Lakeview running back Blake Reddick ran wild in a 30-8 win over Union City. Reddick carried the ball 33 times for 365 yards and three touchdowns. His performance allowed the Sailors to not worry about passing the ball. In fact, Lakeview didn’t attempt one pass the entire game. The Sailors finished with 418 rushing yards on 48 carries. Reddick’s 365 yards ranks ninth all-time in District 10 for rushing yards in a single game.
Reddick’s rushing performance has to go down as the biggest game of the week around the state right? Almost. Roman Clay of Lancaster Catholic, McDowell’s opponent in Week 3, ran for 442 yards on 22 carries, including six touchdowns. Despite Clay’s performance, Lancaster Catholic’s defense had to hang on for a 41-33 win over Dallastown. Clay has offers from Kent State, Old Dominion and Massachusetts but is also receiving interest from Pitt.
Those performances might overshadow Shannon Jackson (Fairview) and Khyre Drayer (McDowell), but both had outstanding starts to their seasons. Jackson ran for 235 yards on 28 carries, including three touchdowns, while Drayer had 24 carries for 233 yards and three TDs.
-The usual suspects are among the passing leaders in District 10 after one week. Damion Terry (Cathedral Prep) leads the way with 245 yards, while Joe Dunn (Girard) and Austin Jerman (Warren) have 223 and 214 yards, respectively. All three quarterbacks were impressive last fall and were expected to have big 2012 seasons.
One surprise is Oil City’s Colton Cunningham. The Oilers’ pass-heavy offense enabled Cunningham to lead D-10 in completions (16) and attempts (34) and is second with 231 yards. Oil City fell to Corry 41-39 but the Oilers could have one of the top passing offenses this season.
-Scoring two or three touchdowns in a game can be considered having a very good night for football players. Austin Andrews (Cochranton), Matt Cragg (Corry) and Chad Williams (Grove City) had great nights on Friday. Andrews scored four touchdowns and a 2-point conversion to lead D-10 with 26 points. Cragg and Williams each had four touchdowns. Reddick isn’t far behind with 22 points after scoring three times and tacking on two 2-point conversions.
-District 10 finished Week 1 with a 4-0 record against other districts. If DuBois can be counted in that list, the record would be 5-0. D-10 plays District 9 a total of 13 times this season and is off to a 1-0 start. West Middlesex plays Moniteau this week and Warren gets Clarion-Limestone.
District 10 is 3-0 against the Pittsburgh City League schools with only one game left this year. Strong Vincent will play Brashear in Week 5. Three of the six PCL teams will be in a PIAA subregion with DuBois, McDowell and several District 6 teams.