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11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

When Avonworth quarterback Zach Chandler took to the field with his teammates last Friday in the regular season finale for both his team, as well as for rival Northgate, he knew he had a chance to break the WPIAL single-season mark for yards passing. All he needed were 308 yards, and because he had been averaging 311 per game, it was almost a given.

And so it came as no surprise when he finished with 365, throwing for four touchdowns and running for 140 yards, which produced three more touchdowns, leading his team to a 50-49 win.

But setting records wasn't on his mind.

11/6/15

If you are a high school football fan and you missed last Friday’s regular season finale between Avonworth and Northgate, you really should be kicking yourself right now. It was a high-intensity, non-stop action game that surprised more than a few people who expected to see Avonworth once again walk away with a not-too-difficult win.

10/26/15

By JIM RUMBLE

With injuries beginning to take their toll, the Avonworth Antelopes football team had their work cut out for themselves heading into their showdown against conference leader North Catholic last Friday. The Antelopes battled to make a game of it against the Trojans at home, but wound up on the short end of it in a 26-14 loss.

"They [North Catholic] made plays. We didn't and they came out on top," said coach Duke Johncour. "We stalled some drives with a couple of penalties and that set us back," he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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