Football

Valley getting its chance to derail history

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com By any account, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football program has been a juggernaut over the past four seasons. Since losing the District 6 Class 1A championship game to Homer-Center in November 2013, the Marauders have reeled off ...

Chestnut Ridge trying to take the extra step

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com The third time wasn’t the charm for the Chestnut Ridge High School football program. Neither was the fourth — the Lions last season fell to District 9 champion Kane in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs, the fourth time Ridge had seen ...

Panthers’ defense will be key against Farrell

In Jarrett Samuels’ 10 years as the Farrell High School Steelers’ head football coach, the program has put together quite a resume. The Steelers have won six District 10 titles, reached the Final Four among Class 1A teams in the state five times and lost to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in ...

Mountain League OKs BC football

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic High School announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with the members of The Mountain League for football for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In addition, Bishop Carroll will become an associate member of the league in 2020. All other Bishop Carroll ...

Last-ditch effort lifts Rangers, sinks Scarlet Dragons

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com SIDMAN — The two-minute drill is a staple of most successful offensive units for last-ditch situations in both the National Football League and major college football. Forest Hills showed Saturday night that the two-minute drill can be run ...

Q rating for Valley is huge

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com NORTHERN CAMBRIA — One could say that of the three squads on the field at Duffy Daugherty Stadium on Saturday, it was the ones in the striped shirts that came out on top. Juniata Valley, though, was no worse than second, and that’s all that ...

Portage season ends at home

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — Three weeks ago, Portage and Ferndale squared off in a Week 9 matchup with the Yellow Jackets taking the slight lead at halftime only to have the Mustangs come stampeding back to earn a blowout win. The script appeared like it may be ...

Slow start no problem for BG

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic was off its game a little. Coach Justin Wheeler thought so. Some of the players agreed. Perhaps the week off had something to do with it. Or the cold weather. Nonetheless, the Marauders overcame a sluggish start and rolled over Claysburg-Kimmel, 42-9, in a ...

Live high school football scoreboard

Northern Cambria 14, Juniata Valley 19 (Final) Ferndale 14, Portage 12 (Final) Central 14, Forest Hills 17 (Final) Bishop McCort 35, Westmont Hilltop 14 (Final) Grove City 35, Meadville 14 (Final)

Ridge captures district title

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge had a hard time holding onto the ball at frigid Windber Stadium on Friday night in the District 5-8 Class 2A football championship game. The Lions sure have a vice grip on the district championship trophy, though. Overcoming three turnovers that allowed Berlin ...

Bearcats blow out Juniata

HUNTINGDON — Gary Klingensmith, who has coached at Juniata for 49 years, had a predicament going into Friday night’s District 6 3A semifinal against Huntingdon at War-Vets Field. His defense had to either focus on the Bearcats’ leading rusher, Ian Border, or their best receiver, ...

Unbeaten Ligonier Valley ends Highlanders’ season

LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley High School senior Jackson Daugherty is a do-it-all type of football player who contributes to the Rams’ offense in almost every conceivable way. Daugherty is a wideout by trade, but also takes some snaps at the quarterback position. Along with being an ...

District 6 playoff capsules

District 6 Class 3A semifinals Who: Central Scarlet Dragons (8-3) vs. Forest Hills (9-1) When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Where: G.H. Miller Stadium, Sidman Coaches: Central — Dave Baker (66-21 in seven years at Central; 192-191-11 in 37 years overall). Forest Hills — Don Bailey (364-119-8, 44 ...

Raiders claim title

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Johnstown’s Austin Barber was off to a great start in the District 5-6-9 4A championship game against Bellefonte. The senior signal caller’s passing and rushing had the Trojans out to an early 6-0. He also intercepted a pass on defense at the Johnstown 3 to snuff out ...

Wildcats cruise to semifinal

HOMER CITY — Homer-Center rushed for 281 yards and cruised to a 41-0 victory over Heritage Conference foe Purchase Line in a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round football game at Memorial Field on Friday night. With the win, the Wildcats (10-1) earned their second straight berth to the ...

Special teams help seal title for Panthers

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com SOMERSET — A collection that performed greater than the sum of its parts? Probably. A tremendous defense? Definitely. A clutch team? You could say that. A team of destiny? Perhaps. District 5 Class 1A football champions? Undeniably. Face with ...

Live high school football scoreboard

Chestnut Ridge 52, Berlin Brothersvalley 17, FINAL Homer-Center 41, Purchase Line 0, FINAL Ligonier Valley 39, Cambria Heights 14, FINAL Bishop Guilfoyle 42, Claysburg-Kimmel 9, FINAL Bellefonte 34, Johnstown 12, FINAL State College 48, Erie 12, FINAL Huntingdon 53, Juniata 7, FINAL

C-K faces Goliath task against Guilfoyle

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com For Dan Foor, it’s all about the process of making Claysburg-Kimmel High School football into a consistent winner, and last week’s District 6 Class 1A playoff win over Penns Manor — the Bulldogs’ first postseason victory in 27 years — was ...

H.S. football capsules

District 6 Class 3A semifinals Who: Juniata Indians (8-3) vs. Huntingdon Bearcats (9-1) When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Where: War Vets Field, Huntingdon Coaches: Juniata — Gary Klingensmith (298-205-7, 49 years). Huntingdon — Mike Hudy (33-32, six years). Last meeting: Huntingdon, 38-20 ...

Price left legacy as ‘classy coach’

Calm, cool and collected. That was Harold Price, a former football coach and athletic director at Hollidaysburg Area High School who passed away last week at his Hollidaysburg residence at the age of 81. Price taught and coached at Hollidaysburg from 1978 until his retirement in 1996, ...