COUDERSPORT FALCONS (2-3)
PORT ALLEGANY GATORS (2-3)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015
PORT ALLEGANY, PENNSYLVANIA
7:00 PM ET
LAST 10 GAMES: Falcons lead, 6-4, but Gators have won four of the last five after halting a 13-game regular-season losing streak in the series in 2010.
POSTSEASON RECORD: Tied, 1-1. Port knocked Coudy out of the 2003 District 9 Class A semifinals, with the Falcons returning the favor in the first round in 2007.
LAST MEETING: October 3, 2014 – Gators 20, Falcons 18
Jordan Seefeldt’s 26-yard touchdown run with 3:56 remaining put the Gators on top to stay, and Chris Lashway stopped the last Coudy drive with an interception. Tre Garzel rushed for two scores, including one on the last play of the first half to give Port (1-5) some momentum heading into the break.
“Every ounce of credit goes to those 19 kids we dressed tonight. Every one of them – practice guys, scout-team guys,” Justin Bienkowski said after recording his inaugural victory as the Gator head coach. “I told them, ‘If you keep believing’ …
“I mean, we didn’t win a championship or anything of that nature, but every win is hard to get with where we’re at right now. They deserve to jump around, clap their hands, scream and holler, have a great time. Great job.”
LAST TIME IN PORT ALLEGANY: September 20, 2013 – Falcons 35, Gators 16
After Coudy had taken a 20-6 halftime lead, Seefeldt’s 95-yard touchdown pass to Cory Burr brought Port (1-3) back within 20-16 early in the fourth quarter, but the Falcons (3-1) tacked on two late touchdowns to pull away.
Coudy quarterback Ethan Hite tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score, while Coy Hoffman rushed for 133 yards and scored twice in the win. Seefeldt finished 20-of-34 for a career-high 366 passing yards for the Gators.
(Helmets courtesy of the Pennsylvania Helmet Project.)