Scholastic Sports

Seedings set for District 6 playoffs

Bill Musser isn’t quite sure what to do this week. “We haven’t been in this position before,” Musser said. The plan was that the top four seeds in the District 6 Class 1A football playoffs would receive byes into the quarterfinals, a position Musser very much wanted for the Juniata ...

Red Devils win title

SIDMAN — Central Cambria has been able to replace quality runners while reloading at the same time over recent campaigns. The Red Devils kept that trend going during Saturday’s District 6 Cross Country Championships at the former Forest Hills Middle School course. The rapid maturation of ...

Marauders extend winning streak

Outside of guaranteeing the top seed in the District 6 playoffs and the pageantry of senior night, Bishop Guilfoyle didn’t have much to play for Saturday evening against Somerset. But that surely didn’t stop the Marauders from pressing the issue in their 55-3 win at Mansion Park. With so ...

Central rolls past overmatched Eastern York

ROARING SPRING — Eastern York came to town Friday night with only 19 players in uniform and didn’t provide much opposition for Central. In fact, the Scarlet Dragons tuned up to defend their District 6 Class 3A championship with a 41-0 mercy-rule victory over the outmanned Golden ...

Blue Pirates seniors end with win

WILLIAMSBURG — Both Williamsburg and Moshannon Valley, with no playoffs on the horizon, were hoping to end the 2017 season Friday night with a bang, more importantly, a win into the offseason. The Blue Pirates did just that as both teams finished at 2-8, thanks to a 34-22 victory for ...

Claysburg-Kimmel to host first-round playoff game

It appears that Claysburg-Kimmel’s win over Mount Union on Friday night has garnered the Bulldogs a first-round home game for the upcoming District 6 Class 1A playoffs. The final calculations and pairings will be announced this morning at a meeting at Altoona Area High School and on the ...

Central Cambria offense unable to finish in final game of season

By Paul Buriak For the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — Missed opportunities haunted Central Cambria in Saturday afternoon’s season finale as the Red Devils came up short in a 20-7 loss to Westmont Hilltop. The Red Devils (2-8) were stopped on downs twice at both the Hilltopper 2- and 10-yard ...

Bellwood savors perfect regular season, wins ICC

LOYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis clinched its second straight Inter-County Conference football championship and finished the regular season unbeaten Friday night, and Blue Devils coach John Hayes knew that the last couple of miles were the most challenging. After winning a road thriller against a ...

Altoona finishes 2-8 year

It was a magnificent catch. After his quarterback scrambled out to the right and heaved the ball from around midfield, a blanketed Tyler Wagner high-pointed the football just inside the pylon to bring the partisan Altoona Area High School crowd to its feet with no time left on the ...

Tigers pull away from DuBois

DuBOIS — It took a little while for the Hollidaysburg Area football team to get going on Friday evening, but once it got to the second half, there wasn’t any slowing the Tigers down. Hollidaysburg running back Patrick Young and quarterback Brady Walters both ran for more than 100 yards on ...

Fox, seniors lead Heights’ win over Trojans

PATTON — Throughout the entire season, Lucas Fox has had to be a Swiss Army Knife for Cambria Heights. Friday night was just another example, as the Highlanders defeated Johnstown, 49-20, on senior night. Fox was one of those seniors honored prior to the start of the game. It’s also the ...

Winless Panthers find positives

JOHNSTOWN — Penn Cambria closed out a disappointing 0-10 campaign Friday night with a 41-6 loss to playoff-bound Bishop McCort at Johnstown’s Point Stadium, but Panther coach John Franco was philosophical about his squad’s performance on the year. “We knew this was going to be a tough ...

Bisons not able to beat Rangers

BEDFORD — Trailing by just one score early in the second quarter, Bedford had moved the ball 58 yards down to the Forest Hills 2 and needed just 1 yard to secure another first down. On a fourth-and-1, Bisons quarterback Davis Kline took the snap and pushed forward. In the process, he ...

Homer-Center triumphs in thriller over Portage

HOMER CITY — Friday night at Memorial Field, it was two playoff teams playing in a playoff atmosphere in a playoff-quality game. But it wasn’t a playoff game — just two teams playing with an important playoff seed on the line. Homer-Center edged Portage, 20-14, in overtime in a ...

Carroll overpowered in first half

JOHNSTOWN — In a season without many positives, Bishop Carroll coach Sean Billings was able to take one positive away from Friday night’s game at Richland. The Huskies played even with the Rams in the second half, and their defense stymied the first-team offense of ...

Regional football roundup

State College 70 Chambersburg 20 STATE COLLEGE — State College didn’t waste any time putting away a winless Chambersburg team Friday night. The Little Lions scored four touchdowns less than 8 minutes into the game and scored three offensive TDs in three first five offensive plays on ...

Colts building momentum for D6 playoffs

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Both Northern Cambria and Windber came in averaging a combined 13 passes per game. So it was safe to say whoever could establish a consistent running game would put itself in the best position to win. Northern Cambria’s offensive line took charge in the second half as ...

Tussey battles, but succumbs

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain’s season ended with another loss, but the Titans fought their guts out until the very end. Trailing West Branch by 20 midway through the third quarter, Tussey pulled to within one score three different times in the fourth quarter before falling to the Warriors, ...

Rockets take down Vikings

THREE SPRINGS — Penalties and three interceptions in the first half put Glendale into a 21-7 halftime hole at Southern Huntingdon Friday night. Then the Rockets started to take control of the line of scrimmage in the second half and ended the Vikings’ season, 42-19. Glendale finished ...

Huntingdon’s Hudy leads dynamic attack

WARREN — Huntingdon had plenty of motivation going into Friday’s regular season finale against Warren. Not only were the Bearcats looking to avenge their only loss of the season last week to Central, but they were also trying to lock up the top seed in the District 6 Class 3A ...