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November 28th, 2014
SLIPPERY ROCK â The Kane Wolves storybook season has come to an end. The 2014 Wolves, who regrouped from three midseason one-point losses to go on a postseason tear came up against a tough Sharpsville squad on Friday night and lost 50-14. The District 10 Champion Blue Devils scored 24 points in the final five minutes of the first half to blow open a close game.
The Kane Wolves will try to go where no Wolvesâ team has gone before when they take on the District 10 champion Sharpsville tonight. The game, which will be played at Slippery Rock Universityâs Mihalik-Thompson Stadium beginning at 7 p.m., pits District 9âs 9-3 Wolves against the 10-3 Blue Devils.
Kane's opponent in the "Elite 8" state football playoff game Friday night-- is in familiar territory.
The Blue Devils have won nine District 10 Class A football titles-- eight in the last 19 years under head coach Paul Piccirilli.Â
Sharpsville, which won the state Class A football championship in 1997, will meet Kane on Friday at 7 p.m. at Slippery Rock University.
This will be the third consecutive week that Sharpsville has had a playoff game at Slippery Rock.
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20
CLARION â Evan DeLong of Kane was considered one of the elite wrestlers in the state last year as he compiled an impressive 36-0 record en route to a state championship.
Now a freshman at Clarion University, DeLong is finding that college wrestling is âmuch more intenseâ and takes âa bigger commitmentâ to win.
DeLong admitted that some of his opponents last year in high school presented âeasy matchesâ for the talented matman.
Itâs a far different story as he begins his college career as the starter at 157 pounds for the Golden Eagles.
CLARION â The Kane Wolves won the District 9 Class A Championship on Friday night with a 33-14 win over the Brockway Rovers. In a game much closer than the final score indicated, the Wolves pulled away in the final two minutes to win their second district title, the first coming in 2007. The Wolves used a balanced running attack, stout defense and timely passes to earn their title.
The Kane Wolves and Brockway Rovers have taken winding roads to get to Friday nightâs District 9 Class A championship game. Both teams began their season 4-0 before struggling mid-season. Both Todd Silfiesâ Wolves and Frank Zoccoâs Rovers regrouped in time for the playoffs and won first round games against higher seeded opponents. After the Wolves dispatched the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 39-0 and the Rovers beat Redbank Valley 28-14, Kane followed up with an 18-8 win over KSAC champ Clarion while Brockway defeated Union 35-22.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâs offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7
DuBOIS â In a game that few people outside of the borough of Kane expected, the Wolves scored 18 unanswered points against the Clarion Bobcats to defeat the stateâs fifth-ranked Class A team 18-8 in DuBois on Saturday night. The Wolvesâ defense held the high-powered Bobcat offense to single digits as Kaneâs offense dominated the time of possession.
The Kane Wolves football team will try to keep the season alive when they take on the Clarion Bobcats Saturday evening at DuBois High School Stadium. The Wolves defeated Elk County Catholic 39-0 last Saturday while the Bobcats defeated Curwensville 34-13 on Friday to set up the district semifinal showdown.
Kane coach Todd Silfies, who has led the team to a 7-3 record, calls the Clarion squad a âvery talented and well coached team.â