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Tyrone junior high football team downs P-O

The Tyrone junior high football team continued on a tear on Thursday at Philipsburg-Osceola.
The Little Eagles posted their fourth straight win of the season after an 0-2-1 start to improve their log to 4-2-1 with an 18-14 triumph over the Phikipsburg-Osceola junior high.
Tyler Gillmen, who needed only 20 yards to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark, carried the pigskin 16 times for 142 yards and scored a pair of TDs to lead the Eagles.
Josh Shaffer recorded a sack by himself and collaborated with Jason Reese on another. Shaffer also recovered a P-O fumble and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown that gave Tyrone a 12-0 advantage at the time. in addition, Shaffer grabbed a pass good for 14 yards from Donnie Conrad, the Eagles only completion of the game.
All the scoring in this contest took place in either the first quarter or the last. The Eagles took a 12-0 lead into the final quarter and then traded TDs with Philipsburg-Osceola, with the Little Mounties scoring twice, sandwiched around Gillmen’s 44-yard tally.
“We played very well early building up the lead and holding P-O off, “ said Tyrone coach Dan Plummer. “Each team seemed to hold the other in check in the second and third quarters. We had some trouble moving the ball in those middle quarters, but our kids didn’t give up against another tough opponent and we got the win. My hat is off to P-O. They have played us tough for the last three years. They kept battling until the last minute.
“We have two tough away games to finish out the season. We play Bellwood-Antis next week and close out at central Mountain.”
Tyrone will play at Bellwood-Antis next Thursday. The seventh and eighth graders will play at 4 p.m., with the ninth graders to follow at 6 p.m.