High School Sports

Photos, stories and results from Week 6 of Centre County high school football

The State College Little Lions got big news this week when they officially found out that they’d be playing their regular season finale against Cumberland Valley on Oct. 26 at the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions — Beaver Stadium.

Despite the excitement, senior captain Kevin Kurzinger made sure his team was focused on the task at hand — Central Dauphin East. The focus paid off, as the Little Lions steamrolled CDE 48-7 on the road to extend its unbeaten streak to 6-0.

Bellefonte had a huge win, knocking off Clearfield, which it lost to twice last season, to take sole possession of the top spot in the Mountain League and improve to 5-1. Penns Valley and Bald Eagle Area also improved their records to 5-1, while an injury-riddled Philipsburg-Osceola fell to 1-5.

Here’s what’s happened:

State College 48, Central Dauphin East 7 (final)

Right off the starting whistle, it appeared as though State College vs Central Dauphin East could turn into a shootout.

State College scored in the opening possession on a 22-yard pass from QB Brady Dorner to RB Isaiah Edwards at 10:25. CD East answered right back with a 43-yard TD run by Bryce Baker to tie things up.

But then, Edwards ran a kickoff return 85 yards to the end zone. From there, it was all State College, as the Little Lions put up 41 unanswered points.

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State College’s Isaiah Edwards runs down the field against Central Dauphin East on Friday. State College won 48-7. Mark Helbley Photo provided

Edwards then struck again, this time from 49 yards out, for his third TD of the evening. Conrad Moore picked up his first receiving TD of the season to give the Little Lions the 28-7 lead to close out the first.

An interception by Trevor Beck set up the next touchdown, a 38-yard run by Lokey Howell. Dresyn Green punched in two more to keep the Little Lions unbeaten.

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State College’s Nathan Lusk (84) blocks for Conrad Moore (9) as he runs down the field against Central Dauphin East on Friday. State College won 48-7. Mark Helbley Photo provided

Clearfield 19, Bellefonte 28 (final)

2nd & 40.

It isn’t an ideal position to be in during a football game.

For Bellefonte on Friday night, the Red Raiders faced several long distances. However, when facing 2nd and 40, Bellefonte ended the drive with a touchdown in a 28-19 win over Clearfield.

“It’s awesome. It’s good to be on top of the Mountain League,” senior CJ Funk said. “Obviously, they are a really good team. They were 5-0 coming in and you can’t take them lightly. We just got to keep moving forward.”

Bellefonte began the drive at the Bison’s 39 after an interception from Mason Grey. The first play of the drive saw the Red Raiders lose 16 yards— one rushing yard and 15 from a personal foul penalty. Two plays later, Bellefonte looked to go up 27-19 on a reverse, flea-flicker from Ethan Rossman to Funk for 54 yards, but another personal foul penalty negated the play and made it 2nd and 40.

Again, two plays later, Rossman hit Chris Paloskey for an 18-yard screen pass to end the third quarter and make it 4th and 8 at Clearfield’s 37. The first play of the fourth quarter saw Rossman connect with Grey for their second score of the game together on a 37-yard pass and it was over from there.

The Red Raiders’ defense bent but never broke keeping the Bison from the end zone the rest of game.

-- Nate Cobler

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Bellefonte improved to 5-1 on the season and now leads the Mountain League after knocking off Clearfield 28-19 Friday night at Rogers Stadium. Nate Cobler ncobler@centredaily.com

Bald Eagle Area 31, Tyrone 0 (final)

Bald Eagle Area’s Kaden Bittinger picked up a turnover on defense, and the Bald Eagles took advantage on offense, as QB Jaden Jones ran in 8 yards for a TD with 8:29 remaining in the first. The PAT by Carter Stere was good. Jones hits Bittinger to double the lead right before the end of the half. BEA went into the locker room up 14-0.

In the second half, Jones connected twice with Mathew Reese, and Stere added a 25-yard FG while the defense shut out the Golden Eagles.

Central 49, Philipsburg-Osceola 7 (final)

Central rolled to a 35-0 lead by halftime and took out Philipsburg-Osceola 49-7 at Mountaineer Field Friday night.

The Scarlett Dragons got three touchdowns from Braden Kitt, two on pass receptions and one on the ground as they amassed 403 yards against an injury-riddled Mountie defense, which lost two more starters during the course of the game.

Jeremy Whitehead, filling in for his brother Ryan at quarterback, scored P-O’s lone touchdown on a 10-yard run.

