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Posted: July 16th, 2014

Grove City Eagles
Coach: Sam Mowrey (1st season)
2013 overall record: 5-5
2013 region record: 4-3 (fourth)
2013 playoff results: Lost to Northwestern 28-7 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Foster Reznor, Grant Craig, Shaun Smoker, Jared Sample, Ryan Palmer, Dustin Maine, Warren Marlowe
Top returning players: Jared Graham, Donny Sevin, Tanner Lucido, Boone Lyons, Jesse Hodge, Ian Craig
Assistant coaches: Todd Warner, Ty Thompson, Dwayne Lettie, Terry Ruffo, Marty Phipps, Jordan Patterson, Ty Wise, Derek Degraaf, Wade Patterson, Don Adams, Kevin Martin, Junior Saylor

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–Tom Reisenweber
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Posted: July 10th, 2013

Grove City Eagles
Coach: Jeff Bell (17th season, 110-61)
2012 overall record: 9-2
2012 region record: 6-1 (co-champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated North East 56-14 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals before losing to Hickory 35-13 in the semifinals.
Top players lost: Chad Williams, Shawn Seybert, Kyle Trinch, Ethan Yalch, Harold Price, Devan Smoker, Tom Kosick, John Lamarca, Mac Patterson
Top returning players: Jacob Graham, Foster Reznor, Shaun Smoker, Grant Craig, Ryan Palmer, Jared Graham, Tanner Lucido, Boone Lyons, Dustin Maine, Jared Sample
Assistant coaches: Todd Warner, Keith Degraaf, Dwayne Lettie, Ty Thompson, Marty Phipps, Sam Mowrey, Ty Wise, Derek Degraaf, Justin Bell, Jordan Patterson, Wade Patterson, Bill Reznor, Junior Saylor
Outlook: Grove City has built a strong program that is looking for its sixth straight region title this fall. The Eagles ran into a talented Hickory team in the playoffs last year but Class AA is wide open this season. Grove City will have to replace Chad Williams, Shawn Seybert, Kyle Trinch, Ethan Yalch, Harold Price, Devan Smoker, Tom Kosick, John Lamarca and Mac Patterson who are gone to graduation. Trinch was voted to the all-region first team at wide receiver after hauling in 18 passes for 288 yards and one touchdown. He was also voted to the all-region second team at defensive back. Williams is another first-team selection gone. He was voted to the first team at all-purpose after rushing for 803 yards and 12 touchdowns and catching 11 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Williams was also voted to the all-region first team at linebacker after recording 72 tackles. Price was voted to the all-region second team at running back after rushing for 717 yards and seven touchdowns. Seybert was voted to the all district team on offense and all-region second team on the offensive and defensive lines, and Smoker was voted to the second team on the defensive line. With plenty of offensive production lost to graduation, Grove City will need to reload quickly. The Eagles have some experience back in Jacob Graham, Foster Reznor, Shaun Smoker, Grant Craig, Ryan Palmer, Jared Graham, Tanner Lucido, Boone Lyons, Dustin Maine and Jared Sample. Reznor has been a leader for several years and was vote to the all-region first team at defensive back and second team at running back last fall. He ran for 737 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 201 yards and five touchdowns. He also had two interceptions and 55 tackles. Jared Graham is back at quarterback after throwing for 614 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore. Smoker, Craig and Palmer are two-way starters on the line, while Jacob Graham is the starting center. D’Andre Byers, Donny Sevin, Warren Marlowe, Brandon Dennis, Chad Fyffe and Dylan Skibinski are new players for the Eagles this year that could make an impact right away. With most of the line back as well as Reznor and its quarterback, Grove City will need to fill out the rest of the offensive and defensive backfields to make a run at the region title. The Eagles have experience and one of the strongest programs in District 10 and may be a few key players away from winning the D-10 title. The Eagles open the season against Carrick before a huge game at Wilmington in Week 2. The Eagles also play rival Slippery Rock, a Class AAA team, in the non-region portion of the schedule, and Hickory gets Hickory and Sharon at home. If the Eagles can plug their few holes, they look like the team to beat in Region 3 and D-10 Class AA.

Schedule
August
30 Carrick 7
September
6 at Wilmington* 7
13 at Reynolds* 7
20 Hickory* 7
27 Greenville* 7
October
4 Saegertown* 7
11 at Slippery Rock 7
18 at Titusville* 7
25 Sharon* 7
November
1 Bye
*Region 3 games

Thursday: Harbor Creek

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 25th, 2013

Here is a look at the Grove City football schedule this fall. We will publish schedules as we receive them from schools.

