Philipsburg-Osceola’s late rally fell short as the Mounties dropped their sixth straight with a 28-21 loss against Huntingdon on Friday.
Dustin Shuey’s two-yard run and Nick Boumerhi’s extra point brought the Mounties to within a touchdown with 2:39 remaining, but the Bearcats (4-4) were able to close the game out.
P-O (1-7) got off to a great start as Jakes Anderson raced 60 yards for the game’s first touchdown.
Huntingdon rebounded, scoring the game’s next three touchdowns.
Hundson Speck got the Bearcats going, finding tight end Logan Fisher with a 44-yard scoring strike. Mitchell Lauer capped the next two scoring drives, both coming on two-yard touchdown runs.
The Mounties cut the margin back to 21-14 on Curtis Matsko’s four-yard run just before the half.
Speck pushed the margin back to two scores, finding Fisher from 11 yards out to make it 28-14.
The Mounties hurt themselves with six penalties and six fumbles (losing two). For the game, P-O outgained Huntingdon 281-277.
Anderson led the Mounties with 67 yards on seven carries. Shuey had 57 yards on 13 carries and Mason Pryde added 52 yards on 13 carries. Matsko was 8 of 17 for 72 yards with an interception.
Jon Wagner led the Bearcats with 110 yards on 12 carries. Devon Claar added 53 yards on 12 carries. Speck was 5 of 7 for 82 yards with an interception.
Philipsburg-Osceola next host unbeaten Clearfield (8-0) on Friday.