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Photos, stories and scores from Week 4 of Centre County HS football

Highlights from Bellefonte’s win over Central Mountain

Bellefonte football beats Central Mountain 41-14 on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
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Bellefonte football beats Central Mountain 41-14 on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

Week 4 of PIAA football is in the books.

Centre County teams went 4-1 Friday night, with State College improving to 4-0 to remain undefeated. Bellefonte, Penns Valley and Bald Eagle Area also rolled over their opponents, each improving to 3-1. Philipsburg-Osceola fell just short of securing its second win of the season in a heartbreaker at Tyrone.

Here’s what’s happened:

Central Mountain 14, Bellefonte 41 (final)

Senior running back C.J. Funk piled up 181 rushing yards to break Chris Shivery’s Bellefonte school record for career rushing yards in a 41-14 victory over Central Mountain on Friday night at Rogers Stadium.

Funk came into the night needing 65 yards to match Shivery’s 2,546 rushing yards and he passed the mark on a 21-yard QB sweep over the right side with under a minute left in the first quarter.

He also tied the school’s career touchdown mark (39) and Bellefonte’s career points record (234) with a two-yard touchdown run with 10:20 left in the second quarter.

Funk’s 181 rushing yards — he now stands 2,662 rushing yards — also helped him to break Nate Stone’s record for most 100-yard rushing games with 13 and counting.

Junior quarterback Ethan Rossman and senior wide receiver Trae Bauman also got in on the fun, connecting for a pair of touchdown passes in the first half.

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Central Mountain defenders can’t stop Bellefonte’s C.J. Funk as he runs down the field for a first down during the game on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

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Bellefonte’s Trae Bauman makes a catch and runs it in for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against Central Mountain on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

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Bellefonte’s Ethan Rossman makes a pass that leads to a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against Central Mountain on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

State College 53, Carlisle 12 (final)

While the final score of State College’s road trip to Carlisle show a blowout, the Thundering Hurd was able to keep with the Little Lions score-for-score through most of the first half.

The Little Lions were first on the board, with a 34-yard play from QB Brady Dorner to RB Isaiah Edwards in the opening drive. The PAT put State college up 7-0. But then Carlisle answered right back with a TD of its own, but missed the extra point.

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State College’s Lokey Howell runs with the ball against Carlisle on Sept. 13. Mark Helbley Photo provided

A 45-yard TD run on a QB sneak by Dorner gave State College 6 more, but the PAT was blocked. Carlisle answered with a touchdown of its own, and attempted to take the lead with a 2-point conversion, but couldn’t complete.

The Little Lions led but just 1 point nearing the half, when Lokey Howell popped off for an 87-yard TD with 2:43 remaining to put State College up 20-12.

From there, it was all State College. The Little Lions started the second half by converting a 51-yard drive to give Dorner his second rushing TD of the night. He added his third a few plays later. RBs Dresyn Green and Nehemiah Howell and backup QB Calvin Roan also scored touchdowns for State College.

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State College’s Kyle Domico makes a hit against Carlisle on Sept. 13. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College Isaiah Edwards runs with the ball against Carlisle on Sept. 13. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College’s Dresyn Green runs down the field against Carlisle on Sept. 13. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College DE Nathan Lusk pressures Carlisle QB Owen Hacker on Sept. 13. The Little Lions won 52-12. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College QB Brady Dorner looks for a pass against Carlisle on Sept. 13. Mark Helbley Photo provided

Central 21, Penns Valley 41 (final)

The Penns Valley Rams went into the half with only a one-possession lead but came out with a vengeance to close the game out and secure a 41-21 victory over Central on Friday night. Penns Valley came out throwing the ball early, with three passing touchdowns from senior quarterback Aaron Tobias in the first two quarters of play. A missed PAT and a failed two-point conversion meant the Rams only came away with 19 points on their first three scores, but it was enough to hold a lead early on.

