Charleroi ends season with 14-9 win
The Charleroi Cougars closed the season on a winning note, coming from behind to beat Brownsville, 14-9, in an Interstate Conference game.
The Cougars (2-7, 1-7) got two long touchdown passes from Matt Carr to Dakota Moorer in the third quarter to overcome a 6-0 halftime deficit to get the win.
The first TD covered 74 yards and the second was good for 45 yards with 34 seconds left in the period.
Carr completed 12 of 21 passes for 208 yards and the two touchdowns while Moorer caught 7 passes for 184 yards.
“I'm just so proud of my kids,” said Charleroi coach Ed Jenkins. “We were faced with a deficit at halftime and they went out and worked and came away with a win. One thing about this team, it never quit, never gave up on the season.”
As for Moorer, Jenkins said that people only began to notice what the big-play receiver was doing the latter part of the season when the team was more competitive.
“Early on, we were getting beat bad and nobody noticed, but Dakota had five kick returns for touchdowns,” Jenkins said. “He was always playing big for us.
“Dakota is one of those kids who comes alng to a small school once in a great while. We will miss him.”
Brownsville (1-8, 1-7) took a 6-0 lead on Shane Roebuck's 17-yard scoring pass to Keyshawn Gregory.
The Falcons added a 28-yard field goal by Byron Mayers in the fourth quarter.
Greg Arnold had 41 yards rushing for the Cougars.
Frazier 54, Mapletown 27
The Commodores (7-2, 6-2) rolled in the Tri-County South Conference.
Frazier rolled out to a 35-6 lead at halftme and coasted over the Maples (5-4, 4-4),.
Charles Manack threw for three touchdowns as he completed 12 of 21 passes for 180 yards.
Nathaniel Zurich caught 6 passes for 108 yards, including a 45-yard pass.
Nick Smalich had a big night, rushing for 119 yards and two TDs on runs of 14 and 9 yards. He also scored a third TD on a 52-yard pass from Caleb Cox.
Ethan Weuser and Alvin Ross scored rushing TDs for Frazier and Dakota Hixson caught an 11-yard TD pass.
Frazier already had the third place spot in the conference.
Elizabeth Forward 60, Greensburg Salem 14
EF (6-3) raced out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter and upped the advantage to 43-7 at halftime in the non-conference contest.
The Warriors were paced by versatile quarterback JaQuan Davidson, who threw for 103 yards and 2 TDs and also rushed for 127 yards and another score.
Teammate Jalen French had 175 yards rushing on 13 carries and scored a touchdown on an 18-yard run.
Matt Bernadowski returned a punt 90 yards for a TD and also caught a 9-yard TD pass.
Also for EF, Anthony Brown scored 2 TDs and Matt Hermesmann returned a fumble 5 yards for a score.
EF is the fourth-place team in the Big Nine and is playoff bound.
Avella 55, Bentworth 14
Avella (6-3, 5-3) earned a playoff spot in the Tri-County South with the win over the Bearcats (1-8, 1-7).
The Eagles scored 34 points in the first quarter.
Nick Kusich had 86 yards rushing and 3 TDs for Avella.
Ethan Tush scored both of Bentworth's touchdowns on runs of 4 yards and 1 yard, both in the second half.