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The Tyrone Golden Eagles lost yet another tough game against a quality opponent on Friday night, 35-7 to the Mountain League leading Clearfield Bison. That makes three straight losses for the Golden Eagles following a four-game winning streak to start the season.

Clearfield quarterback Isacc Rumery, who just this week announced his intention to walk on at Penn State next fall, threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles. Rumery also set a Clearfiled school record, becoming his school’s all-time career passing leader, surpassing 1994 graduate Chad Kroell, who finished his career with 6,088 yards.

We took a step forward from the previous week but we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be”

— Jason Wilson

Tyrone came into the game a heavy underdog but jumped on the board early when Zac Albright scampered 6 yards for the touchdown giving Tyrone a 7-0 lead with 8:08 remaining in the first quarter.  That drive was highlighted by two long Denver Light throws to Tommy Hicks and Cory Lehman. 

However, Clearfield responded by marching down the field on their next possession, scoring on a 15 yard run from senior Caleb Freeman, who had 71 yards on the evening.

After a failed 2 point conversion Tyrone held a 7-6 lead with 4:12 left in the opening quarter.

Neither team could convert in the rest of the opening quarter so the Golden Eagles had upset on their mind, holding a slim 7-6 lead after the first.

We took a step forward from the previous week but we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be,” said Tyrone Head Coach Jason Wilson.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Bison jumped back into their groove early in the second as they put together another impressive scoring drive, taking a 13-7 lead with 8:55 remaining in the second quarter on a 9-yard touchdown pass to Taye Lynch.

The turning point of the game happened on the next Bison drive. After a Tyrone punt, the Bison moved the ball the length of the field and were knocking on Tyrone’s door with a first and goal from the 3-yard line.

However, Tyrone’s defense answered the call and put up a big goal-line stand, giving the Eagles the ball back on their own 3 with 2:00 remaining in the half.

After completing a 6-yard pass to tight end Cory Lehman on second down, Tyrone’s Denver Light went deep on third-and-4, but it was picked off by Clearfield’s Taye Lynch at the 45, who returned the interception to the Tyrone 23.

This set Clearfield up for another touchdown, as Rumery found senior Barrett Kline wide open to take a 21-7 lead going into the half.

Clearfield came out strong in the third quarter, on their first drive they marched 65 yards for a one-yard touchdown dive by junior Brett Zatonni, extending their lead to 28-7 with 7:47 left in the third.

Zatonni scored again on a 33 yard run take a 35-7 lead 4:36 left in the quarter.

Neither team made any progress before the end of the quarter so Clearfield held on to a commanding 35-7 lead.

Tyrone’s defense did hold the Bison out of the end zone for the fourth quarter but their offense was not able to make any progress of cutting the deficit.

One bright spot for the Eagles was the return of starting the offense and defensive lineman from last year, junior Kaleb Snook who played his first game of the year after tearing his ACL last winter.

“It felt great getting back on the field and getting to play with my brothers,” said Snook.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles fall to 4-3 on the season with a 2-3 record in the Mountain League.

They look to bounce back this Friday as they take on another tough team in Hollidaysburg as Gray’s Field.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Clearfield 6 15 14 0 –35

Tyrone 7 0 0 0 — 7

First Quarter

T–Albright 5 run (Raabe kick), 8:08

C–Freeland 15 run (run failed), 4:12

Second Quarter

C–Lynch 9 pass from Rumery (Hess kick), 8:55

C–Kline 23 pass from Rumery (Lezzer pass from Rumery), 1:23

Third Quarter

C–Zattoni 1 run (Hess kick), 7:47

C–Zattoni 33 run (Hess kick), 4:36

TEAM STATISTICS C T

First downs 19 13

Total yards 387 218

Rushes-yards 40-197 22-28

Yards passing 190 190

Pass (comp.-att.-int) 13-18-0 17-27-2

Punts-avg. 2-32.0 4-36.2

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-yards 6-44 4-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Clearfield–Zattoni 18-83, Freeland 8-71, Rumery 10-39, Plubell 2-3, Lezzer 2-1. Tyrone–Albright 13-34, Hicks 1-10, Lucas 1-4, Light 6-2, TEAM 1-(-22).

PASSING: Clearfield–Rumery 13-18-0-190. Tyrone–Light 13-22-2-140, Lucas 4-5-0-50.

RECEIVING: Clearfield–Lynch 4-66, Lezzer 5-59, Graham 2-30, Kline 1-23, Glass 1-12. Tyrone–Hicks 3-43, Lehman 4-38, Homan 3-30, Zimmerman 2-30, Albright 1-17, Clifton 1-13, Gripp 1-12, Graham 1-7.

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Michael Stoner, Sports Editor

Hi, I’m Michael Stoner. I’m currently a 11th grader at Tyrone Area High School, and this is my second year as a member of the Eagle Eye staff. This year, I hope to write the baseball articles. I would also like to write all of this years football articles. After high school I plan to attend college and pursue a degree in journalism and hopefully write for ESPN or be a sports commentator. Some of my hobbies include watching football, hockey and baseball (basically anything that has to do with sports). I also enjoy playing airsoft with my friends. My favorite sports teams are Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Seahawks. At school I am involved in baseball and National Honors Society.

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Hey! I’m Lucia Isenberg. I’m a sophomore and this is my second year on the Eagle Eye Staff. I enjoy both writing and photography. I am involved in Golden Revolution, Student Council, YAN, POPS Extension, NHS, Sr Quiz league, and swimming. In my (very little) free time, I take wedding pictures, senior portraits, and snap pics of everything in between. I also kayak and listen to Fleetwood Mac and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In my future, I plan to attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida to major in Marine Science and minor in Visual Arts for photography. As I attend college, I will also participate in the Coast Guard reserve program. After I graduate,  I will serve a minimum of 4 years and then decide where to go from there. Looking forward, I’m very excited to be a co-editor of the Eagle Eye 2018-19 photo department!

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My name is Aaryanna Wright. I am a senior at Tyrone High. I play soccer on the Tyrone girls soccer team. I run track and I am on the mock trial team. My hobbies consist of eating, playing sports, photography, and watching movies. My favorite food to eat is chicken wraps from Sheetz. I would highly recommend students to read Eagle Eye, because it’s a great way for students to stay up to date with the news inside the school. I will heavily be involved with the photography part of Eagle Eye.  I will mainly be taking pictures for all sports this year, if you are interested in viewing any of the photos stay up to date with Eagle Eye to check them out.

 

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Hey! Sara Shock here. Welcome to my profile. This is my second year in Eagle Eye. I am in YAN, Aevidum, NHS, and student council. My interests are photography, writing, bracelet making and eating. I also like horror movies, the fall, and my friends. I live with my parents, my 12 year old brother, and 2 cats.  After high school, I plan to attend Clarion University for a five year speech and language pathology program. I also hope to one day start my own photography business. I joined Eagle Eye because I love photography and writing…and TCamm. This year, I want to take some great photos and step out of my comfort zone as far as writing goes.

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My name is Brandon Escala, and I am a senior here at Tyrone. I am a 1st-degree black belt. I have plans to attend Penn State to get a degree in psychology and to later attend law school. I love going to the movies, especially drive-inn theaters. Some of the movies I like to watch are usually Sci-Fi, Superhero/Action, and Comedy. Aside from being in the Eagle Eye, I am also a member of YAN, Concert Choir, and Mock Trial. I joined the Eagle Eye again this year because I love taking photos at school events. A fun fact about me is that I spent nine days at Washington D.C. at a Latino Leadership Law Camp and met the Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, and other Latinos in charge of major government agencies such as the Department of State and the SEC.

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