Roundup: Tigers top LeBoeuf; Hornets rout Lakers; GC, Mercer, Brookfield win

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Sep. 25—The Farrell-Sharpsville game was the only District 10 region game on Friday's area football schedule. In Ohio, Brookfield edged Crestview, 20-13, in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference clash.

In non-region games, Sharon beat Ft. LeBoeuf, 40-27; Hickory routed Mercyhurst Prep, 55-13; Mercer topped Maplewood, 21-7; Grove City rolled past Fairview, 41-8, and Conneaut (Ohio) defeated Reynolds, 42-22.

Friday's Corry at Slippery Rock game was canceled due to COVID issues with the Beavers. The Rockets will not play this weekend.

There are a pair of Region 1 games today. Wilmington hosts Lakeview at noon while Greenville visits Kennedy Catholic for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Following are staff reports on games reported to The Herald:

— Hickory 55, Mercyhurst Prep 13 — At Hornet Stadium, junior quarterback Logan Woods threw 5 touchdown passes as the Region 3 Hornets (3-2) blew out the Region 4 Lakers (1-2).

Woods fired three TD passes to Jackson Pryts (15, 22, and 7 yards), connected with Keenan Scullin on a 22-yard touchdown toss, and threw a 15-yarder to Ty Holland.

Holland also scored on a 4-yard touchdown run, Ramarion Whitehead returned a punt 80 yards for a score, and Nakeem Jones tacked on a 2-yard TD run.

For Mercyhurst Prep, quarterback David Bahm threw a 38-yard TD pass to Dewey Byrd and Bahm scored on a 6-yard run.

Woods was 17-of-23 for 233 yards. Zander Telesz (1-63) was Hickory's leading rusher while Scullin caught 4 passes for 88 yards and Whitehead hauled in 6 catches for 85 yards.

Bahm went 7-of-20 for 100 yards with one interception. He also led the Lakers in rushing (8-45) while Sam Gonzalez (4-50) was their leading receiver.

— Sharon 40, Ft. LeBoeuf 27 — At Tiger Stadium, Sharon junior QB Mikey Rodriques threw 4 TD passes and ran for a score as the Region 3 Tigers (4-1) handed the Region 4 Bison (3-1) its first loss of the season.

Rodriques fired a trio of TD tosses (22, 10, 49 yards) to Ja-on Phillips and threw a 16-yard scoring strike to Lamont Austin. Rodriques' TD run was a 2-yard run in the 4th quarter.

LaBrae Norris scored Sharon's other touchdown on a 5-yard run.

Friday's game was front-loaded in offensive firepower as Sharon led 20-7 at the end of the 1st quarter and 34-20 at halftime. LeBoeuf outsored Sharon 7-6 in the 2nd half.

For LeBoeuf, Aaron Lichtinger scored on a 52-yard run and caught a 40-yard TD pass from Isaac McGuire while Aiden Lesik scored on a pair of touchdown runs (15 and 1 yards).

Team and individual stats were not reported to The Herald. Scoring summary courtesy of SportRadio 96.7FM Sports Director Bob Greenburg.

— Mercer 21, Maplewood 7 — On Homecoming at Mercer, Coach Jeff Lockard's Region 1 Mustangs improved to 2-2 with the win over the Region 2 Tigers (2-2).

Maplewood broke a scoreless deadlock early in the 3rd quarter on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Dominick Kinney to Connor Palmiero. Sadie Thomas booted the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

Mercer tied the game 7-all later in the 3rd frame when Logan Turton broke loose on a 67-yard TD run and Troy Bachman's PAT.

The Mustangs then scored a pair of late touchdowns in the 4th to put the game away. Turton had a 1-yard TD run (4:50 left) and Nathan Haines scored on a 6-yard run (2:40 left) following a Maplewood turnover.

Turton finished with 5 carries for 86 yards and 2 catches for 26 yards. QB Ethan Wiley was 6-of-7 for 55 yards.

Maplewood stats were not reported to The Herald.

— Grove City 41, Fairview 8 — The Eagles' struggling defense forced a pair of crucial 2nd-quarter turnovers and 7 Grove City gridders scored to help the locals improve to 3-0 at home and celebrate Homecoming at Forker Field.

Through 4 games while allowing 29.8 points, 194.25 yards rushing and 121.5 yards passing, Grove City's defense rose to the occasion, limiting the Tigers to just 131 yards of total offense (107 rushing, 24 passing).

Prior to the game, Fairview (4-1) was averaging 35 points and 380 yards per game in wins over Cambridge Springs, Franklin, Girard and Corry.

Grove City opened the game by chewing up 5:39 of clock on a 15-play, 76-yard drive and scored on Curtis Hovis' 1-yard plunge for a 7-0 lead before the Eagles erupted for 34 second-period points. Quarterback Hunter Hohman sandwiched scoring strikes 55 seconds apart to Gavin Lutz (16 yards) and Anthony Pereira (29 yards) around an Anthony Nemec interception for a 21-0 cushion.

After a 40-yard, 4th-down Nemec run on the Eagles' next possession, Zach Rodgers scored from a yard away out of the Wildcat formation for a 28-0 cushion with 4:26 left before the half. Less than 2 minutes later following Hayden McCreadie's pick, Joey Hathaway took a Jet sweep around right end for a 50-yard touchdown.

Hohman closed Grove City's scoring on a 41-yard carry off a broken play as the 1st-half clock expired.

Offensively, the Eagles accumulated 362 yards of total offense (250 rushing, 112 passing). Hovis led with 100 yards on 19 carries, while Nemec (53), Hathaway (50) and Hohman (35) tacked on another 138 yards on the ground. Hohman completed 9 passes —to 6 different receivers — for 107 yards and 2 TDs, while Pereira pulled in 4 passes for 46 yards.

