KNOX, Pa. – A week after not playing in a win against Smethport, Brockway quarterback Brayden Fox returned to the field in a big way throwing four touchdowns, including three to Matthew Brubaker.
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Fox was 14 of 25 passing for 288 yards. He did throw an interception late in the first half that would have been returned for a touchdown if not for a block in the back penalty on Keystone on the return.
Brubaker had a huge night catching seven passes for 134 yards, including scoring catches of 20, 39, and 35 yards.
The 35-yard catch came with 19 seconds left in the third quarter one play after Keystone turned the ball over on downs at its own 35-yard line when the Panthers looked like they were going to punt on fourth down but had a lot of confusion with QB Dom Corecetti running a play while the lineman were going down the field to cover a punt.
Brubaker also got the scoring started with a 20-yard catch in the first quarter and then added a 39-yard catch in the second quarter that put the Rovers (5-2, 3-2 D9 R2) ahead 21-7 at the time.
He was named the Co-Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game along with offensive lineman/linebacker Johnny Varischetti, who had a great game on both sides of the ball.
Brubaker and Varischetti talked about the victory on the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.
Despite trailing by two touchdowns midway through the second quarter Keystone(2-5, 2-3) was able to tie the game at 21 midway through the third quarter.
The Panthers got back within eight late in the first half on a 5-yard Corecetti to Jacob Henry touchdown pass on fourth down and then scored on the opening drive of the second half using up 6:41 before Corectti hit Drew Keth with a 6-yard scoring pass followed by a Rayce Weaver 2-point conversion run.
The Panthers actually appeared to get within two, 21-19, late in the first half when Eli Nellis returned an interception for a score. But the blocking penalty – it was a good call as the Keystone player squarely got the Brockway player between the numbers as Nellis ran past him – negated the score. Keystone then ended up turning the ball over on downs when the freshman Corectti made the rookie mistake of spiking the ball on fourth down trying to stop the clock.
Corcetti threw a pair of short TDs in the game and was 10 of 21 for 67 yards. Keth caught five passes for 40 yards while running eight times for 118 yards. Nellis had 16 carries for 74 yards.
Henry scored twice for the Panthers adding a 2-yard scoring run for Keystone’s first score of the night.
Blake Pisarcik also scored twice for Brockway – once on a 2-yard run and once on a 10-yard catch – and caught five balls for 130 yards while rushing once for two yards.
Jendy Cuello went over 100 yards on the ground for the Rovers with 19 carries for 122 yards.
Brockway outgained Keystone 303 to 281, although, the Panthers had 206 yards rushing to Brockway’s 96 with the Rovers having trouble with shotgun snaps in the first half leading to the negative yardage.
COUDERSPORT 49, OTTO-ELDRED 28
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Gavyn Ayers ran for four more touchdowns as Coudersport pulled away from Otto-Eldred, 49-28, in Duke Center.
Ayers ran 19 times for 113 yards scoring on runs of 1, 1, 14, and 25 yards.
The Falcons (4-3, 3-0 D9 R3) led by just a score, 28-21, going to the fourth quarter before pulling away.
John Wright added a pair of rushing touchdowns for Coudy and ran eight times for 72 yards, and Ethan Ott scored on the ground as well while rushing 19 times for a game-high 136 yards.
Ayers added to his great game with an interception and eight tackles on defense while also going 2 of 7 passing for 52 yards.
Viggo Brown had a team-high 12 tackles while also intercepting a pass for Coudersport
Shane Magee threw a pair of touchdowns but also threw two interceptions for Otto-Eldred (5-2, 3-1). Magee was 22 of 45 passing for 361 yards. He also ran for two scores rushing three times for 68 yards, including a long 53-yard run.
Both scoring passes went to Manning Splain, who had a monster game with nine catches for 239 yards. Shene Thomas added five catches for 72 yards.
REDBANK VALLEY 69, KANE 6
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Braylon Wagner tied a school record with seven touchdown passes and helped lead unbeaten Redbank Valley to a 69-6 win over Kane.
Wagner tied a school record initially established by Jake Dougherty in a 2014 game that the Bulldogs lost to Clarion by throwing six TDs in the first half and five of them in the Bulldogs’ 47-point second quarter that gave them a 55-0 halftime lead.
The Bulldogs (7-0, 5-0 D9 R2) sophomore completed 14 of 20 passes for 249 yards, connecting with Mason Clouse for TDs covering 5 and 26 yards, Ashton Kahle for 19 and 15 yards, Ashton George for 20 yards, Rylan Rupp for 65 yards and Lucas Booth on a 1-yarder to make it 62-0 with 8:11 left in the third quarter.
Rupp caught three passes for 77 yards, George three for 69 yards and Clouse five for 57.
The Bulldogs also scored a safety and on a 23-yard interception return by Mason Clouse in the second quarter. Brock George scored the Bulldogs’ final points on a 24-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Kane quarterback Dane Anderson ran for an 8-yard TD in the third quarter. He rushed for 94 yards on 21 carries.
The Wolves fell to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the region.
RIDGWAY 31, SMETHPORT 7
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Cameron Larkin threw three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Ridgway to a 31-7 win over visiting Smethport.
Larkin was 12 of 18 passing for 152 yards and ran 20 times for 57 yards. He scored on runs of 4 and 14 yards and threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Broc Kudrick, 48 yards to Roocco Delhunty, and 32 yards to Eric Hoffman.
Hoffman caught five passes for 72 yards and Kudrick had four catches for 24 yards. Hoffman also ran eight times for 46 yards for the Elkers (2-5, 2-3 D9 R2)..
Owen Roundsville scored Smethport’s lone touchdown on a 70-yard punt return that gave the Hubbers (1-6, 0-5) a shortlived 7-6 lead.
MOSHANNON VALLEY 34, CURWENSVILLE 7
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Lucas Yarger scored three touchdowns in three different ways to lift visiting Moshannon Valley to a 34-7 win at Curwensville.
Yager scored on a 43-yard run, a 78-yard punt return, and a 71-yard pass from Jalen Kurten. He finished the game with three catches for 110 yards and 13 carries for 79 yards.
Rocco Reifer scored twice on the ground for the Black Knights (4-3, 4-1 ICC North) rushing 11 times for 47 yards including scoring runs of 6 and 10 yards.
Kurten was 5 of 19 passing for 179 yards.
Tyler Dunn scored Curwensville’s lone touchdown on a 1-yard run and finished the game with 16 carries for 42 yards while going 10 of 21 passing for 144 yards. Connor Luzier added five catches for 88 yards for the Golden Tide (1-6, 1-4).