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Flag on the Play

High school athletes appear to becoming increasingly violent. On September 4, at a Texas high school football game, a player made a gut wrenching tackle, leveling his victim. However, this was not a standard tackle, considering the tackled person was a referee. This blindside was then followed by another player diving onto the fallen referee, helmet first. Players claim racial slurs were made by said referee and one of their coaches directed them to perform the task. “The students alleged that an assistant coach said (of the targeted umpire), ‘That…

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Panthers’ Season Ends With Heartbreaker Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers’ Season Ends With Heartbreaker

Northern Bedford’s 2013 playoff campaign came to an end on Friday night at Panther Community Stadium after Shade-Central City handed the Panthers a stunning 42-36 loss. Senior Blake Over wrapped up a dynamic career as quarterback with three touchdown passes for 251 yards and the opening kickoff returned 82 yards for a score. Blake set the school record for both passing yards and touchdowns with 2,613 yards and 30 touchdowns through the air. Jacob Dasher also entered the Northern Bedford record books with 64 catches this season. Dasher finished with…

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Panthers finish regular season strong Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers finish regular season strong

Northern Bedford closed the regular season at 8-2 with a 28-14 win over the Punxsutawney Chucks on Friday night in Punxsutawney. Blake Over’s phenomenal regular season was capped by 231 yards on 19 of 27 pass attempts. Sophomore Ridge Hershberger led the team in rushing, gaining 58 yards on the ground on 10 rushes. Jacob Dasher and Kyler Diehl tied for the team lead in receiving yards, each with 108 yards. Dasher caught 6 passes for his yardage while Diehl caught 11 passes. The first quarter was a scoreless one,…

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Panthers handle Blue Pirates on Senior Night Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers handle Blue Pirates on Senior Night

Northern Bedford rebounded from a tough loss last week with a 49-36 victory over the Williamsburg Blue Pirates on Friday night at Panther Community Stadium. Five seniors, Jonas Bequeath, Blake Over, Kyler Diehl, Zane Snyder, and Toby Quarry, were honored as part of Senior Night. Blake Over continued his stellar senior season with 313 yards passing on 19 of 27 attempts. He also added 3 touchdowns on the ground. Elias Brallier was the leading rusher for the Panthers, gaining 123 yards on his 14 rushes. Kyler Diehl remained Over’s favorite…

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Panthers can’t hold off Bellwood Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers can’t hold off Bellwood

Northern Bedford dropped their second game of the season to Bellwood-Antis, who outscored the Panthers 42-14 on Friday night in Bellwood. Blake Over again led the team in passing and rushing, throwing for 145 yards on 14 of 27 attempts and gaining 92 yards on the ground with 11 rushes. Kyler Diehl continued his stellar season, leading the Panther receivers with 5 catches for 68 yards. Austin Heck put the first points on the board for the Panthers, reaching the endzone on a 2 yard run with 3:53 to go…

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Panther football routs West Branch Fall Sports News Sports 

Panther football routs West Branch

Second half scoring after a slow start before the half pushed the Northern Bedford Black Panthers past the West Branch Warriors by a score of 40-14 on Friday night at West Branch High School. Blake Over again continued his dominance in the passing game, throwing for 274 yards on 11 of 18 attempts. Over also led the team in rushing yards, gaining 87 yards on 7 rushes. Jacob Dasher led the team with 103 yards receiving on 7 catches. The Panthers struck first with a 25 yard strike from Blake…

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Panthers lose first game to Trojans Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers lose first game to Trojans

Second half scoring by Mount Union propelled the Trojans to a 51-35 win over the previously unbeaten Black Panthers on Friday night at Panther Community Stadium. Northern Bedford was doomed by a Mount Union team that outscored them 33-7 in the second half after the Panthers carried a 10 point lead into the locker room. Freshman Jacob Dasher led the Panthers in receiving with 121 yards on 12 catches for three touchdowns. Blake Over again led through the air, hitting 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns….

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Panthers rout Rockets Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers rout Rockets

The Panther football team remained undefeated at 5-0 after a 56-7 drubbing of Southern Huntingdon Friday night on Homecoming at Panther Community Stadium. Blake Over and Kyler Diehl again led the team statistically. Over threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns, picked off a pass, and rushed for 110 yards and another score on the ground, while Diehl hauled in three touchdowns for 128 yards. The score was knotted at seven quickly after Blake Over hit Kyler Diehl for a 63 yard strike seventeen seconds into the game. However, Southern…

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Panthers remain undefeated after Claysburg game Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers remain undefeated after Claysburg game

The Northern Bedford offense and defense fired on all cylinders en route to a 37-0 victory over Claysburg Friday night at Claysburg’s Bulldog Stadium. Blake Over threw four touchdown passes for 202 yards, and added an 18-yard rushing score to his touchdown tally. Jacob Dasher was Northern Bedford’s leading receiver for the night, hauling in five passes for 97 yards. Blake Over also served as the team’s leading rusher with his 39 yards on the ground. The score remained knotted at zero at the end of the first quarter, but…

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Panthers win thriller over Everett Fall Sports News Sports 

Panthers win thriller over Everett

The Northern Bedford football remains undefeated after a thrilling 38-35 win over Everett Friday night at Panther Community Stadium. The contest went back and forth for the entire night, taking the entire game before a clear winner emerged. Blake Over tossed up a jump ball into the corner of the endzone for Kyler Diehl with four seconds left to seal the game for the Panthers. The 11-yard touchdown pass came just seconds after Everett had taken the lead again at 35-32 with a rushing touchdown with 44 seconds on the…

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