Ben Wagner kicked a 23-yard field goal in the final minutes Friday at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium, sending Mid-Penn newcomer Juniata to a 24-21 victory over Bellefonte in the District 6 Class 4A title game.
Indians’ quarterback Jacob Condo accounted for a pair of touchdown passes, one each to Yaneil Ortiz and Jace White, and Caleb Seeger notched a 63-yard scoring run for the top seed.
Wagner’s game-winning kick came with 3:56 to play, with a Zachary Harr interception stopping the Red Raiders’ final chance. Harr secured two interceptions on the night.
Bellefonte opened the scoring via Chris Paloskey’s 9-yard TD run midway through the first quarter. However, Condo found Ortiz from the Red Raiders’ 17 in the early minutes of the second. White’s 10-yard TD catch also cut down another Bellefonte lead in the second.
Seeger’s big gallop came just seconds after a Jalen Emel TD run put Bellefonte