LORETTO — Tyler Janosik rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns as Bishop Carroll finished the regular season with a 46-14 romp against Westmont Hilltop in a Laurel Highlands Conference football game on Saturday night at St. Francis University's DeGol Field.
Richland’s 25 seniors will be recognized tonight for extraordinary contributions to a program that has emerged as an area powerhouse the past two seasons.
Those seniors will have one more huge challenge as they try to make history this regular season.
The Rams (9-0) face another perennial District 6 power Bellwood-Antis (8-1) at Herlinger Field, with a chance to notch back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, something that hasn’t been done at Richland since the 1957, 1958 and 1959 teams each finished 9-0.
Thomas Miller ran for 217 yards and had four touchdowns as North Star defeated visiting Blacklick Valley 46-19.
North Star improved to 6-3 while Blacklick slipped to 2-6.
The Cougars built a 24-7 halftime advantage while scoring the game’s first three touchdowns.
Miller had a four-yard scoring run, and Gus Strasiser returned a punt 53 yards for another Cougars’ touchdown.
Miller’s second touchdown, from two yards out, made it 18-0.
Blacklick got on the board via Derek Cesarz’s 18-yard pass reception from Blake Ray. Cory Villa’s kick pulled the Vikings within
18-7 after one quarter.
Bishop Carrol’s Brody Shuty began the season catching passes for the Huskies.
Now, the senior captain is throwing them.
How will the WestPAC be won in 2013? Meyersdale’s triple-overtime victory over visiting Berlin Brothersvalley last week created a three-way tie atop the WestPAC and produced a number of potential title scenarios to unfold over the final two weeks of the regular season.
The WestPAC only counts games played between conference opponents in the official standings. WestPAC teams have played crossover games against Heritage Conference opponents to help balance a schedule in what would have been an 11-team league.
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Blacklick Valley was able to overcome a 200-yard rushing night by Conemaugh Valley’s Brandon Galasso and the Vikings defeated the Blue Jays 22-13 on Friday night.
“This was a hard fought game by both teams,” Vikings coach Bill Zamboni said. “We played a very physical game tonight and the key was we did not turn the ball over.
“We made adjustments throughout the game on both sides of the ball and our players adapted well to the adjustments. Galasso was very good for them. We made adjustments all night to try and contain him."
Galasso finished with 206 yards on 29 carries.
Garrett Smith got the Vikings (2-5) on the board with a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Corey Kalinyak’s 16-yard run and extra point put the Blue Jays (1-6) ahead 7-6.
Jeremy Stutzman helped Blacklick regain the lead on a 3-yard run. Blake Ray’s conversion run gave the Vikings a 14-7 lead.
When Berlin and Meyersdale meet on the football field, the border rivalry traditionally produces a hard-fought game regardless of how the two teams are faring in the standings.
This season, both the undefeated Mountaineers and once-beaten Red Raiders are among the top teams in the WestPAC, which only enhances an already much-anticipated meeting at Meyersdale tonight.
“It’s a rivalry game. Normally you can throw records out the window with this one,” said Berlin coach Doug Paul, whose team is 7-0 and has outscored opponents 286-52. “But this year both teams are having outstanding seasons. It should be an electric atmosphere.”