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Oct. 8, 2021 D9 FB: Clearfield Runs Shutout Streak to 12 Quarters; McGarry, Terry Set Records in Cville Win; Punxsy Gets First Victory

Clearfield's Oliver Billotte (No. 14) pursues Trinity QB Connor Roberts during Friday's 30-0 Bison win. . Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

HYDE, Pa. – Clearfield’s shutout streak continues.

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The Bison defense threw its third straight shutout and ran its streak to 12 quarters without allowing a point thanks to a 30-0 win over Trinity from the WPIAL. Overall, Clearfield has given up just 26 points in seven games winning all seven to remain the only unbeaten team in District 9 after Keystone lost Thursday.

Mark McGonigal, who scored one of the four Bison touchdowns and ran for a team-best 58 yards on 13 carries, talked to Jared Bakaysa about the win.

McGonigal was part of a balanced offense for Clearfield that saw four different players reach the end zone.

Oliver Billotte and Jose Alban also had rushing touchdowns, while Billotte threw a touchdown pass to Nate Natoli.

Billotte ran nine times for 54 yards and was 10 of 16 passing for 167 yards, while Alban ran nine times for 19 yards. Natoli had four catches for 53 yards.

Also for Clearfield, Carter Chamberlin ran five times for 57 yards with Karson Kline catching five passes for 99 yards.

Clearfield last gave up a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 42-12 win at Tyrone Sept. 17.

Trinity fell to 2-5 with the loss.

CURWENSVILLE 24, PURCHASE LINE 22

COMMODORE, Pa. – Curwensville’s defense stopped Purchase Line quarterback John Elick on a 2-point conversion play late in the game, as the visiting Golden Tide held off a late Purchase Line rally to secure a 24-22 win.

Curwensville (4-3) led 24-8 early in the fourth quarter before the Red Dragons scored two late touchdowns, including a 13-yard Elick to Jayce Brooks touchdown pass that cut the deficit to two points late in the game.

Following the denied 2-point play, Purchase Line tried an on-side kick that Curwensville recovered, and the Golden Tide offense was then able to run out the clock.

Curwensville built the 16-point lead thanks to a Dan McGarry to Ty Terry 59-yard touchdown pass, a Thad Butler 14-yard run, a 19-yard Jake Mullins field goal, and a Blaine Witherite fumble recovery in the end zone.

The final 17 of those points came in the third quarter after the Golden Tide took a 7-0 halftime lead.

A 9-yard Elick to Brady Sytsrer touchdown pass was the lone Purchase Line score of the third quarter and got the Red Dragons within six, 14-8, at the time.

It was a big night and a record-setting night for both Terry and McGarry, as the duo set the Curwensville school records for receiving yards in a season and passing yards in a season respectively.

Terry had six catches for 127 yards giving him 818 on the season surpassing the previous mark of 781 set by Quamone Newkirk in 2015.

McGarry, meanwhile, threw for 292 yards giving him 1,694 on the season topping the previous mark of 1,526 set by Jake Terry, Ty’s older brother, also in 2015.

It was an up-and-down night for McGarry, as he also threw a pair of interceptions.

Mullins added six catches for 107 yards for the Golden Tide.

ST. MARYS 19, BROOKVILLE 14

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Christian Coudriet threw for 332 yards, passing for a touchdown and ran for another as St. Marys held off Brookville’s second-half rally for a 19-14 win at Dutch Country Stadium.

All of St. Marys’ points came in the first half as the Flying Dutchmen (6-1) were up 19-0 on the Raiders (5-2) by the 8:13 mark of the second quarter when Coudriet hit Carter Chadsey for a 35-yard touchdown on fourth-and-24.

Earlier, Coudriet scored on a 1-yard run on the Dutch’s first possession, then on Brookville’s next possession, Alex Lukaschunis sacked Raiders quarterback Charlie Krug and forced a fumble that was picked up by Eli Rippey who returned the ball 55 yards for a touchdown.

Lukaschunis had at least four of Moniteau’s seven sacks of Krug, who still managed to key Brookville’s second-half comeback. Krug hooked up with Noah Peterson for a 66-yard TD pass late in the third quarter and ran one in from 13 yards out to cut it to what turned out to be the final score with 9:11 remaining.

Krug completed 18 of 32 passes for 262 yards while Peterson caught five passes for 131 yards.

Also for St. Marys, Charlie Coudriet caught seven passes for 129 yards. Chadsey grabbed five passes for 81 yards.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 49, BRADFORD 21

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Zeke Bennett ran for 249 yards and four touchdowns to help Punxsutawney to its first win of the season, 49-21, over visiting and wineless Bradford.

