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BEA captures title with easy win

From Mirror reports

Bald Eagle Area claimed the District 6 Class 3A football championship with a 41-13 win over Westmont Hilltop on Saturday night at Mansion Park.

Jaden Jones threw five touchdown passes for the Eagles. He completed 19-of-27 passes for 379 yards in a game BEA led, 21-0, after one quarter of play.

Jones threw three TD tosses to Kaden Bittinger and one each to Gage McClenahan and Matt Reese, who also had a 48-yard touchdown run.

Trailing 28-7 at halftime, Westmont, which rushed for 174 yards but passed for just 6, received touchdown runs from Hudson Holby and Roy Dunn.

Bald Eagle will now play Bedford in the PIAA playoffs next weekend.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Westmont Hilltop 0 7 0 6 — 13

Bald Eagle Area 21 7 6 7 — 41

First Quarter

BEA–Bittinger 20 pass from Jones (Stere kick), 10:26.

BEA–McClenahan 30 pass from Jones (Stere kick), 6:33.

BEA–Reese 78 pass from Jones (Stere kick), 1:34

Second Quarter

WH–Holby 1 run (Jo. Grassa kick), 5:45.

BEA–Reese 48 run (Stere kick), 4:57.

Third Quarter

BEA–Bittinger 27 pass from Jones (kick failed), 2:04.

Fourth Quarter

WH–Dunn 74 run (kick failed), 11:47.

BEA–Bittinger 10 pass from Jones (Stere kick), 6:56.

TEAM STATISTICS WH BEA

First downs 12 13

Total yards 180 438

Rushes-yards 43-174 14-59

Yards passing 6 379

Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 1-4-2 19-27-1

Punts-avg. 3-35 0-0

Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-yards 3-35 8-76

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Westmont Hilltop, Holbay 18-75, Blackburn 6-17, Muto 10-30, Thomas 1-3, Polacek 2-(-5), Dean 3-8, Dunn 6-45, Roddy 1-1. Bald Eagle Area, Bitting 1-(-2), Jones 5-18, McClenahan 7-33, Vaughan 1-10.

PASSING–Westmont Hilltop, Polacek 1-3-2-6, Blackburn 0-1-0-0. Bald Eagle Area, Jones 19-27-1-379.

RECEIVING–Westmont Hilltop, Dean 1-6. Bald Eagle Area, Bittinger 8-128, Reese 7-197, McClenahan 3-43, Eckley 1-5, Vaughan 1-6.

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