- Grove City, Pennsylvania


October 9, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lakeview rolls past Farrell

Grove City, Slippery Rock win; Mercer bows

MERCER COUNTY AREA — At Farrell’s Anthony J. Paulekas Stadium/Lou Falconi Field, the Lakeview Sailors under head coach Dan York improved to 5-1 on the season and 3-1 in the conference with a big 39-10 Region 1-A victory over the Farrell Steelers.

The win left the Sailors tied at the top of the region standings with West Middlesex.

Senior Blake Reddick led the ground assault for the Sailors as he continued to produce big games. Reddick carried the ball 29 times for 259 yards. For the season he has 1,279 on 111 totes to lead all Mercer County rushers after 6 games.

“Blake (Reddick) is playing great for us. He had a fantastic night (Friday) and has a lot to be proud of,” York said of his star running back.

Defensively, the Sailors, led by big tackles from Sam Breese and Brandon Rice, shut down the Steelers’ offense and kept them to only 273 yards on the night.

“Our defense played great (Friday),” York said. “We shut down their run so it forced them to throw the ball. I couldn’t be more proud of these boys.”

The Steelers put the first points on the board when quarterback Rob Guelledge threw a short pass to Brandon Gavins that he took to the house for an 86-yard touchdown in the middle of the first. Senior Austin Pickens kicked the extra point.

The Sailors quickly responded when quarterback Zach Bigley threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to senior Zach VanDusen. VanDusen kicked the PAT following  his own touchdown to tie the game 7-7.

The Sailors kept the ball rolling at the start of the second quarter when senior Marquis Spence ran 2 yards for a touchdown. Van Dusen tacked on the extra point to give the Sailors a lead they would never look back from.

The last scoring play for the Steelers came with three minutes to play in the first half when Pickens kicked a 27-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 14-10. Freshman Tanner Reddick picked up a Steelers fumble during a last minute drive by the hosts in the final seconds of the second quarter.

Midway through the third quarter, Bigley had a 12-yard run for a touchdown to kick off four unanswered touchdowns for the visitors. Spence had three more touchdown runs of 1, 3, and 15 yards during the fourth quarter to secure the win for the Sailors.

In addition to Reddick’s impressive running game, Bigley and Spence had 49 and 48 rushing yards on the night, respectively.

Farrell was led by Gavins, who had 100 yards on 10 carries and 99 yards on two complete catches. Senior Dewayne Burns caught three passes for 51 total receiving yards.

The Steelers will host Hickory, who defeated Sharon 38-7 last weekend, this coming Friday in an interregion clash. The Sailors will welcome non-conference Cochranton (4-2) on Friday in their homecoming game.

Text Only
  • On to baseball GC coach Bell retired — sort of!

    You can take the man out of coaching, but you can’t take coaching out of the man.
    Former Grove City High football coach Jeff Bell has spent his first few months of retirement hearing the ping of a baseball ricocheting off an aluminum bat instead of clap of shoulder pads coming together.
    “My grandson Maddox (Bell) and a few of his friends play on a traveling team, so I’m helping out with that,” said Bell, who retired as the Eagles’ football coach this past winter. “They’re a good group of kids to work with and this is a lot more enjoyable. It’s a lot less stress.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • RANDOM THOUGHTS: Pouncey latest Steeler to make court news

    HERE I THOUGHT, we were going to make it through an offseason without a Pittsburgh Steeler getting in trouble for something stupid.
    Thanks Maurkice Pouncey for allowing that to not happen.
    I just love seeing Steelers players in the police blotter or on the court docket (tongue firmly in cheek).

    July 30, 2014

  • EXTRA INNINGS: Forget trade deadline, focus on signing Martin

    WHILE BASEBALL fans are focused on tomorrow’s 4 p.m. EDT non-waiver trade deadline, there is an issue that is even more pressing for the Pirates: re-signing catcher Russell Martin, eligible for free agency after the 2014 season.
    Andrew McCutcheon is the team’s most valuable player, but Martin is the most valuable TO the Pirates. It is no coincidence that the Pirates’ return to the postseason last year occurred in Martin’s first year with the Bucs.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Football: Rock 6-1 after 17-3 win over Cal U

    Slippery Rock University rode a length-of-the-field scoring drive by its offense and a goal-line stand by its No. 1-ranked defense late in the first half of action Saturday to a 17-3 win over 14th-ranked visiting California (Pa.).

    October 19, 2011

  • steez pc.jpg NFL: Steelers top Jags as Mendenhall makes return

    Mike Tomlin isn’t ready to say the Pittsburgh Steelers are back. Not after watching his team sleepwalk through the second half against Jacksonville on Sunday.

    October 19, 2011 1 Photo

  • wheldon, dan pc.jpg IndyCar Racing: Crash takes Wheldon’s life

    Every race car driver heads onto the track understanding this race could be the last and hoping it won’t be. On Sunday, IndyCar drivers got a harsh reminder when the worst happened to one of their own.

    October 19, 2011 3 Photos

  • pens pc.jpg NHL: Sabres beat Penguins 3-2

    The Buffalo Sabres have had trouble with the Pittsburgh Penguins whether Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin play or not.

    October 19, 2011 1 Photo

  • canadiens logo pc.jpg NHL Quick glance: Montreal at Pittsburgh

    A breakdown of the National Hockey League game Thursday night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Montreal Canadiens.

    October 19, 2011 4 Photos

  • High School Highlights: Oct. 19, 2011

    A look at the last few days in local high school fall sports action.

    October 19, 2011

  • washington, ron pc.jpg Leading Off: Oct. 19, 2011

    News and notes from the local, regional and national sports scene.

    October 19, 2011 5 Photos

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide