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November 2022


District Nine Class 1A Playoff Preview (2 Games)

November 10, 2022  |  

Class 1A District 9 Semi-Final: Brockway Rovers (7-4) vs. Redbank Valley Bulldogs (9-1) @ DuBois on Saturday Nov. 12 at 1 P.M. Redbank is the #2 seed and had a bye last week.  Brockway is seeded 3rd and defeated Coudersport in the opening round last Friday.  Redbank weathered a Brockway comeback during the season and […]

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District Nine Playoff Class 2A Preview

November 9, 2022  |  

Class 2A District 9 Final: Brookville Blue Raiders (6-5) vs. Central Clarion Wildcats (9-1) at Clarion University on Friday Nov. 11 at 7 P.M. Central Clarion is the #1 seed and had a bye last week.  Brookville, the #3 seed, bested Karns City last week 31-7 to advance to the final.  In 2021 Brookville lost […]

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District Nine Playoff Class 3A Preview

November 9, 2022  |  

Class 3A District 9 Final: Clearfield Bison (7-3) vs. St. Marys Flying Dutchmen (7-4) at Brockway on Friday Nov. 11 at 7 P.M. Clearfield is the #1 seed and had a bye last week.  St. Marys is the #2 seed and defeated Punxsy 12-7 last Friday to earn their spot in the final.  The Bison […]

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2022 D6/D9 4A Regional Playoff Game Preview: Juniata @ DuBois

November 8, 2022  |  

The D6/D9 4A regional game will take place Thursday 11/10 at 7pm @ DuBois.  The game will feature D6 Juniata and D9 DuBois.  Juniata is the only D6 4A team to enter the playoffs, the other 2 D6 4A teams opted out of the playoffs.  DuBois is the only D9 4A team, the other D9 […]

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District Nine Class 4A Playoff Preview

November 8, 2022  |  

  Class 4A District 6-9 Finals: Juniata Indians (7-3) at DuBois Beavers (5-5) on Thursday Nov. 10 at 7 P.M. Both teams had byes last week.  Juniata is the only Class 4A District 6 team to qualify for the 2022 state playoffs.  Last year in the playoffs Juniata defeated Bellefonte and USO out of Pittsburgh […]

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District 9 Final Regular Season Individual Stats (Top 5)

November 4, 2022  |  

The regular season is over and to the best of our knowledge here are the final stats according to MaxPreps and some coaches: Passing Yardage: Andrew Schenfield, Otto-Eldred –   2,188 Jase Ferguson, Central Clarion –   2,177 Brayden Fox, Brockway –   2,106 Talan Reese, Bradford –   2,068 Dan McGarry, Curwensville –   2,067 Touchdown Passes: Andrew Schenfield, […]

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District 9 Playoff Preview

November 3, 2022  |  

For those who are not familiar with District 9, it is one of the smaller districts in the state with 23 football teams.  D-9 is mostly made up of rural communities, and therefore there are no 5A or 6A schools.  District 9 only has two 4A schools and three 3A schools.  There are six 2A […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 10

November 1, 2022  |  

The top game of the week had to be the DuBois Beaver-Hollidaysburg Golden Tiger contest.  The Beavers were up early in the 4th quarter 35-24, but Hollidaysburg scored with 9 minutes left to cut the lead to 35-30.  When DuBois drove into Hollidaysburg territory, the Golden Tiger defense came up big on a 4th down […]

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Redbank Valley Spoils Central Clarion’s Bid for a Perfect Season

October 29, 2022  |  

The Redbank Valley Bulldogs have overcome adversity the past 2 years and have played lights out on the football field.  The 2021 Class A state runners-up knocked the Central Clarion Wildcats from the ranks of the undefeated by a score of 47-38 on Senior Night in New Bethlehem.  Redbank, on the strength of freshman quarterback […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 9

October 25, 2022  |  

Port Allegany came from behind in the 4th quarter to defeat Keystone 20-10 last Friday to keep pace with Redbank at 8-1.  RBV desperately hung on to win their game with Brockway 34-28 after leading at one time 34-14.  The difference ended up being a pick six by Aiden Ortz of the opportunistic Bulldog defense.  […]

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Saint Marys will forfeit to Tyrone in Week 9

October 24, 2022  |  

  Saint Marys will be forfeiting to Tyrone in week 9.  There was some miscommunication between the athletic directors at Saint Marys and Tyrone.  After further discussions, St. Marys has agreed to award the forfeit win to Tyrone.   With this forfeit, Tyrone will now finish ahead of Central in the D6 standings.  Tyrone will now […]

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Central Clarion Scores Twenty-Eight in Second Quarter to Knockout St. Marys

October 22, 2022  |  

It was a chilly night at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys, but things really warmed up in the second quarter for the visiting Central Clarion Wildcats, whose 48-27 triumph kept their undefeated season intact at 9-0.  The Wildcats scored 28 points, the last 14 of those in twelve seconds, to give themselves a little […]