All times p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Grove City Eagles
Date Scrimmages Time
Aug. 17 at Ellwood City 9:30 a.m.
Aug. 23 Fort LeBoeuf 6:30
Date Regular season Time
Aug. 30 Carrick 7
Sept. 6 at Wilmington* 7
Sept. 13 at Reynolds* noon
Sept. 20 Hickory* 7
Sept. 27 Greenville* 7
Oct. 4 Saegertown* 7
Oct. 11 at Slippery Rock 7
Oct. 18 at Titusville* 7
Oct. 25 Sharon* 7
Nov. 1 Bye

*Region 3 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Football
Posted: November 16th, 2012

Foster Reznor

Grove City junior Foster Reznor was one of the few returning Eagles this season after last year’s District 10 Class AAA championship.

Reznor has taken on a leadership role and has been outstanding for the Region 3 co-champions. In the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals, Reznor ran for 45 yards and one touchdown while hauling in five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-14 win over North East.

The running back has 654 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground this year and has 11 receptions for 201 yards and five touchdowns. He also has two interceptions as a defensive back for the Eagles.

Poll results:

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Posted: October 16th, 2012

Here’s a look at the state football rankings:

Harrisburg Patriot-News state rankings:

CLASS AAAA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. North Allegheny (7)     7-0     2
2. St. Joseph’s Prep (12)     6-0     6
3. Gateway (7)     6-1     3
4. LaSalle College (12)     6-1     1
5. Central Dauphin* (3)     6-1     5
6. Easton (11)     7-0     7
7. Downingtown East (1)     7-0     9
8. Harrisburg (3)     5-2     8
9. Mount Lebanon (7)     6-1     10
10. Delaware Valley (2)     7-0     NR
Teams to watch: Bethel Park (7) 5-2, Cumberland Valley (3) 6-1, Ridley (1) 7-0, Seneca Valley (7) 6-1, Upper St. Clair (7) 6-1, Wilson (3) 6-1.

CLASS AAA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Cathedral Prep (10)     7-0     1
2. Bishop McDevitt (3)     7-0     2
3. Montour (7)     7-0     3
4. Archbishop Wood* (12)     5-2     4
5. Central Valley (7)     6-1    5
6. Pottsgrove (1)     7-0     6
7. West Allegheny (7)     6-1     7
8. Thomas Jefferson (7)     7-0     9
9. Berwick (2)     6-1     10
10. Franklin Regional (7)     6-1     NR
Teams to watch: Abington Heights (2) 6-1, Cardinal O’Hara (12) 4-3, Clearfield (9) 7-0, Mars (7) 6-1, West Chester Henderson (1) 6-1, West Mifflin (7) 7-0.

CLASS AA
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Aliquippa (7)     7-0     1
2. Imhotep Charter (12)     7-0     2
3. Wyomissing (3)     7-0     3
4. South Fayette (7)     7-0     4
5. Washington (7)     7-0     5
6. Jeannette (7)     6-1     6
7. Hickory (10)     6-1     7
8. Grove City (10)     6-1     10
9. Trinity (3)     6-1     9
10. Catasauqua (11)     7-0     NR
Teams to watch: Beaver Area (7) 7-0, Bermudian Springs (3) 7-0, Mount Pleasant (7) 5-2, Richland (6) 7-0, Seton-LaSalle (7) 6-1, Wilmington (10) 5-2.

CLASS A
School (District)    Record     Previous
1. Clairton* (7)     7-0     1
2. Southern Columbia (4)     7-0     2
3. Rochester (7)     7-0     3
4. Old Forge (2)     7-0     4
5. Dunmore (2)     6-1     5
6. Monessen (7)     6-1     6
7. West Middlesex (10)     6-1     7
8. Sharpsville (10)     6-1     8
9. Bellwood-Antis (6)     7-0     9
10. Port Allegany (9)     7-0     10
Teams to watch: Bishop Canevin (7) 5-2, Line Mountain (4) 6-1, Neshannock (7) 6-1, Penns Manor (6) 6-1, Williams Valley (11) 7-0.
*2011 PIAA champion.**2011 Class AA champion.

