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Last updated: Oct. 26, 11:23 p.m.
Games posted: All but Cameron County vs. Maple Grove
KARNS CITY 42, BROOKVILLE 6
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 55, A-C VALLEY 0
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.
MONITEAU 36, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0
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.
UNION 16, KEYSTONE 12
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.
CLEARFIELD 56, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 7
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 38, SHEFFIELD 14
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.
REDBANK VALLEY 68, CLARION-LIMESTONE 37
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 49, PORT ALLEGANY 24
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.
OTTO-ELDRED 22, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15
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 28, BRADFORD 20
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.
DuBOIS 56, MEADVILLE 35
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 8, SMETHPORT 0
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.
KANE 28, COUDERSPORT 20
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.