Devils can’t contain Rams

RICHLAND — Richland had too much offensive firepower for Central Cambria to handle in Saturday night’s first-round District 6 Class 2A playoff contest. The balanced and versatile Rams attack put up points early and often, as the fifth-seeded Red Devils were eliminated from the postseason with a 42-14 defeat.

Play of the game: Richland quarterback Kellen Stahl connected with Grayden Lewis on a 47-yard screen pass for a touchdown early in the second quarter that put the Rams up 21-0 and in control of the game.

Player of the game: Stahl completed 17 of 30 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 33 yards and another score.

Unsung hero: Central Cambria sophomore defensive back Nolan Wyrwas did his part to blunt Richland’s aerial assault against the Red Devil defense as he picked off two Stahl passes.

Most vital statistic: Richland rolled up 521 yards of total offense, including 273 rushing and 248 passing.

Central Cambria coach Shane McGregor: “Coach (Brandon) Bailey’s got a well-coached, well-balanced, talented team.” “You don’t have much margin for error, and we made too many mistakes tonight.”

Richland coach Brandon Bailey: “We’re fortunate to have an all-state quarterback with some pretty good wide receivers, but we’re also capable of running the football.” “Credit Shane McGregor, his staff, and their kids. They played hard, and he’s got them back in the playoffs.”

Records: Central Cambria (3-3), Richland (6-1)

Next week: Central Cambria resumes the regular season at Somerset. Richland faces top seed Bellwood-Antis in the District semifinals.


Central Cambria 0 7 0 7–14

Richland 14 14 7 7–42

First Quarter

R–Lewis 20 run (Facci kick), 10:18.

R–LaRue 3 pass from Stahl (Facci kick), 2:34.

Second Quarter

R–Lewis 47 pass from Stahl (Facci kick), 10:47.

CC–Na. Wyrwas 39 pass from Dill (McGlynn kick), 9:05.

R—Stahl 1 run (Facci kick), 5:49.

Third Quarter

R–LaRue 36 pass from Stahl (Facci kick), 10:34.

Fourth Quarter

R–Penna 25 pass from Stahl (Facci kick), 3:25.

CC–Keiper 1 run (McGlynn kick), 2:13.


First downs 11 22

Total Net Yards 250 521

Rushes-yards 4-80 40-273

Passing 170 248

Comp-Att-Int 7-17-1 17-31-3

Punts 3-25.3 0-0.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-40 7-70


RUSHING–Central Cambria, Dill 14-44, Keiper 7-18, Gillin 3-7, No. Wyrwas 4-35, Little 5-(minus 4), TEAM 1-(minus 20). Richland, Lewis 19-165, Stahl 13-33, LaRue 1-5, McCracken 5-53, Penna 2-17.

PASSING–Central Cambria, Little 5-14-0-93, Dill 2-2-0-77, Gillin 0-1-1-0. Richland, Stahl 17-30-2-273, Penna 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING–Central Cambria, Na. Wyrwas 5-148, Gillin 1-14, Villarial 1-8. Richland, LaRue 5-63, Ford 3-34, Lewis 2-79, Penna 2-34, McGowan 3-26, Box 1-6, McCracken 1-6.


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