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Brockway Finds its Stride in Rout of Ridgway; Coudy Sews up Region 3 Title; Keystone Rallies; Union/ACV, CC Both Win

Dylan Howard scores for Coudersport Friday night. Howard scored twice while helping the Falcons claim the Region 3 crown. Photo by Paul Burdick

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Brockway’s offense was firing on all cylinders against Ridgway.

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Brayden Fox threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns and Jendy Cuello rushed for 191 yards and three scores, going over 1,000 yards on the season in a 51-7 victory.


Fox and Cuello shared Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.

“This game has already been kind of a rivalry match for us,” Cuello said during the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview. “A big problem we had at the beginning of the season is that we didn’t really get started until the second half. We’ve put some icing on that by going hard in practices and having the mentality that as soon as we step on the field we’re going to put up some points and that’s exactly what we did tonight.”

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The Rovers (6-2, 4-2 R2) offense, to Cuello’s point, was on fire right from the get-go, scoring on their opening drive via a 1-yard touchdown run from Blake Pisarcik.


After that, it was a lot of big plays from the Rovers, including a 75-yard touchdown pass from Fox to Isaac Crawford later in the first quarter that made it 14-0.

Ridgway (2-6, 2-4) scored its lone touchdown of the game on the ensuing drive, via a Cam Larking 46-yard touchdown pass to Eric Hoffman.

Brockway scored on both of its ensuing offensive possessions courtesy of a 1-yard plunge by Cuello and again with just one second remaining in the first half on Fox’s 29-yard strike to Crawford.

The Rovers scored twice early in the second half to put the running clock in effect, as Cuello busted loose on a 40-yard touchdown run that put him over 1,000 yards for the season, followed by a 73-yard touchdown pass from Fox to Caleb Daugherty.

“I saw a lot of one-on-one coverage,” Fox said of the big plays.

Cuello put the capper on his night with a 25-yard touchdown run and the Rovers added a fourth-quarter safety.

Pisarcik (121 on six receptions), Crawford (116 on three receptions), and Daugherty (114 on three receptions) all had over 100 yards receiving.

Aiden Patton also had 69 yards passing for Brockway.

Larkin had 67 yards passing and 63 yards rushing to lead Ridgway.

Jendy Cuello (left) and Brayden Fox (right) of Brockway were the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Players of the Game.



COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Seven different Coudersport players scored touchdowns, as the Falcons handed visiting Sheffield its 26th straight loss, 56-0.

Dylan Howard scored twice for Coudy (5-3, 4-0 R3), which claimed the D9 Football League Region 3 title with the win, including once on the ground and once through the air. Howard ran one for 25 yards and caught one pass for 34 yards.

Also scoring on the ground for the Falcons were John Wiight (1 carry, 8 yards), Viggo Brown (2 carries, 38 yards), Jett Finch (8 carries, 2 yards), and Jame Liller (1 carry, 9 yards).

Gavyn Ayers threw the touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score while going 2 of 3 passing for 35 yards and rushing four times for 37 yards.

Jackson Moss added an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Coudersport.

Brown led the Coudersport defense with 10 tackles.

Sheffield is 0-7 overall and finished league play at 0-5.


KANE, Pa. – Visiting Keystone rallied to beat Kane, 19-12.


Jacob Herny played a key role in the comeback scoring the first two Panther touchdowns to tie the game at 12.

His first came late in the first half when he bulled in from a yard out to get Keystone (3-5, 3-3 R2) within six, 12-6, at halftime.

Then, early in the third quarter, Henry scored on a 9-yard run to knot the game up.

Keystone took the lead late in the third when Eli Nellis broke free on a 67-yard touchdown run.

Nellis ran for a team-high 113 yards on 16 carries with Henry adding 14 carries for 94 yards and Rayce Weaver gaining 84 yards on the ground on 13 totes.

Kane (0-8, 0-6) built the 12-0 lead with two touchdowns just under five minutes apart, including a defensive score.

Dane Anderson got the Wolves on the board with a 10-yard run on the final play of the first quarter, and then Levi Wilson intercepted a Dom Corecetti pass and returned it 40 yards for a score with 7:05 left in the first half. Corecetti had trouble handing the shotgun snap then picked the ball up and threw it up for grabs where Wilson caught it at the 40-yard line and weaved his way for the score.

Anderson ran for a game-high 118 yards on 26 carries while catching one pass for four yards. He accounted for all but 25 of the Wolves’ yards on the night.


RENOVO, Pa. – The first time Otto-Eldred and Bucktail met this season on Sept. 15 in Duke Center, the teams combined to score 105 points in a Terrors’ win.

The game Friday night in Renovo, while seeing the same team win, was very different with just 34 total points scored in Otto-Eldred’s 20-14 victory.

All of O-E’s points came before halftime, as the Terrors (6-2) took a 20-6 lead at the break on the strength of three Shane Magee touchdown passes to three different receivers.

