Golden Eagles Earn First Win in Blowout Victory

A 28 point second quarter helped Tyrone cruise to a 42-21 victory over the Philipsburg Mounties

For the first time in the 2017 season, Tyrone picked up a win Friday night against Philipsburg-Osceola. Around this time last year, Tyrone was 3-1 and had a steady amount of momentum after a big win over Huntingdon and a blowout against Philipsburg. This year, it’s a little bit of different story. Tyrone hasn’t had the best start to the 2017 season, but Friday night’s victory proves that there is still hope for the 2017 Golden Eagles.  

We needed to have a balanced attack,” Tyrone coach Jason Wilson said. “We wanted to just chip away, move the sticks. Their defense had played pretty well the last couple of weeks so we tried to pick them apart.”

— Coach Jason Wilson

Tyrone made quick work of a sluggish Philipsburg team and dominated the Mounties in every facet of the game. The Golden Eagles took the ball 66-yards down the field on their opening drive and capped it off with a 19-yard TD pass from Denver Light to Parker Mitchell, putting Tyrone up 7-0 early.  After holding PO’s offense to a three-and-out on their first drive, the Golden Eagles marched down field again on their second drive and finished it with a 2-yard TD from senior Brandon Loose.

That second touchdown sparked the onslaught that was the first half for Tyrone. The Golden Eagles’ defense bullied the Philipsburg offense and moved the ball at will against the Mounties defense.

Tyrone scored four touchdowns in the second quarter. Brandon Loose started the scoring with a 12-yard rushing TD. Backup tailback Zac Albright followed that up with a 5-yard TD of his own. Senior RaShawn Hicks picked off Philipsburg’s quarter back Bubba Slogosky, with plenty of green grass ahead of him for a 47-yard pick six. Senior Jamal Hicks, RaShawn’s brother, caught a TD pass from Denver Light in the back of the endzone in the last minute of the half. 

“We had the momentum and the pick-six just added on to it,” Wilson said. “It was exciting for the kids. You could see them getting all pumped up.”

Both offensively and defensively the Golden Eagles played stellar. Philipsburg’s only scores came in the second half against the JV defense.

The team looks to feed off of their 42 point barrage in the first half and take that firepower to Bellefonte Friday night. 

We needed to have a balanced attack,” Tyrone coach Jason Wilson said. “We wanted to just chip away and move the sticks. Their defense had played pretty well the last couple of weeks so we tried to pick them apart. We were pretty efficient.”


Philipsburg-Osceola 0 0 14 7 — 21

Tyrone 14 28 0 0 — 42

First quarter

T — Mitchell 19 pass from Light (Vipond kick), 8:04

T — Loose 2 run (Vipond kick), 2:51

Second quarter

T — Loose 12 run (Vipond kick), 7:08

T — Albright 5 run (Vipond kick) 5:41

T — R. Hicks, 47 int. return (Vipond kick) 5:29

T — J. Hicks 18 pass from Light (Vipond kick) 1:18

Third quarter

PO — Johnson 1 run (kick failed), 6:40

PO — Slogosky 3 run (Johnson, pass from Slogosky), 2:59

Fourth quarter

PO — Slogosky 3 run (Solltis kick), 6:53



First Downs:  Tyrone-13 PO-10

Rushes-yards: Tyrone-31-152 PO-27-143

Passing (comp-att-int): Tyrone- 15-19-0 PO-11-22-2

Yards passing: Tyrone 200 PO-90

Total yards: Tyrone-343 PO-242

Fumbles-lost: Tyrone-0-0  PO-0-0

Penalties yards: Tyrone- 2-25  PO-6-54

Punts-avg.: Tyrone-2-29 PO-2-29




Philipsburg-Osceola — Anderson 15-98, Johnson 9-65, Slogosky 7-(-11).

Tyrone — Loose 17-106, Light 1-11, Albright 5-7, Mitchell 1-2, Reade, 3-17.


Philipsburg-Osceola — Slogosky 11-21-2-90, Shimmel 0-1-0,

Tyrone — Light 15-19-0-200


Philipsburg-Osceola — Johnson 6-31, Perks 2-43, Bryant 1-8, Keith 1-2, McDonald 1-7;

Tyrone– Mitchell 5-75, J. Hicks 2-29, Loose 2-16, R. Hicks 1-3, Plummer 2-23, Lehman 2-24.


Tyrone — T. Hicks, R. Hicks.