Seneca Valley stomps Pine-Richland
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Lightning over NexTier Stadium just before the scheduled kickoff delayed the start of the Pine-Richland-Seneca Valley game by almost 40 minutes Friday night. It was a vastly different type of show that entertained fans once the game began.
The Raiders and Rams combined for 945 yards of total offense, but the Seneca Valley trio of Forrest Barnes, Jordan Brown and Jon Dorogy was too much for Pine-Richland in a 50-26 Raiders win.
“That's definitely how we roll. We like to go fast, we like to score, we like to put up points,” said Brown, who passed for 165 yards and three touchdowns. “We like to be smart mostly, but you can feel like we did a good job when we put on a show like this.”
Barnes had four touchdowns — two rushing, one receiving and an 80-yard kickoff return. Dorogy had a rushing and receiving touchdown for the host Raiders (2-0, 2-0 Quad North), who are ranked No. 5 in WPIAL Class AAAA by Trib Total Media.
“We've got guys who can flat-out run and make people miss,” Raiders coach Don Holl said.
Barnes had receiving and rushing touchdowns 52 seconds apart late in the third quarter that broke open what was a 10-point Seneca Valley lead. Barnes' kickoff return came in the second quarter, and his 77-yard run for a touchdown closed out the Raiders' scoring in the fourth.
Dorogy's 13-yard touchdown reception from Brown as time expired in the first quarter gave Seneca Valley a 23-3 lead.
Dorogy opened the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown run 68 seconds into the game, and Brown threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Mason Dehart on Seneca Valley's second possession.
Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci, a sophomore making his second career start, went 23 for 33 for 311 yards and two touchdowns. He added a 1-yard sneak for a touchdown that was set up by a 65-yard catch-and-run by Connor Slomka in the second quarter.
DiNucci also led a 98-yard drive earlier in that quarter that culminated with one of two touchdown receptions by tight end C.J. Jackson.
The Rams, playing without standout running back Brock Baranowski (undisclosed injury), had 490 yards.
“We're a different ballclub with (Baranowski) in there,” Rams coach Clair Altemus said. “He's the best running back in the conference, as far as I'm concerned.”
Chris Adamski is a freelance writer.
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