Wednesday, October 29, 2014

By the Numbers: Bishop Guilfoyle at Somerset

Bishop Guilfoyle (9-0) LHAC Section I Champions;1st in District 6 Class A 


Somerset (9-0) LHAC Section II Champions: 1st in D 5-6-8-9 Sub-region 

Friday 7:00 Somerset High School

Bishop Guilfoyle 

-- Brandon Chadbourn  42-73 (.575%)   813 yards  8 Touchdowns - 2 interceptions

-- Team  55-92 (.598%)  1,050 yards.   9 touchdowns - 3 interceptions


-- Dylan Barnes 52-97 (.536%)  979 yards.  14 Touchdowns - 4 interceptions

-- Team 56-104 (.538%)  1,011 yards. 14 Touchdowns -  4 interceptions


Sam McCloskey

Bishop Guilfoyle

-- Sam McCloskey  89 attempts  1,217 yards.  13.7 YPC.   28 Touchdowns. 

-- Brandon Chadbourn 64 attempts  641 yards.  10.0 YPC  8 Touchdowns.

-- Aaron Yasulitis  26 attempts 221 yards   8.5 YPC   1 Touchdown.

-- Josh Trybus 35 attempts 214 yards. 6.1 YPC.  0 Touchdowns

Team       290 attempts  2,852 yards.   316.9 yards per Game.   45 Touchdowns.


-- Jake Heiple  98 attempts 968 yards.  9.9 YPC.  16 Touchdowns.

-- Dylan Barnes 76 attempts 439 yards.  5.8 YPC. 8 Touchdowns. 

-- Raven Beeman 25 attempts 275 yards. 11.0 YPC. 4 Touchdowns.

-- Austin Hemminger 36 attempts  246 yards. 6.8 YPC. 1 Touchdown

Team    317 attempts   2,390  yards.   265.6 yards per game.   36 Touchdowns.


Bishop Guilfoyle

-- Matt Gormley  17 catches 229 yards 5 Touchdowns.

-- Evan Chadbourn 12 catches 225 yards  3 Touchdowns

-- Sam McClsokey 7 catches  190 yards  2 Touchdowns


-- Bryce Mostoller  20 catches 393 yards. 5 Touchdowns

-- Raven Beeman 14 catches 182 yards. 5 Touchdowns.

-- George Coyle 7 catches. 141 yards. 


Bishop Guilfoyle   50.4 PPG    

Somerset 46.8 PPG

Bryce Mostoller

Bishop Guilfoyle

1. Adam Berger   105 total tackles (25 solo)  20 TFL  13 Sacks 

2. Matt Gormley 75 total tackles (20 solo)   11 TFL   6 Sacks

3. Ian Luther 93 total tackles (20 solo)  4 TFL   1.5 Sacks.

4. Sam McCloskey 77 total tackles (21 solo) 1 interception. 3 forced fumbles. 13 pass deflections.

5. Owen Wolf 69 total tackles (19 solo)  8 TFL  1 Sack. 2 forced fumbles.

TEAM   23 points allowed   2.56 PPG allowed


1. Logan Eller 47 total tackles (30 solo)   10.5 TFL  1.5 Sacks.  1 interception.

2. Bryce Mostoller  47 total tackles (24 solo) 23 TFL 10.5 Sacks.  3 fumble recoveries

3. Raven Beeman 54 total tackles (34 solo)  17 TFL 6 Sacks,

4. Nick Holto 39 total tackles (15 solo)  8 TFL 3 Sacks.

5. Jake Heiple 22 total tackles (12 solo) 3 interceptions. 1 forced fumble.

TEAM  79 points allowed  8.79 PPG

Common Opponents 

1. Bishop Carroll - Somerset 41-0       //   Bishop Guilfoyle 55-0 

2. Forest Hills - Somerset 43-12          //  Bishop Guilfoyle  45-8

3. Richland - Somerset 55-6                //   Bishop Guilfoyle  51-12

4. Johnstown  - Somerset 50-13          // Bishop Guilfoyle  42-3

5. Westmont -  Somerset 55-7            // Bishop Guilfoyle  62-0

6. Bishop McCort - Somerset 54-14   // Bishop Guilfoyle 49-0

7. Cambria Heights  - Somerset 47-0   //    Bishop Guilfoyle 42-0

8. Penn Cambria - Somerset 35-7  // Bishop Guilfoyle 49-0

Non Common  Somerset 42-20 over Bedford; Bishop Guilfoyle 42-0 over Central Cambria 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

