The Oil City Oilers produced a 300-yard passer, two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher in Friday night’s inter-district home game against Karns City, but lost a 48-28 decision to the visiting Gremlins.
Karns City (7-1), the defending District 9 “AA” champions, won for the fifth straight week, and snapped a four-game winning streak by the “AAA” Oilers (5-3).
The Oilers outgained the Gremlins 525 yards to 510, but fumbled the ball away three times. Sophomore quarterback Jackson McFall completed 19-of-33 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Logan Way, who caught two of the TD throws recorded nine receptions for 143 yards, and Frank Serbati (6 receptions) tallied 125 receiving yards with one TD.
Meanwhile, in racking up 166 rushing yards and a touchdown, Kevin Daly set school records for career rushing yards, passing Kevin Kresinski’s mark of 2,624 yards, and with his 38th career touchdown, breaking his tie with Eric McDay.
But, Karns City ran up 383 rushing yards, with Zack Moore scoring twice on the ground, and Adam Whited, Wyatt Everetts, Tyler Kepple and Dakota Mohney recording rushing scores. Kepple added a TD pass to Everetts. Moore ran for 112 yards, Everetts added 87 and Whited rushed for 81 yards. Kepple completed 14-of-18 passes for 127 yards. Mohney caught six passes for 56 yards.
Oil City travels to Slippery Rock for a Friday night game against the undefeated Rockets (8-0) which will probably determine the top “AAA” team in D-10 Region 5. Radio coverage on 96.3 KQW will begin at 6:00 PM with the Friday Night Football Tailgate Preview Program.
Meanwhile, Slippery Rock amassed an amazing 507 rushing yards in a 61-0 rout at Franklin (2-6).
Frank Conlon and Ryan Lauster both topped 100 yards for the Rockets, and Brandon McKnight rushed for 92 yards. McKnight and Conlon both ran for two scores, while Travis Lauster and Coleman Gunner both scored on touchdown runs. Ryan Lauster scored on a punt return, and Chris Reeseman saw the end zone on an interception return. Slippery Rock quarterback Jake Whitmer threw only two passes, but one went for a score on a reception by Brady Kadlubec.
Franklin will travel to Warren on Friday.