Joshua Lockett scored from 1-yard out midway through the 4th quarter for Fairview's lone score — Information submitted by Herald Sports Correspondent Corey J. Corbin.

— Conneaut (Ohio) 42, Reynolds 22 — At Conneautville, the Region 3 Spartans improved to 3-2 with the win.

Region 1 Reynolds fell to 2-2 with the loss.

Stats were not reported to The Herald by deadline on Friday night.

— Brookfield 20, Crestview 13 — At Columbiana, Coach Randy Clark's Warriors (2-0, 4-1) picked up an impressive Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference win over the Rebels (2-1, 3-3).

Stats were not reported to The Herald by deadline.

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MERCY.PREP 0 7 0 6 13

HICKORY 21 7 21 6 55

Scoring plays

H — Pryts, 15 catch from Woods (L.Jones kick)

H — Holland, 4 run (L.Jones kick)

H — Pryts, 22 pass from Woods (L.Jones kick)

H — Pryts, 7 pass from Woods (L.Jones kick)

H — Scullin, 22 pass from Woods (L.Jones kick)

H — Holland, 15 pass from Woods (L.Jones kick)

H — Whitehead, 80 punt return (L.Jones kick)

H — N.Jones, 2 run (not attempted)

MP — Byrd 38 pass from Bahm (kick good)

MP — Bahm 6 run (run failed)

Team stats

M.PREP HICKORY

5 First downs 6

67 Rushing yards 127

100 Passing yards 233

20-7-1 Att-comp-int 23-17-0

167 Total yards 360

0-0 Fumbles-lost 1-1

4-39 Penalties-yards lost 4-50

Individual stats

Rushing: MERCYHURST PREP — Bahm 8-45, Bridgett 9-13, Langer 5-9; HICKORY — Telesz 1-63, M.Jones 5-29, Kennedy 5-28, Holland 2-7.

Passing: MERCYHURST PREP — Bahm 20-7-1-100; HICKORY — Woods 23-17-0-233.

Receiving: MERCYHURST PREP — Gonzalez 4-50, Byrd 2-45; HICKORY — Scullin 4-88, Whitehead 6-85, Pryts 3-44, Holland 1-15.

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FT. LeBOEUF 7 13 7 0 27

SHARON 20 14 0 6 40

Scoring plays

S — Phillips, 22 pass from Rodriques (kick failed)

FL — Lichtinger, 52 run (McGuire kick)

S — Norris, 5 run (Schimp kick)

S — Austin, 16 pass from Rodriques (Schimp kick)

FL — Lichtinger, 40 pass from McGuire (kick failed)

S — Phillips, 10 pass from Rodriques (kick blocked)

FL — Lesik, 15 run (McGuire kick)

S — Phillips, 49 pass from Rodriques (Phillips catch)

FL — Lesik, 1 run (McGuire kick)

S — Rodriques, 2 run (kick failed)

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MAPLEWOOD 0 0 7 0 7

MERCER 0 0 7 14 21

Scoring plays

Ma — Palmiero, 10 pass from Kinney (Thomas kick)

Me — Turton, 67 run (Bachman kick)

Me — Turton, 1 run (Bachman kick)

Me — Haines, 6 run (Bachman kick)

Team stats

MAPLEWOOD MERCER

N/A First downs N/A

N/A Rushing yards 137

N/A Passing yards 55

N/A Att-comp-int 7-6-0

N/A Total yards 192

N/A Fumbles-lost N/A

N/A Penalties-yards lost N/A

Individual stats

Rushing: MAPLEWOOD — N/A; MERCER — Turton 5-86, Wiley 3-27, Haines 8-21, Badger 2-3.

Passing: MAPLEWOOD — N/A; MERCER — Wiley 7-6-0-55.

Receiving: MAPLEWOOD — N/A; MERCER — Turton 2-26, Ferguson 2-15, Badger 1-10, Pugh 1-4, Bachman 2-0.

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FAIRVIEW 0 0 0 8 8

GROVE CITY 7 34 0 0 41

Scoring plays

GC — Hovis, 1 run (Hake kick)

GC — Lutz, 16 pass from Hohman (Hake kick)

GC — Pereira, 29 pass from Hohman (Hake kick)

GC — Rodgers, 1 run (Hake kick)

GC — Hathaway, 50 run (Hake kick)

GC — Hohman, 41 run (kick blocked)

F — Lockett, 1 run (Lockett run)

Team stats

FAIRVIEW GROVE CITY

7 First downs 13

107 Rushing Yards 250

24 Passing Yards 112

7-1-2 Att-Comp-Int 16-10-1

131 Total Yards 362

3-0 Fumbles-lost 1-0

6-30 Penalties-yards 11-115

Individual Stats

Rushing: FAIRVIEW — Gennuso 2-41, Lockett 8-31, Bedford 6-16, Chevalier 8-12, Corbin 5-8, Campoli 6-(-1); GROVE CITY — Hovis 19-100, Nemec 3-53, Hathaway 1-50, Hohman 4-35, Garzarelli 4-12, Reznor 1-7, Bubenheim 1-4, Rodgers 2-4, Stevenson 1-2, McElroy 2-(-3), Team 1-(-14).

Passing: FAIRVIEW — 1-7-2 24; GROVE CITY — Hohman 9-13-0 107, Hackwelder 1-3-1 5.

Receiving: FAIRVIEW — Frazao 1-24; GROVE CITY — Pereira 4-46, Lutz 2-27, Hovis 1-26, Nemec 1-13, Greer 1-5, Hathaway 1-(-5).

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