Slow Start, Late Collapse Lead to Playoff Loss

 

The Golden Eagles season came to an end on Friday after falling to the Penn Cambria Panthers, 45-21 in the first round of the PIAA District 6 playoffs.

The score does not give an accurate depiction of the whole game, as Tyrone gave up three scores in the fourth quarter sealing the game for the Panthers.

Tyrone got off to a rocky start, letting the Panthers put up 18 unanswered points in the first quarter.

As soon as I walked into the endzone, chills set in. I knew that it might be the last time I do so. The game ended in a way I didn’t prefer, but I had a great time playing with everyone and I have hope for the future of the program”

— Senior Corrie Beck

But Tyrone would rally back in the second quarter, getting 14 points of their own, putting themselves right back in the game.

No more points would be scored in the first half, and Tyrone would go into halftime down by only four points, 18-14.

Tyrone would try to keep their momentum going coming out of the locker room after halftime but couldn’t keep it up.

Penn Cambria drove down the field to score again, pushing their score to 24-14.

The Eagles wouldn’t bow down, however, and came right back down the field and scored again, making it a three-point game.

Tyrone would try to stop the potent Panther offense going into the fourth quarter but fell apart by letting up three scores, one of which was a Panther pick six.

Freshman quarterback Ashton Walk was a key factor for the Eagle’s success after stepping in halfway through the year.

His heroics throughout the year kept many Eagle drives alive and even won games for the Eagles.

Tyrone would score three times in this game, two of the scores coming from Ross Gampe.

Gampe would score the Eagle’s first touchdown of the game and the last. These included a 10-yard pass from Walk and the other a 24-yard pass from Walk.

Gampe would also get work in on defense getting multiple quarterback pressures and sacks.

Corrie Beck would also score in the last high school football game of his career.

“As soon as I walked into the endzone, chills set in,” said Beck. “ I knew that it might be the last time I do so. The game ended in a way I didn’t prefer, but I had a great time playing with everyone and I have hope for the future of the program.”

His score came from a 4-yard touchdown pass which was also from Walk.

Tyrone’s young team will only be losing a few players as they get ready for the next season. The entire offensive line will be returning, which was a focal point of the year.

Losing the seniors is going to be a big hurdle for the underclassmen, as this group of 7 seniors all played key contributions to the team either on the field or on the sidelines keeping the momentum going.

Tyrone hopes to get bigger as they prepare for the next football season.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penn Cambria 12 6 6 21–45

Tyrone 0 14 7 0–21

First Quarter

PC–Grove 4 run (kick failed), 10:52.

PC–Shuagis 14 pass from Gar. Harrold (pass failed), 1:10.

Second Quarter

PC–Grove 16 run (run failed), 7:17.

T–Gampe 10 pass from A. Walk (Gwinn kick), 5:54.

T–Beck 4 pass from A. Walk (Gwinn kick), 3:34.

Third Quarter

PC–Grove 17 run (run failed), 8:09.

T–Gampe 24 pass from A. Walk (Gwinn kick), 6:30.

Fourth Quarter

PC–Gar. Harrold 19 run (Noel kick), 9:33.

PC–Grove 4 run (Noel kick), 7:08.

PC–Gav. Harrold 15 interception return (Noel kick), 6:59.

TEAM STATISTICS

First downs

PC: 23

T: 10

Total yards

PC: 445

T: 203

Rushes-yards

PC: 48-267

T: 18-28

Yards passing

PC: 178

T: 175

Passing (comp.-att.-int.)

PC: 18-20-0

T: 10-20-0

Punts-avg.

PC: 1-39

T: 3-23.7

Fumbles-lost

PC: 0-0

T: 1-1

Penalties-yards

PC: 9-90

T: 1-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING

Penn Cambria,Grove 21-144, Gar. Harrold 17-97, Eckenrode 7-32, Gav. Harrold 1-4, TEAM 2-(-10).

Tyrone, Beck 4-12, Ronan 5-8, A. Walk 8-7, LeGars 1-1.

PASSING

Penn Cambria, Gar. Harrold 19-21-0-178.

Tyrone, A. Walk 10-20-1-175.

RECEIVING

Penn Cambria, Gav. Harrold 6-32, Shuagis 4-69, Chirdon 3-25, Grove 3-16, Eckenrode 2-16, Eberhart 1-6.

Tyrone, Beck 5-62, Gampe 3-70, Rhoades 1-36, Ronan 1-7.