SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Braylon Fantaski ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bucktail to a 46-26 win at Sheffield on Saturday.
All three of Fantaski’s touchdowns came on runs of 27 yards. He had one in the first quarter, another in the second, and his final TD run came in the fourth quarter. Fantaski also ran in a 2-point conversion.
The Bucks jumped out to a 32-0 halftime lead thanks to a pair of rushing touchdowns in each of the first two quarters.
Bordy Pentz opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game with a 1-yard plunge. Fantaski ran in the conversion to give Bucktail an 8-0 lead.
Fantaski scored his first touchdown seven minutes later. Tanner Pettingill ran in the conversion to make it 16-0 heading to the second quarter.
Just over three minutes into the second, Fantaski was in the end zone again. Brett Mason connected with Pentz for the 2-point conversion. With just under two minutes to go in the half, Pettingill broke away for a 73-yard run, and ran in the conversion, to give the Bucks a 32-0 halftime advantage.
The Wolverines got on the board early in the third quarter when Christian Garcia Correa hauled in a 29-yard pass from Colby Barr. Alex Eaton kicked the PAT to cut the lead to 32-7.
Barr’s 34-yard touchdown strike to Dylan Hardwick, and Eaton’s second successful PAT, brought Sheffield closer at 32-14.
Pentz responded quickly for the Bucks by returning the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.
Barr and Hardwick answered right back for the Wolverines, this time on a 33-yard pass that made the score 38-20 with just under nine minutes to play.
Fantaski scored the final Bucktail points with 6:04 to play.
Barr capped the scoring with a 1-yard run.
In addition to Fantaski, Pettingill also had a 100-yard rushing game with eight carries for 121 yards and a score. Pentz ran 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown.
As a team, the Bucks ran 47 times for 396 yards and five touchdowns, while completing just one pass for six yards with an interception.
Sheffield struggled to gain traction on the ground, gaining just 23 yards on 16 carries as a team.
The Wolverines, meanwhile, found their success through the air.
Barr was 15-37 passing for 294 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Hardwick was his primary target with five receptions for 130 yards and two scores. Alan Smith had four grabs for 63 yards, while Garcia Correa had two catches for 59 yards and a TD.
Bucktail hosts West Branch next week, while Sheffield travels to Otto-Eldred.
OIL CITY 76, WARREN 0
OIL CITY, Pa. – In the most lopsided game in the 100-plus year history of Oil City and Warren football, Ethen Knox rushed for 218 yards and six touchdowns as the Oilers beat the Dragons, 76-0, on Friday.
Knox, who set all kinds of national rushing records a year ago, scored on more than half his touches (he carried the ball 11 times), as the Oilers built a 30-0 lead after the first quarter.
Knox scored on runs of 8, 22, 4, 16, 40 and 33 yards.
Cole Findlay also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Stephens in the first half for the Oilers, who held the Dragons to just 57 yards of total offense.
Jon Hargenrader (30 yards), De’Vaughn Griffin (63 yards) and Sean Alexander (53 yards) all had second-half touchdown runs for the Oilers, who amassed 465 total yards on the ground.
Sam Harvey had 37 rushing yards for Warren.
*Cody Elms and Andy Close contributed to this report