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Smethport at Redbank game cancelled

Per mutual agreement between both Smethport and Redbank Valley,  Friday night’s football game at Redbank Valley has been cancelled.

Despite the potential implications not playing the game could have on seeding in both the Class A & Class AA District 9 playoffs, the game will be declared a no contest because of the mutal agreement per PIAA by laws.

Both Redbank Valley and Smethport are already in the Class A field, and Redbank is locked in as the No. 3 seed. But by not playing the game,  Smethport now has the potential of a higher seed potentially impacting teams such as Sheffield, Ridgway and Union depending on the outcome of other games this weekend.


District 9 Football Defensive Stat Leaders through Week 9

23 of the 25 District 9 teams submit defensive statistics in one form or another. If your team does not have stats in a particular category (see the list of teams we have stats from in each category), please ask the head coach to submit defensive stats to sports@d9sports.com.



Stats submitted by every school by Cameron County, Clarion-Limestone & St. Marys
1 Ryan Stratton Smethport 131 9
2 Ben MacDonald Ridgway 107 9
3 Mike Martino Brockway 100 9
3 James Ligenfelter Kane 100 9
5 Destin Strauser Clarion 98 9
6 Eric Seary Union 93 9
7 Zach Vroman Brookville 85 9
8 Jereeke Jackson Sheffield 84 9
9 Cody Stockdill Union 83 9
10 Coy Hoffman Coudersport 82 9
10 Tyler Wiser Union 82 9
10 Ryan McCammon Bradford 82 9
13 Seth Ford Clearfield 79 9
14 Brandon Raymo Port Allegany 78 9
15 Jonah Sampson Brookville 77 9
16 Dakota Vaughn Otto-Eldred 76 9
17 Mike Suto A-C Valley 74 8
17 Zack Stiglitz Keystone 74 9
17 Cole Myers Ridgway 74 9
20 Nathan Klaiber Kane 73 9
20 Noah Heeter Sheffield 73 9


Stats submitted by every school but Cameron County & Clarion-Limestone
1 Evan Delong Kane 14 9
2 Christian Keller St. Marys 11 8
3 Josh Cameroni St. Marys 10 8
4 Jacob Troutman Clarion 7 9
5 Ethan Straffin Clarion 6.5 9


Stats submitted by every school but Cameron County & Clarion-Limestone
1 Adam Higby Sheffield 7 9
2 Cody Skiver Moniteau 6 9
3 Zach Bartlebaugh Bradford 5 9
3 Brendan Miller Clarion 5 9
3 Austin Jacobson Curwensville 5 9
3 Dane Cappiello Ridgway 5 9

Bradford boys, Clearfield girls claim District 9 Class AA soccer titles

BROCKWAY, Pa. – The Bradford boys’ and Clearfield girls’ soccer teams claimed District 9 Class AA soccer titles Monday night at Brockway’s Varischetti Field.

Bradford topped Punxsutawney 2-0, while Clearfield rolled past Bradford 7-2.

In the boys’ game, Cody Hennerd shut out the Chucks making five saves, while John Obermeyer scored gave the Owls a 1-0 lead with a goal in the ninth minute. The game then remained 1-0 until the final minute when Ben Jordan sealed the championship for Bradford with a tally.

The girls’ game, saw Carlee Freenburg net a hat trick, and Clearfield break a 1-1 first-half tie with four goals in a span of nine minutes including the first three coming in a span of five minutes.

The Lady Bison (19-0) took a 1-0 lead on a Shannon Reinke goal in the sixth minute before Bradford tied the contest on a Arianna Brien goal in the 12th minute.

But after that it was all Clearfield. McKenna Aleksivich gave the Lady Bison the lead for good at 2-1 with a tally in the 17th minute. Freeburg then netted her first of the game in the 18th minute making it 3-1 before Reinke’s second goal of the contest in the 22nd minute started the rout at 4-1. Freeburg then made it made 5-1 with a goal in the 26th minute.

Bradford tied rallying in the second half getting a Megan Tingley goal in the 44th minute to make it 5-2, but goals by Raquel Grice (54th minute) and Freeburg in the 79th minute gave Clearfield the title.

