BROCKWAY – For the second week in a row the Curwensville Golden Tide played even with its opponent. And for the second week in a row the Tide offense couldn’t keep it going to pull out the victory.
In the end the Brockway Rovers came up with a 19-14 win on its home field Friday night with two unanswered second half touchdowns.
The Tide took the lead to start the game as sophomore Chase Irwin ran for a three yard score with 5:20 to play in the first quarter with Jake Mullins tacking on the extra point to make it 7-0 Curwensville.
Brockway knotted it at 7-7 in the first on an 18 yard run by Connor Ryckman as Lewis Painter added the PAT.
Curwensville junior running back Thad Butler gave the Tide the halftime lead, 14-7, with a 70 yard TD scamper with 9:22 to play before intermission as Mullins added another extra point.
The 70 yard play was Curwensville’s longest of the 2020 season thus far.
In the third quarter Brockway pulled to within one point of the Tide on a 69 yard touchdown strike from Connor Ford to Austin Schmader at the 3:43 mark. The Rovers failed on the two point conversion attempt keeping the Golden Tide out in front after three quarters, 14-13.
The defense of Curwensville played as tough as it could, but just couldn’t find a way to stop the Rovers in the end as Brockway scored the game’s final points, the winner being a 22 yard TD toss from Ford to Tanner Morreli with 6:55 left in the battle. The two point conversion attempt failed but the Rovers had its first lead, one that held up, at 19-14.
Redbank quarterback Ford had over 200 yards of total offense going 12 of 16 passing for 158 yards and added 78 yards on the ground via 22 carries.
The Tide’s Danny McGarrry was 18 of 29 in the air for 135 yards. The leading Tide receiver was Ty Terry with 62 of those yards on six receptions.
The Tide (1-4) play its second home game of the year, on Friday, against Redbank Valley. The Bulldogs shut out Curwensville 44-0 in the first game of the season on the Bulldogs’ home field. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 pm.
Redbank Valley remained unbeaten, 5-0, with a 26-0 shutout over Keystone Friday night.
As always, listen to Golden Tide football on WOKW-FM, 102.9, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
CURWENSVILLE 7 7 0 0 14
BROCKWAY 7 0 6 6 19
CURW 5:20 Chase Irwin 3 yard run
Jake Mullins PAT 7 0
BKWY 2:41 Connor Ryckman 18 yard run
Lewis Painter PAT 7 7
CURW 9:22 Thad Butler 70 yard run
Mullins PAT 14 7
BKWY 3:43 Connor Ford 69 yard pass to Austin Schmader
Two point conversion attempt failed 14 13
BKWY 6:55 Ford 22 yard pass to Tanner Morreli
Two point conversion attempt failed 14 19