With one week remaining in the 2008 regular season, the NTL Large School Division has finally been decided. Athens defeated Cowanesque Valley to win the crown this year, going 5-0 in the division.
From the opening kickoff, the Wellsboro Green Hornets dominated the East Juniata Tigers, beating the non-league opponent 55-17. The Hornets scored on their first offensive play and never looked back, as Cameron Jones found a wide open Garrett Stager for a 51 yard touchdown pass.
The 2008 season is coming near the end, and that means the Wellsboro Gridders Club and Small Fry Raffle is getting close to the date in which winners will be drawn. As stated on the tickets, the drawing will be held on October 31 during the North Penn game.
With two games left in the 2008 regular season, there is only one undefeated team in District 4. Mount Carmel sits on top of Class AA points with an 8-0 record. Wellsboro currently sits in 7th place with a 5-3 record. Click here for the entire District 4 Playoff Picture after week 8.
Directions to the East Juniata game can be found by using the Interactive Map feature on WellsboroFootball.com. East Juniata plays their games in Beaver Springs, PA at West Snyder Middle School.
The J.V. Hornets dropped their final game of the 2008 season to Canton by a score of 26-6. After being shutout 14-0 at halftime, Wellsboro scored its lone touchdown in the last minutes of the fourth quarter when Sophomore Quarterback Nick Saniga connected with Junior Receiver Nathan Bair in the back corner of the end zone.
After two weeks of giving up over 40 points in each game, the Wellsboro Hornets held the Canton Warriors to six points and picked up their fifth win of the season by a final score of 18-6. The Hornet defense put pressure on Canton's Reese Holmes all afternoon, which allowed Jake Coolidge, Steve Mengee, and Cameron Jones to intercept the Canton signal caller.
The Troy Trojans survived a fourth quarter scare from the North Penn Panthers Friday night, October 17. After fumbling the ball inside their 20-yard line on their opening drive and allowing the Panthers to score first, the Trojans dominated the rest of the game until the opening bell of the fourth quarter, keeping the Panthers down 21-7.
You've seen them play football, but can they serve pizza? Back by popular demand, the Wellsboro Gridders Club and Pizza Hut have teamed up to bring back Celebrity Night featuring members of the Wellsboro Varsity team as your celebrity servers.
With 3 weeks left in the 2008 regular season, there have been plenty of suprises. There has not been a bigger suprise than Canton, Wellsboro's upcoming opponent, who has rapped up the 2008 NTL Small School Division title, and currently sits in first place in the District 4 Class A playoff standings. Canton defeated South Williamsport 35-15 to move to 7-0 on the season. View the entire District 4 Playoff Standings after week 7.
The Wellsboro J.V. team traveled to Athens on Saturday, October 11 for a 11:00 a.m. contest with the Athens Wildcats. The Hornets came ready to play on their only Saturday game of the year, but eventually fell to Athens, 12-0.
The Wellsboro Hornets dropped their first Homecoming game in two years to Athens, 40-7. Athens got on the scoreboard early, as Shane Raupers returned a punt for a touchdown. The Wildcats' defense scored next, as a Cameron Jones pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. By the half, Athens was on top, 20-0.
Junior Lineback Aaron Moss is now ranked fifth in the state of Pennsylvania for total tackles according to MaxPreps.com. Moss, who had a 16 tackle performance against Towanda, now has 84 combined tackles on the year. If Moss continues this pace, he will accumulate over 130 tackles for the 2008 season.