Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (6-2) at Glendale (5-3), 7 p.m.

Last Week in Review: Moshannon Valley scored the game’s first points, but Caden Rupert threw for 320 yards and six touchdowns, with Jacob Hensor catching six passes for 200 yards and three of the scores, as Juniata Valley went on to a 44-21 win over the Black Knights.

“All year we’ve taken the philosophy of don’t pigeon hole yourself. We just took what the gave us,” Juniata Valley head coach Bill Musser said. “Caden really relaxed and read the defense well. Some short passes we turned into long touchdown runs. He gave those people the chance to make plays and the offensive line gave us the time to make those plays.”

Scouting Report: Glendale trailed Tussey Mountain 18-0 but came back within two points before the Titans held on to win 26-23. Seth Dudurich ran for 130 yards and a touchdown.

“They play with confidence. Their kids are playing hard every play. They never stop. They’re learning to win and would like nothing more than to knock us off.

“The running game is their bread and butter and they have used the wildcat look too. Glendale has found some offensive rhythm. We have to be very disciplined, we can’t get out of position and must tackle as a group.

“Defensively they play a four and five man front and don’t get out of position very often. We have to always make sure we stay consistent and put ourselves in the best position possible.”

Starting Offense: Jacob Hensor, wide receiver; Hunter Johnson, wide receiver; Gabe Brower, slot; Grant Musser, H-Back; Daniel Wagner, left tackle; Jonathan Bouch or Dalton Dick, left guard; Travis Dively, center; Seth Kurtz, right guard; Elliott Showalter, right tackle; Caden Rupert, quarterback; Ryan Betres, fullback; Jefferson Hill, kicker.

Starting Defense: Isaac Watson, end; Austin Dick, tackle; Seth Kurtz, tackle; Elliott Showalter, end; Ben Carolus or Andrew Ross, outside linebacker; Ryan Betres, middle linebacker; Grant Musser, outside linebacker; Hunter Johnson, cornerback; Gabe Brower, cornerback; Landon Reed, safety; Jake Johnson or Jacob Hensor, safety; Ryan Betres, punter.

Stat Leaders: Ryan Betres 106 carries, 547 yards, 6 TDs; Caden Rupert 90 of 140, 1,311 yards, 16 TDs, 5 interceptions; Gabe Brower 55 attempts, 359 yards, 3 scores, 20 grabs, 286 yards, two touchdowns; Hunter Johnson 16 catches, 248 yards, 4 TDs; Grant Musser 21 catches, 237 yards, 3 scores; Jacob Hensor 20 receptions, 425 yards, 6 TDs; Jefferson Hill three field goals, 26 points. Juniata Valley is averaging 28.3 points per game and are allowing 13.3 points a night.

Last Year: Quinn Zinobile threw three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Hornets beat the Vikings 42-23..

Series: The Hornets have won four in a row and lead the all-time series 37-14-2. Glendale last won 14-7 at Juniata Valley in 2014.


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