-- Ron Bracken

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Philipsburg-Osceola football coach Brian McGonigal talks with injured quarterback Ryan Whitehead and fill in quarterback Jeremy Whitehead during the game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

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Philipsburg-Osceola’s Dakota Hofe runs with the ball during the game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

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Philipsburg-Osceola quarterback Jeremy Whitehead hands off to Dakote Hofe during the game against Central on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Abby Drey adrey@centredaily.com

Midd-West 7, Penns Valley 55 (final)

Penns Valley made good on its quest to avenge its OT loss against Midd-West last season, rolling to a 55-7 win in yet another high-scoring affair.

Scores from across the state:

Friday’s Scores

Abington 38, Neshaminy 13

Abraham Lincoln 20, Frankford 17

Academy of the New Church 42, Riverside 27

Allderdice 46, Perry Traditional Academy 7

Apollo-Ridge def. Shady Side Academy, forfeit

Archbishop Carroll 27, Conwell Egan 23

Archbishop Spalding, Md. 56, Malvern Prep 12

Bald Eagle Area 31, Tyrone 0

Baldwin 42, Chartiers Valley 35

Beaver Falls 42, Uniontown 29

Bedford 48, Somerset 16

Belle Vernon 43, Greensburg Salem 3

Bellefonte 28, Clearfield 19

Bellwood-Antis 20, Northern Bedford 13

Berks Catholic 9, Hamburg 0

Berlin-Brothersvalley 49, North Star 7

Bermudian Springs 21, York Catholic 0

Bethel Park 23, Moon 16, OT

Bethlehem Freedom 42, Pocono Mountain West 8

Bishop McCort 42, Greater Johnstown 3

Blacklick Valley 33, Conemaugh Valley 14

Blue Mountain 36, Lehighton 0

Bonner-Prendergast 40, Lansdale Catholic 14

Brentwood 28, South Side 13

Brookville 21, Moniteau 8

Bucktail 22, Otto-Eldred 12

Burrell 16, Deer Lakes 14

Canton 27, Muncy 13

Carbondale 30, Montrose 12

Carlisle 39, Altoona 10

Central Bucks South 28, William Tennent 11

Central Bucks West 35, Pennridge 0

Central Columbia 41, Danville 7

Central Martinsburg 49, Philipsburg-Osceola 7

Central Valley 42, Waynesburg Central 6

Central York 47, South Western 7

Chambersburg 30, Cumberland Valley 0

Charleroi 27, Bethlehem Center 8

Chartiers-Houston 42, Mapletown 8

Cheltenham 41, Upper Dublin 7

Chestnut Ridge 43, Central Cambria 7

Clarion 46, Kane Area 28

Clear Spring, Md. 24, James Buchanan 0

Coatesville 36, West Chester Rustin 7

Conestoga Valley 37, Garden Spot 25

Conneaut, Ohio 62, Seneca 0

Cornell 35, Rochester 8

Coudersport 44, Curwensville 0

Crestwood 44, Nanticoke Area 7

Delaware Valley 41, Hazleton Area 7

Delone 41, Biglerville 6

Derry 26, Elizabeth Forward 17

Donegal 28, Octorara 13

Downingtown East 42, Avon Grove 3

Downingtown West 42, Bishop Shanahan 7

Dunmore 13, Old Forge 12

ELCO 28, Ephrata 20

East Allegheny 53, Carmichaels 22

East Pennsboro 13, Camp Hill 0

Eisenhower 29, Cambridge Springs 27

Elk County Catholic 41, Cameron County 0

Elwood City Riverside 57, Carlynton 32

Emmaus 31, Bethlehem Liberty 28

Erie 71, Dubois 20

Erie McDowell 49, Hollidaysburg 14

Exeter 28, Conrad Weiser 21

Fairfield 34, Hanover 13

Farrell 73, Mercer 0

Fort Leboeuf 34, General McLane 14

Freedom 14, Valley 10

Freeport 50, Yough 14

Garnet Valley 56, Conestoga 28

Gettysburg 50, Eastern York 15

Glendale 21, Southern Huntingdon 0

Governor Mifflin 47, Twin Valley 14

Greensburg Central Catholic 33, Springdale 7

Hanover Area 35, Holy Redeemer 7

Harbor Creek 49, Girard 0

Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 47, Waynesboro 7

Harry S. Truman 49, Council Rock North 20

Haverford 34, Springfield Delco 7

Hickory 21, Grove City 19

Highlands 33, Ambridge 0

Huntingdon 20, Bishop Carroll 6

Jeannette 49, Brownsville 0

Jersey Shore 35, Shamokin 14

Kennett 20, West Chester Henderson 7

