Golden Eagles Bash Bearcats 51-14


What initially looked like a tight contest quickly turned into a blowout as Tyrone defeated the Huntingdon Bearcats 51-14 on Friday night at Gray Field.

The Bearcats came into the game 0-2, having been blown out by a combined score of 81-28 in their first two contests.

However, Huntingdon opened the game strong, driving the ball down the field on the Golden Eagle defense to take a surprising 7-0 lead.

But that was the last time the Bearcats would step into the endzone until the fourth quarter.

The Golden Eagles settled down quickly and reeled off fifty-one points until the end of the game.

“I think we played really well Friday. We came out a little flat-footed the first drive but after that, we really stepped it up,” said quarterback Brandon Lucas.

It ended in a Golden Eagle victory 51-14.

Tyrone’s first drive of the game took only five plays and ended in a 51-yard touchdown scramble by quarterback Brandon Lucas.

The Bearcats next drive ended quickly after a bad snap sailed over Huntingdon quarterback Darin Harmon’s head, and ended with a Matthew Clifton safety. The first quarter ended with a tight Tyrone lead of 9-7.

That was just the beginning for the Eagles offense. Lucas yet again defied the Bearcat defense for another drive into the endzone. Lucas was not the only player on fire that night. A deep ball from Lucas to Damon Gripp was the third touchdown for the Golden Eagles.

It was a long night for the Bearcats. The Tyrone defense forced the Bearcats to punt the ball away drive after drive. The Tyrone offense scored almost every time they had the ball.

Tommy Hicks, while carrying half of the Bearcats defense, marched his way into the endzone late in the second quarter. The Eagles put together a last-minute offensive drive for Ross Gampe to score a touchdown advancing the Eagles lead to 37-7.

The third quarter was consistent for the Eagles. The Eagles scored two more offensive touchdown runs from Tommy Hicks and Corrie Beck. Tyrone got their last touchdown in for the night.

“We need to improve on our opening drives. In both games the other team has scored first,” said wide receiver Damon Gripp.

With Tyrone winning 51-7 the Junior Varsity players were able to rotate into the game and play under the lights. A deep pass by Huntington was the last score for the night. The Eagles won 51-14.