D9 Title Game Preview: Clearfield (9-0) vs. Bradford (2-7)

Last Week’s Results:

Clearfield 56, Philipsburg-Osceola 7

St. Marys 28, Bradford 20

All-Time Series: Clearfield leads, 21-10 (31 total meetings; first played in 1975)

Last 11 Meetings:

2012: Clearfield 49, Bradford 0

2006: Bradford 37, Clearfield 30 (D9 Title game; 2OT)

2006: Bradford 56, Clearfield 35 (regular season)

2005: Clearfield 28, Bradford 21 (2OT)

2004: Clearfield 41, Bradford 21 (D9 Title game)

2004: Clearfield 28, Bradford 7 (regular season)

2003: Bradford 44, Clearfield 30 (D9 Title game)

2003: Bradford 22, Clearfield 15 (regular season)

2002: Clearfield 41, Bradford 20

2001: Bradford 28, Clearfield 21 (D9 Title game)

2001: Bradford 13, Clearfield 7 (regular season)

From 2012:

CLEARFIELD

BRADFORD

55

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

27

331

RUSHING YARDS

148

6

RUSHING TDs

0

1-2-0

COMP.-ATT.-INT.

5-14-2

21

PASSING YARDS

66

1

PASSING TDs

0

352

TOTAL YARDS

214

2012 CLEARFIELD INDIVIDUAL LEADERS vs. BRADFORD

Passing:

Christian Lezzer: 1-2, 21 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT

Rushing:

Tyler Stratton: 20 carries, 141 yards, 2 TDs

Christian Lezzer: 14 carries, 124 yards, 3 TDs

Seth Ford: 12 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD

Receiving:

Shawn Lord: 1 catch, 21 yards, 1 TD

SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL RECORDS vs. BRADFORD

250+ Yards Passing:

331 – Tanner Kelly, 2003 D9 Title game (15-28, 3 TDs)

260 – Tanner Kelly, 2003 regular season (19-31, 1 TD)

200+ Yards Rushing:

None

125+ Yards Receiving:

189 – Josh Kroell, 1990 (9 catches)

170 – Mike Scoggins, 2003 D9 Title game (6 catches)

10+ Tackles:

15 – Adam Jury, 2006

13 – Seth Ford, 2012

12 – Kyle Greene, 2000

12 – Jarrin Campman, 2006

11 – Jim Dixon, 1993

11 – Jeremy Irwin, 1999

11 – John Bowman, 2006

11 – Tyler Kirkwood, 2006

2+ Sacks:

2.5 – Kurt Hepfer, 1999

2.5 – Tim Taylor, 1999

2.5 – Anthony Buck, 2002

2 – B.J. Graham, 1993

2 – Steve Ogden, 1994

2 – Jeff O’Link, 1997

2 – Teddy Maines, 2000

2 – John Graham, 2002

2 – Mike Scoggins, 2002

2+ Interceptions:

None

SINGLE-GAME TEAM RECORDS vs. BRADFORD

OFFENSIVE

YEAR

Points Scored

49

2012

Rushing Attempts

55

2012

Rushing Yards

331

2012

Rushing TDs

6

2012

Completions

21

1991

Attempts

45

1991

Passing Yards

331

2003 D9 Title

Passing TDs

4

1994 & 2006

Interceptions Thrown

3

2001

Total Yards

499

2002

DEFENSIVE

YEAR

Points Allowed

0

1997 & 2012

Rush Yards Allowed

3

1996

Rushing TDs Allowed

0

7 times; last in 2012

Completions Allowed

0

2005 & 2006

Passing Yards Allowed

0

1994, 2005, 2006

Passing TDs Allowed

0

22 times; last in 2012

Most Interceptions

2

1984, 2005, 2012

Total Yards Allowed

26

1993

NOTES

– Clearfield has won 48 of its past 53 games overall and is 7-3 in the postseason since the 2010 season.  The Bison are seeking their fourth consecutive District 9 championship and their 7th in the past 10 years.

– This is the 18th District 9 championship game in Bison history.  Clearfield is 10-7 in D9 title games since the PIAA playoffs began in 1988.  Shown below are the results of the 17 previous title games Clearfield has appeared in with links to the d9sports.com recap of each game since 2000.

2012: Clearfield 49, Bradford 0

2011: Clearfield 28, St. Marys 7

2010: Clearfield 26, Punxsutawney 14

2009: Punxsutawney 34, Clearfield 28

2008: Clearfield 42, St. Marys 20

2006: Bradford 37, Clearfield 30, 2 overtimes

2005: Clearfield 21, St. Marys 18

2004: Clearfield 41, Bradford 21

2003: Bradford 44, Clearfield 30

2002: Clearfield 40, Punxsutawney 7

2001: Bradford 28, Clearfield 21

2000: Bradford 48, Clearfield 14

1999: Clearfield 23, A-C Valley 19

1998: Clearfield 35, A-C Valley 0

1994: Clearfield 33, Punxsutawney 10

1993: DuBois 14, Clearfield 0

1992: DuBois 28, Clearfield 20

– Clearfield and Bradford met annually from 1984 to 2006 and met another 5 times in the district championship game.  Last year was the first time the two teams had played since 2006, but Clearfield’s 49-0 win was uncharacteristic in a series that typically featured close games and strong performances from each side.  In fact, two of the five highest rushing outputs by a Bison opponent were recorded by the Owls.  The most rush yards given up by Clearfield are shown below.

507 – Allentown Central Catholic, 2010 PIAA playoffs

486 – DuBois, 2008

485 – Bradford, 2006 (regular-season meeting)

412 – Bradford, 2000 D9 Title game

407 – Bellefonte, 1976

399 – DuBois, 1996

397 – Bellefonte, 1961

396 – Erie Central, 1994 PIAA playoffs

394 – Erie Strong Vincent, 2008 PIAA playoffs

393(t) – Punxsutawney, 1976

393(t) – Punxsutawney, 1991

– This season, Bradford has struggled to a 2-7 record.  Their 2013 schedule is shown below, courtesy of maxpreps.com.

Week 1 – Bradford 21, Kennedy Catholic 6

Week 2 – Oil City 49, Bradford 0 (Oil City’s victory was later forfeited)

Week 3 – Warren 32, Bradford 14

Week 4 – Slippery Rock 62, Bradford 12

Week 5 – DuBois 59, Bradford 0

Week 6 – Franklin 44, Bradford 0

Week 7 – General McLane 77, Bradford 0

Week 8 – Meadville 28, Bradford 6

Week 9 – St. Marys 28, Bradford 20

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