Brookville Outscores C-L in Wild Win; Punxsy Tops St. Marys; Brockway Falls by Two

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – In a game that featured 1,149 total yards and 112 total points, visiting Brookville rallied from multiple double-digit deficits to knock off Clarion-Limestone, 60-52.

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Interestingly enough, the difference in a game dominated by the offense was a 15-yard Martin Decker interception return of a Brendan Makray screen pass with 2:01 to play that put the Raiders (5-1) ahead 60-46.

Brookville, which had trailed by scores of 12-0, 24-14 and 40-29, had gone ahead for the third time in the contest 37 seconds earlier on a 40-yard Jack Krug to Bryan Dworek touchdown pass, the fourth time the duo connected for six points on the night.

The Raiders defense, though, which gave up 621 yards, allowed C-L to answer right back on a 14-yard Makray to Riley Hummell touchdown pass with 1:44 to play. But Brookville recovered the onside kick and put the game away on a long run by Krug.

Krug finished the night 13 of 23 passing for 288 yards and five touchdowns with an interception and also ran 11 times for 153 yards and a score.

His 94-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter was possibly the turning point in the game.

With C-L (3-3), losers of three straight, up 40-37, the Lions drove inside the Brookville 10-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

Krug answered with his long touchdown run that gave Brookville its first lead since 14-12 in the first quarter with 8:45 to play.

C-L answered right back with a 1-yard Makray to Colby Himes scoring pass, but Krug hit Dworek, who had seven catches for 244 yards, with the go-ahead score late. Dworek missed the school record for receiving yards by five yards.

Hummell had a monster day for C-L rushing 28 times for 212 yards and catching seven passes for 111 yards and three scores. Makray was 19 of 28 for 309 yards, six touchdowns, and an interception – he also picked off a pass on defense – with Ayden Wiles adding 19 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns and three catches for 19 yards. Kyle Kerle caught five passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns while Himes adding four catches for 45 and the score.

Ian Thrush also hauled down a touchdown catch for Brookville and had two grabs for 25 yards with Brandon McGranor running 14 times for 87 yards and a touchdown.

C-L outgained Brookville 621 to 528 but turned the ball over twice to Brookville’ one time. The Lions rushed for 312 yards and threw for 309 and had 29 first downs. Brookville threw for 288 and rushed for 240 and had 15 first downs.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Visiting Punxsutawney scored 14 fourth-quarter points to pull away from St. Marys for a 23-6 win at Dutch Country Stadium.

The Chucks (2-4, 2-3 KSAC Large School Division) led 9-6 going into the fourth quarter but got a 9-yard Dylan Ishman to Tyler Richardson touchdown pass and a 10-yard Alex Gianvito run to put the game away.

Punxsutawney led 9-0 at halftime thanks to a 1-yard Stone Smith run and a safety in the first quarter before St. Marys (0-5, 0-3) answered back on a 1-yard Carter Julian touchdown run.

It was not a game for offenses with the teams combining for 14 first downs – eight by Punxsutawney – and 402 total yards (250 to 152 in favor of the Chucks). The game also featured 10 fumbles – seven by St. Marys – but only two lost fumbles – one on each side – and Punxsutawney also picking off a pair of St. Marys passes.

Smith led Punxsy with 11 carries for 38 yards with Gianvito adding 10 for 26 yards. Ishman was 11 of 17 passing for 189 yards, the touchdown with Richardson catching seven passes for 163 yards and the score.

Tim Beimel paced St. Marys with 14 carries for 121 yards. Julian had 10 for 21.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Dakota Bloom’s fumble recovery in the end zone with 10:37 to play lifted Curwensville to a 15-13 win over visiting Brockway.

Brockway jumped out to a 13-0 lead after one-quarter, but Curwensville cut the lead to 13-7 at halftime thanks to a 62-yard Nick Stewart scoring run.

The game stayed that way until early in the fourth when Bloom recovered the loose pigskin in the end zone for what turned out to be the game-winner after the successful two-point conversion.


PITTSBURGH – DuBois rallied from a 21-0 deficit only to lose on a blocked extra point in overtime to Allderdice, 28-27, at Cupples Stadium in Pittsburgh.

The Dragos built the 21-0 lead late in the first half on touchdown runs of 7 and 51 yards from Zai Humber and a 5-yard scamper by Tyrell Minniefield before DuBois got a 64-yard Matt Miller to Kyle Hopson touchdown pass before the break to make it 21-7.

A blocked punt in the third quarter by the Beavers then led to a 2-yard Dalton Kruzelak touchdown run to get DuBois within a touchdown at 21-14, and a 4-yard Miller to Chase Husted scoring pass early in the fourth quarter tied the game at 21.

DuBois got in position for a 44-yard field goal try by Dylan McCluskey with 19 seconds to play, but the kick was missed and the game went to overtime.

The Beavers won the toss and elected to play defense, but Allderdice scored on a 2-yard run by Humber, who ran 21 times for 157 yards. Brandon Mauder kicked the extra point, his fourth of the game, to put the Dragons up 28-21.

DuBois answered back on Miller to Hopson scoring pass to make it 28-27 and elected to kick the extra point to force a second overtime. But McCluskey’s kick was blocked giving the victory to the home team.


BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Dylan Deitrich ran for over 200 yards and six touchdowns and added a touchdown pass, as Bellefonte beat visiting Clearfield, 55-28.

It was the Red Raiders (5-1 overall, 3-1 Mountain League) first win over the Bison (3-3, 1-3) since 2007 and leaves Clearfield with three league losses for the first time since they joined the Mountain League in 2004 and with three conference defeats for the first time since going 1-4 in the D9 League in 1995.

Isaac Rumery threw a pair of touchdown passes to Micah Heichel and also scored on an 8-yard run for Clearfield.

Rumery’s touchdown run with 2:19 left in the first half following a blocked punt by Eli Glass gave the Bison a 14-13 lead, but Bellefonte scored before halftime to go up 20-14 at the break and never looked back.

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