Week 1 2022 District 9 football recaps (Updated through Friday, Aug. 26, games)
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BROCKWAY, Pa. – Trailing by two touchdowns midway through the second quarter, Brockway scored three straight touchdowns on its way to a 28-25 win over visiting Kane.
The Rovers (1-0) were down 19-6 following a Ricky Zampogna 22-yard touchdown run for Kane with 5:47 to go before halftime.
But Brockway scored twice over the span of the next quarter to take the lead for good, 20-19 on a 1-yard Matt Brubaker touchdown with 5:16 left in the third quarter.
The Rovers had made it 19-13 at halftime when Blake Pisarcik, who started the season’s scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run, caught a 34-yard scoring pass from Brayden Fox with 3 ½ minutes to play before halftime.
Up by one, Brockway expanded the lead to nine when Pisarcik scored on a 1-yard run following a Brubaker interception. The two-point conversion made it 28-19.
Kane (0-1) didn’t go away without a fight with Zampogna scoring his second touchdown of the night on an 18-yard run to make it 28-25 with 7:05 left.
The Wolves got the ball back but Seth Stewart’s strip-sack helped seal the win for Brockway.
A few of the overs joined Jared Bakaysa on the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show to talk about the win.
HAYS SCORES FOUR TDS TO LEAD DUBOIS TO WIN OVER KARNS CITY
DUBOIS, Pa. – Cam-Ron Hays scored four touchdowns to lead DuBois to a 28-7 win over two-time defending D9 2A champion Karns City in DuBois.
The Beavers scored twice in the final 40 seconds of the first half to go from being up 7-0 to down 14-7 at halftime.
Hays’ 10-yard score with 40.5 seconds left in the half tied the game at seven before Kyle Crusan picked off a pass to set up a 2-yard Hays scoring run with just 18.5 seconds left in the half.
Hays, who ran for 84 yards on 10 carries while going 9 of 15 for 52 yards, then scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to set the final score.
Eric Booher scored on a 1-yard run for the Karns City touchdown. It was the Gremlins’ worst loss against a D9 opponent since falling 44-0 to Brookville Sept. 25, 2020.
DITTMAN THROWS TWO TD PASSES AS UNION/ACV TOPS CAMERON COUNTY
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Brody Dittman tossed a pair of touchdown passes to lead Union/A-C Valley to a 27-14 win over visiting Cameron County.
Dittman connected on scoring passes to Ryan Cooper and Mikey Card while going 10 of 16 for 127 yards.
Zach Cooper added a 10-yard touchdown run for the Falcon Knights, and Dawson Camper returned a touchdown 73 yards for another score.
Card caught two passes for 30 yards and ran 10 times for 16 yards.
Landon Chalmers led the defense for Union/A-C Valley, which led 27-6 at halftime, with 10 tackles, while Ryan Cooper had four tackles and an interception and Card six tackles.
Maddox Baughman threw a touchdown and ran for a touchdown for Cameron County.
KEYSTONE 33, COUDERSPORT 16
KNOX, Pa. – Tyler Albright had himself a game intercepting three passes, scoring a pair of touchdowns, and running for 112 yards on six carries to lead Keystone to a 33-16 win over visiting Coudersport.
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Kyle Nellis added 159 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries scoring twice in the game’s final 8:39 to help the Panthers pull away.
Albright got the scoring started on a 20-yard touchdown catch from Rayce Weaver and then made it 14-0 Panthers on a 48-yard touchdown run.
The Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, Albright, who intercepted three passes for the second time in his career (still leaving him one shy of the school record of four by Zander McHenry – which is also tied for the D9 record) talked about the win and his performance.
Keystone looked firmly in control of the game when Nellis scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run late in the first half to make it 20-0.
The Panthers still led 20-0 when Coudersport was forced to punt with about 4:30 to play in the third quarter when disaster struck.
Albright had the ball hit off him and bounce to Ethan Ott, who recovered for Coudersport at the Keystone 29-yard line.
