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Week 11 Playoff Previews

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By Chris Rossetti & Rich Rhoades

Here is a quick look at this weekends District 9 and regional playoff games.

CLASS A QUARTERFINALS

(8) Coudersport (5-4) at (1) Redbank Valley (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Head Coaches

Coudersport – Ben Carry

Redbank Valley – Ed Wasilowski

Last playoff appearance

Coudersport – 2011 (Lost in semifinals to Clarion)

Redbank Valley – 2014 (Lost in first round to Brockway) (3rd straight appearance)  

Top players

Coudersport – QB Darren Keglovits (68 of 151, 1,187 yards, 16 TDs, 6 Ints); WR Navada Waterman (17 catches, 532 yards, 10 TDs), WR Jared Green (25 catches, 387, 5 TDs; 81 tackles, 2 interceptions)

Redbank Valley – QB Connor Shoemaker (67 of 108, 965 yards, 16 TDs, 5 Ints; 72 carries, 395 yards, 3 TDs); WR/RB Wyatt Hetrick (56 carries, 524 yards, 4 TDs; 31 catches, 590 yards, 12 TDs; 58 tackles, 5 ints); BryLee Shumaker (53 tackles)  

Complete Stats

Coudersport

Redbank Valley

(5) Elk County Catholic (7-2) at (4) Brockway (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Note – This is the second meeting in three weeks between these teams. Brockway beat ECC 35-12 Oct. 30 in Brockway.

Head Coaches

ECC – Tony Gerg

Brockway – Frank Zocco

Last playoff appearance

ECC – 2014 (Lost in first round to Kane) (2nd straight appearance and 8th in last 9 years)

Brockway – 2014 (Lost in finals to Kane) (7th straight appearance; 5th straight in A and 16 of the last 17 years have been in either Class A or AA playoffs)

Top players

ECC – RB Noah Werner (134, 778 yards, 13 TDs), QB Nate DaCanal (70 of 135, 908 yards, 6 TDs, 7 Ints; 58 carries, 233 yards, 5 TDs); WR Eric Gerber (15 catches, 300 yards, 3 TDs)   

Brockway – QB Hunter Miller (81 of 132, 943, 10 TDs, 8 Ints; 103 carries, 540 yards, 3 TDs); RB Mark Latuska (115 carries, 738 yards, 11 TDs); Jack Gorham (23 carries, 299 yards, 4 TDs)  

Complete Stats

ECC

Brockway

(6) Curwensville (7-3) at (3) Clarion (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday

Note – This is a rematch of last year’s first round won by Clarion 34-13

Head Coaches

Curwensville – Andy Evanko

Clarion – Larry Wiser

Last playoff appearance

Curwensville – 2014 (Lost in first round to Clarion) (12th straight appearance)

Clarion – 2014 (Lost in semifinals to Kane) (8th straight appearance and 11 in the past 12 years)

Top players

Curwensville – RB Nick Stewart (196 carries, 1,500 yards; 21 TDs; 3,132 yards 39 TDs in his career as a sophomore); QB Jakob Terry (83 of 152, 1,396 yards, 16 TDs, 8 Ints); WR Quamone Newkirk (38 catches, 740 yards, 12 TDs); RB Hunter Johnson (113 yards, 748 yards, 6 TDs)

Clarion – RB Colton Rapp (106 carries, 577 yards, 7 TDs); RB/WR Josh Kriebel (33 carries, 416 yards, 4 TDs), Bo Miller (29 of 100, 352 yards, 6 TDs, 5 Ints; 47 carries, 222 yards, 3 TDs; 4 Ints)

Complete Stats

Curwensville

Clarion

(7) Port Allegany (6-4) vs. (2) Kane (10-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Bradford High School

Note – This is the third meeting of the year between these teams and the second in two weeks. Last week Kane beat Port Allegany 21-0 in the AML Title game after beating Gators 66-22 Sept. 25 … Kane is seeking its fourth straight trip to a District 9 title game. The Wolves lost in 2012 and 2013 to Karns City in the AA game and beat Brockway in the A game last year.

