Cambria Heights at Bishop Carroll
Each team is looking to bounce back.
Bishop Carroll (3-3) dropped two tough contests, falling to Bishop Guilfoyle (14-7) at Mansion Park last week and to Central Cambria (17-7) in Week 5.
Prior to the slide, the Huskies won three of their first four games with two shutouts and a game in which the Huskies allowed only a field goal.
Cambria Heights (1-5) has dropped four straight since a high-scoring Week 2 victory over Westmont.
Carroll’s Tyler Janosik rushed for 513 yards and six touchdowns. Brody Shuty has five interceptions for the Huskies, and Janosik has 54 tackles, an average of nine a game.
Josh Fees leads Heights with 542 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Forest Hills at Penn Cambria
Penn Cambria (1-5) finally cracked the win column with a 32-22 victory at Cambria Heights.
Forest Hills (3-3) has had an up-and-down ride while contending with a rash of injuries. The Rangers started 2-0, dropped a pair, and then split their past two games, falling at Central Cambria (39-22) last week and beating Cambria Heights (42-0) in Week 5.
Rangers quarterback Joe Donoughe has completed 74 of 153 passes for 1,100 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. The junior leads the Rangers with 370 rushing yards and eight scores.
Penn Cambria has rushed for only 556 yards in six games, an average of 92.7 a game and 3.2 a carry. The Panthers have 351 passing yards, two touchdowns and nine interceptions. Junior Tyler Strasser carried 24 times for 98 yards in last week’s win over Heights. Chad Tsikalas completed five of seven passes for 72 yards, a touchdown and a pick against the Highlanders.
Shade at Berlin Brothersvalley
Undefeated Berlin (6-0) has the area’s leading rusher in Braden Fochtman (100 carries, 1,142 yards), but the Mountaineers also have one of the conference’s most stingy defenses.
Last week, Berlin scored 53 and allowed Northern Cambria only six points, the third time opponents have tallied single digits. No team has scored more than 14 against Berlin, which has a cumulative 237-52 scoring margin.
Shade (3-3) is .500 after falling 12-0 to North Star. The Panthers have rushed for 1,217 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, with four players gaining at least 200 rushing yards. Sophomore Joe Hudak has six catches for 159 yards and a touchdown.