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Friday, October 24, 2007
Tyrone Area (7-1) vs. Penns Valley (1-7)
Series: Tyrone leads the series with 7 wins and zero losses.
Coaches: TYRONE –John Franco(191-75-2 overall; 151-30 at Tyrone);– Martin Tobias.
Game Scores: TYRONE – defeated Bellwood-Antis 27-6, Huntingdon 21-0, Central Mountain 6-3, Bald Eagle Area 41-0, St. Mary’s 44-7, Philipsburg-Osceola 35-7, and Lewistown 48-7; lost to Clearfield 35-34. PENNS VALLEY – defeated Lewistown 40-13; lost to Central 13-12, Bald Eagle Area 14-13, Huntingdon 24-2, St. Mary’s 28-0, Philipsburg-Osceola 21-17, Clearfield 56-28 and Bellefonte 14-0.
LAST MEETING: Penns Valley out-gained Tyrone 248-200 and racked up 11 first downs to the Eagles’ 7, but it was Tyrone scoring early and holding on for a 10-7 victory at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field on Friday, September 14, 2007.
Shayne Tate rushed for 129 yards on 16 carries, including a 17-yard touchdown in the first quarter. But it was the third quarter that nearly did the Eagles in, when they had consecutive plays for touchdowns called back on penalties, ahead just 7-3.
After a 32-yard field goal by John Shaffer, Valley eventually pushed the ball 79 tards to the Tyrone 4, but a penalty and a fumble took the Rams back to their the 20, and Kyle Hockenberry was tackled after a 1-yard gain when scrambling on fourth down.
PLAYERS TO WATCH – TYRONE: Mark Mingle, RB-LB, 106 carries, 676 yards, 12 TDs … Larry Glace, RB-LB, 130 carries, 933 yards, 12 TDs … Levi Reihart QB-DB, 62-for-96, 1003 yards, 6 TDs, 1 Ints. … Eric Desch, WR-DB, 18 receptions, 388 yards, 4 Ints. … Johnny Shaffer, TE-DE-K, 16 receptions, 231 yards, 3 TD, 27 XP, 3 FG, 6 TFL … Matt Murray, OL-DL, 8 TFL, 5 sacks … Ben Ingle, WR-DB, 14 receptions, 173 yards, 3 Ints. PENNS VALLEY – Kody Bjalme, RB-DB, 127 carries, 723 yards, 6 TDs … Kyle Hockenberry, QB-LB, 44 carries, 239 yards, 1 TD, 14-for-41, 142 yards …. Tibben Zerby, QB-LB, 41 carries, 172 yards … Chris Weaver, WR-DB, 13 receptions, 158 yards, 1 TD.
TYRONE – has lost just one game to a Centre County school in the last 14 years (Philipsburg-Osceola, 2004) … has never allowed Penns Valley to pass for 100 yards … RB Larry Glace needs 67 yards to reach 1,000 for the season … WR Eric Desch has a reception in eight straight games … has scored at least 41 points in three of the last four games.
PENNS VALLEY – QBs Hockenberry and Zerby lead the team in tackles with 47 and 33, respectively … has recorded two sacks this season … is 1-2 at home … has accumulated just 213 passing yards … has scored more than 17 points twice this season.
JOHN FRANCO: To play winning football, you can’t just turn it on and off. I think that’s getting through to the seniors on this team. Playing hard is a habit. If you don’t play hard every game, somewhere along the way, you’re going to lose.
MARTIN TOBIAS: Defensively, they’re very sound and tough up front. They have a strong defensive tradition. Marty prepares them very well defensively. Offensively, they are effective enough to allow their defense to keep them in games.
HIDDEN STAT: Tyrone has scored 40 or more in four of the seven meetings against the Rams.