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October 3rd

Punxsy strong on both sides of the ball in win

October 4, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The A. J. Parise Youth Football Team Senior team scored on three of its first four offensive possessions of the game, and for the second straight game, dominated on the defensive side of the ball to earn a 34-8 victory over Clarion-Limestone Saturday on a rainy after-noon in Strattanville.

Punxsy started its first drive at the 40-yard line. Joey DiPietro had runs of 11 and eight yards to rev up the offense.

Patrick Fedigan's 17-yard run three plays later moved Punxsy to the 25.

October 2nd

Despite muddy conditions, Chucks secure win

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In rainy, windy and soggy conditions Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium, the Punxsy boys' soccer team was able to maintain an upbeat tempo en route to a 5-0 win over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.

The Chucks jumped on the Crusaders early when Brycen Lunger fired a shot at the net in the first minute of the game. Elk County's keeper came out to play the ball, but Punxsy's Tyler Presloid beat him to it and headed it just out of his reach, and the ball rolled into the cage giving Punxsy a very-early 1-0 lead.

Early lead not enough for Lady Chucks

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy Lady Chucks soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against Elk County Catholic Saturday morning in Punxsutawney, but after evening the score just before halftime, the Lady Crusaders scored three second-half goals to earn a 4-1 victory.

"We came out good, and I don't know if it was the field or what," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said after the game. "We drew first blood, but then we just kind of lost it. I don't know if it was conditioning or what happened."

September 30th

Karns City rains on Punxsy's parade

October 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a cold and drizzly Homecoming evening Friday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, the Gremlins of Karns City edged out the Chucks 21-20 to put a damper on the celebration.

Despite the loss, though, Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said he was very pleased with his team's 48-minute effort.

"You can't ask for more from a group of young men then to go out and play 48 minutes, and they sure did that, because we were right where we wanted to be," he said. "At the end, we had an opportunity to win the game against a very good football team."

DuBois blanks Brookville Raiders, 35-0

October 1, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Raiders suffered a 35-0 shutout defeat Friday night at their Homecoming game against the DuBois Beavers.

Despite shutting down DuBois' passing attack for most of the night, the Raiders could not control the Beavers' ground game, which totaled 276 yards and three touchdowns.

Leaders beginning to emerge for 9-1 Chucks

October 1, 2011

KNOX — Amid chilly and dreary conditions Thursday evening, the Punxsy Chucks soccer team travelled to Knox to take on the Keystone Panthers, and the Chucks came out on top in the contest, 8-0.

Punxsy wasted absolutely no time jumping out to an early lead by scoring just 11 seconds into the game when Tanner Evans scored a goal assisted by Trevor Peace.

After that, there was a 27-minute scoring lull before Peace put Punxsy ahead by two with a goal of his own.

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