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Stories, photos and results from Week 2 of postseason football for Centre County teams

Centre County teams went 2-1 Friday night in Week 2 of the high school football postseason.

State College put a thumping on McDowell on a snow-covered field in Erie to claim the District 6-10 class 6A subregional title, while Bellefonte topped Clearfield for the District 6-9 Class 4A championship. While Penns Valley’s season ended with a loss to Richland in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals, senior QB Aaron Tobias broke the state’s single season passing TD record with his 53rd of the year.

Bald Eagle Area plays Westmont Hilltop in the Class 3A District 6 championship at 7 p.m. Saturday in Altoona.

Here’s what’s happened:

Friday’s games

Penns Valley 21, Richland 49 (final)

The Penns Valley Rams’ high school football season came to a bittersweet end Friday night, as they lost to the Richland Rams, 49-21, in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals.

Senior quarterback Aaron Tobias threw three touchdown passes in the loss, setting a new state single season passing touchdown record with 54.

He broke the record on a 66-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Austin Fisher in the fourth quarter of the game.

Penns Valley finishes the season with a 10-2 record and its first-ever Mountain League title.

Clearfield 21, Bellefonte 35 (final)

Bellefonte captured its second district title in the past three years Friday night with a 35-21 victory over Clearfield at Bald Eagle Area.

C.J. Funk powered the Red Raiders to the District 6-9 Class 4A championship with 187 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to help the Red Raiders win their fourth district title in program history — Bellefonte previously won titles in 1989, 1999, and 2017.

Bellefonte defeated Clearfield for the second time this season and avenged last year’s district title loss to the Bison thanks to a stifling defense.

The Red Raiders held Brett Zattoni to just 4.3 yards per carry (18 carries for 77 yards) after he averaged 5.9 YPC coming into the district championship.

Clearfield QB Oliver Billotte threw for just 113 yards on 32 attempts for a stingy 3.5 yards per attempt, and the longest plays the Red Raiders allowed were a 16-yard Zattoni run and a 16-yard reception by Karson Kline.

Bellefonte advances to face District 10’s Cathedral Prep (10-2) in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A playoffs next weekend at a time and place to be determined. The Ramblers defeated District 8’s University Prep 42-6 on Friday night.

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Bellefonte football won the District 6-9 Class 4A championship 35-21 over Clearfield Friday at Wingate. Tom Brolley For the CDT

McDowell 21, State College 42 (final)

State College was led Friday night by the rushing duo of juniors Dresyn Green and Nehemiah Howell on a snow-covered field on Erie to win the Class 6A District 6-10 Subregional Championship game against McDowell.

Green ended the game with 145 yards on 14 carries and three TDs, while Howell was 12 for 127 with two TDs. Isaiah Edwards also scored on a 21-yard pass from QB Brady Dorner, while Aiden Spitler was perfect with PATs.

The turning point of the game with six minutes to go in the second quarter, when Edwards forced a McDowell fumble and Sammy Knipe ran it back to the McDowell 10. Green then ran it in to give the Little Lions the 14-0 lead and shift the momentum going into the half.

State College will play Delaware Valley next weekend.

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State College’s Jacob Hodge (56) and Addison Darcy (79) enjoy the snow during the Little Lions’ 42-21 win over McDowell High School in the PIAA Class 6A subregional football game at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday in Erie. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College’s Kevin Kurzinger pulls down McDowell QB Chris Juchno on Friday in the PIAA Class 6A subregional football game at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium in Erie. State College won 42-21. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College’s Isaiah Edwards hauls in a touchdown pass on Friday against McDowell in the PIAA Class 6A subregional football game at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium. State College won 42-21. Mark Helbley Photo provided

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State College’s Nehemiah Howell runs against McDowell defenders in the snow Friday in the PIAA Class 6A subregional football game at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium. State College won 42-21. Mark Helbley Photo provided

Saturday’s game

Westmont Hilltop (8-3) vs. Bald Eagle Area (8-3)

What: Westmont Hilltop vs. Bald Eagle Area in the District 6 Class 3A championship

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mansion Park, Altoona

How to listen: WBLF 970AM/106.3FM or online at https://tribhssn.triblive.com/

Other stories worth your time:

Previewing Centre County high school football games for the 2nd week of playoffs

Bald Eagle Area football fends off upset-minded Central to advance to District 6 final

After 2 weeks off, Penns Valley football storms into postseason play with 48-12 win

Why Penns Valley football isn’t letting the forfeit disappointment overshadow its success

How State College football ‘owned’ Beaver Stadium while the Nittany Lions were away

Bellefonte football rolls over Bald Eagle Area in Curtin Bowl victory

Thank you to all our news partners who have helped out with updates, photos and stats.

Other PIAA scores

Friday’s Scores

Class 1A

District 4

Championship

Muncy 23, Canton 19

District 6

Quarterfinal

Bishop Guilfoyle 14, Bishop McCort 7

District 11

Championship

Williams Valley 36, Tri-Valley 7

Class 2A

District 2

Championship

Dunmore 42, Mid Valley 6

District 10

Championship

Wilmington 45, Greenville 7

WPIAL

Quarterfinal

Brentwood 20, Neshannock 0

Washington 28, Freedom Area 0

Class 3A

District 4

Semifinal

Loyalsock 21, Central Columbia 13

WPIAL

Semifinal

Central Valley 42, Derry 7

Class 4A

District 1

Championship

Bishop Shanahan 35, Upper Moreland 0

District 2

Semifinal

Dallas 37, Crestwood 16

Valley View 14, Berwick 13

District 3

Quarterfinal

Berks Catholic 14, Gettysburg 7

Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 21, Susquehanna Township 7

Lampeter-Strasburg 27, York Suburban 18

District 8/10

Championship

Erie Cathedral Prep 42, USO 6

WPIAL

Semifinal

Thomas Jefferson 49, Blackhawk 0

Class 5A

District 1

Quarterfinal

Kennett 20, Strath Haven 14, OT

District 3

Quarterfinal

Cedar Cliff 41, New Oxford 13

Cocalico 42, Governor Mifflin 14

WPIAL

Quarterfinal

Penn-Trafford 31, Upper St. Clair 7

Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com

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