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Lezzer, Caldwell, Stratton each score twice in Clearfield win over Johnstown

Clearfield Progress story on the game

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Christian Lezzer, Tyler Stratton and Seth Caldwell each scored two touchdowns to lead Clearfield to a 42-7 win over Johnstown in the District 5-6-8-9 Class AAA Sub-regional semifinals Friday night in Clearfield.

Lezzer ran for 136 yards on 16 carries and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs while also going 3-for-5 passing for 50 yards.

Caldwell added 45 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored on runs of seven and five yards, while Stratton returned a fumble 15-yards 52 seconds into the game and later returned a kickoff 87 yards after Johnstown’s lone score in the second quarter to give the Bison (11-0) a 28-7 halftime lead.

Johnstown’s touchdown came on an 85-yard Jeremy Updyke to Kareem Gibson touchdown pass after Gibson got past freshman Ryan Lezzer.

Clearfield only outgained the Trojans (3-8) 308-264 but took advantage of five Johnstown turnovers, three interceptions and two fumbles lost. Stratton, Ryan Lezzer and Jake Wingate had the picks for Clearfield.

The Bison will take on Somerset for the sub-regional title at 7 p.m. Friday in Hollidaysburg.


Score by Quarters

Johnstown 0 7 0 0 – 7

Clearfield 14 14 7 7 – 42

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

C – Tyler Stratton 15 fumble return (Spencer Herrington kick), 11:08

C – Christian Lezzer 1 run (Herrington kick), 7:05

Second Quarter

C – Seth Caldwell 7 run, (Herrington kick), 10:55

J- Kareem Gibson 85 pass from Jeremy Updyke, (Nate Litvin kick), 4:16

C-Stratton 87 kickoff return, (Herrington kick), 4:00

Third Quarter

C-Caldwell 5 run, (Herrington kick), 4:19

Fourth Quarter

C-C. Lezzer 1 run, (Herrington kick), 10:10


J                       C

First Downs                                                    9                      18

Rushes-Yards                                                  32-135 45-258

Passing Yards                                                 129                  50

Comp-Att-Int                                                  7-25-3 3-5-0

Total Yards                                                     264                  308

Fumbles-Lost                                                  2-2                   0-0

Punts-Avg                                                       5-28.8 3-27.7

Penalties-Yards                                               9-65                 3-35


Rushing – Johnstown: Jayvon Braxton 10-82, Devin Miller 5-25, Grant Noon 1-22, Tavis Price 2-19, Ameer Connor 1-9, Taylor 2-4, Tauren Jones 2-4, Team 1-negative-11, Jeremy Updyke 8-negative-19 Clearfield: Christian Lezzer 16-136, Seth Ford 11-54, Seth Caldwell 10-45, Tyler Stratton 2-38, Eric Sellers 1-1, Corey Shimmel 3-1, Team 2-negative-17

Passing – Johnstown: Jeremy Updyke 7-for-23, 129 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions. Wuanyai Mayo 0-for-1, 1 interception. Team 0-for-1. Clearfield: Christian Lezzer 3-for-5, 50 yards.

Receiving – Johnstown: Kareem Gibson 3-96, Trey Andrews 1-14, Willie Robinson 1-12, Tauren  Jones 1-5, Terrell Jones 1-2
Clearfield-Stratton 2-30, Ford 1-20.

Interceptions – Clearfield: Jake Wingate, Tyler Stratton, Ryan Lezzer


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