STATE COLLEGE — State Faculty reached the semifinal spherical of the PIAA Class 6A state playoffs a yr in the past, and with a robust nucleus again from that workforce, the Little Lions are exhibiting each indication of matching and even bettering final season’s efficiency within the early going this season.
State Faculty boasts an offense with numerous completely different weapons that may assault an opponent from numerous completely different angles. The Little Lions’ protection isn’t unhealthy both.
With senior Finn Furmanek throwing for one landing and catching one other, and freshman working again D’Ante Sheffey racing for 191 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns, State Faculty improved to 3-0 with a 45-3 rout of Hollidaysburg Friday night time at Memorial Area.
The Golden Tigers dropped to 0-3.
Play of the sport: State Faculty broke out to a 17-0 lead after one quarter, with Furmanek, who began the sport at quarterback and accomplished 6 of 8 passes for 94 yards, transferring out to wideout to catch a perfectly-thrown 23-yard scoring cross from junior quarterback Owen Yerka with 6:13 left within the first quarter that gave the Little Lions a 10-0 benefit and despatched State Faculty off and rolling.
Participant of the sport: Sheffey confirmed elusiveness and open-field velocity en path to his 191-yard night time and landing runs of 1 yard within the first quarter, 8 yards within the second quarter and 46 yards within the third interval.
Unsung heroes: State Faculty’s protection performed a stable recreation because the mercy rule went into impact within the third quarter.
Most important statistic: State Faculty racked up 301 of its 434 yards on the bottom.
Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre: “They’re a quick workforce and a extremely good workforce. They combine the run and the cross very nicely.”
State Faculty coach Matt Lintal: “We’ve numerous good ability youngsters, and numerous them are very younger.”
Furmanek: “We’ve a ton of weapons all around the subject, and we are able to do so much issues. I really feel like we’re a extremely sturdy workforce once we put all of it collectively.”
Sheffey: “I did my half, and our play calls had been superb, and our blocking was nice.”
Notable: Hollidaysburg senior quarterback Tucker Rossman, who led the Mirror core protection space in passing yards coming into Friday’s recreation, left the sport with a hip or again damage within the first quarter and didn’t return. Hollidaysburg used three different quarterbacks within the recreation — Drew Wyland, Maddox Bainey, and DeLattre’s son, Cole — and all carried out very nicely. “We had been confronted with numerous adversity, however I’m actually comfortable and happy with how our guys fought tonight and by no means gave up,” Homer DeLattre mentioned. The Tigers additionally misplaced beginning wideout Nick Burkey with a shoulder damage within the first half … Furmanek threw a 14-yard landing cross to Donte Nastasi within the third quarter … Matt Wall rushed for 73 yards on 5 carries, together with a 12-yard landing run, in a backup position for State Faculty.
Buying and selling subject targets: Hollidaysburg placekicker Ben Sosnowski accounted for the Golden Tigers’ solely factors with a 30-yard subject objective within the second quarter, whereas State Faculty’s Kajetan Kaszubowski kicked a 37-yard subject objective within the first quarter to open the sport’s scoring.
Data: Hollidaysburg (0-3); State Faculty (3-0)
Subsequent Friday night time: Hollidaysburg bosts Butler; State Faculty visits Altoona.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Hollidaysburg 0 3 0 0 — 3
State Faculty 17 13 8 7 — 45
SC–Kaszubowski 37 FG, 8:18.
SC–Furmanek 23 cross from Yerka (Kaszubowski kick), 6:13.
SC–Sheffey 1 run (Kaszubowski kick), 3:44
H–Sosnowski 30 FG, 9:05.
SC–Nastasi 14 cross from Furmanek (kick failed), 6:31.
SC–Sheffey 8 run (Kaszubowski kick), 4:13.
SC–Sheffey 46 run (Furmanek run), 3:21.
SC–Wall 12 run (Zipf kick), 5:21.
TEAM STATISTICS H SC
First downs 10 22
Whole yards 128 434
Rushes-yards 25-30 32-301
Yards passing 98 133
Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 17-26-1 10-16-0
Punts-avg. 8-37 2-42
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 6-55 12-130
RUSHING: Hollidaysburg: Ransom 4-24, Wyland 5-23, Steiner 1-5, Bilek 1-4, Grabill 1-4, Mit. Baronner 4-2, Brua 2-0, White 1-0, Rossman 4-(-18), Bainey 2-(-14). State Faculty: Sheffey 17-191, Wall 5-73, Furmanek 3-15, Nastasi 3-14, Stone 3-14, Yerka 1-(-6).
PASSING: Hollidaysburg: Rossman 3-6-1-40, Wyland 4-5-0-28, Bainey 8-13-0-18, Cole DeLattre 2-2-0-12. State Faculty: Furmanek 6-8-0-94, Yerka 4-7-0-49, Corkery 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING: Hollidaysburg: Caden DeLattre 4-51, Szynal 4-(-11), Albarano 3-19, Burkey 2-14, Bell 2-14, Claar 1-11, White 1-0. State Faculty: Nastasi 3-28, Gaul 2-64, Furmanek 2-35, Sheffey 1-10, Scourtis 1-3, Salazar 1-3.