Keystone Oaks 42, Quaker Valley 0

Kiski Area 21, Hampton 17

Lackawanna Trail 34, Mid Valley 8

Lancaster Catholic 31, Annville-Cleona 24

Latin Charter 20, West Philadelphia 12

Lebanon 42, Columbia 36, OT

Ligonier Valley 48, Purchase Line 0

Littlestown 46, York County Tech 0

Manheim Central 46, Cocalico 43

Manheim Township 30, West Lawn Wilson 14

Maplewood 34, Union City 8

Mars 34, Shaler 20

Mastery Charter North 12, South Philadelphia 6

McGuffey 55, Southmoreland 28

McKeesport 34, Greater Latrobe 14

Meadville 57, Franklin 26

Mercyhurst Prep def. Fairview, forfeit

Middletown 35, Boiling Springs 0

Minersville 25, Marian Catholic 14

Monessen 60, Bentworth 3

Montour 14, Knoch 7

Montoursville 69, Milton 0

Morrisville 20, Lower Moreland 17

Moshannon Valley 44, Williamsburg 24

New Brighton 31, Neshannock 18

New Castle 36, South Park 14

New Oxford 44, Spring Grove 21

Newport 60, Millersburg 33

North Allegheny 40, Seneca Valley 7

North East 43, Corry 28

North Penn 36, Council Rock South 0

North Penn-Mansfield 48, Wyalusing 20

North Schuylkill 41, Jim Thorpe 20

Northampton 51, East Stroudsburg South 21

Northern Lebanon 36, Pequea Valley 14

Northwestern 45, Iroquois 0

Northwestern Lehigh 42, Palmerton 7

Norwin 49, Butler 21

Notre Dame-Green Pond 42, Palisades 24

Oil City 53, Warren 0

Owen J Roberts 35, Boyertown 3

Oxford 49, Sun Valley/Northley Co-op 7

Panther Valley 29, Shenandoah Valley 6

Parkland 21, Nazareth Area 17

Penns Valley 55, Midd-West 7

Penn Hills 52, Armstrong 20

Penn Manor 61, Lancaster McCaskey 21

Penn-Trafford 47, Plum 17

Pennsbury 43, Bensalem 12

Perkiomen Valley 28, Norristown 0

Peters Township 35, Canon-McMillan 3

Phoenixville 26, Pottstown 18

Pittsburgh North Catholic 42, Mount Pleasant 28

Pittston Area 28, West Scranton 27

Pocono Mountain East 48, Pleasant Valley 12

Pottsville 34, Tamaqua 17

Quakertown 55, Wissahickon 7

Radnor 47, Penncrest 7

Reading 40, Daniel Boone 17

Red Land 31, Hershey 6

Red Lion 41, Northeastern 28

Redbank Valley 21, Smethport 0

Reynolds 28, West Middlesex 14

Ridley 35, Upper Darby 14

Ringgold 16, Beaver Area 13

Salisbury 34, Catasauqua 0

Saltsburg 35, United 14

Saucon Valley 28, Bangor 21

Schuylkill Haven 57, Mahanoy Area 19

Scranton 27, Williamsport 8

Scranton Prep 42, North Pocono 7

Selinsgrove 30, Loyalsock 13

Seton-LaSalle 23, Fort Cherry 0

Sharpsville 27, Lakeview 9

Shenango 20, Mohawk 10

Shikellamy 50, Central Mountain 14

Shippensburg 39, Greencastle Antrim 0

Slippery Rock 42, Titusville 13

Solanco 28, Elizabethtown 21

Souderton 38, Central Bucks East 24

South Fayette 34, Blackhawk 14

Southern Columbia 76, South Williamsport 6

Southern Lehigh 35, Northern Lehigh 22

Spring-Ford 35, Methacton 0

Springfield Montco 54, Bristol 7

State College 48, Central Dauphin East 7

Steelton-Highspire 36, Palmyra 22

Steubenville, Ohio 42, USO 14

Strath Haven 10, Marple Newtown 0

Susquehanna Township 34, Mechanicsburg 0

Thomas Jefferson 42, Connellsville 0

Tri-Valley 26, Halifax 7

Trinity 35, Indiana 15

Troy 50, Cowanesque Valley 16

Tunkhannock 63, Towanda 26

Tussey Mountain 14, Juniata Valley 12

Union Area 56, Bishop Canevin 22

Unionville 14, Interboro 7

Upper Dauphin 53, Susquenita 7

Upper Merion 27, Upper Perkiomen 7

Valley View 35, Berwick 28

Wallenpaupack 22, Wyoming Valley West 20

Warrior Run 42, Hughesville 0

Washington 64, Frazier 7

Wellsboro 57, Athens 13

West Allegheny 21, Woodland Hills 20, OT

West Greene 55, Avella 0

West Shamokin 48, Penns Manor 14

West York 14, Susquehannock 7

Western Beaver 19, Ellwood City 0

Western Wayne 28, Lakeland 7

Williams Valley 35, Line Mountain 7

Wilmington 45, Greenville 0

Wyoming Area 35, Lake-Lehman 30

York 44, Dallastown Area 0

York Suburban 48, Muhlenberg 14

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