West Branch Wins Clearfield Bison Duals; Bison Place Fourth, Curwensville Ninth

An undersized Jake Verchick of Clearfield (on right) upset West Branch's PIAA AA state placewinner in overtime, but WEst Branch won the dual 58-18 (Photo by Jessica Shirey)

An undersized Jake Verchick of Clearfield (on right) upset West Branch’s PIAA AA state placewinner Morgan Selepack in overtime, but West Branch won the dual 58-18 (Photo by Jessica Shirey)

HYDE — After a 5-0 day to raise their overall record on the season to 19-1, the West Branch Warriors won the 6th Annual Clearfield Bison Duals with a 37-22 victory over the defending champion General McLane Lancers.

To advance to the finals, West Branch and General McLane each went undefeated in pool matches.

The host Bison (7-3) went 3-2 on the day, but came up short in the third place match 51-21 to Montoursville to finish in fourth place. Clearfield defeated Valley 45-30, and then Port Allegany and Southern Huntingdon by identical 57-18 scores, but lost to West Branch 58-18 to finish 3-1 in pool matches.

Clearfield will reurn to dual meet action when they host Bellefonte Tuesday night.

An undermanned Curwensville Golden Tide (0-9) squad went 0-4 to finish in ninth place in the nine-team tourney. They lost to General McLane 73-3, to Montoursville 72-6, Southern Huntingdon 48-27, and Port Allegany 42-30.

Curwensville will travel Thursday night to state-ranked Brookville.

Team Results:

Round 1: Montoursville – 65 Southern Huntingdon – 6; Port Allegany – 39 Valley – 20; General McLane – 73 Curwensville – 3.

Round 2: Clearfield – 45 Valley – 30; West Branch – 63 James M. Coughlin – 16; Montoursville – 72 Curwensville – 6.

Round 3: Port Allegany – 33 James M. Coughlin – 30; General McLane – 61 Southern Huntingdon- 13; Clearfield – 18 West Branch – 58.

Round 4: Montoursville – 25 General McLane – 38; Curwensville – 27 Southern Huntingdon – 48; Valley – 27 West Branch – 51.

Round 5: Montoursville – 19 West Branch – 42; Port Allegany – 18 Clearfield – 57; James M. Coughlin – 9 General McLane – 57.

Round 6: Clearfield – 57 Southern Huntingdon – 18; Port Allegany – 42 Curwensville – 30; James M. Coughlin – 26 Valley – 36.

7th Place Match: Valley – 42 Southern Huntingdon – 30.

5th Place Match: James M. Coughlin – 39 Port Allegany – 30.

3rd Place Match: Montoursville 51 Clearfield -21.

Championship Match: West Branch – 37 General McLane – 22.

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