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Highlanders clinch Heritage Title! @saltsburg_blair @CH_Highlanders @Heritage_Confer

Written by: on Saturday, October 16th, 2021

 

Highlanders clinch Heritage Conference Title! @saltsburg_blair @CH_Highlanders @Heritage_Confer

Cambria Heights Highlanders (7-0) at River Valley Panthers (6-1)

Heritage Conference Matchup

Last Meeting-1st meeting between the schools

The Heritage Conference title was on the line Friday line at Ernie Widmar Field in Blairsville. The bag pipes from Patton marched in and the Highlanders left with their first conference title. When the Highlanders offense is working, it’s a thing of beauty. It was running on all cylinders against River Valley last night at least for the first half.

If you have seen River Valley this year, you know you are in for a heavy dose of Angelo Bartolini, number 23. The Panthers won the toss and took the ball. First play toss sweep left to #23 for four yards. Second play toss sweep right, but what is Angelo doing? He stops and throws a pass to a wide open receiver.

Cage Kinney caught Angelo’s pass and raced 60 yards for the touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Cambria Heights then went 58 yards in 5 minutes and 13 seconds to tie the game. All the yardage was on the ground as the Highlanders front established their dominance. Ryan Haluska capped the drive with the first of his three touchdowns. The Highlanders converted one fourth and one on the drive.

The Panthers next drive started at the CH 34 after a great kick return by Rocco Bartolini. River Valley ran Angelo 6 straight times including a fourth and short. But two Braden Staats passes fell incomplete and they turned it over on downs.

Cambria Heights second drive would cover 75 yards in 5 minutes and 2 seconds. Quarterback Ty Stockley attempted the first of his three passes for the night. It resulted in a defensive pass interference. The rest was done on the ground with Haluska plowing into the end zone for a 14-7 lead.

The Panthers third possession started at their own 30. It started the same way as the other drives. Angelo run, incompletion and than a 21 yard pass to #23. The drive continued with more Angelo Bartolini runs and a short completion mixed in. It ended the same way as the second drive with Staat throwing incomplete on fourth down.

Cambria Heights third and final drive of the first half produced the same results as the first two. The drive covered 84 yards in five minutes and 23 seconds. It started with the Highlanders longest run of the night, a Ty Stockley 26 yard dash. Stockley would try to sneak into the end zone from the one, minutes later but was stuffed. Haluska would score on the next play on fourth down after a time out.

The following kickoff told the story of Panthers first half. Angelo fielded the kickoff broke eight tackles ran right, left, right and was finally corralled by the entire Highlanders team for a small gain. The half ended with CH up 20-7.

Cambria Heights got the ball to start the second half. This drive was the same as the first half drives except the way it ended. The Highlanders took five minutes off the clock but were stopped on fourth and four.

The Panthers came out with a different strategy for the second half. They used Angelo as a decoy and ran his cousin Rocco. Staats completed a big third down pass to Kinney. But the Panthers fumbled two plays later, after a big gain by Rocco Bartolini.

The Highlanders would be called for holding on the first play of the drive and would not be able to overcome it. Stockley would throw his second pass of the game, an incompletion and CH would go three and out. On fourth and 19, the Highlanders lined up to punt but the ball sailed over Bailey Horvath’s head. Angelo recovered at the Cambria Heights 7 yard line. The Panthers next play basically ended any hope they had to win. They were called for holding. The got the ten yards back with three non-Angelo plays. But on fourth and goal they threw the ball to #23 and hoped he could beat 11 Highlanders into the end zone. He could not do it.

Cambria Heights starting at their own 5 would go on an 18 play drive that used up 10 minutes and 14 seconds. Stockley completed his only pass of the game a 43 yard gain off a play action. The big play of the drive was play four, the first play of the fourth quarter. CH coach Jarrod Lewis went for it on fourth and one from his own 14.

The Highlanders drove inside the Panther 20 before the drive stalled. Zechariah Scott who had two extra points missed a 35 yard field goal.

The Panthers got the ball back at their own 20 with three minutes and no timeouts. They drove to the Highlanders 37 before turning it over on downs.

CH burnt the last minute taking two knees. Final CH 20 RV 7

CH  7-13- 0- 0=20

RV  7- 0-  0- 0= 7

RV-Cage Kinney 60 pass from Angelo Bartolini xp Keith Behanna (0-7) 11:02

CH-Ryan Haluska 9 run xp Zechariah Scott (7-7) 5:49

CH-Haluska 3 run xp Scott (14-7) 8:46

CH-Haluska 1 run xp failed (20-7) :25.9

Fun Facts

Time Possession  34 to 14 In favor of CH

Their were no punts in the game.

Stockley and Haluska both had over 22 Carries and 120 yards

I would also like to congratulate the referees- they called a great game.

I would also like to mention

#50 Braylon Rydbom

#52 Bailey Horvath

#64 Brad Green

#72 Zane Miller

#79 Gavin McConnell

These guys never get their names mentioned but do the real work. Great Job Gentlemen!

 

Heritage Scoreboard

Homer-Center Wildcats 33 @ Purchase Line 16

Marion Center 56 vs United 0

Penns Manor 32 vs Northern Cambria 8

 

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