Archive - Oct 9, 2011 - Sports Article
RIDGWAY â€” Despite taking only fourth place out of nine complete teams, the Punxsutawney girls' cross country team took a big step forward Saturday at the Ridgway Invitational as it was just five points behind District IX opponent DuBois and only two in back of perennial favorite Bradford.
Elk County Catholic won the meet with 81 points with DuBois, Bradford and Punxsy all close on their heels.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy Chucks trailed by six at halftime, and the defense came out and forced the Clarion Bobcats into three consecutive three-and-outs to begin the second half, but the Bobcats' defense stopped the Chucks offense twice inside the 10-yard line to shut the Chucks out in the second half and earn a 19-7 win Friday night in Punxsutawney.
Because of Punxsy's shutdown defense, the Chucks outdid Clarion on the stat sheet, but the Bobcats bend-but-don't-break style of defense came through for them in the end.
BROOKVILLE â€” The passing game was questionable for the Brookville Raiders during the first half, as quarterback Steve Kennedy was 3-for-10. But in the second half, Kennedy found his arm and his target â€” Sebastian Kerr â€” and the two led Brookville to a convincing 37-13 victory over the Clarion-Limestone Lions Friday night in Brookville.
The Lions played arguably their best half of football this season, and Brookville had only a 15-13 lead at halftime.