Friday, October 29, 2010
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When it comes to leading scorers in local football, running backs have always dominated the standings.
A quick look back at some of the annual scoring leaders from the Observer-Reporter includes past winners such as Trinity's Mike Yancich (2007), Carmichaels' Bobby Hathaway (2002), Fort Cherry's Mike Vernillo (1997, 1998, 1999), Waynesburg's Josh Koshcheck (1996), Mapletown's Derek Bochna (1988), Wash High's Brian Davis (1983, 1984), Beth-Center's Chuck Colborn (1976) and Carmichaels' John Menhart (1973).
The 2010 season offers a unique situation, and a first.
With one week left in the regular season, California receiver Dakota Conway is the area's leading scorer with 86 points. Thirteen of Conway's touchdowns have been receptions from his brother, T.D. Conway.
Playoff-bound California plays at least two more games, which gives Conway a couple opportunities to extend his margin. Peters Township junior running back Andrew Erenberg ranks second locally with 84 points, while South Fayette senior tailback Jeff Davis (74 points) and Ringgold senior Derrick Fiore (72 points) lurk on teams capable of making extended postseason runs.
Should Conway hold on to the lead, he'd become the first receiver to lead the area in scoring.