D6SN Week Ten Rankings

D 5/6 A

1. Bishop Guilfoyle 9-0 @ Somerset

The game of the year is finally upon us. Back in August, many of us pointed to week ten and circled our calenders for the BG-Somerset game with a chance both teams would be 9-0 heading into the contest, and it actually worked out that way. Bishop Guilfoyle needs this win to lock down the top seed in the district playoffs, and a loss could send them to being a three seed. 

2. Portage 9-0 Berlin

Portage handled Conemaugh Valley to move to 9-0 this past Friday. It now sets up a rematch with Berlin for the WestPac title. Portage used a big fourth quarter the first time the two teams met to run away with it 38-27. It will be very difficult to beat a good team twice in a season, but you have to like Portage's chances at home. 

3. Blairsville 9-0 Redbank Valley

Blairsville easily dispatched United 49-13 to finish at 8-0 in the Heritage Conference, winning the league outright. They will be tested this week with a good district nine, Redbank Valley team coming to town.  The are sitting on a 7-1 record with their lone loss was in a 58-46 shootout with Clarion last week. 

4. Berlin 8-1 @ Portage

Since that Portage loss, the Mountaineers have surrendered just 12 points in the past five games.  With a strong defense and that speedy offense, the are a dangerous team going into the rematch with the Mustangs. 

5. Bellwood-Antis 7-2 Philipsburg-Osceola

With the exception of the Tyrone and Mt. Union losses, Bellwood has handled everyone else. Most of us expected Bellwood to be where they are at this point, and that's a team flying under the radar a bit, but one that is very dangerous. They should be able to handle Philipsburg this week. 

D 5/6 AA

1. Mt. Union 9-0 Penns Valley

Mt. Union slipped by a very good Tussey Mountain team last week 44-41. It was one of the few close calls the Trojans have had this year, but sometimes a close game before the playoffs can be a good thing. They host a 2 win Penns Valley this week in a must win to hold onto the top seed.

2. Bedford 8-1 @ Forest Hills

Bedford calmly took care of Cambria Heights and moved to 8-1. With a lot of the LHAC attention on Somerset and Guilfoyle, Bedford quietly has put together a very good season.  They will look to go into Sidman and take down a tough Forest Hills team. 

3. Tyrone  8-1 @ Chestnut Ridge

Tyrone easily rolled over Penns Valley 41-7. The Golden Eagles have outscored the past two opponents 102-7 after falling to Clearfield.  They will travel to Chestnut Ridge in a very big game for both sides.  Ridge is a good football team, and one Tyrone should not take lighly. 

4. Chestnut Ridge 8-1 Tyrone

The Lions have looked good in recent weeks and are currently riding a 7 game winning streak. They have a big opportunity on Friday night with a very good Tyrone team to town.  With the common opponent factor, it should be a good game. 

5. Juniata 8-1 @ Williams Valley

Juniata has scored 45 or more points in each of their past three games, and they will look to carry that momentum into this week. Williams Valley is a 6-3 team, and should provide a test.

D 5-6-8-9 AAA

1. Somerset 9-0  Bishop Guilfoyle

Somerset has beaten everything that has come in their path this season. They are a team on a mission, and they have one more challenge before the playoffs, and that's fellow undefeated Bishop Guilfoyle.  The Marauders have similar personnel and play the same kind of game, and it will be a good one Friday night. 

2. Clearfield 7-2 Punxsutawney

In a bit of an odd setup, Clearfield and Punxsy square off for the District 9 AAA championship before they enter the sudregional playoffs. Clearfield should be able to handle them.

