Athens Hangs On For Win

By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | September 14, 2007

With a 2 game winning streak to start the 2007 season, the Athens Wildcats came into town to face the 1-1 Hornets in a big week 3 matchup in the NTL. Athens, led by Junior Quarterback Shane Raupers, struggled early against a tough Hornet defense. Unlike last year, the Hornet defense played a solid first half of football, allowing only 52 yards of total offense.

The score remained knotted at zero until late in the third quarter, when Raupers converted a field goal. Athens scored again twice in the fourth quarter, once on a touchdown pass by Raupers and once on a defensive safety. Despite the 12-0 score, the Hornets played tough the entire night, and never gave up, despite getting banged up from a short week.

The Wellsboro JV team will travel to Athens Monday night, with kickoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Next week, Wellsboro will host the Sayre Redskins.

 
 
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Ed Weaver

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.

 
 
 
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