High School Sports

Photos, stories and scores from Week 5 of Centre County HS football

With Friday night’s games wrapped up, we’re officially halfway through the regular high school football season.

Centre County teams went 4-1 Friday night, with State College overcoming a slow start and Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte and Penns Valley each posting victories. Philipsburg-Osceola, however, got shut out at home.

Here’s what’s happened:

State College 27, Chambersburg 17 (final)

For the second week in a row, State College overcame a slow start to remain undefeated. With the win, State College is now off to its fourth consecutive 5-0 start to the season.

A 38-yard field goal by Aiden Spitler got the Little Lions on the board first. Then a fumble by State College QB Brady Dorner gave Chambersburg a field goal of its own to tie things up.

State College found the end zone for the first time by converting the opening drive of the first half. Dorner made a key first down conversion on third and 13, then a 39-yard pass play with Nathan Lusk put the Little Lions at first and goal. Dorner ran it in for his third rushing TD of the season.

Chambersburg’s RB Keyshawn Jones answered with a touchdown of his own to tie things up in the third.

Another Spitler field goal gave State College back the lead with 10:46 left in the game.

The turning point of the game for State High came when Isaiah Edwards snagged an interception to set up a short field for State College. Edwards then scampered for 28 yards into the end zone, converting a 30-yard drive. Spitler’s PAT was good.

Edwards then punched in another rushing TD make it 35-10 in the Little Lions’ favor in the fourth.

Chambersburg scored the final touchdown of the night on a 54-yard run with 1:04 to go.

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State College quarterback Brady Dorner picks up real estate at Chambersburg. Grace Brennan Photo provided

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State College’s Isaiah Edwards (5) wrestles an interception away from Chambersburg receiver Kevin Lee (1), as linebacker Ryan Domico celebrates in the background. The interception helped to fuel the Little Lions’ second-half surge in a 27-17 road win. Edwards followed his pick with receiving and rushing touchdowns. Grace Brennan Photo provided

Central 7, Bald Eagle Area 29 (final)

Bald Eagle Area’s offense came out stagnant in the first half, scoring just once — a fumble recovering by Kyler Cunningham in the end zone plus a 2-point conversion. But the Bald Eagles came into the second half with a new game plan.

The Bald Eagles turned to usual starter Jaden Jones to enter the second half with the hope that he’d spark the offense, mixing in Kaden Bittinger, who started the game at quarterback and usually starts at wide receiver.

BEA head coach Jesse Nagle said he moved to the two-quarterback system because the team, and Jaden, felt he was ready to come back from his injury.

Bittinger led the team in on the ground and in the air in the game. He had 99 passing yards on 8-of-15 passing, although he also threw two interceptions.

On the ground, the senior finished with 99 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, including a fumble that he recovered after a dropped snap.

Offensive lineman Caleb Burns also scored for the Bald Eagles, from 1 yard out. Central’s touchdown came on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Hoenstine to Braden Kitt with 2:06 left in the game.

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Bald Eagle Area’s Kyler Cunningham is congratulated by teammate Tommy Snyder after his touchdown in the second quarter of the game against Central on Friday, Spet. 20, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

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Bald Eagle Area’s Gage McClenahan cuts down the field with the ball from Central defenders during the game on Friday, Spet. 20, 2019. Abby Drey Centre Daily Times, file

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Bald Eagle Area’s Kyler Cunningham makes a catch and tries to cut around a Central defender during the game on Friday, Spet. 20, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

Bishop Carroll 32, Philipsburg-Osceola 0 (final)

It was a rough night in Philipsburg as the Mounties got shut out at home. After a scoreless first quarter, Bishop Carroll scored its first touchdown early in the second.

P-O trailed 19-0 at the half.

The Huskies add another two touchdowns and missed an extra point in the second half.

Penns Valley 43, Huntingdon 28 (final)

Senior QB Aaron Tobias led Penns Valley Friday night with five touchdowns — four passing and one rushing — in the 43-28 victory over Mountain League foe Huntingdon.

Bellefonte 55, Tyrone 10 (final)

Senior RB CJ Funk led the Red Raiders Friday night as they blew out Tyrone.

Funk got the Red Raiders on the board first with a 20-yard touchdown run, then added another from 10 yards out to give Bellefonte the 14-0 lead with 1:24 left in the first.

A 1-yard TD pass from QB Ethan Rossman to Isiah Nadolsky gave Bellefonte 7 more, while a sack of Rossman in the end zone gave the Golden Eagles 2 with 2:10 left in the half.

Tyrone’s lone touchdown came on a pass from QB Brandon Lucas to Damon Gripp with 4:14 to go in the third. The Golden Eagles added a 2-point conversion.

Jacob Hummel, Logan Houser and Ashton Kozel also scored for the Red Raiders. Funk finished the evening with 144 yards on 11 carries and four touchdowns.

