2022 Preseason Football Poll



HERMITAGE -- Sports Radio 96.7 (WLLF) and News/Talk 790 WPIC has compiled its 2022 preseason football poll for the two District 10 regions involving Mercer County area teams. The station's four regular broadcasters, Bob Greenburg (sports director/color analyst), Mark Slezak (lead play-by-play commentator), Chris Burtch (color analyst) and Ryan Briggs (play-by-play commentator/lead writer) submitted weighted ballots for Regions 1 and 3.

WLLF/WPIC postgame host Darren Steele and Erie Times-News sports writer Tom Reisenweber, both frequent contributors to the stations' high school sports coverage throughout the year, also voted in the polls.

In each eight-team region, the first-place team received eight voter points and second place received seven points, with the scale descending to one point for eighth place.

The stations will begin their 2022 season coverage Friday night with games on both stations. Sports Radio 96.7 will carry Grove City at Avonworth while 790 WPIC has North East against Farrell at Westminster College's Memorial Field. Saturday, Sports Radio 96.7 will carry two games: the Cambridge Springs-Kennedy Catholic matinee in Hermitage, followed by Wilmington at Sharpsville in the evening.

Poll results, with first-place votes in parentheses:

Region 1 Points Region 3 Points
Reynolds 48 (6) Farrell 46 (5)
Cochranton 39 Slippery Rock 41
Maplewood 34 Grove City 39 (1)
Lakeview 27 Hickory 27
Mercer 26 Sharon 23
Cambridge Springs 22 Sharpsville 18
Saegertown 12 Wilmington 15
Kennedy Catholic 8 Greenville 7