T-D HS Football

1986 Johnstown Vo-Tech surpasses 4,000 votes in Legacy Bowl win

By: Mike Mastovich

Week 3 brought out a huge voter turnout.
The 1986 Johnstown Vo-Tech team collected 4,065 votes while 1943 Windber had 2,064 votes.
In the other matchup, 1958 Johnstown had 1,883 votes to 1972 Conemaugh Township’s 1,459.

This week:

1995 Central Cambria Red Devils vs. 2009 Bishop McCort Crushers

Central Cambria
Coach: Ken Bussard.
Record: 11-2.
Points for/against: 410/140.
Postseason: Won District 6-AAA championship and first round PIAA Class AAA playoff; lost to Sharon (13-12) in PIAA Quarterfinal.
Key wins: Forest Hills (40-14); Penn Cambria (34-6); Cambria Heights (26-12); Bishop McCort (20-16); Philipsburg (20-0, 6-AAA); Lock Haven (26-6, 6-AAA title); Allegheny-Clarion Valley (34-6, PIAA).
Key players: QB Randy McKavish; TB Eric Lucas; WR Jeff Bellomo; TE Jonathan Lutch; SB Ryan McKavish; DE Mark Ceresa; FB Jason Heeney; OG Pete Glavach; LB Chad Thornton; OG-LB Chris Stoy; OT Steve Yesenosky; OG Brian Tulowitski.
Notable: Randy McKavish was an AP Big School First Team All-State as a defensive specialist and Tribune-Democrat Offensive Player of the Year. He passed for 1,434 yards, rushed for 738 and had 28 touchdowns. Led team in tackles as a safety. ... Bussard was co-Coach of the Year. ... Lucas rushed 220 times for 1,660 yards and 22 TDs. ... After dropping opener to Westmont, Devils won 11 straight.

Bishop McCort
Coach: Ken Salem.
Record: 14-1.
Points for/against: 585/220.
Postseason: PIAA Class A state runner-up; LHAC and District 6-A championships.
State Final: Clairton defeated McCort 15-3.
Key wins: Richland (69-35); Westmont (41-14); Johnstown (40-21); Mount Union (30-7, 6-A); Penns Manor (45-21, 6-A); Bellwood (34-20, 6-A Final); Millersburg (33-6, PIAA); Tri-Valley (42-27, PIAA Semifinal).
Key players: RB Josh Seidel; OL-DL Shane Rugg; OL-DL Anthony Pioli; WR-PK Dane Domonkos; LB Chaz Merriman; DL-Steve Belskey; LB Luke James; DB Christian Leech; LB Nate Moot; QB John Pinkerton.
Notable: Seidel, Domonkos, Pioli and Rugg each were Class A All-State picks. ... Seidel was Tribune-Democrat Offensive Player of the Year. ... Salem was Coach of the Year.

1979 Northern Cambria Colts vs. 2012 Richland Rams

Northern Cambria
Coach: Steve Magulick.
Record: 10-0.
Points for/against: 274-34.
Key wins: Conemaugh Township (29-); Portage (28-0); Elk County Christian (27-15); Blairsville (22-7); Bishop Carroll (12-0); Homer-Center (16-6); Penn Cambria (40-0); Cambria Heights (42-6).
Key players:RB Fred Glinsky; RB Jim Montanaro; QB Brian D’Andrea; RB Andy Paronish; E Ken Bodek; T Virgil Wenturine; G Tom Paronish; G Ken Jubas; C Bob Rocco; T Bob Johnson.
Notable: Colts had six shutouts and nine of 10 games held opponents to single-digit scoring. ... Colts allowed only five touchdowns all season. ...  Glinsky and Montanaro each had 10 touchdowns and 60 points. ... Opponents combined to score only 12 points over the final six games.

Coach: Brandon Bailey.
Record: 14-1.
Points for/against: 528/169.
Postseason: LHAC and District 6-AA champion; PIAA Class AA semifinalist, falling 37-21 to eventual state champion Aliquippa.
Key wins: Johnstown (42-0); Bishop McCort (17-10); Bellwood (14-7); Penn Cambria (28-0, 6-AA); Tyrone (43-22, 6-AA); Forest Hills (27-0, 6-AA title); Hickory (38-12, PIAA);
Key players: QB Matt Shaffer; RB Tanner Solarczyk; WR Kyle Flick; LB Jared Hoover; DB-P Nico Pecora; LB-Jake Urban; WR-DB Luke Shertzer; OL-Josh Dininny; OL Ben Verhovsek; DL Derek Crawford; OL-Travis Neil.
Notable: Solarczyk ran for 2,034 yards and 29 TDs as Tribune-Democrat Offensive Player of the Year; Bailey was Coach of the Year for second straight season; Shaffer threw for 2,238 yards; Flick (948) and Shertzer (909) ranked first and second in area receiving yards. ... Dinniny and Solarczyk were Class AA All-State picks.