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ALL-USA Watch: Oil City (Pa.) RB Christian Cole has third straight 300-yard game

The rich history of transcendent Western Pennsylvania football athletes is something of folklore. Whether it’s the “cradle of quarterbacks” that gave the world Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly; or the legendary mill town that claims home to Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Ty Law and Darrelle Revis; the region always gives the nation something to romanticize about.
Up in the northwest part of the region, at Oil City, senior tailback/linebacker Christian Cole is giving us all something to write about. In Friday night’s 58-8 rout of Meadville (Pa.), Cole carried 17 times for a career-high 379 yards to go with four touchdowns, marking the third straight game he eclipsed the 300-yard mark, and fourth time this season through seven games for the 6-1 Oilers