The Rams held a 19-7 lead when Central quarterback Jeff Hoenstine found Dalton Metzger for a 32-yard touchdown with only 13 seconds left in the first half, cutting off the mounting Penns Valley momentum. The teams traded several stops before Penns Valley finally scored late in the third quarter on a Tobias pass to Austin Fisher to make it a two possession game, 27-14.

The Rams put the game to rest early in the fourth quarter after Tobias found Stephen Ripka for the quarterback’s fifth passing touchdown. Ripka snagged an interception on the next possession, and another touchdown pass from Tobias — his sixth of the game — on the very next play to seal the game for the Rams. Central added another touchdown late when Hoenstine found Hunter Klotz from 15 yards out, but it was too little too late as the Rams left with a victory and a 3-1 record.

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Penns Valley’s Gage Ripka scored twice against Central in the first half of Friday night’s game in Spring Mills. Nate Althouse Photo provided

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Penns Valley QB Aaron Tobias runs down the field against Central on Friday in Spring Mills. Nate Althouse Photo provided

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Penns Valley’s 58 Zach Royer pressures Central QB Jeff Hoenstine Friday evening inn Spring Mills. Nate Althouse Photo provided

Bald Eagle Area 29, Bishop Carroll 6 (final)

Bald Eagle Area was led offensively by senior Kaden Bittinger, who scored all four of the Bald Eagles’ touchdowns during Friday night’s contest at Bishop Carroll. Bittinger got the start at quarterback in place of the injured Jaden Jones.

The first of those was a 61-yard rushing TD with 3:40 remaining in the first quarter. Bittinger followed that up with a 59-yard rushing TD with 10:29 left in the second. The PAT was blocked. He scored his third on a 6-yard rush with 6:21 remaining in the half, then punched in a 2-point conversion.

Bishop Carroll’s TD came from QB Hunter Dumm from 1 yard out with 8:16 left in the third. Bittinger answered from 6 yards out with his fourth TD of the game, with 6:26 to go in the quarter.

BEA’s final two points came as Tommy Snyder tackled Dumm for a safety with 1:42 remaining.

In addition to the four touchdowns, Bittinger also racked up 240 yards rushing. Kyler Cunningham and Ben Yetsko snagged interceptions on defense.

Philipsburg-Osceola 16, Tyrone 22 (final)

The Mounties were first on the board in the first quarter with a 10-yard TD pass from QB Ryan Whitehead to Aaron Depto with 7:57 left in the first, but missed the 2-point conversion. Tyrone answered on a 1-yard run by QB Brandon Lucas with 3:03 left in the first.

P-O took the lead again on a 5-yard TD by Kaleb Stamm with 1:19 left in the 2nd. Aaron Parks made the extra point, then kicked a 25-yard field goal to put the Mounties up 16-7 going into the half.

Lucas added another TD for Tyrone with 4:33 in the third to get within two of P-O. A third Lucas touchdown with 8:11 remaining — plus a 2-point conversion — gave Tyrone its first lead, 22-16, of the evening.

The Mounties couldn’t answer, and fell short of securing their second win of the season.

Other stories worth your time:

RB C.J. Funk has a record night as the Red Raiders roll over Central Mountain

How Penns Valley QB Aaron Tobias is looking to make his final season playing for his dad ‘special’

5 takeaways from Week 3 of Centre County high school football

QB Jaden Jones’ family ties run deep in Bald Eagle Area football

What coach John Franco ‘coming home’ to Tyrone means for Mountain League football

Scores from around the state:

