Friday’s HS Football Roundup: Brookville Gets Defensive in Taking Route 36 Trophy

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Sacking Punxsutawney quarterback Dylan Ishman seven times and limiting the Chucks to minus-1 yard of offense, Brookville notched its first shutout in seven years with a 36-0 win in Friday night’s Route 36 Trophy Game.

(Photo: Bryan Dworek of Brookville had 9 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders win over Punxsutawney)

John Frank had three sacks and led a defensive line surge that tackled Stone Smith in the end zone for a safety and set the Mercy Rule running clock into motion at the 1:25 mark of the third quarter. Cabe Park and Trenton Gilhousen each had two sacks with Park causing an Ishman fumble and picked it up himself for a 29-yard return for the game’s first points.

Raiders quarterback Jack Krug completed 19 of 24 passes for 250 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He threw a 4-yard scoring strike to Ian Thrush, 35-yarder to Bryan Dworek and a 42-yarder to Nick Keth. Dworek caught nine passes for 133 yards while Keth grabbed three balls for 71 yards.

Brandon McGranor ran for 76 yards on 15 carries, scoring on a 2-yard run to give the Raiders a 27-0 lead just before halftime.

Ishman completed 5 of 14 passes for 45 yards and the Raiders’ seven sacks totaled 64 yards in losses.

The last Raiders shutout was a 28-0 blanking of the Bobcats in 2010.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Tyler Serafini and Dylan LeCates each scored two touchdowns and Peter Downer threw a pair of scoring passes to help visiting Brockway to a 41-6 win over Smethport.

Serafini scored on a 5-yard run and on a 49-yard pass, while LeCates scored two third-quarter rushing touchdowns. Downer also hit Noah Vokes with a 23-yard scoring toss while Jon Woods, who ran for 139 yards, had an 80-yard scoring run and the Rovers (4-0) also returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Smethport did get its first points of the year on a Grant Ognen to Noah Costa 58-yard touchdown pass. Costa had two catches for 81 yards with Ognen going 4 of 13 for 85 yards and the score. Ognen also ran seven times for 31 yards, while Nathan Hollowell led the Hubbers (0-4) on the ground with 13 carries for 35 yards.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Kyle Hopson scored twice – once on the ground and once through the air – and Matt Miller threw a pair of touchdown passes to give first-year DuBois head coach Justin Marshall his first career victory, 38-19 at Oil City.

Hopson scored on a 12-yard run in the first half and then on a 46-yard pass from Miller early in the third quarter to help DuBois (1-3) grab a 20-0 lead just under four minutes into the second half.

Miller, who was 16 of 26 for 252 yards, his third straight 200-yard passing game, also hit Eric Schneider with a 34-yard scoring pass to open the scoring.

Hopson finished with five catches for 102 yards and ran the one time for 12 yards, while Schneider had six grabs for 82 yards.

Oil City actually outgained DuBois 428 to 309, as the Oilers (1-3), who had thrown for just 295 yards on the season through three games, threw for 205 vs. the Beavers.

Dylin Chapin was 12 of 20 for 205 yards and a touchdown but was also intercepted three times, including once by Hopson and once by Schneider – Buddy Lines had the third DuBois pick off. He tossed a 7-yard scoring pass to Hunter Haun at the start of the fourth quarter.

Christian Cole (28-yard run) and Noah Petro (40-yard run) also scored for Oil City.

Cole ran the ball 21 times for 136 yards with Petro adding 53 yards on the ground. Haun had six catches for 117 yards. Caden Highfield added four for 71 and also recovered a fumble on defense.


HYDE, Pa. – Ian Border shredded the Clearfield defense for four touchdown runs, including two over 50 yards, as the visiting Bearcats handed the Bison their second straight defeat, 45-27.

Border scored on runs of 54, 5, 27 and 52 yards with three of the scores coming before halftime, as Huntingdon (4-0, 3-0 Mountain League) led 31-14 at the break.

Andrew Hundy also hit Jonathan Price with a 17-yard scoring pass before halftime, and Giovan Scaccia hit a 20-yard field goal. In the second half, Broder added a scoring run, and Price caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Nick Trocha.

For the Bison (2-2, 1-2), Isaac Rummery scored on a 66-yard run and also threw a touchdown pass to Micah Heichel.

It is the first time Clearfield has lost two games in a row in the same season since dropping back-to-back decisions to Brookville (35-28) and Hollidaysburg (42-35) in 2007 after which the Bison ran off eight straight wins.


NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Amassing 403 yards on the ground, Redbank Valley pounded out a 40-14 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone in a key KSAC-Small School division matchup on Homecoming Night Friday.

Clint Thurston led the way with 193 yards on 16 carries with four more TD runs of 84, 10, 1 and 56 yards. He now has 13 in the 2-1 Bulldogs’ three games. Brock Barrett ran for 114 yards on 15 carries and quarterback Keaton Kahle added 87 yards on five carries, 70 of that coming on his first-quarter TD run. He also scored in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs led the Lions (3-1) 19-8 at halftime before scoring twice in the third on Thurston’s 1-yarder and Kahle’s 4-yarder that put the Bulldogs up 33-8 at the 1:41 mark.

Chris Peace ran for 61 yards on 16 carries, scoring the Lions’ first TD on a 1-yard run with one second left in the first half. Ayden Wiles scored the other TD on a 1-yard run with 5:09 left in the game. Lions quarterback Brenden Makray completed 19 of 27 passes for 180 yards with an interception. Riley Hummell had eight catches for 42 yards.


KANE, Pa. – Kane cruised into AML South play with a 63-0 victory over visiting Cameron County in the final AML Crossover of the season for both teams.

Erik DeLong and Ange Costanzo combined to rush for 241 yards and six touchdowns for the Wolves with DeLong leading the way with 10 carries for 127 yards and three touchdowns and Costanzo adding eight totes for 114 yards and three scores while also catching one pass for 23 yards.

Ray Maze (3 catches, 101 yards) added a pair of touchdown catches from Reed Williams, who was 8 of 12 for 172 yards and the two scores, and Jake Alcorn added seven carries for 79 yards and a touchdown for Kane (4-0), which rolled up 438 yards of offense against winless Cameron County (0-4).

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