Sept. 10 District 9 football recaps
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ST. MARYS 14, DUBOIS 7
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Christian Coudriet’s 1-yard touchdown run 4:55 into the second half helped St. Marys to a 14-7 win over visiting DuBois.
The Dutch (2-1) trailed 7-6 at halftime in the low-scoring affair before Coudrier’s touchdown run gave them the lead.
DuBois (0-3) took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 2-yard Austin Mitchell quarterback keeper before St. Marys got within one, 7-6, when Coudriet hit Logan Mosier with a 1-yard touchdown pass just over halfway through the second quarter.
Coudriet was 23 of 35 passing for 243 yards, the touchdown, and an interception.
Mosier caught five passes for 47 yards and the score, while Collin Reitz had five catches for 76 yards.
Conner Straub led the St. Marys’ defense with 11 tackles, including a sack, while also intercepting a pass.
RIDGWAY 42, MONITEAU 16
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Scoring five touchdowns in a span of less than a quarter in the first half, Ridgway rolled past visiting Moniteau, 42-16, at Memorial Stadium in Johnsonburg.
The game was scoreless until Domenic Allegretto went 85 yards for a touchdown with 5:42 to play in the first quarter setting off the start of the 35-point first-half barrage for the Elkers (3-0).
By the time Jonathan Hinton hit Aaron Sorg with a touchdown pass with 7:10 to play in the second quarter, Ridgway led 35-0.
It was the third scoring pass for Hinton in the first half, as he also hit Will Howard and Camron Marciniak with scoring tosses. The Howard score was set up by an Allegretto interception.
Ridgway also got a touchdown during the onslaught on a 2-yard Eric Salberg run.
Salberg scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter when he returned an interception 67 yards for a pick-six making it 42-0.
Moniteau (0-2) got rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter from Matt Martino and David Deccisino. Martino ran 17 times for 68 yards with Deccisino rushing six times for 34 yards. Matrinot also had seven tackles while Colton Thomas led the Warriors’ defense with eight tackles and a fumble recovery.
Individual Ridgway stats weren’t available.
OTTO-ELDRED 28, CAMERON COUNTY 8
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Gavin Jimerson ran for three touchdowns, threw for a third, and intercepted three passes to help Otto-Eldred to its first win of the season, 28-8, over previously unbeaten Cameron County.
Jimerson ran nine times for 47 yards scoring on a 1-yard run in the first quarter, a 3-yard run in the third quarter, and a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The fourth-quarter score gave the Terrors (1-2) a 28-6 lead and put the game away.
Otto-Eldred led 8-6 at halftime before third-quarter touchdowns from Jimerson and Max Splain (30-yard pass from Jimerson) made it 20-6.
Jimerson was 13 of 23 passing for 172 yards and the score while also throwing three interceptions.
Cameron County (2-1) took a 6-0 lead on the game’s first drive when Lathan Reed scored on a 5-yard run.
But turnovers hurt the Red Raiders, who gave the ball away seven times, including six Maddox Baughman interceptions. Baughman was just 11 of 36 passing for 131 yards.
Reed caught two passes for 46 yards and ran three times for nine and the touchdown.
Wade Daniels led Otto-Eldred’s receiving core with four catches for 57 yards, while Splain had three for 56 and the score and also had two picks on defense. Hunter App ran 16 times for 59 yards with Ryan Love adding 48 yards and the score on nine carries.
Manning Splain also had three interceptions on defense for the Terrors.
Kyle Earle had two interceptions on defense for Cameron County.
SMETHPORT 35, PORT ALLEGANY 14
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Another huge game from Noah Lent helped Smethport beat visiting Port Allegany, 35-14.
Lent ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries while going 6 of 10 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Both scoring passes went to Alex Ognen, who had three catches for 82 yards.
Ryan Pelchy added 19 carries for 89 yards for the Hubbers (3-0).
Drew Evans was 11 of 21 for 205 yards and two touchdowns for Port Allegany (1-2) with both touchdown passes going to AJ Wiley, who caught three passes for 66 yards. Peyton Stiles added two catches for 63 yards.
Travis Cooney led the defense for Smethport with 10 tackles.
KANE 32, BRADFORD 18
KANE, Pa. – Addison Plants and Ricky Zampogna each scored two touchdowns and Harley Morris threw a pair of scores to lead Kane to a 32-18 win over visiting Bradford.
Plants scored on touchdown runs of 17 and six yards with Zampogna catching a 5-yard touchdown pass from Morris on the final play of the first half and adding an 11-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter. Morris chipped in a 33-yard touchdown pass to Shane Ackley.
Ackley also had two interceptions for the Wolves (2-1), including one to seal the game at the end.
Bradford fell to 0-3 with the loss.
