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D9 Big School Recaps: Wingard Helps DuBois Win Wild One over KC; Clearfield Rallies to Give Caragein First Win; Cen. Clarion, Punxsy, St. Marys All Win

Trey Wingard, shown here last season, had 4 TD passes including the game-winner for DuBois Friday night. File photo by Anna Mattivi

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Carter Vos caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Trey Wingard with just over four minutes to play to lift DuBois to a wild 41-36 win at Karns City.

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Following the Vos touchdown, Karns City moved to the DuBois 42 with 2:14 to play, but Landon Shrock came up with a big sack that knocked the Gremlins back to their own 49-yard line which ultimately led the DuBois stopping Karns City on downs at the Beavers 47-yard line.


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The game-winning touchdown pass capped a big night for the sophomore Wingard who was 21 of 36 for 324 yards and four touchdowns while running for 10 yards accounting for all but 85 of the Beavers’ yards in the game.

Wingard hit four different receivers for touchdowns also finding Kaden Clark, Nathan Kougher, and Isaiah Korney.

Two of those – the game-winner to Vos and a 21-yard pass to Kougher came during an unbelievable final 13 minutes of the game that saw the lead change hands five times.


The excitement started with just over a minute to play in the third quarter and Karns City leading 21-19 and driving inside the DuBois 10-yard line.

That is when Garret Nissel picked off a Mason Martin pass and went 95 yards the other way to give DuBois a 27-21 lead.

Karns City, which led 15-12 at halftime, answered back early in the fourth quarter on a 48-yard Martin touchdown run to retake the lead, 28-27.

DuBois was next going ahead, 35-28, on the 21-yard Wingard to Kougher touchdown pass with 9:31 left.

Three minutes later, Karns City was back in front, 36-35 thanks to a 1-yard Luke Cramer touchdown run, one of three for the senior who missed nearly all of last season with a knee injury, that was followed by a broken play 2-point conversion by Zach Kelly after a bad snap on the PAT attempt.

Not to be outdone, DuBois answered taking the lead on the third-down game-winning pass to Vos in the corner of the end zone.

While DuBois was airing the ball out, Karns City was racking up 246 of its 344 yards on the ground with Cramer scoring three times while rushing for 39 yards on 14 carries.

Cramer’s 3-yard run in the first quarter gave the Gremlins an 8-09 lead, and then, after DuBois had answered with an 11-yard run by Nissel and a 7-yard Wingard to Clark touchdown pass to go ahead 12-8, Cramer scored again with just over a minute to play in the opening half on a 1-yard plunge on fourth down.

DuBois retook the lead in the back-and-forth contest early in the second half when Wingard found Korney with a 3-yard scoring toss, but Hunter Schrerer answered for Karns City with a 60-yard run with just tinder nine minutes left in the third quarter to make it 21-19 Gremlins.

Clark caught five passes for 108 yards and the touchdown with Vos adding six grabs for 101 yards and the score and Kougher three catches for 52 yards and the touchdown.



HYDE, Pa. – Trailing by 13 points late in the third quarter, Clearfield scored the final 21 points on its way to a 29-21 win over visiting Tyrone in head coach Myles Caragein’s debut on the Bison sideline.

Clearfield, which was down 14-2 at halftime, trailed 21-8 before Will Domico scored on a 2-yard run with 1:29 left in the third quarter to make it 21-15.

Domico then hit Carter Freeland with a 38-yard scoring pass with 6:55 to play to put the Bison up for good, 22-21, before Carter Chamberlain sealed the win on a 7-yard run with 1:40 to go.

Domico was 11 of 21 passing for 203 yards and the touchdown while rushing 10 times for 20 yards,

Chamberlain scored twice on the ground for the Bison and ran 12 times for 95 yards, while Brady Collins led Clearfield with 14 rushes for 112 yards.

Freeland had a big night catching the ball grabbing seven passes for 136 yards and the touchdown, while Chamberlain added one catch for 35 yards and Collins two for 19.

Ashton Walk accounted for all three Tyrone touchdowns throwing for two and rushing for one. He was 14 of 27 passing for 189 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He hit Andrew Weaver with a 24-yard scoring pass and Seth Hoover with a 23-yard toss to paydirt while also scoring on a 29-yard run. Walk ran 12 times for 23 yards.

Weaver had four catches for 53 yards with Hoover adding three for 37.



BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Defending District 9 Class 2A champion Central Clarion overcame a slow start to roll to a 49-27 win at Brookville.

Davey Eggleton’s Wildcats trailed 7-0 at the end of the first quarter before taking a 22-13 halftime lead.

Central Clarion then scored 27 second-half points putting the game away with a pair of short rushing touchdowns in the third quarter.

Noah Harrison scored on a 2-yard run midway through the quarter to put the Wildcats up 29-13, and then Jase Ferguson found pay dirt on a 1-yard sneak late in the quarter to up the score to 36-13.

Noah Naser had a big game for Central Clarion scoring three touchdowns on runs of 23, 4, and 3 yards while rushing 16 times for 66 yards.

That was part of a Wildcat ground attack that amassed 297 yards on the ground and 458 total yards.

Ferguson also had a strong game rushing for 168 yards on 16 carries and the touchdown while going 8 of 13 passing for 161 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. His scoring pass was a 34-yard pass to Charlie Hepfl with 4:31 left in the second quarter that put Clarion head for good, 14-6.

Jack Pete scored twice for Brookville putting the Raiders ahead 7-0 late in the first quarter on a 7-yard pass from Charlie Krug and then added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown following the Hepfl touchdown to get the Raiders back within one, 14-13.

Krug added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Easton Belfiore in the fourth quarter while also scoring on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter as well.

Krug, playing his first full game in over two years after missing nearly all of last year with an injury was 13 of 23 for 148 yards passing while adding 17 carries for 70 yards.

Belfiore had four catches for 50 yards with Peter adding three for 45.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Landon Martz ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns to lead Punxsutawney to a 44-0 win at Bradford.

Beau Thomas also scored twice for the Chucks – once through the air and once on the ground.

Thomas gave the Chucks an early 6-0 lead when he hauled down the pass from Hetrick, but the game remained close throughout the first quarter before Martz went in from 10 yards out in the last 40 seconds of the quarter to put Punxsy ahead 14-0 following a Martz 2-point run.

The Chucks then put the game away with a 16-point second quarter to go ahead 30-0 at halftime.

Griffin White, who ran for 129 yards on nine carries, scored with 9:09 left in the second quarter making it 22-0 thanks to a Martz 2-point run, and, then, Martz scored on the 28-yard touchdown run and then added another 2-point conversion with just under five minutes to play in the half.

Maddox Hetrick was 11 of 12 passing for 165 yards and a touchdown for Punxsy.

Talan Reese was 5 of 7 passing for 47 yards for Bradford, while Jordan Thompson had 10 carries for 36 yards,


WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Matthew Davis ran 22 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lift visiting St. Marys to a 20-0 win over Moniteau.

Davis’ night included a 76-yard touchdown run less than three minutes into the game that set the tone. He also made 13 tackles on defense with four tackles for a loss.

Logan Campbell ran 10 times for 53 yards for Moniteau, while Brendon Sankey was 4 of 9 passing for 81 yards. Campbell caught two passes for 14 yards.


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