Cecere, Forest Hills down Westmont

Area football

JOHNSTOWN — Adam Cecere ran for 188 yards and threw for 174 to lead Forest Hills to a 28-14 victory over host Westmont Hilltop in high school football action on Saturday.

Cecere rushed for touchdown runs of 5, 9 and 12 yards and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass.

Forest Hills jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but Westmont bounced back with two touchdown runs from Camden Moors to take a 14-12 lead.

The Rangers then regained control of the game in the third quarter with two touchdowns. Forest Hills improved to 7-2.

“To be honest with you, I’d rather not play them in the (District 6 3A) playoffs,” Rangers coach Don Bailey said of the Hilltoppers. “But you have to play whoever lines up with you, and if they finish third and we finish second, we’re going to see each other in two weeks.

“Westmont is a very good football team. They run a double wing offense, which is very run heavy, and it’s very hard to advance. They’ve got some good running backs, they got a quick fullback and they get an extra blocker every time with the golden back. We were pleased with the way we played, but Westmont’s a very good football team.”

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Forest Hills 12 0 16 0 — 28

Westmont Hilltop 0 14 0 0 — 14

First Quarter

FH–Cecere 5 run (pass failed), 8:13

FH–Cecere 9 run (pass failed), 4:03

Second Quarter

WH–Moors 4 run (Kaseler kick), 9:25

WH–Moors 2 run (Kaseler kick), 0:20

Third Quarter

FH–Cecere 12 run (Cecere run), 3:41

FH–Delic 22 pass from Cecere (Delic pass from Cecere), 2:47

Team statistics FH WH

Total yards 378 240

Rushing yards 204 229

Passing yards 174 11

Kick returns 3-9 5-75

Interceptions ret. 1-0 1-2

Comp-Att-Int 10-24-1 1-8-1

Punts 0-0 4-26

Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-0

Penalties-yards 8-55 7-65

Individual Statistics

RUSHING–Forest Hills, Cecere 24-188, Fyock 8-16. Westmont Hilltop, Moors 20-147, Kushner 8-45, Holbay 4-16, Muto 7-15, Blackburn 1-6.

PASSING–Forest Hills, Cecere 10-24-1-174. Westmont Hilltop, Santee 1-6-1-11.

RECEIVING–Forest Hills, Shope 5-73, Wolfhope 3-57, Delic 1-28, Fyock 1-23.

Juniata beaten

BETHLEHEM — The Moravian College football team rallied from a 14-6 deficit in the second quarter behind freshman quarterback Christopher Mills to post a 31-14 victory over Juniata in Centennial Conference action at Rocco Calvo Field.

Mills, who moved to 3-0 as the Greyhounds’ starting quarterback, completed 22-of-29 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns, and he added 17 yards on nine carries as the Blue and Grey racked up 432 yards on 71 plays while controlling the clock for 34:26.

Huntingdon’s Ian Border scored on 4-yard run for Juniata’s first points.

Juniata fell to 0-7 and will host Dickinson and Johns Hopkins the next two Saturdays.

IUP tops Gannon

ERIE — Redshirt senior quarterback Lenny Williams Jr. totaled 352 yards and four touchdowns to lead 23rd-ranked IUP to a 43-34 win over Gannon.

Williams threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns, adding 120 yards and a score on the ground as the Crimson Hawks improved to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division.

Sophomore running back Justice Evans added another threat on the ground with 140 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. The Crimson Hawks totaled a season-high 284 rushing yards on 46 carries.

The game had a total of four weather delays — one in pregame, three during the contest.

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