ShareThis Page
Football

Leader Times Through the Years: Armstrong Central routed Norwin in debut season

| Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 10:09 p.m.

Editor's note : Each Friday during the high school football season, the Leader Times will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are part of local scholastic history.

Armstrong Central scored in each of its first nine possessions in a 61-7 rout over Norwin on Oct. 19, 1990. Chris Skultety scored four touchdowns, including a pair of 85-yard kickoff returns.

Five years ago

• Ford City earned a share of the Allegheny Conference title with a 40-0 win over Apollo-Ridge. The Sabers defense held the Vikings to 74 yards.

• Derek Durand scored four touchdowns, including a 75-yard punt return, as Freeport manhandled West Shamokin, 42-0.

10 years ago

• Apollo-Ridge kept its playoff hopes alive with a 36-19 upset over Serra Catholic. Ian Milanak scored three touchdowns to propel the Vikings.

• After missing three games with mononucleosis, Kittanning's Ryan Shepard returned to score a pair of touchdowns as the Wildcats took the measure of Deer Lakes, 35-6.

20 years ago

• Croatian foreign exchange student Srecko Kovacic booted a 22-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter, lifting Apollo-Ridge to a 3-0 victory over Deer Lakes.

• Trailing 18-0 late in the third quarter, Kittanning came back to defeat North Catholic, 19-18. A 4-yard pass from Tim Crytzer to Mark Flick and an extra point from Shawn Farster with 1:12 to go lifted the Wildcats.

25 years ago

• Leechburg got a 1-yard run by Eric Wright with 3:57 to go, handing the Blue Devils a 22-16 victory over rival Springdale.

30 years ago

• Brian Henry scored three touchdowns as Freeport remained the Alle-Kiski Valley's lone undefeated team with a 35-0 victory at Burrell.

• Jon Hockenberry scored on runs of 41 and 64 yards as Apollo-Ridge got by Richland, 14-7.

40 years ago

• Kittanning moved a step closer to a WPIAL playoff spot with a 28-0 victory over Leechburg. Bob and John Ochs scored two touchdowns each for the Wildcats.

• Ford City routed Springdale, 35-7. Tim November ran for four 4 TDs and passed for another to account for the Sabers scoring.

50 years ago

• Leechburg's John Banichar picked off two Kittanning passes, the first for a 28-yard score, as the undefeated Blue Devils blanked Kittanning, 21-0.

• Paul Girardi and Art Triveri ran for Freeport touchdowns, and the Yellowjackets remained atop the AIC with a 13-6 win over West Deer.

75 years ago

• Fritzie Grimm scored a pair of touchdowns as Apollo defeated Homer City, 19-6.

George Guido is a freelance writer.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me