North Star Football Victory over Black Knights: 30-7

The North Star Cougars won their season opener against the Moshannon Valley Black Knights 30-7 on Friday night at CNB Bank Stadium.  

The Cougars gave up three turnovers, but the Black Knights were unable to capitalize on any of them.

"I think it was a tale of two halves," said North Star head coach Bob Landis. "We turned over the ball early and had a lot of mental errors in the first half.  I was really, really pleased with our execution in the second half."

Play of the game: North Star quarterback Connor Yoder hit tight end Ethan Yoder in the end zone for Ethan Yoder's third receiving touchdown and Connor Yoder's third passing touchdown of the night.

Player of the game: Connor Yoder had 138 yards rushing and 31 passing yards to go along with four total touchdowns.

Unsung hero: The North Star offensive line was able to open holes for their backs, en route to 287 yards rushing for the team.

Vital stat of the game: The North Star defense allowed just two first downs to the Moshannon Valley offense.

Moshannon Valley head coach Michael Keith was unhappy with the performance of his players.

"The wheels fell off the bus," said Keith. "We need to get in shape. We have to be able to play an entire game."

 

Check out this story on dailyamerican.com:

https://www.dailyamerican.com/story/sports/2021/08/27/north-star-makes-long-trek-worth-while-win-over-moshannon-valley/8249099002/