HYDE — After taking a first half lead of 6-0 and falling behind 16-6 in the fourth quarter, the Clearfield Bison Junior Varsity football team fell one score short of the visiting DuBois Beavers and lost 16-12.
The Bison’s final drive of the game ended on a tipped ball that was ultimately intercepted in the end zone, which sealed the win for the Beavers.
The Bison took a 6-0 lead in to halftime on a short plunge by Jason Plubell.
The Beavers took an 8-6 lead in the third quarter after a 27 yard scoring strike and a successful 2-point conversion.
They expanded their lead to 16-12 after a short pass and another successful 2-point conversion.
The home team turned up the heat and got back in the game after a 34-yard scoring strike from Oliver Billotte to Ian Billotte.
The Bison had one final chance to steal the come-from-behind victory, but the final drive ended with 1:15 left to play and the Beavers ran out the clock to set the final.
The Bison (0-1) are now off until September 10 when they go on the road to Martinsburg to face the Central Dragons.
1 yd TD Run Jason Plubell 2 Point conversion failed, Cl-6 D-0
DuBois 27 yd TD pass for TD. 2 Point Conversion Good, Cl-6 D-8
DuBois 6 yd TD pass. 2 Point Conversion Good, Cl-6 D-16
Oliver Billotte to Ian Billotte 34 yd TD pass. 2 Point Conversion Failed, Cl-12 D-16
Bison Individual Statistics
Rushing: Jason Plubell 18-105 yds TD, Matt Pallo 2-4 yds, Ian Billotte 3-19 yds, Logan Firanski 3-16 yds, Oliver Billotte 2-17 yds
Receiving: Mark McGonigle 1-9, Justin Hand 2-20, Ian Billotte 1-34 TD
Passing: Oliver Billotte 4-15 63 yds 1 TD 4 Int