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Ligonier Rams capture 2nd straight Appalachian Bowl with 41-0 win over Berlin

Written by: on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


Co-Writer John Caldwell

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They call horses who run well on a sloppy track “mudders”. Ligonier Valley’s Jackson Daugherty must be a mudder as, on a sloppy and we Weller Field, Daughtery gained 180 yards on 16 carries with touchdown runs of 55 and 56 yards. He also hauled in a 28 yard pass from John Caldwell to help lead the Rams to a convincing 41-0 win over previously unbeaten Berlin to capture their 2nd straight Appalachian Bowl crown. The Rams have outscored it’s two opponents in the renewed tradition 97-0.


The Rams dominated the contest from the beginning and rolled an advantages in yardage of 440 to 106. The Rams also got two scores from Aaron Sheeder, one a 4 yard td reception and the other a 15 yard run. Rob Ray also scored for Ligonier with a 38 yard interception return. Kicker Peter Stoll collected 5 extra points to account for the rest of the Ligonier point total.

In addition to Daugherty’s yards, Sheeder ended the game with 96 yards on 15 carries. Caldwell had 144 yards in the air, going 11-15 with the two touchdowns and no interceptions. Aaron Tutino pulled in 5 of those completions for 86 yards and also had an interception.

The Rams stellar defense was led by linebacker Joey Dubics, Joey Anthony and Aaron Sheeder with 9,6 and 5 tackles respectively and a quarterback pressure.

Ligonier Valley will begin defense of it’s District 6-AA Title on Friday against conference foe West Shamokin at 7 pm at Weller Field in Ligonier.

Roger Beitel accepts the trophy for his mud covered team



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