Keystone Scores Most Points Since 2009 in Win at Cambridge Springs; Redbank Valley Wins
(Photo of Keystone’s Alex Rapp, who had a pair of touchdown catches Friday night. Photo by Mary Rearick)
The Panthers (2-1) racked up 572 yards of total offense including 368 on the ground while scoring their most points since beating Brockway, 56-40, Nov. 6, 2009. The 56 points tie for the most points scored by the Panthers in nearly 13 years, as the last time Keystone scored more was in a 61-6 win over Clarion-Limestone Oct. 6, 2006.
In addition, Keystone is 2-1 for the first time since 2015 and for just the third time since 2008 having also started the 2009 campaign with two wins in the first three contests.
Friday night it was a total team effort led by quarterback Isaak Jones.
Jones threw a pair of touchdowns to Alex Rapp and ran for two more short scores in the victory. He finished the night 6 of 8 passing for 177 yards and also ran for nine yards.
Rapp, meanwhile, had three catches for 135 yards scoring on passing plays of 32 and 78 yards.
Nick Weaver also went over 100 yards on the ground for Keystone rushing for 136 yards and a score on nine carries, while Tyler Altman had four carries for 64 yards and a touchdown and Steven Shettler eight carries for 46 yards and a score. Caleb Nellis added a 13-yard scoring run.
Jayden Blazosky picked off a pair of passes on defense and added four carries for 58 yards.
Keystone led 29-7 at halftime and blew the game open with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns.
REDBANK VALLEY 22, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 6
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Hudson Martz scored a pair of touchdowns to help Redbank Valley to a 22-6 win at shorthanded Elk County Catholic.
Martz ran 11 times for 82 yards and scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards for th Bulldogs (3-0), who also scored 21-yard Gunner Maginantini to Sam Hetrick pass and on a safety.
ECC (1-2), which was playing without star running back Stephen Bobby and was down to 16 healthy bodies, took a 6-0 lead on a 7-yard Sam Kaul run.
Kaul had a nice game for the Crusaders rushing 16 times for 107 yards.
Ray Shreckengost added Redbank Valley with 12 carries for 61 yards.
Maginantini was 9 of 18 for 84 yards and the score while throwing two interceptions.
KANE 47, BRADFORD 6
BRADFORD, Pa. – Zuke Smith threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third and Jake Alcorn returned a pair of kicks for touchdowns to keep Kane unbeaten with a 47-6 road win over Bradford.
Smith was 8 of 13 passing for 78 yards, the two touchdowns and an interception and added a 1-yard touchdown run on his only carry of the game.
Alcorn, meanwhile, returned a punt 70 yards for a score and a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with both returns coming during a 25-point second quarter that helped the Wolves (3-0) take a 32-6 halftime lead. In addition to his returns, Alcorn added 41 yards rushing on seven carries and caught two passes for 37 yards.
Smith’s touchdown passes went to Kevin Sharba (3 yards) and Caleb Holt (2 yards) while Aaron Hottel kicked a 36-yard field goal and Josh Buhl scored on a 31-yard run.
Buhl ran four times for 51 yards, while Teddy Race led Kane with 90 yards on 11 carries.
Austen Davis hauled in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Nuzzo for Bradford’s lone score.
Nuzzo was 8 of 18 passing for 97 yards and added six carries for a team-high 53 yards. Dalton Dixon had three catches for 74 yards for the Owls (0-3).
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