The opening night of football in District 10 was a wild one. It featured more than 1,000 points scored by 42 teams, a double-overtime thriller and five shutouts. Here is a look at a few news and notes from the first night.
-It’s only one game, but who had Cochranton, Fairview and Reynolds in the top five of scoring in District 10? The three programs combined to go 6-22 last season but all three looked outstanding on Friday. Cochranton routed Seneca 50-19, Fairview beat Youngsville 45-21 and Reynolds shut out Maplewood 44-0. Austin Andrews dominated for Cochranton with four touchdowns, while Shannon Jackson (Fairview) had 235 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
-With all of the offense produced Friday, 10 teams held their opponents to single digits or shut them out. Cambridge Springs (19-0), Grove City (40-0), Harbor Creek (13-0), Reynolds (44-0) and Sharpsville (35-0) kept their opponents off the scoreboard. Cathedral Prep and Warren allowed only six points, Bradford and Mercer allowed seven and Lakeview held Union City to eight.
-Friday was a successful night for first-year coaches and coaches returning to their programs. Out of six new coaches in District 10, four picked up their first wins. Nathan Liberty (Cochranton) and Mike Feleppa (Meadville) won their first games as varsity head coaches. Jarrett Samuels picked up his first win since returning to Farrell and former Linesville coach Pat Gould won his first game as the new coach of Conneaut. Longtime Wilmington coach Terry Verrelli moved to within eight wins of becoming District 10′s all-time wins leader and North East coach Matt Shesman is one win from No. 100.
-Michigan State recruit Damion Terry had nearly every career passing record in Cathedral Prep history entering the season. He grabbed one more record during a 56-6 win over Perry. Terry threw two touchdown passes, giving him 39 as a Rambler. That ties Eric Carlson for the school record in a career. Terry needs one more touchdown pass to stand alone. He also threw for 245 yards to up his career total to 3,912 and should become Prep’s first 4,000-yard passer in school history against Strong Vincent.
Check back every day for more news and notes on District 10 football.