HS Football: Oil City’s Ethen Knox on the Doorstep of History
In just his second year as the starter for the Oil City Area High School varsity football team, running back Ethen Knox became the fourth player in the history of high school football to reach the 3,000 yard mark in just nine games.
Earlier in the season, he was beleieved to be the only player in history to mount 2,000 in just five games.Joseph Callagan Jr. traveled to Oil City to meet this HS football star.
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Growing up, Joe Callahan Jr. strove to become a professional athlete, even to the point of participating in the walk-on tryouts for the Penn State football team. Now, he strives for a broadcasting career. Host of CommRadio’s live debate talk show and 2021 ‘Talk Show of the Year’, titled ‘Phone Booth’, he is a go to personality in debating professional and collegiate sports on the airways. Being mostly an on-air talent, he is also an analyst on Penn State Sports Night, the sports debate show on Penn State Network Television Network, host and analyst on The Sportsblitz, the sports talk show on TheLion90.7FM, an anchor for Centre County Report, the student local news station of Centre County, host on After the Whistle, Penn State’s local high school football recap show, the creator of The Valley Network, a mainly sports television broadcasting network. In the professional, he was on the media team for the 2022 Valley League Summer Champions, the Charlottesville Tom Sox.