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10/26/15

Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

10/26/15

By J.J. IGIMS

Two consecutive wins do not exactly qualify as a win streak, but don't tell that to Northgate fans, players or coaches.

After some lopsided losses earlier in the season to teams such as North Catholic and Chartiers Houston, that two-game win streak looks pretty good, as the Flames have stirred up the fire they hope will lead them to post-season play.

The Flames took on the Western Beaver Golden Beavers in a home match-up last Friday, with Northgate totally dominating their opponent, as the final 41-8 score indicates.

10/17/15

By JIM RUMBLE

"It was a knock-down drag-out fight back and forth, and we couldn't stop them," said Avonworth football coach Duke Johncour after his team suffered its first loss of the season against Bishop Canevin at Dormont Stadium last Saturday.

The 'Lopes overcame a 13-point deficit late in the second half only to fall in the end as they were shocked by the Crusaders 35-28.

"They [Canevin] had a good game plan, they have some good athletes and they came to play tonight," said Johncour.

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Oct. 9,2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 9, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Oct. 9, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

10/16/15

By MEL PERKINS

The Northgate Flames (2-3, 3-3) hit the road last Friday night, and took a big step toward dispelling the belief that they are not a second half team. The Flames came from behind in the third quarter and played solid defense in the fourth to hold on to a 22-20 win against the Brentwood Spartans (1-3, 2-4).

The Flames began the game on offense with Stephon Adams under center. Northgate orchestrated a 14-play drive from their 30-yard line to the Brentwood 26 before turning it over on downs, and the drive ate up over seven minutes of clock.

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Northgate’s Jarrod Jackson scores one of two touchdowns he would put on the board last Friday night in the Flames’ 22-20 win over Brentwood.

Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Oct. 9, 2015

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Xavier Rowsey had six receptions for 47 yards to add to the Northgate offensive performance against Brentwood.

Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen Oct. 9, 2015

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Oct. 2, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Oct. 2, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Oct. 2, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Oct. 2, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

10/9/15

By MEL PERKINS

Enough was enough last Friday night when the Northgate Flames (1-3, 2-3) decided to turn up the heat and claim their first conference win against the OUr Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers (0-4, 0-5). The Flames put up 35 unanswered points in the second half to set the Chargers ablaze in a 49-7 victory.

The Flames’ defense set the tone early, and behind the play of Jon Lenoski, Tyler Lenhart and Perry Dorsey, the Chargers were forced to go three-and-out on their first series.

10/9/15

By JIM RUMBLE

The Avonworth football team entered last Friday's game at Fort Cherry with several key players sidelined with injuries, but that wasn't enough to keep the Antelopes out of the win column.

Quarterback Zach Chandler took total command of the offense, completing 19 of 32 passes for 447 yards, including four touchdowns, as the 'Lopes rolled past the Rangers 28-6.

"Zach is throwing the ball really well," said coach Duke Johncour.

10/2/15

By MEL PERKINS

For the second week in a row, the Northgate Flames (0-3, 1-3) jumped out to a commanding first half lead only to be stymied on offense in the second half and have the victory ripped from their grasp.

Northgate lost 23 - 13 last Friday night after the Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers (1-2, 2-2) held the Flames scoreless in the second half. The loss leaves Northgate winless in the Black Hills Conference.