Clearfield Junior Varsity Football Team Rallies to Beat Central Mountain

LOCK HAVEN — The Clearfield Bison Junior Varsity football team defeated the Central Mountain Wildcats Monday night to up their season record to 2-1.

The Bison had to come back from behind twice to beat their hosts 16-12.

Central Mountain got on the scoreboard first after an interception set up their score, a 44-yard touchdown run. The PAT was unsuccessful, so the hosts took a 6-0 lead in to the second quarter.

The Bison tied the score on quarterback Matt Pallo’s 2-yard run, and then took an 8-6 lead after Pallo also scored the 2-point conversion.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Wildcats scored on a 12-yard pass to take a 12-8 lead. This time, Central Mountain was unsuccessful on the 2-point conversion, setting the stage for the second Bison comeback.

Clearfield took over on their own 3-yard line with 2:38 remaining in the game. During an eight-play 97 yard drive, Pallo connected with tight end Matt Bailor three times in a row, the last one a nine yard touchdown with 25 seconds left  to give the Bison the lead at 14-12.

Jason Plubell, who ran for 123 yards during the game, tacked on the 2-point conversion to set the final at 16-12.

Clearfield (2-1) will host the Bellefonte Red Raiders on Monday October 1 in the next game.

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter

CM had a 44 yd TD Run. Kick Failed. Cl-0 CM-6

2nd Quarter

Matt Pallo had a 2 yd TD run. 2 Pt Conv was good on a Pallo run. Cl-8 CM-6

4th Quarter

CM 12 yd TD Pass. 2 Pt Conv attempt failed. Cl-8 CM-12

Pallo 9-yard pass to Matt Bailor. Jason Plubell 2-point conversion. Cl-16 CM-12

Individual Stats:

Jason Plubell 18-123, Logan Firanski 2-0, Mark McGonigal 3-17, Matt Pallo 5-26 TD

Jason Hand 1-13, Ian Billotte 3-87, Logan Firanski 1-27, Matt Bailor 5-78 TD

Matt Pallo 10-18 205 yds TD 2 Interceptions


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