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McDowell Follows Its Offensive Line to a Dominating Playoff Victory Over Allderdice

November 12, 2022

With an all-day drenching rain that lasted throughout the entire game, it was no surprise that the weather would play a significant role in the subregional playoff matchup between District 10 champion McDowell and Pittsburgh City League runner-up Allderdice.  For the first few minutes, it looked like Allderdice might make a game of it, coming […]

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Simmons Leads Meadville to Back-to-Back District 10 Titles

November 5, 2022

Simmons Leads Meadville to Back-to-Back District 10 Titles  In what has become a running theme for Meadville, Khalon Simmons found plenty of ways to score in the Bulldog’s convincing 62-14 victory over the Corry Beavers in the District 10 Class 4A title game in Franklin. His six total touchdowns lead Meadville to a commanding victory. […]

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Refocused Meadville Defeats Franklin in a 77-0 Blowout

October 14, 2022

After being humbled by McDowell the week prior, many people were wondering how Meadville would respond. The Bulldogs let the homecoming crowd at Bender Field know they came ready to play on the first snap of the game with an 83-yard run for a touchdown by Khalon Simmons. “We were humbled last week,” Meadville coach […]

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Meadville Blanks CASH to Stay Undefeated

September 24, 2022

You never know what can happen in a rivalry game, but Meadville made it clear on the first two plays that there would be no upset bid by Conneaut Area. The Bulldogs recovered a CASH fumble on the kickoff and set the tone on their first play from scrimmage with a 15-yard touchdown run by […]

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Eisenhower Routes Cochranton in Season Opener

August 27, 2022

There was preseason talk around District 10 that Eisenhower could be headed for a big season. After all, the Knights were returning a significant amount of starters, including Benji Bauer, Keegan Eckstrom, Tucker Lindell, and almost the entire offensive line. And in tonight’s 41-0 rout of Cochranton, Eisenhower absolutely had the look of an experienced […]

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District 10 Region 1 2022 Season Preview

August 24, 2022

District 10 Region 1 Season Preview Preseason Region Rankings Reynolds Saegertown Kennedy Cambridge Springs Maplewood Cochranton Mercer Lakeview Team Previews Mercer 2021 Record: 3-6 The Mercer Mustangs made the District playoffs in 2021 but graduated a lot of players. Losing its quarterback and top rusher, this year’s team will be young, so expect 2022 to […]

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District 10 Region 6 2022 Season Preview

August 18, 2022

Region 6 Overview Once again, it looks like McDowell and Cathedral Prep will be battling it out for Region 6 dominance. Both teams return a ton of talent, so mark September 30 on your calendar for what should be an excellent game between these two long-standing city rivals. Neither Butler nor Erie High will be […]

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District 10 Region 4 Season Preview

August 13, 2022

Region 4 Overview For people over the age of 35, the new scheduling this year has Region 4 looking a lot like the TCAC conference of old. And that’s a good thing because the new alignment has several northwest football rivals back together once again.  Look for Meadville to top the standings in 2022. Although, […]

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Northern Bedford’s 21 Point Third Quarter Propels Panthers Past Reynolds // @NBPantherFBall

November 20, 2021

Though the first half was all Reynolds, the second half was dominated by Northern Bedford. In a game of polarized momentum, the Northern Bedford Panthers took advantage of their second-half surge on way to a 35-22 win over the District 10 Class A champions Reynolds.  The game started as cold as the Northwestern Pennsylvania air, […]

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Cochranton Holds On for a Thrilling Win Over Maplewood // @CochrantonPride @MHSTigersFootb1

November 6, 2021

Anyone who understands football knows that it’s hard to beat the same team twice in the same season. That was definitely the case for the Cochranton Cardinals (8-0), as they held on for a 14-12 win over Maplewood (5-5) in the District 10 Class A semifinal game Friday night at Bender Field in Meadville.  “Maplewood […]

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Breaking down the District 10 Playoffs

November 4, 2021

Class A In Class A, all signs are pointing to a rematch between undefeated Cochranton (7-0) and Eisenhower (7-2). Both schools feature outstanding running backs. Cochranton’s Jack Martinek now holds the all-time rushing record for the Cardinals, while Benji Bauer for Eisenhower is a bruising type back who picks up big yardage after contact.  But […]

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Eisenhower’s Three-Pronged Rushing Attack Leads Knights to Playoff Victory

October 30, 2021

First, it was the rain, then it was the cold air that blew in behind it. But none of the elements impacted the Eisenhower Knights (7-2) Friday night in Titusville during the first-round District 10 Class A playoff matchup against Saegertown (2-6). It all started at the line of scrimmage for Eisenhower — the Knight’s […]

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Early Miscues Sink Trojans – Rock Creek Christian Academy Soars to Dominating Victory // @mcdathletics @RCCA_rb

October 16, 2021

It’s tough to win when you spot your opponent 20 points due to mental errors, bad snaps, and turnovers. And it makes it almost impossible when you do it against a team with as much talent as Rock Creek Christian Academy out of Maryland.  That’s exactly how the McDowell Trojans started the game, forcing the […]

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Meadville Forces 10 Turnovers in 77-0 Rout Over Franklin // @MdvlFootball @Mdvlbulldogs @douglas_ruric

October 9, 2021

The Franklin offense had no answer for Meadville’s front seven in a Region 5 game that quickly got out of control. The Bulldog defense forced 10 turnovers on its way to its third straight shutout. To top it off, the offense was firing on all cylinders, putting 70 points on the scoreboard in the first […]

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Saegertown Holds on to Beat Union City in Region Clash // @SaegertownF

