Football

Central starts fast but can’t hold off Bellefonte

LOCK HAVEN — It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but after a two-game slide, Bellefonte just needed to re-enter the win column. The Red Raiders scored 21 consecutive points following a 12-0 drought to drop the Central Dragons, 21-12, on homecoming Friday night. “Things will definitely be ...

BG hoping to rebound against Rangers

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference schedule can be a very unforgiving one. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Justin Wheeler knows all about it. After losing, 42-0 last Saturday to a very talented Richland team, the Marauders will get no reprieve this week. They travel to Sidman tonight ...

Plenty to be decided in high school football

Coaches preach constantly to take each game one at a time and to never look ahead. But that doesn’t mean we can’t. The final three weeks of the high school football regular season begin tonight, and there’s still plenty to play for and to be decided. Altoona holds a very slim point ...

Friday Live Football Scoreboard

AREA Bellwood-Antis 42, Mount Union 0 (FINAL) Blacklick Valley 21, Winbder 20 (FINAL) Clearfield 42, Bald Eagle Area 7 (FINAL) Portage 35, Meyersdale 32 (FINAL) Cumberland Valley 24, Altoona 21 (FINAL) Huntingdon 60, Philipsburg-Osceola 7 (FINAL) Penn Cambria 25, Somerset 0 ...

Non-playoff teams still working toward goals

Many of the area’s high school football teams will spend the final three weeks of the regular season making a push toward the playoffs or try to improve their seed. But for some, that ship has sailed and the focus has shifted to trying to make special memories for out-going seniors or ...

Blair County squads look for momentum

Hollidaysburg and Tyrone both started the season with victories over bitter rivals but have had their fair share of struggles lately. The Golden Tigers and Golden Eagles certainly have an excuse. Before Hollidaysburg knocked off winless Central Mountain this past Friday, the Golden Tigers had ...

A good day for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Trent Paddock scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 30 yards and 1 yard, and DeShawn Moss scored twice on an 82-yard kickoff return and a 3-yard run, as Hollidaysburg defeated visiting Central Mountain, 28-13, in junior varsity football Monday. SCORE BY QUARTERS Central ...

Richland improves to 7-0 after big win at Guilfoyle

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror To knock Richland from the ranks of the undefeated, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic needed to either find a way to slow down a potent Rams’ attack or score more points to keep pace. The Marauders couldn’t do either. Richland outgained BG 323-30 in the first ...

Blacklick Valley gets two touchdowns from DiPaolo in win

JOHNSTOWN — Dominic DiPaolo ran for a touchdown and caught a 12-yard pass from Corey Simmons for a score to lead Blacklick Valley to its second win in seven games, 18-2, over Ferndale Saturday in a high school football game. Josh Little added a touchdown run for the Vikings, who won despite ...

Mountain Lions humbled

It was homecoming Friday night at Mansion Park and Penn State defensive tackle Kevin Givens, a former Altoona High all-stater, was seen greeting some of his former high school coaches on the sidelines prior to the kickoff with Central Dauphin. Unfortunately, Givens couldn’t suit up for the ...

Tigers feel better after getting win

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg opened the season with a pair of road wins but quickly fell into a funk. The offense sputtered and the defense played inconsistent as the team slipped into a four-game skid. But on the road against the Central Mountain Wildcats, the Golden Tigers finally ...

Big plays spark Ridge over Bedford

BEDFORD — After Chestnut Ridge built a 17-point lead, Bedford responded with a score. Just 19 seconds later, the Lions were back in the end zone after Jared McGill caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Logan Pfister. But the Bisons scored again to cut it back to a 10-point ...

Hornets continue hot streak

CLAYSBURG — It takes any football team, in every season, time to gel, mesh and get clicking collectively on the same page. Juniata Valley has taken major steps in that direction while recording three impressive victories over the last three weeks. The Green Hornets continued their roll on ...

Bacher steps in to spark Knights over Glendale

By Rich Murawski For the Mirror FLINTON — Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale did much of the heavy lifting against Glendale Friday night at Dr. Roy F. Baker Field, running the ball 35 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns while eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the season in the ...

Devils prove to be too much for Warriors

MORRISDALE — Bellwood-Antis coach Nick Lovrich said his team sets goals for itself every game. It’s probably safe to say the Blue Devils accomplished all their goals in a 49-0 drubbing of West Branch on Friday night. “Our guys did a great job,” Lovrich said. “We are a goal-driven ...

Warriors outlast Mount Union

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — All night long Everett quarterback Macen Akers had been making plays for his team whether it was with his arm or his legs. When the Warriors needed him most, the senior saved perhaps his best run of the evening for last. With his team ...

Tussey loses lead but triumphs

By Ty R. States For the Mirror SAXTON — Tussey Mountain came out ready to go in its homecoming clash with Southern Huntingdon on Friday night. After taking a 21-0 lead, the Titans saw the Rockets rally to tie the game, but a long third-quarter scoring drive got the lead back, and Tussey ...

Rangers jump on Red Devils early in victory

EBENSBURG — Coming out of the gate, Forest Hills needed little time to seemingly put the game away. After putting up 21 points in the first quarter and another 15 in the second, the second half of the game was played with a running clock and junior varsity players as the Rangers defeated ...

Panthers roll

LOYSBURG — Garry Black was smiling once again. The Northern Bedford football coach had good reason to be smiling. “It feels good to win once again,” said a smiling Black after Northern Bedford pounded Williamsburg, 40-8, on homecoming Friday night in an Inter-County Conference game ...

Central balances winning with improvement

By Rob Longo For the Mirror EBENSBURG—A mere two years ago, Central found itself a win away from the state championship game. But similarly to the year prior to that, the Dragons fell to a District 7 team from Beaver County, who went on to win the PIAA championship. Fast forward to Friday ...