D9Sports.com: Karns City Squares Off Against South Fayette, Record-seeking Brumbaugh

CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports.com) – Another year, another shot at South Fayette.

After winning what turned out to be a true road game, the Karns City Gremlins get another crack at WPIAL champion South Fayette this Friday at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.

They earned a rematch with a hard-fought 23-14 win at Chestnut Ridge last Friday night.
Last year at the same site at CUP — the PIAA changed the cycle of home sites this year, so it’s back to a D5-8-9 site for this quarterfinal round — Karns City fell to South Fayette, 57-21.

Karns City will try to knock off South Fayette and get past the state quarterfinal round for the first time in team history. The winner meets either District 10 champion Hickory or Tyrone in the state semifinals. Those two meet Saturday at DuBois’ E.J. Mansell Stadium at 1 p.m.

In last year’s matchup, the Gremlins led 21-15 following Tristan Rhoades’ third touchdown on a 3-yard run with 7:37 left in the second quarter, but the Lions scored the final 42 points — 28 points by the end of the first half — on six unanswered touchdowns and set the PIAA Mercy Rule’s running clock into motion with 5:38 left in the game.

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