September 25, 2021

The 35-28 final score made the Saegertown Panther’s victory seem more in doubt than it actually was. Leading 35-14 in the fourth quarter, Saegertown (1-1) gave up two late touchdowns to Union City (0-4). In front of a large homecoming crowd at Canon Memorial Stadium in Saegertown, both teams traded scores on the first four […]

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Cochranton Overcomes Eisenhower’s Late Rally for Crucial Region Victory @CochrantonPride

September 18, 2021

Though the Cochranton Cardinals (3-0) walked off the field at Cardinal Stadium with a 34-14 victory over Eisenhower (2-1), the final score wasn’t indicative of how close the game was late in the 4th quarter.  In fact, it seemed like the Knights were poised to steal the victory away from the Cardinals late in the […]

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Jack Martinec’s Four Touchdowns Lead Cochranton Past Seneca // @CochrantonPride @_senecafootballPride

September 10, 2021

Though senior runningback Jack Martinec’s four touchdowns were the storyline, it was the Cochranton Cardinal’s dominant offensive and defensive line play that made the 41-8 victory over the Seneca Bobcats (0-3) look easy.  Though the Cardinals (2-0) were undersized in almost every position, you never would have known it by the way Cochranton’s physicality imposed […]

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Meadville Capitalizes on Six McLane Turnovers in Blowout Victory // @MdvlFootball @MclaneFootball

September 4, 2021

It was all about the Bulldog defense in Meadville’s 47-7 dominating Region 7 victory over the General McLane Lancers Friday night at Bender Field. Tonight’s game was a stark contrast to Meadville’s loss last week to Grove City, where the defense gave up 50 points, and the offense lost five fumbles. But using the previous […]

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Cathedral Prep Routs Erie High 49-6 In Season Opener @PrepRamblers @Erieroyalsfb

August 28, 2021

In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Dollinger Field in Erie, Pennsylvania, Cathedral Prep looked like a team in midseason form. The Ramblers dominated Erie High on the opening night of high school football across the state. In a game that many thought would be competitive, Prep quickly showed its superiority on both sides of […]

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2021 Butler Golden Tornado @ButlerTornadoTV  @GTathletics1 @GTFBoosters

2021 Butler Golden Tornado @ButlerTornadoTV @GTathletics1 @GTFBoosters

August 24, 2021

Butler Golden Tornado PFN Page  Head Coach: Eric Christy PIAA District 10 – Class AAAAAA League: District 10 Region 6 Assistant Coaches: Bill Elliott Todd Smith Mitch Shaw Craig Stewart Matt Martin Jason Butler Nick Sciarro Stephen VanLaningham Cole Harvey Jordan Lumley Tyler Christy 2020 Season Record: 2-4 2021 Schedule DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/SCORE 08-21 […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Cathedral Prep Ramblers @Prepramblers @TheRamblerNews @PrepVilla @Blossey_kelyn @cpmisch87

August 23, 2021

Cathedral Prep Ramblers PFN Page Head Coach Mike Mischler PIAA District 10 – Class AAAAA League: District 10 Region 6 Stadium: Dollinger Field @Prepramblers Assistant Coaches  Wayne Bradford, Jeremiah Conley, Pat Czytuck, Jerry Roberts, Mike Parks, Jeff Brzezinski, Jovan Crosby, Estus Barnes, Charlie Fessler, Andrew Angert Bryan Baumann 2020 Season Record 7-3 2021 Schedule DATE […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Wilmington Greyhounds @NW_Hounds_FB @Jason14Hess @smcconahy44 @wilm2021

August 21, 2021

Wilmington Greyhounds PFN Page Head Coach Brandon Phillian PIAA District 10 – Class AA League: District 10 Region 1 Stadium: Greyhound Stadium Assistant Coaches  Robb Shimrack, Dave Welch, Bob Mitcheltree, Mike Crawford, Mark Shenker, Casey Hilton, Sean McConahy, Mike Neurohr, Josh Phillian, Jason Hess, Pat Matsook, Dom Johnjulio, Jimmy Reed, Alex Ramirez, Jordan Hess 2020 […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The West Middlesex Big Reds @WMBigRedsFB

July 25, 2021

West Middlesex Big Reds PFN Page Head Coach Mark Means PIAA District 10 – Class A League: District 10 Region 1 Stadium: Big Reds Stadium @WMBigRedsFB Assistant Coaches  Kolten Hoffman; Jeff Hether; Dave Guidos; Nick Dusse; Jared George Austin Mirizio 2020 Season Record 4-3 2021 Schedule OVERALL PCT LEAGUE PCT HOME AWAY STREAK 0-0 0.000 […]

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Metro Outlasts County in 83rd Annual Save-an-Eye All-Star Classic @save_an_eye (gallery)

July 24, 2021

Seth Fullers’ 3 touchdowns weren’t enough to erase an early deficit for County (photos Jaydyn Jenaya Photography)   The fun thing about All-Star games is that the camaraderie created between teammates is equally important as the play on the field. And clearly, the players from across the city of Erie and Erie County meshed well […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Maplewood Tigers @CoachBork53 @MHStigersfootb1

July 23, 2021

Maplewood Tigers PFN Page Head Coach Bryan Borkovich PIAA District 10 – Class A League: District 10 Region 2 Stadium: Maplewood Stadium @MHStigersfootb1 Assistant Coaches  Nate Albert Robert Finkbeiner Shane Klingler Harry Zurasky Kurt Willison 2020 Season Record 3-4 2021 Schedule DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/SCORE 08-27   @ Iroquois (0-0) * John L. Post Stadium 7:00 pm 09-03 […]

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