Golden Eagles crushed

Photo by J.D. Cavrich 9/20/19 Tyrone's Brandon Lucas get's wrapped up by Trevor Mauk.

TYRONE — Bellefonte piled up 475 yards rushing and tallied seven rushing touchdowns to pound out a 55-10 win over Tyrone Friday at Gray Veterans Memorial Field.

Play of the game: Bellefonte turned Tyrone away five times inside the 5-yard line to preserve a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

Player of the game: C.J. Funk ran for 144 yards and scored four touchdowns for Bellefonte.

Unsung hero(es): Tyrone’s Damon Gripp caught seven passes for 153 yards.

Most vital statistic(s): Bellefonte gained 475 yards rushing on 48 carries, averaging 9.89 yards a carry.

Bellefonte coach Shanon Manning: “We weren’t sharp tonight, on either side of the ball. Tyrone did an outstanding job tonight on both sides of the ball. We were constantly stubbing our toe or they were putting us in bad positions, putting us behind the chains. Offensively, they made us defend the entire field.”

Tyrone coach John Franco: “We have no linebackers left. We’re putting defensive backs in at linebacker. You can’t stop a powerful running game like that. They have an excellent offensive line. We’re just trying to recover. We’re trying to put our team back together. We’re struggling right now.”

Bellefonte center Julian Emel: “Our communication tonight was really good. When we started moving them, you just watched C.J. Funk, Jacob Hummel, Nick Capparelle, Ethan Rossman, Jalen Emel. When they get an open hole, they just start running. They eat up yards.”

Notable: Bellefonte held Tyrone to 34 yards on 26 carries.

Records: Bellefonte (4-1), Tyrone (2-3).

Next week: Bellefonte hosts Clearfield; Tyrone hosts Bald Eagle Area.


Bellefonte 14 7 13 21 — 55

Tyrone 0 2 8 10 — 10

First Quarter

BEL–Funk 20 run (Persiko kick), 5:26.

BEL–Funk 10 (Persiko kick), 1:24.

Second Quarter

BEL–Nadolsky 1 pass from Rossman (Persiko kick), 7:20.

TY–Tyrone tackles Rossman in end zone, 2:10.

Third Quarter

BEL–Funk 37 run (PAT wide left), 9:53.

TY–Gripp 73 pass from Lucas (Lucas pass to Zimmerman), 4:14.

BEL–Funk 3 run (Persiko kick), 1:25.

Fourth Quarter

BEL–Hummel 53 run (Persiko kick), 10:13.

BEL–Houser 48 run (Persiko kick), 7:48.

BEL–Kozel 7 run (Persiko kick), 2:39.


First downs 18 6

Total yards 562 214

Rushes-yards 48-475 26-34

Yards passing 87 180

Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 6-15-0 9-22-1

Punts-avg. 0-0 5-30.4

Fumbles-lost 0-1 0-0

Penalties-yards 8-70 5-27


RUSHING–Bellefonte, Funk 11-144, Lehman 2-19, Capparelle 2-0, 9-57, Emel 3-53, Hummel 3-105, Way 2-13, Weaver 1-4, Kozel 1-7, Alterio 3-25, Houser 1-48. Tyrone, Lucas 15-24, Clifton 4-0, Homan 1-4, Weaver 1-0, Sprankle 5-6.

PASSING–Bellefonte, Rossman 6-15-0 87. Tyrone, Lucas 9-19-0 180; Gwinn 0-3-1.

RECEIVING–Bellefonte, Capparelle 1-6, Nadolsky 2-16, Zimmerman 1-5, Emel 1-36, Grey 1-24. Tyrone, Zimmerman 1-19, Gripp 7-153, Homan 1-8.


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