Football

Northern Bedford rally comes up just short

THREE SPRINGS — Northern Bedford had fallen down by two scores at the 10:34 mark of the fourth quarter. However, the Black Panthers refused to quit and found themselves within striking distance late in the game. Unfortunately, when quarterback Thad Leidy’s pass was intercepted by ...

Coaches look for week 2 improvement

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Hollidaysburg came out on top in last week’s battle between the two biggest schools in Blair County, but the Golden Tigers still have plenty of challenges ahead if they want to have a successful season. “We made a lot of mistakes in the ...

BG pulls away in 2nd half

By Christina Dunmyer For the Mirror SOMERSET — With eight new starters on both sides of the football, Bishop Guilfoyle needed the entire first half of Saturday’s 17-0 victory over Somerset to get comfortable. The Marauders had good field position much of the frame, but the Eagles were ...

Ressler leads miracle comeback for Bisons

JOHNSTOWN — For most of the second half, Bedford seemed to be down and out against Westmont Hilltop Saturday afternoon. The Bisons had every reason to. Gregory Edwards went down late in the first quarter with an apparent leg injury and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. ...

Tigers beat Altoona

Hollidaysburg Area High School quarterback Brady Walters made a lot of plays on offense Friday night against Altoona, but the senior signal caller’s biggest play came on defense. With the game tied 14-14 late in the first half, Brock Irvin stripped Altoona quarterback Connor McCarthy. ...

Tyrone gets 2018 off to better start

TYRONE — Tyrone dropped a 13-10 overtime decision to Bellwood-Antis in the 2017 season opener and never recovered, finishing with a disappointing 3-8 record. The Golden Eagles were determined to make amends this season and they did, knocking off the Blue Devils, 16-7, in the 2018 opener ...

Muthler, Dragons dominate

LOYSBURG — The Central football team returns just three starters this season on offense, but it helps when one of those starters is quarterback Noah Muthler. It certainly mattered Friday night against Northern Bedford in the 2018 opener for both clubs. The 6-foot-1, 174-pound signal caller ...

Penn Cambria earns first victory since 2016

CRESSON — If coach John Franco and company wanted to make a statement after a winless 2017, an upset in week one certainly did that. Nick Marinak’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Weigand in the third quarter was all it took for Penn Cambria to defeat Cambria Heights, 6-0, Friday ...

Akers big part of Everett win in opener

From Mirror reports EVERETT — Trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, the Everett football team rallied to take a lead at halftime, then held on in the fourth quarter to open the season with a 32-26 victory over Juniata Valley Friday night. Juniata Valley got on board first, thanks to a ...

Rockets’ offense too much for Mo Valley’s ‘D’

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HOUTZDALE — Southern Huntingdon’s halftime offensive statistics in Friday night’s season opener against Moshannon Valley seemed like they were out of football coaches’ dreams. The Rockets had 111 yards rushing and 111 yards passing. “I ...

Chestnut Ridge opens with key win over Forest Hills

SIDMAN — As a sophomore making his first varsity start at quarterback, Logan Pfister admitted to feeling a little uneasy Friday night. But the 6-foot-2, 168-pound Pfister performed with the poise of a polished veteran, running for two touchdowns and throwing for another to lead Chestnut ...

Price, Sossong light up scoreboard in win

PORTAGE — Quarterback Connor Price and running back Cole Sossong keyed a Portage rushing attack that rolled up over 400 yards in a season-opening 48-14 victory over Blacklick Valley on Friday night. Sossong picked up a game-high 144 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, while Price found ...

Bearcats’ offense clicks in beating Trojans

By Arthur Dowell For the Mirror MOUNT UNION — Neither Mount Union nor Huntingdon could establish much of a running attack, but it was the Bearcats who lived without such in a 40-0 win over the Trojans in a non-league football game Friday night. Bearcats (1-0) quarterback Andrew Hudy ...

Warriors rally past Mounties

By Rich Murawski For the Mirror PHILIPSBURG — After getting held to just 17 yards on nine carries in the first half of Friday’s season opener against Philipsburg-Osceola, West Branch senior running back Derek Yinging exploded for 151 and three touchdowns in the second half to help rally ...

Regional football roundup

Bishop Carroll 19 East Hardy, W.Va. 13 BAKER, W.Va. — Jake Zazvrskey’s quarterback sneak from a yard out gave Bishop Carroll Catholic a victory over East Hardy, W.Va. Zazvrskey finished with 130 yards rushing. Jarrett Grove and Trevor Hogue each had a pair of rushing touchdowns ...

Big offensive showing leads Vikings over Pirates

FLINTON — Glendale’s offense exploded as the Vikings dominated the Williamsburg Blue Pirates, 46-0, in the Inter-County Conference season opener, Friday night. Defense wrote the narrative in the first quarter as both offenses struggled early on. Glendale’s offense was kick-started in ...

Titans ride momentum from Day’s play

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain freshman Aaron Day was just merely doing his job when the ball found its way into his arms. Day scooped the ball off of teammate Cole Weist’s shoulder and ran the final 6 yards for a touchdown that broke open a close game with Claysburg-Kimmel as the Titans kicked ...

Lions, Tigers meet again

It’s been seven years since Altoona and Hollidaysburg have opposed each other on the football field, but the rivarly will be renewed tonight at 7 p.m. at Mansion Park, making the season-opener extra special for both programs. “It’s exciting for the kids and the community,’’ ...

Live football scoreboard

Tyrone 16, Bellwood-Antis 7 (Final) Bishop Carroll 19, East Hardy 13 (Final-overtime) Portage 48, Blacklick Valley 14 (Final) Penn Cambria 6, Cambria Heights 0 (Final) Central 32, Northern Bedford 6 (Final) Central Cambria 27, Johnstown 19 (Final) Chestnut Ridge 28, Forest Hills 12 ...

Leagues need to find room for rivalries

Believe it or not, the high school football season kicks off tonight. Along with the Bellwood-Antis, Tyrone “Backyard Brawl,” Blair County rivals Altoona and Hollidaysburg will renew their rivalry to highlight tonight’s slate of games. Other non-league battles include Central at ...