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Football

Field goal somewhat surprising for Farrell

HERSHEY — Farrell’s Brian Hilton Jr. was not having the best experience during the PIAA Class 1A championship Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium. Early in the fourth quarter, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Cameron Maloney blocked his punt to set up a Marauders touchdown that tied the game. ...

Cupboard won’t be bare in 2020 for BG

HERSHEY — Thursday’s overtime loss to Farrell in the PIAA Class 1A state championship game was painful for all of the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders football players and coaches, and devastating for some. But the silver lining for the Marauders is that they are a ...

Trip down memory lane: Wheeler wants BG to savor trek to Hershey

The matchup Who: District 10 champ Farrell (13-2) vs. District 6 champ Bishop Guilfoyle (12-2) Where: Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey When: Thursday, 1 p.m. Coaches: Farrell—Anthony Pegues (13-2, first year); Bishop Guilfoyle—Justin Wheeler (99-21, ninth year) TV: PCN and ...

Gouse retiring from Portage

From Mirror reports Gary Gouse, who has spent nearly three decades patrolling the sidelines as the head football coach at Portage, resigned his position at Wednesday night’s Portage school board meeting at the Portage Elementary School library. According to the press release sent out by ...

Toein’ the line: Guys in the trenches key for BG

Keegan Myrick is 5 yards short of 1,700 yards rushing this season, but the junior running back would be the first one to tell you that it takes more than just his efforts to pile up those kind of numbers. “Usually, I’m not looking until a second later, and (Myrick and Zach McCloskey) are ...

Farrell enjoying tremendous run

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s opponent Thursday in the PIAA Class 1A championship is no stranger to Marauder faithful. Farrell is the defending state champion, and BG actually defeated the Steelers for the 2015 PIAA title, 35-0. More recently, Bishop Guilfoyle edged Farrell, 55-52, in the ...

McCloskey is key for BG

Name: Zach McCloskey School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: McCloskey had a key strip of Lackawanna Trail’s Ray Melnikoff to set up the go-ahead field goal and combined with Adrian Johnson to sack Lions quarterback ...

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 ...