Playoff Results Cause Shakeup in Football Rankings

St. Marys enters the Top Five of the Nov. 9, 2014, First Commonwealth Bank/ District 9 Top 10 Football Rankings at No. 5 and Brockway (No. 8) and Kane (No. 7) reenter the rankings after playoff wins this past week.

The biggest change is Kane (8-3) moving from No. 7 to No. 3 after knocking off previous No. 3 Clarion (10-2) in the District 9 Class A semifinals. The Bobcats fall to No. 5.

Also moving up in the rankings is Brockway (7-5), which moves into the No. 7 spot from the No. 8 spot after a win over previous No. 6 Union (6-6) in the other Class A semifinal game. The loss drops the Golden Knights to ninth in the latest rankings.

DuBois (8-3) remains in the top spot despite its loss to State College in the District 6-9 Class AAAA title game, while Karns City (10-1) is in at No. 2 for the third straight week following a win over St. Marys in the District 9 Class AA title game with the Dutch (8-4) dropping to No. 6. Clearfield (9-3) remains at No. 4 following a season-ending loss to Somerset in the District 5-6-8-9 title game.

Redbank Valley (7-3) moves into the No. 8 spot despite its season being over with the justification being the Bulldogs beat No. 9 Union. Ridgway (9-2), which lost twice to Union drops to No. 10.

Only one game inside of District 9 is left to be played, the Class A title game, and that will feature No. 3 Kane vs. No. 7 Brockway at 7 p.m. Friday night at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium. Karns City is the only other District 9 team still in action with the Gremlins traveling to Chestnut Ridge for an interdistrict sub-regional contest at 7 p.m. Friday as well.

First Commonwealth Bank is headquartered in Indiana, Pa., and has nine branches throughout District 9 including in two in DuBois and one each in Punxsutawney, Brookville, Brockway, Kersey, St. Marys, Weedville and Clearfield.

As part of First Commonwealth Bank’s commitment to the community, it awards 20 $1,000 scholarships each year to high school athletes (10 male, 10 female).

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DISTRICT 9 FOOTBALL TOP 10 RANKINGS – Nov. 16 (After Week 12)

1 DuBois 8-3 1
2 Karns City 10-1 2
3 Kane 8-3 7
4 Clearfield 9-3 4
5 Clarion 10-2 3
6 St. Marys 8-4 5
7 Brockway 7-5 8
8 Redbank Valley 7-3 10
9 Union 6-6 6
10 Ridgway 9-2 9

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