Clearfield’s Stratton, Curwensville’s Tibbens Named to Week 6 District 9 Honor Roll

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14 Players named to District 9 Honor Roll

CLARION – Redbank Valley’s Zane Watson and Karns City’s Tyler Kepple are the Explore Your Town District 9 Co-Football Players of the Week for Week Six of the 2013 season.

Watson’s strong right-leg lifted Redbank Valley to a 29-26 win over Moniteau when he connected on a game-winning 39-yard field goal despite muddy field conditions and his own coach icing him with a timeout just before the kick. He was also 2-for-2 in extra point attempts during the game. He was also named Homecoming King at halftime of the game.

Kepple, meanwhile, put on a show at the quarterback position with District 9’s lone Hall of Famer – East Brady graduate Jim Kelly, the former Buffalo Bill quarterback – in attendance. Kepple threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in Karns City’s 55-14 win over visiting Keystone. He was 6-for-10 passing for 113 yards and also ran four times for 87 yards.

Joining Watson and Kepple in being honored this week are 14 players on the Explore Your Town Honor Roll.

Explore Your Town, Inc., is a multimedia company located in Clarion that currently runs pair of websites ( and covering multiple events in those areas.

Located at, is in its 14th year of covering athletics within the PIAA’s District 9. The site, which is not affiliated with the PIAA in any way, covers all 25 football playing teams playing in District 9. For more information on the site, please visit it or e-mail the staff at

The Explore Your Town Player of the Week and the Honor Roll are chosen by’s selection committee composing of the editors and other media members. The awards are not intended to be a solely statistics driven award and take in many factors including statistics, opponents, importance of the game, clutch performance, etc.

The awards, which are given from Week One through Week 10, are the only weekly awards given out in District 9 football that represent the district as a whole.


Tyler Kepple – Karns City: 6-for-10 passing, 113 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception; 4 carries, 87 yards, 2 touchdowns – Karns City 55, Keystone 14

Zane Watson – Redbank Valley: Kicked game-winning 39-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the game; 2-for-2 on extra points – Redbank Valley 29, Moniteau 26


(Listed alphabetically by school)

Zach Vroman – Brookville: 10 carries, 218 yards, 4 touchdowns; Set the Brookville record for career rushing touchdowns with 31 – Brookville 43, A-C Valley 19

Cody Hearst – Clarion: 6 catches, 139 yards, 2 touchdowns; 9 tackles on defense – Clarion 46, St. Marys 0

John Katis – Clarion: 6-for-7 passing, 139 yards, 2 touchdowns; Became Clarion’s all-time leading passer with 2,532 career yards – Clarion 46, St. Marys 0

Tyler Stratton – Clearfield: 11 carries, 196 yards, 4 touchdowns; 1 catch, 19 yards – Clearfield 49, Bellefonte 13

Coy Hoffman – Coudersport: 21 carries, 145 yards, 1 touchdown; 3 catches, 43 yards; Made 7 tackles on defense and recovered a fumble – Coudersport 26, Cameron County 19

Zach Tibbens – Curwensville: 27 carries, 231 yards, 2 touchdowns – Curwensville 42, Brockway 22

Gabe French – DuBois: 33-for-46 passing, 308 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception – Morgantown (W. Va.) 52, DuBois 21

Bryson Paulinellie – DuBois: 13 catches, 131 yards, 1 touchdown – Morgantown (W. Va.) 52, DuBois 21

Kevin Cleer – Kane: 11-for-18 passing, 229 yards, 3 touchdowns – Kane 35, Elk County Catholic 0

Tyler Rolick – Kane: 2 catches, 105 yards, 2 touchdowns – Kane 35, Elk County Catholic 0

Christian Falgout – Punxsutawney: 35 carries, 228 yards, 2 touchdowns; 7 tackles on defense; Averaged 35.3 yards per punt on 4 punts – Punxsutawney 28, Clarion-Limestone 12

Mark Strothers – Redbank Valley: 21 carries, 200 yards, 2 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 29, Moniteau 26

Jereek Jackson – Sheffield: 13 carries, 127 yards, 2 touchdowns; Caught a 60-yard touchdown pass – Sheffield 28, Otto-Eldred 14

Ryan Stratton – Smethport: 15 tackles on defense; 15 carries, 73 yards, 1 touchdown – Smethport 35, Port Allegany 14


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