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High school football week 9

FRIDAY

Altoona (4-4) at Carlisle (5-3), 7

Notable: Teams have split two matchups since Lions returned to Mid-Penn, but they did not play in 2020.

Tyrone (4-4) at Hollidaysburg (3-4), 7

Notable: Eagles have lost all four meetings against Hollidaysburg since 2016 and finished with 13 points in three of those games.

Bedford (7-1) at Johnstown (0-8), 7

Notable: Bisons have outscored Trojans 125-19 in the last two meetings and have won six of the last eight in the series.

Bishop McCort (2-6) at Bishop Guilfoyle (5-3), 7

Notable: Teams were scheduled to play in the first round of the D-6 playoffs last year before McCort opted to forfeit the game.

Central Cambria (3-5) at Somerset (1-6), 7

Notable: Somerset hasn’t had a winning season since 2015, but the Eagles have beaten CC seven straight times since 2011.

Chestnut Ridge (5-3) at Richland (6-2), 7

Notable: Other than Central (just joined) & Penn Cambria (haven’t played) Rams are only team Ridge hasn’t beaten since re-joining LHAC.

Forest Hills (3-5) at Penn Cambria (5-3), 7

Notable: Panthers are just 2-15 against Rangers since 10-8 loss in 2007, which includes another two-point loss, 20-18, in 2020.

Eastern York (1-7) at Huntingdon (0-8), 7

Notable: During an 0-6 start, Eastern York allowed 264 combined points, including 70 to Gettysburg in a 70-26 setback on Oct. 1

Penns Valley (4-4) at Philipsburg-Osceola (2-6), 7

Notable: Second game between the Mountain League foes this season. Rams won the first one in Spring Mills, 35-20.

Claysburg-Kimmel (3-5) at Mount Union (4-3), 7

Notable: C-K has won the last four meetings with the last one coming in ’19, but three of those four games were decided by one score.

Glendale (4-4) at West Branch (3-5), 7

Notable: Despite likely qualifying for the postseason regardless, Vikings need to win 5 games to enter playoffs per school policy.

Juniata Valley (6-1) at Bellwood-Antis (8-0), 7

Notable: Teams did not meet last season, but Hornets have scored at least 21 points in four of last six meetings (all losses).

Meyersdale (0-7) at Everett (0-7), 7

Notable: Last 2 meetings were both in the postseason. Meyersdale won 20-13 in 2018, and Warriors came out on top, 27-0, in 2014.

Moshannon Valley (2-6) at Curwensville (4-4), 7

Notable: Through 7 games, Knights had rushed the ball 215 times, and through six games, Tide had thrown the ball 193 times.

Northern Bedford (5-3) at Tussey Mountain (2-5), 7

Notable: Black Panthers & Titans play each other in a preview of the D-5 Class 1A title game, as teams are only 1A squads in D5.

Windber (7-0) at Portage (6-1), 7

Notable: Windber’s 35-7 win last season snapped a 7-game losing skid in the series that dated back to another 35-7 win in 2011.

Purchase Line (4-4) at Cambria Heights (8-0), 7

Notable: Red Dragons began the season 4-1 before losing their last 3 games, including by two against ICC opponent Curwensville.

River Valley (6-2) at Northern Cambria (1-7), 7

Notable: Colts went 7-10 in final 17 matchups with Blairsville, and 14-3 in last 17 against Saltsburg before becoming River Valley.

SATURDAY

Central (8-0) at Westmont Hilltop (3-5) (at Johnstown H.S.), 1

Notable: Scarlet Dragons defeated Hilltoppers, 25-7, in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals last season on their way to a district title.

— Compiled by Michael Boytim

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