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Football Roundup: Logan Minich Celebrates Birthday by Scoring Three TDs in Clarion Win over Brookville
CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports) – Logan Minich celebrated his birthday by scoring three touchdowns while running for 172 yards as Clarion jumped on visiting Brookville early for a 28-15 win at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium Friday.
(Logan Minich was named the Hager Paving Player of the Game for Clarion)
Minich, who had 21 carries, scored on runs of 10 and 62 yards while catching a 7-yard touchdown pass from Archer Mills. He had two grabs for 14 yards and was named Clarion’s Hager Paving Player of the Game. The Bobcats (4-0 overall, 4-0 D9 Large School) scored on four of their first five possessions of the game and led 28-0 before halftime when Sam Minich scored on a 1-yard TD run with 25 seconds remaining.
Mills was effective passing, completing 12 of 16 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. Sam Minich, Logan’s twin brother who therefore was also celebrating his birthday, caught seven passes for 79 yards. Mills added an interception on defense.
Brookville sophomore Robert Keth, in his first varsity start at quarterback, completed 16 of 27 passes for 158 yards. He threw two TD passes, both to Ian Thrush from 9 and 4 yards out, with two interceptions. Thrush caught five passes for 51 yards and was named Brookville’s Hager Paving Player of the Game while Bryan Dworek made his season debut for the Raiders (1-3, 1-3) due to recovering from an injury and grabbed eight passes for 65 yards.
Keth was the fourth QB used by Brookville this season and the third different one to start in four games after Jack Krug suffered a shoulder injury in the second week of the season. Brookville has lost all three games Krug hasn’t finished including both he hasn’t started.
KEYSTONE 46, CAMERON COUNTY 0
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Taylar Altman scored three touchdowns – two rushing and one on a fumble return – to lead visiting Keystone to a 46-0 win at Cameron County with 40 of the Panthers 46 points coming before halftime.
Altman scored on runs of seven and 28 yards and returned a fumbled kickoff, in which he ripped he ripped away from the returner, 25 yards for a score.
The fumble return came following an Issak Jones touchdown run of two yards that had given the Panthers (2-2) an early 7-0 lead and put Keystone ahead 13-0.
For the game, Altman ran eight times for a game-high 79 yards and the two scores. Jones added five carries for 42 yards and the touchdown and was 2 of 8 passing for 40 yards.
Keystone also got touchdown runs from Jayden Blazosky (45 yards), Gavin Hogue (6 yards) and Brandon Kapp (8 yards). Blazosky ran twice for 48 yards and caught one pass for one pass for 16 yards. Blazosky also intercepted two passes on defense.
The Panthers held Cameron County (0-4) to six yards of total offense including negative 38 rushing. Conner Nolan was 2 of 6 for 33 yards and an interception.
Keystone head coach Ryan Smith talked about the win.
MONITEAU 20, KARNS CITY 14
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – In a game that featured a controversial ending, Chance Nagy’s touchdown run from a yard out with 8:17 to play lifted Moniteau to a 20-14 win over visiting rival Karns City.
Nagy’s scoring run kept the Warriors (2-2 overall, 2-2 D9 Large School) from losing a game they led 14-0 at halftime.
But it was another play that involved Nagy that left the Karns City side wondering what had happened.
With the Gremlins (1-3, 1-3) down by the six points with under a minute to play, Nagy lined up to punt for Moniteau with the ball at the Warriors 11-yard line. The snap got away from Nagy, who tracked it down in the end zone. He then was able to get a punt off, but it appeared that a Karns City player got a piece of the football and the ball rolled out of bounds inside the Moniteau 20-yard line. The Gremlins, however, were called for roughing the punter giving Moniteau an automatic first down by rule despite the punt coming on fourth-and-17, and the Warriors kneeled out the clock for the win, their first over their rival Butler County school since beating Karns City twice in 2011 and their first win over the Gremlins in West Sunbury since 2009.
Moniteau took the 14-0 halftime lead on two first-quarter Nagy scoring runs, one from seven yards out and the other from four yards away.
But Karns City rallied in the second half cutting the deficit to 14-6 after three quarters on a 7-yard Devin Ryan touchdown run before Hunter Jones got the Gremlins within two, 14-12, on a 7-yard run 41 seconds into the fourth quarter. Anthony Kamenski then hit Hunter Rowe with the 2-point conversion pass to tie the game before Nagy’s short TD run four minutes later put Moniteau back in front for good.
Nagy ran 13 times for 62 yards and the three scores and was 3 of 9 passing for 76 yards and an interception.
Ryan paced Karns City with nine carries for 70 yards and the score with Jones adding 15 totes for 59 yards. Ryan also had one catch for 11 yards and Jones one for 24 yards.
Karns City turned the ball over four times, all on lost fumbles, while Moniteau had two turnovers, one fumble and one interception.
OTTO-ELDRED 47, UNION/A-C VALLEY 25
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Otto-Eldred returned two interceptions for touchdowns and a kickoff for a touchdown to pull away from visiting Union/A-C Valley, 47-25.
Cole Sebastian and Cameron Magee each had pick-6s, and Magee added a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Magee scored in three different ways also catching a touchdown pass from Cole Sebastian. Magee had three catches for 59 yards and ran five times for 34 yards. Magee also made nine tackles.
Cole Sebastian was 13 of 23 passing for 198 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions and also ran five times for 41 yards.
Chase Sebastian caught a touchdown pass from his younger brother and had four grabs for 49 yards, while Steve Langworthy added a 29-yard touchdown catch on his only reception of the day.
Colton Gietler chipped in a 2-yard touchdown run and also picked off a pass, while Chris Connelly had eight tackles, kicked three extra points, had two catches for 32 yards and one carry for seven yards.
For Union/A-C Valley, Nolan Cumberland ran 19 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns while Tony Thompson had four carries for 40 yards and Eli Penny seven for 35. Tanner Merwin caught one pass for 27 yards, and Luke Bowser added a rushing touchdown.
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