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Bald Eagle advances to state semifinals

From Mirror reports

CLARION — Gage McClenahan returned a punt for a touchdown and added a rushing score as Bald Eagle Area avenged a loss that ended its season last year with a 21-20 victory over Sharon in the PIAA 3A quarterfinals on Friday.

Jaden Jones added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mathew Reese.

The Eagles allowed a 22-yard touchdown pass on third and goal late in the third quarter but blocked the extra point. BEA intercepted Sharon record-breaking quarterback Lane Voytik on the Tigers’ final possession.

Bald Eagle Area will play WPIAL champion Central Valley, which had a bye Friday, in the semifinals.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bald Eagle Area 0 14 7 0 — 21

Sharon 0 14 6 0 — 20

Second Quarter

BEA–McClenahan 1 run (Stere kick)

S–Eilam 23 pass from Voytik (Auchter kick)

S–Parchman 9 pass from Voytik (Auchter kick)

BEA–Reese 13 pass from Jones (Stere kick)

Third Quarter

BEA–McClenahan punt return (Stere kick)

S–Smith-Austin 22 pass from Voytik (kick blocked)

Richland advances

CHAMBERSBURG — Kellan Stahl had a pair of touchdown runs, ran for a two-point conversion and connected with Caleb Burke on a pair of touchdown passes as Richland topped Bishop McDevitt, 29-21, in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals.

The Rams will play Southern Columbia in the semifinals next week.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Richland 7 7 7 8 — 29

Bishop McDevitt 7 7 7 0 — 21

First Quarter

R–Burke 12 pass from Stahl (Facci kick)

BM–Rice 1 run (Connor kick)

Second Quarter

BM–Sia 11 pass from Rice (Connor kick)

R–Stahl 1 run (Facci kick)

Third Quarter

R–Burke 26 pass to Stahl (Facci kick)

BM–Sia 80 pass from Rice (Connor kick)

Fourth Quarter

R–Stahl 1 run (Stahl run)

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