The first half of the 2009 football season is officially over. In week 5 action, Athens picked up a homecoming win over North Penn, Towanda dropped Cowanesque to 0-5 on the year by defeating them 63-0, Wyalusing fell to Montgomery in overtime, Troy rolled over South Williamsport, and Columbia Montour Vo-Tech scored 30 unanswered points to beat Canton.
The Wellsboro Hornets traveled to Sayre Friday night to take on the Redskins in a soggy battle at the Lockhart Street Bowl. Sayre struck first and held a 13-0 lead after the first quarter. Wellsboro battled back behind Freshman Quarterback Ben Shaw. Shaw led the Hornets down to the one-yard line where Junior Running Back Ryan Moss punched the ball in for the Hornets' first score of the game.
The 2009 season is almost half over, but the action is just starting to heat up! In week 4 action around District 4, Towanda defeated Canton to improve their record to 4-0, Athens defeated Jersey Shore, Troy toppled Cowanesque, North Penn fell victim to injuries against Bloomsburg, and Montgomery defeated Sayre.
Sophomore Linebacker Thomas Johnston is ranked seventh in the state of Pennsylvania for tackles according to MaxPreps.
Tonight's JV game against Wyalusing has been rescheduled for a later date. Please stay tuned to WellsboroFootball.com for more information.
Sophomore Linebacker Thomas Johnston is now in the Wellsboro Varsity Football Record Books*. Johnston recorded 23 tackles against Wyalusing, placing him second all-time behind Derek Harsch and Erick Crawford, who share the top spot with 24 total tackles in a single game.
The Wellsboro Hornets dropped to 1-3 on the 200 season after losing to the Wyalusing Rams, 37-6. The Hornets suffered six turnovers in the game, four of them coming on interceptions. Wellsboro scored in the second quarter as Freshman Quarterback Ben Shaw found Ethan Callahan for a five yard pass for Wellsboro's only score of the game. View the game stats here.
The Wellsboro Middle School team lost 30-18 to a tough Canton team in their second game of the 2009 on Wednesday, September 23. Despite falling behind early in the contest, Wellsboro never gave up and battled back in the second half. Quarterback Dylan Prough rushed for a touchdown and then connected with Mike Pietropola and Kieron Smethers on long passes for touchdowns.
The 2009 Middle School Roster is now available. Click the link to view the information.
With his six kickoff return performance against Lewisburg on Friday night, Ryan Moss has tied a Wellsboro Varsity Record* for kick return attempts in a game. Ryan shares this record with Jake Coolidge, a member of the 2009 Wellsboro graduating class.
Game pictures from Friday night's game with Lewisburg are now available. Click the link to view the gallery.
Game statistics from last night's game with Lewisburg are now available. Click the link to see the boxscore.
For the second straight week, Wellsboro faced a tough opponent, this week in the Lewisburg Green Dragons. Lewisburg jumped out to a quick 27-0 first quarter lead after Lewisburg's defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns and ran for two more on offense. Lewisburg was able to add two more touchdowns in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 47-0.