KEVIN G. STIFFLER/Gazette LIGONIER VALLEY RAMS: First row, from left, ball boy assistants Brock Shannon, Blake Rensko and Levi Foust, Kyrie Miller, Zach Beitel, Aaron Tutino, John Caldwell and Michael Petrof; second row, assistant Lindsey Stormer, ball boy Landon Laskoski, Sam Sheeder, Andrew Kuzemchak, Sullivan Schueltz, Jason Edmiston, Blake Bridge, Lukas DeWitt, Hayden Light, Niels Sigurdsson and Peter Stoll; third row, head coach Roger Beitel, Logan Foust, Nick Beitel, Grant Dowden, Colton Foust, Ayden Kelley, Joe Ersick, Jasper Arnone, Josh Haines, Garrett Dodson, Cameron Mears and assistant coaches Scott Lewandowski, David Shannon and C
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK! (Week 10)
Hunter Cameron. United. 5-foot-10, 170 pounds. Sophomore running back/defensive back.
Everyone around here knows United’s Kyle Silk is a pretty good football player. Hunter Cameron is pretty good, too. Cameron, a sophomore running back, leads the area in rushing with 1,493 yards.
He took over the rushing lead from Silk on Friday, running for 347 yards on 38 carries in a 38-14 romp over Conemaugh Township in a Heritage Conference-WestPAC crossover game. It was the fourth straight victory for a team that was once 2-4. Cameron and Silk rank first and second, respectively, in the area in rushing. They have combined for more than 2,700 yards and have scored 36 of their team’s 40 touchdowns. The 6-4 Lions open the District 6 Class 1A playoffs at home Friday against Purchase Line.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK! (Week 6)
JOHN CALDWELL. Ligonier Valley. 5'9". 150 lbs. Senior quarterback.
Ligonier Valley’s John Caldwell and Saltsburg’s Josh Gibbons each passed for more than 400 yards in victories on Friday night. Caldwell threw for 402 yards on 20-for-23 passing and tossed seven touchdown passes, which stands as an area record, in a 67-20 romp over Purchase Line. On the season, Caldwell has passes for 1,151 yards and 21 touchdowns against only two interceptions for the 6-0 Rams. Gibbons threw for 405 yards on 23-for-34 passing and tossed four touchdown passes, including the 20-yard game-winner with only seconds remaining in a 38-33 win over United. That final touchdown pass capped the game-winning 16-play, 94-yard drive.
ALTOONA — Winning a district championship is a difficult enough task without having to try to beat an undefeated team while one of the top playmakers in state history is on the sideline languishing on the examination table.
Ligonier Valley senior quarterback John Caldwell is no stranger to running the football.
JOHNSTOWN — Ligonier Valley’s quest for a three-peat is alive and well.