Roundup: Farrell rolls past NE; Hornets, Raiders, Mustangs, Rockets open with wins

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Aug. 27—Nine other games were on the schedule Friday as the 2022 high school football season kicked off in Pennsylvania.

Two-time defending District 10 champion Reynolds routed Union City, 58-6, while the defending D-10 Class 2A champion Farrell Steelers rolled past North East, 50-20, at Westminster College.

Hickory, Lakeview, Mercer, and Slippery Rock opened the season up north. Hickory beat Harbor Creek, 14-10, Mercer defeated Iroquois, 38-7, Slippery Rock topped Gen. McLane, 37-20, and Lakeview fell to Seneca, 40-13.

Sharon and Grove City were on the road against District 7 opponents. The Tigers suffered a 45-28 loss to Neshannock while the Eagles lost to Avonworth, 27-7.

In Ohio, Brookfield rebounded from last week's loss to Ursuline with a 27-14 victory at Springfield Local.

Today's schedule features a pair of District 10 region games. In Class 1A, Kennedy Catholic hosts Cambridge Springs at 2 p.m. at Butala Stadium and Wilmington visits Sharpsville at 7 p.m. in a Region 3 clash.

Following are staff reports:

— Farrell 50, North East 20 — At Westminster College's Harold Burry Stadium in New Wilmington, coach Amp Pegues' Steelers rolled in the season-opener.

Farrell led 27-0 at the end of the first quarter and went into the locker room at halftime with a 35-0 advantage.

The Steelers went up 6-0 on a 58-yard touchdown pass from Kabron Smith to Kylon Wilson and took a 12-0 lead on a 43-yard interception return by Brandon Chambers.

Farrell closed out the first quarter on a 30-yard TD pass from Smith to Lamont Samuels Jr. and a 5-yard run by Chambers. JuJu Phillips hauled in a two-point conversion pass after Samuels' catch and Samuels tacked on the extra-point kick after Chambers' run.

The Steelers went up 35-0 in the second quarter when Smith fired a 61-yard TD pass to Wilson. Smith converted the two-point conversion on a run.

Farrell increased its lead to 42-0 in the third quarter when Chambers returned a kickoff 83 yards for a score and Samuels booted the PAT.

On the ensuing kickoff, North East's Steffan Lynch returned the kickoff 85 yards, which set up a 4-yard TD pass from quarterback Jackson Humes to Zane Strong.

The Grape Pickers added a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Humes scored on runs of 17 and 11 yards.

Farrell's final score was a 5-yard touchdown run by freshman Juelz Johnson. Smith then fired a two-point conversion pass to Danny Odem III.

Smith was 13-of-17 for 246 yards for Farrell and led the team in rushing (6-30). Wilson kicked off his senior season in fantastic fashion by grabbing four passes for 156 yards.

Stats courtesy of SportsRadio 96.7 Sports Director Bob Greenburg.

Farrell has a huge matchup next Saturday night (7 p.m.) when it hosts Ohio powerhouse Ursuline in the debut of the new turf field at Anthony J. Paulekas Stadium.

— Hickory 14, Harbor Creek 10 — At Harborcreek's Paul J. Weitz Stadium, coach Bill Dungee's Hornets rallied to beat the Huskies in the season lidlifter.

Senior quarterback Logan Woods and junior William Acrie connected on a pair of long touchdown passes to lead Hickory to victory.

Hickory went up 7-0 in the first quarter on a 58-yard TD pass from Woods to Acrie. Lukas Jones tacked on the extra-point kick.

Harbor Creek tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter on a 9-yard touchdown run by Joe Hulse and Brandon Konieczki's extra-point kick.

The Huskies took their first lead of the game in the third quarter on a 29-yard field goal by Konieczki.

In the fourth, the Hornets scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on an 88-yard TD pass from Woods to Acrie. Jones booted the PAT.

Woods went 11-of-23 for 232 yards with one interception. He also led the team in rushing with six carries for 19 yards. Acrie had a huge game, hauling in four passes for 178 yards.

Ty Holland had two sacks and two tackles for loss for the Hickory defense and DayMar Trawick registered two sacks. Also, Nash Porada and Timmy Krivosh had interceptions.

