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McDowell Trojans

McDowell Trojans
McDowell Trojans
Head Coach: Brad Orlando
PIAA District 10 - Class 6A
District 10 Region 6
Stadium: Gus Anderson Field
8-5 0.615 3-0 1.000 6-2 2-3 L1

11:00 am

vs. Bethel Park

Gus Anderson Field


7:00 pm

@ Walsh Jesuit (OH)

L, 28-49

7:00 pm

@ Barberton (OH)

W, 52-20

7:00 pm

vs. North Allegheny

Gus Anderson Field

L, 24-43

7:00 pm

@ Erie

Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium
Division Game / League Game

W, 47-21

7:00 pm

vs. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (OH)

Gus Anderson Field

L, 31-42

7:00 pm

vs. Cathedral Prep

Gus Anderson Field
Division Game / League Game

W, 23-13

7:00 pm

vs. Meadville

Gus Anderson Field
League Game

W, 52-13

7:00 pm

vs. Dohn Prep (OH)

Gus Anderson Field

W, 49-18

7:00 pm

vs. Butler

Gus Anderson Field
Division Game / League Game

W, 52-12

7:00 pm

@ St. Francis (NY)

L, 31-34

7:00 pm

vs. Erie

PennWest Edinboro University
Playoff Game

W, 58-20

7:00 pm

vs. State College

Gus Anderson Field
State Playoff Game

W, 47-20

7:00 pm

@ North Allegheny

State Playoff Game

L, 7-41


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Brad ‘Bo’ Orlando Resigns as McDowell Head Coach

January 9, 2024  |  

Erie McDowell will be looking for a new head football coach as Brad Orlando has resigned after 10 years leading the Trojans onto the field of play every Friday night in the fall.  Orlando’s record at McDowell was 81-37 with the Trojans playing not only Cathedral Prep, but some quality teams from New York and […]

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North Allegheny Roll Past McDowell, Winning 41-7

November 24, 2023  |  

On the opening play of the game, North Allgheny’s Khiryn Boyd put North Allegheny in excellent field position thanks to his 73-yard kickoff return that put North Allegheny at the McDowell 15-yard line. North Allegheny put up 6 on the scoreboard two plays later when quarterback Logan Kushner ran it in and gave North Allegheny […]

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PIAA 6A Quarterfinal Round Preview: North Allegheny vs McDowell

November 22, 2023  |  

The race for the state title has begun for North Allegheny and McDowell as these teams will clash on Friday night.  McDowell 8-4 (3-0) The McDowell Spartans come into this game 8-4 overall and coming off a 47-20 win over State College. The Trojans showed a dominating running game, with a great defensive effort.  RB […]

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McDowell Rushes Past State College

November 18, 2023  |  

The McDowell Trojans had a dominant performance against State College thanks to some very strong rushing play and a solid defensive effort. A Dominic Berarducci hat trick, and a few scores from teammates would help the Trojans win 47-20. The first score of the game started with a bobbled snap on a State College punt […]

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State College Travels to Erie for Playoff Clash with McDowell

November 16, 2023  |  

McDowell (7-4) hosts State College (7-3) in the second round of the 6A playoffs. These teams met last year in the same round for a classic game in which State College won 57-50 in three overtimes. Sophomore Michael Gaul was huge for State College; he caught the final touchdown and recovered the fumble to end […]

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District 10 6A Title Game Preview

November 2, 2023  |  

District 10 6A Title Game Preview Friday, November 3rd – Erie vs. McDowell – 7 pm – Edinboro University McDowell won the regular season contest 47-21 on September 15th. Blayze Myers completed 22-of-27 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 47 yards and a score. Dominic Berarducci rushed for 60 yards and […]

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2023 District X Region 6 Preview

August 24, 2023  |  

Butler Golden Tornado 2023 Schedule Head Coach – Eric Christy 2022 Season – 4-7 Key Players Lost – Mac Schnur, Dashawn Cox, Ryan McLister, Declan Dobson, Cooper McTighe, Brock Popovich Key Players Returning – Nicanor Andrada Jr., Landon Lacey, David Graef, Terrell Holderman, Zane Summerville, Braylon Littlejohn What to Expect – Butler enters their final […]

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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know McDowell Lineman Cooper Cousins

May 27, 2023  |  

Cooper Cousins McDowell Trojans Class Of: 2024 Position(s): LT/LG/C/RG/RT Jersey Number: 55 Ht: 6’6 – Wt: 310lbs Other Sports: Played Multiple Sports but just Football for now Awards and or other Recognitions: N/A Offer Sheet: None at the moment COMMITTED TO PENN STATE Twitter: @cousins_cooper __________________________ Words from the Coach: “Cooper is a 6’7, 310lb […]

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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know McDowell’s Alex Sontheimer(K/P)

May 14, 2023  |  

Player Name: Alex Sontheimer School: McDowell Tojans Class Of: 2024 Position(s): K/P Jersey Number: 9 Ht: 5’8 – Wt: 145lbs Other Sports: Soccer Notable Awards or Recognitions: 2021: 2nd Region Kicker 2022: 1st Team All Region Punter Offer Sheet: None at the moment Twitter: @SontheimerAlex _________________________ Words from the Coach: “Alex will be a 3 […]

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The Greatest Games I Ever Saw (Part 3 – High Scoring Contests)

April 14, 2023  |  

(Note: This is a multi-part series of weekly articles that will appear every Friday through June regarding all of Pennsylvania’s greatest games I’ve seen from the 1970s through 2022.  I was just a young whipper-snapper in the 60s, joined the Marines in the 70s, and didn’t get to witness many games in the 80s.  From […]