CLEARFIELD 53, PENNS VALLEY 7
HYDE, Pa. – Oliver Billotte and Mark McGonigal combined to rush for 219 yards and five touchdowns as Clearfield cruised past visiting Penns Valley, 53-7.
Billotte ran for three touchdowns while rushing six times for 51 yards, while McGonigal ran for two scores while rushing 20 times for 168 yards.
Caden Bell (4 carries 70 yards) and Jose Alban (12 carries, 60 yards) also scored on the ground for the Bison.
Billotte also threw for 117 yards going 9 of 17 with an interception.
Clearfield (3-0) led 26-7 at halftime and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Penns Valley fell to 1-2 on the year.
CURWENSVILLE 35, MEYERSDALE 6
MEYERSDALE, Pa. – Thad Butler scored three rushing touchdowns and ran for over 100 yards to lead visiting Curwensville past Meyersdale, 35-6.
Butler scored on runs of 10, 76, and 7 yards for the Golden Tide (2-1) and ran for 131 yards on just 10 carries. Butler also caught three passes for 31 yards.
Dan McGarry added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jake Mullins, and Ty Terry returned an interception 77 yards for Curwensville’s final touchdown. McGarry was 15 of 19 passing for 213 yards, the touchdown and an interception with Terry catching seven passes for 122 yards and Millions four for 60 with the touchdown.
Meyersdale falls to 0-3 with the loss.
REDBANK VALLEY 51, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Ray Shreckengost ran for three touchdowns while helping Redbank Valley outgained visiting Elk County Catholic, 423 yards to 62, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 51-0 win.
Shreckengost, who ran for 112 yards on 14 carries, scored on runs of 3, 1, and 17 yards.
Redbank Valley also got a touchdown run and a touchdown pass from Bryson Bain, who was 10 of 13 passing for 196 yards with an interception while rushing twice for 14 yards.
The touchdown pass went to Tate Minich on a 61-yard toss with Minich catching three passes for 81 yards. Rylan Rupp also had three catches for 66 yards for the Bulldogs.
Gunner Mangiantini added a touchdown run in the win, while Brandon Ross returned a punt 11 yards for a score.
Redbank Valley (2-1) led 8-0 at the end of the first quarter before scoring 29 second-quarter points.
Noah Cherry rushed 14 times for 53 yards to lead ECC (2-1).
BROOKVILLE 35, PUNXSUTAWNEY 6
BROOKVILLE, Pa. — Brayden Kunselman intercepted three passes and scored two touchdowns, leading Brookville to a 35-6 win over Punxsutawney in their annual Route 36 Trophy matchup Friday night.
Kunselman returned one of his interceptions 60 yards for a touchdown that set the final with 7:18 left in the game. He also caught a 16-yard TD pass from quarterback Charlie Krug in the first half.
Krug completed 14 of 24 passes for 164 yards with three TDs and three interceptions. He also connected with Truman Sharp for a 39-yarder and Jackson Zimmerman on a 13-yard TD to put the Raiders (3-0) up 21-0 with under a minute to go in the first half.
The Raiders intercepted six Chucks passes and recovered two fumbles, turning them into 28 points.
Zimmerman added 67 yards rushing on six carries, most of it coming on a 46-yard TD run in the second half.
The Chucks’ lone score came on Peyton Hetrick’s 15-yard TD pass to Alex Phillips in the third quarter.
It is just the second time in program history the Raiders have been 3-0 in three consecutive seasons and the first time in nearly 90 years (1931-33).
Punxsutawney fell to 0-2 with the loss.
KARNS CITY 37, CENTRAL CLARION COUNTY 13
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Jayce Anderson scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Luke Garing had a score on the ground while going over 100 yards rushing to lead Karns City past visiting Central Clarion County, 37-13.
Anderson scored on runs of eight yards and one yard and rushed 14 times for 53 yards, while Garing carried the ball 16 times for 132 yards scoring on a 2-yard run.
Eric Booher also tossed a pair of touchdown passes in the contest hitting Nate Garing from 35 yards out for Karns City’s first score and also connecting with Cooper Coyle on a 14-yard passing play to give the Gremlins (3-0) a 28-6 halftime lead.
Karns City also scored on a safety when it tackled Central Clarion QB Jace Ferguson in the end zone.
It was a rough night for the freshman Ferguson, who was just 4 of 14 for 67 yards and an interception while rushing five times for minus 29 yards thanks to sacks.
Breckin Rex led Central Clarion rushing five times for 99 yards with 102 of those yards coming on two carries, including a 69-yard touchdown run that gave the Wildcats (0-2) an early 6-0 lead.
Ryan Hummell scored Central Clarion’s other touchdown on a late 27-yard run.