— Avonworth 27, Grove City 7 — At Lenzer Field in Pittsburgh, the usually high-flying Eagles offense was limited to one yard on the ground and 59 yards of total offense in the season-opening setback.

Sophomore Nathan Greer accounted for nearly all of Grove City's total yardage on a 49-yard reception from Hunter Hohman to end the first quarter.

Avonworth — who is coached by former Grove City College standout Duke Johncour — sacked Hohman seven times (six in the first half).

The lone highlight of the evening for Grove City came when senior Jacob Arnold scooped up a fumble and rumbled 4 yards for the Eagles' lone score.

Luke Hilyard rushed for a game-high 171 yards and scored four times on 24 carries, while Brandon Biagiarelli lent 81 yards on nine totes — Information submitted by Herald Sports Correspondent Corey J. Corbin.

* Slippery Rock 37, Gen. McLane 20 — At Linden Field in Edinboro, the Rockets opened the season with a win over the Lancers.

McLane took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 2-yard run by Chance Adamski. The extra-point kick was blocked.

The Rockets went up 20-6 in the second quarter with a trio of touchdowns. Quarterback William Mokel threw a 19 yard touchdown pass to John Sabo, scored on a 3-yard run, and then tossed a 31-yard TD toss to Eli Anderson. Nick Kingerski tacked on two extra-point kicks.

Slippery Rock led 23-6 at the end of the third quarter on a 36-yard field goal by Kingerski.

Both teams scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Gen. McLane returned a pair of fumbles for touchdowns to cut the lead to 23-20. The Rockets pulled away on a 98-yard kickoff return by Sabo and a 13-yard TD run by Maddox Allen.

Mokel was 13-of-22 for 192 yards. His top targets were Sabo (4-75) and Anderson (2-60). Allen led the Rockets' ground game with 79 yards on 15 carries.

McLane QB Adamski was 11-of-18 for 58 yards and rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries.

* Seneca 40, Lakeview 13 — At Wattsburg Friday, Ryan Miller rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Nolan Seabury ran for three touchdowns and threw a TD pass as Seneca defeated Lakeview.

Seabury scored on runs of 30, one, and five yards and threw a 59-yard TD toss to Collin Libra. One of Miller's TD runs was from 57 yards.

Danick Hinkson rushed for 129 yards (15 carries) and scored both of Lakeview's touchdowns (60- and 25-yard runs).

Mitchell Tingley also rushed for over 100 yards for the Sailors (15-103). QB Cameron Pence was 1-for-3 for 10 yards with one interception.

Seabury went 6-of-10 for 80 yards for the Bobcats and had 16 carries for 94 yards. Libra hauled in three catches for 76 yards.

Seneca recovered three Lakeview fumbles and had the interception.

* Mercer 38, Iroquois 7 — At Erie Friday, coach Jeff Lockard's Mustangs trailed 7-0 before scoring 38 unanswered points to beat Iroquois in the season-opener.

Iroquois went up 7-0 on a 1-yard TD run by Sean Divins and Sam Kightlinger's extra-point kick.

Daemyin Mattocks took control for Mercer and scored three straight touchdowns. He scored on a 90-yard kickoff return and a pair of runs (three and four yards). Troy Bachman tacked on all three extra-point kicks for a 21-7 lead.

The Mustangs took a 31-7 lead into the locker room at halftime following a 21-yard touchdown run by Nathan Haines, two-point conversion and on a safety (sack in the end zone).

Mercer closed out the scoring in the third quarter on a 1-yard TD run by Nic Michael and Bachman's PAT.

Carter Addison led Mercer on the ground with 90 yards on eight carries. Haines added 53 rushing yards and Michael had 51. Haines only attempted one pass, which was incomplete.

For Iroquois, Divins was 5-of-7 for 19 yards with one pick and compiled 51 rushing yards on 10 carries. Jayden Moffett caught four passes for 25 yards.

— Reynolds 58, Union City 6 — At Transfer, the Raiders routed the Bears in Friday's game.

Jalen Wagner reportedly rushed for 278 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the way for the two-time defending District 10 champions.

Final stats were not reported to The Herald.

— Neshannock 45, Sharon 28 — At Neshannock Twp., the Tigers led 21-17 early in the third quarter, but the Lancers rallied to pick up the win.

Stats were not reported to The Herald by deadline.