 

Pennsylvania Football News state rankings:

CLASS AAAA

Rank – School – District – Record
1. North Allegheny (7) (7-0)
2. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) (6-0)
3. Easton Area (11) (7-0)
4. Downingtown East (1) (7-0)
5. Ridley (1) (7-0)
6. LaSalle College (12) (6-1)
7. Gateway (7) (6-1)
8. Central Dauphin (3) (6-1)
9. Wilson (West Lawn) (3) (6-1)
10. Penn Manor (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:Central Bucks South (6-1)
Cumberland Valley (3) (6-1)
Delaware Valley (2) (7-0)
Downingtown West (1) (6-1)
Mount Lebanon (7) (6-1)
Pennridge (1) (6-1)
Penn Trafford (7) (6-1)
Plymouth-Whitemarsh (1) (6-1)
Scranton (2) (7-0)
Seneca Valley (7) (6-1)
Upper St. Clair (7) (6-1)


 

CLASS AAA

Rank – School – District
1. Bishop McDevitt (3) (7-0)
2. Cathedral Prep (10) (7-0)
3. Pottsgrove (1) (7-0)
4. Montour (7) (7-0)
5. Thomas Jefferson (7) (7-0)
6. Archbishop Wood (12) (5-2)
7. Berwick Area (2) (6-1)
8. Central Valley (7) (6-1)
9. West Mifflin (7) (7-0)
10. West York (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:
Abington Heights (2) (6-1)
Academy Park (1) (6-1)
Bangor Area (11) (6-1)
Clearfield (9) (7-0)
Cocalico (3) (6-1)
Conrad Weiser (3) (6-1)
Franklin Regional (7) (6-1)
Garden Spot (3) (7-0)
Mars Area (7) (6-1)
Slippery Rock (10) (6-1)
Springfield (Delco) (1) (6-1)
Warren (10) (6-1)

West Allegheny (7) (6-1)
West Chester Henderson (1) (6-1)

CLASS AA

Rank – School – District
1. Aliquippa (7) (7-0)
2. Wyomissing (3) (7-0)
3. Imhotep Charter (12) (7-0)
4. South Fayette (7) (7-0)
5. Washington (7) (7-0)
6. Jeannette (7) (6-1)
7. Richland (6) (7-0)
8. Beaver Area (7) (7-0)
9. Bermudian Springs (3) (7-0)
10. Berks Catholic (3) (7-0)

Others to Watch:
Athens Area (4) (6-1)
Beaver Falls (7) (6-1)
Catasaqua (11) (7-0)
Central Columbia (4) (6-1)
Grove City (10) (6-1)
Hickory (10) (6-1)
Red Land (3) (6-1)
Schuylkill Valley (3) (6-1)
Seton-LaSalle (7) (6-1)
South Allegheny (7) (6-1)
Tamaqua (11) (7-0)
Trinity (3) (6-1)


CLASS A

Rank – School – District
1. Clairton (7) (6-0)
2. Southern Columbia (4) (7-0)
3. Rochester Area (7) (7-0)
4. Bellwood-Antis (6) (7-0)
5. Old Forge (2) (7-0)
6. Port Allegany (9) (7-0)
7. Williams Valley (11) (7-0)
8. Dunmore (2) (6-1)
9. West Middlesex (10) (6-1)
10. Tri-Valley (11) (6-1)

Others to Watch:
Berlin Brothersvalley (5) (7-0)
Bethlehem-Center (7) (6-1)
Bishop Guilfoyle (6) (6-1)
Brockway (9) (7-0)
Clarion Area (9) (7-0)
Line Mountain (4) (6-1)
Monessen (7) (6-1)
Neshannock (7) (6-1)
Northern Bedford (5) (7-0
Penns Manor (6) (6-1)
Sharpsville (10) (6-1)
Sto-Rox (7) (6-1)

 


 

Posted: October 3rd, 2012

Cathedral Prep remained No. 1 in Class AAA this week in the Harrisburg Patriot-News state football rankings.

The Ramblers will host archrival McDowell Friday at Veterans Stadium. McDowell, which is coming off a second consecutive loss to an Ohio power — a 34-23 setback to St. Edward on Friday — dropped into the “teams to watch” category in Class AAAA after being ranked No. 9 for the previous three weeks.

District 10′s Hickory, Wilmington  and Grove City are ranked in the Class AA top 10, while Sharpsville remained No. 4 in Class A. West Middlesex is listed as a Class A team to watch.

Complete state rankings:

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Posted: August 18th, 2012

Four District 10 football teams are ranked in the top 10 in their class in the Pennsylvania Football News preseason rankings, which were released today. Cathedral Prep (Class AAA), Grove City (AA) and Sharpsville (A) are ranked No. 5 in their respective classes. Hickory, meanwhile, is ranked No. 6 in Class AA.

McDowell (Class AAAA), Strong Vincent (AAA), Wilmington (AA), Mercyhurst Prep (A) and West Middlesex (A) are listed among Others to Watch.

