Around the KSAC: Brookville, Punxsy Face Tough Road Matchups Tonight’s Chris Rossetti takes a look at tonight’s District 9 KSAC high school football action.

A-C Valley (0-1) at St. Marys (1-0)

A-C Valley has lost 23 straight games, but may be able to build off its first quarter against Clarion when the Falcons found themselves in a 0-0 tie before losing 46-0.

St. Marys, meanwhile, struggled against Bradford before knocking off the visiting Owls 24-19 in a game that saw T.J. Hogan, a 1,000-yard runner from a year ago, sidelined with an injury. In his place, Matt Marconi rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Clarion-Limestone (0-1) at Moniteau (0-1)

Both of these teams were down and out before they had a chance to catch their breath last week.

C-L was losing 35-0 to Redbank Valley a quarter-and-half into the game on its way to a 49-19 loss, and Moniteau trailed Punxsutawney 28-0 at the end of the first quarter before falling 41-10.

But all wasn’t lost for either team, as both teams’ quarterbacks and top receivers showed promised.

For C-L, Anthony Louder passed for 143 yards and a touchdown and ran for 43 yards and a score, while Derek Boben threw for 125 yards for Moniteau.

Brady Himes had five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown for C-L, while Dalton Anderson caught six passes for 78 yards.

The big question mark for C-L will be the number of healthy bodies. The Lions had only 14 available players at the end of the Redbank Valley game.

Punxsutawney (1-0) at Keystone (1-0)

Both teams are coming off big Week One victories, with Punxsutawney topping Moniteau 41-10 and Keystone beating Union 38-18. co-Player of the Week Jake Weaver did most of the heavy lifting for Keystone rushing for 343 yards and five touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Punxsutawney quarterback Ryan Jones helped give first-year head coach Brad Wright his first Chucks win with an 188-yard rushing performance with a touchdown while throwing for a score as well.

Brookville (0-1) at Union (0-1)

Union entered the season with hopes of a KSAC Small School Division title, but the Golden Knights are immediately facing an uphill climb after the loss to Keystone.

Brookville, meanwhile, is hoping to gets its offense on track after gaining just 64 yards in the shutout loss to Karns City.

Dugan Gallagher had a solid game in Union’s loss rushing for 73 yards and two touchdowns, while Cole Morris added 55 yards on the ground and 61 through the air while also rushing for a touchdown.

Seth Ray accounted for most of the Raiders offense going 5 of 13 for 82 yards passing.

Clarion (1-0 at Sheffield (0-1) – Saturday

After struggling for a quarter against A-C Valley last week, Clarion got its legs under it and scored 46 points in the final three quarters.

Colton Rapp was the main cog for the Bobcats rushing for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Sheffield, meanwhile, got nothing going on offense in a 12-0 loss to Ridgway being held to negative 17 yards of offense while not completing a pass. The Wolverines defense, however, was very good limiting Ridgway to just 157 yards and seven first downs.

Dayquan Grady did have 20 yards rushing for Sheffield.

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