Golden Tide Football
CURWENSVILLE - Nate Sipes ran for 301 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Curwensville (5-0) to a 51-22 win over visiting Kane (0-5) Friday night.
Nate Sipes became the first District 9 running back since Clearfield's Dave Richards in the 2002 playoffs to go over the 300-yard mark. Meanwhile, his brother Nick, added 12 carries for 102 yards for the Golden Tide, who led 24-0 at halftime and 43-0 early in the fourth quarter before Kane scored 22 of the final 30 points.
Kane's Kyle Oakes ran 12 times for 131 yards and a touchdown while catching a touchdown pass and throwing a touchdown pass.
Curwensville led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter on an 8-yard run by Nate Sipes. A 45-yard run by Nate, a 32-yard field goal by Nick and a 3-yard run by Nate gave the Golden Tide a 24-0 halftime lead.
Nick then scored on a 12-yard run and Nate on a 19-yard scamper to make it 36-0 at the end of three quarters before Nate scored on a 67-yard run with 10:45 left in the game to make it 43-0.
A 62-yard run by Oakes cut Kane on the board, and then Mike Giordano hit Oakes with an 8-yard pass to make it 43-16 with 6:08 left.
Jason Null scored on a 13-yard run to close out Curwensville's scoring, while Oakes returned the favor with a 5-yard pass to Giordano with 2:15 to play for Kane.
Curwensville outgained Kane 484 yards to 240 and had 20 first downs to 7 for the Wolves.
Giordano was 7-for-21 passing for 101 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Alex Fadenholz had three catches for 52 yards and Oakes two for 34.
pictures by Randy Hutton