• Penny Weichel

Nov. 23, 2022

Haynes passed on all-time list


That quarterback Grove City will be facing in its first imterdistrict game Friday? Jeff Hoenstine of Central High School in Martinsburg, down near Altoona.



Ian Haynes

Saw on Twitter earlier this week that he had lots of career yards passing. He does. In fact, he has moved ahead of Franklin's Ian Haynes on the state's all-time list.


Hoenstine is now eighth with 9,650 yards. Haynes graduated from Franklin in 2020 with 9,471. And, wow, just looked him up on Max Preps. He's only 5-10, 174!


However, he's thrown for 3,450 yards and 46 touchdowns this season and has rushed for 647 yards and 12 more scores. Last year he had 3,621 passing and 288 rushing when the Dragons were 14-1, beating Grove City, 35-6, before being eliminated by Central Valley, 35-21.


Central is 11-2 this season, losing early to Richland (D-6) and Penn Cambria. The Dragons avenged that loss to Penn Cambria in the playoffs, winning 35-6 after losing 42-28.


Except for Hoenstine, the all-time state list for passing yardage hasn't changed since Haynes played. The top three are Brett Brumbaugh, Matt Bodamer and Ricky Ortega, all with over 10,000.


In fact, it doesn't look like anyone else has joined the list of 83 players who have more than 6,000 career yards passing since Haynes was moving up the charts. (The list also includes Oil City's Mark Kulinski.)


Haynes just completed his third season at Kutztown, where he is a junior in the classroom, but a freshman eligibility-wise. He's barely gotten his feet wet. Hopefully that will change next season.


Hip hip hooray!


Congrats, tips of the hat and shout-outs to the 10 players from Oil City and Franklin who were named to the region all-stars.


Voting went as I'd thought with region champion Meadville dominating and getting its just desserts or whatever the expression is.


It is out of the ordinary that Oil City has a player who has broken a couple of national records, but is considered the No. 2 back in the league. But that's the way it is with Meadville's Khalon Simmons, a returning all-stater. Should be interesting how Simmons/Ethen Knox will be handled on the upcoming all-district and all-state teams.





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