Week 1 proved to be one of the county’s best opening weeks in high school football in a long time.
Four teams came away with victories, including a pair who overcame double-digit deficits. You can find links to all those complete game stories below, along with photos from two featured games at the bottom.
What happened: Dylan Deitrich’s 55-yard TD run on a reverse opened the fourth quarter and began the Red Raiders’ rally from a double-digit deficit. QB Nick Paloskey punched in a 1-yard TD run to give his team the lead for good.
What happened: Trailing by 11 in the second half, the Rams rallied and took the lead on RB Ryan Ripka’s touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The defense also had a number of big plays and stopped the Chucks on their last three offensive possessions.
What happened: The Mounties raced to a 26-0 lead to open the game and left little doubt to win their opener, matching last season’s win total.
What happened: The Eagles saw a 13-0 halftime disappear, only to rattle off 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
What happened: St. Joseph’s lost QB Brendan Robinson in the first half, and the Wolves had trouble moving the ball without him in the shutout loss.
Other high school football stories worth checking out:
Looking back: High school football games ... from 10 and 20 years ago
State College: Cohen Russell poised ‘to do big things’
Bellefonte: Aiming for a district title
Philipsburg-Osceola: Ready to change the reputation