Other stories worth your time:

Previewing Centre County high school football games for Week 5

Why rewriting Bellefonte’s record book isn’t what’s most important to RB C.J. Funk

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

Why State College coach Matt Lintal has high expectations for his new quarterback

5 takeaways from Week 4 of Centre County high school football

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

Scores from other Pa. games

Friday’s Scores

Abington 38, Council Rock South 8

Albert Gallatin 42, James Buchanan 0

Aliquippa 40, Beaver Falls 0

Allentown Central Catholic 50, East Stroudsburg North 12

Allentown Dieruff 27, Pleasant Valley 26

Annville-Cleona 70, Columbia 43

Avonworth 42, Apollo-Ridge 14

Bald Eagle Area 30, Central Martinsburg 7

Baldwin 30, Woodland Hills 27

Bedford 48, Central Cambria 15

Belle Vernon 61, Indiana 7

Bellefonte 55, Tyrone 10

Bellwood-Antis 48, Moshannon Valley 0

Berlin-Brothersvalley 49, Windber 7

Bermudian Springs 43, Fairfield 0

Berwick 23, Selinsgrove 7

Bethlehem Freedom 49, Whitehall 26

Bishop Carroll 32, Philipsburg-Osceola 0

Bishop Guilfoyle 30, Greater Johnstown 6

Bishop McCort 21, Forest Hills 15

Blackhawk 29, Montour 21

Bloomsburg 17, South Williamsport 12

Boyertown 40, Methacton 6

Brentwood 34, Frazier 0

Brookville 42, Karns City 41, OT

Burgettstown 42, South Side 9

Burrell 40, Yough 6

Canon-McMillan 21, Hempfield Area 12

Canton 27, Athens 19

Cedar Cliff 20, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 17

Cedar Crest 34, Hempfield 21

Central Bucks South 40, Bensalem 13

Central Bucks West 28, William Tennent 0

Central Dauphin 62, Carlisle 7

Central Dauphin East 35, Altoona 19

Central Valley 56, Keystone Oaks 6

Charleroi 57, Carmichaels 7

Cheltenham 30, Quakertown 12

Chestnut Ridge 39, Cambria Heights 14

Clairton 33, Laurel 7

Clearfield 42, Central Mountain 20

Coatesville 34, Unionville 21

Conemaugh Township 23, Blacklick Valley 14

Conestoga 42, Harriton 14

Conneaut Area 36, General McLane 14

Conrad Weiser 31, Twin Valley 10

Cornell 57, Northgate 14

Corry 13, Titusville 10

Crestwood 15, Williamsport 14

Dallas 49, Wyoming Valley West 0

Danville 49, Milton 12

Deer Lakes 29, Mount Pleasant 26

Delone 27, Littlestown 0

Donegal 31, Ephrata 13

Dover 41, Eastern York 12

Downingtown East 49, Great Valley 6

Downingtown West 56, Oxford 20

Dunmore 51, Riverside 7

ELCO 37, Northern Lebanon 7

East Allegheny 37, Summit Academy 0

East Stroudsburg South 48, Allentown Allen 14

Easton 27, Emmaus 26

Elizabeth Forward 42, Quaker Valley 6

Elwood City Riverside 17, Shenango 7

Episcopal Academy 21, The Hill School 7

Erie McDowell 38, Erie 8

Exeter 41, Muhlenberg 0

Fleetwood 28, Daniel Boone 17

Fort Hill, Md. 49, Hollidaysburg 21

Fort Leboeuf 24, Franklin 14

Fox Chapel 16, Hampton 13

Freedom 40, Ellwood City 0

Freeport 56, Uniontown 14

Garnet Valley 42, Radnor 7

Gateway 49, Ringgold 0

Gettysburg 29, Susquehannock 0

Greater Latrobe 34, Connellsville 27

Greensburg Central Catholic 41, Imani Christian Academy 0

Greensburg Salem 47, Laurel Highlands 27

Grove City 31, Slippery Rock 16

Hanover 33, York County Tech 0

Harbor Creek 7, Mercyhurst Prep 0

Harry S. Truman 55, Neshaminy 41

Haverford 24, Strath Haven 0

Haverford School 30, Father Judge 20

Hickory 28, Greenville 7

Homer-Center def. United, forfeit

Jeannette 43, Springdale 0

Jefferson-Morgan 44, Avella 7

Jersey Shore 39, Shikellamy 2

Jim Thorpe 41, Midd-West 0

Juniata Valley 34, Southern Huntingdon 13

Kane Area 35, Punxsutawney 0

Kennett 48, Sun Valley/Northley Co-op 20

Keystone 14, Curwensville 7

Knoch 34, Ambridge 6

Lackawanna Trail 45, Carbondale 0

Lake-Lehman 37, Northwest Area 13

Lakeland 14, Mid Valley 12

Lakeview 29, Seneca 0