— Brookfield 27, Springfield Local 14 — At New Middletown, coach Randy Clark's Warriors (1-1) defeated the Tigers.

Stats were not reported to The Herald.

NOTE: Football coaches/statisticians are asked to report stats to The Herald today via e-mail at sports@sharonherald.com or call 724-866-6690.

FOOTBALL

NORTH EAST 0 0 6 14 20

FARRELL 27 8 7 8 50

Scoring plays

F — Wilson, 58 pass from Smith (kick failed)

F — Chambers, 43 interception return (pass failed)

F — Samuels, 30 pass from Smith (J.Phillips catch)

F — Chambers, 5 run (Samuels kick)

F — Wilson, 61 pass from Smith (Smith run)

F — Chambers, 83 kickoff return (Samuels kick)

NE — Strong, 4 pass from Humes (pass failed)

NE — Humes, 17 run (Kelly catch)

F — Johnson, 5 run (Odem catch)

NE — Humes, 11 run (pass failed)

Team stats

NORTH EAST FARRELL

N/A First downs N/A

111 Rushing yards 89

73 Passing yards 246

17-10-2 Att-comp-int 17-13-1

184 Total yards 335

N/A Fumbles-lost N/A

N/A Penalties-yards lost N/A

Individual stats

Rushing: NORTH EAST — Crosby 7-49, Humes 7-45, Whitman 10-17; FARRELL — Smith 6-30, Chambers 6-26, Wilson 4-23, Johnson 6-6.

Passing: NORTH EAST — Humes 17-10-2-73; FARRELL — Smith 17-13-1-246.

Receiving: NORTH EAST — not reported; FARRELL — Wilson 4-156, Samuels 2-36, Chambers 1-18, Johnson 1-15, Odem 3-14.

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HICKORY 7 0 0 7 14

HAR. CREEK 0 7 3 0 10

Scoring plays

H — Acrie, 58 pass from Woods (Jones kick)

HC — Hulse, 9 run (Konieczki kick)

HC — Konieczki, 29 field goal

H — Acrie, 88 pass from Woods (Jones kick)

Team stats

HICKORY H.CREEK

5 First downs 13

33 Rushing yards 244

232 Passing yards 12

23-11-1 Att-comp-int 7-2-2

265 Total yards 256

2-1 Fumbles-lost 1-1

5-16 Penalties-yards lost 8-60

Individual stats

Rushing: HICKORY — Woods 6-19, Kennedy 5-12, Scullin 3-12, Trawick 3-8; HARBOR CREEK — N/A.

Passing: HICKORY — Woods 23-11-1-232; HARBOR CREEK — No. 6 7-2-2-12.

Receiving: HICKORY — Acrie 4-178, Scullin 4-32, Holland 1-4, Trawick 1-43, Porada 1-0; HARBOR CREEK — N/A.

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GROVE CITY 0 0 7 0 7

AVONWORTH 14 7 0 6 27

Scoring plays

A — Hilyard, 55 run (Osekowski kick)

A — Hilyard, 4 run (Osekowski kick)

A — Hilyard, 1 run (Osekowski kick)

GC — Arnold, 4 fumble recovery (Stucchio kick)

A — Hilyard, 3 run (kick failed)

Team stats

GROVE CITY AVONWORTH

5 First downs 19

1 Rushing yards 201

58 Passing yards 124

12-2-0 Att-comp-int 21-9-0

59 Total yards 325

1-1 Fumbles-lost 5-2

8-56 Penalties-yards lost 10-109

Individual stats

Rushing: GROVE CITY — Stevenson 4-30, Hathaway 7-0, Nemec 10-(-6), Hohman 9-(-23); AVONWORTH — Hilyard 24-171, Biagiarelli 9-81, Harper 6-1, Hollywood 2-(-1), team 3-(-51).

Passing: GROVE CITY — Hohman 10-2-0-58, Hackwelder 2—0-0-0; AVONWORTH — Harper 21-9-0-124, Barnes 2-0-0-0.

Receiving: GROVE CITY — Greer 1-49, Hathaway 1-9; AVONWORTH — Johncour 2-43, Kuban 2-39, Faulkner 2-21, Crawford 1-12, Biagiarelli 1-5, Hilyard 1-4.

