JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll outlasted Bishop Guilfoyle in a marathon five-game District 6 Class A championship game on Saturday.
Cambria Heights entered what might be the last Coal Bowl for some time with only one victory and on a seven-game losing streak.
That didn’t matter when border rival Northern Cambria visited on Friday night.
The Highlanders, led by Josh Fees’ 196 rushing yards and two touchdowns, defeated the Colts 17-13.
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.
The 1986 Johnstown Vo-Tech football team knocked down one obstacle after another and capped a magical season with the most unlikely of upsets 27 years ago.
Nearly three decades have passed, but the Spartans and their followers still know how to pull off a big win.
Penn Cambria’s Arlee Simendinger and Westmont Hilltop’s Hannah Dorian were first-time champions at Saturday’s District 6 Cross Country Championships, but the winning tradition is something that the Central Cambria team is very familiar with.
“This is the ninth consecutive district championship and the 12th in my 14 years,” said Red Devils coach Randy Wilson after his team claimed the Class A crown. “This has to be one of the sweetest. We have no seniors on the team in the top seven.
Bedford’s Will Kachman won his first District 6 Class AA individual cross country title on Saturday at the Forest Hills Middle School.
But the talented sophomore, who won in 16:18.6 and will make his second trip to the state championships set for Saturday in Hershey, had a little left in the tank at the end of the run.
Bishop Carrol’s Brody Shuty began the season catching passes for the Huskies.
Now, the senior captain is throwing them.