PLAYER OF THE WEEK! (Week 2)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK! (Week 2)

Kyle Silk. United. #7

United’s Kyle Silk wears a lucky number. Silk, United’s junior quarterback, wears No. 7. There was nothing lucky about his touchdown numbers on Friday night. Silk matched his jersey number with touchdowns and totaled 47 points in a 57-28 romp over Blairsville. He scored on runs of 4, 3, 3, 9, 17, 11 and 51 yards. He also kicked three extra points and scored a two-point conversion. A dual threat at quarterback, Silk rushed 24 times for 296 yards and completed 3 of 5 passes for 26 yards, bringing his total for the night to 322.

Coverage:

Ligonier Valley’s John Caldwell and Aaron Tutino have been named to the 2018 Class 2A Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Team.

PORTAGE — A couple of its standout players battered and bruised, United entered the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s District 6 Class 1A semifinal-round playoff game looking like it was beyond life support and about ready to put the equipment away until next fall.

ALTOONA — Homer-Center quarterback Ben Schmidt broke the school’s career passing yardage record on Saturday night. The sophomore connected with Cobe Daugherty on a 34-yard pass midway through the first quarter. Two plays later, the Wildcats reached the 50-yard line.

HOMER CITY — The Homer-Center Wildcats kept their home playoff record perfect Friday night at Memorial Field, and they did it without their starting tailback.