Sophomore quarterback Jackson McFall helped the Oil City Oilers wow a statewide television audience Friday night by producing six touchdowns in Oil City’s 42-13 pounding of the Meadville Bulldogs in a game played at Meadville’s Bender Field and before a TV audience on the PCN Network.
McFall threw for 300 yards and four TD’s and ran for two scores, including a 55-yarder. He completed 16-of-27 passes while running for 63 yards. Logan Way caught two of the touchdown throws, and Kevin Daly and Jesse Rice hauled one apiece.
With the win, the Oilers improved officially to 4-2 overall, and to 3-1 in Region 5, moving into sole possession of second place in the region, just behind Slippery Rock, who they will meet in three weeks.
Way caught nine passes for 139 yards, becoming just the ninth District 10 player to reach 100 career receptions. Way, now with 104 catches, needs five more receptions to reach number-4 on the D-10 list behind three other Venango County players — Ben Koyack (who caught his first collegiate touchdown pass for Notre Dame on Saturday against Arizona State), Tyler Bittner and Logan Lantz.
Daly carried the ball 19 times for 69 yards, and now needs 140 rushing yards to pass Kevin Kresinski as the Oilers’ all-time leading rusher.
Meadville (1-5; 0-3) threw the ball only twice, and ran the ball for 281 yards. Nathan Martin and Ryan Harkness both scored for the Bulldogs on touchdown runs.
Oil City will play at Region 3’s Titusville next Friday night.
The Franklin Knights drew their own kind of attention on Friday, blanking the Bradford Owls 44-0 at Bradford for only their second win of the season.
Kyle Uber ran for three touchdowns, and quarterbacks Kyle Ritchey and Porter Rembold both scored on keepers, while Ty Mooney became the first Franklin kicker to ever record three field goals in one game. Previously tied for the single-game record with two field goals were Terry Cornelius, Randy Lynch, John Beach and Dan Zasa. The Knights improved to 2-4 and 1-1.
Bradford’s Alex Colossimo ran for 120 yards, but the Owls (2-4; 1-4) could not score.
Franklin hosts Meadville on Friday.