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Mike Mastovich | Making a Federal case in Johnstown
Two years ago, Andy Richards saw an opportunity and made a pitch to bring a team from the then-fledgling Federal Hockey League to Johnstown.
The Johnstown Chiefs had just announced the ECHL team’s pending departure for Greenville, S.C., after owner Neil Smith had finally lost too much money to remain in one of the most storied hockey cities in North America.
Line leads Rams to district final
Richland will make its first district championship game appearance in 25 years thanks largely to a young but experienced offensive line.
Teams don’t average
267.1 rushing yards a game without an effective line.
They don’t pass for another 154.5 yards per outing either.
Mike Mastovich | Johnstown uses bye week to rest up for Clearfield
Under ideal circumstances, Johnstown coach Tony Penna Jr. and his players would have preferred to spend last weekend defending their District 6 Class AAA title.
Mike Mastovich | Richland-Penn Cambria tilt has playoff implications
Teams still have two weeks to collect rating points in District 5-6 Class AA, so Brandon Bailey figures it’s a bit premature to expend a lot of energy figuring out playoff scenarios.
But the Richland coach is certain of one fact.
Mike Mastovich | Watson a game-changer in every sense of the word
Tony Penna Jr. has had to good fortune to coach numerous playmakers who have put the Johnstown team ahead of individual goals during the past two seasons.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Behe, Lawhead shine on Penn Cambria defense
Penn Cambria’s 4-4 defense is intended to create opportunities for the Panthers’ two junior inside linebackers.
MIKE MASTOVICH | CT's Shroyer following in brother's footsteps
Conemaugh Township senior running back Jordan Shroyer is closing in on 1,000 rushing yards. He’s fourth in the area with 960 yards on 117 carries.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Two tales of one city
The Johnstown/Bishop McCort series will be renewed Friday at Trojan Stadium.
MIKE MASTOVICH | A look at the region's football leaders
Windber’s Colin Bryan leads The Tribune-Democrat's coverage area with 1,367 rushing yards on 132 carries. His 24 touchdowns and 154 points also are area bests.
Mike Mastovich | Bryan the latest in a long line of tough Rambler backs
Colin Bryan is a patient tailback, although his knack for speeding past defenders en route to the end zone might indicate otherwise.
The Windber senior waited his turn in a Ramblers’ system that has churned out one outstanding tailback after another in recent years.
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