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ST. MARYS â If not by land, turn to the air, and turn to it the Chucks did in a big way. Punxsy quarterback Garrett Zimmerman led the "Air Chucks" for 21 second-half points with the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion coming with 11 seconds left on the clock to sink the St. Marys Flying Dutch, 21-20, Friday night.
In the shotgun, Zimmerman found Christian Falgout from five yards out to pull Punxsy to within a point, 20-19, to cap an 11-play, 64-yard drive. The touchdown was not enough though, as Punxsy went for the two-point conversion and win.
ST. MARYS â A pattern of scoring in clusters is forming. The Punxsy Chucks boysâ soccer continued their pattern of scoring in bunches on Saturday with five second half scores to explode past the Elk County Crusaders, 6-1.
âI am pleased with how the guy played,â said Punxsy coach Phil Shenkle. âECC always plays us tough.â
The Chucks, now 8-3, saw the pairing of Ty Zimmerman and Tanner Evans team up for the teamâs first four goals and three assists between them. Evans netted two goals and two assists, while Zimmerman scored two as well with one assist.
WEST SUNBURY Ââ The Brookville Raiders' football team was able to outlast the Moniteau Warriors 19-14 Friday thanks to another strong performance from junior running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl.
Vroman tallied 153 yards by night's end, and Zacherl rushed for 107, with an 11-yard TD run.
ST. MARYS â Coming off what was the most complete effort of the fall, the Punxsy Chucks will seek to navigate through the traffic an ever-imposing St. Marys Flying Dutch present tonight in St. Marys.
One of the traditional and more storied rivalries on the schedule, the Chucks and Dutch will renew with both squads coming off dominate performances a week ago.
On the road, St. Marys dismantled Clarion-Limestone 35-0 behind its ground attack and stiff defensive line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It was a night of some needed runs. Punxsy used two late scoring bursts wrapped around a game with two others in its three-game sweep over Johnsonburg Thursday night.
The Lady Chucks finished the first game off with the final six points to win 25-22. The home team used one seven-point run to open a lead and another to double up the Ramettes in a 25-16 second set before running off five-straight late points for a 25-20 third contest.
ST. MARYS â The Punxsy ninth-grade football team defeated St. Marys 35-22 on the road September 19.
Kaleb Young rushed through the Flying Dutch defense for three touchdowns to lead the Chucks. Young's three scoring runs covered 54, 39 and 19 yards.
Alex Young recorded his own long touchdown burst of 52 yards. Braxton Giavedoni ran 29 yards to paydirt and added the two-point conversion for the other score.
Quarterback Ryan Jones completed six of eight pass attempts for 80 yards.
"The offensive line played very well," commented Punxsy coach Rob Weaver.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If a tennis team allows the opponent eight total games in eight matches, the chances are good for a win. The Lady Chucks gave up those eight games on their way to cruising past the Lady Owls of Bradford, 8-1, Tuesday afternoon.
"The PAHS girls played well tonight," noted Punxsy coach Rose Graffius.
And played well they did from top to bottom. At the top singles, the Lady Chucks' Amber Ward took care of the Lady Owls' Nicole Henderson, 6-2 and 6-0.
DuBOIS â In a partial preview of the District IX AA race, Punxsy again showed its boys' cross country running depth to get past Bradford and complete the Tuesday sweep over DuBois.
Punxsy (6-0) pushed across three of the first five finishers against Bradford and saw its fifth and final scoring runner end up two spots ahead of the final Owl for a 26-30 win.
Against DuBois, Punxsy recorded three of the top four spots and five of the first eight runners in a team score final that had a bit more breathing room in a 22-35 win and sweep of the day.
CURWENSVILLE â The Chucks no sooner stepped off the bus before they started to pelt the Tide net with goals. Punxsy netted four goals in the opening 12 minutes to post its second-straight boys' soccer shut out with a 5-0 victory at Curwensville Tuesday afternoon.
Senior forward Trevor Peace produced a 'hat trick' with the final three Punxsy (7-3) scores. Ty Zimmerman produced a goal and an assist.
Tanner Evans accounted for the other goal.
Kevin Hughes assisted on the game's first two goals, and Tyler Baer passed the ball for the fourth tally.
ST. MARYS â There will be another district year added to the boys' golf banner hanging in the high school gymnasium, as Punxsy claimed its second-straight AAA District IX team championship on Monday in St. Marys. The Chucks took away a 20-stroke victory over Bradford, 338-358 for the title.