Head Coaches

Port Allegany – Justin Bienkowski

Kane – Todd Silfies

Last playoff appearance

Port Allegany – 2012 (Won D9 Class A title for the 2nd straight year; Lost to eventual state champion Clairton in PIAA semifinals)

Kane – 2014 (Won D9 Class A title; Lost to Sharpsville 50-14 in PIAA quarterfinals) (4th straight appearance – 2 in A & 2 in AA and 8th in last 9 years)

Top players

Port Allegany – QB Tre Garzel (69 of 144, 858 yards, 9 TDs, 2 Ints); WR Dylan Baumgarner (27 catches, 492 yards, 8 TDs; 50 carries, 223 yards, 4 TDs); Mac Tanner (135 carries, 657 yards, 6 TDs)

Kane – QB/RB Shane Rolick (88 carries, 903 yards, 17 TDs; 20 of 49 passing, 206 yards, 2 TDs, 4 Ints); RB Tyler Rolick (150 carries, 1,120 yards, 11 TDs); RB Erik Delong (92 carries, 796 yards, 7 TDs)

Complete Stats

Port Allegany

Kane

CLASS AA SEMIFINALS

(3) Moniteau (4-6) at (2) St. Marys (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday

Note – This is the second meeting between these teams this year. Moniteau won 29-28 Oct. 30 at Moniteau. The teams also met in the last year’s D9 AA semifinals at St. Marys with the Dutch winning 7-6

Head Coaches

Moniteau – Wade Vogan

St. Marys – Tony Defillipi

Last playoff appearance

Moniteau – 2014 (Lost in semifinals to St. Marys) (2nd straight appearance; 12th in the last 14 years)

St. Marys – 2014 (Lost to Karns City in AA title game) (5th straight appearance – 4 AA, 1 AAA)  

Top players

Moniteau – QB Derek Boben (Has run or thrown the ball on 314 of the Moniteau’s 492 offensive plays this season; 63 of 144 passing, 1,153 yards, 7 TDs, 9 Ints; 170 carries, 799 yards, 4 TDs); WR Dalton Anderson (30 carries, 495 yards, 3 TDs); Shonn Kline (111 carries, 503 yards, 2 TDs)

St. Marys – QB Pat Schlimm (50 of 93, 866 yards, 8 TDs, 6 Ints); Christian Steffan (167 carries, 816 yards, 6 TDs); Matt Marconi (106 carries, 638 yards, 8 TDs); Brady Bauer (30 catches, 549 yards, 5 TDs; 4 interceptions)    

Complete Stats

Moniteau

St. Marys

CLASS AAA REGIONAL SEMIFINALS (Districts 5-6-8-9)

(4) Johnstown (5-5) at (1) Clearfield (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday   

Note – This is the third straight year these teams have met in the Regional playoffs with Clearfield winning 42-27 last year and 42-7 in 2013.  

Head Coaches

Johnstown – Tony Penna Jr.

Clearfield – Tim Janocko

Last playoff appearance

Johnstown – 2014 (Lost in regional semifinals to Clearfield)

Clearfield – 2014 (Lost in regional finals to Somerset) (This is the 20th straight postseason appearance for Clearfield dating back to 1996. It’s also the 23rd time since 1992)

Top players

Johnstown – QB Jeremy Updyke (106 of 185, 2,117 yards, 19 TDs, 5 Ints); WR Exree Loe (46 catches, 904 yards, 8 TDs)

Clearfield – QB Cody Spaid (74 of 148, 1,228 yards, 13 TDs, 4 Ints); Seth Caldwell (190 carries, 1,293 yards, 13 TDs; 13 catches, 141 yards, 3 TDs); Ryan Lezzer (57 carries, 586 yards, 9 TDs; 31 catches, 532 yards, 5 TDs)

Complete Stats

Johnstown

Clearfield

CLASS AAAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Districts 6-9)

(2) DuBois (5-5) vs. (1) State College (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Hollidaysburg High School

Note – This is the second straight year these teams have met in the Regional championship with State College winning 29-7 last year. It is also the fourth time in five years they have met in the postseason. DuBois hasn’t beaten State College since 1996, which is the last time time the Beavers won a postseason game.

Head Coaches

DuBois – Frank Varischetti

State College – Matt Lintal

Last playoff appearance

DuBois – 2014 (Lost to State College in Regional championship) (5th straight appearance)

State College – 2014 (Lost to Pine-Richland in PIAA Quarterfinals)

Top players

DuBois – QB Matt Miller (193 of 306, 3,552 yards, 32 TDs, 11 Ints); WR Dante Dawson (68 catches, 1,227 yards, 12 TDs); WR Zach Sloan (47 catches, 905 yards, 7 TDs); Colin Read (42 catches, 856 yards, 8 TDs); Braden Paulinellie (127 carries, 833 yards, 13 TDs; 15 catches, 204 yards, 3 TDs)  

State College – QB Tyler Snyder (72 of 138, 1,028 yards, 9 TDs, 7 Ints); RB Jordan Misher (190 carries, 1,289 yards, 20 TDs); WR Brett Graham (23 catches, 352 yards, 2 TDs)

Complete Stats

DuBois

State College



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