— In high school football action Friday night, Grove City and Lakeview both rattled off wins.
Grove City routed Oil City 70-22 on the road, while Lakeview picked up a 24-19 win over visiting Eisenhower.
- Grove City 70, Oil City 2 - At Oil City, the Eagles stayed unbeated with another big win in Region 5-AAA.
Wes Phipps ran for four of Grove City’s nine TDs while rushing for a game-high 140 yards. Foster Reznor added another pair of scores to pace head coach Jeff Bell’s Eagles, who improved to 7-0.
Oil City, which had met Grove City in a thriller a year ago at Forker Field, tallied just the two points on a safety in the second frame. The Eagles held the Oilers to only 144 yards of total offense.
- Lakeview 24, Eisenhower 19 - In Stoneboro, the Sailors (3-4) ended a skein of three straight setbacks with a pair of game-saving plays in the final minutes.
Trailing 19-16 with 36 seconds to play, Lakeview quarterback Zach Bigley hit Zac VanDusen with a 20-yard touchdown pass to take the lead on the Knights. Blake Reddick followed the score with a run for the conversion that put the Sailors up by 5.
VanDusen then pilfered a Knights’ pass on Eisenhower’s ensuing possession to seal the win with 26 seconds to go.
Reddick finished with another big night for the Sailors, running for 162 yards and a pair of TDs and, defensively, picked another Knights’ pass earlier in the tilt.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
GROVE CITY 14 28 21 7 70
OIL CITY 0 2 0 0 3
G - Phipps, 2-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Phipps, 19-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Phipps, 13-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Williams, 12-yard run (Murone kick).
O - Team safety.
G - Phipps, 2-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Reznor, 3-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Reznor, 11-yard run (Murone kick).
G - Trinch, 31-yard interception return (Murone kick).
G - Rodeymoyer, 1-yard run (Murone kick).
First downs – 13
Rushing yards – 399
Passing yards – 24
Att-comp-int – 5-2-0
Total yards – 423
Fumbles-lost – 2-0
Penalties-yards lost – 5-27
First downs - 7
Rushing yards - 41
Passing yards - 103
Att-comp-int - 25-8-3
Total yards - 144
Fumbles-lost - 3-1
Penalties-yards lost - 1-5
Rushing: Grove City - Phipps 11-140, Reznor 7-122, Price 9-54, Williams 3-38, Dagres 5-14, Record 2-13, DePeal 2-10, Graham 1-4, Rodeymoyer 4-4; Oil City - Owoc 8-20, Klena 7-16, Stamm 11-9, Thompson 1-(-4).
Passing: Grove City - Dagres 5-2-0-24; Oil City - Stamm 23-7-3, Zdarko 2-1-0-4.
Receiving: Grove City - Price 1-13, Reznor 1-11; Oil City - Rankin 5-70, Switzer 2-29, Thompson 1-4.
EISENHOWER 7 0 6 6 19
LAKEVIEW 8 0 8 8 24
L - Reddick, 1 run (Bigley run).
L - Reddick, 1 run (Zappia run).
L - VanDusen, 20 pass from Bigley (Reddick run).
First downs - N/A
Rushing yards - 185
Passing yards - 76
Att-comp-int - 7-3-1
Total yards - 261
Fumbles-lost - N/A
Penalties-yards lost - N/A
Rushing: Lakeview - Reddick 41-162, Kokoski 3-9, Bigley 4-14.
Passing: Lakeview - Bigley 6-3-1-76, VanDusen 1-0-0-0.
Receiving: Lakeview - VanDusen 3-76.
*Eisenhower statistics and some from Lakeview were not submitted not Allied News.
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While Saturday will serve as his Sailors’ first foray into the PIAA playoffs, Lakeview High head football coach Dan York is going along for the ride, taking it all in stride.
Stopping shy of stifling a yawn, York calmly said, “We consider the playoffs the playoffs. When you make the playoffs out of our region (1-A), you’ve already gone up against some of the better teams in the state. So whether it’s the districts or state, it’s still the playoffs.”
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NEW WILMINGTON — Lakeview may have a long way to go to equal Sharpsville’s success in the sport of football, but the Sailors jump-started the process Friday night.
With Blake Reddick roaring into the record book, the Sailors shut out Sharpsville, 27-0, in the District 10 Class A championship game at Greyhounds Stadium.
While Sharpsville’s program has the pedigree — 8 championships and 14 title tilt appearances, plus the 1997 PIAA plateau — Lakeview launched its 1st crown since the district football playoffs’ 1985 inception.
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