Football

BG, Homer-Center face off in rubber match

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic battled through adversity this season before ending the regular season with a huge wins over previously unbeaten Chestnut Ridge and diocesan rival Bishop McCort that clinched a first-round bye for the Marauders. Their reward? Homer-Center. The same team that ended ...

Friday Playoff Football Scoreboard

DISTRICT 6-10 SUBREGIONAL CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP at Saint Francis University State College 55, McDowell 20 (FINAL) CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP at FRANKLIN H.S. Hollidaysburg 33, Oil City 22 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6-9 PLAYOFFS CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP at DUBOIS AREA H.S. Clearfield 49, Bellefonte 21 ...

Lion-sized challenge

Everett trying to upset top-seeded Chestnut Ridge Chestnut Ridge enters the District 5 Class 2A championship game as the favorite. Just ask Everett coach Winston Redman. “We’re going to have to play the best football game we’ve ever played in the four years I’ve been here,” ...

Clark helping to tighten up Everett’s defense

This is the ninth in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Everett’s defense has allowed more than 27 points per game this season, but it has played a major role in the Warriors’ wins the past two weeks. In ...

C-K’s Helsel shows versatility

This is the eighth in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Senior R.J. Helsel stands just 5-foot-6 and weighs in at a modest 155 pounds, but he plays very big on the football field for Claysburg-Kimmel. Helsel ...

Zinobile makes JV versatile

Juniata Valley has been known for its overpowering running game for years, and thanks to 1,000-yard back Jaxson Rand, that hasn’t changed. But what has changed is the Green Hornets’ ability to work toward something they’ve been striving to achieve for a long time. “Versatility is ...

WVU-bound McGhee plays key role for BG

In so many ways, senior Kolton McGhee has sported a leg of gold for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders over the last four seasons. Whether he’s booming an unreturnable kickoff, booting a long field goal, or pinning opponents deep inside their own territory with an ...

B-A does enough to advance

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis High School senior tight end-linebacker T.J. Wyland didn’t make every big play Saturday night, it just seemed like it. Wyland caught a touchdown pass for Bellwood’s first score. He later made a tackle at the goal line to prevent a West Shamokin two-point ...

Shawley’s key play puts C-K in quarterfinals

CLAYSBURG — There are some games in which one play turns the entire momentum and proves to be the deciding factor in the outcome. Claysburg-Kimmel’s District 6 Class 1A first-round playoff game with Conemaugh Valley Saturday night was one such game, and Bulldogs senior linebacker Blayde ...

Warriors survive wild finish

EVERETT — Macen Akers has made plays all year long for the Everett Warriors. Saturday night’s District 5 Class 2A semifinal against Meyersdale proved to be no different as the senior scored three touchdowns and came up with two interceptions on defense. As impressive as all of that was, ...

Tussey falls short, eliminated

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain’s unexpected good season under new coach Anthony Sottasante came to an end Saturday in a District 5 Class 1A semifinal game. A fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown gave Conemaugh Township a two-score lead, and the Indians downed the Titans, ...

Forest Hills advances past WH

SIDMAN — Adam Cecere threw three touchdown passes to lift Forest Hills over Westmont Hilltop, 30-22, Saturday night in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals. Cecere completed 9-of-16 passes for 227 yards with one interception, and also totaled 62 yards rushing on 15 carries. His 10-yard throw ...

Tigers’ line shines in district title win

LORETTO — Control the line of scrimmage. Win the turnover battle. That combination is a good recipe to win any football game. They were also the two main ingredients that paved Hollidaysburg’s path to a district championship. The Golden Tigers’ offensive line opened up holes for three ...

Lions dominate Berlin

SOMERSET — Chestnut Ridge entered the District 5 Class 2A playoffs on a two-game losing streak, and Lions coach Max Shoemaker wasn’t quite sure what to expect when his team took on Berlin Brothersvalley in a semifinal game Friday. “I thought we warmed up flat,” Shoemaker said. “I ...

Bearcats knocked out by BEA

WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area’s explosive offense blew up Huntingdon, 47-27, Friday night at Alumni Stadium in a District 6 Class 3A semifinal game. The Eagles will take on the winner of tonight’s Westmont Hilltop-Forest Hills game at Mansion Park, date and time to be determined. The ...

Weekend Playoff Football Scoreboard

DISTRICT 6-9 CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS at BALD EAGLE AREA H.S Bellefonte 58, Bradford 18 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6 CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS at RICHLAND Forest Hills 30, Westmont Hilltop 22 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6 CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS Bellwood-Antis 14, West Shamokin 6 (FINAL) Penns Valley 42, Southern ...

Regional football roundup

State College 42, Mifflin County 7 STATE COLLEGE — Tommy Friberg connected with Keaton Ellis on a pair of early touchdown passes, and Dresyn Green rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown on just 13 carries as State College dominated Mifflin County in the District 6 Class 6A championship game ...

Friday Playoff Football Scoreboard

DISTRICT 6 CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP State College 42, Mifflin County 7 (FINAL) MID-PENN Central Dauphin 42, Central York 6 (FINAL) Manheim Township 20, Chambersburg 17 (FINAL) OTHERS Hazelton 47, Williamsport 13 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6-9 CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP Hollidaysburg 38, Brashear 7 ...

Arnold big reason Bisons claimed top seed

This is the fifth in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Bedford won’t be playing the first week of the high school football postseason, and Dylan Arnold is a major reason for that. The senior running back, ...

Hollidaysburg twins anchor senior-laden offensive line

When Josh Howells went down with a knee injury earlier this season, Nathan Howells was forced to play alongside someone on the offensive line that wasn’t his twin brother for the first time since he started playing football in elementary school. “It was very different,” Nathan said. ...