Lechler's 3 TDs lead JV Hornets past Troy
By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | September 26, 2017
Sophomore Billy Lechler scored 3 touchdowns as the Wellsboro JV Football team shutout Troy 40-0 on Monday, September 25.
"It was a great team win in our first home game in two years," said coach Chase Kriner. "To have a have a shutout in front of the home crowd feels great."
The Hornets took an early lead with 6:47 remaining in the first quarter as sophomore Karter Witmer connected with junior Tanner Button from 24 yards out. Sophomore Clayton Orsborn's extra point was good and the Hornets led 7-0.
The Hornets added to their lead late in the quarter as Witmer kept the ball from a yard out to make it 14-0 after the opening quarter.
The score remained 14-0 Wellsboro until midway through the third when Lechler punched the ball in from 4 yards out for his first score. Orsborn's kick made it 21-0 with 6:08 remaining. Wellsboro again added to their lead as the quarter came to an end as Button again caught a pass from Witmer, this time from 34 yards out, to make it 28-0.
The fourth quarter belong to Lechler as he scored twice more on the night to ice the game for Wellsboro. With 7:30 remaining he broke a 38-yard run through the middle of the Troy defense then later added another 4-yard score with 3:46 left to make it 40-0.
"We're starting to play some good football in all 3 phases of the game," Kriner continued. "The kids are buying into what we are coaching and applying it to game situations, which is very rewarding as a coach. We are now 4-1 and have to continue to improve each week and finish the season strong. Now it's time to prepare for the varsity game against Muncy."
Wellsboro (4-1) will be back in action next Monday, October 2 at home against Muncy.
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.