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Week Four Recaps: Ginn Field Goal Gives Union/ACV First Win; Brockway Wins Late; Clarion Holds off C-L

Sept. 22-23 District 9 football recaps for Week Four.

(Photo by Kyle Yates

All games are posted.


SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Derek Keglovits scored on a pair of short runs to help visiting Coudersport to a 44-13 win in its AML North opener at Sheffield Saturday afternoon.

Keglovits scored on a 2-yard run in the first half and on a 1-yard run after the break.

Also scoring for the Falcons were Stevie Kelly on a 2-yard run, Hayden Keck on a 42-yard scamper, Jared Green on a 6-yard run and Thomas Wilson on a 2-yard run.

Cale Albaugh threw a pair of long touchdown passes to Josh Aguido for the Sheffield scores. Aguido had touchdown receptions of 59 and 56 yards.

Coudersport is now 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the AML North with Sheffield falling to 0-5, 0-1.


Union/A-C Valley celebrates after the win. Photo by Shelly Atzeni

FOXBURG, Pa. – Jeff Ginn hit a 34-yard field goal with 1:35 to play, the first field goal he attempted in his career, and Union/A-C Valley rallied from a 20-6 deficit late in the first half to beat visiting St. Marys, 23-20, at A-C Valley’s football field.

It was a big night for Ginn, who also threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Greg Duncan on a halfback option toss and came away with a key sack on St. Marys’ final drive.

Duncan scored all three of the Falcon Knights scores also hauling in a pair of 21-yard touchdown passes from Lucas Bowser, the first of which got Union/A-C Valley (1-4) within eight, 20-12, at halftime, and the second coming nine seconds into the fourth quarter to make it 20-18. He then tied the game on a two-point conversion run.

St. Marys (0-4) got a pair of first-half scoring runs from Tim Beimel and another from Carter Julian in building the 14-point lead.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Jon Wood’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:43 to play lifted unbeaten Brockway to a 24-21 win over previously unbeaten Ridgway in the AML South opener for both squads.

In a back-and-forth affair that saw four lead changes and two ties, Ridgway had taken a 21-17 lead with 6:01 to play on an electrifying 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Neil MacDonald, who broke at least three Brockway tackles on his way to the end zone.

Ridgway’s defense then came up with an interception in the end zone by Aaron Hinton with five minutes left, but the Elkers offense couldn’t move the ball and gave Brockway one last chance to win the game.

This time the Rovers (5-0, 1-0 AML South) were on target with a 34-yard Peter Downer to Noah Vokes pass setting up the winning touchdown.

Matt Clark sealed the victory for Brockway when he picked off a Johnny Mitchell pass with 53 seconds left.

Downer was 19 of 33 for 338 yards and two interceptions in the game while also running for a 1-yard touchdown.

Woods added a 13-yard scoring run that gave the Rovers a 14-7 second-quarter lead, and Zane Puhala broke a 14-all tie – the game had been tied at 14 since a MacDonald 15-yard scoring reception with 7.9 seconds left in the first half – with 35-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter.

MacDonald also scored Ridgway’s first touchdown on a 32-yard touchdown run that gave the Elkers, who wore a helmet sticker with the number 33 for injured teammate Joey Elinski, an early 7-0 lead.


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Three straight second-half touchdowns from Clarion helped the Bobcats avoid an upset by rival Clarion-Limestone and retain the Black & Blue Brawl trophy with a 25-20 win over the host Lions.

Clarion with the Black & Blue Brawl Trophy. Photo by Bruce Lux.

The 14th straight win in the rivalry over 13 years for Clarion (4-0) wasn’t easy, as it trailed 8-6 at halftime and 14-6 49 seconds into the second half.

But a 38-yard Spencer Miller touchdown run followed by a 39-yard Colton Rapp run gave the Bobcats an 18-14 lead after three quarters, and the Clarion defense then came up with three straight interceptions of C-L quarterback Brenden Makray including a 44-yard pick six by Keeven Weaver that put the ‘Cats ahead 25-14 with 6:27 to play.

Makray, who threw three touchdowns in the game as well. answered back hitting Riley Hummell from 19 yards out with 2:47 to go, and the Lions defense was able to force a punt. But Clarion’s defense held to preserve the win.

Miller, who had one of the interceptions on defense, ran nine times for a game-high 80 yards and was also 6 of 13 passing for 117 yards. Rapp added 75 yards on 18 carries helping Clarion outgain C-L on the ground 167 to 54.

But the Lions (3-2) moved the ball through the air at the tune of 234 yards, all from Makray, who was 19 of 36 passing. Kerle led the way with four catches for 124 yards and a touchdown – 70 yards – with Hummell adding six grabs for 65 yards and a score and Colby Himes two for 19 and a touchdown.