CLASS AAAA

Rank – School – District
1. Central Dauphin (3)
2. North Allegheny (7)
3. Wilson (West Lawn) (3)
4. Easton Area (11)
5. North Penn (1)
6. LaSalle College (12)
7. Gateway (7)
8. Downingtown East (1)
9. Upper St. Clair (7)
10. Ridley (1)

Others to Watch: Abington (1), Bethlehem Freedom (11), Council Rock North (1), Cumberland Valley (3), Delaware Valley (2), Garnet Valley (1), McDowell (10), McKeesport (7), Parkland (11), Pennridge (1), Pennsbury (1), Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7), Roman Catholic (12), Scranton (2), Seneca Valley (7), St. Joseph’s Prep (12), State College (6), Whitehall (11), Woodland Hills (7)

CLASS AAA

Rank – School – District
1. Archbishop Wood (12)
2. Bishop McDevitt (3)
3. Franklin Regional (7)
4. Central Valley (7)
5. Cathedral Prep (10)
6. Manheim Central (3)
7. Cardinal O’Hara (12)
8. Pottsgrove (1)
9. Berwick Area (2)
10. West Allegheny (7)

Others to Watch: Blackhawk (7),  Clearfield (9),  Cocalico (3),  Knoch (7),  Lampeter-Strasburg (3),  Lancaster Catholic (3),  Mars Area (7),  Montour (7),  Pottsville (11),  Scranton Prep (2),  Shippensburg (3),  Strath Haven (1),  Strong Vincent (10),  Valley View (2),  West Chester Henderson (1),  West York (3)

CLASS AA

Rank – School – District
1. Aliquippa (7)
2. Wyomissing (3)
3. Mount Carmel (4)
4. Jeannette (7)
5. Grove City (10)
6.
Hickory (10)
7. Pen Argyl (11)
8. GAR Memorial (2)
9. South Fayette (7)
10. Washington (7)

Others to Watch: Beaver Falls (7),  Bermudian Springs (3),  Danville (4),  Delone Catholic (3),  Forest Hills (6),  Imhotep Charter (12),  Karns City (9),  Mifflinburg (4),  Montoursville (4),  Northern Lehigh (11),  Richland (6),  Seton-LaSalle (7),  Towanda (4),  Trinity (3),  Tyrone Area (6),  West Catholic (12),  Wilmington (10),  Wyoming Area (2),

CLASS A

Rank – School – District
1. Clairton (7)
2. Southern Columbia (4)
3. Dunmore (2)
4. Rochester Area (7)
5. Sharpsville (10)
6. Brentwood (7)
7. Penns Manor (6)
8. Bellwood-Antis (6)
9. Old Forge (2)
10. Port Allegany (9)

Others to Watch: Avonworth (7),  Bethlehem-Center (7),  Bishop Canevin (7),  Clarion Area (9),  Coudersport (9),  Elk County Catholic (9),  Line Mountain (4),  Mercyhurst Prep (10),  Minersville (11),  North Star (5),  Pius X (11),  Riverside (2),  Schuylkill Haven (11),  Shenandoah Valley (11),  Sto-Rox (7),  West Middlesex (11)

 

Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: July 12th, 2012

Grove City Eagles
Coach (season, record): Jeff Bell (16th season, 101-59)
2011 overall record: 11-1
2011 region record (place): 6-0 (champion)
2011 playoff results: Defeated East 49-0 in the District 10 Class AAA semifinals and Cathedral Prep 33-0 in the D-10 championship. Grove City then lost to Montour 25-21 in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Wes Phipps, Jordan Patterson, Alex Gilmore, Tony Turner, Erik Record, Chauncey Miller, Jacob Wiley, Mason Depeal, Tyler Dagres, Jake Wyllie, Kevin Bable
Top returning players: Harold Price, Foster Reznor, Chad Williams, Kyle Trinch
Outlook: 2011 was a banner year for Grove City. The Eagles routed Cathedral Prep 33-0 in the District 10 Class AAA championship and came inches from upsetting Montour in the PIAA quarterfinals. With everything Grove City accomplished last fall, the Eagles will need to recover quickly to return to the postseason. Grove City was crushed by graduation but the program could be strong enough to recover. The biggest loss for the Eagles is District 10 Player of the Year Wes Phipps. Phipps, an all-district linebacker, first-team all-region selection at running back and linebacker and the Region 5 Player of the Year, ran for 1,430 yards and 28 touchdowns on 141 carries. He also had six catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns and he had 82 tackles with three sacks. The Eagles’ offensive and defensive lines were a big part of their success last year. Jordan Patterson, Alex Gilmore and Tony Turner were all named to the all-district team as linemen as well as the all-region first team as offensive lineman. Gilmore and Turner were first-team defensive linemen and Patterson was voted to the second team. Also gone are Erik Record, Chauncey Miller, Jake Wyllie, Mason Depeal, Tyler Dagres and Kevin Bable. Record was voted to the all-region first team as a linebacker and second team as a running back. Record ran for 284 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries and he caught five passes for 137 yards and one touchdown. Miller was voted to the second team at tight end and Wyllie is a second-team linebacker. Wyllie had 93 tackles and two sacks last year. Depeal was voted to the second team at defensive back and he ran for 204 yards and five touchdowns at linebacker. A huge loss could be Dagres at quarterback. The four-year starter threw for 783 yards and six touchdowns last year and ran for 252 yards and eight TDs.

