Meadville, Oil City, Franklin Previews (8-24-17)
We're just one night away from the start of the high school football season for ámostá teams.ray collins meadville bulldogs are an exception.
.waiting until saturday night to play the erie high royals at veterans stadium.but the bulldogs are coming off a historic 11 win season.
Region and district champs - the first state playoff win in school history.but they have to replace penn state freshman journey brown who ran for nearly 28-hundred yards and 45 touchdowns.
.as well as i-u-p freshman antonio ferraro who topped the 12-hundred yard plateau.so it'll be the third member of that three headed moster - senior isaiah manning who rushed for 19-hundred 12 yards and 22 scores leading this year's meadville offense.
" " meadville opens the season saturday night against erie high at veterans stadium.
Down in oil country, an oil city team that went through growing pains of learning a new system will hope to see the fruits of their labor this season.head coach dan york enters year two leading the oilers after coming over from nearby lakeview.after throwing out the air-raid attack and moving toward a more run-heavy offense, it's fair to say it took oil city's roster some time to get it figured out, going 2-7 last season.dylan chapin returns at quarterback, with newcomers jacob schwab and sawyer manning ready to give the oiler offense a shot in the arm on the ground.
" " 3 oil city hosts corry tomorrow night.
Just up the road, head coach tom haynes and the franklin knights are excited about the experience they return on offense as they try to build off a four-win season.after being thrown into the fire as a freshman last year, sophomore quarterback ian haynes looks to play a full season after being lost to injury in his first year.the coaches son will have plenty of weapons to work with including six-foot-two-inch senior wideout brandon johnson.
While the offense is confident heading into the year, the knights look to shore up a defense that allowed too many points last fall.
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