2007-10-13 / Sports

Red Raiders rolling!

Defense applied by Taylor Songer (9) and others stymied Port Allegany during last week's homecoming game at Cameron County. At left, Charlie Holjencin breaks a tackle and embarks on a big gainer. Defense applied by Taylor Songer (9) and others stymied Port Allegany during last week's homecoming game at Cameron County. At left, Charlie Holjencin breaks a tackle and embarks on a big gainer. Cameron County's Red Raiders returned from a twoweek layoff to pick up where they left off, continuing their domination of the Allegany Mountain Football League with a 44-0 shellacking of visiting Port Allegany.

Despite some misfires on offense, the Raiders (6-0) were impenetrable on defense and drew praise from Gator coach Mike Bodamer.

"They're a great, physical team," Bodamer said. 'We got manhandled."

Cameron Clingan's breakaway 50-yard run for a touchdown on a reverse play moments after the opening kickoff sent the hosts on their way in front a large homecoming crowd.

Two minutes later, quarterback Jordan Crane grasped the bouncing ball on an errant snap and lofted a pass behind Gator coverage to Clingan for a 43-yard touchdown play. Charlie Holjencin's second PAT made it 14-0.

Late in the first quarter, Darrick Mason capped an effective Raider drive with a 15-yard touchdown run. Crane's 24-yard pass to tight end Mike Malizia put the hosts in scoring range.

On Cameron County's next possession, set up by a Gator fumble in punt formation, Abram Zoschg scored on a sixyard run, putting the score at 27-0 by halftime.

Zoschg returned to the spotlight after the break, taking a handoff and sprinting down the left sideline on an 85-yard TD run. Holjencin's kick boosted the score to 34-0.

With many reserves on the field, Holjencin broke off a 45- yard run to set up Andy Lippert's score on a two-yard TD scamper. Andrew Kesterholt ran 26 yards for another TD.

Cameron County's defense held Port Allegany to negative 13 yards, despite liberal substitutions, and rolled up 435 yards of total offense. Clingan gained 105 yards on just eight carries.

"Our defense played very well," said Raider coach Tony Defilippi. "That's what carried us."

Friday night's clash with Elk County Catholic is designated as Parents' Night, as the final home game of the regular season, even though the Raiders will likely host a playoff game.

Junior Wesley Bernard was a determined runner during Coudersport's homecoming game win over Sheffield. He and several other reserves saw plenty of playing time. Paul Burdick photo     Junior Wesley Bernard was a determined runner during Coudersport's homecoming game win over Sheffield. He and several other reserves saw plenty of playing time. Paul Burdick photo The Raiders go to Sheffield on Oct. 20 and Johnsonburg on Oct. 26.

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League Standings

North: Cameron County 6-0, Coudersport 5-1, Port Allegany 3-3, Otto-Eldred 1-5, Sheffield 1-5, Smethport 1-5.

South: Kane 6-0, Ridgway 4- 2, Brockway 4-2, Elk County Catholic 3-3, Johnsonburg 1-5, Curwensville 1-5.

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