This Week’s Game: Claysburg-Kimmel (5-3) at Southern Huntingdon (4-4), 7 p.m.
Last Week in Review: Southern Huntingdon led 20-14 at the half, then outscored Everett 20-0 in the second half to win 40-14. Quarterback Scott Garlock threw for 247 yards and two TD with two interceptions. Kendrel Marino rushed for 151 yards and another two TD.
“We had a slow start,” admitted Rocket coach Ryan Garlock. “We drove the ball downfield and threw a pick-six. Then, we started to roll and hit some big plays like we did earlier in the year. The were able to score some points.
“Defensively, we got guys back into positions where they are comfortable. It was a very good defensive effort except for a lone TD pass.”
Scouting Report: “Claysburg plays a different style to what we saw from Everett,” Garlock added. “They can run the ball and, like us, the quarterback can throw well. They’re having some injury issues right now.
“Defensively, they play a four-man front on first and second downs and a three-man front on third downs. They bring a lot of blitzes and are very aggressive.”
Starting Offense: Haiden Garner or Evan Herrington, split end; Dawson Booher, split end; Kadin Moore, flanker; Wyatt Campbell, right tackle; Wyant Rowe, right guard; Aaron Kough, center; Ian Wilson, left guard; Brody Pyles, left tackle; Scott Garlock, quarterback; Kendrel Marino, fullback; Zach Hunsinger, tailback.
Starting Defense: Brody Pyles, end; Wyatt Campbell tackle; Aaron Kough, nose tackle; Ian Wilson, end; Nate Myers, linebacker; Wyant Rowe, linebacker; Ian Wilson, strong safety; Zach Hunsinger, safety; Kendrel Marino, safety; Scott Garlock, cornerback; Haiden Garner or Dawson Booher, cornerback.
Stat Leaders: Rushing: Kendrel Marino 88-537 with eight TD, Scott Garlock 57-394 with four TD; Passing: Scott Garlock 78x169-1,387 with 13 TD and six interceptions; Receiving: Haiden Garner 27-595 with seven TD, Zach Hunsinger 19-260 with three TD, Kendrel Marino 12-208 with two TD.
Last Year: Southern Huntingdon held off a Claysburg comeback attempt to win 34-33. The Rockets led 21-13 at halftime and 34-27 after three quarters. Eric Patton rushed for 74 yards and three TD, while Kendrel Marino ran for 48 yards and one TD. Garlock threw for 163 yards with one interception.
Series: Southern Huntingdon has won the last five meetings to lead the series 22-15. The last Claysburg win was 14-7 in the 2013 season finale.