Little Lions beat Trojans

DUBOIS -- Bernard Smack returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown, one of his two scores on the day, as the State College football team defeated Erie McDowell 22-10 Saturday afternoon in the District 6-8-9-10 Class AAAA subregional at Mansell Stadium.

The Little Lions (12-0) advance to the PIAA quarterfinals next weekend to face the District 7 champion. Bethel Park and Gateway, the state's top-ranked Class AAAA team, play for that district crown Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field.

The PIAA quarterfinal will be played at 7 p.m. Friday at North Allegheny's Newman Stadium in Wexford.