3. Johnstown 6-3 Cambria Heights

After a nice little three game winning streak for Johnstown, it came crashing down last week with a 42-3 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle. Still, the Trojans have played well this year, and they have doubled up their win total from last season. They should beat Heights and be 7-3 heading into playoffs. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

D6SN Week Nine Rankings

5/6 A

1. Bishop Guilfoyle 8-0  Johnstown

Bishop Guilfoyle just moved right along with a 49-0 win over Bishop McCort, and like how it has been every other game, it was the Sam McCloskey show.  The senior do-it-all back put up five touchdowns in the first half and led the Marauders to another smooth victory. BG welcomes 6-2 Johnstown to town this week, and for playoff standings, beating a 6 win AAA team would be big if they want that top playoff spot. 

2. Portage 8-0 Conemaugh Valley 

Another day, another 200 yard rushing day for Calep Kephart, although this performance was particularly impressive. Kephart notched his third straight 200 yard game, and his fourth on the season. He only needed 17 carries to rack up 280 yards and four touchdowns against a pretty good Meyersdale team, and in the process he went over 4,000 yards for his career.  Portage has looked really good this season, could it be the year they break through to Mansion Park?

3. Blairsville 8-0 United

Blairsville secured the Heritage Conference regular season championship with a 55-7 win over Saltsburg last week. The Bobcats will look to finish the year with a perfect 8-0 conference mark as they host United this week.  

4. Bellwood-Antis 6-2 Glendale

Bellwood-Antis went down to Northern Bedford and grinded out a 21-0 win over the Panthers. It may have not been their best performance, but the Blue Devils took care of business and will look to do the same against a three win Glendale team. 

5. Berlin 7-1 Blacklick Valley

An improved defense has been the key for Berlin of late.  After Portage hung 38 on them in week four, the Mountaineers have allowed just six points in the past four games. They will look to take care of business against Blacklick this week before a rare second regular season trip to Portage. 

5/6 AA

1. Mt. Union 8-0 @ Tussey Mountain

Mt. Union remains the lone unbeaten team in AA, and they have been very impressive all year long. Things can get interesting this week, though, as they travel to Tussey Mountain.  The Titans are 7-1 and they are the reigning District 5 champions, so it has the chance to be a difficult game.

2. Bedford 7-1 @ Cambria Heights

The Bison had little trouble with Bishop Carroll last week, as they dispatched them 42-0.  Bedford makes the long road trip to Patton to take on Cambria Heights this week, and they should be 8-1 heading into the regular season finale with Forest Hills.

3. Tyrone 7-1  @ Penns Valley

Tyrone rolled over AAAA Central Mountain 61-0.  I don't care how good the team is, beating a team two classifications larger than you is a good win, especially for gaining playoff points.  Tyrone is right on Mt. Union's heels despite the loss. They should move to 8-1 with a road game at Penns Valley. 

4. Chestnut Ridge  7-1  @ Bellefonte 

Ridge easily beat Penns Valley 42-0 last week.  They should have another easy one with Bellefonte this week. The big game everyone is waiting for is when Tyrone comes to town in week ten with huge playoff seeding implications on the line for both sides.

5. Central 6-2 @ Huntingdon

Central rolled over Bellefonte 41-7 last week and made the move to 6-2.  The Dragons play host to Huntingdon on Friday and finish the year when Ligonier comes to town in a non-conference games. 

5-6-8-9 AAA

1. Somerset 8-0  @ Penn Cambria

Another dominating win for Somerset as they took down Cambria Heights 47-0.  The Golden Eagles could have a tricky one this week with a road game at Penn Cambria, who is a solid team.  The PC game sits right before the big showdown with Guilfoyle in week ten.  You could almost call it a trap game. 

2. Clearfield 6-2 Philipsburg-Osceola

Clearfield will look to hold up their end of the bargain in having a three way tie atop the Mountain League by beating Philipsburg this week.  The Bison have been rolling lately with five straight wins. 