Lampeter-Strasburg 55, Garden Spot 10

Lewisburg 28, Shamokin 26

Ligonier Valley 54, West Shamokin 7

Line Mountain 35, Millersburg 0

Mahanoy Area 36, Hamburg 28, OT

Malvern Prep 42, Berks Catholic 7

Manheim Central 54, Elizabethtown 6

Manheim Township 56, Cocalico 7

Maplewood 25, Reynolds 14

Marion Center 24, Northern Cambria 7

Marple Newtown 17, Upper Darby 12

Mars 42, Armstrong 21

Martinsburg, W.Va. 45, Academy Park 8

Massaponax, Va. 26, Penn Wood 23

Massillon Washington, Ohio 42, Penn-Trafford 21

McGuffey 46, Bethlehem Center 14

Meadville 53, Warren 6

Mechanicsburg 35, West Perry 7

Mifflinburg 42, Warrior Run 0

Montgomery 56, Columbia-Montour 14

Montoursville 41, Loyalsock 6

Moon 49, Chartiers Valley 18

Morrisville 26, Kutztown 6

Mount Union 33, West Branch 21

Nanticoke Area 27, Holy Redeemer 7

Nazareth Area 27, Bethlehem Catholic 13

Neshannock 54, Shady Side Academy 14

Neumann-Goretti 18, Conwell Egan 7

North East 24, Fairview 6

North Schuylkill 29, Mount Carmel 17

Northeastern 24, Dallastown Area 7

Northern Bedford 27, Everett 0

Northern York 55, Greencastle Antrim 13

Northwestern 31, Eisenhower 10

Northwestern Lehigh 41, Bangor 13

Oak Glen, W.Va. 41, Perry Traditional Academy 14

Octorara 44, Pequea Valley 7

Palmyra 21, Camp Hill 19

Parkland 35, Bethlehem Liberty 7

Peddie, N.J. 38, Archbishop Wood 9

Pen Argyl 28, Palmerton 21

Penn Charter 56, Upper Dublin 0

Penn Hills 7, Kiski Area 3

Penns Valley 43, Huntingdon 28

Pennsbury 38, Council Rock North 7

Perkiomen Valley 16, Owen J Roberts 9

Philadelphia Northeast 21, Martin Luther King 0

Philadelphia Roman Catholic 14, Chester 6

Pine-Richland 46, Norwin 0

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 45, Bethel Park 14

Pittsburgh North Catholic 13, Derry 3

Plymouth-Whitemarsh 28, Upper Moreland 6

Pope John Paul II 54, Upper Perkiomen 0

Portage Area 62, Shade 13

Pottsville 57, Interboro 8

Pottsville Nativity 47, Shenandoah Valley 0

Red Land 31, Lower Dauphin 14

Redbank Valley 41, Iroquois 6

Richland 62, Somerset 8

Ridley 52, Penncrest 13

Roxborough 26, Philadelphia George Washington 6

Salisbury 23, Notre Dame-Green Pond 21

Saucon Valley 21, Northern Lehigh 14

Sayre Area 41, Wyalusing 20

Scranton Prep 37, West Scranton 34

Seneca Valley 55, Butler 0

Serra Catholic 55, Carlynton 13

Shippensburg 45, Mifflin County 14

Smethport 36, Otto-Eldred 22

Souderton 24, Pennridge 21

South Allegheny 34, Fort Cherry 7

South Fayette 49, Hopewell 14

South Park 22, Waynesburg Central 9

South Western 17, Red Lion 14

Southern Columbia 62, Central Columbia 0

Southern Lehigh 35, Palisades 6

Southmoreland 62, Brownsville 21

State College 27, Chambersburg 17

Stroudsburg 21, Pocono Mountain East 7

Susquehanna 44, Montrose 13

Tamaqua 49, Blue Mountain 14

Tamaqua 49, Blue Mountain Union, Vt. 14

Thomas Jefferson 40, Trinity 0

Troy 36, Towanda 28

Tussey Mountain 48, Williamsburg 14

USO 40, Allderdice 6

Union City 32, Mercer 13

Upper Dauphin 60, Tri-Valley 14

Upper Merion 21, Phoenixville 14

Upper St. Clair 35, West Allegheny 33

Valley View 49, Honesdale 21

Wallenpaupack 21, Pittston Area 14

Warwick 49, Lancaster McCaskey 6

Washington 46, California 20

Waynesboro 22, Big Spring 0

Wellsboro 48, Hughesville 14

West Chester East 35, West Chester Henderson 14

West Greene 49, Monessen 24

West Lawn Wilson 51, Penn Manor 24

West Middlesex 36, Cochranton 0

West Mifflin 35, New Castle 27

Western Wayne 48, Hanover Area 0

Westmont Hilltop 54, Penn Cambria 25

Wilkes-Barre Area 34, Hazleton Area 20

Williams Valley 49, Juniata 15

Wissahickon 21, Hatboro-Horsham 18

Wyoming Area 49, Tunkhannock 10

York 49, Spring Grove 19

York Catholic 49, Biglerville 13

York Suburban 35, Kennard-Dale 13

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