Highlight reel: Record night on Western Pa. football field grabs nation’s attention
The final score caught the attention of the nation Friday night and into Saturday morning. Meadville defeated DuBois, 107-90, on Friday in a high school football game.
State and national records fell, as Western Pennsylvania athletes stepped into the national spotlight.
By now, most high school football fans have heard of the 722 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns produced by District 10 Meadville junior Journey Brown, who eclipsed the state record for rushing yards in a game (500, Eastern York’s Alex Cooley in 2012) and touchdowns in a game. His rushing total also is the second most nationally (754, John Giannantonio, Netcong, N.J., in 1950).
On the District 9 DuBois side of the field, sophomore quarterback Matt Miller threw for 787 yards and 10 touchdowns. he set a national record for yards (764, David Koral, Pacific Palisades, Calif., in 2000).
Stats of the day
Rushing yards for Meadville Friday, a national record.
Yards per carry by Meadville RB Journey Brown, who had 722 yards on 30 carries.
Pass attempts for Meadville; both were incomplete.
Hours it took for the 197-point game to complete
Interceptions thrown in the second half by DuBois’ Miller.
Yards per catch for DuBois WR Colin Read, who had nine for 355 yards, a state record.
Total yards for DuBois, which ranks sixth all-time in the nation.
Touchdowns scored between the teams, all on offense.