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S. ROCK 0 20 3 14 37

GEN. McLANE 6 0 0 14 20

Scoring plays

GM — Adamski, 2 run (kick blocked)

SR — Sabo, 19 pass from Mokel (Kingerski kick)

SR — Mokel, 3 run (run failed)

SR — Anderson, 31 pass from Mokel (Kingerski kick)

SR — Kingerski, 36 field goal

GM — no name submitted, 43 fumble return (Laskey catch)

GM — Cornejo-Lopez, 20 fumble return (pass failed)

SR — Sabo, 98 kickoff return (Kingerski kick)

SR — Allen, 13 run (Kingerski kick)

Team stats

S. ROCK G.McLANE

17 First downs 12

99 Rushing yards 127

199 Passing yards 58

23-14-1 Att-comp-int 18-11-0

298 Total yards 185

2-2 Fumbles-lost 1-1

5-30 Penalties-yards lost 5-40

Individual stats

Rushing: SLIPPERY ROCK — Allen 15-79, Galcik 5-13, Mokel 12-5, Anderson 2-2; GEN. McLANE — Adamski 17-68, Martin 8-37, Sheeder 8-36, Birkmire 1-0, team 2-(-14).

Passing: SLIPPERY ROCK — Mokel 22-13-1-192, Anderson 1-1-0-7; GEN. McLANE — Adamski 18-11-0-58.

Receiving: SLIPPERY ROCK — Sabo 4-75, Anderson 2-60, Galcik 3-33, Allen 2-13, Schwartz 2-11, Glass 1-7; GEN. McLANE — Birkmire 4-23, Laskey 3-23 Martin 1-8, Cousin 1-3, Burgos 1-1, Zietz 1-0.

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LAKEVIEW 0 7 6 0 13

SENECA 13 14 6 7 40

Scoring plays

S — Miller, run (kick failed)

S — Seabury, 30 run (Randazzo kick)

S — Miller, 57 run (Randazzo kick)

L — Hinkson, 60 run (Tingley kick)

S — Libra, 59 pass from Seabury (Randazzo kick)

L — Hinkson, 25 run (kick blocked)

S — Seabury, 1 run (kick failed)

S — Seabury, 5 run (Randazzo kick)

Team stats

LAKEVIEW SENECA

9 First downs 8

228 Rushing yards 265

10 Passing yards 80

5-1-1 Att-comp-int 10-6-0

238 Total yards 345

4-3 Fumbles-lost 0-0

6-40 Penalties-yards lost 5-50

Individual stats

Rushing: LAKEVIEW — Hinkson 15-129, Tingley 15-103, Osborne 1-2, Cole 1-1, Zacherl 2-(-7); SENECA — Miller 18-166, Seabury 16-94, Buscemi 1-5.

Passing: LAKEVIEW — Pence 3-1-1-10, Zacherl 2-0-0-0; SENECA — Seabury 10-6-0-80.

Receiving: LAKEVIEW — Hinkson 1-10; SENECA — Libra 3-76, Miller 2-1, Bem 1-3.

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MERCER 7 24 7 0 38

IROQUOIS 7 0 0 0 7

Scoring plays

I — Divins, 1 run (Kightlinger kick)

M — Mattocks, 90 kickoff return (Bachman kick)

M — Mattocks, 3 run (Bachman kick)

M — Mattocks, 4 run (Bachman kick)

M — Haines, 21 run (Haines run)

M — safety

M — Michael, 1 run (Bachman kick)

Team stats

MERCER IROQUOIS

13 First downs 7

304 Rushing yards 113

0 Passing yards 19

1-0-0 Att-comp-int 7-5-1

304 Total yards 132

2-1 Fumbles-lost 4-4

5-47 Penalties-yards lost 4-56

Individual stats

Rushing: MERCER — Addison 8-90, Haines 7-53, Michael 7-51, Chace 3-47, Mattocks 5-35, Godfrey 2-27, Palmer 3-5, Leftheris 4-(-4); IROQUOIS — Divins 10-51, Kightlinger 4-33, Hoopsick 12-29, Hunter 1-6, Moffett 4-(-3), Krysiak 6-(-3).

Passing: MERCER — Haines 1-0-0-0; IROQUOIS — Divins 7-5-1-19.

Receiving: MERCER — none; IROQUOIS — Moffett 4-25, Hoopsick 1-(-6).