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Football

Titans’ rally falls short against Meyersdale

SAXTON - Throughout the season, Tussey Mountain was used to jumping out to big early leads and racking up yardage and touchdowns via their big play offense.During Saturday night's District 5 Class A semifinal, the Titans had Meyersdale turned the tables on them by jumping out to a quick two ...

Huge rally pushes Mustangs into final

BLAIRSVILLE - For standout Portage senior tailback Caleb Kephart, it was all about perseverance.Behind Kephart's 197 yards on 16 carries and second-half touchdown runs of 47 and 45 yards, the Mustangs overcame a 24-6 third-quarter deficit and the first-quarter ejection of head coach Gary Gouse ...

Eagles flex muscles

TYRONE - It will be No. 1 versus No. 2 in the District 6 Class AA championship game next Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Altoona's Mansion Park.Unbeaten and top seed Mount Union punched its ticket to the finals by crushing Central on Friday. Once-beaten Tyrone, the second seed, moved to the title ...

State College rips DuBois for AAAA crown

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Merriam Webster's Dictionary defines a dynasty as a family or team that has been successful for a long period of time.State College has created one of its own in football over the last nine years in District 6 AAAA.The Little Lions (5-6) captured their seventh in that time frame ...

Eagles capture first district title

JOHNSTOWN - The old cliche offense wins games but defense wins championships was spot on Friday in Somerset's 27-0 victory over Clearfield in the District 5-6-8-9 subregional AAA football championship game at Richland's Herlinger Field.It was the first district football title for a Golden ...

Regional football roundup

Berlin34Shade0BERLIN - Braden Fochtman ran for a pair of touchdowns and 97 yards, and Berlin Brothersvalley picked off three passes while shutting out Shade in a District 5 Class A semifinal game.Berlin will play the winner of tonight's Tussey Mountain-Meyersdale game.Shade compiled just 142 ...

BG steamrolls Bellwood

The senior star-studded, finely-tuned machine that represents Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School on the football field this season rolled to yet another impressive victory Friday night.The Marauders had their wheels greased a little bit, however, by their opposition's mistakes.Three ...

Van Meter field goal lifts Ridge to title

LOYSBURG - Exactly 15 days after suffering a double-overtime, double-shootout loss in the District 5-6 final to Bedford as part of the Chestnut Ridge soccer team, Sean Van Meter was able to take the field to try to flip the script and put his school on top of its District 5 Class AA football ...

Trojans thrash Dragons

MOUNT UNION - Central dodged a bullet in the first quarter when it made a goal-line stand on fourth-and-goal at the 1, stopping Mount Union's D.J. Bookwalter for no gain.But the top-seeded and unbeaten Trojans hit the mark repeatedly from there in the District 6 Class AA semifinal.They scored ...

Blue Devils’ 9-3 season leaves questions for 2015

Bellwood-Antis coach John Hayes, usually the last man in the handshake line following Blue Devil high school football games throughout the years, was out of place Friday night at Mansion Park in more than one way.Hayes was between some players in the line and seemingly began to walk back toward ...

District 6 Class AA semifinals capsule preview

Who: Huntingdon Bearcats (6-5) vs. Tyrone Golden Eagles (10-1)When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Gray-Veterans Memorial Field, TyroneCoaches: Huntingdon - Mike Hudy (12-19, three years). Tyrone - Jason Wilson (10-1, one year).Last meeting: Tyrone, 52-21 (Sept. 12, 2014)All-time series: Huntingdon, ...

Mustangs not in a giving mood

Portage Area High School football coach Gary Gouse knows all too well that the margin for error is very small if the Mustangs are to make a successful return to the District 6-A championship game for the first time in six seasons.Portage, the third-seeded team in the District 6-A playoffs with ...

Tussey knows Meyersdale well

Although Tussey Mountain and Meyersdale are separated by approximately 75 miles, the coaches and some players are rather familiar with each other.The two teams squared off in the last week of the regular season the previous two seasons with the second-seeded Titans coming out on top in both ...

District playoff capsules

District 6 Class A semisWho: Portage Mustangs (10-1) vs. Blairsville Bobcats (11-0)When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Memorial Stadium BlairsvilleCoaches: Portage - Gary Gouse (177-67, 23 years). Blairsville - Rick Artley (17-5, two years)Last meeting: Portage, 49-14 (Nov. 14, 2013; District 6 Class A ...

Shoemaker a perfect match for Ridge

LOYSBURG - Max Shoemaker never wanted to stop coaching football at Bedford Area High School.Following the 2003 season, Shoemaker, a principal in the district where he himself went to school, was forced to step down as coach. He just had guided the Bisons to its 10th winning season in 11 years ...

Top seed ready for champions

Central is the defending District 6 Class AA champion. Mount Union is having one of its best seasons ever, a perfect 11-0, and the top-seeded Trojans are hosting tonight's clash at 7 with the fourth-seeded Scarlet Dragons at the Mount Union High School Athletic Field.Mount Union first-year ...

Eagles, Bearcats meeting again

How much is nine weeks worth? Huntingdon Area High School football coach Mike Hudy is hoping the answer to that question is at least 31 points.That was the margin of victory in Tyrone's romp over Hudy's Bearcats back on Sept. 12. The Golden Eagles outgained Huntingdon 435-170 and crushed the ...

H.S. football playoff capsules

District 6 Class AA semifinalsFRIDAYWho: Central Scarlet Dragons (9-2) vs. Mount Union Trojans (11-0)When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Mount Union Athletic Field, Mount UnionCoaches: Central - Dave Baker (33-13 in four years at Central, 159-185-11 in 35 years overall). Mount Union - Matt Young (11-0, ...

B-A faces tall task with BG

Juggernaut.Webster's Dictionary defines the word as "a massive inexorable force, campaign or movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path.''This year, it's also an apt decription of the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team.En route to an 11-0 record this season, the ...

Ridge next test for Bisons’ ‘O’

The 2014 high school football season has been one full of accomplishment for the Bedford offense.The Bisons rank third in the area, scoring 40.6 points per game. They just had a six-game streak of scoring 42 points or more snapped when Forest Hills held them to a modest 28. Quarterback Austin ...