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Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape


Each week on Friday Trojan Nation will give statistics and facts on the opponent the Trojans will face. Johnstown will take on Bellefonte for the District Championship.  The game will take place at Hollidaysburg.

SCHOOL: Bellefonte is a District 6-AAAA team located in Centre County. Their male enrollment according to the PIAA for the current classification period (2016-18) is 348. The school’s website can be viewed at while their athletic site is Follow them on twitter at

COACH: The Red Raiders are coached by Shanon Manning (5th season, 11-30 entering the 2017 campaign).

LAST SEASON/THIS SEASON:  Bellefonte was 5-6 a year ago.  They are 9-2 this year.


COLORS: Red and White

LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Johnstown beat Bradford 35-13 while Bellefonte defeated Clearfield 62-21.

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS:  The Red Raiders play in the Mountain Athletic Football Conference along with Central, Huntingdon, Bald Eagle Area, Clearfield, Tyrone, Penns Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola.  They played non-conference games against Jersey Shore, Central Mountain and Chestnut Ridge.  

Below are their results:

  • Jersey Shore 17-13 W
  • Huntingdon 31-52 L
  • Philipsburg-Osceola 42-8 W
  • Central Mountain 34-31 W (4 OT)
  • Tyrone 49-14 W
  • Clearfield 55-28 W
  • Penns Valley 35-20 W
  • Central 49-22 W
  • Chestnut Ridge 21-41 L
  • Bald Eagle Area 42-14 W
  • Clearfield 62-21 W (first round playoff)

HISTORY AGAINST JOHNSTOWN:  The Trojans are 4-1 all time against Bellefonte.  The Trojans have outscored the Red Raiders 170-75 in those five contests.  The average score of those games is 34-15.  Johnstown’s average margin of victory in their four wins against Bellefonte is 25.25 points.  

LAST MEETING:  The Trojans beat the Red Raiders 49-8 in 2010 for the District 6-AAA championship.  


  • In recent history, Johnstown’s contests with Bellefonte have been playoff match-ups, but in 1994 and 1995 the Trojans and Red Raiders faced off against each other in the regular season.

  • Bellefonte is in search of their first district title since 1999.  

WEATHER FORECAST: It will be 26 degrees and clear at kickoff in Hollidaysburg.  There is no precipitation in the forecast, winds will be from the NNW at 7 MPH.

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