The weather wreaked havoc in District 10 on Friday with not a drop of rain falling in some areas. Persistent lightning that seemed to go away just long enough for a mandated 30-minute delay to run its course before returning forced two games to be postponed and numerous others to be delayed. DuBois and Oil City didn’t even reach the opening kickoff before the game was delayed 40 minutes before ultimately being postponed until Sunday at 4 p.m. North East and General McLane got a full quarter in before the lightning came and forced a postponement until today at 7 p.m. at Edinboro’s Sox Harrison Stadium. North East leads 7-0 with more than 11 minutes left in the second quarter. The game was moved to Sox Harrison because General McLane High School will host a marching band competition today.
-The other 18 D-10 games fought off the weather to completion. There were several impressive offensive performances, including 77 points from powerhouse Grove City. Tyler Dagres led the way with three touchdowns, while Erik Record added two. Wes Phipps led the rushing attack with 114 yards on seven carries, while Foster Reznor added 90 yards on five carries. The Eagles scored 91 points in a game last year and seem to have a well-oiled machine on offense.
-Despite several injuries, Fairview earned its first win of the season Friday with an impressive 34-21 win over Northwestern. Dan Rosendahl exploded for 212 yards on 32 carries, including four touchdowns, for the Tigers. Rosendahl scored on runs of 4, 3, 11 and 6 yards. Fairview faces a big test against North East next week.
-Anthony Jordan is thriving at East this season with another big game on Friday. Jordan returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and reached the endzone twice carrying the ball to lead the Warriors to a 50-15 win at Warren. Jordan finished with 158 yards on 16 carries, while Darion Qualls added 100 yards on seven carries. Jordan and the Warriors could be in for another big offensive day next week against Union City. The Bears fell to upstart Youngsville 5-0 on Friday behind a T.J. Hardy field goal and a safety.
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-Mercer picked up an impressive 21-0 win over Lakeview. The Mustangs turned to their rushing duo of Joe Hess and Kyle Mariacher to secure a tough road win. Hess carried the ball nine times for 63 yards and two touchdowns, while Mariacher had eight carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. Mercer could be in the mix for the region title this year.
-Speaking of region contenders, Mercyhurst Prep routed Iroquois 46-6 on Friday. Cornelius Barclay had 11 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown, while Thomas Higgins had 135 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. P.J. Wycech threw for 133 yards by completing 6-of-7, including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Canady and a 3-yard touchdown run.
-Wilmington and Sharon picked up Region 3 wins on Friday. The Greyhounds defeated Greenville 34-6 and the Tigers routed Reynolds 35-14. Wilmington received three touchdowns from Anthony Derrick, while Donte Bagnall and Tyler Miller led Sharon with two touchdowns each.
-Harbor Creek kept things rolling with a 24-19 win over Girard. Austin Griffith threw two touchdown passes, while Sean Kuzilla broke a 24-yard touchdown run. Kuzilla finished with 110 yards on 15 carries. The Huskies moved to 2-0 and look like a potential playoff team.
-Cathedral Prep picked up its first win with a 55-14 thrashing of Central Tech. Damion Terry threw for 122 yards and a touchdown while rushing for two. Terry also rushed for 110 yards on 11 carries. Delton Williams added two touchdowns, while John Chereson connected on two field goals.
-Sharpsville moved to 2-0 with a 47-7 rout of Seneca. The Blue Devils look like they are primed for another big year behind Joey Flynn, Spencer Bland and Dersean Alberty-Brown among others. Flynn ran for three touchdowns, while Bland added two.
-McDowell has plenty of momentum heading into Northern Seven play next week. The Trojans shut out Baldwin 28-0 on Friday behind 72 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown by Greg Garmon. Jarrett Koper added two touchdowns and Khyre Drayer scored to complete a 21-point fourth quarter.