If you are from Anywhere, USA, and happened to stumble upon this site, Franklin and Oil City are about eight miles apart along Route 8 in Venango County, Pa. -- which is about halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie in the western part of the state.
Penny Weichel, site editor
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.
Lou Fogle -- Franklin/Clemson
Nate Byham -- Franklin/Pitt
Ben Koyack -- Oil City/Notre Dame
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)
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.
NCAA Kickoff Return Leaders
Coaches make their mark
10 or more wins; three or more seasons
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
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)