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Redbank Valley has issued a statement about a hazing incident within the team

October 20, 2022  |  

After going undefeated through last weekend, the Redbank Valley Bulldog football team lost thier first game of the year. Several key members of the team and a total of 10 players overall were not at the game, a game Port Allegany wont 8-7.  Today the Redbank Valley superintendent of schools, Amy Rupp issued this statement: […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 8

October 18, 2022  |  

Just like the week before, another trio of great games were played Friday.  Port Allegany gave Redbank Valley their first loss of the season by beating the Bulldogs 8-7.  Redbank and Port were scoreless heading to the 4th quarter.  Redbank took the 7-0 lead after they stopped Port on fourth down at the ten.  On […]

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Wildcats Move To 8-0, With 45-7 Win Over Beavers

October 16, 2022  |  

Wildcats Move To 8-0, With 45-7 Win Over Beavers All images by Nate Girvan – Above: Wildcats making their entrance to the field for the contest with the Beavers The Central Clarion Wildcats continued their winning ways with a 45-7 win over the homestanding DuBois Beavers, in there District Nine League football matchup, at E.J. […]

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Clearfield clinches 12th and final Mountain League title

October 15, 2022  |  

File photo. In addition to his 300th win, Janocko also claimed his 12th league title. Clearfield trounced Bellefonte 55-16 last night. That win, coupled with Penns Valley’s win over Tyrone gave the Bison and coach Tim Janocko their 12 Mountain League title. It’s also the last Mountain League title that can ever be won as […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 6

October 4, 2022  |  

Some really good games occurred in District 9 this past Friday.  In one of the better games of the year, Central Clarion put their 5-0 record on the line against Karns City.  The game was tied at 20 after 3 quarters and stayed that way as the 4th quarter ended sending the contest into overtime.  […]

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Wildcats Move To 6-0 With Thrilling Overtime Win Over Gremlins

October 3, 2022  |  

All images by Nate Girvan: Above: Wildcat players signaling the winning touchdown   The Central Clarion Wildcats downed the visiting Karns City Gremlins, 26-20, in overtime in a key District Nine League contest at Memorial Stadium on Friday night (September 30th). With the win, the Wildcats move to 6-0 and put some distance between them […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 5

September 27, 2022  |  

The Ridgway Elkers gave Redbank Valley and their faithful fans a scare last week before falling to the Bulldogs 42-33.  Clearfield appears to be gaining steam as they won their 4th straight easily over a tough Penns Valley squad.  Union/AC Valley seems to be hitting the right notes after a big stumble out of the […]

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Wildcats Down Bradford To Remain Undefeated

September 24, 2022  |  

The Central Clarion Wildcats traveled to Bradford to face the Owls at Parkway Field, on Friday (September 23rd) and came away with an impressive 48-7 win. With the victory Central Clarion moves to 5-0 on the season. An interception by Tommy Smith, in the first quarter, set the Wildcats up at the Bradford thirty-nine. Connor […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 4

September 20, 2022  |  

In what was thought to be the game of the week, Redbank Valley fell behind Keystone early and then scored six straight first half touchdowns to mercy rule the Panthers 42-7.  Redbank appears to be on a mission to get back to the state championship game this year.  A couple of other games worth mentioning […]

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Wagner’s Six TD Tosses Enables Redbank to Defeat #10 Keystone

September 17, 2022  |  

Alabama’s legendary coach, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant once said, “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.”  If that in fact is true then teams around District 9 with Redbank Valley on their schedule do not have a lot to look forward to in playing these hungry Bulldogs, because right now Coach Gold has his team psyched […]

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District Nine Review and Standings – Week 3

September 13, 2022  |  

The game of the week last week was the Keystone Panther 20-19 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders.  Brookville led 13-0 in the first quarter and 19-12 in the fourth when Kyle Nellis scored a TD with just over 6 minutes remaining.  Trailing 19-18, Keystone’s coach, Todd Smith, appeared to elect to try the game […]

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Noah Cherry’s 4 TDs Difference in Elk County’s Victory Over Bucktail

September 10, 2022  |  

On a warm evening in St. Marys, a perfect night for high school football, the Crusaders of Elk County Catholic shot down the Bucktail Bucks by a score of 30-16.  Noah Cherry led the way offensively for the Crusaders scoring all 4 of his team’s touchdowns to go along with his 187 yards rushing which […]

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District 9 Review and Standings – Week 2

September 6, 2022  |  

The top game of the week had to be the DuBois Beaver 27-26 win over Brockway.  The game came down to the final play from the DuBois 5-yard line where a slant pass was stopped at the 1-yard line to prevent the Rovers from winning.  The Brockway coaching staff elected to go for the touchdown […]

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