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District 9 Talk Week 5

Written by: on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009


Karns City on an impressive 12-year run

Karns City, a District 9 “AA” school from Butler County, is off to a 5-0 start, and if they keep on winning, they’ll crack’s Small School Super 10 rankings. Winning, though, is nothing new for the purple and gold. They’ve been on quite a tear since the middle and late 1990s.

Since 1996, Karns City has gone an impressive 116-31 (.789). Factor in their 5-0 start to 2009, and that record bumps to 121-31 (.791). The Gremlins have won five District 9 “AA” championships since 1999, and won their first ever PIAA inter-district playoff game against D5 champion North Star last year.

This season, the Gremlins are led by junior quarterback Dylan Hipple. Through the first four weeks of the season, the KC field general had thrown for 451 yards and five touchdowns. The Gremlins also boast a bevy of running backs in their Wing-T offensive scheme.

Keystone QB had a Friday night to remember

Too bad this effort came in a loss, but Panther quarterback Dan Reed put up a stat line worth remembering Friday night against Karns City.

The senior gunslinger completed 13-of-22 passes for 302 yards and five touchdowns in a 60-35 defeat at the hands of Karns City. For the season, Reed has thrown for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns, adding five scores on the ground.

In the last season and a half, Reed has thrown for 2,212 yards.

Cameron County a perfect 5-0; Raiders have won 28 of last 32 games

The Raiders got a new head coach in the off season, but it hasn’t slowed them down. Quite the contrary, in fact. This season marks the Raiders’ third straight 5-0 start to a season, and if there any early picks for a District 9 “A” championship game berth, the Raiders would be this writer’s pick as one of the representatives.

CC finished 2007 with an 11-2 record, both losses coming to Kane. They followed that performance up with a 12-2 record in 2008, losing the Allegheny Mountain League title game to Kane and a PIAA quarterfinal game to Farrell.

Since that ’07 season, Cameron County is an impressive 28-4 (.875). The Raiders should get win #29 Friday night, as Otto-Eldred comes to Emporium.

District 9 > 10/02/2009 :
Allegheny-Clarion Valley Falcons (0-5) 0
Punxsutawney Chucks (3-2) 40
Bradford Area Owls (5-0) 14
Meadville Bulldogs (1-4) 0
Brockway Rovers (3-2) 19
Curwensville Area Golden Tide (3-2) 32
Cameron County Raiders (5-0) 14
Coudersport Falcons (3-2) 7
Clarion-Limestone Lions (1-4) 0
Brookville Raiders (3-2) 27
DuBois Area Beavers (3-2) 7
Central Mountain Wildcats (3-2) 21
Elk County Catholic Crusaders (2-3) 0
Kane Area Wolves (3-2) 14
Johnsonburg Rams (3-2) 28
Ridgway Elkers (2-3) 12
Keystone Panthers (3-2) 35
Karns City Gremlins (5-0) 60
Port Allegany Gators (4-1) 34
Smethport Area Hubbers (0-5) 0
Union Golden Knights (0-5) 0
Moniteau Warriors (3-2) 25
District 9 > 10/03/2009 :
Otto-Eldred Terrors (0-4) 35
Sheffield Area Wolverines (1-3) 29

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