The season-long point parade continued on Friday at Warren's Homecoming game.
It was the Dragons who broke away - and broke away big-time - for a 60-36 Region 5 win over Oil City at War Memorial Field to improve to 5-0 on the year.
Holding on to a slim three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Dragons' offense exploded for 28 points and the defense held to secure the win in front of the packed home crowd.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Warren’s Mark Davis pulls in a 14-yard touchdown pass from Austin Jerman in the third quarter of the Dragons’ 60-36 Homecoming game win over Oil City on Friday at War Memorial Field. Warren has scored 267 points in five wins this season.
"We showed a lot of resiliency when we were down," said Warren coach Brad Wright, whose Dragons are 3-0 in the region. "This is a confident group. We can get up and keep fighting."
After spotting the Oilers a 14-point lead to start the game, the Dragons finally got on the board in the second quarter on a 51-yard run by quarterback Austin Jerman - and it was the start of another masterful game for the senior signal-caller. Winless Oil City would strike back before Jerman took to the air for two more touchdowns, one to Jordan Willetts and another to Cody McGraw.
With the score 21-19 in favor of the Oilers, Warren made a big play to swing the momentum when an Oil City field goal was blocked by Jerman and returned 95 yards by Willetts to give the Dragons a 25-21 lead going into the half.
Warren picked up where it left off in the third with another Jerman touchdown pass, this time to Mark Davis to strengthen the lead before Oil City struck again with Kevin Daly's second score of the night and a two-point conversion to pull the Oilers within a field goal.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Dragons.
Jerman found Willetts once again for an 11-yard score before notching his second rushing touchdown from 10 yards out.
With the game firmly in Warren's grasp, Luke Wortman broke off a 67-yard run and Willetts returned an interception 51 yards for his fourth score of the night.
Jerman led the Dragons offense once again with 195 yards through the air and 174 yards on the ground for six total touchdowns.
Willetts was the favorite target against Oil City (0-5), with four catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Warren will look to stay unbeaten next Friday against Slippery Rock in what looks to be the premier match-up in region 5 with the Rockets also undefeated on the year. Slippery Rock will be the first of three opponents coming up for the Dragons who are currently undefeated at this point in the season.
Warren has scored 267 points over five wins, an average of 53.4 points a game. Jerman has thrown 13 touchdown passes with just one interception.
O- Taylor Stamm 22 yard pass to Evan Carl, 6:04; Wilson kick
O - Taylor Stamm 1 yard run, 10:09; Wilson kick
W - Austin Jerman 51 yard run, 8:36; Extra point blocked
O - Kevin Daly 7 yard run, 6:38; Wilson kick
W - Austin Jerman 78 yard pass to Jordan Willetts, 5:39; 2-pt. conversion failed
W - Austin Jerman 42 yard pass to Cody McGraw, 0:45; Ryan Shattuck kick
W - Jordan Willetts 95 yard blocked kick (Austin Jerman) return, 0:00; Extra point no good
W - Austin Jerman 14 yard pass to Mark Davis, 5:16; Ryan Shattuck kick
O - Kevin Daly 11 yard run, 1:21; 2-pt. conversion successful
O - Taylor Stamm 2 yard run, 11:14; Wilson kick
W - Austin Jerman 11 yard pass to Jordan Willetts, 8:10; Ryan Shattuck kick
W - Austin Jerman 10 yard run, 4:30; Ryan Shattuck kick
W - Luke Wortman 67 yard run, 1:39; Ryan Shattuck kick
W - Jordan Willetts 51 yard interception return, 0:50; Ryan Shattuck kick
RUSHING- W - Austin Jerman 10-174 2TD, Luke Wortman 4-80 1TD, Matt Falvo 12-33, Chris McNeal 2-4, Jordan Willetts 1-4; O - Kevin Daly 28-259 2TD, Marvin Barclay 9-52, Taylor Stamm 8-28 2TD, Colt Cunningham 3-15, Sean Thompson 5-11, Chris Hicks 1-(-1).
PASSING- W - Jerman 10/15-195 4TD; O - Taylor Stamm 5/10-96 TD, Colt Cunningham 1/4-15, Mitchell Eberle 0/2-0.
RECEIVING- W - Jordan Willetts 4-105 2TD, Cody McGraw 2-46 1TD, Mark Davis 2-18 1TD, Matt Falvo 1-13, Luke Wortman 1-13; O - Frank Serbatti 2-55, Evan Carl 1-22 1TD, Logan Way 1-15, Tyler Ferris 1-10, Jesse Rice 1-9.