Panthers keep the Trophy
By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | November 5, 2006
Whenever North Penn and Wellsboro face off, one thing is certain, the fans will see an excellent football game by both teams. Friday night's game fell under this category, as the Hornets hosted the 8-1 Panthers with the Morton Jones Memorial Trophy and playoffs on the line. Even though North Penn has been unstoppable for much of the season, with their only loss on the year coming against Athens, the Panthers were not the dominating team in the first quarter. The Panthers drew first blood, as Levi Weiskopff carried four Hornet defenders on his back from four yards out.
The Panthers scored again in the second quarter, but the Hornets held tough and were able to mount a scoring drive late in the second quarter. Senior Quarterback Tim Shaw was able to find Senior Running Back Jake Monks wide open in the end zone for the touchdown. Pat Driebelbies' extra point attempt brought the Hornets to within one score of the Panthers going into half time.
The Panthers got the ball to start the second half, and quickly mounted a scoring drive. Mark Fidler returned a Chris Copp kickoff for a touchdown, stretching North Penn's lead to 21-7. From there, the Hornets had no answer for the Panthers, as North Penn was able to add two more touchdowns, bringing the final score to 35-7.
Wellsboro finished the season with a record of 4-6. Friday night's game was the last game for Seniors Tim Shaw, Pat Clark, Chet Johnson, Jake Monks, Devon Jones, Alejandro Alvarez, Jesse Tom, Levi Hewitt, Jerred Keltz, and Jerry Heichel. These 10 men accomplished a lot in their four years at Wellsboro, and will be remembered forever for their hard work, determination, and dedication to the football program.
Ed Weaver is the owner of Circle W Sports in Wellsboro, PA, is the Sports Director for The Home Page Network and the creator of WellsboroAthletics.com and WellsboroFootball.com. You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.