With all of the losses Grove City sustained by graduation, there is hope for this season. The Eagles return leaders Harold Price and Foster Reznor. Price was a second-team linebacker last year and Reznor a second-team defensive back. Both will see plenty of carries at running back this fall. Reznor was Grove City’s second-leading rusher with 852 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, while Price was third with 579 yards and eight touchdowns. Reznor led the Eagles with 13 carries for 299 yards and two touchdowns, while Price had four catches for 89 yards and one TD. On defense, Reznor pulled down three interceptions and recorded seven pass deflections. Also back are Chad Williams and Kyle Trinch. Trinch had seven interceptions last year and Williams had five sacks and two interceptions. Jared Graham might be called on to replace Dagres at quarterback. Graham will be a sophomore this season and only threw two passes last year.

A few things are working in Grove City’s favor this year. The Eagles moved down to Class AA in the offseason and they do have some experience back in Price and Reznor. Region 3 is not an easy region to rebuild in and Grove City will find that out right away. After an interesting opener against Carrick, the Eagles host powerhouse Wilmington. Grove City’s first road game will be a tough one at Hickory. The Eagles have some tough non-region games but if they can survive Wilmington and Hickory, they could be in position to not only return to the postseason but contend for the region title.

Schedule
August
31 Carrick 7
September
7 Wilmington* 7
14 Reynolds* 7
21 at Hickory* 7
28 at Greenville* 7
October
5 at Saegertown* 7
12 Slippery Rock 7
19 Titusville* 7
26 at Sharon* 7
November
2 Bye
*Region 3 games

Friday: Harbor Creek

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: March 1st, 2012

East High School running back Anthony Jordan will play for the West team in the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game.

In addition, Corry’s Homer DeLattre will serve as the West’s head coach in the game, which will be played May 6 at Gateway High School in Monroeville.

Grove City lineman Tony Turner will be District 10′s third representative in the game. Jordan and Turner will play for a West team that is predominately made up of players from the WPIAL.

Jordan, a 1,000-yard rusher and Erie Times-News District 10 All-Star, will play for William & Mary next fall.

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Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: September 28th, 2011

District 10 teams Cathedral Prep, Grove City, Hickory, Linesville and Mercyhurst Prep remain among the top 10 in the state, according to this week’s Pennsylvania Football News rankings. Click below to see the rankings:

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Posted: September 1st, 2011

Four area teams — one in each class — are ranked in the first Harrisburg Patriot-News state poll of the season.

McDowell, which competes in the WPIAL Northern Seven Conference, is ranked ninth in Class AAAA.

Grove City, the 2010 District 10 Class AAA runner-up, is No. 8 in AAA. Cathedral Prep, the two-time defending D-10 AAA champ, is listed under teams to watch.

General McLane is ranked No. 10 in AA after a 10-2 season in 2010. Meanwhile, Mercyhurst Prep is No. 10 in Class A.

Other D-10 teams to watch are Hickory and Sharon in AA and Farrell in A.

Click below to see the state poll:

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Posted in: District 10, Football
Posted: August 29th, 2011

The Erie Times-News and GoErie.com are continuing District 10 football preview coverage this week, leading up to Friday’s season openers. Starting Sunday, the preview coverage included Region 6, McDowell and Region 4. The coverage will continue through Thursday. Included in each preview are complete rosters for each team.

Earlier, the Times-News published the 112-page Kickoff preseason guide and posted the online Summer Huddle series on the Varsity blog.

Check out the links to the Times-News team previews:
Sunday: McDowell preview
Sunday: Region 6
Monday: Region 4
Tuesday: Region 5
Wednesday: Region 2
Thursday: Region 3
Thursday: Region 1

Posted in: District 10, Football

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