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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.

Venango Catholic/St. Joseph facts 'n figures

St. Joseph, located in Oil City, fielded a team from 1931-61 before it evolved into Venango Christian (now Catholic). VC dropped football after the 1988 season. VC students have played football under co-op agreements with Oil City and Franklin.


Tom O'Connor threw for 966 yards in 1971 and holds the VC career passing yardage record with 1,547.


Dan Lillard holds school records with 1,013 yards rushing in a season (1971) and 1,463 yards rushing in a career.

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Dean Henderson's first love was  football and he began his coaching career at VC. But he ended up posting more than 400 victories coaching various programs in District 10. In fact, he guided the Vikings to two D-10 crowns.