Knox Ties PIAA Record as Oil City Runs Away to 64-0 Win Over Franklin

| September 17, 2022

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) — Another week, another milestone for Oil City junior running back Ethen Knox.

Knox rushed for 407 yards on 25 carries and five touchdowns as the Oilers downed Franklin, 64-0, on Friday night.

It was Knox’s third consecutive 400-yard rushing game. His three 400-yard efforts ties the PIAA record set by Dominic Bragalone of South Williamsport. Bragalone had three 400-yard performances in 2014.

Knox, who was the Hager Paving Incorporated Player of the Game, came into the game leading the country in yards per game at 383.7, according to MaxPreps.

He only increased that average.

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(Ethen Knox breaks free for some of his 407 yards rushing against Franklin/Photo by Richard Sayer of Eight & 322)

Oil City led 34-0 at the half.

The Oilers also scored on a 50-yard pass from Dane Ley to Hayden Wilson in the first quarter. Gavin Sanchez capped the scoring with TD runs of 8 and 16.

Oil City rushed for 580 yards.

Franklin found some success throwing the football with Jason Carey. The sophomore, who was playing in the place of senior Hunter Marsteller, was 8 of 15 for 144 yards. He did throw three interceptions, however.

Cole Buckley was his favorite target with five receptions for 117 yards.

Oil City is now 4-0 and will take on Northwestern on the road next week.

Franklin, now 0-4, will host Mercyhurst Prep.

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