Hornets steamroll CV, 64-0
By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | October 8, 2016
The Wellsboro Varsity Football team rolled to their seventh straight win of the season in a 64-0 defeat of Cowanesque Valley on Friday, October 7.
The Hornets racked up 360 yards of total offense, compared to CV's 86, on the night and scored 9 times in all phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams for their fifth shutout of the year. Through 7 games this season, the Hornets have only allowed 27 points (3.85 per game).
After an 8-play drive by CV to open the game, their longest of the night, junior Alex Kozuhowski returned a Kurtis Easton punt 90 for a touchdown with 8:01 left in the opening quarter. Junior Nic Ingerick's extra point was wide of the mark, and Wellsboro led 6-0.
Wellsboro wasted little time adding their second touchdown of the night. Junior Quinn Henry connected with junior Dalton Prough for a 9 yard gain, senior Dupree Hosey and Henry rushed for 4 and 12 yards and sophomore Robert Brown punched the ball in from 3 yards out to make it 14-0 after senior Brandon Lamphier caught the edge on a two-point conversion to make it 14-0 with 4:28 remaining in the first.
After the Hornets defense forced a 3-and-out on a 10 yard sack by Brown on CV's ensuing drive, the offense went back to work as Henry found junior Chase Moser for a gain of 25 yards down to the CV 15-yard line, then Henry connected with Lamphier in the middle of the field to make the score 21-0 to start the second quarter after senior Jacob Singer's extra point.
The Hornets added their second touchdown of the quarter on a 28 yard run by Henry to make it 29-0 after Henry snuck his way from 3 yards out for the two-point conversion with 8:17 on the clock, then just over 3 minutes later Henry found Lamphier for the second time of the night from 2 yards out to make it 37-0 after junior Collin Pietropola's two-point run. Wellsboro scored two more times before the first half ended, once on a 35 yard pass from Henry to Lamphier for their third score of the night to make it 44-0 and senior Kaleb Smith recovered a Drew Brandes fumble and returned it 16 yards to make it 51-0 with 48 seconds remaining. Singer attempted and made both extra points.
Welsboro scored two more times of the night in the third quarter. Kozuhowski started the quarter with a 56 yard run untouched into the end zone with 11:29 remaining and freshman Clayton Orsborn scored from 37 yards out with 3:59 to push the score to 64-0 Hornets.
Henry finished 7-for-11 through the air for 100 yards and 3 touchdowns, he also rushed 3 times for 43 yards and a score. Kozuhowski and Orsborn both finished with 56 yards, and Hosey ran the ball 5 times for 55 yards. Lamphier led all receivers with 4 catches for 59 yards and 3 scores while Prough (9), Moser (25), and Hosey (7) all caught passes on the night.
Defensively, senior Parker Jones had 9 tackles and a forced fumble to lead the team. Junior Brent English had 8 tackles, Robert Brown had 7 tackles and a sack, Pietropola had 6 tackes, and sophomore Hunter Brown made 3 tackles and had a sack.
The win improves the Hornets' record to 7-0 (7-0 NTL) on the year. The team will be back in action on Friday, October 14 at Mansfield University for Homecoming against Montgomery.
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.