The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 6, 2012

Big plays lead Buffaloes past Tigers


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FOOTBALL

n Newport 42,

East Juniata 29

NEWPORT -- Austin Bennett threw for 194 yards and a score and Brandon Love returned a kickoff 90 yards for another TD, but East Juniata couldn't keep up with Newport in a Tri-Valley League game Friday night.

The Tigers (1-5, 0-5) led 10-7 after the first quarter thanks to a field goal from Dalton Rowe, and Love's kick return. East Juniata took the lead again in the third quarter on Caleb Gehman's 30-yard TD run, but Newport (2-4, 2-3) scored 29 points in the second half to rally.

Brian Auxt ran for three second-half TDs for the Buffaloes and Justin Temple, who threw a scoring pass in the first half, ran in from 25 yards out in the third quarter.

David Brantley ran for 66 yards and a TD for the Tigers while Bennett connected on 9-of-19 passes for 194 yards and a 63-yard scoring pass to Kevin Allen in the fourth quarter that made it 34-29 with more than half of the fourth quarter to play. Auxt finished with 192 yards and three scores on the ground for the Buffaloes.

n Juniata 51,

Upper Dauphin 21

MIFFLINTOWN -- Neil Bodley ran for 245 yards and five touchdowns, while halfback Sam Sneath added 117 yards on just nine carries as the Indians rolled to the TVL win over the Trojans.

The Indians (4-2 overall, 3-2 TVL) amassed 479 yards on the ground.

Bodley had three touchdown runs before Upper Dauphin even got on the board as the Indians built a 28-7 lead at the break. Ian Buffington led Upper Dauphin (1-5, 1-4) with 154 yards on the ground and a score.

n Bloomsburg 42, Muncy 20

MUNCY -- Ricky Klingerman threw for 330 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Panthers to the Heartland Athletic Conference-Division III victory over the Indians.

Muncy (4-2 overall, 2-2 HAC-III) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a 36-yard TD run by Troy Hembury, but the Panthers took control of the game, scoring the next 28 points.

Ricky Klingerman had three TD throws in the run, one to Colby Klingerman and two to Tyler Vincent. The latter gave the Panthers a 28-7 lead with 11:47 left in the third quarter, returning a fumble seven yards on the first play from scrimmage in the third. Colby Klingerman had eight catches for 113 yards and two scores, while Vincent finished with three touchdown grabs.

BOYS SOCCER

n Northumberland Chr. 6, Sunbury Christian 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The Warriors scored three goals in each half to stay perfect in the ACAA as senior Drew Reich scored his second career goal on Senior Night.

David Mahoney scored twice for the Warriors (19-1-1, 12-0 ACAA) and Zach Newbury added a goal and two assists. Seth Kabonick scored for Sunbury Christian (9-4-2, 6-2-2).

GIRLS SOCCER

n Meadowbrook Chr., 5,

New Covenant 0

MANSFIELD -- After a slow start, the Lions pulled away with four second-half goals to stay unbeaten in the ACAA.

Sarah Marks got Meadowbrook (13-3, 10-0) on the board with 10 seconds left in the first half. Meadowbrook then pulled away in the final 20 minutes with Madison Burrows and Katie Benfer each scoring twice and assisting on two more.

n Northumberland Christian 3, Sunbury Christian 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Alyssa Wesner scored twice and the Warriors outshot the Eagles 18-2 in a tough ACAA victory.

Bailey King scored an insurance goal for Northumberland Christian (18-3, 9-1 ACAA) after Faith Gingrich scored for Sunbury Christian.