Friday’s Scores

Abington 49, Bensalem 15

Academy Park 44, Gratz 6

Aliquippa 27, Montour 14

Annville-Cleona 49, Northern Lebanon 20

Apollo-Ridge 27, East Allegheny 14

Avonworth 24, New Brighton 13

Bald Eagle Area 29, Bishop Carroll 6

Bedford 39, Penn Cambria 7

Bellefonte 41, Central Mountain 14

Bellwood-Antis 40, Everett 0

Berks Catholic 49, Boyertown 14

Berlin-Brothersvalley 21, Portage Area 13

Berwick 42, Wyoming Valley West 0

Bethel Park 31, Shaler 0

Bishop Guilfoyle 37, Central Cambria 7

Blackhawk 49, Ambridge 0

Cambria Heights 37, Bishop McCort 15

Canton 52, Bucktail 14

Cedar Cliff 49, Hollidaysburg 8

Cedar Crest 49, Lancaster McCaskey 20

Central Bucks West 42, Central Bucks South 28

Central Columbia 43, Hughesville 7

Central Dauphin 13, Cumberland Valley 7

Central Valley 35, Pittsburgh North Catholic 14

Central York 58, Red Lion 7

Chambersburg 56, Altoona 24

Charleroi 45, Frazier 6

Chartiers-Houston 41, Bentworth 18

Clairton 58, Riverview 0

Clarion 29, Brookville 12

Claysburg-Kimmel 30, Moshannon Valley 0

Clearfield 28, Huntingdon 16

Coatesville 55, West Chester Henderson 17

Cocalico 49, Elizabethtown 12

Columbia 43, Pequea Valley 6

Conneaut Area 38, Hickory 12

Conneaut, Ohio 62, Iroquois 6

Conrad Weiser 38, Daniel Boone 7

Dallas 56, Pittston Area 15

Danville 35, Mifflinburg 19

Derry 7, Mount Pleasant 0

Downingtown West 33, Perkiomen Valley 17

Dunmore 49, Lackawanna Trail 35

ELCO 14, Octorara 6

East Pennsboro 24, Palmyra 0

East Stroudsburg South 21, Stroudsburg 0

Easton 44, Bethlehem Liberty 7

Eisenhower 44, Saegertown 6

Elizabeth Forward 31, Freeport 13

Elk County Catholic 35, Port Allegany 7

Elwood City Riverside 37, Western Beaver 7

Emmaus 41, Pleasant Valley 0

Episcopal Academy 26, Philadelphia Northeast 13

Erie 22, West Toronto Prep, Ontario 0

Farrell 33, West Middlesex 0

Fleetwood 30, Upper Perkiomen 20

Frankford 37, West Philadelphia 8

Garnet Valley 42, Springfield Delco 7

Gateway 49, Greater Latrobe 0

Gettysburg 44, West York 13

Girard 24, Corry 13

Governor Mifflin 48, Muhlenberg 0

Great Valley 15, Sun Valley/Northley Co-op 12

Greenville 20, Sharpsville 12

Grove City 36, Brashear 0

Hamburg 41, Minersville 7

Harbor Creek 42, Fairview 0

Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 43, Red Land 0

Haverford 48, Interboro 7

Homer-Center 35, Marion Center 13

Hopewell 31, Waynesburg Central 7

Imani Christian Academy 24, Valley 20

Imhotep Charter 28, Malvern Prep 14

Jeannette 54, Avella 0

Jenkintown 27, Lower Moreland 20

Jim Thorpe 76, Kutztown 0

Juniata 42, Line Mountain 33

Juniata Valley 38, Williamsburg 12

KIPP Dubois 20, Philadelphia George Washington 12

Kane Area 41, Brockway 0

Karns City 21, Moniteau 6

Kennard-Dale 37, Big Spring 26

Kennett 27, Unionville 13

Keystone 42, Cameron County 6

Kiski Area 36, Fox Chapel 17

Knoch 24, Highlands 0

Lake-Lehman 48, Carbondale 14

Lakewood St. Edward, Ohio 21, Erie Cathedral Prep 14

Lancaster Catholic 43, Ephrata 14

Lehighton 40, Marian Catholic 6

Lewisburg 41, Milton 6

Ligonier Valley 57, Saltsburg 12

Littlestown 20, York Catholic 6

Loyalsock 48, Bloomsburg 14

Mahanoy Area 34, Pottsville Nativity 27

