Football

Paddock sparks JV Tigers to road win

DUBOIS — Trent Paddock scored on touchdown runs of 8 and 5 yards in leading the Hollidaysburg JV football team to a 35-14 win over DuBois Monday night in scholastic action. The Golden Tigers (5-2) also got touchdown scores from Bryce Martellacci, A.J. Weyandt and Hunter Gibbons. Ben Barrick ...

Cecere, Forest Hills down Westmont

JOHNSTOWN — Adam Cecere ran for 188 yards and threw for 174 to lead Forest Hills to a 28-14 victory over host Westmont Hilltop in high school football action on Saturday. Cecere rushed for touchdown runs of 5, 9 and 12 yards and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass. Forest Hills jumped out ...

Bishop Guilfoyle knocks Lions from unbeaten ranks

It was senior night, and what better night to play your best game of the season. That’s what the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders did Friday when they knocked off previously-unbeaten Chestnut Ridge, 12-0, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game at Mansion Park. “We felt like ...

Tigers dominate DuBois

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After earning a comfortable 22-0 halftime lead, the Hollidaysburg football team encountered some turbulence at the outset of the third quarter from DuBois in the form of two quick scores. “We made a couple of key plays, got a couple of quick scores, but they are such a ...

Mtn. Lions can’t keep up with SC

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona offense moved the ball fairly well Friday night. The State College offense moved it much better — and faster. The Little Lions were blazing across Memorial Field’s turf like it was a drag race. “They have so many weapons,” Altoona coach Nick Felus ...

Wolfe, B-A wrap up ICC title

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ Shawn Wolfe gets a lot of attention for his work as the team’s quarterback, but it was his play on defense that jump-started the Blue Devils in their clash against Tussey Mountain for the top spot in the Inter-County Conference. After a first quarter during ...

Green Hornets hold off pesky Vikings

ALEXANDRIA – Juniata Valley came into Friday night’s game at A.R. Simpkins Memorial Field with a 7-1 record, while Glendale was 1-7. It seemed like the Vikings, though, were ready for an upset as they held a two-point lead early in the second quarter. But the Green Hornets overcame the ...

Everett avoids upset by Pirates

EVERETT — Judging by the scoreboard at the end of Friday night’s contest between Everett and Williamsburg, one would think the Warriors would be thrilled with what it saw. However, just the opposite was true as Everett wasn’t happy with how it played and needed a big finish from senior ...

Panthers win 3-overtime thriller

MORRISDALE — Northern Bedford rolled into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field on senior night Friday looking to be the spoilers to a West Branch team that was looking for its sixth win on the season. While West Branch’s Derek Yingling broke the West Branch single season rushing record, it ...

Rockets hold off Claysburg in wild contest

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel never let Southern Huntingdon out of its sight Friday, staying within single digits the whole game. After non-stop back-and-forth scoring, it all came down to one play with 0.4 seconds left. A deep pass was batted down, and the Rockets headed back home with a ...

Golden Eagles suffer fifth straight setback

Special to the Mirror SPRING MILLS — The Tyrone football team dropped its fifth game in a row Friday night, falling to Penns Valley, 13-7, in a Mountain League matchup. The Golden Eagles, who started the year 4-0, find themselves 4-5 heading home for the regular-season finale against ...

Maul’s catch seals victory for Cambria Heights

BEDFORD — Ryan Bearer, Cambria Heights’ primary passing quarterback this season, had completed just 10 throws through the Highlanders’ first eight games. Bearer nearly doubled that number Friday, going 9-for-12, and none of them were bigger than his 12-yard connection to Damon Maul on ...

Hudy uses his legs, arm to run ’Cats past Dragons

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon had plenty of incentive and the Bearcats were on a mission Friday night. It showed. Huntingdon stayed alive in the District 6 Class 3A playoff race by riding senior quarterback Andrew Hudy’s arm and legs to a 52-18 ...

Skopic kicks Trojans to first victory

MOUNT UNION — As the Mount Union offense lined up for the last play of the game, the Trojans trailed 14-12 against Moshannon Valley, and both teams knew that one swing of Trojans’ kicker Trevor Skopic’s leg would determine the outcome of the game. As the ball was hiked and placed in ...

P-O loses numbers game

By Ron Bracken For the Mirror CLEARFIELD — Using statistics to tell the story of a game is usually risky business. Numbers can be misleading. But not Friday night, not here at the Clearfield-Philipsburg-Osceola game. This time the numbers painted a vivid picture of what happened in ...

PC struggles on offense

JOHNSTOWN — Penn Cambria had a rough night on Friday at Richland High School. The Panthers got a big play early from their defense, but could not capitalize on it. That was indicative of how the night went for Penn Cambria, as the Panthers managed only 64 yards of total offense in a 36-0 ...

BC drops seventh game

By Calem Illig For the Mirror EBENSBURG -- It was a tough night for Bishop Carroll Friday as the Huskies gave up 448 total yards to Bellefonte and dropped its seventh game of the season, 63-14. Although his team was forced with a daunting task in facing an explosive Red Raiders offense, ...

Mustang backs reach milestones in victory

PORTAGE — Friday was a night of milestones for Portage as the Mustangs saw a pair of runners surpass the coveted 1,000-yard mark for the season as the Mustangs overwhelmed visiting Conemaugh Valley 42-14. Quarterback Connor Price and running back Cole Sossong each put up big numbers to ...

Regional football roundup

Berlin Brothersvalley 38, Blacklick Valley 8 BERLIN — Berlin Brothersvalley capitalized on defensive and special teams miscues in a win over Blacklick Valley. Junior running back Cole Blubaugh scored on a 2-yard run in the opening quarter, returned a punt 60 yards for another score in the ...

Ridge looks to stay unbeaten vs. Guilfoyle

The Chestnut Ridge High School football team has had a special season this fall. The Lions carry an 8-0 overall and conference record into tonight’s 7 p.m. Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic at Mansion Park, and Ridge coach Max Shoemaker said that ...