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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know McDowell LB/LT Aidan Probst

April 12, 2023  |  

Aidan Probst Left Tackle and Linebacker McDowell Class Of 2024 Jersey #58 HT/WT 6’4/225 GPA 4.367 280lb bench, 270lb Hang Clean, 390lb squat, 1320 SAT Other sports: Club and Varsity Volleyball Varsity letters for football sophomore year to present, varsity letters for volleyball freshman year to present, scholar athlete award sophomore and Jr year for […]

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Three District 10 Players Selected for the Big 33 Game in May

February 17, 2023  |  

Three players from District 10 were named to the 2023 Big 33 roster.  They were Christian Santiago of Erie McDowell, Nick Krahe of Harbor Creek, and Erie Cathedral Prep’s Jyree Roberts. Santiago was selected as a tight end for the Big 33 squad.  He caught 24 passes for 281 yards and had 4 touchdowns in […]

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State College Advances in Dramatic Fashion

November 19, 2022  |  

Wow!  What can one say about a game that was played in the snow, had 107 points scored, almost 840 yards of combined total offense, and took three overtimes to finally see someone emerge as the winner.  That was the case on a very cold Friday night in St. College at Memorial Field as the […]

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State College returns home to host McDowell in 6A State Quarterfinals

November 16, 2022  |  

(With contributions from Todd Ross) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Playoff football is back in Happy Valley, as the State College Little Lions will host the McDowell Trojans of District 10 this Friday night at 7:00 in the PIAA 6A State Quarterfinals. State College (11-0) advanced to the quarterfinal round after a 28-7 victory over rival […]

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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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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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2022 PFN Player Profile: Joey Orlando – McDowell

July 29, 2022  |  

Joey Orlando McDowell Class Of 2023 Offensive Tackle and Defensive Line Jersey #56 HT/WT 6’4”/240lbs 33 tackles 3 sacks 5 TFL Other sports Baseball 2nd All region defensive line Twitter @Joey07071 Why do you play football? I play because I enjoy the challenge and competing along side of my best friends. Who is your favorite […]

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2022 PFN Player Profile: Christian Santiago – McDowell

June 17, 2022  |  

Christian Santiago McDowell Class Of 2023 QB/DE Jersey # 11 HT/WT 6’1” 240 17 total touchdowns over 500 rushing yards Other sports Track and Field Region 6 Athlete of the year Twitter @ChirsS1044 Why do you play football? Love the game! Who is your favorite sports star and why? Tom Brady because he puts in […]

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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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McDowell pulls away from Cathedral Prep @mcboostersfam @mcdathletics @bo_orlando @PrepRamblers

October 2, 2021  |  

Millcreek: Mcdowell rushed for 328 yards and four touchdowns as the Trojans knocked off rival Cathedral Prep 31-12 Friday night.  “This was two great football teams battling tonight,” said McDowell head coach Bo Orlando. “I’m proud as hell of our guys. We were extremely physical on both sides of the ball. We had a great game […]

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McDowell Survives Scare, Wins over Butler, 38-21 @mcdathletics @BGTfootball

September 20, 2021  |  

McDowell overcame a renewed aggressiveness by the visiting Golden Tornado, as they narrowed the score to 24-21, only for McDowell to add two more late touchdowns to win comfortably. Artis Simmons would tally four touchdowns on the ground–from 12, 3, 1, and 5 yards–for McDowell. The first being the lone score of the opening frame. […]

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Save-an-Eye Banquet Kicks Off All-Star Festivities

July 23, 2021  |  

The annual Save-an-Eye banquet is always exciting for the athletes, coaches, organizers, guest speakers, and attendees. And at the 83rd rendition, there were even more reasons to celebrate the local Erie County and Metro student-athletes, along with the philanthropic cause put forth by the Erie Lions Club. Because the 2020 game and banquet were canceled […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The McDowell Trojans @mcdathletics @bo_orlando @mcboostersfam

June 17, 2021  |  

McDowell Trojans Head Coach: Bo Orlando Assistant Coaches: Aaron Slocum Manny Johnson Justin Hall Matt Forne Shawn Carlson Nate Davison John Ferraro Chris Spooner Matt Glass Dave Frank 2020 Record: 7-1 2021 Schedule: 2021 McDowell Trojans PFN Page PIAA District 10 – Class AAAAAA League: District 10 Region 6 Stadium: Gus Anderson Field 2021 Schedule […]

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Central York earns first trip to Hershey @CentralYorkAth @centralyorkFB @mcdathletics @mcboostersfam

November 21, 2020  |  

For the first time in school history, the Central York Panthers are heading to the state championship. “It feels amazing, it really does,” said Central York first-year head coach Gerry Yonchiuk. “I’m so proud of this football team. This is a special group of talented young men. Their will-power, determination, and any other cliche a […]

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McDowell drops Cathedral Prep again @PrepVilla @PrepRamblers @mcboostersfam @mcdathletics

October 30, 2020  |  

Same song different verse Friday night at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Erie as the McDowell Trojans downed Cathedral Prep for the second time in this season 24-6. The game drew comparisons to the September 25th contest won 24-10 by the Trojans. On Friday night, it was a big special teams play that turned the tide […]

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Hollidaysburg rallies past Oil City @OilersFB @OCASDsports @HollidaysburgF @GTigerSports

November 10, 2018  |  

Shane Lux Brady Walters accounted for 182 yards of total offense and had a hand in four Hollidaysburg touchdowns as Oil City saw their dream season come to a close 33-22 Friday night at Franklin High School. “Even with the lose it is still a great season,” said Oil City head coach Dan York. “The […]

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