Oilers Face Test in General McLane; Franklin Hosts DuBois

| September 14, 2018

EDINBORO, Pa. (EYT) – Through three weeks, Oil City has rolled on the football field, and if the Oilers are to stay unbeaten they will do so against a strong foe in General McLane.

(Photo of Franklin’s Ian Haynes. Photo by Mike Schnelle)

Not only have the Lancers been one of the tougher outs in D10 football over the last decade, they are also off to a 2-1 start this year with the lone loss coming in the opening week, 27-14, against a very good Slippery Rock squad.

Oil City and General McLane mirror each other on offense with neither team wanting to throw the football.

On the season, the Oilers (3-0) have thrown seven passes while running the ball 139 times while the Lancers have attempted 14 passes while running the ball 128 times.

Oil City possesses one of the top running backs in District 10 in senior Christian Cole.

Cole is already nearing 1,000 yards on the ground with 852 through three games with 14 touchdowns. He is complimented by Noah Petro (220 yards, 1 TD) and sophomore quarterback Holden Stahl (194 yards, 2 TDs).

General McLane has three rushers over 100 yards on the year as well led by Luke Dillen (304 yards, 4 TDs). Ben Howe-Jones adds 295 yards rushing and three scores with Dominic West picking up 126 yards and a touchdown.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Edinboro.


Franklin will try to end a two-game slide when it hosts DuBois.

Ian Haynes is accounting for most of the Knights offense in the early going 31 of 66 on the season for 572 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. His top receivers are Eli Stewart and Cade Adams, who hauled in a 62-yard TD last week in a loss to Slippery Rock.

DuBois made a quarterback switch last week to junior Alex Kovalyak, and he responded helping the Beavers beat Warren for their first win of the year by going 19-for-37 for 317 yards, 3 touchdowns and two interceptions. Dylan McCluskey (46-208, 1 TD) and Eric Schneider (41-144) share the running load. Chase Husted (17-211, 1 TD) is the team’s top receiver.

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