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Oct. 15, 2021 D9 Football: Archer Helps Port to Key Win Over Brockway; DuBois, C. Clarion Continue Rebounds; Clearfield Gets Another Shutout

Noah Archer scored three touchdowns for Port Allegany in a win at Brockway Friday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Drew Evens hit Noah Archer with a 43-yard touchdown pass with 6:28 to play, as visiting Port Allegany beat Brockway, 26-21, in a back-and-forth affair that saw five lead changes.

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It was Archer’s third touchdown of the game, as he also scored on an 8-yard run to give the Gators an early 6-0 lead while catching a 3-yard pass from Evens with just six seconds left in the first half that got the Gators within two, 14-12, at halftime.

Brayden Fox and Jalen Kosko had connected on a pair of touchdown passes – the first from 7 yards away and the second from 33 yards out – to give Brockway a 14-6 lead with 4:53 to play before halftime.

Port Allegany (3-4) retook the lead midway through the third quarter when Kaden Price scored from a yard out to make it 18-14.

But Brockway (3-5) answered back quickly when Fox hit Kosko with a 38-yard scoring toss to give Brockway the lead back, 21-18, with just under four minutes to play in the third quarter.

Evens was 12 of 22 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception for the Gators with Archer catching seven passes for 74 yards and the two scores and rushing 24 times for 109 yards and the touchdown. Evens added 22 yards on the ground on six carries, and Price had 38 yards and the touchdown on nine totes.

Kosko had a monster game for Brockway catching 12 passes for 199 yards and the three touchdowns.

Fox was 21 of 36 for 321 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions with Carter Hickman running 14 times for 85 yards.

Gavin Burgess made 10 tackles with a ½ sack for Port Allegany with Chase Weimer and Archer coming up with the interceptions.

BROOKVILLE 42, KANE 15

KANE, Pa. – Tate Lindermuth ran for 159 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 31 and 36 yards as Brookville forced six Kane turnovers and turned them into 21 points in a 42-15 victory.

The Raiders (6-2 overall, 6-2 D9 Large School) also got a 76-yard punt return from Brayden Kunselman, who also intercepted two passes. Carson Weaver recovered a fumble in the end zone on the second play from scrimmage when a Kane snap went over quarterback Ricky Zampogna’s head.

Kane (3-5, 3-5) took an 8-7 lead three plays later on Zampogna’s 52-yard screen pass to Landon Darr, but the Raiders scored the next 21 points — Lindermuth’s 31-yarder that answered Kane’s score, Kunselman’s punt return, and Charlie Krug’s 9-yard TD pass to Truman Sharp that put the Raiders up 28-8 with 4:05 left in the third quarter.

Jackson Zimmerman makes a tackle for Brookville Friday night against Kane. Photo by Rich Rhoades

Kane got within 28-15 when Zampogna capped a 13-play, 71-yard drive with his 10-yard TD run two plays into the fourth quarter, but the Raiders finished things off with Krug’s 4-yard run and Lindermuth’s 36-yarder.

The Wolves, who ran 75 plays to the Raiders’ 50, outgained the Raiders, 301-237. Zampogna had a busy night, completing 24 of 47 passes for 260 yards with four interceptions to go with his TD pass. He also ran for 51 yards on 17 carries with the TD run. Darr caught 12 passes for 169 yards.

Krug completed 9 of 25 passes for 88 yards with his TD along with an interception.

OTTO-ELDRED 28, BUCKTAIL 7

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Ryan Love had 15 carries for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lift Otto-Eldred past visiting Bucktail, 28-7.

Love scored on runs of 44, 24, and 25 yards for the Terrors (2-6), who led 7-0 at halftime before scoring the first two touchdowns of the second half on Love runs.

Brendan Magee also tossed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Manning Splain on a trick play for Otto-Eldred’s fourth score.

Gavin Jimerson added 18 carries for 81 yards in the win for the Terrors with Splain catching two passes for 42 yards.

Zach Pick’s 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown resulted in the only points for Bucktail (0-7), which was held to 111 total yards of offense.

Dylan Cross was 5 of 11 passing for 37 yards and two interceptions and ran seven times for 20 yards. Pick had eight carries for 29 yards.

Splain and Wade Daniels had the interceptions for Otto-Eldred.

CLEARFIELD 47, HUNTINGDON 0

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Clearfield extended its shutout streak to four straight games and 12 straight quarters with a 47-0 blanking of Huntingdon.

The Bison (8-0 overall, 6-0 Mountain League), who have given up 26 points all season, have recorded five shutouts in a season for the first time since having seven in 1955 when they went 10-0. It is just the eighth time in school history that Clearfield has recorded five shutouts in a season.

