KSAC Falls To AML In Varischetti All-Star Football Game (07/04/17)
The 2nd Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star Football Game was held on Friday (June 30th) at Brockway, with the Allegheny Mountain League (AML) squad coming out on top of the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) 30-10.
The AML jumped out to a 7-0 lead at 8:01 of the first quarter, when Brockway’s Hunter Miller scored on a 17 yard quarterback keeper, with Rover teammate Jarrett Esposito kicking the PAT. The KSAC got on the board at 5:10 when Karns City’s Kaiden Powers kicked a 47 yard field goal, closing the gap to 7-3.
Esposito made it 10-3, with a 32 yard field goal, early in the second. Miller scored on a 23 yard run later in the quarter to make it 17-3 AML. But the KSAC came back when Clarion’s Ty Burford had a nice catch at the AML two. The catch was good for 29 yards. Clarion-Limestone’s Mike Macefe ran the ball in from there and Powers added the PAT, narrowing the deficit to 17-10 at 3:23. The score would hold to halftime.
Brockway’s Jake Gorham took an interception all the way, early in the third and Esposito kicked the extra point, giving the AML a 24-10 lead. Brockway’s Adam Trunzo scored on a pass from Miller and Elk County Catholic’s Jared Braun caught a conversion pass from Miller, moving the score to 30-10. Mitch Vleminckx from Bradford scored on a 29 yard run with under two minutes left in the game to set the final.
Burford led the KSAC receivers with 3 catches for 73 yards and Macafee led the KSAC with 74 yards rushing.
Clarion’s Kyle Patterson and Jay Remmick each played well for the KSAC. Patterson also received the Guardian Health Care Scholarship.
Offensive MVPs were: KSAC- Mike Macafe, Clarion-Limestone; AML- Hunter Miller, Brockway. Defensive MVPs were: KSAC-Kaiden Powers, Karns City; AML-Aaron Wollfinger, Coudersport.
(Congratulations to Ty, Kyle and Jay on fine high school careers!!!!)