Dorthy Celli got the win in net for the Lady Bison.

Clarion’s Defene Named Week 9 Player of the Week


15 Players named to District 9 Honor Roll

CLARION – In a D9Sports.com first, the entire Clarion defense is the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com District 9 Player of the Week for Week Nine of the 2013 season.

The Bobcats defense has, too put it mildly, been an immoveable object for almost the entire year recording seven shutouts in nine games including in each of the last six weeks while allowing a total of 26 points all season.

In a 55-0 win over A-C Valley Friday night, the defense, which was led by 16 tackles including a ½ sacks from Destin Strauser, 13 tackles from Tyler Allen and 10 from Damien Slike, who also recovered a fumble, forced three A-C Valley turnovers and held the Falcons to 123 total yards of offense. The 48 shutout minutes ran Clarion’s shutout streak to 288 minutes and 15 seconds, while the seven shutouts this year are a school record and the second most in District 9 during the District 9 playoff-era (1987-present).

Fifteen players are also being honored this week on the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com Honor Roll.

Explore Your Town, Inc., is a multimedia company located in Clarion that currently runs pair of websites (www.exploreclarion.com and www.explorevenango.com) covering multiple events in those areas.

Located at www.d9sports.com, D9Sports.com is in its 14th year of covering athletics within the PIAA’s District 9. The site, which is not affiliated with the PIAA in any way, covers all 25 football playing teams playing in District 9. For more information on the site, please visit it or e-mail the staff at sports@d9sports.com..

The Explore Your Town Player of the Week and the Honor Roll are chosen by D9Sports.com’s selection committee composing of the D9Sports.com editors and other media members. The awards are not intended to be a solely statistics driven award and take in many factors including statistics, opponents, importance of the game, clutch performance, etc.

The awards, which are given from Week One through Week 10, are the only weekly awards given out in District 9 football that represent the district as a whole.


Clarion Defense – Recorded is sixth consecutive shutout and its school-record seventh shutout of the season while running its scoreless streak to 288 minutes, 15 seconds while holding A-C Valley to 123 yards of offense. The seven shutouts are the second most in the District 9 playoff-era history (1987-present) – Clarion 55, A-C Valley 0


(Listed alphabetically by school)

Anthony Benson – Brockway: 10 catches, 159 yards, 3 touchdowns; 7 carries, 45 yards, 1 touchdown; Returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown – Brockway 40, Port Allegany 24

Alec Shaffer-Doan – Brockway: 19-for-24, 300 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception; 10 carries, 64 yards – Brockway 49, Port Allegany 24

Damien Slike – Clarion: 7 carries, 134 yards, 2 touchdowns; 1 catch, 21 yards; Made 10 tackles & recovered a fumble on defense – Clarion 55, A-C Valley 0

Jake Neiswonger – Clarion-Limestone: 9 catches, 150 yards, 2 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 68, Clarion-Limestone 37

Christian Lezzer – Clearfield: 16 carries, 251 yards (career best), 5 touchdowns; 1-for-1 passing, 23 yards – Clearfield 56, Philipsburg-Osceola 7

Ethan Hite – Coudersport: 15-for-28 passing, 255 yards, 1 touchdown; Ran for a touchdown – Kane 28, Coudersport 20

Zach Tibbens – Curwensville: 32 carries, 237 yards, 4 touchdowns – Curwensville 38, Sheffield 14

Gabe French – DuBois: 17-for-24 passing, 392 yards (school record), 4 touchdowns; 5 carries, 22 yards – DuBois 56, Meadville 35

Bryson Paulinellie – DuBois: 8 catches, 188 yards, 2 touchdowns; Returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown – DuBois 56, Meadville 35

James Lingenfelter – Kane: 6 carries, 67 yards, 1 touchdown; 16 tackles – Kane 28, Coudersport 20

Tyler Kepple – Karns City: 13-for-18 passing, 164 yards, 2 touchdowns; 4 carries, 15 yards – Karns City 42, Brookville 6