3. Johnstown 6-2 @ Bishop Guilfoyle

Johnstown scored an emotional and important win over Forest Hills last week in overtime. It is those kind of wins that can start a playoff run, and we'll see if they can carry it over when they play Bishop Guilfoyle this week. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

D6SN Week Eight Rankings

5/6  A

1. Bishop Guilfoyle 7-0 @ Bishop McCort

Guilfoyle rolled past Cambria Heights no problem with a 42-0 route. The Maruaders have been very impressive all season long, and they find themselves ranked among the top teams in the state. They should make the move to 8-0 with no problem against McCort this week. 

2. Portage 7-0 @ Meyersdale

The Mustangs just dominated Conemaugh Township last week by a score of 63-0. Perhaps the craziest stat of the game Friday, Caleb Kephart had SIX carries for 269 yards. That's 44 yards a carry, unbelievable performance.  Kephart and company will need their A game against a tough 6-1 Meyersdale team this week. Big game for both sides. 

3. Blairsville 7-0 @ Saltsburg

Blairsville went through their toughest two tests in the Heritage in the past two weeks, and outscored Homer Center and Penns Manor 76-16.  The preseason favorites have lived up the billing, and with Saltsburg and United in the next two weeks, the Bobcats could be 9-0 heading into an inter-dictrict showdown with Redbank Valley.

4. Bellwood-Antis 5-2 @ Northern Bedford

Bellwood looked like they were in a battle with Southern Huntingdon, but with the game tied at 14 the Blue Devils scored the game's final 28 points to get the final to 42-14.  The Blue Devils are clearly class A's best two loss team, and they may be able to close out the year with these next three games and finish 8-2 heading into the postseason. 

5. Berlin 6-1 @ Conemaugh Valley

Berlin scored a big victory over Meyersdale last week, and it vaults them back into the rankings. The Mountaineers have a road game with Conemaugh Valley this week, and they should be moving to 7-1. 

5/6 AA

1. Mt. Union  7-0  @ West Branch

Mt. Union now leapfrogs Tyrone into the top spot of the rankings. The Trojans handled a pretty good Everett team on Friday, and should keep it rolling against West Branch on Friday.  Mt. Union has been very good this year, and I don't think we need to call into question the validity of this team any longer. I believe they can play with and beat anyone. 

2. Bedford 6-1  Bishop Carroll

I slid Bedford into the number two spot.  The only loss they have this season is to a very good Somerset team, and they have been very good other than that game They welcome a win-less Bishop Carroll team to town this week with the likelihood of moving to 7-1. 

3. Tyrone 6-1 Central Mountain

Tyrone drops out of the top spot with a loss to Clearfield. Clearfield is not a bad loss, but enough to question Tyrone a little bit.  They have a tough one this week against a AAAA team Central Mountain. Despite their poor record, Central Mountain could provide a difficult game with their size. 

4. Chestnut Ridge 6-1  Penns Valley

Chestnut Ridge continued their strong season with a 52-16 romp of Saint Joseph's Academy. They will look to keep it going this week against a 2-5 Penns Valley squad.

5. Central  5-2  @ Bellefonte

Central cruised past Philipsburg-Osceola this week 40-7. The Dragons will look to move to 6-2 this week against Bellefonte.  The schedule sets up nicely for Central in these final three weeks. and they could make a move up the standings. 

5-6-8-9 AAA

1. Somerset 7-0 Cambria Heights 

Somerset notched a win against Bishop McCort for the third consecutive year and moved to 7-0 while doing so.  The Golden Eagles have established themselves a serious force to be reckoned with, and could be poised for a big postseason run. 

2. Clearfield 5-2 @ Bald Eagle

Clearfield runs to the number two spot with a very big win against Tyrone on the road.  The Bison finally look to be hitting their stride, and should move to 6-2 this week against a two win Bald Eagle squad. 

