Class A: Penns Manor vs. Southern Columbia preview
Penns Manor (6) 12-1 vs. Southern Columbia (4) 13-1
Don Malinak Stadium, Central Mountain HS, Friday night at 17:00pm
What’s at Stake:
A trip to the Class A State Finals. The winner plays either Sharpsville (10) 13-0 or Clariton (7) 14-0
Bill Packer for Penns Manor and Jim Roth for Southern Columbia
Southern Columbia defeated Pius X 55-25 and Penns Manor won over Columbia 41-22.
Playoff Scoring Stats:
Total Points Scored: 190 (Ranked #1 in Class A Eastern site)
Average Points Scored: 47.5 (Ranked #1 in Class A Eastern site)
Total Points Allowed: 80 (Ranked #3 in Class A Eastern site)
Average Points Allowed: 20.0 (Ranked #2 in Class A)
Total Points Scored: 143 (Ranked #3 in Class A Western site)
Average Points Scored: 35.7 (Ranked #3 in Class A Western site)
Total Points Allowed: 48 (Ranked #3 in Class A Western site)
Average Points Allowed: 12.0 (Ranked #3 in Class A Western site)
The Tigers are led by quarterback Brad Fegley who has passed for 1,475 yards on 92 of 147 completions. Going into the Pius X game he had 210 yards rushing and against the Royals he rushed for a season high 107 yards.
Fegley’s favorite target is wide receiver Keith Day.
The Tigers ground game is led by two 1,000 yard runners. Matt Moore has rushed for 1,168 yards and Tyler Levan has 1,727 yards.
On defense, Moore is the leading tackler followed by Cameron Flore. Day is a interception hawk to lead the team.
Penns Manor is led by quarterback Danny Ferens who first does it with his legs. Ferens has rushed for 2,068 yards on 234 carries and 27 touchdowns. He has passed for 625 yards and 11 scores.
Joey Vodopevic is the team’s second leading rusher. Vodopevic has rushed for 1072 yards and 11 scores. He is averaging over nine yards a carry. He is the leading receiver too with 28 catches for 362 yards.
Jake Paulina adds 542 more yards to the rushing game.
As a team they have rushed for 3,868 yards.
Penn’s Manor is in uncharted water, they have never played in a state playoff game until this season. Then you have Southern Columbia going for their 13th trip to Hershey if they win Friday night.
Will experience win over the less experienced team in Penn’s Manor? Time will tell. One thing is for sure. This game will feature lots of rushing yards.
Who will win and why? Post your comments below.
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