Dustin Geagan – Moniteau: 17 carries, 167 yards, 3 touchdowns – Moniteau 36, Punxsutawney 0

Mark Strothers – Redbank Valley: 11 carries, 239 yards, 4 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 68, Clarion-Limestone 37

Alex Feldbauer – St. Marys: 41 carries, 253 yards, 4 touchdowns; Scored game-winning touchdown with 9:34 to play – St. Marys 28, Bradford 20

Tyler Wiser – Union: 10 tackles, 1 ½ sacks – Union 16, Keystone 12




Oct. 27 District 9 Football Rankings


T-1 Clarion 9-0 T-1
T-1 Clearfield 9-0 T-1
T-3 Kane 9-0 T-3
T-3 Karns City 8-1 T-3
5 Curwensville 8-1 5
6 DuBois 6-3 6
7 Brookville 6-3 7
8 Redbank Valley 6-3 8
9 Ridgway 4-5 NR
10 Brockway 5-4 NR

Class A & Class AA Playoff picture

By Chris Rossetti

OK, so we know everyone wants to know what is going on in the Class A and Class AA playoff races.

I spent some time tonight/this morning trying to sort it all out. I believe I have come up with the outlook, although I am going to stress that this is all very unofficial. I will also stress that any team, for any reason, can opt out of the District 9 playoffs in Class A and Class AA. We saw that last year when no one wanted to be the No. 8 seed opposite of Port Allegany and the Gators got a bye on their way to the District 9 title.

In Class A, let’s start with what I believe I know.

Six of the eight spots have been clinched.

From the KSAC Small School Division, Clarion and Redbank Valley have secured automatic berths.

From the AML, Curwensville and Brockway have secured automatic berths with Brockway edging out Smethport by 10 power points after both teams finished AML play 5-3 without facing each other.

Smethport and Sheffield have also secured berths. Sheffield will claim an automatic AML berth if it beats Kane in the AML Title game or a Wild Card spot if it loses. Smethport gets an AML automatic berth with a Sheffield loss to Kane but is still a Wild Card team with a Wolverines win.

That leaves three teams vying for two sports – Coudersport, Union and Ridgway – with two of the three – Union and Ridgway in action this week.

Coudersport’s regular season is done. The Falcons are 4-5. Ridgway and Union are also both 4-5. Therefore, if both Ridgway and Union both win – Ridgway hosts St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy out of Boalsburg, who is 4-5 after gaining a forfeit victory last week, while Union hosts Cambridge Springs, a District 10 team with a 7-2 record – then both teams secure a spot in the postseason leaving Couderpsort on the outside looking in.

But, if either Ridgway OR Union loses, then Coudersport secures a spot.

Ridgway can also get in with a loss and Union loss because in a two-way tie the Elkers will end up with more power points than Union. Even if there is a three-way tie at 4-6 between Ridgway, Union and Otto-Eldred, which faces Cowanesque Valley, the Elkers will still end up with the most power points (plus a win over Otto – although that win may not play a role since three teams would be tied).

As far as seeding, that is a little murkier.

I know this for sure. Clarion is the top seed and Redbank Valley is the No. 3 seed.

If Sheffield loses the AML Title game, then Curwensville, which is idle, will be the No. 2 seed and Brockway, which plays at Moniteau, the No. 4 seed. if Sheffield wins the AML Title game, the Wolverines would be the No. 2 seed and Curwensville would fall to the fourth seed. After that, much depends on what happens in the rest of the games Friday night.

Now on to Class AA. It’s a little clearer here but not completely clear.

We know this. Kane, Karns City and Brookville are in for sure with either Kane or Karns City as the No. 1 seed.

St. Marys can qualify with a win over Bellefonte.

Moniteau can qualify with a perfect storm.

That perfect storm would include this:

Moniteau beats Brockway while St. Marys loses to Bellefonte. Then, Union beats Cambridge Springs, Keystone loses to Penns Manor, Brookville loses to Clarion and Bradford loses to Clearfield. That would leave both teams with either 640 or 650 power points depending on what Punxsutawney does against Northern Bedford (but it doesn’t matter because both Moniteau and St. Marys beat Punxsy and would get the 10 extra points for a Chucks win over Northern Bedford).

