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KANE 38, CAMERON COUNTY 0
KANE, Pa. – Behind 201 yards rushing from Tyler Rolick and 126 yard rushing from Erik Delong, defending District 9 Class A champion Kane rolled to a 38-0 win over visiting Cameron County Saturday night in a game moved from Friday because of weather.
Tyler Rolick scored twice on 15 carries on two long runs – 63 and 56 yards – in the first half, as Kane used a 26-point second quarter to build a 32-0 halftime lead.
Delong also scored twice while toting the pigskin 12 times on runs of 15 and 37 yards, while Shane Rolick had three carries for 48 yards, two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown and picked off two passes on defense.
Kane’s defense, meanwhile, held defending AML North champion Cameron County, to 63 yards of total offense, all through the air, while picking off three passes.
Derek Rieder was 6 of 17 passing for 63 yards for the Red Raiders with Tristan Reed catching three passes for 16 yards. Derek Beldin had five tackles and a sack on defense for Cameron.
KEYSTONE 38, UNION 18
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Jake Weaver ran for 343 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries to lead Keystone to a key season-opening 38-18 win over Union Saturday night in Rimersburg.
Weaver became the first Panther running back to break the 300-yard mark in 13 years (Sam Swartzfager had 305 yards and four touchdowns Oct. 25, 2002 in a 35-0 win over Clarion) while helping Keystone to its first season-opening win since 2012.
Four of Weaver’s scores came after halftime helping Keystone expand a 7-0 lead at the break into a 26-0 lead in the third quarter. Union cut the lead to 26-12 with a pair of quick touchdowns before a 69-yard scoring run by Weaver ended the Golden Knights’ threat of a comeback. Weaver also scored on runs of 50, 31, 38 and 28 yards and accounted for all but 37 of Keystone’s 381 yards on the night.
Dugan Gallagher scored a pair of touchdowns for Union rushing for 73 yards on 20 carries and scoring on runs of 1 and 3 yards in the second half. Cole Morris was 6 of 19 passing for 61 yards while adding 55 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries and intercepting a pass on defense.
Logan Means added a late 29-yard scoring run for Keystone.
The game was moved to Saturday from Friday after lightning strikes Friday in Rimersburg.
CLARION 46, A-C VALLEY 0
FOXBURG, Pa. – Colton Rapp ran 12 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns, as Clarion overcame a slow start to beat A-C Valley 46-0 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night at A-C Valley.
The game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter, but Clarion scored three times in the second quarter including on runs of 14 and 25 yards from Rapp to take a 22-0 halftime lead.
The Bobcats then pulled away in the second half.
Clarion got a pair of defensive touchdowns with Zack Huet recovering a fumble in the end zone for the Bobcats second score and Keeven Weaver returning an interception late in the game for the final score of the night. Cam Craig added a 34-yard field goal for Clarion, while Luke Nellis and Josh Kriebel also had scoring runs. Clarion only had 224 yards of total offense in the game.
The loss was the 23rd straight for A-C Valley.
The game was moved from Friday to Saturday because of weather.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 27, COUDERSPORT 6
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Nate Dacanal ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown to lead Elk County Catholic to a 27-6 win over visiting Coudersport Saturday night at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys.
Dacanal ran for a 20-yard score and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Eric Gerber helping the Crusaders build a 27-0 halftime lead. He finished 8 of 13 passing for 143 yards with the touchdown and an interception and ran for 39 yards and the score on six carries.
Kyle Huff had three catches for 51 yards, while Noah Werner ran 10 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. Brad Dippold also returned a punt 41 yards for ECC.
Coudersport got a 7-yard touchdown pass from Darren Keglovits to Navada Waterman for its lone score.
Keglovits was 13 of 24 passing for 125 yards.
REDBANK VALLEY 49, CLARION-LIMESTONE 19
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. — In a game started Friday night and completed Saturday morning, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs jumped out fast in their 49-19 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone.
After starting the night with a delay, the Bulldogs led 7-0 with 8:12 left in the opening quarter when the game was suspended to a 10 a.m. start on Saturday. It wound up being part of a 35-0 start for the Bulldogs before the Lions scored twice late in the first half.
Senior quarterback Devin Schimp, making his first varsity start, led the Bulldogs by going 7-for-10 for 122 yards and three touchdowns, two of them going to Wyatt Hetrick covering 26 yards Friday night and 10 yards Saturday.
