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Football

Heading to Hershey: Marauders hold on at end to reach another state final

DANVILLE — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic held off three passes into the end zone from the Marauder 12-yard line, and Adrian Johnson sacked Nico Berrios on the final play just before the field was showered in Hershey Kisses in an 11-7 victory over Lackawanna Trail in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals ...

Wyandt delivers key field goal for BG

DANVILLE — Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore kicker Deven Wyandt had not played in a football game since the third week of the season. Yet, with 10:24 left in the PIAA Class 1A semifinals, his team down by one point against Lackawanna Trail and a chance to go to Hershey and play for the state title ...

All-Stars for ICC released

From Mirror reports Bellwood-Antis placed four players on the first team offense as the Inter-County Conference released its all-star football team for the 2019 fall season. Making it for the Blue Devils were Zach Mallon (RB), Troy Walker (BA), Evan Pellegrine (OL) and Jckson Boyer (OL). ...

Championship pedigree: Marauders now expect district, state titles each year

Last week, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic wrapped up its fourth District 6 Class 1A title under Justin Wheeler. Since Wheeler took over at the school in 2011, winning the district title has been the hard part. The previous three District 6 titles were followed by PIAA championships, and the ...

BG defense must stop Trail’s run game

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and its opponent Friday in the PIAA Class 1A high school football semifinals, Lackawanna Trail, are no strangers to the stage they will take at Danville High School for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Lions actually were in this same spot just a season ago and came away with a ...

Yanoshak turns tide for BG

Name: Andrew Yanoshak School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yanoshak had the game-changing sack/forced fumble in the fourth quarter that helped Bishop Guilfoyle turn the tide in District 6 Class 1A championship win over ...

Returning to the top: BG captures fourth title in six years

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic avenged a loss in last year’s District 6 Class 1A semifinals and downed Juniata Valley, 36-17, with a fourth-quarter flurry Friday at Mansion Park in the district championship. The Marauders won their fourth title in the past six years but their first since 2016. ...

BG defense gets big plays in 4th

In Justin Wheeler’s nine seasons as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s football coach, the play of his team’s defensive units has been the backbone behind the program’s success, including three PIAA Class 1A state championship efforts in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The defense has also ...

BC will play HC schedule in 2020

From Mirror reports EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School football team has a new look for 2020 and 2021, thanks to a new agreement with the Heritage Conference. In a press release sent out Friday by Carroll principal Lorie Ratchford and Hertitage Conference president Jody ...

Little Lions lose on late field goal

WEXFORD — For State College, make that 0-7 against WPIAL champions in the PIAA football playoffs since 2010. It didn’t come easy for Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Friday night, but the Vikings are moving on to the Class 6A semifinals following their 24-21 victory over State College in a ...

Bald Eagle advances to state semifinals

From Mirror reports CLARION — Gage McClenahan returned a punt for a touchdown and added a rushing score as Bald Eagle Area avenged a loss that ended its season last year with a 21-20 victory over Sharon in the PIAA 3A quarterfinals on Friday. Jaden Jones added a 13-yard touchdown pass to ...

H.S. Football Playoff Football Scoreboard Week 14

PIAA PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A QUARTERFINALS at North Allegheny H.S., Wexford Pittsburgh Central Catholic 24, State College 21, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP at Mansion Park, Altoona Bishop Guilfoyle 36, Juniata Valley 17, FINAL

BG, Valley set for rematch

For the first time since 2012, the District 6 Class 1A high school football championship game took place without Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic participating last season. That, more than anything, made Juniata Valley’s 9-3 victory over the Marauders in the semifinals a year ago shocking. The ...

Mountain League announces all-stars

The Mountain League recently released its 2019 high school football all-star team, which had three players from Huntingdon and one each from Tyrone and Central on the first team. Making it for Huntingdon were Andrew Miller (receiver-defensive back), Isaiah Reed (defensive end) and Derrick ...

Valley saves its season in 2nd half

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley football team, facing a 15-point deficit against Purchase Line, needed something to get their offense going. In the end, they got it Saturday night. Thanks to a halfback pass from Grant Musser to Gabe Brower from five yards out, the Green Hornets scored 25 ...

Fast start too much for Titans

SLIPPERY ROCK — Farrell’s first play from scrimmage was a telling one. Anthony Stallworth raced 53 yards for a touchdown, the Steelers found the end zone on their first four possessions and cruised to a 60-14 PIAA Class 1A football playoff win over Tussey Mountain Saturday afternoon at ...

BG sinks Saltsburg

LORETTO — It’s quite evident that Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic is a very good football team when standout junior running back Keegan Myrick is on the field. It became equally evident Friday night that the Marauders can still hold their own when Myrick is on the sidelines. Myrick rushed for ...

Bedford falls short in OT to Eagles

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It looked like Bedford had control of the PIAA Class 3A first round matchup at Tiger Stadium Friday night against Bald Eagle Area. That all changed on a fourth-and-goal resulting in the game-tying touchdown, which forced overtime. The Bisons had hope of forcing a second ...

Little Lions roll into quarters

HAZLETON — Four first-half turnovers, a blocked punt and poor field position would be tough for any football team to overcome. Doing that against a team like State College made it downright impossible for the Delaware Valley Warriors. The Little Lions turned all four DV turnovers and the ...

Lions fail to overcome big first-half deficit

SOMERSET — Chestnut Ridge was on the verge of being blown out in its PIAA Class 2A first-round high school football playoff game after Wilmington scored the first 28 points. The Lions weren’t about to be defined by their play in the opening two quarters as they came out looking like a ...