Now, logic would dictate that since the two teams played each other the result of that game would determined the final Class AA playoff spot, which would give it to Moniteau thanks to a win over St. Marys. But alas, this is District 9, and the rules aren’t written that way – although one may think that the committee could take a look at this situation and change the rules.

No, in District 9 the rules sent out in September say that selection in seeding in Class AA follows first the PIAA Ranking System based on all games and then a COIN FLIP. Yes, despite the fact that four of the five teams vying for playoff spots in Class AA play each other, head-to-head competition is not a tie breaker. That would mean, by the rules they way they are currently written, a coin flip would determined whether St. Marys or Moniteau makes the playoffs if the two teams end up tied.

Ok, now that that is out of the way. Let’s look at seeding.

This much we know. if Karns City wins (it plays Marion Center) and Kane loses (it plays Sheffield) then the Gremlins are the top seed. Likewise if Karns City loses and Kane wins then Kane is the top seed. Also, if both teams lose Karns City is the top seed.

But what if both win? Then it comes back down to what teams the two have beaten end up doing.

A Kane win over Sheffield guarantees the Wolves 1,220 power points (The 1,080 they currently have plus 130 for beating Kane plus 10 from the winner of the St. Joseph’s-Ridgway game).

A Karns City win over Marion Center guarantees the Gremlins 1,220 power points as well (The 1,110 they currently have plus 100 for beating Marion Center plus 10 from the winner of the Oil City-Franklin game).

That would mean the outcome of games of teams both Kane and Karns City beat earlier in the year would come into play.

Those games for Kane would include Otto-Eldred from Cowanesque Valley and Brockway vs. Moniteau which could give the Wolves up to 20 extra points.

The games to watch for that affect Karns City include St. Marys vs. Bellefonte, Brockway vs, Moniteau, Union vs. Cambridge Springs, Keystone vs. Penns Manor, Punxsutawney vs. Northern Bedford and Brookville vs. Clarion. Those games could give the Gremlins an additional 60 points.

If the teams tie with the same number of power points, then a coin flip will determined the seed between one and two.

Brookville, meanwhile, would get the third seed with a St. Marys loss or a win over unbeaten Clarion, while St. Marys would grab the third seed with a win and Brookville loss. Moniteau can only be the fourth seed.

Now I know that is a lot to digest. Trust me. I always worry that I may have messed something up. And that is possible, which is why I emphasize again this is all unofficial (and if I messed something up it definitely was not on purpose or from a lack of time put in to trying to get it right). As the week goes on, I will try to verify by calculations with the District 9 folks. Any changes will be noted on the blog. We will also have full playoff standings up during the week as well including the Class AAA and Class AAAA regional playoffs.

Week 9 Recaps – Oct. 25

Recaps will be updated throughout the weekend starting Friday night. Please check back frequently.

Last updated:  Oct. 26, 11:23 p.m.

Games posted: All but Cameron County vs. Maple Grove


KARNS CITY — Scoring 21 points in the game’s first 7:18, the Karns City Gremlins rolled to a 42-6 victory over Brookville and clinched the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference’s Large School Division title.

The Gremlins (8-1 overall, 4-0 KSAC-Large) scored on the the game’s first possession and then turned two Brookville turnovers into scores to grab a 21-0 lead by the 4:42 mark of the first quarter. From there, Karns City used a balanced attack that saw five different players account for the team’s six touchdowns.

Gremlins quarterback Tyler Kepple completed 13 of 18 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, one of them to Wyatt Everett for the game’s first score on a 31-yard connection and the other to Logan Moroney from 28 yards out in the third quarter. Everetts caught five passes for 72 yards.

Everetts set the game into the Mercy Rule running clock status with his 1-yard TD run 54 seconds into the fourth quarter. Adam Whited and Zach Moore added 1-yard scoring runs in the first quarter and Dakota Mohney ran in a 7-yarder in the second quarter. Whited led the Gremlins with 52 yards on six carries.