Clearfield (7-0 overall, 6-0 Mountain League) also recorded seven shutouts during the 1939 campaign when it went 10-1-1 and in 1925 season when it went 6-3-1 with one of the shutouts and 0-0 tie and had six during the 1914 season when it went 8-2. There were also four seasons in the early years when Clearfield recorded five shutouts including in 1913 when it was 7-2 and in 1926, 1929, 1930 when one of the shutouts in each of those three years was a 0-0 tie. In 1926 and 1929 Clearfield was 5-3-1, and in 1929 Clearfield went 6-2-1.

While the defense was throwing up another zero, the Clearfield offense exploded for 30 first-half points thanks in part to three Oliver Billotte touchdown passes, including two to Karson Kline.

Billotte was 5 of 9 passing for 68 yards with Kline catching three passes for 60 yards. Billotte also ran four times for 56 yards.

Jose Alban and Mark McGonigal added rushing touchdowns for the Bison with Alban carrying the ball eight times for 84 yards and McGonigal eight times for 30 yards.

Huntingdon fell to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in the Mountain League.

KARNS CITY 35, RIDGWAY 0

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Karns City forced four Ridgway turnovers, and Jayce Anderson ran for a pair of touchdowns to help the visiting Gremlins to a 35-0 win at Johnsonburg’s Memorial Field.

Anderson scored on runs of 20 and 33 yards and finished the night with nine carries for 86 yards, part of a 260-yard ground effort by the Gremlins (7-1 overall, 6-1 D9 League Large).

Luke Garing, who added a 1-yard scoring run, led the way for Karns City with 16 carries for 105 yards. Luke Garing also caught two passes for 19 yards.

The Gremlins added a pair of passing touchdowns as well – one from Eric Booher and one from Mason Martin.

Booher hit Micah Rupp with a 13-yard scoring pass and Martin found Nate Garing with a 25-yard toss.

Booher, who ran six times for 49 yards, was 3 of 6 passing for 32 yards and the score.

Ridgway (5-3, 5-3), which was outgained 317 to 159 despite running the same numbers of plays – 48 – as Karns City got 45 yards rushing on 13 carries from Domenic Allegretto and 31 yards on eight totes from Camron Marciniak.

The Elkers, who again were without starting quarterback Jonathan Hinton, saw Cameron Larkin go 5 of 12 passing for 54 yards and Allegretto go 2-for-4 for 10 yards and an interception. Marciniak caught three passes for 34 yards with Will Howard catching two balls for 31 yards.

REDBANK VALLEY 52, COUDERSPORT 6

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Scoring 36 second-quarter points, Redbank Valley rolled past visiting Coudersport, 52-6.

The Bulldogs (7-1) led 6-0 going to the second quarter before scoring three times through the air, once on the ground, and once on an offensive fumble recovery in the end zone to take a 42-6 halftime lead.

Seven different Redbank Valley players scored touchdowns, and Derrick Downs added a 33-yard field goal in the win.

Bryson Bain threw three touchdowns – he would have had a fourth if Marquese Gardlock hadn’t fumbled at the 1-yard line on his way to a score that ended up being recorded by Zeldon Fisher in the end zone for the Redbank touchdown.

Bain was 9 of 18 for 208 yards on the night.

He tossed scoring passes of 20 yards to Aiden Ortz, 15 to Chris Marshall, and 22 to Tate Minich. The Minich touchdown came on the final play of the first half and happened just 30 seconds after Coudersport scored its lone touchdown on a 46-yard Logan Ruter to James Culvey touchdown pass.

Joseph Mansfield (5 yards) and Gunner Mangiantini (8 yards) also scored on the ground for Redbank Valley, who outgained Coudersport 466 to 117 including 235 to 48 in the ground.

Shreckengost ran for 137 yards on 13 carries with Gardlock chipping in two totes for 32 yards and Kolby Barrett, an offensive lineman by trade, picking up 19 yards on three totes.

Gardlcok caught three passes for 66 yards with Marshall catching three for 62 and Minich two for 49.

Dylan Kelly ran nine times for 27 yards for Coudersport (3-4) with Gavyn Ayers adding five for 19 yards. Ayers was also 3 of 12 passing for 23 yards with three interceptions. Culvey caught two passes for 63 yards.

The only negative for Redbank Valley in the game was 12 penalties for 115 yards.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 68, SHEFFIELD 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Scoring more points than it had in its previous six games this season combined, Elk County Catholic rolled past Sheffield, 68-0.

The Crusaders had scored 58 points on the year coming into Friday night but put up 40 in the first half, including 27 in the first quarter against the winless Wolverines.

