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Central offense sinks Raiders

BELLEFONTE — Central quarterback Jeff Hoenstine tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another, accounting for all of the Scarlet Dragons’ scores, in a 26-14 win over Bellefonte Friday at Rogers Stadium.

Play of the game: Parker Gregg took a handoff at the Bellefonte 25-yard line and eluded several tacklers on a 24-yard scamper to the Raider 1 to set up Central’s final score, midway through the fourth quarter.

Player of the game: Hoenstine threw for 211 yards and added 39 on the ground to account for 250 of the Scarlet Dragons’ 382 total yards.

Unsung hero: Gregg ran for 99 yards on 14 carries and added another 44 yards on three receptions, including a touchdown grab.

Most vital statistic(s): Bellefonte’s three lost fumbles and two interceptions prevented it from keeping pace on the scoreboard.

Scarlet Dragons coach Dave Baker: “They turned it over to us. I thought our defense was pretty solid. We didn’t give up any big plays and we kept playing hard. They were on the verge of breaking it a couple times. We had to play well to beat these guys.”

Raiders coach Shanon Manning: “We have to hold on to the ball. Turnovers have plagued us the first couple weeks. That’s probably where we need to start. Our effort was better tonight. Our attention to detail was better. But, as far as the turnover battle, I think we were minus-5.”

Notable: Bellefonte was only outgained by 39 yards.

Records: Central 2-0; Bellefonte 0-2.

Next week: Central at Philipsburg-Osceola, 7 p.m. Friday; Bellefonte at Clearfield, 7 p.m. Friday.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Central 6 6 8 6 — 26

Bellefonte 0 7 7 0 — 14

First Quarter

C–Biesinger 34 pass from Hoenstine (two-point failed), 8:55.

Second Quarter

C–Gregg 26 pass from Hoenstine (two-point failed), 1:07.

B–Rossman 2 run (Walker kick), :27.

Third Quarter

C–Boyles 20 pass from Hoenstine (Hoenstine run), 7:37.

B–Dann 61 pass from Rossman (Walker kick), 4:12.

Fourth Quarter

C–Hoenstine 1 run (two-point failed), 6:15.

TEAM STATISTICS CEN BEL

First downs 19 16

Total yards 382 343

Rushes-yards 37-171 33-175

Yards passing 211 168

Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 18-32-0 11-20-2

Punts-avg. 4-33.5 6-30.5

Fumbles-lost 0-0 4-3

Penalties-yards 7-46 5-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Central, Gregg 14-99, Smith 7-22, Hoenstine15-39, Lingenfelter 1-11. Bellefonte, Emel 9-70, Capparelle 3-8, Rossman 11-63, Fitzgerald 5-10, Ivicic 1-3, Houser 3-22, Wilson 1(-1).

PASSING–Central, Hoenstine 18-32-0-211. Bellefonte, Rossman 10-20-2-163, Emel 1-1-0-5.

RECEIVING–Central, Gregg 3-44, Boyles 4-55, Biesinger 2-42, Lingenfelter 2-21, Smith 6-38, Klotz 1-11. Bellefonte, Capparelle 4-31, Ivicic 1-15, Weaver 1-28, Dann 1-61, Emel 4-33.

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