Magee, who was 15 of 29 passing for 183 yards – he also threw one interception – found Daqson Weclh with a 21-yard pass, Shene Thomas with a 43-yard pass, and Davey Schenfield with a 22-yard pass.

All three of those came after Bucktail (5-3) had taken a 6-0 lead on a 5-yard Brody Pentz touchdown run in the first quarter.

That early Bucktail score was it for the Bucks offense until Pentz scored on a 14-yard run and ran for the 2-point conversion with just under two minutes to play, as Otto-Eldred held Bucktail to a season-low scoring title. The Bucks came into the game averaging 43.1 ppg.

To be fair, the Bucktail defense also held an explosive O-E offense, which was averaging 41.6 ppg, in check for a lot of the night as well, especially in the second half.

Thomas caught six passes for 89 yards for the Terrors with Schenfield adding five for 50.

Pentz ran 20 times for 94 yards and was 5 of 15 passing for 80 yards and an interception.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Brody Dittman threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Union/A-C Valley to a 51-26 win over Smethport.

Dittman was 11 of 17 and also threw an interception.

He tossed two touchdown passes to Aidan Fox, including a 79-yard scoring pass that was tipped and ended up in Fox’s lap, who then took for a score.

Fox caught three passes for 90 yards also grabbing a 7-yard scoring pass.

Zach Cooper also caught a touchdown for the Falcon Knights (4-4, 4-2 R2) while grabbing three passes for 59 yards, and Owen Bish scored twice on runs of 12 and 18 yards. Bish ran eight times for 41 yards.

Logan Skibinski scored Union/A-C Valley’s first touchdown on a 6-yard run and ran eight times for 48 yards, and Trey Wingard had a team-high 55 yards rushing on nine carries.

With the game out of reach, the Falcon Knights also got a safety and a 5-yard run by Mike Yerkey.

Brenttoon McDowell ran for TD (1-yard) and threw a 42-yard TD to Alex Yeager for Smethport (1-7, 0-6) while Jonah Ganoe ran for a 4-yard score and Ryan Mason caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jack Sherry.

Smethport turned the ball over seven times in the game.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Lathan Reed ran for two touchdowns and Maddox Baughman threw for a pair of scores as Cameron County routed visiting Elk County Catholic 44-7.

Reed ran three times for 50 yards, as Cameron County (6-2, 3-1 R3) used a running-back by committee approach to run for 255 yards on the night.

Malakai Zucal was the leading rusher for the Red Raiders with 64 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Kamden Fragale (4 carries 24 yards) also found the end zone on the ground for Cameron County.

Baughman, meanwhile, was 5 of 12 passing for 153 yards throwing scoring passes for Jake Narby (1 catch, 30 yards) and Koby Shepard (2 catches, 66 yards).

Zucal, Narby, and Kyle Earle all had interceptions for the Red Raiders with Zucal and Earle each making five tackles. Cameron County’s defense limited ECC to 123 total yards including just 42 on the ground.

ECC’s lone touchdown came from Mercy MacDonald in the fourth quarter. MacDonald ran for a team-high 22 yards on 10 carries.

Charlie Geci was 10 of 18 passing for 81 yards and three interceptions for the Crusaders (1-7, 1-4)


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – A defensive touchdown and two special teams touchdowns helped visiting Juniata Valley rally from a touchdown deficit heading to the fourth quarter to rally past Curwensville, 35-21.

Curwensville (1-7, 1-5 ICC North) had scored three touchdowns in a row to take a 21-14 lead after the third quarter with Tyler Dunn’s 15-yard scoring toss to Braden Holland.

But the game changed early in the fourth quarter when Bryce Weirich picked off a Dunn pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown. Adrian Prough then scored on a hook-and-ladder 2-point conversion to give the Hornets the lead for good 22-21.

Prough followed that up by returning a pair of punts for scores to put the game away.

The first one was a 65-yard return with just under six minutes left, and then he returned a punt 25 yards with 3:53 to go to put the nail in the coffin.

Juniata Valley (6-2, 4-2) led 14-0 thanks to a pair of Lukje Uplinger touchdowns.

The first game was on a 50-yard halfback option pass from Weirich and the second on a 1-yard run.

Uplinger’s second touchdown came with 4:53 left in the first half and seemingly put Juniata Valley in a good position to take a lead into halftime.

But it took Curwensville just 14 seconds t0 answer when Dunn connected with Cael Butler on a 74-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead in half.

The Golden Tide then tied the game in the final minute of the half on a 24-yard Sammy Gustafson touchdown run.

Curwensville outgained Juniata Valley 300-2689 with Gustafson running seven times for 65 yards and Holland 20 times for 52 yards.

Dunn was 10 of 23 passing for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions with Butler catching two passes for 105 yards and Holland adding four for 46 yards.

Uplinger ran 18 times for 98 yards and caught one pass for 50 yards for Juniata Valley with Prough running 15 times for 85 yards. Uplinger was also 2 of 11 passing for 31 yards with Weirich going 1 of 1 for 50 yards. .

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