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October 12, 2012

Johnstown-Bishop McCort a key matchup


JOHNSTOWN — North Star at Meyersdale

The Cougars (4-2) booted their way to a narrow 3-0 victory over visiting Shade last week. The preseason favorite in the WestPAC needed a 27-yard Brantley Rice field goal in the first quarter to beat the Panthers.

Senior receiver Tony Strasiser has more than 200 receiving yards and has been versatile on the ground and under center.

Meyersdale (1-5) fell 13-8 at Conemaugh Valley after leading by a point at halftime. The Red Raiders were limited to eight points one week after scoring 55 against Ferndale.

North Star beat Meyersdale 46-14 last year.

Berlin at Shade

Shade (3-3) has played much better than a .500 squad. The Panthers limited North Star to three points, but couldn’t find the end zone in the shutout loss last week.

Shade had a modest two-game winning streak snapped after after scoring a combined 61 points in victories over Conemaugh Valley and Ferndale.

The schedule doesn’t get any easier with undefeated Berlin (6-0) coming to Cairnbrook.

Drew Glotfelty leads the Mountaineers with 864 rushing yards, third-best in the area. Quarterback Blake Miller has passed for 450 yards.

Berlin has won nine of 11 games in the series since 2000. Shade’s most recent win was 16-0 in 2007.

Berlin won 32-19 in 2011.


Conemaugh Township at Homer-Center

The teams meet for the first time in 20 years.

Homer-Center (5-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season and overcame several injuries to beat United 36-6 last week.

Five Wildcats found the end zone despite the absence of injured back Mike Newhouse, who had been the team’s leading rusher  with 302 yards until John Grozanick moved in front with 306 after last week’s game. Homer-center has blanked opponents in the second half in four of six contests. Aaron Berezansky has thrown for 514 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 23 of 45 passes.

Township (2-4)l dropped a pair of close games, last week against Windber (19-6) and two weeks ago at Blacklick Valley (31-28 in overtime).

Bruno Rosa completed 50 of 91 passes for 596 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Tanner Cahill leads the Indians ground game with 443 rushing yards on 85 carries. He averages 110. 8 a game and has three touchdowns. Senior Ken Domonkos has 24 catches for 272 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Fisher (eight catches, 113 yards, three touchdowns) and Ryan Shifflett (13-180, one) also are receiving threats.

Homer-Center won the last meeting of the teams 27-0 in 1992.

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