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Football

Just like that, B-A goes from close to rout

BELLWOOD - Tied 6-6 nearing halftime, Glendale had the ball deep in Bellwood-Antis territory, threatening to take the lead.The tide turned quickly in the Blue Devils favor from that point on, however.Glendale turned the ball over on downs, and Matt McMillan ripped off an 87-yard touchdown run ...

Golden Eagles have no problems on road

SPRING MILLS - Tyrone quarterback Garrett Hunter floated the ball in the corner of the Penns Valley end zone and right into the hands of Duane Boone for a touchdown.So, just like that, 1:47 into the game, the Golden Eagles were on the board."When I dropped back, I saw that he slipped," Hunter ...

Turnovers prove costly for Valley

MORRISDALE - Missing in action for most of the season, the Juniata Valley High School football team's offense made an appearance on Friday night at L.T. Drivas Field.Unfortunately, in the spirit of the holidays coming up over the next few months, the Green Hornets also were in a giving ...

Scarlet Dragons dominate Bearcats in all phases

HUNTINGDON - The mercy rule never took effect in Central's 41-15 victory over Huntingdon Friday night, but someone looking over the final statistics would have a hard time believing that.The Scarlet Dragons outgained the Bearcats, 516-88, had three different players run for more than 100 yards ...

Shaw has memorable night for Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG - On senior night, Williamsburg quarterback Tyler Shaw enjoyed a tremendous final act.He went 12-for-14 for 259 yards and five touchdowns as the Blue Pirates knocked off Northern Bedford, 35-21, Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field."He did a great job," Williamsburg coach Bob ...

Altoona seeks home playoff game

The Altoona Area High School football team has been climbing a ladder in the last month.First, the Mountain Lions clinched a winning regular-season record. Then they secured a spot in the postseason.All the while, Lion coach John Franco was reluctant to get too caught up in reaching goals he ...

Golden Tigers need win tonight to make playoffs

Coach Homer DeLattre didn't want his Hollidaysburg Area High School football team backing into the playoffs last year, and he didn't want the Golden Tigers to get into the postseason that way this year, either.On the bright side, that won't be a problem.Barring some big upsets, the only ...

Playoff positioning in full force

One year removed from its surprising run to the District 5 Class A championship, Tussey Mountain is in position for a repeat performance.The Titans have a chance to serve notice this week if they can knock Mount Union from undefeated ranks on Friday at Hess Field.That game, though, will have ...

Mardula propels Panthers past Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN - On a rainy, muddy day, the team that controls the game with its running attack usually comes out on top. That proved not to be the case Saturday, though.Penn Cambria only rushed for 31 yards on 12 carries, but quarterback Mark Mardula completed 12-of-17 passes for 251 yards and four ...

BG gets work done in first half

JOHNSTOWN - Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's eighth win of the season came just as impressively as the previous seven.But eight isn't enough for the Marauders."The goal of this team is to win the district, and we want to make a run at the state championship," senior running back-defensive back Sam ...

Wiley, Ridge continue evolving

NEW PARIS - Chestnut Ridge's Tyler Wiley made the switch to quarterback for his senior season after the graduation of Beau Bosch.Despite having seen a little time under center in junior high and JV, the move at the varsity level has been a gradual one that has evolved game-by-game.The ...

Hunter, fellow Tyrone seniors dominant

TYRONE - Senior night is always special, and it was special for Tyrone Area High School's seniors Friday.Playing their final regular-season game at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field, Tyrone's seniors, especially the skill players, sparkled as the Golden Eagles ran roughshod over outmanned Central ...

Central starts fast in victory

BELLEFONTE - In Central's three previous trips to Bellefonte, strange things happened.Two years ago, a heavy fog enveloped the field, making it impossible to see the other side of the field. Four years ago, the game was called at halftime because of a lightning storm. Six year ago, a blown ...

Wagner leads Huntingdon

PHILIPSBURG - Jon Wagner can leave Huntingdon opponents dizzy when the ball is in his hands.Even when his head is spinning itself.Wagner played less than 15 minutes against Philipsburg-Osceola on Friday night before leaving the Mountain League contest with concussion-like symptoms. That was ...

Portage standout tops 4,000 career yards

MEYERSDALE - Portage workhorse Caleb Kephart didn't really get going until the second half, but the Mustangs leading rusher racked up the yardage late in a 48-25 victory over Meyersdale Friday.Kephart went over 4,000 yards for his career in the second quarter. He needed 80 yards entering the ...

Onside kick ignites Knights’ 2nd-half surge

HOUTZDALE - Sometimes all it takes to swing momentum is a little bit of luck. Moshannon Valley (5-3) got just that to open the second half Friday night against Williamsburg.The score was knotted at 21 when the Black Knights' Nick Krupa recovered an onside kick to begin the second half. It ...

Regional football roundup

Mount Union42West Branch6MORRISDALE - Mount Union broke out to a 28-6 halftime lead and cruised past West Branch to improve its record to 8-0.B.J. Loner scored four touchdowns for the Trojans, rushing for 72, 24 and 6 yarders and also catching a 9-yard TD pass from Devin Kuhstos. Loner rushed ...

Rockets blast off in fourth quarter

EVERETT - Southern Huntingdon football coach Ryan Garlock was looking for four full quarters of play from his team Friday night.And, after making an impassioned halftime speech, Garlock got it.Garlock verbally lit a fire under his squad at intermssion, and the Rockets responded in the second ...

Tussey jumps all over ’Dawgs

CLAYSBURG - With undefeated Mount Union looming on the horizon for Tussey Mountain, Friday night's matchup with Claysburg-Kimmel could have been a classic trap game for Titans coach Josh Smith and his club.Tussey was 6-1 and the Bulldogs were 1-6. In fact, Claysburg gained 32 yards on its first ...

Walstrom Jr. relishes win over Hornets

ALEXANDRIA - Gary Walstrom Jr. never won at Juniata Valley as a player, but in his first trip as Glendale's coach, he came away a winner."This means a lot to this program," Walstrom Jr. said. "I had never won here before, and that just speaks to how good Juniata Valley is when it comes to ...