Ligonier Valley stays in 2nd in PIAA District 6 football rankings

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Monday, October 14, 2019 | 9:42 AM


Ligonier Valley and Saltsburg still sit close to the top of the PIAA District 6 football rankings after big wins on Friday.

The unbeaten Rams (8-0), who clinched a fourth consecutive Heritage Conference championship a week ago, rolled over Northern Cambria, 42-7.

Ligonier Valley, winner of 36 consecutive Heritage Conference games, will host Blairsville this Friday. The Rams were tied for second place with Penns Valley (7-1), 100 points behind No. 1 Richland in Class 2A.

Marion Center (6-2) picked up a win and stayed in fifth place.

In Class A, Saltsburg (6-2) moved up again. The Trojans are tied for third with Juniata Valley following their win against Class 2A West Shamokin.

Homer-Center (5-3) dropped a second consecutive game and fell to fifth place.

Portage (7-1) handed District 5 Meyersdale its first loss of the season and stayed on top in Class A. Bishop Guilfoyle is second.

Despite losing for the first time this season, State College (7-1) stayed No. 1 in Class 6A.

Hollidaysburg (4-4) remained the top team in 5A, Bellefonte (6-2) leaped over Clearfield (6-2) in 4A and once-beaten Bald Eagle Area (7-1) is No. 1 in 3A.

District 6 isn’t strictly teams from the district. There also are teams from District 8 (Pittsburgh City League) and District 9.

Here are the current rankings.

PIAA District 6 Rankings

Class 6A

1. State College (7-1), 890; 2. Mifflin County (2-6), 230, 3. Altoona (1-7), 120.

Class 5A

1. Hollidaysburg (4-4), 450; 2. Brashear (1-7), 80; 3. Central Mountain (0-8), 0.

Class 4A

1. Bellefonte (6-2), 730; 2. Clearfield (6-2), 720; 3. Juniata (3-5), 280; 4. Bradford (1-7), 90; T5. DuBois (0-8), 0; and Johnstown (0-8), 0.

Class 3A

1. Bald Eagle Area (7-1), 950; 2. Westmont Hilltop (5-3), 600; 3. Central (Martinsburg) (4-4), 330; 4. Huntingdon (3-5), 330; 5. Tyrone (2-6), 230; 6. Central Cambria (2-6), 220; 7. Forest Hills (1-7), 120; T8. Penn Cambria (1-7), and Philipsburg-Osceola (1-7), 110.

Class 2A

1. Richland (8-0). 1130; T2. Ligonier Valley (8-0), and Penns Valley (7-1), 1030; 4. Bellwood-Antis (8-0), 1010; 5. Marion Center (6-2), 760; 6. Cambria Heights (5-3), 620; 7. Southern Huntingdon (4-4), 420; 8. Bishop Carroll (3-5), 340; 9. West Shamokin (3-5), 320; 10. West Branch (2-6), 200; 11. Mount Union (1-7), 120.

Class A

1. Portage (7-1), 980; 2. Bishop Guilfoyle (6-2), 830; T3. Juniata Valley (6-2) and Saltsburg (6-2), 760; 5. Homer-Center (5-3), 660; T6. Claysburg-Kimmel (5-3) and Glendale (5-3), 620; 8. Purchase Line (5-3), 610; 9. Bishop McCort (4-4), 530; 10. Blairsville (3-5), 370; 11. Blacklick Valley (3-5), 350; 12. Northern Cambria (2-6), 240; T13. Ferndale (2-6), Moshannon Valley (2-6) and Penns Manor (2-6), 230; T16. Conemaugh Valley (0-8), United (0-8) and Williamsburg (0-8), 0.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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