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Brady Buries the Bearcats

Tyrone’s Brady Ronan scored five touchdowns and had over 200 yards rushing in the 39-7 win
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After winning a thriller the week prior against Bishop Guilfoyle, the Golden Eagles felt like they had finally found their groove. Led by a phenomenal game from running back Brady Ronan, Tyrone proved this by dominating the Huntington Bearcats 39-7 at Gray Memorial Field on Friday.

“Wow. I was obviously pleased with that, no doubt about it. That just has a steamroll effect,” said Head Coach John Franco about the 202-yard, five-touchdown performance by Ronan.

But Tyrone’s scoring started on the defensive side of the ball. On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Tyrone’s Eli Woomer stepped in front of a pass from Huntingdon quarterback Eric Woomer, and returned it 43 yards.

On the next play, Ronan scored the first of his five touchdowns from 2 yards out.

My o-line was blocking really well, I was just hitting the holes that they were making for me and breaking tackles

— Brady Ronan

On the next possession, the Bearcats went three and out. On their first offensive play from scrimmage, Tyrone running back Brady Ronan, broke away for a 62-yard touchdown run to extend the Golden Eagle lead to 13-0.

The Golden Eagle defense dominated The Bearcat offense, forcing them to punt once again and give the ball back to Brady Ronan. Ronan then broke a screen pass for a 28-yard touchdown to improve the Golden Eagle lead to 19-0 to end the first quarter.

“We started off the game on fire, Brady couldn’t be stopped and our o-line and d-line were dominating,” said junior quarterback Ashton Walk.

To start out the second quarter, Ronan exploded for a 20-yard touchdown, his fourth of the game.

The Tyrone defense continued to dominate and forced the Bearcats to punt once again, making it the third 3 and out forced in the first half by The Golden Eagles.

An exceptional catch from senior receiver Dravyn Crowell put the Golden Eagles on the 1-yard line, resulting in yet another Brady Ronan touchdown, tallying 5 in the first half for him.

“My o-line was blocking really well, I was just hitting the holes that they were making for me and breaking tackles,” Ronan said.

Tyrone went into the half with a comfortable 32-0 lead, giving them all the momentum going into the second half.

The Second half started off slow, with Tyrone’s offense driving down the field a couple of times but failing to convert for 6.

The Bearcats did the same, but another slip-up from the Huntington quarterback resulted in a 90-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Eli Woomer to make the score 39-0 with about 2 minutes left to play in the third quarter.

The Bearcats finally converted for 6 and an extra point in the fourth quarter, but the game was too far out of reach for them to even consider a comeback.

Tyrone closed the game out on offense with the backups in, giving them some extra reps.

Tyrone simply dominated this game, holding the Huntington Bearcats to only 160 yards of total offense and forcing 3 turnovers.

The Golden Eagles also accumulated 297 yards of total offense, 210 of those yards being rushing yards. Ronan had the first 200-yard game of his career.

The Golden Eagles improved their record to 4-3. They will travel to Ebensburg this week to take on the 3-4 Central Cambria Red Devils at 7:00 P.M. this Friday at Central Cambria Stadium.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Huntingdon 0 0 0 7 — 7
Tyrone 19 13 7 0 –39

First Quarter
T–Ronan 2 run (Romani kick), 11:32
T–Ronan 22 run (kick failed), 9:08
T–Ronan 28 pass from A. Walk (pass failed), 3:04

Second Quarter
T–Ronan 20 run (pass failed), 9:44
T–Ronan 1 run (Romani kick), 3:43

Third Quarter
T–Woomer 90 interception return (Romani kick), 2:27
Fourth Quarter
H–Mykut 2 run (Mykut kick), 5:27

TEAM STATISTICS 

First downs
H – 9
T – 10

Total yards
H – 160
T- 297

Rushes-yards
H – 40-123
T – 32-210

Yards passing
H – 37
T – 87

Passing (comp.-att.-int)
H – 2-9-2
T – 4-7-0

Punts-avg.
H – 3-39.0
T – 2-37.0

Fumbles-lost
H – 2-2
T – 0-0

Penalties-yards
H – 4-55
T – 8-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Huntingdon, Edmiston 18-75, Steele 11-24,, Mykut 8-18, Guisler 1-5, Peruso 2-1. Tyrone, Ronan 25-202, Emigh 3-5, Hoover 1-2, A. Walk 3-1.

PASSING–Huntingdon, Mykut 2-9-2-37. Tyrone, A. Walk 4-7-0-87.

RECEIVING–Huntingdon, Long 2-37. Tyrone, Crowell 1-31, Ronan 1-28, L. Walk 1-19, Hoover 1-9

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Owen Oakes, Staff Writer
Owen is a sophomore and it is his first year as a part of the Eagle Eye staff. Owen plays for the Golden Eagles baseball, football, and basketball teams. In Owen's spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watching football, writing, playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Owen's favorite sports teams include the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and Penn State. Owen plans to attend college after high school to become a physician's assistant. Owen hopes to write sports stories and appear in some podcasts during his time in the Eagle Eye. 
Andrew Weaver, Staff Writer
Andrew Weaver is a senior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. Andrew loves to ride dirt bikes with friends in his free time. He is a tri-sport athlete and competes in wrestling, football, and track. Andrew's passion for Eagle Eye is podcasting. He listens to many famous podcasts and would one day like to start his own. His plans after high school are to go to college and or trade school. A fun fact about him is he admires Mark Wahlberg a lot. One dream of his is to sit down and have a burger with Mark at his restaurant, Wahlburger.
Allison Beeman, Staff Writer
Allison Beeman is a senior in high school and in her third year of Eagle Eye. When Allison is not in school, she enjoys playing softball as an outfielder. During the summer she traveled to Denver, Colorado to play in a softball tournament. After high school, she would like to attend college to major in business.  Before coming to Tyrone Allison lived in West Virginia and before that Maryland. Some of Allison's interests include listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with friends.  This year in Eagle Eye, Allison looks forward to taking pictures at football games and writing softball stories. 

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