Around the KSAC: Brookville Set to Battle Redbank

D9Sports.com’s Chris Rossetti takes a look at this week’s KSAC football action.

AROUND THE KSAC

Smethport (0-3) at Clarion-Limestone (1-2), 7 p.m. Friday

The back end of a home-and-home series sees Clarion-Limestone looking to avenge last year’s 46-32 loss that was a lot closer than the score would suggest considering the game was tied with four minutes to play before the homestanding Hubbers scored twice in the final 3:37.

C-L posses a strong passing game thanks to Anthony Louder, Brady Himes and Connor Keth.

Louder is 32 of 77 for 617 yards and five touchdowns on the year with Himes catching 16

passes for 360 yards and two scores and Keth 13 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

Smethport hasn’t stopped anyone yet this season giving up an average of 50 points per game, and the Hubbers haven’t scored much either managing just 22 points through three weeks. Adam Shunk leads Smethport with 184 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Hubbers don’t pass much attempting just 22 on the season completing five for 26 yards while running some midline option to go with a traditional I-formation.

Redbank Valley (2-1) at Brookville (1-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Redbank Valley will look to use its key KSAC Small School Division 20-7 win over Keystone last week as a roll starter, although the Bulldogs suffered a couple of key injuries in that game including to starting quarterback Devon Schimp, who is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.

Connor Shoemaker stepped in for Schimp, who was hurt early in the win over Keystone and had a solid game going 9 of 16 passing for 120 yards and three touchdowns while adding 56 yards on the ground.

Connor Shoemaker, who has 151 yards rushing and a touchdown on the season, has weapons around him to help including his brother, Nick (7 catches, 86 yards), Wyatt Hetrick (8 catches, 164 yards, 4 TDs; 8 carries, 90 yards) and Colton Mohney (43 carries, 160 yards, 2 TDs).

Brookville, which is coming off a 34-20 loss to Punxsutawney in the Route 36 Trophy Game, os paced by Seth Ray (20 of 42, 378 yards, 3 TDs, 7 Ints), John Frank (172 yards rushing, 2 TDs; 4 catches, 43 yards, 1 TD) and Logan Thrush (8 catches, 176 yards).

St. Marys (2-1) at Keystone (2-1), 7 p.m. Friday

A pair of ground-pounding teams will look to get back on the winning track after suffering their first losses a week ago.

St. Marys dropped a 49-14 decision at Karns City, while Keystone suffered a 20-7 setback at Redbank Valley.

The Dutch, who have been without last year’s leading rusher T.J. Hogan to injury, have still averaging over 200 yards rushing thanks to Matt Marconi (313 yards, 3 TDs), Christian Steffan (165 yards, 4 TDs) and Nate Straub (144 yards, 1 TD).

Keystone has one of the district’s top backs in senior Jake Weaver (63 carries, 655 yards, 8 TDs), who has scored 10 of the Panthers 12 touchdowns on the year.

Union (1-2) at Punxsutawney (2-1), 7 p.m. Friday

This sets up to be a key game for both teams, as Union will look to get back into the playoff hunt after picking up its first win last week, over A-C Valley, and Punxsutawney attempts to get on a roll after winning the Route 36 Trophy a week ago.

Union made a change at quarterback in the win over the Falcons inserting Lucas Bowser and moving Cole Morris back to wide receiver, where he shined a year ago.

The move paid immediate dividends with Bowser going 6 of 8 for 92 yards and a touchdown with Morris catching three passes for 53 yards and the score. Dugan Gallagher continues to have an outstanding season for the Golden Knights having rushed for 399 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

Ryan Jones has been the key to Punxsutawney’s offense going 43 of 70 passing for 497 yards and four touchdowns and running for 246 yards and two scores. Nathan Lingenfelter has caught eight passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns while Devin Kelly has 13 catches for 142 yards and Ethan Riley 15 for 107 and a score.

A-C Valley (0-3) at Moniteau (0-3), 7 p.m. Friday

Someone will get their first win of the season when these teams meet in West Sunbury friday night.

A-C Valley is looking for its first win in nearly three years having lost 25 straight since a 21-7 win over Keystone Oct. 12, 2012.

Moniteau’s streak is not nearly as long, although the Warriors have dropped seven in a row and 9 of 10 since starting last season 4-0.

A-C Valley has just 195 yards of offense in three games led by 49 yards rushing by Lane Chalmers.

Moniteau is led by Derek Boben who is 25 of 59 passing for 379 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 235 yards.

 

 


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