STATE COLLEGE, Pa, (WTAJ) — A battle of two 6-A conference teams is brewing in WTAJ’s SportsBeat Game of the Week.
Altoona is making the trip to State College as the two teams meet off for the first time since last season’s district title game.
If you missed our preview, take a look.
This story will be updated as score updates become available.
FINAL State College 49 Altoona 7
FOURTH QUARTER State College 49 Altoona 7
State College’s Travis Bechtel would score for 3 yards out increasing the lead to 49.
The Little Lions would get the ball to start the third quarter and again would score quickly. On the second play, Corkery would hit Salazer for a 77-yard touchdown as the lead grew to 34-7 for State College.
While Altoona had some momentum, the would turn it over on downs in State College territory. It would just take a few plays for the Little Lions to score again as Corkery would hit Cooper Brushwood for a 73-yard touchdown. Sheffey would run in for the two-point conversion. SC leads 42-7.
SECOND QUARTER State College 27 Altoona 7
On the next Mountain Lion’s drive, Brennen Freiwald would find Josiah Treece for a 23-yard catch and run touchdown, putting Altoona up 7-0 after a good extra point.
State College would come back and D’antae Sheffy looked to tie the game with a kick return. However, a block in the back penalty would negate the touchdown and start the Little Lions drive from their own 44.
State College would find the endzone following a few strong plays. First, Ty Salazer would run down to the 26 for a gain of 24. Two plays later Salzer would make a toe-tap catch on the sideline down to the two. Plays later Michael Gaul would catch a touchdown from Eddie Corkery, tying the game at 7.
After Altoona would go three and out, State College would have a short field, starting right around the 50 to try and take the lead. State College would run a mix of plays and eventually go for it on fourth and goal from the two where Sheffy would punch it in, giving the Little Lions their first lead of the night 14-7.
Altoona would go 3 and out again and State College took immediate advantage. Corkery would find Daimear Coad’s for 43 yards down to the 2-yard line. Sheffey would run it in on the next play, extending State College’s lead to 21-7.
Another 3 and out for Altoona would turn into points for State College. After getting the ball on their own 49, Corkery would hit Coad for a 51-yard touchdown, extending the Little Lion to 27-7. The extra point was blocked.
FIRST QUARTER Altoona 0 State College 0
Altoona would start the game with the ball and it would be a slew of run plays to follow. The Mountain Lions looked to be going 3 and out, but they went for it on 4th and got the first. The drive would end in a punt in State College territory.
State College wouldn’t be able to muster much either, just one first down before having to punt.