Valley Clips: Clemons enjoys productive season at Colorado
Playing for an interim head coach didn’t seem to bother Colorado’s football team or junior wide receiver Toney Clemons (Valley).
Clemons had four catches for 55 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, as Colorado defeated Iowa State, 34-14, last Saturday.
Clemons, who’s in his first season at Colorado after transferring from Michigan, has 40 catches for 426 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Under the direction of interim coach Brian Cabral, Colorado improved to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the Big 12 Conference. Cabral replaced Dan Hawkins, who was fired last week.
Senior wide receiver Mychal Skinner (Kiski Area) had two catches for 20 yards in a 27-10 win over West Chester on Saturday. Skinner finished his career with 2,106 receiving yards and 127 receptions, which are fifth and eighth in school history, respectively.
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Sophomore running back Tim McNerney (Knoch) rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and had two catches for 25 yards, and senior quarterback Gino Rometo (Plum) completed 25 of 35 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown, as the Presidents held on to beat Waynesburg, 31-30, in overtime last Saturday. Senior linebacker Zach Pugliese (Kiski Area) collected four tackles, and junior defensive end Frank Gigler (Burrell) had two tackles and a fumble recovery.
Senior wide receiver Alex Matviko (Kiski Area) caught a 9-yard touchdown in the Hilltoppers’ historic 82-36 win over Seton Hill on Nov. 6. In that game, quarterback Zach Amedro, who is from West Virginia, became the all-time leading passer in NCAA Division II history. After last weekend’s game, Amedro has boosted his career passing total to 14,733 yards.
Junior midfielder Amanda Sharbaugh (Knoch) was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference First Team for the third consecutive season. She led her team in goals (9) and assists (5) and tied the school record for career goals with her 34th in the last game of the season.
Senior midfielder Stefan Lundberg (Kiski Area) earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference First Team honors. He collected six goals and three assists in 18 games for the Dukes.
Senior outside hitter Megan Kehlert (Plum) led the Division II Griffins in kills with 199 this season and was named to the All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team.