Manheim Township 65, Penn Manor 7

Maplewood 41, Cambridge Springs 0

Marple Newtown 35, Harriton 12

McGuffey 48, Carmichaels 26

Mechanicsburg 26, Hershey 3

Mercyhurst Prep 56, Titusville 0

Mid Valley 0, Susquehanna 0, OT

Midd-West 54, Shenandoah Valley 6

Millersburg 21, Halifax 19

Montoursville 28, Warrior Run 7

Moon 41, Baldwin 13

Mount Carmel 34, Jersey Shore 18

Nazareth Area 35, Bethlehem Freedom 33

Neshaminy 48, Council Rock North 31

Neshannock 44, Ellwood City 0

Neumann-Goretti 32, Bonner-Prendergast 15

New Castle 45, Beaver Area 0

New Hope-Solebury 47, Bristol 14

North Penn 37, Pennridge 14

North Pocono 28, Abington Heights 0

North Schuylkill 47, Schuylkill Haven 14

Northampton 53, East Stroudsburg North 8

Northeastern 40, Spring Grove 14

Northwestern 49, Seneca 0

Norwin 28, Chartiers Valley 13

Notre Dame-Green Pond 50, Palmerton 14

Oil City 26, General McLane 13

Old Forge 49, Holy Redeemer 0

Our Lady Of Sacred Heart 46, Rochester 12

Palisades 42, Catasauqua 0

Penn Charter 44, Philadelphia Central 8

Penn Hills 14, Mars 7

Penns Manor 47, United 6

Peters Township 23, West Allegheny 7

Pine Grove 34, Tri-Valley 7

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 31, Hempfield Area 14

Plum 49, Connellsville 7

Plymouth-Whitemarsh 57, Wissahickon 7

Pocono Mountain East 28, Allentown Dieruff 12

Pocono Mountain West 35, Allentown Allen 18

Pope John Paul II 52, Schuylkill Valley 7

Pottstown 14, Methacton 0

Pottsville 42, Crestwood 12

Purchase Line 28, Northern Cambria 6

Quakertown 31, Upper Moreland 6

Reading 25, Twin Valley 23

Redbank Valley 54, Sheffield 6

Reynolds 40, Mercer 13

Richland 58, Greater Johnstown 6

Ridgway/Johnsonburg 48, Bradford 0

Riverside 39, Hanover Area 13

Scranton 21, Wallenpaupack 10

Sharon 14, Slippery Rock 0

Shenango 27, Serra Catholic 14

Shippensburg 27, Waynesboro 6

Smethport 26, Curwensville 0

Solanco 42, Garden Spot 0

Somerset 24, Forest Hills 20

Souderton 17, William Tennent 7

South Fayette 49, Greensburg Salem 0

South Philadelphia 14, Overbrook 6

South Williamsport 40, Muncy 13

Southern Columbia 62, Shamokin 0

Southern Lehigh 49, Bangor 0

Southmoreland 62, Bethlehem Center 16

Spring-Ford 24, Exeter 7

Steelton-Highspire 78, Camp Hill Trinity 34

Strath Haven 20, Radnor 14

Susquehannock 35, Dover 13

Tamaqua 50, Panther Valley 16

Thomas Jefferson 62, Indiana 0

Trinity 35, Ringgold 7

Troy 39, North Penn-Mansfield 6

Tunkhannock 35, Honesdale 26

Tussey Mountain 32, Northern Bedford 22

Tyrone 22, Philipsburg-Osceola 16

USO 38, Perry Traditional Academy 20

Union City 43, Cochranton 6

Upper Dauphin 36, Newport 20

Upper Dublin 40, Hatboro-Horsham 13

Warwick 55, Hempfield 7

Washington 44, Brownsville 7

Wellsboro 54, Towanda 12

West Greene 41, Mapletown 6

West Lawn Wilson 49, Manheim Central 14

West Perry 56, Greencastle Antrim 32

West Shamokin 13, Blairsville 6

Western Wayne 55, Montrose 13

Williams Valley 28, Susquenita 14

Williamsport 13, Hazleton Area 7

Wilmington 42, Lakeview 0

Windber 42, North Star 0

Wyoming Area 48, Nanticoke Area 7

York 40, New Oxford 27

York Suburban 42, Eastern York 7

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