Football

Team effort leads Tigers to win

DANVILLE — Brady Walters began his day by carving up the Wallenpaupack defense on five straight completions capped off by a pair of runs that eventually resulted in a touchdown. It was almost as if he’d practiced against the Buckhorns all week. According to the Hollidaysburg senior, he ...

Lions run out of time in loss to Wilmington

SLIPPERY ROCK — Chestnut Ridge spent most of Saturday afternoon in pursuit of Wilmington. In the end, the Greyhounds proved to be too elusive, though, as they held on for a wild 40-33 triumph over the Lions in a PIAA Class 2A battle at Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. ...

Clearfield eliminated; Richland wins

SLIPPERY ROCK — The 2018 football season came to an end on Saturday for the Clearfield Bison, which lost to Erie Cathedral Prep, 55-21, in a PIAA Class 4A first-round matchup. Clearfield fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and was down, 35-14, at halftime. The Bison got a 1-yard touchdown ...

Busy Saturday awaits high school football

Mother Nature made it a clean sweep Friday night when she knocked out two more high school football playoff games from the Mirror coverage area, thanks to a winter storm that hit the area Thursday. The Bedford/Bald Eagle Area 3A first-round playoff game, which was originally slated for ...

Tigers facing big test

Hollidaysburg will line up against a senior-heavy, talented football team with a huge offensive and defensive line that averages around 270 pounds on Saturday at Danville High School. Reading over the description of District 2 champion Wallenpaupack, it might have been just copied and pasted ...

Green Hornets seek revenge

Juniata Valley’s seniors have seen their last two seasons end with routs by Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. The Green Hornets have lost by 58 and 46 points the last two seasons during the District 6 Class 1A playoffs and get another shot at the Marauders on Saturday night at A.R. Simkins Field ...

Golden Tigers will travel again

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

Guilfoyle dominates in eliminating foe

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Homer-Center stunned Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the District 6 Class 1A championship game last November, ending the Marauders’ 59-game unbeaten streak and their three-year reign as PIAA state champs. The Marauders got some measure of revenge Saturday night ...

JV wins in final moments

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Down by six with less than three minutes to play, Juniata Valley ran three fourth-down plays from inside Claysburg-Kimmel’s 10-yard line. Though the momentum swung back and forth, leaving each fan base cheering wildly one second and feeling devastated the next, there was ...

Blue Devils’ season ended by No. 2-seeded Rams

JOHNSTOWN — Needless to say, Ligonier Valley’s football team likes things in threes. The program has captured three straight Heritage Conference championships, three straight Appalachian Bowl titles and entered Saturday’s District 6 Class AA semifinal game against Bellwood-Antis with ...

Silk is smooth for United as Lions end Portage’s year

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — A solid season for Portage ended in heartbreak Saturday night. After the Mustangs rallied to tie their District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round playoff game with visiting United at 22-22 on a 15-yard touchdown run by junior back Gabe ...

Walters-Sensenig connection leads Tigers to win

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com FRANKLIN — In Hollidaysburg’s losses this year, a costly turnover has turned what could have been a statement victory into a loss. On first-and-goal from the 9-yard line with time ticking down in the first half, it looked like history might ...

Chestnut Ridge defense propels Lions into next round

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge seemingly did everything it could to allow Everett to stay in the District 5 Class 2A championship game between the two teams with two fumbles early in the contest. However, the Warriors failed to capitalize on their takeaways. That allowed the Lions to settle in ...

Bisons run their way to victory

SOMERSET — In its District 5-8 Class 3A subregional championship game Friday night, Bedford got a lot of help from a very generous Westinghouse team that committed six turnovers. The way the Bisons were moving the ball on the ground, however, not much help was needed. With bulldozing ...

Rangers’ Bailey retires following loss in finale

Forest Hills reached the end of the line Friday, and so did one of the region’s most successful high school football coaches. Following the Rangers’ 21-16 loss to Bald Eagle Area in the District 6 Class 3A championship game at Mansion Park, Don Bailey confirmed he is retiring as Forest ...

Colts move into semifinals on Marino run

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria coach Sam Shutty came away with what boiled down to a headache. His Saltsburg counterpart, Mike Leasure, said he had never seen field condiitons as they were. The Colts’ leading rusher, Ben Vasil, could hardly wait to take a well-deserved hot ...

Regional roundup

Clearfield 49 Bellefonte 21 DUBOIS— Brett Zattoni rumbled into the end zone for two scores to give the Bison and early 14-0 lead that set the tone for the remainder of the game as Zattoni ran for 136 yards on 16 carries an Clearfield claimed the District 6-9 Class 4A championship with a ...

Sossong leads stout Mustangs

This is the 11th in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Portage’s first chance to play a team from the Heritage Conference did not go well a couple weeks ago. The Mustangs came out flat and lost to Northern ...

Everett’s Redman stepping down

WINDBER — For the past five seasons, Everett coach Winston Redman drove 625 miles a week round trip from his home in Keyser, W.Va., to coach football with the Warriors. After one season as an assistant and four as the head coach, Redman will no longer be making that trip, as the retired ...

Colts’ Marino more than his name

This is the 10th in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Mark Marino has been Northern Cambria’s starting quarterback for three years, and he’s certainly heard comments about his last name. “It’s been ...