By Todd Irwin
CURWENSVILLE — Glendale held the potent Curwensville passing game in check in the first half on Friday night in a matchup of 2-1 teams at Coach Andy Evanko Stadium.
But the Golden Tide passing game — led by quarterback Dan McGarry — erupted in a wild second half in response to the Viking running attack of Suds Dubler and Zeke Dubler.
McGarry threw his fourth touchdown pass with 2:45 to tie the game and led an unlikely drive in the final 29.2 seconds to set up kicker Jake Mullins, who booted a 20-yard field with 5.1 seconds left to give the Tide a 32-29 win.
Glendale’s Suds Dubler ran for 206 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, while his brother, Zeke, ran for 115 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns. Zeke also caught four passes for 50 yards.
Play of the game: McGarry completed a 41-yard pass with 15.1 seconds left on Curwensville’s final drive. That set up Mullins’ field goal
Player of the game: McGarry completed 18 of 32 passes for 294 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Unsung hero(es): The Curwensville offensive linemen, who protected McGarry and made key blocks during the play of the game.
Most vital statistic(s): McGarry threw for 222 yards in the second half. Ty Terry caught eight passes for 167 yards.
Glendale coach Dave “Spank” Trexler: “It’s tough. We’ll look back. There were a lot of things that happened that we just need to get better at. The kids played their hearts out. I’m so proud of their effort. Things just didn’t go our way at the end.”
Curwensville coach Jim Thompson: “Glendale has some great athletes. They moved some guys around. No. 3 (Suds Dubler) and No. 21 (Zeke Dubler) are typically safeties but they moved out to corner to play two of our better receivers. They played well in the first half.
“In the second half, the difference was our guys who were matched up made those plays. Ty Terry and Jake Mullins just won the one on one in the second half, and that was the difference in the game for us.”
Notable: Glendale got interceptions from Suds Dubler and Logan Cree. … Dubler also blocked an extra point. … Glendale outgained Curwensville, 407-384. … Next week: Glendale hosts Bellwood-Antis. Curwensville visits Northern Bedford.
Records: Glendale (2-2), Curwensville (3-1).
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Glendale 2 13 6 8 –29
Curwensville 0 9 7 16 –32
G–Safety, Cavalet blocked kick bounces of end zone, 9:17
G–Dubler 24 run (pass failed), 8:44
C–Mullins 15 pass from McGarry (pass failed), 6:04
G–Z. Dubler 2 run (Cavalet kick), 2:03
C–Terry 70 pass from McGarry (Mullins kick), 7:02
G–Z. Dubler 7 run (pass failed), 1:46
C–Mullins 10 pass from McGarry (Mullins kick), 10:10
G–S. Dubler 3 run (S. Dubler run), 4:50
C–Terry 5 pass from McGarry (kick failed), 2:45
C–Mullins 20 FG, 5.1
TEAM STATISTICS G C
First downs 21 16
Total yards 407 384
Rushes-yards 47-357 24-90
Yards passing 50 294
Passing (comp.-att.-int) 5-7-0 18-32-294
Punts-avg. 2-42 1-43
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 10-67 5-65
RUSHING–Glendale, S. Dubler 20-206, Z. Dubler 19-115, Wright2-25, Cavalet 5-20, TEAM 1-(-9). Curwensville, Butler 15-79, McGarry 8-25, TEAM 1-(-14).
PASSING–Glendale, Cavalet 5-7-0-50. Curwensville, McGarry 18-32-2-294.
RECEIVING–Glendale, Z. Dubler 4-50, Cree 1-0. Curwensville, Butler 8-167, Butler 3-62, Mullins 5-37, Freyer 2-28.