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Quite a great season for State College football

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That was the case for this year’s State College football team.

After falling to a 4-5 record towards the end of the season, the Little Lions banded together and made a historic run through the District 6 and then PIAAs the make the State final four in Class 6A.

En route to the finish, the Lions defeated tough opponents.

In its District 6 championship title tilt State College took it to rival Altoona, topping the Mountain Lions 21-7.

After that, the Lions defeated Williamsport in the next round by a nail biting 17-14 cliffhanger.

With the win, State College would defeat Delaware Valley in PIAA state action.

In the contest, State would take the contest by a very convincing 28-19 contest.

In the final eight, State College battled familiar Mid-Penn Foe Harrisburg in a rematch from the regular season.

After falling earlier in the year to the Cougars, the Little Lions got their revenge as they were able to muscle their way past Harrisburg and into the final four clash with Mt. Lebanon, winning 16-13.

However, all good things must come to an end as State College fell to the Blue Devils from Pittsburgh 43-28.

Even in defeat, the Lions still showed their “never say die attitude” coming back from a 21-7 deficit to make a game out of it.

The season also gives State College a lot to look forward to for next year.



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