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Oruwariye comes up with clutch play

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STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 45-38 overtime victory over Appalachian State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback Amani Oruwariye intercepted App State quarterback Zac Thomas in the end zone on first down ...

5 keys for the Nittany Lions in opener vs. Appalachian St.

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Five things to look for as Penn State opens the season against an Appalachian State team that will be overmatched but won't be intimidated coming in to play on such a big stage. No. 1: Take charge early In the best-case scenario, Penn State will grab a big early lead and control throughout, ...

Canton dominates 2nd half to defeat Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY—Four consecutive penalties pushed Canton back 20 yards. The Warriors faced a 2nd-and-30 as they protected a tenuous eight-point, third-quarter lead. Four plays later, Canton converted a 4th-and-9. Three plays after that it scored a touchdown. Whatever the situation, Canton always ...

Montoursville rolls to a victory

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After a possession each from Montoursville and Hughesville, most fans might’ve thought they were in for a defensive Friday night battle between the two. Montoursville turned an opening three and out after opting to receive the opening kickoff into a 42-0 shutout victory over ...

Button helps Green Hornets to a lopsided win

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WELLSBORO — Tanner Button ran cross country as a freshman. He then tried soccer as a sophomore and planned to go back for his junior year. But he received a little encouragement from some football coaches to make his way back onto the gridiron. He hadn't played since junior high, but when ...

Williamsport’s offense sputters in loss to Altoona

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ALTOONA — After blowing away Central Mountain, 62-26, in the 2018 scholastic football opener last Friday, the Williamsport Millionaires had to be feeling good about themselves. However, the high didn’t last long. The Millionaires invaded Altoona’s Mansion Park last night and were ...

Mounties excel on both sides of the ball vs. Wyalusing

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It took South Williamsport 3 and 1/2 quarters in last week's come from behind win over Montgomery to get on the scoreboard. This week was a different story as it only took 10 seconds for junior running back Gannon Guerrisky to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown and help lead the ...

Defenders can’t slow down Milton’s Bradley in loss

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TURBOTVILLE — There was obviously something missing in the Milton offensive huddle without three-year starting quarterback Phil Davis. It didn’t matter as junior wide receiver Qamar Bradley stepped in tremendously and did everything in his power to lead Milton to a 20-14 win over Warrior ...

Wildcats’ defense struggles in another rout

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain’s lenient defense is the team’s biggest concern. The Wildcats followed their Week 1 loss to Williamsport with another lopsided 55-7 defeat to Lewisburg. The defense surrendered 117 points in two games as the Wildcats struggle to find its ...

14-point halftime lead lifts Seals

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SELINSGROVE — Derek Hicks was ready to run the ball. With a freshman quarterback backed up inside his own 30 and less than 90 seconds on the first-half clock, the Selinsgrove head coach was ready to take a seven-point lead into halftime. Then he heard quarterbacks coach and offensive ...

Lancers win with TD in final minute

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With 50 seconds to play and one yard needed to forge a tie in Loyalsock’s eventual 41-40 triumph over rival Danville om Friday night at Kenneth Robbins Stadium, it came as no surprise that Lancers coach Justin Van Fleet called on his all-everything quarterback Connor Watkins to close the deal ...

Week 2 boxscores

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Altoona 38, Williamsport 0 Williamsport 0 0 0 0 —0 Altoona 13 13 6 6 — 38 First quarter A--Lawhead 15 run (Eisel kick), 9:46. A--Lawhead 1 run (kick failed), :36. Second quarter A--Adams 43 run (kick failed), 7:07. A--Lawhead 43 pass from McCarthy (Eisel ...

Link to Penn State’s past finds home with Appalachian State

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There’s a familiar name on the Appalachian State coaching staff who will be marking a homecoming of sorts today when Penn State launches its 2018 season at Beaver Stadium. Greg Gasparato is in his first year as the Mountaineers’ safeties coach. His father, the late Nick Gasparato, was ...

Shore’s Shemory likely to get start

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Elijah Shemory arrived in Williamsport knowing he was facing a daunting task. Ever confident in his abilities, the Jersey Shore graduate knew he was capable of being Lycoming’s starting quarterback. But as he looked at the Warriors’ roster, he saw eight or nine other quarterbacks ...

Cutters fall on road

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After the Crosscutters tied the game in the top of the third inning, Auburn responded with two runs and Williamsport never threatened again, as the Doubledays closed a homestand against Williamsport with a 6-2 win on Friday night. Auburn took a 3-1 lead in the third and Williamsport didn’t ...

NP-Mansfield easily tops Athens at home

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Mikah Kolb ran for 109 yards and had three consecutive touchdowns between the second and third quarter as North Penn-Mansfield routed Athens, 42-0. Mansfield held Athens to 34 total yards. Brent Burleigh went 12 for 12 with 133 passing yards and had a 27-yard pass to Dylan Myer in ...

H.S. Football preview: Danville at Loyalsock

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Danville PPG—41; YPG—385; PPA—7; YPA—229 Danville facts: The Ironmen have lost in the last two District 4 Class AAA championships, including last year against Loyalsock. They lost a strong core from last year’s nine-win team, again look like a strong title contender. Danville made ...

Sun-Gazette football power rankings

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1. Williamsport (1-0): Treyon Potts sure has some good genes. Back in 1989 his father Jerome ran for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a 13-10 win against Altoona. This old-school rivalry is renewed tonight and now Treyson has a chance to show Altoona what he can do. Both father and son are two ...