Bennett hit 100 yards rushing in each half picking up 110 yards and two scores in the opening 24 minutes and 139 yards and two scores in the second 24 minutes. He scored on runs of 1, 10, 69, and 37 yards.

Bennet’s 69-yard touchdown run broke open a seven-point game at the time giving Punxsutawney a 35-21 lead before his 37-yard scoring run made it 42-21.

Punxsutawney also scored a special teams’ touchdown thanks to an 87-yard Angel Gonzalez kickoff return and a defensive touchdown thanks to a 27-yard interception return by Justin Miller.

That was one of two interceptions on the night for Miller, who also forced a fumble.

The Chucks (1-5 D9 League Big School, 1-5 overall) other touchdown came on a 2-yard Noah Weaver run.

Weaver ran for 85 yards and the score and also threw for 20 yards.

Dalton Dixon and Jerid Wilmoth scored receiving touchdowns for Bradford with Elijah Fitton adding a 52-yard interception return for a score.

Fitton did a little bit of everything on all sides of the ball.

In addition to his pick-six, he was 9 of 17 passing for 86 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while rushing eight times for 46 yards and catching six passes for 75 yards.

Wilmoth caught five passes for 48 yards with Dixon adding five catches for 35 yards.

Talen Reese was 17 of 30 passing for 150 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions for the Owls (0-7, 0-7), who have dropped 16 straight since beating Punxsutawney, 59-34, Oct. 4, 2019.

Bradford head coach Jeff Puglio was thrown out of the game in the fourth quarter after receiving his second unsportsmanlike penalty of the game.

CENTRAL CLARION COUNTY 33, RIDGWAY 14

CLARION, Pa. – Central Clarion County continued its resurgence scoring 19 unanswered second-half points to beat visiting Ridgway, 33-14, at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium.

It was the second straight win for the Wildcats (2-3 D9 League Large School, 2-4 overall) after losing four straight to start the season.

Central Clarion County won the game despite losing the turnover battle, 5-1, with five lost fumbles.

But the Wildcats were able to outgain the Elkers, 466 yards to 230 including 270 to 30 on the ground.

The game turned in the third quarter on a pair of Jase Ferguson to Christian Simko touchdown passes.

With the game tied at 14, Ferguson hit Simko with a 38-yard scoring pass just 1:53 into the second half to put the Wildcats up seven.

Seven minutes later, Ferguson found Simko from 21 yards away to make it 27-14.

With the game all but over, Breckin Rex returned an interception 20 yards for a score with 16 seconds left.

Central Clarion led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter thanks to a 12-yard Ferguson run and a 70-yard Ferguson to Ashton Rex touchdown pass sandwiched in between a 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Domenic Allegretto.

Ridgway (5-2, 5-2), losers of two out of its last three, tied the game late in the first half when Jonathan Hinton hit Cam Marciniak with a 12-yard touchdown pass and then the duo hooked up on the two-point conversion.

Ferguson was 7 of 12 passing for 196 yards and the three touchdowns with Simko catching five passes for 114 yards and the two scores and Ashton Rex catching two balls for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Breckin Rex led the ground game for Clarion with 24 carries for 162 yards with Ryan Hummell adding 88 on 14 carries.

Hinton was 14 of 25 passing for 169 yards and a touchdown for Ridgway with Cameron Larkin going 3 of 7 for 30 yards and an interception.

Tyler Merritt caught five passes for 77 yards for the Elkers with Marciniak catching six for 63 and the touchdown while adding 18 yards rushing on six carries. Allegretto had three catches for 50 yards.

BROCKWAY 34, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 7

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Brayden Fox threw for four touchdowns, including a pair to Jalen Kosko, as Brockway rolled past visiting Elk County Catholic, 34-7.

Fox was 24 of 40 passing for 364 yards with scoring passes of 18 and 35 yards to Kosko, nine yards to Blake Pisarcik, and 17 yards to Alex Carlson.

Three of Fox’s scoring passes came in the final 12:42 of the contest, as Brockway (2-2 D9 League Small South, 3-4 overall) broke open a six-point game by scoring the final 21 points.

ECC (1-3, 2-4), which trailed 13-0 at halftime, had closed to within 13-7 on a 5-yard Ben Paul to Joe Tettis touchdown pass with 3:33 left in the third quarter.

But Fox, who also threw an interception in the contest, and the Rovers responded with the 18-yard pass to Kosko to make it 20-7 going to the fourth quarter.

Fox then threw the 35-yard scoring pass to Kosko midway through the quarter to put the game away before hitting Carlson with the scoring pass with just over three minutes left.

Brockway outgained ECC 463 yards to 139 but was hurt by nine penalties for 95 yards while the Crusaders were penalized just twice for 10 yards.

