Brookville Looks to Continue Success at Union/A-C Valley


RIMERSBURG, Pa. (D9Sports) – Brookville will look to keep its successful season going when it travels to Rimerburg to take on Union/A-C Valley Friday night.

(Photo of Brookville’s Jack Krug. Photo by Kyle Yates www.facebook.com/YatesPhoto)

The Raiders enter the contest 6-1 on the season having won four straight, while Union/A-C Valley is 1-6.

Brookville freshman quarterback Jack Krug (114-173, 1,777 yards, 27 TDs, 7 Ints) is right behind C-L Brenden Makray in passing yardage with most of it going to his 1,000-yard receiver in junior Bryan Dworek (58-1,007, 15 TDs). They are a big reason the Raiders have scored 50 or more points five times this year after doing so just six times in program history prior to 2017.

Union/ACV, which lost 18-8 to a Moniteau team that the Raiders just beat 64-28, has quarterback Lucas Bowser (77-171, 953 yards, 10 TDs, 7 Ints) ready to go over 1,000 yards. Greg Duncan (121-566, 2 TDs) leads the team in rushing.

Punxsutawney (3-4) is on the road at Keystone (3-3).

Chucks quarterback Dylan Ishman (70-146, 1,069 yards, 15 TDs, 2 Ints) sports an impressive TD-Interception ratio and he’s second on the team rushing with 214 yards with Stone Smith (80-249) the leading ground-gainer. Tyler Richardson (39-710, 9 TDs) is Ishman’s top receiving target.

Keystone beat St. Marys, 34-28, and the Dutch lost 23-6 to the Chucks two weeks ago. Panthers quarterback Nate Wingard (58-112, 925 yards, 12 TDs, 5 Ints) is close to 1,000 yards passing for the year while Corey Rapp is the team’s top rusher (57-307, 5 TDs), receiver (27-449, 7 TDs) and tackler on defense (8.2 per game) with a team-high three interceptions.

Brockway (6-1 overall, 2-1 AML South) heads north to take on Bradford (5-2, 1-2) with hopes of an AML South title still very much alive for the Rovers.

Rovers quarterback Peter Downer (77-128, 1,199 yards, 8 TDs, 5 Ints), running backs Jon Wood (64-525, 7 TDs) and Tyler Serafini (77-387, 4 TDs), and receivers Dylan Lecates (26-407, 1 TD) and Noah Vokes (17-330, 5 TDs) lead the Rovers.

Owls running back John Eakin (107-978, 6 TDs) nears the 1,000-yard rushing milestone while also leading the team in tackles (7.6 per game).

Curwensville (6-1, 2-1) is looking to hold onto its top spot in the Class 1A playoffs when it takes on Elk County Catholic (2-5, 0-3), losers of five in a row.

The Golden Tide are coming off two tight low-scoring wins, 14-11 last week over Ridgway and 15-13 over Brockway, and of the 110 points they’ve given up this year, 57 were scored by Kane. The Golden Tide are somewhat balanced offensively with quarterback Bryce Timko (56-105, 922 yards, 8 TDs, 2 Ints.) nearing 1,000 yards passing and running back Nick Stewart (111-810, 14 TDs rushing after missing the season-opener) anchoring the backfield.

ECC running back Alec Bittler (101-607, 8 TDs) leads the team in rushing, but he’s been out the past two weeks.

Allegheny Grille top-ranked Kane (7-0 overall, 3-0 AML South) is cruising along but needs to take care of business its last two regular-season games with Ridgway and next week at Brockway. The Wolves’ 52.7 points per game rank third in the state behind California (57.2) of the WPIAL and Wellsboro (53.4) of District 4.

Kane quarterback Reed Williams (74-124, 1,290 yards, 17 TDs, 5 Ints) has been more than effective with teammates Evan DeLong (106-1,132, 19 TDs rushing) and Ray Maze (24-570, 8 TDs receiving) helping lead the offense. Aiden Hulings (7.2 tackles per game, 19 tackles for losses) leads the Wolves’ defense that’s given up just 61 points in seven games.

The Elkers (5-2, 1-2) try to get back on track, losers in two of their last three games, after last week’s 14-11 loss to Curwensville. Quarterback Johnny Mitchell (40-81, 531 yards, 6 TDs, 10 Ints passing; 56-286, 3 TDs rushing) and Neil MacDonald (75-605, 7 TDs rushing, team-leading 17-233, 5 TDs receiving) lead the Elkers. Evan Furlong (13 tpg) and MacDonald (9.7) are the top two tacklers.

DuBois (2-5 overall, 2-3 District 10, Region 5) hosts Franklin (1-6, 1-3) in its final division game of the season. They face a Knights team that’s giving up 49.3 points per game, the eighth-worst mark in the state.

Franklin lost to Meadville last week and the Knights lone win was a 44-38 win over Oil City, a team DuBois beat 38-19. DuBois was blanked 42-0 last week against Grove City, which routed Franklin 58-6.

The Beavers try to get their offense kick-started again after being limited to 100 yards against unbeaten Grove City. Quarterback Matt Miller (93-192, 1,226 yards, 10 TDs, 7 Ints), running back Dalton Kruzelak (68-399, 5 TDs) and receiver Kyle Hopson (44-674, 6 TDs) lead the way.

Hopson, with 182 career catches and 2,926 receiving yards, looks to become what’s believed to be the district’s second 3,000-yard career receiver. Port Allegany’s Tyce Miller finished with 177 career receptions for 3,065 yards in 2012.

Franklin hopes to find a run game this week after ending in negative yards because of sacks the last two weeks including a negative 30-yard effort in the loss to Meadville. The Knights have just 401 yards rushing through seven weeks.

The lack of a run game puts a lot of pressure on quarterback Ian Haynes, who has thrown for 1,693 yards and 13 touchdowns but has also tossed 12 interceptions.

Brandon Johnson (39 catches, 696 yards, 6 TDs) and Dalton Buckley (30 catches, 491 yards, 4 TDs) have been the main targets for Haynes.

In the Mountain League, Clearfield (4-3 overall, 2-3 ML) hosts Bald Eagle Area (3-4, 2-3).

The Bison are coming off a 35-7 win over Tyrone, which beat BEA two weeks ago, 27-19. BEA lost 45-0 to Huntingdon, which beat the Bison 45-27.

Clearfield quarterback Isaac Rumery (98-1,670 yards, 21 TDs, 7 Ints) ranks third in the district in passing yardage. He’s second on the team in rushing (69-312, 6 TDs) behind Ty Bender (85-487). Micah Heichel (29-603, 8 TDs), Spencer Graham (20-295, 4 TDs), Taye Lynch (15-284, 4 TDs) and Jake Lezzer (18-235) are his leading receivers.

Eli Glass (9.3) leads the Bison defense in tackles.

BEA sophomore quarterback Jaden Jones (64-103, 777 yards, 5 TDs, 3 Ints) runs the Bald Eagles offense.


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