Around the KSAC: Brookville Battles Keystone, Punxsutawney Travels to A-C Valley

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Brookville (1-4) at Keystone (2-3)

After starting the season 2-0, the Panthers have lost three straight and they’ll be looking to end the skid and keep their Class A playoff hopes alive with a matchup against the visiting Raiders.

Panthers running back Jake Weaver is closing in on 1,000 yards with 789 on 103 carries with 10 touchdowns. He ran for 104 yards in last week’s close loss to the Bobcats. Quarterback Brayden Shick has thrown for 398 yards and two touchdowns after going for 155 yards against Clarion. Austin Ion has thrown for 136 yards.

Raiders quarterback Seth Ray has thrown for 597 yards with four touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Logan Thrush (11-296) is the top receiver. John Frank has rushed for 208 yards.

Clarion-Limestone (3-2) at St. Marys (4-1)

The Lions, over .500 for the first time since 2005, and Dutch are both coming off wins.

For St. Marys, Matt Marconi (418 yards, 5 TDs), Christian Steffan (301 yards) and Nate Straub (277 yards) lead the Dutch run-oriented offense. Both Steffan and Straub ran for over 100 yards last week against Brookville with Straub scoring all three touchdowns.

Lions quarterback Anthony Louder has thrown for 1,026 yards and 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions while running for 186 yards and four scorers. Brady Himes (28-589, 6 TDs) and Conner Keth (17-239, 3 TDs) are Louder’s top targets.

Punxsutawney (2-3) at A-C Valley (0-5)

Chucks quarterback Ryan Jones has passed for 792 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for 329 yards and three scores. Devin Kelly (19-220) is his top receiver.

The Falcons, now with 27 straight losses, were trailing 18-12 last week in the third quarter against Clarion-Limestone before losing 40-12. Lane Chalmers ran for 120 of his season total 180 against the Lions.

Clarion (4-1) at Moniteau (1-4)

The Bobcats have six backs over 100 yards rushing, led by Colton Rapp’s 414 yards and five touchdowns. Josh Kriebel has rushed for 255 yards and three scores.

Warriors quarterback Derek Boben has thrown for 615 yards and leads the team with 301 yards rushing.

Karns City (5-0) at Union (2-3)

The Gremlins haven’t lost a game to a KSAC opponent — Large or Small — since a Week 2 loss to Clarion back in 2013. That’s a streak of 19 straight games with the only loss to a District 9 team during the span coming to DuBois last year.

Karns City now has four players with 300 or more yards rushing with backs Maverick Kelsea (312 yards, 8 TDs), Collin Dunmyre (311 yards, 3 TDs) and Chandler Turner (309 yards, 5 TDs) while quarterback Cullen Williams, who ran for 149 yards on just two carries last week against Moniteau, has 300 yards rushing with 249 yards passing.

For Union, Dugan Gallagher has rushed for 698 yards and five touchdowns. Cole Morris has 260 yards rushing while catching eight passes for 112 yards.

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