Football

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. ...

Tigers hope to keep rolling against Brashear

Since it left the WPIAL three seasons ago, Hollidaysburg has yet to play a playoff game the first week of the postseason. That changes Friday night when the Golden Tigers take on Brashear for the District 6-8 Class 5A championship at Saint Francis University at 7 p.m. “The past couple ...

Wolfe, Blue Devils improving every week

Shawn Wolfe has done a little bit of everything for the Bellwood-Antis football team this season, and the senior quarterback wants to make sure that continues much longer than one more game. The Blue Devils went undefeated during the regular season in Wolfe’s junior year before they were ...

Weist happy to run hard for Titans’ success

This is the second in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Cole Weist has run for more than 1,100 yards and scored 10 touchdowns for Tussey Mountain this season, but the senior running back said that’s only half ...

Tigers defeat Marauders

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Trent Paddock scored on touchdown runs of 19 and 5 yards as Hollidaysburg defeated Bishop Guilfoyle, 28-14, in junior varsity football action Monday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. Bishop Guilfoyle (4-4) scored on a 48-yard J.T. Johnston run and a 33-yard touchdown pass from ...

Seace providing size, skill for top-seeded Lions

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 274 pounds, Chestnut Ridge senior two-way tackle Dalton Seace is an imposing figure on the football field due to his sheer size alone. But Ridge coach Max Shoemaker is quick to point out that Seace, who is a three-year starter at defensive tackle, is so ...

Tigers overwhelm Central

ROARING SPRING — Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters needed 108 yards from scrimmage Friday night against Central to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. Not only did he do that, but he also contributed to all six touchdowns in the Golden Tigers’ 42-0 regular-season ...

BG earns bye for 1st round

JOHNSTOWN — After suffering an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak earlier this month, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders will head into the bye week of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs on a positive note after defeating Bishop McCort, 28-13, Friday night at Johnstown’s Sargent’s Stadium. ...