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Covering high school football in Venango County, Pa.

Cradle of tight ends

Venango County has produced three tight ends who have played Power 5 football in the last 50 years.

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Lou Fogle
Franklin 
Clemson
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Nate Byham
Franklin
Pitt

 
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Ben Koyack, Oil City, Notre Dame
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Ted Marchibroda's Coaching Tree

Bill Belichick, Browns, Patriots

Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

Pat Hill Fresno State

Lindy Infante, Packers

Marvin Lewis, Bengals

Eric Mangini, Jets

Jim Schwartz, Lions

Vince Tobin, Cardinals

Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals, Titans

(Those who coached under the former Franklin great)

Source Wikipedia

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NCAA all-time KO return leaders

Forrey Hall, an Oil City St. Joe graduate, at one time held the NCAA record for kickoff returns average, 38.2 yards for San Francisco (Bill Russell's school) in 1946. He still ranks ninth all-time. Hall later played for the 49ers.

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Coaches make their mark

10 or more wins; three or more seasons

Franklin
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McCullough
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Oil City

Clockwise from Rich Hancox holding the cards: Paul Stamm, Hud Wells, Joe Stewart and Jim McCullough.

And trending...

OIL CITY

1994-2021 -- 170-117

1940-93 -- 142-321-21 (6 winless seasons; 24-, 18-, 17- and 14-game losing streaks

1896-39 -- 147-112-29

FRANKLIN

1993-2021 -- 104-186 (including 26-95 since 2009)

1958-92 -- 184-116-4

1896-57 -- 152-253-32 (including "post-Marchibroda" stretch of 4-42-4 from 1949-53 and 5-38-5 from 1934-39)