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Football

Family, football part of holiday

Holidays are the time for reflection, and, although he's trying to take Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School's amazing football season one game at a time, senior quarterback/safety Brandon Chadbourn can't help but consider about how grateful he is to be sharing this with family."It's pretty ...

H.S. football skinny

PLAYOFFSFRIDAYPIAA CLASS A QUARTERFINALSGameNotableBishop Guilfoyle (13-0)Marauders have scored 83 second-quarter points in their three playoff victoriesvs. Camp Hill (10-2)Lion QB Mike Shuster has thrown for 3,373 yards; BG has given up 573 passing yardsBerlin Brothersvalley (12-1)Mountaineers ...

BG is ready to go Camp-ing

One of the offseason points of emphasis for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic football team was pass coverage."We worked all offseason on our defensive passing game, especially our (defensive backs)," Marauders coach Justin Wheeler said. "Because of (the way this season went), we really didn't get ...

6 Golden Eagles on Mountain League team

From Mirror reportsTyrone boasted six Mountain League All-Star First Team selections on offense and defense combined for the 2014 season.The Golden Eagles' Duane Boone made the first team as an end on both offense and defense. Tyrone's Garrett Hunter was named first team quarterback, while ...

BG, Tyrone to travel for next round

The two Blair County teams remaining alive in the PIAA high school football playoffs will be headed out of the area this weekend as they make their respective next stop on trips they hope end in Hershey.The PIAA confirmed on Sunday that Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's Class A state quarterfinal ...

Givens, Lytle, Mencer named all-conference

Last season, Kevin Givens was one of two Altoona Area football players to make the WPIAL Class AAAA all-Foothills Conference first team.This year, two Mountain Lion teammates join Givens on the squad, and all three made it on the defensive side of the ball.Givens, the Pitt recruit, made it as a ...

Little Lions’ ‘D’ stops McDowell

CLARION - State College High used a defense that the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s would have been proud of in knocking off Erie McDowell, 27-6, in the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs Saturday afternoon at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.The Little Lions limited District 10 champion McDowell ...

Mountaineers pummel Meyersdale for title

SOMERSET - The Berlin Brothersvalley Mountaineers, led by Braden Fochtman's four touchdowns and an all-around outstanding defensive effort, captured the District 5 Class A championship with a 42-7 victory over Meyersdale at Somerset Area High School on Saturday night.The top-seeded Mountaineers ...

Eagles back on top of D6-AA

Rather than stack its defensive line against Mount Union's run-first offense in Saturday's District 6 Class AA championship game at Mansion Park, Tyrone mostly used just three up front and played almost a prevent defense.The result certainly didn't shut down the Trojans, but limited the number ...

Success in the spotlight comes to patient Hunter

Patience is a virtue for a running back, waiting for the hole to develop so they can hit it at just the optimum instant.Patience was a necessity for Aleic Hunter.Just about every chance Hunter got to see the field for the Tyrone Area High School football team over the past two years, Hunter ...

Kephart, Mustangs go down fighting

Portage was expected by many to be little more than a speed bump on Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's freight train run to the District 6 Class A high school football championship.The Mustangs lost their regular-season finale to Berlin Brothersvalley and needed a big comeback against Blairsville in ...

Football playoff capsule

D6-AA championshipWho: Tyrone Golden Eagles (11-1) vs. Mount Union Trojans (12-0)When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Mansion Park, AltoonaCoaches: Tyrone - Jason Wilson (11-1, one year). Mount Union - Matt Young (12-0, one year).Last meeting: Tyrone, 21-0 (1995)All-time series: Tyrone, 15-4-2 (first ...

Ridge overtaken by Karns City

NEW PARIS - Momentum can be a fickle thing at any level of sports competition.It often changes hands quickly, arbitrarily and without any apparent rhyme or reason.But in the District 5-8-9 Class AA championship game between Karns City and host Chestnut Ridge Friday night, the momentum change ...

Somerset slams Selinsgrove in AAA

JOHNSTOWN - After falling behind early in its Class AAA state playoff game against Selinsgrove, Somerset took advantage of big plays and turnovers to build a 21-point lead late in the first half.The Seals appeared to grab the momentum back late in the first half, converting a third-and-goal ...

BG answers challenge for first title in 27 years

Caleb Kephart stunned the crowd with a brilliant 68-yard gallop to the end zone to open the second quarter, and, just like that, Bishop Guilfoyle was facing its biggest deficit of the year in its biggest game of the year.The Marauders didn't panic, though. They just put the ball in the hands of ...

District playoff capsules

Dist. 5-8-9 Class AA championshipFRIDAYWho: Karns City Gremlins (10-1) vs. Chestnut Ridge Lions (10-2)When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Dr. Giovacchini Stadium, New ParisCoaches: Karns City - Ed Conti (137-42 in 15 years at Karns City, 160-106-3 in 25 years overall). Chestnut Ridge - Max Shoemaker ...

Eagles must slow down MU

Time flies when you are having fun, so it stands to reason moves pretty quickly when you are getting ready to play in a district championship football game.Tyrone Area coach Jason Wilson said this week has been a whirlwind for him."This whole week has just been so busy with film breakdown, ...

Mustangs in BG’s way

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team thought it had the District 6 Class A championship in its grasp a year ago only to have it ripped away in the final half-quarter by Homer-Center.That bitter taste has been a driving force for the Marauders this season, and they've seemed ...

Gouse can listen to, not coach, game

It really isn't that far of a trip from Portage to Altoona, but Gary Gouse will be spending a lot of time on the bus Friday night.That's because Gouse, the Portage Area High School football coach, won't be allowed into Mansion Park when his Mustangs face Bishop Guilfoyle for the District 6 ...

It’s a been-there, done-that thing for Ridge

The Chestnut Ridge Lions certainly have seen this show before.The last two seasons, the Lions have beaten the best Class AA football teams District 5 and District 8 have to offer. Then they had their season ended by District 9 power Karns City.Ridge and Karns City are right back there again for ...