HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rarely does a game changer happen so early in a football game, but this one took place on Saturday night in Blairsville’s 50-20 loss against Williamsburg in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs at Hollidaysburg Area’s Tiger Stadium.
Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel described Haden Sierocky’s breakout performance against Shady Side Academy as one from a “Disney movie.”
SOUTH PARK TWP. — After the opening quarter of Friday’s contest at South Park, Mount Pleasant Area looked to be well on its way to clinching a playoff berth, outright.
MURRYSVILLE — A quick start to Friday night’s WPIAL Class 5A Big East game gave host Franklin Regional an early edge over Greater Latrobe. But it was the Wildcats’ struggles to finish red zone drives with points that really tilted the contest.
RURAL VALLEY — The Blairsville football team picked the perfect night to put it all together with a 38-20 win against West Shamokin to propel themselves into the District 6 Class A playoffs.
Elizabeth Forward entered Friday’s matchup at Mount Pleasant Area boasting perhaps the top defense in the WPIAL. That stout unit was on full display, as the Warriors edged the Vikings 16-14 to move into first place in the Class 3A Interstate Conference.
CONNELLSVILLE — Greater Latrobe’s defense made its biggest play in the biggest moment of Friday’s game at Connellsville Area.