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Friday H.S. Football Scoreboard Week 10

PIAA Playoffs CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS at Windber H.S. Bedford 34, Hickory 17, FINAL CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS at Greyhound Stadium, New Wilmington Wilmington 56, Chestnut Ridge 29, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 1A FINAL at Altoona's Mansion Park Bishop Guilfoyle 48, Homer-Center 13, ...

Bedford, Ridge look to move on in playoffs

Bedford and Chestnut Ridge opened the season playing each other and will spend this weekend trying to punch tickets to the PIAA semifinals, albeit in different classifications. The Bisons are fresh off postseason wins over a pair of tough Mountain League teams in Clearfield and District 6 ...

Familiar foe awaits BG in title tilt

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic will attempt to defend its District 6 Class 1A championship at 7 p.m. on Friday at Mansion Park against a familiar opponent. Marauders coach Justin Wheeler has faced off against Friday’s foe, the Homer-Center Wildcats, four times in the postseason and so far, those ...

D-line helps Marauders reach final

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team is back in the District 6 Class 1A final again, and though folks will look at an offense that put up plenty of points in Saturday night’s 35-0 semifinal win over Purchase Line at Mansion Park, it was a menacing defense that has the Marauders just ...

Lions come back from 14 down for D5 title

WINDBER — After trailing by 14 points in the second quarter, Chestnut Ridge outscored Berlin 21-3 over the remainder of the game to earn a 21-17 victory in the District 5 Class 2A championship on Saturday night, giving the Lions their fifth straight district title and their eighth in the last ...

Turnovers costly in Panthers’ loss

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com WINDBER — During Northern Bedford’s PIAA Class 1A first round playoff game with Redbank Valley, the Black Panthers dug themselves a deep hole in the first half. Five turnovers plagued the District 5 champions, and the Bulldogs were able to ...

Penn Cambria can’t stop Hilltopper running backs

WESTMONT — Westmont Hilltop’s ground-and-pound offense was too much for Penn Cambria on Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers jumped out to a three-touchdown first-half lead and went on to earn a 35-22 regular-season victory over the visiting Panthers during which three Westmont running ...

Bisons knock Scarlet Dragons out of playoffs

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bedford came up with a big play on offense and an equally big play on defense in the second half Friday night to stave off Central, 28-13 at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium in a PIAA Class 3A first-round playoff game that featured a matchup of two unbeaten teams. Bedford ...

Altoona’s run reaches end

DANVILLE — Altoona has been the bully throughout the postseason, dominating the offensive and defensive lines of State College and Williamsport, but Friday night at Ironmen Stadium, it was the Mountain Lions’ turn to take some lumps. Delaware Valley’s Jason Henderson broke tackles all ...

Prep slows down Golden Tigers

ERIE — When Cathedral Prep started making plays in the first half, Hollidaysburg dug in to limit the damage and stay in the game. The Golden Tigers, however, couldn’t find a rhythm on offense against a powerful defensive line as Hollidaysburg was held to 84 yards of offense. “I think ...

Rams champs again after pulling away late

Richland claimed victory for the third consecutive year in the District 6 2A championship, taking down Cambria Heights in a winner-take-all matchup at Altoona’s Mansion Park on Friday night, 27-6. Richland junior quarterback Kellan Stahl led the way on offense, scoring all four touchdowns ...

Hornets bow out after strong start

HOMER CITY — Juniata Valley has been a major player in District 6 Class 1A football the last several years. That held true, even in a season that was marred by the uncertainty associated with the coronavirus. The Green Hornets stayed with Homer-Center through an entertaining first quarter, ...

TAHS ‘outplayed’ by Blue Devils

TYRONE — After a defensive slugfest in the first half, the Bellwood-Antis offense erupted in the second half of The Backyard Brawl on Friday night at Tyrone’s Gray-Vets Memorial Field. Blue Devil senior running back Zach Mallon ignited that explosion. Mallon ran for 209 yards on 19 ...

Williamsburg dominates Trojans after slow start

MOUNT UNION — After a playoff loss last week, Williamsburg re-entered the regular season against a Mount Union squad that not only hadn’t played since Oct. 9, but that was only able to get the mandatory three practices in that are required in order to being able to play after the long ...

Late rally seals Red Devil win

WINGATE — Central Cambria rallied from a 19-7 deficit Friday night by scoring two touchdowns in the final minute of the game to pull out a 22-19 win over Bald Eagle Area at Alumni Stadium. Play of the game: After scoring with 55 seconds left to draw wtihin19-14, Central Cambria squibbed a ...

Carroll falls to Warriors

MORRISDALE — West Branch quarterback Tyler Biggans threw for 213 yards and a score and added a pair of short TD runs, and the Warrior defense came up with a momentum-altering play early in the second half in a 33-6 win over visiting Bishop Carroll Friday at L.T. Drivas Memorial ...

Mustangs dominate in season-ending game

MEYERSDALE — Portage utilized 10 different ball carriers to rush for 352 yards and five touchdowns, its defense racked up eight sacks and four turnovers, and the Mustangs pounded Meyersdale, 34-0, on Friday night. Despite getting eliminated by Juniata Valley in the District 6 Class 1A ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photographs to community@altoona mirror.com as soon as possible. Please include a photo of the king and queen. Photos of the entire court or nominees will not be ...

Highlanders face tall task in Rams

No matter what the final score of tonight’s District 6 Class 2A championship game is, Cambria Heights and coach Jarrod Lewis have already made history. The Highlanders will be playing for their first D6 high school football title at Mansion Park at 7 p.m. “This team has been through a lot ...

Friday H.S. Football Scoreboard Week 9

PIAA PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND at Danville H.S. Delaware Valley 35, Altoona 14, FINAL CLASS 5A FIRST ROUND Cathedral Prep 33, Hollidaysburg 7, FINAL CLASS 3A FIRST ROUND at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium Bedford 28, Central 13, FINAL DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS CLASS 2A FINAL at ...