KARNS CITY, Pa. – Dalton Beham ran for 279 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries, as Karns City overcame four turnovers to top visiting Punxsutawney, 42-32

Three of Beham’s scores came after halftime, including two in the fourth quarter, to help the Gremlins (3-2, 2-1 KSAC Large School) expand on a two-point, 21-19, halftime lead.

It was actually still a two-point game, 28-26, after three quarters before Beham’s scores made it 42-26 late in the game.

Punxsutawney got a 50-yard Dylan Ishman to Tyler Richardson touchdown pass with 41 seconds left to get within 10 but failed on the two-point conversion before recovering the on-side kick.

Hunter Rowe added an 18-yard scoring run for Karns City in the second quarter and finished with 60 yards on seven carries.

Ishman and Richardson had big nights for the Chucks (1-4, 1-3) with Ishman going 16 of 25 passing for 303 yards and four touchdowns while adding a 12-yard touchdown run. Richardson had eight catches for 191 yards and two scores also catching a 56-yard touchdown pass.

Alex Gianvito also caught a pair of scoring passes from Ishman and had four catches for 87 yards.

The game featured only one punt, by Punxsutawney. Karns City’s four turnovers including an interception and three lost fumbles including losing a fumble at the Chucks 1-yard line at the end of the first half.


WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Corey Rapp scored four touchdowns in three different ways to lead Keystone to its second win of the year, 26-17, at Moniteau.

Rapp ran for scores of 13 and 22 yards in the first quarter then added a 1-yard touchdown catch from Nate Wingard in the third quarter to put the Panthers (2-2), who led 14-9 at halftime, ahead 20-9 after three quarters. Finally, after Moniteau had scored to make it 20-17 with 7 ½ minutes left, Rapp returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for his fourth quarter.

Rapp, who added an interception and eight tackles on defense, finished the game with 82 yards rushing on 21 carries and caught four passes for 27 yards. Wingard was 3 of 14 passing for 23 yards and the score.

Manny McLean score on a 13-yard run for Moniteau (2-2) in the first quarter and Chance Nagy added a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Steven Fawcett also hit a 29-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.

Nagy was 15 of 31 passing for 183 yards but was intercepted four times. McLean ran 19 times for 110 yards and the touchdown. Nick Martino had seven catches for 81 yards.


BRADFORD, Pa. – John Eakin ran 16 times for 140 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bradford to a 42-0 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in the AML South opener for both teams.

Eakin scored the game’s first four touchdowns on runs of 62, 1, 1 and 12 yards, as Bradford led 21-0 at halftime.

Derek Sunafrank and Zachery Woodel also scored on the ground for the Owls (5-0, 1-0 AML South). Woodel ran for 65 yards with Sunafrank adding 43 and Jaron Ambrose 69 helping Bradford run for 361 yards on the night.

Stephen Bobby led ECC (2-3, 0-1) with 38 yards on the ground with Hunter Cashmer adding 34 yards. Tyler Dilley was 7 of 15 passing for 85 yards with an interception. Nate Blauser had the pick.

Eakin added two catches for 28 yards for Bradford.

Bradford is 5-0 for the first time since 2007.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Sawyer Drummond threw five touchdown passes to lead visiting Otto-Eldred to a 45-6 win over Port Allegany in the first AML North game for both teams.

Drummond was 16 of 22 for 299 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes each to Cameron Magee and Dylan Close and one to Nick York.

Magee and Close both had over 100 yards receiving with Magee catching seven passes for 150 yards and Close six passes for 136 yards.

Cole Sebastian also added a rushing touchdown for the Terrors (2-3, 1-0 North) and ran for a team-high 43 yards on just two carries.

Devon Smoker had a late touchdown run for Port Allegany (0-5, 0-1) and had 18 carries for 71 yards. Wyatt Dean added 55 yards rushing on 11 carries.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Blake Kinner and Nate Hollowell combined 368 yards rushing and six touchdowns, as the Hubbers gave first-year head coach Adam Jack his first victory, 50-34, at Cameron County.

Kinner had 24 carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns and Hollowell added 19 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns. Hollowell added three catches for 21 yards.

Grant Ogden added a rushing touchdown and was 9 of 11 passing for 76 yards for the Hubbers (1-4, 1-0 AML North). Alex Sanderson had four catches for 50 yards.

Adam Streich threw a pair of touchdowns for Cameron County (0-5, 0-1) while Jared Whiting ran for two touchdowns and caught a third.