The Raiders (6-3, 2-2) wound up turning the ball over five times, but did move the ball some thanks to a 152-yard rushing effort from Zach Vroman. Jonah Sampson scored the Raiders’ lone touchdown on a 16-yard run on the opening drive of the second half.


CLARION – Clarion’s defense ran its shutout streak to 288 minutes, 15 seconds while recording its sixth consecutive blanking and seventh of the season with a 55-0 triumph over visiting A-C Valley Friday night at Clarion University’s memorial stadium.

The seven shutouts breaks the school record of six held by the 2000 and 1986 teams and are also the second most in the District 9-playoff era (1987-present) behind the nine (in 15 games) the 1992 Smethport team that advanced to the PIAA championship game had.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats (9-0 overall, 5-0 KSAC Small School Division), winners of all 20 KSAC Small School Division games they have played and 22 straight conference games overall, scored over 50 points for the seventh time this season while giving head coach Larry Wiser his 175th victory.

Damien Slike, Ian Corbett and Tanner Corbett each scored two touchdowns for Clarion.

Slike ran seven times for 134 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 21 yards while also making 10 tackles on defense.

Ian Corbett ran four times for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Tanner Corbett had two carries for 15 yards and a score and returned the second-half kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown.

John Katis continued his streak of not throwing an interception going 7-for-10 for 141 yards and a touchdown. He now has 15 touchdowns and zero picks on the season on 92 attempts and has gone 94 straight attempts without an interception dating back to a third-quarter interception in last year’s District 9 title game loss to Port Allegany.


WEST SUNBURY – For one night it felt like old times for Dustin Geagan, as the Moniteau senior, who burst onto the scene with a pair of great seasons his freshman and sophomore years before becoming more of a complimentary player ran 17 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Warriors to their third straight win with a 36-0 victory over visiting Punxsutawney Friday night.

The loss dropped the Chucks (3-6 overall, 0-4 KSAC Large School Division) out of the District 9 Class A championship game and put their District 5-6-8-9 Regional playoff hopes in danger.

Meanwhile, despite the win, Moniteau (3-6, 2-2) was eliminated from the Class AA playoffs when St. Marys beat Bradford.

Cody Skiver added 73 yards rushing on 11 carries and was 8 of 13 passing for 141 yards a touchdown and an interception for Moniteau. He hit Trevor Shaffer with a 24-yard scoring pass late in the second quarter to give the Warriors a 24-0 halftime lead. Shaffer started the scoring with a 45-yard run and ran eight times for 72 yards and while catching three passes for 37 yards.

Punxsutawney, losers of  three straight and four of five, were limited to 91 yards of offense while giving up 509. Christian Falgout ran 19 times for 46 yards to lead the Chucks.


KNOX – Visiting Union kept its District 9 Class A playoff hopes alive with a 16-12 win over Keystone Friday night in Knox.

The Golden Knights (4-5 overall, 3-2 KSAC Small School Division) scored all 16 points in the first half and then held off Keystone after a 9-yard Austin Chambers to Dustin Wolbert touchdown pass got the Panthers (1-8, 1-4) back within early in the fourth quarter.

Lane Cicciarelli was 7 of 19 passing for 143 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions for Union leaving him 180 yards shy of Union’s single-season passing record set by Troy Heeter in 1984. He got the scoring started with a 57-yard scoring toss to Shane Murphy in the first quarter. Murphy had three catches for 95 yards and the score. Tyler Wiser led Union’s defense with 10 tackles and 1 ½ sacks.

Cody Stockdill added a 4-yard touchdown run for the Golden Knights, who also recorded a first-half safety.

Bryce Altman scored Keystone’s other touchdown on a 7-yard run.

Chambers paced the Panthers going 11 of 23 for 132 yards, a touchdown and two picks. Austin Reddinger had five of the catches for 64 yards.


PHILIPSBURG – Behind a career-best 251 yards rushing and five touchdowns from Christian Lezzer, Clearfield ran its record to 9-0 with a 56-7 win over homestanding Philipsburg-Osceola Friday night.

