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Protime’s District 9 Notes and Playoff Preview

Written by: on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

 

AA

Last Friday Karns City and Ridgway punched their ticket to the AA title game with relatively easy victories.  Karns City’s potent ground game was a huge factor in beating Central Clarion 35-7.  Big Luke Garing rambled for 175 yards and a couple of TDs for Karns City as the purple and gold piled up 370 yards on the ground.  Jayce Anderson added 2 touchdowns.  The Gremlins smothering defense limited the resurgent Wildcat offense to a mere 150 yards.  Central Clarion’s freshman quarterback, Jase Ferguson, threw for 112 of that total and also their one score.

The Elkers of Ridgway were led by Dom Allegretto in beating Brookville 26-6.  The running back turned quarterback half way through the year because of an injury to the starting quarterback threw for 160 yards and a TD.  He also ran for a score too.  Charlie Krug passed for 163 yards and the only Blue Raider TD.  Wide receiver Noah Peterson caught the TD pass and had 103 yards receiving for the losers.

Championship Preview – The Gremlins defeated the Elkers in their regular season meeting, 35-0.  Karns City, who as a team has rushed for over 3,000 yards and has 47 touchdowns via the ground game, is led by Garing who has rushed for 955 yards and 23 touchdowns.  Anderson has 905 yards carrying the ball with 9 TDs.  QB Eric Booher has 955 yards passing with 10 touchdown tosses.  The Elkers are led by Allegretto who has rushed for 781 yards and scored 14 TDs.  Since he became quarterback, he has passed for 537 yards and 3 scores.  Camron Marciniak has galloped for 586 yards, scoring 8 times for Ridgway.

A

Last Friday in single A competition, state-ranked #4 Redbank Valley came from 2 touchdowns behind to over come Port Allegany 35-14 and Union/AC Valley’s defense stifled Noah Lent and his Smethport Hubbers 14-8.   In the RBV-PA contest, Ray Shreckengost was unstoppable as he rolled up 205 yards rushing and scored 3 touchdowns for the RBV Bulldogs.  QB Bryson Bain continued to be effective passing for Redbank as he had 181 yards and 2 TDs.  Drew Evens gave Port the early 14-0 lead by passing for a couple of TDs.  He finished the night with 194 yards.  After that early surge, the Gators were caged by RBV’s defense.

Union/AC Valley beat Smethport 14-8 largely due to limiting Mr. Lent to 141 total yards passing and running.  Caden Rainey and Mikey Card scored the TDs for the Falcon Knights who advanced to their first ever title game as the Union/AC Valley jointure.

Championship Preview – Redbank Valley forced 9, that’s right 9 turnovers when these 2 teams tussled a month ago.  That defensive effort led to a 28-6 victory for the Bulldogs.  RBV is led offensively by Shreckengost and Bain.  Shreckengost has rushed for 790 yards and has scored 14 touchdowns.  Bain has thrown for 1,632 yards and 27 TDs.  The Bulldog receiving corps of Tate Minich, Chris Marshall, and Marquese Gardlock have combined to catch 84 passes for 1,336 yards and 20 touchdowns.  The Falcon Knights are led by Card’s 926 yards rushing.  He has scored 7 touchdowns.  Dawson Camper has 627 yards on the ground, scoring 13 times.  QB Bailey Crissman has passed for 965 yards and has 13 scoring tosses.  Skyler Roxbury and Ryan Cooper have caught 10 TD passes between them.

AAA

Clearfield saw its undefeated season come to an abrupt end last week when the Bedford Bisons pulled away and won 54-12.  That is the second year in a row Bedford ended Clearfield’s season.  Oliver Billotte did throw for 122 yards but that was obviously not enough to overcome Bedford’s powerful offense.

Protime’s District Nine 9 Best teams:

  1. Karns City 11-1 (ranked 9th in the state in AA)
  2. Clearfield 11-1 (HM in AAA)
  3. Redbank Valley 10-1 (4th in state in A)
  4. Ridgway 8-3
  5. St. Marys 8-3

HM: Brookville 7-4, Keystone 7-3, Smethport 8-3, Union/AC Valley 9-2

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