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Bobcats Fall To Rovers In District Nine League Large School Clash (10/20/18)

Written by: on Monday, October 22nd, 2018


The Clarion Area Bobcats dropped a 41-19 decision to the visiting Brockway Rovers, in a District Nine League Large School contest at Memorial Stadium on Friday (October 19th).

The Cats got off to a good start. After receiving the opening kickoff, they drove down the field and scored when Archer Mills hit Cutter Boggess with a 37 yard scoring pass, on the right side of the endzone. Beau Verdill’s kick was good and Clarion led 7-0 with 6:23 left in the first.

Brockway answered at 10:10 in the second quarter, on a 1 yard scoring run by Jonathan Wood. Zane Puhala kicked the extra point knotting the score at 7-all. Wood scored again, two minutes later, this time from 4 yards out. And with Puhala’s successful kick, the Rovers led 14-7.

With 1:23 left in the half, Cal German, who shared time with Mills at quarterback, rolled to the right and hit Andrew Guth in the back right corner of the endzone, for a 16 yard touchdown. The extra point was no good and Brockway led by one, 14-13. The touchdown was set up by a 45 yard pass from German to Boggess, setting the Cats up at the sixteen.

Tyler Serafini ran in from 12 yards out, with thirty-five seconds left in the half and Puhala again added the extra point, moving the Rovers’ lead to 21-13.

Serafini scored on a 19 yard run with 4:54 left in the third and with the kick, Brockway’s lead moved to 28-13.

German hit Sam Minich in the back of the endzone, at 1:32 in  the quarter. The two-point try failed. The Cats now trailed by just 28-19.

But Brockway would score three times in the final stanza. At 11:47, quarterback Peter Downer hit Joshua Solnosky on an 28 yard scoring pass. The kick was unsuccessful. Then at 7:53, Downer threw to Conner Ford from 8 yards out. The final score came on a Garret McClintick interception return from 34 yards out. Puhala was successful on each of the last two extra point tries.

Key Bobcat Stats: Mills – 8 for 13 passing, 82 yards, 16 carries 27 yards, 7 receptions 40 yards, 9 tackles; German – 13 for 24 passing, 116 yards; Cutter Boggess – 4 receptions for 61 yards, 11 carries for 33 yards, 10 tackles; Sam Minich – 13 receptions for 54 yards, 21 tackles (18 solo).

The Cats will host Clarion-Limestone this coming Friday (October 26th), on Senior Night. A pre-game Winter Coat Drive will precede the game.


Next Friday (October 26th), the Clarion Area Bobcats Football Players will partner with Charitable Deeds and the Clarion-Limestone Boosters in holding a Winter Coat Drive, at the Main Ticket Gate at Memorial Stadium, prior to the Bobcats’ Senior Night Game with the Lions.

To donate bring your new or gently worn winter coats and drop them in the Large Box manned by Charitable Deeds between 6:00 and 7:00PM.

All donations are very much appreciated.

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