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Golden Eagles Comeback Comes up Short


Week 10 against the Forest Hills Rangers was like déjà vu for the Golden Eagles, except this time they found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard with a 31-29 loss at home.

In week four Tyrone stopped BG inches from the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt to seal the win for the Golden Eagles.

This week, with less than a minute left in the game, it was Tyrone quarterback Ashton Walk who was stopped inches from the end zone on a two-point try late in the fourth quarter, sealing the win for Forest Hills.

Tyrone played well enough to win, but a combination of costly penalties, mental errors, and big plays cost them the game.

Both teams were penalized 11 times, but Tyrone was flagged for a total of 110 yards, with several of the penalties keeping Forest Hills drives alive.

The most costly were three personal fouls against the Golden Eagles’ key players.

“If we controlled those mistakes and penalties, we could’ve had a better chance of winning”

— Richard Rawlings

After a big third down stop by Richard Rawlings, a player from Forest Hills’ shoe fell off and in the area of Braden Ewing, who picked it up and threw it toward the middle of the field. An official saw this and he was flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Later that drive the Rangers would score to take its first lead of the game.

On the first drive of the second half, a long 60-yard run from Ashton Walk put Tyrone on the 8-yard line.  On the next play, Brady Ronan ran through a Ranger defender to score and tie the game, but he stood over the defender after the score, which attracted another personal foul penalty that would force Tyrone to kick off from the 20 and give Forest Hills a great field position.

Later in the game, a forced incompletion from Seth Hoover made it third down for the Rangers. But Gayge Miller signaled an incompletion with his arms accumulated Tyrone’s 3rd personal foul of the game, and kept another Ranger scoring drive alive with a first down.

A crucial offensive penalty on Tyrone was also called for an illegal man downfield that brought back a Dravyn Crowell touchdown. This score could have been a turning point in the game if it wasn’t for the penalty on offensive lineman Owen Oakes.

“If we controlled those mistakes and penalties, we could’ve had a better chance of winning,” said senior defensive end Richard Rawlings.

Tyrone jumped out to an early 14-point lead on two Ronan touchdowns, but two explosive runs and a touchdown pass from Forest Hills gave them the 21-14 lead going into the second half.

In the second half, Ronan scored to tie the game but Tyrone’s defense simply couldn’t stop the Rangers, giving up two touchdowns and a field goal.

With about 2 minutes left to play, Forest Hills snapped the ball in the back of the endzone on a punt attempt, resulting in a safety for Tyrone. This put the Eagles back in the game and gave them the ball back.

Tyrone drove down the field and converted to Steven Buck for a touchdown with just :43 seconds to play.

Down by just 2 points, Tyrone went for the two-point conversion to tie the game.

Ashton Walk ran it up the middle and was stopped on the 1-yard line, ending the Golden Eagles’ hope of sending the game into overtime.

A failed onside kick ultimately closed the game out, with Forest Hills winning 31-29 and improving their record to 7-3. Tyrone dropped to 6-4.

Luckily for the Golden Eagles, this game didn’t affect their playoff status, but it would’ve been a nice morale booster going into the playoffs.

Tyrone will face Penn Cambria in the District Semi-Finals at Penn Cambria Stadium this Friday at 7 p.m. The winner will face Central in the District Final at Mansion Park TBD.


Forest Hills 7 14 7 3 — 31

Tyrone 14 0 7 8 — 29

First Quarter

T–Ronan 11 run (Romani kick) 8:16

T–Ronan 6 run (Romani kick) 2:48

FH–Papinchak 67 run (Carpenter kick) :10.8

Second Quarter

FH–Richardson 1 run (Carpenter kick) 4:45

FH–Carpenter 73 run (Carpenter kick) 1:41

Third Quarter

T–Ronan 8 run (Romani kick) 9:47

FH–Williamson 25 pass from Cornell (Carpenter kick) 5:37

Fourth Quarter

F–Carpenter 35 field goal 11:01

T–Safety (ball snapped out of end zone) 2:51

T–Buck 11 pass from Walk (PAT run failed) :43.8


First downs

FH: 17

T: 11

Total yards

FH: 397

T: 338


FH: 23-148


Yards passing

FH: 249

T: 122

Passing (comp.-att.-int.)

FH: 15-31-1

T: 10-17-0


FH: 4-46.5

T: 3-29


FH: 0-0

T: 1-0


FH: 11-110

T: 11-86


RUSHING–Forest Hills, Richardson 16-139; Papinchak 9-88; Cornell 3-9; TEAM 2-(-20). Tyrone, Ronan 17-77; Hoover 2-6; Walk 4-65.

PASSING–Forest Hills, Cornell 10-17-1-122. Tyrone, Walk 15-31-1-249

RECEIVING–Forest Hills, Williamson 2-39; Harteis 3-19; Richardson 3-60; Papinchak 2-4. Tyrone, Crowell 4-73; Weaver 5-112; Ronan 2-35; Buck 2-18; Hoover 1-11; Woomer 1-6.

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Andrew Weaver
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.
Owen Oakes
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. 
Brady Ronan
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.
Allison Beeman
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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