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Shipley Leads Black Knights Over Vikings

Tagged under: District 6, Gameday Hub, News

| September 16, 2023

Shipley Leads Black Knights Over Vikings In Battle Of The 

Moshannon Valley uses stout defensive play from middle linebacker Sam Shipley to beat rival Glendale 24-6. Shipley finished the game with over 20 total tackles including 3 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

Just because the first quarter didn’t have a score, doesn’t mean it wasn’t exciting. After the Black Knights put the ball on the ground, Viking’s running back Logan Skebeck connected with a halfback pass for 40 yards to Connor Potutschnig. Glendale couldn’t capitalize the trick play and turned the ball over on downs.

Tanner Kephart got Mo Valley on the board with a 71-yard rushing touchdown, making the score 6-0.  Much of Kephart’s 147 yards on the ground came from that rush. Glendale thought they responded with their own 70-yard touchdown by Potutschnig, only to get called back for illegal use of the hands penalty. “We’re just making to many errors.” Said Vikings Head Coach Dave “Spank” Trexler, “We’re getting better each week”. Glendale put together a drive having it end with a pass that hit the receiver’s hand in the endzone with 2:53 left in the half. That left enough time for the Black Knights to drive capping it off with a Micah Beish 3 yard Touchdown with 9 seconds left in the half. Moshannon Valley goes to the half up 12-0.

Glendale got the ball in the second half. They had a 16-play drive which had 2 fourth down conversions. Taking nine minutes off the clock scoring with a 4-yard touchdown by Jimmy Sutton. Making the score 12-6 with 3:07 left in the 3rd. The Black Knights didn’t waste much time for an answer. As it took 2 minutes, with help from a penalty. Luke Yarger scored on a 19 yard touchdown rush making the score 18-6 Moshannon Valley.

The next series Shipley had a strip sack on the Vikings QB Troy Misiura. Freshman Gavin Lovell recovered the fumble for the Mo Valley. That’s how the 4th quarter started off. They each punted to each other on back to back drives. That’s when the Black Knights took an 8-play drive into the endzone Landon Buck to make the final score 24-6. “The defense was on the field the whole night but they didn’t break”, said 1st year Head Coach of Moshannon Valley Chirs Davidson. “I’ll take 6 points every week”.

The Black Knights had 326 yards of total offense, 10 first downs and only 2 penalties for 25 yards. While the Vikings had 217 yards, 15 first down and 6 penalties for 60 yards. Glendale falls to 0-4 and Moshannon Valley extend their 3 game winning streak to improve to 3-1. The Vikings try to right the ship next week as they take on (0-4) Southern Huntingdon. The Black Knights travel to (3-1) Mt. Union.


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