Lezzer, who carried the ball 16 times, had scoring runs of 67, 9 and 8 yards in the first half helping the Bison to a 35-0 halftime lead and then added touchdown runs of 19 and 37 yards in the second half to cap off his big big night.

Overall, Clearfield ran for 379 yards with freshman Seth Caldwell chipping in 16 carries for 64 yards. Caldwell also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Eric Sellers, his lone catch of the game. Sellers was 1-for-1 passing for 50 yards, while Lezzer was also 1-for-1 passing for 23 yards.

Clearfield will play Bradford in the District 9 Class AAA championship game next weekend at a site and time to be determined. The game is not a true championship contest in the sense that the winner doesn’t get an automatic berth into the PIAA playoffs or even a berth into the PIAA subregional.


CURWENSVILLE – Sheffield may be the AML North champion and will be the top Class A team out of the AML if it wins the AML Title game next week at Kane, but Curwensville showed it was the true top Class A team in the AML using a 21-point third quarter to roll past the visiting Wolverines 38-14 Friday night.

Zach Tibbens had another monster game for the Golden Tide (8-1) rushing for 237 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries to pace a Curwensville attack that had 302 yards on the night, all but 24 of which came on the ground.

Meanwhile, Curwensville’s defense bottled up Sheffield’s Jereek Jackson limiting the sophomore to 44 yards rushing on 16 carries, his first sub-100-yard game since late September and the second fewest yards he has rushed for this season.

With Jackson unable to get untracked, the Wolverines (5-4) were limited to 171 yards of offense with Adam Higby going 10 of 20 for 91 yards, a touchdown and an interception.


NEW BETHLEHEM — In a shootout that started with a combined 39-point first quarter, the Redbank Valley outgunned Clarion-Limestone for a 68-37 win Friday night to clinch the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference’s second automatic bid for the District 9 Class A playoffs.

Bulldogs running back Mark Strothers returned with a bang from his two-game absence with an injury by rushing for 239 yards on just 11 carries with four touchdowns on runs of 14 and 4 yards in the first quarter, 36 in the second quarter and 43 in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs (6-3 overall, 4-1 KSAC-Small) led 21-18 after the first quarter that saw two kick returns go for touchdowns. Chase Alcorn ran one back for C-L (2-7, 2-3) covering 95 yards after Strothers’ first touchdown and Mitch Blose took one 75 yards for the Bulldogs for the last score of the quarter.

The Lions grabbed a quick 25-21 lead on Mike Macefe’s 3-yard run at the 8:16 mark of the second quarter, but Redbank Valley closed the half with three touchdowns in the final 4:03 to take a 42-25 halftime lead. After Alcorn scored for the Lions on a 1-yard run to start the second-half scoring, the Bulldogs answered with three straight touchdowns to put the game away.

Alcorn went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season for the Lions, finishing with 149 yards on 25 carries. Christian Bakeway completed 11 of 19 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Neiswonger caught nine passes for 150 yards and both TD connections covering 53 and 19, both in the first quarter.

It was the most points ever scored by the Bulldogs in what was also their highest-scoring game in their history that dates back to even their New Bethlehem High School days, eclipsing their previous high of 66 points scored in a 66-6 win over Moniteau in 1999. The previous highest scoring Bulldogs game came in a 64-32 loss to Clarion in 1989.


BROCKWAY — Quarterback Alec Shaffer-Doan passed for 300 yards and five touchdowns and Anthony Benson scored five touchdowns to lead the Brockway Rovers to a 49-24 win over Port Allegany Friday night.

Doan completed 19 of 24 passes with 10 of those going to Anthony Benson for 159 yards. Three of them were touchdowns, covering 12 and 25 yards in the second quarter and 8 yards in the fourth quarter. Benson also returned a kick 81 yards for a score in the first quarter and added a 6-yard TD run in his 3-TD second quarter.

The Rovers (5-4) trailed 12-0 before Benson actually scored four straight touchdowns starting with his kick return to give Brockway a 28-12 lead at halftime. Shaffer-Doan’s other TD passes went to Jack Glasl on connections of 8 and 34 yards on the third quarter.

