COUDERSPORT — The Coudersport football team got its first shutout of the season and fifth in a row over the Red Raiders of Cameron County since 2016, 45-0, on Friday night.
Coudersport has now beaten the Raiders a combined 236-0 in the last five games. The last Cameron County touchdown against Coudersport was in 2015 in a 28-7 Falcons win.
Friday night, Coudersport scored twice on special teams and came up with a pick-six. The special teams scores were two blocked punts recovered in the endzone by Cale Ayers, the first one in the first quarter at the 2:55 mark and the second one just into the second quarter at the 11:33 mark.
The pick-six was off of a tipped pass that was intercepted by freshman Gavin Ayers and returned for the score. Half of the Falcons’ six touchdowns were non-offensive.
The offensive scores were a 13-yard run by Hayden Keck with 4:48 left in the first quarter, a two-yard run by Brandt Kightlinger with 11:33 to go in the second quarter, and a 20-yard run by Keck 25 seconds before the half. The Falcons scored all of their points before halftime.
Hayden Keck was one of three passing for 10 yards (the completion to Josh Ross) and carried six times for 84 yards and two touchdowns, while Brandt Kightlinger ran 11 times for 57 yards and a score.
Gavin Ayers ran three times for 21 yards with the interception return.
Dalton Keglovits kicked a good extra point after the last touchdown.
Defensively, Cale Ayers and Logan Ruter led with seven tackles apiece with Brandt Kightlinger getting six.
For Cameron County, Dylan Baney ran 12 times for 73 yards and Dylan Reider ran 12 times for 32 yards.
After the second blowout win in a row to start off the season, the Falcons improve to 2-0 and will face Elk County Catholic this Friday on homecoming, who comes off a tough 39-6 road loss at the hands of Smethport last Friday.
The Crusaders’ lone score was an 89-yard run by Sam Kaul as time expired to prevent the shutout.
Cameron County falls to 0-2 and will attempt to bounce back this Friday with a road game at Otto-Eldred, who is coming off their first win of the season last week, 40-30, at Port Allegany.