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Written by: Phil Myers on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
Only five games were played last week and every one was competitive, at least for a while. In the AAA D-9 championship game, Clearfield defeated St. Marys 49-27, but the Flying Dutchmen had the lead after the first quarter and again early in the second. Then Clearfield took charge and scored 28 unanswered points before halftime. O.B (Oliver Billotte) was 12 for 14 passing for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns, all to Karson Kline who had 117 receiving yards on the evening. Billotte also ran for 3 scores. Speaking of running, Mark McGonigal had 129 yards and a TD for the Bison.
St. Marys was led by quarterback Christian Coudriet who completed 19 of 30 passes for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns. His main target that night was Logan Mosier. Mr. Mosier had 163 receiving yards and caught a touchdown pass. St. Marys finished the year with an 8-3 record. Clearfield, now 11-0, moves on to play Bedford the District 5 champ this week in Bedford.
Game action: Clearfield in black, St. Marys in white and blue.
In single A action, Smethport stopped Curwensville 46-27 by scoring a couple touchdowns after the Golden Tide closed to within 30-27 mid-way through the fourth quarter. The Hubbers’ QB Noah Lent passed for 108 yards and a couple of scores, and he ran for 177 yards with 2 more TDs. Running backs Ryan Pelchy and Ryan Mason had 100-yard games on the ground also. Pelchy had 135 yards and a TD, while Mason had 123 yards with 2 TDs.
Dan McGarry had quite a game for the Tide throwing for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns. He scored the other TD too by running the ball. Ty Terry caught numerous passes that totaled 209 yards and 2 TDs. The Golden Tide finished the year 6-5. Smethport raised their record to 8-2 and will visit the Falcon Knights of Union/AC Valley this week.
Speaking of the Falcon Knights, they were victors over Cameron County by the score of 31-6. The game was close for a time, allowing Union to score twice in 1:11 before halftime. The Red Raiders were generous too, giving Union/AC Valley very good field position on a bad snap for a punt and a fumbled kick-off return. Those events certainly spelled doom for the Red Raiders. Bailey Crissman threw for 155 yards and 2 scores to lead the way for Union. Cameron County closes 2021 with a 5-5 record and Union moves on with an 8-2 record.
In the other single A game, Port Allegany pulled a slight upset in beating Keystone 14-12, keeping the Panthers out of the end zone on a 2-point conversion attempt after they scored with 2 minutes remaining. Drew Evens, the Gator quarterback, scored both touchdowns, one on the final play of the first half. Port moves on to play the number one seeded Redbank Valley Bulldogs who received a bye in the first round. The Gator record is now 6-4, while Keystone fell to 7-3.
Finally, in an inter district 4A contest the DuBois Beavers came oh so close to picking up a playoff victory, but alas, they fell 14-13 to University Prep out of the Pittsburgh City League. The Prep Panthers scored in the latter half of the fourth quarter and went for the win by making the 2-point conversion. All this happened after the Beavers lost 15 yards on a bad snap when they had the ball at the Prep 2-yard line. This was followed by a missed 28-yard field goal that would have made it a two-score game. DuBois finishes the 2021 year 5-6.
2A playoffs start this week when Brookville (7-3) visits Ridgway (7-3). Ridgway beat Brookville in the regular season 14-13. In addition, Karns City (9-1) the top seed hosts Central Clarion (4-5). The Gremlins picked up the win early in the season over the Wildcats.
Protime’s top five D-9 teams:
HM: Brookville 7-3, Central Clarion 4-5, Keystone 7-3, Ridgway 7-3, Union/AC Valley 8-2
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