Streich finished 7 of 19 passing for 84 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Whiting ran 15 times for 78 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards.

Derek Beldin led the Red Raiders with 78 yards with a touchdown, and Eric Morton added an 11-yard touchdown catch. Whiting added 10 ½ tackles with Streich adding eight tackles.


KANE, Pa. – Erik Delong carried the ball 19 times for 224 yards and four touchdowns, as Kane rolled past previously unbeaten Curwensville, 57-0, in Kane.

Ange Costanzo added eight carries for 94 yards and a touchdown for the Wolves (5-0, 1-0 AML South), who have now won 33 straight games against District 9 teams, with Jake Alcorn chipping in eight carries for 60 yards and a score. Ray Maze chipped in three catches for 48 yards and a score from Reed Williams, who was 5 of 11 passing for a touchdown and two interceptions. Gunner Fryzlewicz returned an interception for a touchdown,

Kane’s defense meanwhile held Curwensville’s Nick Stewart, the all-time leading District 9 rusher to a season-low 54 unofficial yards. The Golden Tide are now 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the South.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Dalton Kruzelak ran for a career-high 159 yards and three touchdowns to help DuBois to a 34-17 win over visiting Warren.

All three Kruzelak scores came in the second half after DuBois (2-3, 2-2 District 10, Region 5) led 7-3 at halftime but scored 20 points in the third quarter to Warren’s 14.

Kruzelak, who entered the game with on eight and seven yards and added a 4-yard run late in the game.

DuBois, which did not have a passing touchdown, also got a 90-yard punt return from Kyle Hopson and a 1-yard scoring run from Kenny Garvey.

Warren’s lone offensive touchdown came on a 17-yard Jake Kupchella pass to Ryan Arnold. The Dragons (1-4, 1-3) also scored on a 20-yard Kohl Nosel interception return and on a 31-yard Seth Harrington field goal.

Garvey added 46 yards on seven carries for DuBois, while Matt Miller was 10 of 18 passing for 103 yards and an interception.

Kupchella ran for 51 yards and was 12 of 30 passing for 184 yards and the touchdown. Nosel had six catches for 106 yards with Arnold adding three for 37 and the score.


Luke McGonigal scores for Clearfield Friday night. Photo by Logan Cramer III

MILL HALL, Pa. – Isaac Rumery threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth as Clearfield broke a two-game losing streak with a 49-10 win at Central Mountain.

Rumery was 12 of 17 passing for 269 yards throwing two touchdowns to Micah Heichel and one each to Taye Lynch and Spencer Graham. Rummery had eight carries for 24 yards.

Heichel had two catches for 111 yards and the scores with Lynch adding two grabs for 52 yards and the touchdown.

Brett Zattoni and Luke McGonigal also scored on the ground for the Bison with Zattoni running 12 times for 51 yards. Ty Bender added 86 yards rushing for Clearfield (3-2).


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Climbing back into the game after a 10-0 first-quarter deficit, Brookville celebrated its Homecoming Night with a 53-22 win over Redbank Valley Friday night.

The Raiders (4-1) outscored the Bulldogs (2-2), 40-12, over the final three quarters as quarterback Jack Krug completed 16 of 24 passes for 241 yards and five touchdowns, two each to Bryan Dworek and Nick Keth.

Dworek caught nine passes for 80 yards scoring on two second-half touchdown strikes from Krug covering 31 and 24 yards. In the third quarter, he also returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown for the second time in his career, a big turning point in the game when the Bulldogs were down 26-16 and knocking on the end zone door. Dworek also added 86 yards in kick and punt return yardage and boomed two punts of 62 and 56 yards.

Krug threw a 26-yard touchdown to Keth in the first half and a 16-yarder in the third quarter and connected with Cabe Park on a 53-yard touchdown in the first half. Brandon McGranor ran for 98 yards on 14 carries with a 10-yard TD run to open the second half and put the Raiders up 26-16.

The Bulldogs led 10-0 after the first quarter on Clint Thurston’s 3-yard run and 29-yard field goal. Quarterback Keaton Kahle, who completed 8 of 18 passes for 127 yards, threw a 39-yard TD pass to Ethan Hetrick in the second quarter, but was also involved in two plays resulting in Raiders safeties. On a broken play after a bad center snap in shotgun formation, Kahle tried to throw the ball away, but wound up throwing it behind the line of scrimmage and out of the end zone. He was also called for intentional grounding while throwing out of his own end zone, resulting in another safety that gave the Raiders a 19-16 lead with 1:55 left in the half.

Thurston scored the Bulldogs’ only second-half points with a 48-yard run with 25.3 seconds left in the third quarter. He finished with 192 yards on 22 carries.