DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. – Conemaugh Valley took an enormous step towards securing a District 6 Class 1A playoff berth Friday night time because the Blue Jays received their fourth straight sport behind a ball-control floor assault and stout protection that produced a 27-14 WestPAC conquer Conemaugh Township.

Conemaugh Valley (5-3) trailed 7-6 on the finish of the primary quarter after a 10-yard landing cross from Tanner Shirley to Ethan Black put the Indians (3-4) on prime. Nevertheless, the Blue Jays regained the momentum because of an environment friendly operating sport that generated 367 yards and helped hold Conemaugh Township’s high-scoring passing offense off the sphere by way of an almost 2 to 1 benefit in time of possession. That allowed the Blue Jays to engineer three unanswered landing drives that finally opened up a 20-point fourth-quarter benefit.

Logan Kent was the workhorse for Conemaugh Valley, because the senior operating again tallied 290 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.

“We put a superb sport plan in and the blokes carried out,” Conemaugh Valley coach Matt Kent stated. “That’s the secret for us, management the clock and get as many yards as we are able to.”

Defensively, Conemaugh Valley restricted the Indians to 120 yards of complete offense on the night time. Shirley accomplished 13 of 26 passes for 109 yards for the Indians, however was additionally intercepted twice by Conemaugh Valley’s Nick Heltzel.

“We had been fearful about their unfold,” Kent stated. “That’s an awesome, nicely coached crew, and so they made it actually arduous for us to arrange. We had been capable of make some blitzes and so they paid off.”

“They managed the ball and had been very robust up entrance,’ Conemaugh Township coach Tony Penna Jr. stated. “I give them credit score for the way arduous they labored and managed the ball, and I give our youngsters credit score for the way they by no means give up. It wasn’t our night time however my children battled for 4 quarters.”

Conemaugh Valley opened the scoring after driving 75 yards in eight performs on the preliminary possession of the sport. Runs of 21 and 25 yards by Kent arrange Nick Heltzel’s 5-yard landing that made it 6-0 on the 7:57 mark.

The Indians answered proper again with an 11-play march throughout which Shirley went 6 of 6 for 40 yards, capped off by the scoring strike to Black adopted by Caiden Mauzy’s go-ahead PAT with 3:42 left within the first quarter.

Late within the interval, Nick Heltzel picked off Shirley on the Blue Jay 13, and Kent then ripped off positive factors of 45 and 34 yards resulting in Noah Heltzel’s 1-yard quarterback sneak that put Conemaugh Valley again on prime at 11:10 of the second quarter.

Noah Heltzel added the additional level.

Nick Heltzel’s second decide on the following collection led to an 18-play Conemaugh Valley drive that consumed almost 9 minutes of the second interval, however Jackson Byer stored the Blue Jays out of the tip zone with an interception on the Indian 1-yard line with 27 seconds left within the half to maintain the margin 13-7 on the break.

The Blue Jays’ preliminary drive of the third quarter coated 54 yards in eight performs, with Kent’s 20-yard sprint to the tip zone and subsequent conversion run making it a 14-point sport.

After an Indian three-and-out, Conemaugh Valley successfully put the sport out of attain with a 13-play drive that chewed up 70 yards and over seven minutes. Kent picked up positive factors of 15 and 21 yards, and he completed the drive with a 1-yard plunge that made it 27-7 early within the fourth.

“We executed what we wanted to on protection and offense,” stated Logan Kent.

“Our guys labored arduous and that’s what helped us come out with the victory.”

Thor O’Ship’s 2-yard landing run late within the contest for the Indians completed the scoring.

Subsequent week, Conemaugh Valley travels to West Shamokin for the second assembly in three weeks. Buy Line hosts Conemaugh Township.