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Penns Valley defeats Tyrone for first time in series history

Written by: on Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 

Logan Snyder had 2 interceptions and 9 catches for 98 yards earning him the WPA player of the game

Turnovers played a big key in the Rams first ever win over the Golden Eagles of Tyrone. Two Aaron Tobias interceptions early in the game prevented the Rams from getting points while deep in Tyrone territory, and two late interceptions by Rams linebacker Logan Snyder prevented Tyrone from getting the tying score late in the game as Penns Valley held on for a 13-7 win Friday night. “It feels great to beat them” said Tobias. “We never did so that’s big”.

Tyrone took an early lead on their first series, driving 57 yards after forcing a punt on the Rams first drive. Zac Albright scored on a one yard run.

That was the only time the Eagles would capitalize while inside the 20.  In the first half, Penns Valley had an average starting position of around the 38 of Tyrone. In the second, Tyrone had the position but just couldn’t capitalize. “We had plenty of opportunities and we just didn’t capitalize” said Tyrone head coach Jason Wilson. “We basically played the second half in their territory and couldn’t score”. The Rams turned the ball over 4 times in the first half, and usually accurate Tobias missed his mark twice, throwing an interceptions twice in the second half, both while in Eagle Territory. It wasn’t until late in the second quarter when, with 53 seconds to go before halftime, Tobias plunged in from the one.

The second half started off with five straight punts. The fifth put Penns Valley at their own twenty and they put on the best drive of the night from either team. Tobias connected with Logan Snyder twice for 32 yards and Mason Lieb twice, getting the Rams to the one where Ryan Ripka plunged in for the winning score. Both defenses play great, with the Rams D shining in the first half, but it was the Eagle defense that kept giving  their team a chance to win. Tyrone recovered a Ram fumble at the 44 late in the fourth, but that drive was halted on Snyders first interception. Then PSU bound Denver Light pounced on a loose ball at the 25 of Penns Valley, but again Snyder halted the drive with his second pick of the night.

“Our kids kept their heads up and never backed down” said Marty Tobias. ” I saw several things I liked out there, and one of them was resiliency. Penns Valley closes out the regular season with a trip to Philipsburg while Tyrone will try to make the playoffs at home vs Huntingdon.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Tyrone 7 0 0 0 — 7

Penns Valley 0 7 6 0 — 13

First Quarter

T–Albright 1 run (Pearson kick), 9:27

Second Quarter

PV–Tobias 1 run (Ripka kick), :56

Third Quarter

PV–Ripka 1 run (kick failed), :33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Tyrone, Albright 20-56, Lucas 7-33, Reader 1-(-3). Penns Valley, Ripka 27-76, Tobias 5-23, Baney 1-6, TEAM 2-(-4).

PASSING–Tyrone, Lucas 10-19-1-109, Light 1-3-1-13. Penns Valley, Tobias 21-30-2-189.

RECEIVING–Tyrone, Gripp 4-46, Lehman 2-29, Hicks 2-20, Albright 2-19, Reader 1-8. Penns Valley, Snyder 9-98, Ripka 2-26, Fisher 2-24, Breon 3-6, Lieb 3-35.

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