Pisarcik had a monster game receiving with eight catches for 145 yards and the score with Carlson also going over 100 yards with nine grabs for 120 and the touchdown. Kosko had four catches for 78 yards and the two scores.

Brockway also had a 100-yard rusher with Carter Hickman running 21 times for 123 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter to put the Rovers ahead 13-0.

Tettis caught seven passes for 85 yards and the touchdown for ECC with Paul going 10 of 20 for 72 yards and the touchdown. Noah Cherry ran 28 times for 64 yards. Paul also had the interception on defense for the Crusaders.

DUBOIS 51, MONITEAU 7

DUBOIS, Pa. – Braxton Adams and Austin Henery each scored three times to help DuBois roll past visiting Moniteau, 51-7, for its fourth consecutive victory.

Adams scored twice on the ground on runs of 24 and 17 yards and once through the air on a 23-yard pass from Cam-Ron Hays, while Henery scored on runs of 28, 4, and 20 yards.

Henery led the Beavers (4-2 D9 League Largs School, 4-3 overall) with 130 yards rushing on 14 carries, while Adams added 98 yards on 10 carries and caught one pass for 23 yards.

Adams was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the victory.

Thanks to Adams and Henery, DuBois ran for 323 yards on 46 carries, an average of just over seven yards per carry.

Overall, the Beavers outgained Moniteau (1-5, 1-5) 419 yards to 121 yards.

David Dessicino accounted for most of those yards for the Warriors going 8 of 17 passing for 67 yards and rushing eight times for a team-best 41 yards and a touchdown.

Dessicino’s 1-yard scoring run, which came one play after a 20-yard run by the quarterback, made it 44-7 DuBois late in the third quarter.

The Beavers led 37-0 at halftime thanks to Henery’s 28-yard scoring run, all three of Adams’ touchdowns, and a 24-yard Hays to Derraick Burkett touchdown pass.

Hays was 4 of 62 passing for 62 yards and the two touchdowns while adding 15 yards rushing on four carries.

Burkett caught four passes for 55 yards.

Braxton Adams, DuBois

KARNS CITY 41, KANE 12

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Jayce Anderson and Luke Garing each scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Karns city to a 41-12 win over visiting Kane.

Anderson ran nine times for 106 yards with Garing adding five carries for 82 yards.

Garing scored the game’s first two touchdowns on runs of 1 and 33 before Anderson added first-half scoring runs of 1 and 5 yards to help Karns City (5-1 D9 League Large School Division, 6-1 overall) to a 35-6 halftime lead.

Micah Rupp also caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Eric Booher in the opening half, while Luke Cramer scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

Booher was 6 of 10 passing for 64 yards with Rupp catching five passes for 61 yards.

Ricky Zampogna scored both of Kane’s touchdowns and ran 11 times for 83 yards and two scores while going 20 of 31 passing for 167 yards and an interception.

Landon Darr caught seven passes for 81 yards with Shane Ackley catching seven passes for 70 yards for the Wolves (3-4, 3-4).

REDBANK VALLEY 49, BUCKTAIL 6

RENOVO, Pa. – Led by two rushing touchdowns from Ray Shreckengost, seven different Redbank Valley players scored in a 49-6 road win over Bucktail.

Shreckengost scored on second-quarter runs of 9 and 5 yards, as Redbank Valley exploded for 24 second-quarter points to take a 30-0 halftime lead.

Bryson Bain and Joe Mansfield also scored on the ground for the Bulldogs (3-1 D9 League Small School, 6-1 overall), while Marquese Gardlock, Aiden Ortz, and Kaden Neiswonger scored receiving touchdowns.

Ashton Kahle got the scoring started for Redbank Valley when he returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown, his fourth punt return for a score this season, and his second in as many weeks.

Shreckengost ran 11 times for 336 yards with Mansfield leading the Bulldogs with the one carry for 56 yards. Mangiantini three carries for 36 yards.

Mangiantini also threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Neiswonger for the game’s final score, while Bain, who scored on a 1-yard run, his only run of the game, hit Gardlock with a 13-yard scoring pass and Ortz with a 26-yard scoring pass.

Bain was 11 of 19 passing for 152 yards and the two scores with Mangiantini going 1 of 3 for five yards and the touchdown.

Gardlock caught four passes for 64 yards and the score, and Ortz had two grabs for 52 yards and the touchdown.

Bucktail’s lone touchdown came on an 18-yard Dylan Cross to Braylon Fantaski pass in the third quarter.

It was one of the lone bright spots for Cross, who was 4 of 12 passing for 62 yards while losing 16 yards rushing on seven carries.

Fantaski had two catches for 42 yards, while Zach Pick ran 15 times for 60 yards for the Bucks (0-3, 0-6).

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