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Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Feature Photo Issac Rumery
HYDE – The list of outstanding quarterbacks at Clearfield is a long one, dating back to the mid-90s when Josh Kroell was the triggerman for the Bison offense.
But Isaac Rummery, the current Clearfield signal caller who is headed to Penn State s a preferred walk-on, , is making a bid to be the best coach Tim Janocko has had in his 34-year career.
“He’s at the top,’’ Janocko said after watching Rummery lead the Bison to a 62-0 win over visiting Philipsburg-Osceola Friday night. “He’s got a great arm, he manages the game well and he can run. He’s got all of the tools.’’
P-O coach Brian McGonigal wouldn’t argue after seeing Rummery complete six of nine passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns.
“ He’ll be able to compete at Penn State,’’ he said. “I think he could hit a mosquito out there. He has a great opportunity ahead of him.’’
The Bison put this game away early, scoring five times in the first quarter as Brett Zattoni scored on runs of 16 and 49 yards sandwiched around a scoring strike from Rummery, who hit Taye Lynch for 43 yards, and a one-yard run from Caleb Freeland..
In the second quarter Rummery hit Lynch for a 39-yard score and Elijah Glass for a 47-yard TD to finish his night. Clearfield got a pair of scoring runs from Jason Plubell in the second half to account for the rest of the points.
The Bison were in almost perfect balance offensively, running for 295 yards and throwing for 243. Zattoni carried nine times for 117 yards while Caleb Freeland added 87 on 10 carries.
“They complement each other well,’’ Janocko said of his backfield tandem. “Zattoni is more of a bruiser type while Freeland is more of a scatback. But we were clicking on all cylinders tonight. We got some turnovers so it was just a good night for us.’’
McGonigal couldn’t argue. “They are a great team,’’ he said. “They have a lot of athletes over there. They can move the ball running or throwing. And I think we wwere a little intimidated. Our kids were timid when they came out. You could see it. ‘’
P-O 0 0 0 0 – 0
Clearfield 35 14 7 6 62
C – Zattoni, 16-yd run; Hess (kick), 8:24
C – Lynch, 43-yd pass from Rummery; Hess (kick), 6:24
C – Freeland, 9-yd run; Hess (Kick), 4:20
C – Zattoni, 49-yd run; Hess (kick), 3:30
C – Freeland, 1-yd run; Hess (kick);00:00
C – Lynch, 39-yd pass from Rummery; Hess (kick), 9:02
C – Glass, 47-yd pass from Rummery; Hess (kick), 5:02
C – Plubell, 8yd run; Hess (kick), 1:16
C – Plubell, 7-yd run; kick failed. 6:46
1st downs 4 11
Rushes/Yds 23- (minus) 25 34-295
Pass Yds 62 243
Total Offense 37 538
A/C/I 23-7-3 11-7-0
Fumbles/Lost 2-0 0-0
Penalties/Yds 4-30 3-30
Punts/Avg 7-28 1-41
Rushing: P-OMcDonald, 7- (minus)4; Slogosky, 8-(minus) 27, J. Whitehead 1-(minus)2;, Stamm, 2-2, Kephart, 1-3, Morrisey, 1-3, Hughes, 1-1; C – Zattoni 9-=117, Freeland, 10-87, Rummery, 1-6, Lynch, 1-8, Plubell, 9-63, McGonigal, 2-15, Team 1 (minus) 1.
Passing: P-O – Slogoksy, 5-16-52, J. Whitehead, 2-7-10; C – Rummery, 9-6-183; O. Billotte, 2-1-60.
Receiving: P-O – J. Whitehead, 4-52, Faust, 1-8, Hughes, 1-2; C – Lynch, 3-105, Lezzer, 4-24, Glass, 1-47, J. Billotte, 1-60.
Records: P-O – 1-9, Clearfield 9-0
Next Game:: Penns Valley at P-O Friday, 7 p.m.; Bishop Carroll at Clearfield, Friday, 7 p.m.
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