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Hollidaysburg capitalizes on Brashear mistakes to advance @HollidaysburgF @brashear_bulls

Written by: on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018


Nate Fisher see the space Photo Credit Dave Faber


The Tigers poured it on, much like the rain than fell on DeGol field, home of the St Francis Red Flash. Capitalizing on 7 Brashear turnovers, Hollidaysburg earned the right to move on in the district rounds with a resounding 38-7 win over the Bulls.

“It’s killed us all year” said Brashear Head Coach Don Schmidt. “Going into this season I thought we’d do better, turnovers just haunted us all year.”

Hollidaysburg took advantage of four turnovers and the Tiger line, getting a shot of extra adrenaline with several players reaching full strength after being injured. One of them, Josh Howells, was a part of the main reason the Tigers were able to move the ball easily throughout the night. “I feel good about where we’re at, we’re starting to get healthy and we got Josh back, so I’m happy about that” said Tiger head coach Homer DeLattre.

Hollidaysburg starter the scoring with a 27 yard field goal at the 2:51 point in the first quarter. On the ensuing series the Tigers had their first turnover of the night.


A few plays later Brady Walters carried the ball in from the 6, then Hunter Barr hauled in the two point pass from Jacob Sensenig putting the Tigers up 11-0. The Tigers defense then forced a punt that gave them the ball at the fifty and Barr, who ran for 78 of the team total 256 yards, carried them to the endzone on three plays, the final a 19 yard run making it 18-0 with 6:31 left in the rain soaked first half.  The Bulls for the most part couldn’t get anything going in the first half as they had trouble keeping a handle on the ball.

photo credit Dave Faber Hunter Barr saw huge holes in the line all night

When the second half started, the rain ended in the sky but not on the field. Brock Irvan put an end to another Bulls drive, dropping Townsend for a loss and the rest of the defense did their jobs, getting the ball back to their offense.


Walters the led his team on their longest drive of the night, an 81 yard drive highlighted by runs of 26 and 13 yards from Nate Fisher, then Gus Dellinger hauled in a 5 yard scored that essentially put the game away early in the third quarter. The senior quarterback threw for 55 yards and added another another 99 on the ground. “My line does a great job for us, they make it easy and tonight the holes were huge for us to run through” said Walters.

Brashear finally got on the board near the end of the third quarter when Keshaun Townsend had trouble with the snap, scooped up the ball, scrambled and as a host of Tiger defenders had him wrapped and ready to go to the ground he saw Matthew Smith, pitched him tqhe ball and Smith did the rest going 48 yards. Townsend managed 230 yards passing, though most came late in the the game.

“These kids are tough, they never give up. It is what it is, we’ll just reload and come back next year” said Schmidt

The Tigers next score came on a fumbled punt attempt with DeShawn Moss getting the recovery, then another bumbled punt attempt led the the final score, a one yard run from Bryce Martellacci. “Having a short field helps, but I think that long drive in the second half was the key. We were able to hold the ball and move it” said DeLatrre

Hollidaysburg will face Oil City next week at a place and date to be determined.

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