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District 6 roundup: Homer-Center rolls to first-round victory

| Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 11:21 p.m.
Eric Schmadel | For the Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford running back Tom Stinelli protects the ball as he rumbles into the end zone for the game's final touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 35-20 victory over McKeesport on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Norwin.

Ean Lee ran 10 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns in leading Homer-Center to a 42-6 victory over Juniata Valley (6-5) in the opening round of the District 6-A playoffs Friday night.

Aaron Berezansky also scored twice for the Wildcats.

Tailback Mike Newhouse went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season and joined Lee in becoming the first running back tandem in Indiana County to rush for more than 1,000 yards.

Newhouse also became the second leading rusher in Homer-Center history, surpassing Mike Hilliard and needing 200 yards to pass Pete Kuta.

Homer-Center, which led 27-0 at halftime, will play the winner of Saturday's matchup between Bellwood-Antis and Bishop Carroll next week in the semifinals, site and time to be determined.

Portage 49, Blairsville 14 — Caleb Kephart had three rushing touchdowns and recovered a fumble and went 9 yards for a score to carry Portgage in its District 6, Class A playoff victory. Quarterback Michael Bryja scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak and later threw a 14-yard pass to C.W. Miller.

Richland 46, Ligonier Valley 6 — Tanner Solarczyk scored on runs of 3 and 35 yards as Richland's District 6, Class AA playoff game was never in question.

Richland scored 46 unanswered points before Ligonier Valley's Dereck Croyle scored the lone touchdown on a 5-yard run in the third quarter.

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