Bishop McCort High School







Friday October 29, 2010 - Point Stadium - Johnstown, PA
Forest Hills 44 (9-0), Bishop McCort 10 (5-4)

It was a tough night for the Bishop McCort football team as Forest Hills rolled up a 386-113 advantage in total offense on their way to a 44-10 victory.  The win enabled the Rangers to capture the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship outright when Johnstown was defeated by Central Cambria 14-13.

Forest Hills scored on its first possession using ten plays to cover 64 yards with Justin Gdula hitting Jared McCombie in the endzone for a five yard TD.  Scott George kicked the first of six extra points on the night to give the Rangers a 7-0 lead with 6:01 gone in the first.  After the second McCort punt, Forest Hills began another drive on its 43.  Following two penalties, the Rangers were facing a third-and-27 when Anthony LaRue picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards to the one.  Zach Varga carried it in for the score on first down and Jordan Spangler's PAT tied the score at 7.

The Rangers scored another touchdown in the first quarter, two TDs and a safety in the second and one each in the third and fourth periods.  George's extra point kick at 1:26 of the second broke an LHAC record for most in a conference season with his 46th.  The record had been held by the Crushers' Dane Domonkos which was set last year.  Spangler added a 32 yard field goal in the final period, his sixth of the season.

"They controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball," said head coach Ken Salem.  "We did a little bit better job defensively in the second half, but tip your hat to Forest Hills.  They just played power football.  They are very tough and I think they can do some damage in the District 6-AA playoffs."

"We need to turn the page and we need to get a better effort out of our guys in the single A playoffs.  I told them that this season ends and a new season begins next week.  We really feel that if we play to our potential, if we play with intensity like we did against Bishop Carroll, we can hang with anyone in the class A playoffs and defend our championship."


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