Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (1-7) at Moshannon Valley (2-6), 7 p.m.

Last Week in Review: Bellwood rushed for 477 yards and six touchdowns on the way to a 45-7 home victory. Klayton Willoughby led the Trojans with 82 rushing yards on 10 carries, while Ethan Carbaugh threw for 57 yards, but with three interceptions. Trevor Skopic ran 45 yards in the fourth quarter for the only Trojans’ only TD

“We dropped two interceptions and two TD passes in the first half,” lamented Mount Union coach Rob Turner. “Those could have completely changed the game. Bellwood took advantage of our mistakes and the fact that our lineup is pretty well decimated by injuries.

“We had moments when we were able to drive the ball pretty well, but we couldn’t finish. I was very happy that our junior varsity kids were able to punch one in in the fourth quarter.”

Scouting Report: “Moshannon Valley simply lines up and comes right at you,” Turner continued. “They have a very good running back and line to play a ball control game. They are able to pass enough to keep defenses honest.

“Defensively, the give you a 4-3 look and play man-to-man in the secondary. They stack the box and force you to pass the ball. We just have to line up and go right at them with our patchwork lineup.”

Starting Offense: Dayvon Wilson, wide receiver; Brock Woodward, wide receiver; Blake Woodward, wide receiver; Chris Dodd, tackle; Deegan Rittenhouse, guard; Clayton Arnold, center; Alex Kyle, guard; Jake Ryan, tackle; Ethan Carbaugh, quarterback; Shakur Fortson, running back; Trevor Skopic, running back.

Starting Defense: Jake Ryan, end; Chris Dodd, tackle; Clayton Arnold, tackle; Clayton Arnold, end; Gabe Roles, linebacker; Shakur Fortson, linebacker; Colten Benson, linebacker; Grayson McClain, cornerback; Blake Woodward, cornerback; Ethan Carbaugh, safety; Brock Woodward, safety.

Stat Leaders: Rushing: Ethan Carbaugh 116-864 with six TD, Klayton Willoughby 106-363 with two TD; Passing: Ethan Carbaugh 41x129 for 541 yards and three TD with 13 interceptions; Receiving: Dayvon Wilson 9-113 with no TD, Klayton Willoughby 5-31 with no TD.

Last Year: Trevor Skopic kicked a 30-yard field goal with no time on the clock to give Mount Union a 15-14 win, their first of the season. Quinton Posey ran for 224 yards and a TD and Willoughby rushed for 23 yards with a TD. Posey threw for 110 yards with one interception.

Series: Mount Union now owns a 9-5 advantage in the series. The last Moshannon Valley came was 33-6 in 2007.

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davesandstorm

Moshannon Valley was a 42-28 winner in 2015, so that would be the last win by the Black Knights over the Trojans.

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