Port Allegany (3-6) got two TDs to start the game by Tyler Shaffer on runs of 41 and 51 yards. Shaffer finished with 164 yards on 16 carries. Jordan Seefeldt passed for 111 yards and two scores on an 18-yarder to Cory Burr in the third quarter and 58-yarder to Chad Gaines in the fourth quarter.


DUKE CENTER — Dakota Vaughn’s 5-yard touchdown run with 8:43 left in the game gave Otto-Eldred a come-from-behind 22-15 win over visiting and winless Elk County Catholic Friday night.

The Terrors (3-6) trailed the Crusaders (0-9) 15-6 at halftime before scoring twice in the second half. Vaughn threw a 22-yard TD pass to Seth Drummond in the third quarter. Vaughn also hit Heath Stewart with a 22-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Sam Colebert ran for 138 yards on 18 carries.

The Crusaders (0-9) finished their first winless season since 1992. Jonathan Dippold and Dan Singer ran for touchdowns of 11 and 1 yards respectively in the second quarter. Dippold ran for 74 yards on 16 carries.


ST. MARYS — Alex Feldbauer returned from a two-game absence due to an injury, scoring all four of his team’s touchdowns and running for 253 yards on 41 carries to lead the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen to a come-from-behind 28-20 win over visiting Bradford Friday night.

Feldbauer’s 24-yard run and two-point conversion run with 9:34 left in the game was the winning score, capping a rally that saw the Dutch (5-4) trailing the Owls (2-7) 20-12 at halftime. Feldbauer’s 1-yard run and two-point conversion at the end of the third quarter tied the game. His first two TDs came in the first half on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and 13-yard run in the second quarter.

Alex Colosimo  got things started for the Owls with a 95-yard TD run in the first quarter. He finished with 128 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Zach Bartlebaugh threw two TD passes of 20-yard to John Pantuso in the second quarter and 20 yards to Sean Siffrin in the second quarter.


MEADVILLE — Quarterback Gabe French passed for a school-record 392 yards and four touchdowns to lead the DuBois Beavers to a 56-35 win at Meadville Friday night.

French completed 17 of 24 passes, connecting with Bryson Paulinellie eight times for 188 yards. The duo hooked up for TDs of 69 yards in the first quarter and 38 in the second quarter. Paulinellie also scored on a 85-yard punt return in the first quarter.

In the fourth quarter, French helped put the game away with a 38-yarder to Dante Dawson and 55-yarder to Cole Kriner. Devin Clark ran for 77 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 1, 17 and 2 yards.

DuBois (6-3 overall, 4-1 District 10 Region 5) outgained Meadville (3-6, 2-4), 521-410. Meadville’s Caleb Bish ran for 217 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns. Nate Martin ran for 102 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown.


RIDGWAY — Quarterback Ben MacDonald’s 1-yard run in the third quarter accounted for the game’s lone touchdown as the Ridgway Elkers blanked the Smethport Hubbers, 8-0, Friday night.

In the lowest scoring game in the district this year, the Hubbers (4-5) and Elkers (4-5) combined for just 273 yards of offense with Ridgway owning a slim 140-133 advantage. Smethport turned the ball over three times while Ridgway gave it away just once.

MacDonald ran for 46 yards on 19 carries while Ryan Stratton led Smethport with 66 yards on 11 carries.


COUDERSPORT — The Kane Wolves kept their perfect record intact at 9-0 with a 28-20 win at Coudersport Friday night.

Tyler Rolick scored two touchdowns, including a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to keep the Falcons from rallying back from a 20-0 deficit. He also caught a pass from quarterback Kevin Cleer in the first quarter. Also in the first half, the Wolves got a 4-yard fumble recovery return from Andrew Zuzek and 41-yard TD run from James Lingenfelter to build their 20-0 advantage.

Coudersport (4-5) got a big game out of quarterback Ethan Hite, who threw for 255 yards and a touchdown, a 61-yard strike to Coy Hoffman in the third quarter. Hoffman also added a 35-yard TD run and Hite scored on a 1-yard run in the first half. Hoffman ran for 68 yards and caught five passes for 72 yards.

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