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October 18, 2013

Berlin, Meyersdale clash in WestPAC



Central Cambria at Bedford

Central Cambria (5-2) had a five-game winning streak halted against Bishop Guilfoyle last week, 30-6. The Red Devils will have to bounce back against a solid Bedford (5-2) team that has scored 178 points in its last four games, three of those wins prior to last week’s loss to frontrunner Somerset, 35-27.

Central Cambria junior quarterback Will Seymour has completed 61 of 110 passes for 624 yards and three touchdowns, and he’s carried 89 times for 419 yards and nine touchdowns. Tanner Ambrisco has 31 catches for 333 yards and a pair of scores, and on defense he is among area leaders with five interceptions.

Bedford’s Austin Montgomery is a dual threat with 601 passing yards and 345 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Four different Bisons runners have more than 300 rushing yards, and Bedford has 22 rushing touchdowns. Zach Shaffer has 15 catches for 310 yards and four touchdowns.

Bishop Carroll at Greater Johnstown

Last season, Bishop Carroll upset Johnstown 14-6 in Week 8 for the Huskies lone victory of the season.

That setback accelerated what eventually became a four-game losing streak to end Johnstown’s season and a string of six losses in seven games.

This time, Carroll (4-3) holds the better record over Johnstown (3-4) thanks largely to the Huskies formidable defense. Bishop Carroll has two shutout wins over Forest Hills and Penn Cambria, and the Huskies limited Bishop McCort to only three points in a season-opening win.

Johnstown ended a three-game losing streak with a 41-31 victory over rival Bishop McCort last week.

Bishop Carroll senior Tyler Janosik ranks ninth in the area with 574 rushing yards. He has seven touchdowns on the ground.

Trojans quarterback Jeremy Updyke is fourth among area passers with 1,076 yards, completing 66 of 123 passes. Receiver Willie Robinson has 17 catches for 370 yards.

Cambria Heights at Bishop McCort

Cambria Heights (1-6) has lost five straight while Bishop McCort (1-6) won its first game of the season two weeks ago before falling at Johnstown in Week 7.

Cambria Heights’ Isaac Sclesky ranks seventh in the area with 81 tackles, 11.6 a game, and has two sacks. Josh Fees had a team-high 573 rushing yards, though Bishop Carroll limited him to 31 yards on 15 carries last week.

Opponents have outscored the Crushers 230-127. McCort beat Westmont 55-20 in its lone victory.

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