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Clarion’s offense unstoppable in win over Brookville

Written by: on Saturday, September 9th, 2017

 The Clarion Bobcat offense looked like a fine-tuned machine Friday night in Brookville.  Coach Larry Wiser’s squad scored the first 8 times they had the ball en route to an easy 58-22 decision.  (They took a knee to run out the clock on their ninth possession.)  The Raiders’ own vaunted offense, averaging 47 points a game, was held to 21 points and 212 total yards by a tenacious Bobcat defense.  “Our offensive line did a great job,” Wiser said and then added, “I’m pretty proud of our defense too.”

Colton Rapp led the Bobcat ground game with 225 yards on 27 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns.  He also caught two passes for 46 yards, one of which went for his fourth touchdown on the night.  “Colton reads so well and hits so quick,” Coach Wiser stated.  As a team Clarion churned out 385 yards rushing on 54 carries.  The Bobcats finished the game with 468 total yards of offense.

After forcing Brookville to punt on the first possession of the contest, Clarion drove 58 yards for the initial score of the game.  Sterling Conner had the honor, surging into the end zone from a yard out.  Archer Mills nailed the PAT and the Bobcats led 7-0 just over five minutes into the game.

In less than a minute and a half Brookville answered, scoring when their freshman phenom, Jack Krug, hit Tyler Park for a 31 yard touchdown pass to cap a five play 67 yard drive.  Donavan Hoffman tied it at 7 with the point after.  Clarion would then score the next 27 points to put the game out of reach.

Rapp ran three yards with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter to put his team back up at 13-7.  That was on the tail end of a 73 yard drive.  Soon after the Raiders failed to convert a fourth and three at its own 41, Bobcat Camden Boggess added another score from three yards at 6:46 of the second.  That was followed by Conner’s 37 yard pick six forty-two seconds later.  And just like that Clarion led 27-7.  A short punt gave the Bobcats good field position on the Raider 43.  On third down and six from Brookville’s 39 QB Spencer Miller used a shovel pass to perfection when he took a hit just as he flipped the ball to Rapp.  Colton did the rest weaving his way across the goal line to put his team up 34-7.

The Blue Raiders traversed 90 yards in less than 3 minutes to cut into the Clarion lead.  Bryan Dworek caught a 30 yard TD pass from Krug to finish the 11 play drive with 54 seconds remaining in the second quarter.  But Clarion had some magic left and went from their 44 to Brookville’s 14 in less than 50 seconds.  From there Mills booted a 31 yard field goal on the final play of the half.  Those 3 points moved the score to 37-14 Clarion.

Rapp ran 18 yards to begin the second half scoring to put the finishing touch on a 75 yard drive.  A few minutes later, after Miller’s interception of a Krug pass, Rapp made some nice moves and raced 42 yards to put his Bobcats up 51-14.  And with that, the ‘mercy rule’ or the continuously running clock began.  Logan Minich rounded out Clarion’s scoring with a ten-yard run early in the fourth quarter.  Later Brookville’s back-up QB, Tyler Ohls, found Kyle MacBeth for a six-yard TD to finish the game’s scoring.  Oswaldo Casares ran in the 2-point conversion.

Game Notes and Quotes: “I think they have a really good football team.  There’s a chance we may see them at the end of the year,” Coach Wiser averred.  Coming into this contest, for the first time in its history, Brookville had scored 40 points in consecutive games in a season.  Krug was 12 of 21 for 161 yards and 2 TDs for the Raiders.  Dworek grabbed 6 of those for 82 yards.  Clarion’s band was superb and baton twirler, MacKenzie DiTullio, wowed the crowd by twirling 2 batons that were in fire, then juggling and twirling 3 batons.  Brookville’s band played well also in performing a couple Styx tunes.

 

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