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Football

Golden Eagles survive another close one

ROARING SPRING - Jake Makdad had the game in his hands. Literally.All he had to do was catch the ball."I'm not going to lie. I don't have the best hands on the team. That doesn't happen a lot at practice," said Makdad, a senior linebacker on the Tyrone Area High School football team. "But I saw ...

Tigers fade in 2nd half

MURRYSVILLE - Hollidaysburg made the long trip west Friday in search of its second win in as many games to start the 2014 season.Standing in the Golden Tigers' way was a Franklin Regional team smarting from last week's 22-7 loss at Knoch.Hollidaysburg was within a touchdown at halftime, but ...

Lions’ lead evaporates

John Franco had a hard time masking his disappointment.Franco's Altoona Mountain Lions built a 17-0 lead in the first half against WPIAL power McKeesport on Friday night at Mansion Park before the Tigers exploded for 26 fourth-quarter points and won going away, 33-17.McKeesport improved to 2-0 ...

Warriors answer Vikes’ challenge

EVERETT - Everett's Kyle Sheaffer delivered and connected on punch after punch after punch throughout his team's Inter-County Conference Inter-divisional battle with Glendale on Friday night.The game seemed to take on a similar feel for the Warriors as what last week's game against Chestnut ...

Titans cash in on Black Panther turnovers

LOYSBURG - Tussey Mountain's defense made its presence known in Friday's installment of the "Backyard Brawl" with Northern Bedford. Five turnovers by the Black Panthers and 27 points in the third quarter took the Titans to a 41-6 win.The defense did everything you could ask for the Titans ...

Wood helps Blue Devils take care of MV

BELLWOOD - Cameron Wood ran for just 20 yards on 12 carries in Bellwood-Antis' season-opening loss to Tyrone.Just a week later, Wood only received one more carry, but the results were much different.The senior running back, who also snagged an interception defensively, finished with 179 yards ...

C-K’s Johnson tough in 4th

CLAYSBURG - Senior quarterback Logan Johnson gives Claysburg-Kimmel big-play capability from everywhere on the football field.The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Johnson is about as fleet afoot as any athlete in the area, and he showed off his quickness and shiftiness Friday night, running for two ...

Blue Pirates waste chances

THREE SPRINGS Opportunities came but the Williamsburg football team didn't take advantage of many of them Friday night.The Blue Pirates forced two turnovers, and had three drives in the first half that started or got inside the Southern Huntingdon 30, but fell to the Rockets, 15-13, in a ...

Special teams, turnovers doom Colts

NORTHERN CAMBRIA-Special teams and turnovers usually are the difference in a rivalry game between two evenly matched teams.For Northern Cambria, it allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown and then fumbled back-to-back kickoff returns. Those miscues prevented its diverse offense from getting ...

Regional football roundup

Portage42North Star8BOSWELL - Caleb Kephart rushed for 124 yards on just nine carries, scoring three first-half touchdowns as Portage improved to 2-0, thanks to a win at North Star.Kephart scored on runs of 5, 12 and 42 as the Mustangs built a 28-0 halftime lead, including a 21-point effort in ...

Trojan offense keeps rolling

ALEXANDRIA - Beating Mount Union this season is going to be a tall task - taller than the corn stalks in the cornfield by Juniata Valley's A.R. Simkins Memorial Field.After opening the season with a 53-20 win over Huntingdon last week, the Trojans got four touchdowns from B.J. Loner, including ...

Highlanders unable to play for 48 minutes

PATTON - For 36 minutes Friday, Cambria Heights was about as dominating as a high school football team can be, running 52 plays to Bishop McCort's 31, recording 13 first downs to the Crushers two and outscoring the visitors in the process.Unfortunately for the homestanding Highlanders, games ...

Bedford shows depth in victory

EBENSBURG - If you love offense and huge individual performances then Ebensburg was the place to be Friday night as Bedford and Central Cambria each racked up over 400 total yards in the Bisons 47-36 shootout victory over the Red Devils.Bedford (2-0) established itself early with a strong ...

Panthers record comeback win

CRESSON - Penn Cambria receiver Jake Hurley isn't one of the more physically imposing players in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, but the five-foot eight speedster made his presence felt in a big way Friday night against Richland.The senior got the Panthers on the board with a 56-yard ...

Carroll put to bed early in setback to Johnstown

LORETTO - Friday night's high school football matchup between Bishop Carroll Catholic and Johnstown was scheduled for a late start, kicking off at just after 8 p.m.Perhaps, appropriately, both offenses pretty much went to bed early.After a tightly-contested first half that ended with a 14-7 ...

Marauders keeping focus on the field

After reaching the District 6-A championship game last November and returning an excellent nucleus for this season, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team entered the 2014 season with sky-high expectations.Marauders coach Justin Wheeler knows that can be like entering a trap ...

Beating Tigers would be big boost

If there has been a theme running through the Altoona Area High School football program this preseason and early season as it tries to snap a string of six straight losing seasons, it's been "change the culture.""That's vital. That is so important," Mountain Lion coach John Franco said. "You've ...

Eagles, Dragons are emotional rivals

Opening the season with back-to-back emotion-charged games can be reason for concern, but it shouldn't be a problem for the Central and Tyrone high school football teams when they square off on Friday night at Roaring Spring Athletic Field.The series between the Golden Eagles and Scarlet ...

Golden Tigers must get physical to succeed

Homer DeLattre is beginning his second season as head coach of the Hollidaysburg Area High School football program.But he already has a firm grip on what it takes for a team to succeed in the rugged Greater Allegheny Conference of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League, of ...

Chadbourn has a great start

Name: Brandon ChadbournSchool: Bishop GuilfoyleAge: 17Grade: 12Sport: FootballAthlete of the week achievement: Chadbourn rushed for 135 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns. He also ompleted 4 of 7 passes for 70 yards and caught a pass in his team's 61-12 win over Richland.Coach ...