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Eagle Eye Explainer: Week 10 Football

We explain why our Week 10 opponent was not known until this week
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Tyrone’s week 10 varsity football opponent has been set. The 6-3 Golden Eagles will host the 6-3 Forest Hills Rangers at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27th at Gray Vets Field.

But many fans have been asking: Why has the opponent for week 10 been a mystery until this Monday?

Originally scheduled as a home game, the game has been marked “opponent TBA” since the schedules came out.

The answer lies in the new Laurel Highlands League Championship format.

In the new league, the East and West divisions compete in week 10 of the regular season based on seedings.

Number one seed versus number one seed, two versus two, three versus three, and so on.

Under this format, Tyrone, as the fourth seed in the East, will play Forest Hills, the fourth seed in the West.

All East teams will host this coming weekend. In 2024, the West squads will host East opponents.

The Laurel Highlands Championship game will also be this Friday with the Richland Rams traveling to Martinsburg to face the Central Dragons.

Richland, the current top seed in District 6 Class 2A with 1,300 points, has outscored its opponents 326-110 this season. Central, the current top-seed in Class 3A with 1,170 points, has a 320-103 scoring margin.

This system will allow each team to theoretically have an evenly matched week 10 opponent to finish out the regular season.

The other week 10 games in the Laurel Highlands are as follows:

Friday night

2 seeds: Penn Cambria (8-1) at Bald Eagle Area (8-1)
3 seeds: Chestnut Ridge (7-2) at Clearfield (6-3)
4 seeds: Forest Hills (6-3) at Tyrone (6-3)
6 seeds: Central Cambria (4-5) at Penns Valley (5-4)
7 seeds: McCort-Carroll Catholic (3-6) at Philipsburg-Osceola (3-6)
8 seeds: Somerset (3-6) at Bellefonte (1-8)
9 seeds: Westmont Hilltop (2-7) at Huntingdon (1-8)
10 seeds: Greater Johnstown (0-9) at Bellwood-Antis (1-8)

Saturday night

5 seeds: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic (5-4) hosts Bedford (3-6) at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Tyrone-Forest Hills game will also be Tyrone’s Senior Night, with pre-game senior activities beginning at approximately 6:35. Tyrone will recognize the senior members of the football team, cheerleading team, and marching band.

Pre-sale tickets for Forest Hills at Tyrone are available in the athletic office all week. All season ticket holders have a week 10 ticket and all passes will be accepted for the week 10 game.

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Ashton Walk, Staff Writer
Ashton is currently a junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his first year in Eagle Eye. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends and family. After high school, he plans on attending college and continuing his athletic career. Ashton is a three-sport athlete who competes in football, basketball, and baseball. This year, he plans on writing meaningful stories on sports in the Eagle Eye with his friends. One of Ashton's dreams in life is to play college football at the Division 1 level.  A fun fact about Ashton is he's easy to talk to and get along with.
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.
Brady Ronan, Staff Writer
Brady Ronan is a senior at Tyrone. This is his third year doing Eagle Eye and he is excited that he is doing this, as he is really interested in sports and taking pictures. After high school, he is planning on going to college. His favorite movie is Talladega Nights. He plays football, basketball, and runs track. He loves to meet and talk to new people and make new friends. He hopes that he can cover all of the sports and what is happening in the world today. A fun fact about him is that his favorite color is red and his favorite food is wings.

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