Noah Cherry led the way for ECC (3-4) with four rushing touchdowns and 202 yards on the ground on 19 carries with Ben Reynolds adding two touchdowns on the ground and 155 rushing yards on just eight totes.

Ben Paul also threw a touchdown pass to Joseph Tettis, and Rudy Bish scored on a 2-yard run for the Crusaders. Paul was 5 of 12 passing for 68 yards, the touchdown, and an interception.

ECC outgained Sheffield 440 yards to 17 and forced seven Wolverine turnovers.

Sheffield (0-7) threw four interceptions, two each by Colby Barr and Michael Mihalic while completing just 3 of 14 passes, all by Barr who was 3 of 10 for nine yards.

Gage Mott-Macalush ran for a team-high 16 yards for the Wolverines on five carries with Collin Brown adding 12 yards on the ground on six carries.

Isaac Dellaquilla had two of the interceptions for the Crusaders with Bish and Trevor Ginther each picking off one pass.

Matt Lobdell had an interception for Sheffield.

ST. MARYS 42, MONITEAU 6

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Christian Coudriet threw five touchdown passes to help visiting St. Marys to a 42-6 win over Moniteau.

Coudriet was 18 of 26 passing for 334 yards. Three of his touchdown passes went to his brother, Charlie Coudriet, who had six catches for 132 yards with touchdowns of 15, 17, and 65 yards.

Christian Coudriet also hit Collin Reitz with a 28-yard scoring pass and Carter Chadsey with a 15-yard touchdown toss. Chadsey had four catches for 64 yards, while Reitz’s scoring catch was his only catch of the night. Logan Mosier also added five grabs for 88 yards.

Dalton Steele scored the other touchdown for the Dutch (7-1 overall, 7-1 D9 League Large) on a 22-yard run.

Cooper Boozel scored on a 37-yard run for Moniteau. He ran three times for 47 yards and had seven catches for 58 yards.

David Dessicino was 13 of 22 passing for 113 yards and two interceptions for the Warriors (1-6, 1-6) with Chadsey and Matthew Davis coming up with the picks for St. Marys.

DUBOIS 35, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

DUBOIS, Pa. – Cam-Ron Hays threw a pair of pitch touchdown passes and ran for a third one to help DuBois to its fifth consecutive win thanks to a 35-0 blanking of visiting Punxsutawney.

Both of Hays’ touchdown passes came on what amounted to jet sweeps where he tossed the ball forward to his receiver making them technically passes. The first one was 47-yard to Derraick Bukett and the second 72 yard to Austin Mitchell. He also ran for a 1-yard score.

Hays ended up passing for 167 yards unofficially while also rushing for 26.

Austin Henery (10-yard run) and Brycen Dinkfelt (1-yard run) also scored on the ground for the Beavers (5-3 overall, 5-2 D9 League Large).

Mitchell ran for 16 yards and had two catches for 74 yards, while Henery ran for 91 yards and Braxton Adams for 44 yards.

Noah Weaver had 24 yards rushing to pace Punxsutawney (1-6, 1-6).

CENTRAL CLARION COUNTY 36, BRADFORD 7

BRADFORD, Pa. – Jase Ferguson threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third to help Central Clarion County to its third straight win, 36-7 on the road in Bradford.

Ferguson hit Christian Simko with a 45-yard scoring pass and then Ryan Hummell with an 11-yard toss to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead with 3:10 to play in the first half. Breckin Rex then got loose for a 31-yard score with 1:03 left in the half to make it 21-0 at halftime.

Ferguson made it 29-0 on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter before Bradford got on the board on a 6-yard Ashton Smith touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Hummell then closed out the scoring for Clarion with a 5-yar run with just 2:50 to play.

The teams were nearly even offensively with Central Clarion (3-4 overall, 3-3 D9 League Large) outgaining Bradford (0-8, 0-8), 298 yards to 234, but the Owls turned the ball over three times to the Wildcats one turnover.

Ferguson was 9 of 18 passing for 154 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception with Simko catching three passes for 73 yards and Hummell three for 33. Hummell added eight rushes for 53 yards with Rex carrying the ball 17 times for 95 yards.

Elijah Fitton led Bradford, which has lost 17 straight games, with 95 yards rushing on 19 carries with Smith adding 31 on three totes. Fitton was also 11 of 27 passing for 98 yards and an interception while Talen Reese went 3 of 10 passing for 33 yards and an interception. Fitton also caught three passes for 42 yards with Dalton Dixon catching six for 60 yards.

Hummell and Brady Quinn had the interceptions for Central Clarion.

The game was penalty-filled with the team combining to be whisted for 24 infractions for 196 yards. Clarion was called for 13 penalties for 105 yards and Bradford 11 for 91.

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