Friday, October 31, 2007
Tyrone Area (8-1) vs. Penns Valley (8-1)
Series: Tyrone leads the series with 18 wins, 12 losses and 2 ties.
Coaches: TYRONE –John Franco(192-75-2 overall; 152-30 at Tyrone);– CENTRAL – AJ Hoenstine (17-32).
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, Lewistown 48-7, and Penns Valley 42-0; lost to Clearfield 35-34. CENTRAL – defeated Penns Valley 13-12, Indian Valley, 40-25, Bellefonte 19-0, Philipsburg-Osceola 48-28, Huntingdon 34-14, Lewistown 48-15, Bald Eagle Area 21-6, and St. Mary’s 28-27; lost to Clearfield 49-21.
LAST MEETING: Tyrone picked off Central quarterback Chris Kurtz four times and recovered a fumble to defeat Central at Roaring Spring Athletic Field 47-13 on Friday, October 26, 2007, finishing the regular season undefeated for the third straight year.
Shane Emigh scored on a 74-yard fumble recovery return in the second quarter and on a 40-yard interception return in the third. Shayne Tate rushed for 70 yards on 8 carries and scored three times, including a 24-yard touchdown pass from Levi Reihart in the first quarter.
PLAYERS TO WATCH – TYRONE: Mark Mingle, RB-LB, 111 carries, 710 yards, 13 TDs … Larry Glace, RB-LB, 139 carries, 1008 yards, 14 TDs … Levi Reihart QB-DB, 70-for-109, 1,174 yards, 8 TDs, 1 Ints. … Eric Desch, WR-DB, 21 receptions, 510 yards, 3 TDs, 4 Ints. … Johnny Shaffer, TE-DE-K, 19 receptions, 265 yards, 3 TD, 32 XP, 3 FG, 7 TFL … Matt Murray, OL-DL, 8.5 TFL, 5 sacks … Ben Ingle, WR-DB, 16 receptions, 187 yards, 3 Ints. CENTRAL – Lucas Runk, RB-DB, 154 carries, 1,106 yards, 16 TDs, 17 receptions, 356 yards … Derek Forshey, QB-DB, 58-for-118, 990 yards, 11 TDs, 7 Ints., 87 carries, 303 yards … Jordan Saylor, WR-DB, 16 receptions, 409 yards, 4 TDs … Trent Forshey, RB-LB, 100 tackles, 3 Ints.
TYRONE – has not lost on Senior Night since 1995 (Indian Valley) … is averaging 390 yards and 33 points per game … has scored more than 40 points in 4 of its last 5 games.
CENTRAL – defense has picked off 17 passes this season … RB Lucas Runk has accounted for 51 percent of the Dragons’ offense … offense has gained more than 300 yards of total offense five times.
JOHN FRANCO: I’m never comfortable when the game is back-and-forth. That might be fun for the fans, but not the coaches. We’ve got to keep their offense off the field, because they can score in bunches. Their ability to make big plays keeps you on edge.
AJ HOENSTINE: We’ll have to go toe-to-toe with the best team we’ve faced so far. I have a lot of confidence in our kids, but we’re going to have to be mentally prepared as much as physically. Tyrone has a lot of talent, offensively and defensively. They will make plays, but we have to limit them.

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