Schimp also tossed a 9-yarder to Nick Shoemaker in the first quarter after play resumed and Colten Mohney ran for TDs of 4 and 3 yards. His 3-yarder with 9:41 left in the game set the PIAA Mercy Rule running clock into motion with the Bulldogs leading 49-13.
Anthony Louder completed 7 of 19 passes for 143 yards for the Lions. Brady Himes caught five of those passes for 122 yards and the two hooked up for a 30-yard TD for the Lions’ first score late in the first half. With 1.4 seconds left in the first half, Louder scrambled 16 yards for the Lions’ second TD.
Himes scored his second TD on a 6-yard run against the Bulldogs’ second-string defense in the fourth quarter.
BROCKWAY 56, SMETHPORT 0
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Hunter Miller threw three touchdown passes, two to Jake Gorham, Anthony Isabella ran for two scores and the Brockway defense gave up 67 yards in a 56-0 season-opening win over visiting Smethport Friday night.
Miller was 5 of 8 for 133 yards with Gorham catching three of those passes for 97 yards. Isabella ran 10 times for 45 yards, while Dylan LeCates carries the ball three times for 76 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Truzo also caught a scoring pass from Miller, who added 49 yards rushing of his own on eight carries, while sophomore Cameron Baka added a rushing score and the Rovers scored on a fumble return as well.
Jimmy Duffy had six tackles and a fumble recovery to lead Smethport.
CURWENSVILLE 55, PORT ALLEGANY 22
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Call them the Air Tide.
Jakob Terry was 10 of 13 passing for 213 yards and four touchdowns to lead Curwensville to a 55-22 win over visiting Port Allegany Friday night.
Curwensville threw eight touchdowns passes all of last season but threw two before the first half ended heping the Tide (1-0) to a 35-8 lead at the half.
Quamone Newkirk was on the receiving end of three of the touchdown passes catching four balls for 115 yards including scoring passes of 31, 51 and 24 yards.
Nick Stewart and Hunter Johnson had big games on the ground for Curwensville.
Stewart rushed 16 times for 165 yards and two scores on runs of seven and 32 yards, and Johnson ran 19 times for 138 yards including a 4-yard scoring run.
In all the Tide had 571 yards of offense.
Mac Tanner had a big game for Port Allegany (0-1) rushing 12 times for 152 yards and a touchdown while adding 10.5 tackles on defense. Tre Garzel was 9 of 22 passing for 118 yards and a touchdown while also tossing an interception.
RIDGWAY 12, SHEFFIELD 0
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Ridgway’s defense totally shutdown Sheffield holding the Wolverines to negative one yard of total offense in a season-opening 12-0 win Friday night.
Sheffield ran 32 plays running 24 times for negative one yard and going 0-for-8 passing while losing four of five fumbles. The Wolverines had two first downs.
Ridgway’s offense wasn’t much better mustering 162 yards, 130 on the ground, and 10 first downs on 61 plays.
The Elkers got a first-half 6-yard touchdown run from Neil MacDonald to take a 6-0 lead, and then a 20-yard scoring run by Johnny Mitchell with 2:43 to play.
MacDonald ran nine times for 19 yards, while Mitchell ran 13 times for 16 yards and was 5 of 8 passing for 32 yards. James Winslow led the Elkers with 38 yards rushing on nine carries.
Dayquan Grady paced Sheffield with four totes for 20 yards.
KARNS CITY 47, BROOKVILLE 0
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – An hour-and-a-half rain delay didn’t slow down Karns City, as four different Gremlins scored led by two touchdowns apiece from Maverick Kelsea and Chandler Turner in a 47-0 win at Brookville Friday night.
Kelsea scored on runs of 1 and 83 yards, and Turner scored on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jacob King and a 42-yard run.
Karns City outgained Brookville 471-64 including 411 to negative 18 on the ground to ruin the Brookville-coaching debut of Scott Park.
Collin Dunmyre, Seth Silverio and Jason Crowley also scored for the Gremlins, who had 10 different players carry the football led by Kelsea seven carries for 150 yards. Dunmyre had 10 for 94 and Turner 5 for 95 while also catching two catches for 46 yards.
Seth Ray was 5-for-13 passing for 82 yards and an interception for Brookville, while John Frank had nine carries for 24 yards and two catches for 26. Logan Thrush caught two balls for 39 yards.
Karns City didn’t punt on the night.
St. MARYS 24, BRADFORD 19
St. MARYS, Pa. – Without starting running back T.J. Hogan, St. Marys turned to juniors Matt Marconi and Christian Steffan to run past visiting Bradford 24-19 in a non-conference season-opener Friday night in St. Marys.
