Tigers turned the ball over twice late inside Bald Eagle territory
CLARION, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Bald Eagle’s defense stood tall late as Sharon was denied of reaching their 3rd straight Western Final, 21-20. The Tigers’ season ends at 9-4. Sharon had won their previous four games before tonight’s setback.
To open the second quarter, senior Gage McClenahan capped off the Eagles’ drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. This was set up by a Jaden Jones pass to Mathew Reese which went for 66-yards.
Back comes Sharon as Lane Voytik connected with Ty Eilam on a jump ball for a touchdown. Eilam’s grab was from 23 yards to tie the game at 7.
On the ensuing kickoff, Sharon recovered the muffed kick. Voytik found C.J. Parchman on a 9-yard pass play to take a 14-7 lead midway through the second frame.
Just before the intermission, Jones completes a 13-yard pass to Reese for the game-tying touchdown to get Bald Eagle back to a tie game (14-14).
In the second half, McClenahan took the first punt back 30-yards to give Bald Eagle their first lead since early in the second quarter (21-14).
On a 3rd and goal, Sharon struck as Voytik threw his 3rd touchdown of the game. This one was completed to Marcel Smith-Austin from 22 yards away. The extra point attempt was blocked to secure a 21-20 lead for Bald Eagle.
Late in the 4th quarter, Sharon turned the ball over twice inside of Bald Eagle territory. The first was a bad snap on a 1st and goal play from the Eagles’ 1-yard line which was recovered by Bald Eagle. The second, was an interception picked off at the Bald Eagle 15-yard line on 4th down.
Bald Eagle advances to the Western Final to face Central Valley with an 11-3 mark.
Bald Eagle, 21-20 (Final)
B – Gage McClenahan, 1-yard TD run (B 7-0)
S – Ty Eilam, 23-yard TD catch from Lane Voytik (T 7-7)
S – CJ Parchman, 9-yard TD catch from Lane Voytik (S 14-7)
B – Mathew Reese, 13-yard TD catch from Jaden Jones (T 14-14)
B – Gage McClenahan, 30-yard punt return for TD (B 21-14)
S – Marcel Smith-Austin, 22-yard TD catch from Lane Voytik (B 21-20)
Class AAA Playoff Results
Montoursville vs. Wyoming Area, Nov. 23 at 1 pm (at Williamsport)
Tamaqua 20 Wyomissing 10 F
Bald Eagle 21 Sharon 20 F
Central Valley bye