This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (7-0) at Glendale (5-2), 7 p.m.
Last Week in Review: Jarred Sipes scored three touchdowns and Kaden Lucko ran for 204 yards as the Titans shot down the Rockets 40-14.
“We’re feeling pretty good. I think we’re getting better every week and building a little bit of depth,” Tussey Mountain head coach Anthony Sottasante said. “We’re much more focused at this time of the year compared to last season. Hopefully that will help us down the stretch.”
Scouting Report: Glendale has won at Southern Huntingdon and Moshannon Valley after a 12-7 loss to Claysburg-Kimmel. The Vikings are led by running backs Seth Dudurich and Cory Johnston.
“They like to run the ball and are much improved from last year. You can see the difference in fundamentals that they execute. They play hard and sound football and have been improving since the beginning of the year,” remarked Sottasante.
“We have to play sound football to win the game. In particular our run defense. We have to come out and dominate the line of scrimmage and do what we like to do.”
Starting Offense: Chad Morningstar, center; Damon Clark, guard; Aaron Day, guard; Logan Zdrosky, right tackle; Jayven Ritchey, left tackle; Nicholas Brumbaugh, wide receiver; Landon Hennessey, wide receiver; Kaden Lucko/Noah Foor, fullback; Tyler Rhodes/Jarred Sipes/Bryan Rankin/David Smith, slot; Matthew Leonard/Colton Bishop, quarterback; Chad Morningstar, kicker.
Starting Defense: Chad Morningstar, Damon Clark, Logan Zdrosky, defensive tackle; Nick Brumbaugh, Aaron Day, defensive end; Kaden Lucko, Noah Foor, inside linebacker; Tyler Rhodes, outside linebacker; Jarred Sipes, Bryan Rankin/Brendan Wright, cornerbacks; David Smith, safety. Tyler Rhodes, punter.
Stat Leaders: Matthew Leonard 56 of 93 for 761 yards, 4 touchdowns, 3 interceptions; Kaden Lucko 150 carries, 939 yards, 9 TDs; Tyler Rhodes 61 rushes, 488 yards, 7 scores, 26 catches, 435 yards, 4 TDs; Jarred Sipes 51 rushes, 380 yards, 12 touchdowns; Landon Hennessey 11 catches, 65 yards. Tussey is averaging 37.1 points per game and have given up only 10.7 points per game. The Titans average 290 yards rushing per game.
Last Year: After two first-quarter turnovers and falling behind 6-0, the Titans ran for five touchdowns to beat the Vikings 35-6.
Series: The Titans have won three in a row and lead the all-time series 20-17.