Brookville Claims Statement Win Over Karns City; Punxsy Falls to Clarion


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Freshman quarterback Jack Krug passed for 253 yards and four touchdowns while senior running back Brandon McGranor ran for 204 yards and two scores to lead Brookville to a 40-28 win over visiting.

(Photo: Jack Krug, Brookville. Photo by Andy Close)

The Raiders (2-0 overall, 1-0 KSAC Large) broke a seven-game losing streak to the Gremlins (0-2, 0-1), who led 21-20 at halftime but were outscored 20-7 by the Raiders in the second half.

Krug completed 19 of 23 passes hitting Bryan Dworek three times for TDs covering 24 yards in the second quarter and 6 and 10 yards in the third and fourth quarters respectively. Dworek caught nine passes for 169 yards and intercepted a pass on defense. McGranor needed 17 carries to get his yards scoring on two first-quarter runs of 49 and 84 yards.

Krug’s 15-yard TD pass to John Frank in the fourth quarter capped off an 85-yard drive in the final minutes after the Raiders stopped the Gremlins on downs clinging to a 32-28 lead with 6:09 remaining in the game.

Dalton Beham and Mitchell Kelsea each ran for two touchdowns for the Gremlins. Kelsea’s went for 2 yards in the first quarter and his 1-yarder in the third gave the Gremlins their last lead at 28-26. Both of Beham’s came in the second quarter on runs of 9 and 11 yards. Beham led the Gremlins with 76 yards on 12 carries while Kelsea rushed for 63 yards on six carries.

It is the first time Karns City has started a season 0-2 since 1995 when it started 0-5, while Brookville has now scored 40 points in back-to-back games in the same season for the first time in school history.

CLARION 43, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Colton Rapp rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns to lead visiting Clarion to a season-opening 43-0 win at Punxsutawney, which has lost twice in two tries.

Brendan Zerfoss added 96 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run, for the Bobcats, who led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and outgained the Chucks 493 to 39 on the night.

Spencer Miller also hooked up with Archer Mills on a 9-yard scoring toss, while Camden Boggess and Cutter Boggess both added scoring runs.

Dylan Ishman was 4 of 12 passing for 36 yards while also rushing six times for a team-high 17 yards. Tyler Richardson added five carries for 11 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards for the Chucks.

CURWENSVILLE 48, SMETHPORT 0

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Nick Stewart rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and Bryce Timko threw for 224 yards and ran for three short scores to lead visiting Curwensville to a 48-0 win over Smethport.

Stewart, who missed last week with a hamstring injury, now unofficially has 5,639 rushing yards and is just 96 yards shy of moving into second place in District 9 and school history. Alex Holland is second at both Curwensville and in D9 with 5,734 yards, while Nick Sipes is D9’s all-time leading rusher with 5,963 yards.

Blake Passarelli also added a rushing touchdown for the Golden Tide (2-0).

Nathan Hollowell ran 13 times for 39 yards for Smethport, while Grant Ognen was 6 of 18 passing for 46 yards. Matthew Stratton had nine tackles, Lance Herzog eight and Brayden Southard seven for the Hubbers defense, while Bradley Lafleur had two sacks and Hollowell an interception.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 40, UNION/A-C VALLEY 14

FOXBURG, Pa. – Overcoming an early 14-0 deficit, Clarion-Limestone rolled off 40 unanswered points to pick up a 40-14 road win over Union/A-C Valley at A-C Valley.

A Greg Duncan 27-yard run followed by a 52-yard scoring pass from Lucas Bowser to Brendan Price staked the Falcon Knights to the two-touchdown lead midway through the first quarter.

But Chris Peace and Ayden Wiles both scored a pair of touchdowns, including one each before halftime, as the Lions (2-0) took control of the game.

Peace had over 100 yards for the second straight game with 17 carries for 113 yards scoring on a first-half run of seven yards and a second-half scamper of the exact same seven yards.

Wiles added four carries for 37 yards with a 27-yard touchdown run, and also caught two passes for 50 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown grab for the final touchdown of the first half that put C-L up 24-14 at the break.

Brenden Makray threw the scoring pass to Wiles and added a 37-yard strike to Kyle Kerle, who had two catches for 67 yards. Makray was 9 of 16 for 205 yards and also threw a pair of interceptions.

Riley Hummell had a big game for C-L as well rushing 11 times for 148 yards with a 66-yard score and catching three passes for 56 more yards.

Duncan finished with 117 yards rushing on 24 carries.

Bowser was 12 of 23 for 168 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Price had two catches for 80 yards, while Nolan Cumberland caught four passes for 70 yards. Dalton Callandar picked off a pair of passes for the Falcon Knights.

CLEARFIELD 42, PENNS VALLEY 12

HYDE, Pa. – After shutting out DuBois last week, Clearfield’s defense gave up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage Friday night against visiting Penns Valley.

But that was pretty much the only thing that didn’t go the Bison’s way, as they cruised to a 42-12 win over the Rams.

Isaac Rumery threw five touchdown passes while going 10 of 16 for 251 yards including a pair to Micah Heichel (87 yards receiving) and two more to Taye Lynch (46 yards receiving) and one to Spencer Graham (64 yards receiving).

While Rumery was having success through the air, the Clearfield ground game was producing a pair of 100-yard rushers.

Ty Bender ran nine times for 112 yards including an 82-yard touchdown run that put the Bison ahead 7-6 45 seconds into the game, while Brett Zattoni added 19 carries for 111 yards.

CONNEAUT 35, DUBOIS 14

LINESVILLE, Pa. – Conneaut jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead and beat visiting DuBois, 35-14.

Kyle Sheets threw a touchdown and ran for two more the Eagles, and Bailey Kersnick ran for a pair of scores.

Sheets was 6 of 11 for 105 yards while also throwing an interception and ran nine times for 63 yards.

Kersnick added 15 carries for 149 yards.

Matt Miller threw a pair of second-half touchdowns for the Beavers including a 5-yard pass to Chase Husten and a 77-yard strike to Kyle Hopson. Miller was 15 of 31 for 254 yards, but DuBois ran for negative five yards in the game.

Hopson had eight catches for 160 yards.

KANE 56, OTTO-ELDRED 14

KANE, Pa. – Erik DeLong ran for three touchdowns and Reed Williams three for three more, as Kane rolled past visiting Otto-Eldred, 56-14, in a rematch of last year’s AML Title Game.

Delong ran nine times for 111 yards, and Williams was 13 of 18 for 215 yards.

Ray Maze caught two of the scoring passes and was over 100 yards receiving with five catches for 108 yards. JT Stewart also caught a touchdown pass and had three grabs for 51 yards, while Ange Costanzo ran seven times for 32 yards and two touchdowns while adding a catch for 19 yards. Jake Alcorn also chipped in three carries for 59 yards and three catches for 34 yards.

Sawyer Drummond was 12 of 22 passing for 148 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Otto-Eldred while Dylan Close had five catches for 113 yards and a score. Cole Sebastian added a 30-yard scoring pass to Chase Sebastian.

Kane is now 2-0, while Otto-Eldred drops to 0-2.

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