That led to a 29-yard Gavyn Ayers to James Culvey touchdown pass with 3:25 to go in the quarter to make it 20-8.
The Falcons’ defense then got a stop and forced a punt, which was short setting up Coudersport at the Keystone 32-yard line.
That set up a 9-yard Ayers touchdown run that made it 20-16 at the end of third quarter.
Coudersport then had a chance to stop Keystone on a fourth-down play near midfield early in the fourth quarter.
But just as it appeared Weaver was going to be stopped for no gain at the Panther 46-yard line, the Keystone quarterback broke out of a scrum and raced around the left end for a 27-yard gain.
That led to a 9-yard scoring run bu Nellis with 8:39 left to give Keystone a 26-16 lead, and when Nellis scored on a 13-yard run with 3:26 to play the game was all but over.
Ayers was 4 of 11 passing for Coudersport for 98 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions while also rushing nine times for 21 yards and a score.
Culvey caught four passes for 96 yards and added an interception on defense.
MOSES, PORT ALLEGANY PULL AWAY FROM RIDGWAY
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Blaine Moses ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries while making six tackles on defense to help Port Allegany pulled away from Ridgway, 30-6, at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
With the Gators leading 14-6 going to the fourth quarter, a lead they held since halftime, Moses scored on a 2-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter and then added a 4-yard scoring run midway through the frame to push the lead to 24 points.
He also scored on a 1-yard run to open the scoring early in the second quarter.
Moses and Miska Young, who helped open up holes for his running back while also recording four tackles, joined the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show with JB Graphics
Port Allegany’s other touchdown came on a 20-yard Drew Evens to Peyton Stiles touchdown pass with 14 seconds left in the first half that gave the Gators the 14-6 halftime lead.
Evens added 59 yards rushing on nine carries for Port Allegany while going 8 of 16 passing for 64 yards and the touchdowns. He also had an interception on defense. Stiles had four catches for 49 yards and the score.
Eric Hoffman hauled down an 11-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Larkin for Ridgway’s lone score.
Larkin was 5 of 13 passing for 50 yards, the touchdown and an interception with Aaron Sorg catching two passes for 36 yards.
Port Allegany limited the Elkers to 54 yards of total offense including 1 yard rushing out rushing Ridgway 259-1.
FERGUSON TOSSES FOUR TDS, THROWS FOR 316 YARDS AS CENTRAL CLARION ROUTS BROOKVILLE
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Jase Ferguson threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns to lead Central Clarion to a 42-7 win over Brookville at the C-L Sports Complex.
Ferguson, who was 8-for-16 with three interceptions, hooked up for most of his damage with Ashton Rex, who caught three passes for 216 yards, two of them going for touchdowns covering 91 and 73 yards. He also threw a 6-yard TD pass to Tommy Smith and a 43-yarder to Dawson Hotchkiss.
The Wildcats also returned two interceptions for scores, a 42-yarder by Ryan Hummell and a 43-yarder by Brady Quinn.
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Jackson Zimmerman ran for 121 yards on 22 carries to lead the Raiders, scoring the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
BENNETT SCORES FOUR TIMES AS PUNXSY BLOWS PAST BRADFORD
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Zeke Bennett ran 21 times for 179 yards and four touchdowns to help Punxsutawney roll past Bradford, 56-0.
Landon Martz added 108 yards rushing on nine carries while scoring a touchdown for the Chucks, and Griffin White added a pair of scores while rushing for 36 yards.
WAGNER ACCOUNTS FOR SIX SCORES IN REDBANK VALLEY WIN
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Cam Wagner threw five touchdown passes and ran for a sixth to lead Redbank Valley to a 53-8 win over visiting Smethport.
Wagner was 8 of 9 for 228 yards four five touchdowns, including four in the first quarter, while also rushing twice for 34 yards and a score.
The defending D9 1A champions led 29-0 at the end of the first 12 minutes thanks to scoring passes of seven, 40, 41, and 8 yards by Wagner and were up 53-0 at halftime.
