WINGATE, Pa. – Will Domico hit Brady Collins with a 5-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 to play, and the Bison defense forced a turnover deep in its own territory at the end of the contest to secure a 13-7 win at previously unbeaten Bald Eagle Area.
Collins’ touchdown appeared like it would be the last of the dramatics, but Bald Eagle Area drove from its own 26-yard to the Clearfield 9-yard line before Eagles quarterback Carson Nagle lost the handle on the ball, and the Bison’s Colton Ryan recovered at the 10 to seal the victory.
The Bison (6-1) trailed 7-0 at halftime before tying the game in the third quarter on a 24-yard Carter Freeland touchdown run.
That was one of just two carries on the day for Freeland, whose other tote lost a yard. He did catch one pass for six yards.
Domico was 8 of 16 passing for 124 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, while Collins caught two passes for 11 yards and ran 12 times for 50 yards.
Jacob Samsel had three catches for 78 yards for the Bison, while Carter Chamberlain ran 14 times for 45 yards.
The loss dropped Bald Eagle Area to 6-1 on the season.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 35, KARNS CITY 21
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Beau Thomas scored three touchdowns to lift Punxsutawney to a 35-21 win over visiting Karns City.
The biggest of those three came late in the first half with the Chucks (5-2, 4-1 D9 R1) tailing 14-13. That’s when Thomas caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Maddox Hetrick to put Punxsutawney ahead, 21-14, at halftime.
The duo hooked up again early in the third quarter, this time from 17 yards away, to make it 28-14 before Thomas scored on a 35-yard rush to all but put the game away at 35-14.
The game started with fireworks with both teams scoring touchdowns in the first 33 seconds.
Logan Moore returned the opening kickoff 83 yards for a score for Punxsutawney before Luke Cramer exploded for a 58-yard touchdown run on Karns City’s first offensive play to tie the game at seven with 11:27 to play in the first quarter.
Hetrick gave Punxsutawney a 13-7 lead with a 4-yard scoring run late in the first quarter, but Karns City (3-4, 2-3) turned a Chucks’ fumble into an 8-yard Zach Kelly touchdown run to go ahead, 14-13 early in the second quarter.
BROOKVILLE 64, BRADFORD 20
BRADFORD, Pa. – Jack Pete scored three times, including two on special teams, to help visiting Brookville to a 64-20 win over Bradford.
Pete returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and also had a 70-yard punt return for a score before hauling in a touchdown pass from Charlie Krug.
Krug also hit Easton Belfiore with a pair of touchdown passes, and Tony Ceriani had a pair of scoring runs, including a 65-yard TD for the Raiders (5-2, 4-1 D9 R1).
Talan Reese scored on the ground for Brafford (3-4, 1-4), while Logan Kohler added a 93-yard kickoff return for a score.
CENTRAL CLARION 70, MONITEA 6
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Scoring at least 70 points for the third time this season, unbeaten Central Clarion rolled past homestanding Moniteau, 70-6.
Dawson Smail and Ethan Burford each scored twice in the first half for the Wildcats (7-0, 5-0 D9 R1), who led 56-0 at halftime.
Smail scored the first two touchdowns for Central Clarion on a 30-yard punt return and a 30-yard run.
Then after touchdown runs from Noah Harrison (1 yard) and Bady Quinn (3 yards) to close out the first quarter, Burford caught touchdown passes of 10 and 16 yards from Jase Ferguson to make it 42-0.
Ferguson then tossed a 13-yard scoring pass to Tommy Smith before Braylon Beckwith scored on a 20-yard fumble return to set the halftime score.
The Wildcats got twp rushing touchdowns after the break with Niah Nasser scoring on a 5-yard run and Brendon Wright on a 4-yard run.
Kesse Kohlmeyer put the only points on the board for Moniteau on a 9-yard pass from Brendin Sankey.
Ferguson went 11 of 21 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing once for 19 yards. Smail had three catches for 50 yards and one carry for 30 yards, while Quinn had two carries for 45 yards and two catches for 50 yards. Burford hauled in three passes for 33 yards.
Snakey was 4 of 23 passing for 137 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions while rushing nine times for 53 yards. Brock Beachem caught two passes for 85 yards for the Warriors (1-6, 0-5).