Friday, September 7, 2007
Tyrone Area (1-0) vs. Huntingdon (1-0)
Series: Huntingdon leads 42-27-4
Coaches: TYRONE – John Franco (175-73-2 overall; 135-28 at Tyrone); HUNTINGDON – Jim Zauzig (87-28).
Game Scores: TYRONE – defeated Bellwood-Antis 19-0; HUNTINGDON – defeated Mount Union 21-6.
Last Meeting: On Friday, September 8, 2006, the Golden Eagles defeated Huntingdon 35-13 at War Vets Field. Without starters Tyler Gillmen and Doug Morrow, Tyrone was able to amass 423 yards of total offense, while limiting the ‘Cats to 143.
Quarterback Tyler Golden turned in one of the all-time single game performances for a Tyrone quarterback, completing 8 of 9 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Golden completed three passes over 40 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown in the second quarter to Justin Schopp, and a 65-yard touchdown three minutes later to Johnny Franco.
Franco also added 124 yards on the ground on 20 carries, rushing twice for touchdowns. Schopp finished with five receptions for 143 yards.
The Golden Eagles led 28-13 at halftime, and added a final score in the third quarter.
Probable Offensive Starters: TYRONE – QB Levi Reihart, FB Mark Mingle, RB Shayne Tate, WR Shane Emigh, Brandon Gehret, TE Johnny Shaffer, RT Jarrod Good or Dustin Weaver, RG Matt Murray, C Brock Anders, LG Josh Bradley, LT Nick Wilson or Dustin Weaver. HUNTINGDON – QB Eric Buza, FB Andy Young, TB Joey Riley, ZB Boomer Kalos, Scott Riley, SE Mike Fisher, TE Jason Pierotti, RT Andy Sarra, Josh Nuerbauer, Tyler Shope, RG Angel Mendoza, Carl Aston, Matt Marter, C Willie Culbertson, LG Angel Mendoza, Carl Aston, Matt Marter, LT Andy Sarra, Josh Nuerbauer, Tyler Shope.
Probable Defensive Starters: TYRONE – DE Matt Murray, DT Jarrod Good, Josh Bradley, Dustin Weaver, Nick Wilson, DE Johnny Shaffer, OLB Jesse Walk, Shane Emigh, MLB Mark Mingle, CB Brandon Gehret, Ben Ingle, Jeremy Barlett, S Shayne Tate. HUNTINGDON – DE Matt Marter, Tyler Shope, DT Andy Sarra, Josh Nuerbauer, OLB Andy Young, Jason Pierotti, MLB Willie Culbertson, CB Seth Glover, Mike Sellers, Boomer Kalos, Nathan Betts, SS Jared Donelson, FS Andrew Sharpless.
TYRONE – has won 24 consecutive regular season games … last home loss came against Huntingdon in Week 2 of 2003 … is ranked 10th in the state by the Harrisburg Patriot and fourth by the Pennsylvania Football News …
HUNTINGDON – is projected to have 10 sophomore letter-winners this season … quarterback Eric Buza is in his first season as a starter … returns only four starters from last season’s team that went 9-2.
Hidden Stat: In last week’s win over Bellwood-Antis, Tyrone’s Shayne Tate became the eighth Tyrone running back to rush for 100 yards in a game since 2000.
Friday, September 7, 2007