Five different Bulldogs caught touchdown passes – Mason Clouse, Ashton Kahle, Kaden Rupp, Aiden Ortz, and Tate Minich, while Drew Byers added a 92-yard scoring pass and Redbank Valley blocked a punt out of the end zone.
Wagner joined the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point show to talk about his performance and the win.
Ryan Pelchy, who ran 16 times for 169 yards, scored the lone touchdown for Smethport, which had a number of players, including around seven starters, ineligible for the game. Pelchy’s touchdown was a 17-yard run.
Minich led the receiving corps for Redbank Valley with two catches for 85 yards with Ortz adding three for 55 yards.
BUCKTAIL SNAPS 12-GAME LOSING STREAK WHILE HANDING SHEFFIELD 12TH STRAIGHT DEFEAT
RENOVO, Pa. – Behind a pair of touchdowns from Brody Pentz and a touchdown pass, a touchdown run, and a defensive touchdown from Braylon Fantaski, Bucktail snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 41-12 win over visiting Sheffield, which has now dropped 12 in a row.
Pentz scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to help the Bucks to a 20-0 lead at the end of one quarter finding paydirt on a 24-yard run and on a 25-yard pass from Fantaski with a 36-yard Brett Mason run sandwiched in between.
Tanner Pettingill’s 11-yard scoring run made it 26-0 before Colby Barr scored on a 1-yard run late cut the Wolverines’ deficit to 26-6 at halftime.
Fantaski, though, scored on a 61-yard run and a 90-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.
Fantaski finished the night with eight carries for 120 yards while going 1 of 2 for 25 yards and the touchdown, while Pentz ran eight times for 84 yards and caught one pass for 25 yards and the score.
Jeremiah Richardson led Sheffield with 15 carries for 91 yards including a late 21-yard touchdown run.
BIG THIRD QUARTER LIFTS CURWENSVILLE PAST MEYERSDALE
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Trailing by five at the half, Curwensville scored three third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 34-18 win over visiting Meyersdale.
Dan McGarry led the way for the Golden Tide, who trailed 12-7 at halftime, with three rushing touchdowns and a passing score.
He scored on runs of 16, 2, and 26 yards and also tossed a 4-yard scoring pass.
Chris Segert added a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Curwensville.
Daulton Sellers had a big game for Meyersdale with 150 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Curwensville head coach Jim Thompson joined the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show with JB Graphics to talk about his team’s performance.
ST. MARYS FORCES SIX TURNOVERS IN WIN OVER MONITEAU
ST. MARYS, Pa. – The St. Marys’ defense forced six turnovers in a 47-14 win over visiting Moniteau.
Alex Lukaschunis recovered a pair of fumbles, Charlie Coudriet, Eli Rippey, and Matthew Davis each had interceptions, and Andrew Field also recovered a fumble for the Dutch.
Meanwhile, Courdiet accounted for six touchdowns – two passing and four rushing. He was 7 of 14 passing for 137 yards, two scores, and an interception and ran eight times for 57 yards and four touchdowns.
Coudriet joined the Generational Wealth Management Extra Point Show with JB Graphics to talk about the win.
Logan Mosier paced the receiving corps for St. Marys with six catches for 76 yards and a score.
Clay Grazioli of St. Marys also joined the Generational Wealth Managment Extra Point Show with JB Graphics.
Hunter Stalker ran 15 times for 70 yards and a touchdown for Moniteau, while Matt Martino led the defense with nine tackles, including a sack.
JUNIATA/CLEARFIELD SUSPENDED BY LIGHTNING
MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. – The Clearfield at Juniata game was suspended by lightning with around four minutes to play in the first quarter with Juniata leading 6-0.
The game will be resumed at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Clearfield had just punted the ball away to Juniata when lightning came into the area, and according to Clearfield assistant coach Nate Glunt the lightning kept going off about every five minutes forcing the continuation of suspended play before the game was called off just before 9 p.m.
The suspended game comes with Clearfield head coach Tim Janocko just one win shy of 300 in his career and means Clearfield must make the 1:50 trip back to Juniata Saturday.