105, Sabuski 8-46; REYNOLDS — N/A.
Passing: GROVE CITY — 6-5-0-61; REYNOLDS — N/A.
Receiving: GROVE CITY — Reznor 4-45, Lyons 1-16; REYNOLDS — N/A.
Six other District 10 region games were contested on Friday night. In Region 1-A, Sharpsville beat Conneaut, 19-7.
Roundup: GC girls edge Sharpsville; Hickory, Mercer win
ä Grove City 40, Sharpsville 37 — At the Devils’ Den in Sharpsville, the visiting Lady Eagles escaped with their record remaining unscathed; however it was not until the final 2.6 ticks to play.
With Sharpsville on the short end of a 38-37 margin, Grove City committed the last of its 7 second-half turnovers with 27 seconds left.
LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS: Thiel's Schafer picked for NCAA Pathway Program
Thiel College assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator Amy Schafer was one of just 12 individuals recently selected for the NCAA 2014 Pathway Program.
The Pathway Program exists to assist minority and/or female administrators who wish to become director of athletics as their next career step through education, training and mentoring. The program is designed to provide national exposure to its participants and to generate the opportunity to glean information and career guidance from the leadership of intercollegiate athletics administrators throughout the country.
Reynolds 20-year home mat streak halted
They say that all good things must end. Even winning streaks of local powerhouse Reynolds High wrestling team!
The Raiders of coach Casey Taylor dropped a tough 30-25 decision to Erie McDowell Tuesday night at Reynolds, the first home loss for the Raiders since 1993.
The Class AAA Trojans (2-0) last year rallied from a large deficit to beat Class AA Reynolds in Erie, 38-33. On Tuesday, the northerners also rallied from a 25-21 deficit in the final two matches to halt the streak.
Roundup: Sharon rallies to beat WM, 72-56
When West Middlesex High’s wonderful 2013 Final Four run ended last March 22, it was at Sharon’s Tiger gymnasium. And while Tuesday night’s circumstances were considerably less dramatic, they ended similarly.
The Big Reds built a 20-8 first-quarter bulge. Ultimately, however, West Middlesex made 27 miscues, resulting in a 72-56 District 10 inter-region setback at Sharon.
Roundup: WM girls beat UC; Sharpsville, KC fall
ä West Middlesex 52, Union City 27 — At Union City, coach Mike Williams’ Region 1-A Ms. Reds improved to 2-1 with a win over the Lady Bears of Region 4-AA.
Alyson Pierce scored 15 to lead WM, Noelle Murray registered 13 points and Allie Staunch bucketed 10 markers.
Hickory falls to Lions in PIAA Class AA western region final
SLIPPERY ROCK — Brett Brumbaugh brought Bill Brest back to reality.
Brest seemed, Saturday afternoon, momentarily lost in thought when a post-game question was posed. Perhaps it was because it had been 3 months since he had experienced the disappointment of defeat.
Brumbaugh-led South Fayette’s football team short-circuited a splendid season a step shy of the statewide stage for Brest and Hickory High with a 23-20 win over the Hornets in the PIAA Class AA western regional championship game.
SPORTVIEW: Browns, Steelers will both lose
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Does it really matter?
Roundup: Opening-weekend tipoff tourneys conclude
Kittanning Tipoff Championship
ä Hickory 60, Kittanning 32 — Coach Jeannette Whitehead’s Lady Hornets had an impressive weekend in winning the opening tourney of the season.
“It’s nice to get out of the game with a win,” said Whitehead. “The kids were anxious to get going.”
2013-14 hoops season begins with tipoff tourneys
Farrell Julius McCoy Tipoff Tourney
ä Kennedy Catholic 48, Imani Christian Academy 40 — The Golden Eagles set up an all local rematch with host Farrell by pulling away in the fourth quarter in a tight battle.
For KC, Gerald Zachar and Sam Crow each scored 13 points to pace the victory, Brown had 14 and Southerner 12 for Imani.
Brookfield boys win season-opener against Py Valley
It was a typical season-opener: Too many turnovers, some questionable shot selection, and careless personal fouls. But for Brookfield High boys’ bench boss Bill Kovach, “ ... always happy with a win.”
The Warriors were 7-for-10 from the free-throw line during the 4th frame, and held off Pymatuning Valley, 59-48, Tuesday night.
Hornets advance to semis with win over Central
DuBOIS, PA. — Some people could say the “third time is a charm.” For the Hickory High Hornets it was much more than that. In fact, it was glorious.
After losing in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs the last two years, the Hornets finally nailed down a victory with a 37-27 triumph over the Central Dragons from Martinsburg.
Lakeview falls to Clarion Area in PIAA quarterfinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — In the scholastic athletic arena, “mercy rule” — while not politically correct in hyper-sensitive 2013 society — is a relatively accepted term.
Clarion High’s football had mercy-ruled all 13 prior opponents this season. And the Bobcats seemed bent on continuing their commanding conquests during Saturday’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal-round meeting with Lakeview.
Hickory focused on winning PIAA opener
The calendar reminds us that Thanksgiving arrives a little later than usual this year. But as holiday traditions go, this one has been pretty productive for Hickory High head football coach Bill Brest.
“My wife always has me put up our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving ... and the next day, we’ve won. So I’ll be more than happy to help my wife put up the tree this Friday,” Brest related.
During the past 2 years Hickory has won District 10 titles on Thanksgiving weekend. But this year the Hornets harvested their 3rd consecutive crown last week, jettisoning Girard (21-10). Now Hickory (11-1) has a 1 p.m. date in DuBois Saturday against surprising Central-Martinsburg (11-2) in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals.
Smart move by PIAA to schedule games early this weekend
Congratulations to the PIAA for making a good move that helps teams and fans of high school sports.
Wow, I haven’t been able to say that often enough!
But many of the high school football games this coming weekend will be played in the afternoon which is a real plus for traveling on possibly snow-blown highways at this time of the year.
Hornets 3-peat as D-10 champs with win vs. Girard
EDINBORO — When legendary coach Vince Lombardi said “the only good thing that comes from losing is the desire never to lose again,” he could very well have been referencing the future for Coach Bill Brest and his Hickory Hornets.
Since Hickory lost to Sharon, 14-6, in the 2010 District 10 finals in Brest’s first year at the helm of the team, the D-10 Class AA title game has belonged to Hickory. And Saturday afternoon at Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium, it was no different as the Hornets topped Girard, 21-10 for a third straight crown.
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