H.S. FOOTBALL: Blairsville 40, Moshannon Valley 19
HOUTZDALE — Blairsville wrapped up a District 6 Class A playoff berth when the Bobcats beat Moshannon Valley and Northern Cambria lost to Cambria Heights on Friday night.
Blairsville squeezed into the playoffs as the eighth in final seed.
Junior tailback Deion Robinson celebrated his 17th birthday with five touchdowns and 170 rushing yards.
Before Robinson took the spotlight, senior wide receiver Anthony Faulk scored on a 17-yard pass from Scott Thompson on a slant route. Then the running game took over as Robinson scored three times in the second quarter on runs of 13, 6 and 24 and finished the half with 131 rushing yards.
Robinson scored two more times in the third quarter on runs of 7 and 10 yards.
Moshannon Valley tacked on three touchdowns in the fourth quarter and gained most of its yardage long after Blairsville starters had retired to the sideline.
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