Hogan missed the game with an injury, it’s not known how long he will be out, but Marconi and Steffan combined to run for 236 of the Dutch’s 301 yards and four touchdowns. Marconi had 152 yards rushing and two scores, and Steffan had 84 yards on the ground and two scores.
Kyle Kirk had a solid game for the Owls going 7 of 14 passing for 137 yards and two touchdowns, while John Eakin added an 89-yard scoring run.
St. Marys led 12-7 at halftime and 18-13 at the end of the third quarter before expanding the lead to 24-13 on a 1-yard Steffan run in the fourth quarter.
Bradford scored a touchdown with just over a minute to play when Kirk hit Dawson Ambrose with a 25-yard touchdown pass, but the onside kick failed.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 41, MONITEAU 10
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – After a lightning delay, Punxsutawney showed a lightning ability to score racing out to a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on its way to a 41-10 win over visiting Moniteau in a KSAC Large School season opener Friday night.
Ryan Jones had a big night for the Chucks carrying the ball 12 times for 188 yards and a touchdown and going 3 of 7 passing for 55 yards and a score to give first-year head coach Brad Wright his inaugural Punxsutawney win. Devin Kelly also added a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Chucks and gained 37 yards on seven carries.
Derek Boben had a nice night for Moniteau going 13 of 25 for 125 yards. Dalton Anderson had six grabs for 78 yards. Corey Goyak added six carries for 59 yards and a touchdown, and Steven Fawcett booted a 26-yard field goal.
Punxsutawney was helped by a pair of special-teams touchdowns in the first quarter blocking a punt for a touchdown and then having Ethan Riley return a punt 54 yards for a score.
The first three possessions for Moniteau were disasters with a lost fumble, the blocked punt for a touchdown and the Riley punt return. The Warriors settled in after that.
SHARPSVILLE 39, OTTO-ELDRED 6
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Otto-Eldred held its own for a while again perenial District 10 powerhouse Sharpsville, but in the end the Blue Devils were too much gaining a 39-6 season-opening victory over the Terrors Friday night in Sharpsville.
The game was tied at zero at the end of the first quarter before Sharpsville took a 13-0 lead at the half and then poured it on in the second half.
Heath Stewart had a nice night for Otto-Eldred with seven catches for 143 yards. Seth Drummond scored the Terror’s lone touchdown on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also completed his only pass for 52 yards.
DUBOIS 51, MIFFLIN COUNTY 41
DuBOIS, Pa. – Zach Sloan ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more and Colin Read caught a pair of scores to help DuBois to a 51-41 shootout win over visiting Mifflin County in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Sloan, the backup quarterback forced into action after a preseason injury to starter Matt Miller, was 21 of 30 passing for 260 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while adding 13 carries for 116 yards scoring on runs of 29, 18 and 25 yards in the first half. He also threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Read in the opening 24 minutes before hitting Read with a 53-yard pass in the fourth quarter and Dante Dawson with a 64-yard strike later in the final 12 minutes.
Read caught four passes for 69 yards, while Dawson had 10 grabs for 154 yards and a touchdown. Braden Paulinellie added 22 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Mifflin County scored in all three facets of the game getting a kickoff return for a touchdown, an interception return for a touchdown and three passing touchdowns and an receiving touchdown.
DuBois outgained Mifflin 550-417 including 290-104 on the ground.
FORT HILL, Md. 41, CLEARFIELD 14
HYDE, Pa. – Two-time defending Maryland Class A champion Fort Hill had its way with homestanding Clearfield Friday night blowing past the Bison 41-14.
Fort Hill led 14-7 five second into the second quarter but scored the final two touchdowns of the first half to take a 28-7 halftime lead before scoring two more touchdowns in the third quarter to put the Mercy Rule into action at 42-7.
Ryan Lezzer scored both touchdowns for Clearfield scoring on a 2-yard run on the first play of the second quarter to make it 14-7 and then reaching paydirt on a 56-yard pass from Cody Spaid with just under four minutes to play.
Spaid had a big night throwing the ball going 19 of 36 for 273 yards and the touchdown, while Lezzer had six catches for 104 yards and added seven carries for three yards.
Fort Hill stayed on the ground throwing just one pass, an incompletion, all night but rushing for 472 yards led by Brayden Brown, who ran four times for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Raen Smith who had 19 carries for 116 yards and a score.