D9Sports.com: Rovers to Battle Kane Tonight

CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports.com) – Brockway (4-1, 0-0) travels to Kane (4-1, 0-1) in what should be an interesting showdown as the Wolves will try to rebound from a 21-20 loss to Ridgway and stay alive in the division race.

The Rovers, who lost their first game in a non-conference decision to Clearfield last week, are playing their first division game, so a win would keep them in pace with the Ridgway-ECC winner.

Kane running back John English (731 yards, 13 TDs) leads the district in carries at 113, or a busy 22.6 carries for game. He’s third in the district in yardage and tied for first with Clarion’s Ian Corbett with 13 rushing TDs.

Brockway quarterback Braden Martini has passed for 605 yards and five touchdowns with much of it going to receivers Anthony Benson (20-310, 4 TDs) and Anthony Isabella (17-275, 2 TDs).

Curwensville (4-1, 0-1) tries to bounce back from a loss to Elk County Catholic last week with a non-conference game against St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy from Boalsburg. St. Joe’s is 1-4, coming off a 31-16 loss at Upper Dauphin. While the second-year program was 2-4 against D9 teams last year in its first year, including a 25-7 loss to the Tide in Week 4, this is the first D9 team on its schedule this year. It hosts Ridgway Week 10 in its only other district matchup.

Tide freshman Nick Stewart’s 753 yards rushing rank second in the district.

Also in the AML, the North Division has three games on tap with last week’s three winners taking on three losers. Friday, Port Allegany (0-5) travels to Coudersport (1-4, 1-0) while Otto-Eldred (0-5, 0-1) hosts Smethport (2-3, 1-0). Saturday, Cameron County (1-4, 1-0) visits Sheffield (0-5, 0-1).

In other local games, Clarion (4-1) hosts Moniteau (4-1) at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium, Punxsutawney (3-2) hosts A-C Valley (0-5) while Karns City (5-0) hosts Union (2-3). The Gremlins are still at No. 7 in the state in Class AA by the PA Football News. St. Marys (4-1) visits Clarion-Limestone (1-4) and Brookville (1-4) hosts winless Keystone (0-5). The Raiders had five starters, four seniors with second-year starting quarterback Bobby McGranor, quit the team earlier this week.

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