Brookville Uses Five Interceptions to Beat Kane


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – In a game that was not kind to quarterbacks, Brookville kept its hopes for a share of the D9 League Large School Division title alive with a 33-14 win over visiting Kane.

(Photo of Ian Thrush of Brookville. Photo by Kyle Yates www.facebook.com/YatesPhoto)

The Raiders (7-1) and Wolves (5-3), who have lost three straight after a 5-0 start, combined to throw nine interceptions – five by Kane and four by Brookville.

But while he threw four picks, Brookville quarterback Jack Krug also threw five touchdown passes, including a pair to Ian Thrush.

Krug finished the game 24 of 44 passing for 291 yards with Thrush catching eight passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns – six yards and 65 yards. Thrush also added one of the five interceptions by the Brookville defense.

Also catching touchdown passes for Brookville were Ryan Daisley (19 yards), Kyle MacBeth (12 yards) and Cole LaBenne (28 yards).

Daisley caught four passes for 46 yards, MacBeth three for 47 and LaBenne three for 44 while also rushing six times for 66 yards.

MacBeth also had one of the five Brookville interceptions and was joined in that parade by Nathan Taylor, Brayden Kunselman and Linkin Radaker.

Jake Alcorn scored a pair of touchdowns for Kane scoring on a 28-yard pass from Zuke Smith and a 54-yard pass from Harley Morris.

Alcorn caught five passes for 117 yards and ran seven times for seven yards.

Smith was 10 of 22 passing for 112 yards, the touchdown and four interceptions, while Morris was 2 of 4 for 79 yards, the touchdown and an interception.

Morris intercepted a pair of passes on defense, while Bobby Rumcik also had two picks for Kane.

The big difference in the game was points off turnovers. Brookville scored 19 off the five Kane interceptions, while Kane scored none off the four Krug picks.

CLARION 51, BRADFORD 6

CLARION, Pa. – Ethan Burford set the Clarion single-season receiving touchdown mark, and the Bobcats shook off their first loss of the year by throttling visiting Bradford, 51-6.

Burford snagged scoring catches of 60 yards and 59 yards from Cal German, with the 59-yard reception late in the third quarter being the record-setting catch giving him 13 touchdowns catches on the year.

The previous program mark was 12 in a season done three times including last year by Sam Minich, in 2016 by Ty Burford, Ethan’s older brother, and in 2013 by Cam Hearst.

On the night, Burford hauled down three passes for 140 yards, while German went 11 of 22 passing for 271 yards and the three touchdowns.

Cutter Boggess also had a big night for Clarion (7-1) catching six passes for 113 yards and a touchdown (21 yards) while adding 10 carries for 55 yards and a score.

Colton Zacherl added a pair of touchdown runs scoring on a 13-yard run and a 20-yard run and rushing five times for 103 yards, while offensive lineman Ben Smith got into the scoring act with a 1-yard run of his own, and Beau Verdill kicked a 31-yard field goal while going 6 of 7 on extra points.

Jonah Rowry hauled in a 54-yard scoring pass from Cody Nuzzo early in the game to give Bradford a short-lived 6-0 lead.

Nuzzo was 5 of 13 passing for 110 yards, the touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 16 yards. Rowry had three catches for 106 yards, while Nolan Gonzalez ran 12 times for 50 yards for the Owls (1-7).

Smith and Burford had the interceptions for the Bobcats.

OTTO-ELDRED 38, CURWENSVILLE 22

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Trailing 15-14 at the half, Otto-Eldred used a 24-point third quarter led by a pair of receiving touchdowns from Ethan Smith and a rushing touchdown from Cole Sebastian to defeat Curwensville, 38-22.

Smith caught touchdown passes of 31 yards and a yard while Sebastian added a 2-yard rush in the third quarter for the Terrors (2-6).

Sebastian finished the game with 322 total yards (14 of 30 for 263 passing, 10 carries, 59 rushing) and accounted for five scores (3 pass, 2 rush) while Smith was the leading receiver with six catches for 91 yards and two scores.

Otto-Eldred jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter behind a 41-yard touchdown reception from Cameron Magee and a six-yard run by Sebastian.

Magee had two catches for 52 yards and also added 21 rushing yards on one carry while TJ Vanscoter had 11 carries for 30 yards.

Curwensville (1-7) responded with 15 unanswered points in the second quarter to go up 15-14 with a six-yard touchdown run from Duane Brady and a one-yard keeper from Dan McGarry.

Brady, who finished with 25 carries for 162 yards, added another six-yard rushing touchdown to cut the deficit to 38-22 with 2:24 left.

The Tide recovered the onside kick, however, Smith got his second interception of the day to seal the game.

BALD EAGLE AREA 36, CLEARFIELD 28

HYDE, Pa. – Jaden Jones threw three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead visiting Bald Eagle Area to a 36-28 win over Clearfield.

Jones ran 14 times for 65 yards and a score and threw for 194 yards and the three touchdowns, as Bald Eagle Area (7-1 overall, 6-1 Mountain League) outscored the Bison (6-2, 4-2), 14-0 after halftime after going into the locker room down 28-22.

Clearfield actually led by two touchdowns three times – 14-0, 21-7 and 28-15, but couldn’t put BEA away.

Oliver Billotte scored twice on the ground and threw a touchdown pass for Clearfield going 19 of 30 passing for 191 yards with an interception as well while rushing 11 times for 35 yards.

Brett Zattoni had a 100-yard game for the Bison picking up 111 yards on 25 carries with a touchdown, while Matt Pallo caught seven passes for 80 yards and a score.

Matt Reese caught a pair of touchdowns for Bald Eagle Area with Kaden Bittinger also scoring through the air.

BROCKWAY 48, PUNXSUTAWNEY 20

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Jon Wood accounted for five touchdowns – two passing and three rushing – to help visiting Brockway pick up its second win of the year thanks to a 48-20 win over Punxsutawney. 

Wood hit Austin Schmader (18 yards) and Ben Glasl (9 yards) with scoring passes and ran for scores of 12, 1 and 51 yards.  

Connor Ford also scored twice on the ground for the Rovers (2-6) finding paydirt from seven and three yards out. Ford also recovered a fumble and had an interception on defense.

For Punxsutawney (0-8), Kam Falgout ran nine times for 128 yards and two touchdowns while catching five passes for 50 yards, while Max London had 12 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 19 yards. Peyton Hetrick threw for 104 yards. 

MEADVILLE 62, DUBOIS 21

MEADVILLE, Pa. -Landon Beck and Hayden Parks combined to rush for 376 yards and five touchdowns to lead Meadville to a 62-21 win over visiting DuBois in the final District  10 Region game for the Beavers, who are joining the D9 League Large School Division next year.

Beck ran for a game-high 212 yards and a touchdown, and Park scored four times while running for 164 yards for the Bulldogs (6-2 overall, 5-1 District 10, Region 7). 

A bright spot for DuBois (0-8, 0-6) was an 18-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Cam-ron Hays, making his first start in place of the injured Alex Kovalyak. Adian Castro also had an 80-yard kickoff return for a score for the Beavers. 


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