3. Johnstown 5-2 Forest Hills

Johnstown sturggled for a good portion of the game with Westmont, but eventually blew past the Hilltoppers. Johnstown has some very big games in the upcoming weeks, and if they have postseason plans in the competitive AAA playoff race, they need to take down Forest Hills this week. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

D6SN Week Seven Rankings

 5/6 A

1. Bishop Guilfoyle 6-0 Cambria Heights

Bishop Guilfoyle went into Forest Hills and walked away with a 45-8 victory over the Rangers.  BG may have had to work for this one a little harder than in previous weeks, but make no mistake about it, they won this one no problem. The Marauders should be moving to 7-0 this week as they take on 1-5 Cambria Heights. 

2. Portage 6-0  Conemaugh Township 

Portage easily took care of Ferndale last week as they scored all 47 of their points in the first half in a 47-0 win.  The Mustangs take on a reeling Conemaugh Township squad coming off three straight losses this week. Portage should be able to make the move to 7-0.

3. Blairsville 6-0  @ Penns Manor

Some may have been expecting a close game between two 5-0 teams, but Blairsville obviously had other ideas when they met up with Homer-Center last week. The Bobcats ran in a runaway 41-6 over the defending Heritage Conference champions. Another test awaits on Friday, as Blairsville heads to Clymer to take on 5-1 Penns Manor. 

4. Meyersdale 6-0  @ Berlin

Meyersdale is off to a 6-0 start and is coming off a sound 21-0 win against Windber. They make the short trip to Berlin to take on a very good Mountaineers team.  The two squads played in two classic games last year, and this meeting has a lot to live up to.

5. Bellwood-Antis 4-2 @ Southern Huntingdon

I move Bellwood back into the rankings by virtue of their 23-14 win over a solid Everett team. The Blue Devils may have two losses, but they are to the two best AA teams in the area. When it comes to single A ball, Bellwood can hang with anyone.

 5/6  AA

1. Tyrone 6-0 Clearfield

Tyrone has been rolling lately after some close early season games. The Golden Eagles will be tested a little more this week when Clearfield invades Grey-Vets Memorial Field.  Clearfield isn't as good as they were last year, but they are still one of the better teams the Mountain League has to offer.

2. Mt. Union  6-0 Everett

Mt. Union racked up 27 points in the first quarter, and cruised to a 38-7 win over the Panthers. They will host a solid Everett team this week, but with the way this offense has been running, it's hard to picture that game staying close. The Trojans have been playing with a chip on their shoulder, and it's been showing.

3. Bedford 5-1 Richland

Bedford crushed Bishop McCort on Saturday for their third consecutive win. The Bison have been one of the area's most powerful offenses, and they picked apart another defense this past week. Richland will take their turn to try to slow down Bedford on Friday, but I don't see it happening.

4. Chestnut Ridge 5-1 St. Joseph's Academy

Chestnut Ridge leapfrogs Central by virtue of beating the Dragons 15-12. Ridge is a team that is flying under the radar, but they can really play.  They will easily move to 6-1 over St. Joe's this week.

5. Central 4-2 Philipsburg-Osceola

Central stays in the rankings despite the loss. They are a really good team, and they have been through some very tough games already.  The schedule eases up a bit down the stretch, and Central should be one of the higher ranked teams in the D6 AA playoffs.

5/6/8/9 AAA

1. Somerset  6-0  Bishop McCort

Somerset started the year by posting 40+ points in their first three games, the past three games they have posted 50 or more a game.  This team is a machine, and McCort won't be able to slow them down this week. Each passing week gets us closer to the Bishop Guilfoyle Week ten showdown.

2. University Prep 4-0 Allderdice

Prep moved to 4-0 last week with a win over Carrick, they will take on Taylor Allderdice this week.  UP's Quarterback, Ron Brown, is one of the state's most prolific passers.

3. Johnstown 4-2 Westmont

After two really tough defeats, Johnstown got back on the winning track with a 15-7 win over Richland. The win helps bring some confidence back, and was a confidence booster for a struggling defense that gave up 50 points in each of the past two weeks.