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.
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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.