EMPORIUM, Pa. – Maddox Baughman’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:17 left lifted Cameron County to a come-from-behind 30-28 win over visiting Bucktail.
The Red Raiders trailed 28-14 with 7:36 to play following a 3-yard touchdown run by Braylon Fantaski.
But a long kickoff return by Kamden Fragale helped Cameron County start its comeback.
Fragale returned the kick from his own 40 to the Bucktail 26-yard line setting up a 6-yard Baughman to Malakai Zucal touchdown pass with 6:38 to play that coupled with Zucal’s 2-point conversion run got the Red Raiders within six, 28-22.
Cameron County’s defense then came up with a stop, and the Red Raider offense took over at its own 40 with three minutes to play.
Four big plays then helped Cameron County take the lead.
Lathan Reed’s 11-yard run moved the ball into Bucks’ territory to the 47, and then Baughman hit Koby Shepard with a 19-yard pass to the Bucktail 28-yard line.
A 13-yard run by Baughman got the Red Raiders into the Red Zone at the 15 with 1:39 to play.
After a sack knocked Cameron County back to the 21, a 20-yard run by Baughman put the Red Raiders on the cusp of scoring, which they did on the Baughman 1-yard run.
Cameron County trailed by as many as 16, 22-6, in the second half but rode Baughman’s arm and legs to the victory.
Baughman threw three touchdowns and added the scoring run. He was 11 of 19 for 172 yards and ran eight times for 81 yards.
Zucal caught two touchdowns and threw a third for Cameron County. He had three catches for 43 yards and was 1 of 2 passing for 3 yards. Zucal also led Cameron County on defense with 11 tackles.
Lathan Reed (2 catches, 26 yards) and Jakeb Narby (4 catches, 55 yards) also scored receiving touchdowns for the Red Raiders.
Bucktail, which ran for 371 yards, got 174 yards and a touchdown from Brody Pentz and 54 yards and a score from Fantaski. Pentz was also 6 of 11 passing for 33 yards.
Cameron County is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in D9 League Region 3, while Bucktail is 4-2 and 2-2.
COUDERSPORT 43, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Too much Gavyn Ayers.
Ayers, Coudersport’s sensational leader, threw a pair of touchdowns, ran for three touchdowns, and returned an interception for a touchdown to lead the Falcons to a 43-0 win over visiting Elk County Catholic.
Ayers was 7 of 17 passing for 104 yards with a 14-yard scoring pass to Jackson Moss and a 50-yard pass to Daniel VanVladricken.
He also ran for touchdowns of 18, 1, and 9 yards and returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown.
Dylan Howard kicked a 32-yard field goal to close out the scoring for Coudersport.
The Falcons are 3-3 on the year and 2-0 in the D9 League Region 3, while ECC fell to 1-5 and 1-3.
KEYSTONE 35, RIDGWAY 20
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Eli Nellis scored three touchdowns to help Keystone overcome a one-point halftime deficit on its way to a 35-20 win over Ridgway at Johnsonburg’s Memorial Stadium.
The Panthers trailed the Elkers 14-13 at the break but a 34-yard run by Nellis 2 ½ minutes into the second half started a stretch of 22 straight points for Keystone that included a 10-yard Jacob Henry run and a 9-yard Nellis run with the latter coming with 9:24 left in the game giving the Panthera a 35-14 lead.
Nellis, who also caught an 83-yard touchdown pass from Dom Corcetti to start the scoring, ran 18 times for 141 yards and caught three passes for 85 yards.
Corcetti, who also hit Drew Keth with a 60-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, was 4 of 6 passing for 170 yards and the two touchdowns. Keth caught three passes for 117 yards.
Eric Hoffman scored twice for Ridgway – once on the ground and once through the air – while Cameron Larkin ran for a touchdown and threw for a score.
Hoffman ran eight times for 69 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards.
Larkin was 13 of 23 passing for 157 yards, the touchdowns, and an interception. He also ran 21 times for 70 yards.
Keystone is 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the D9 League Region 2 while Ridgway is 1-5 and 1-3.
REDBANK VALLEY 50, UNION/A-C VALLEY 6
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Piling up all but three of their points before halftime, unbeaten Redbank Valley surged to a 50-6 win over Union/A-C Valley at Vidunas Field.
The Bulldogs led 47-0 at intermission, including 31 in the first quarter as quarterback Braylon Wagner threw for three touchdowns and ran for another all but one of those after the opening quarter.
Wagner scored on a 2-yard run and hit Ashton George and Mason Clouse for TD strikes of 22 and 5 yards in the first quarter, then tossed a 27-yarder to Clouse again in the second quarter. He completed 19 of 25 passes for 194 yards. Clouse caught seven passes for 71 yards.
Drew Byers ran for 74 yards on 11 carries, scoring on a 13-yard run in the second quarter.
The Bulldogs also got a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown from Ashton Kahle in the first quarter. Kahle also intercepted a pass.
The Bulldogs also scored a safety in the first quarter and got two field goals from Owen Clouse covering 21 and 37 yards.
Union/ACV scored on Owen Bish’s 70-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 82 yards on six carries.
Redbank Valley is 6-0 on the year and 4-0 in D9 Region 2, while Union/A-C Valley is 3-3 and 3-1 in the Region.
BROCKWAY 47, SMETHPORT 0
SMETHPORT, Pa. – A 41-point second half helped Brockway pull away from homestanding Smethport, 47-0.
The Rovers led by just a touchdown, 7-0, at the break before finishing the end zone with ease in the second half.
Freshman backup QB Aiden Patton played a big role going 10 of 18 passing for 232 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing an interception.
That included two touchdown passes to Caleb Daugherty, who had three catches for 80 yards, and a scoring toss to Kolton Kahle of 51 yards, his only catch of the night.
Blake Pisarcik also ran for a pair of scores while totaling 108 yards of offense. He ran six times for 34 yards and caught five passes for 74 yards.
Jendy Cuello went over 100 yards rushing with 28 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Brockway is now 4-2 on the year including 2-2 in Region 2, while Smethport is 1-5 and 0-4 in the Region.
Editor’s note: The score was originally reported as 41-0