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High School Football - PIAA District 11-1
Marian Catholic 33, Tri-Valley 0
'Dawgs suffer 33-0 loss in District
11-A championship game

Tri-Valleyís Jaden Buchanan breaks for a gain hoping to fend off Marianís (No. 8) Seth Paluck and (No. 3) K.J. Snerr. (Photo courtesy of Mike Leiter)

High school football in the Sentinelís coverage area officially ended last weekend as Tri-Valley and Millersburg fell in their respective district playoff games Nov. 20.

The Dawgsí storybook season, which included a second place finish in the Tri-Valley League, ended with a shutout loss in the District 11-A championship game, while the Indians dropped a first-round game in the District 3-A playoffs, becoming the third local squad in 2015 to fall victim to Camp Hillís potent offensive attack. (See separate article this week.)

Marian Catholic 33, Tri-Valley 0. The Bulldogs fell behind third-seeded Marian Catholic early in the District 11-A championship game in Hegins and were never able to recover.

The Dawgs had trouble stopping the Coltsí K.J. Snerr, who ran the ball 23 times for 185 yards Ė two more yards than Tri-Valley gained all night offensively (183). Snerr scored on three rushing touchdowns, and caught one pass for a fourth.

The Bulldog offense struggled all night, collecting just seven total first downs to Marianís 17.

Tri-Valley quarterback Jaden Buchanan was his teamís most significant offensive contributor. The senior signal-caller ran the ball 21 times for 96 yards, and added four completions for an additional 32 yards.

Chase Schaeffer added 51 rushing yards on five carries for the Dawgs.


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