Middle School Hornets edge Muncy
By: Ed Weaver | WellsboroFootball.com | October 5, 2018
A week after thumping Wyalusing 42-8 on the road, the Wellsboro Middle School Football team edged Muncy 29-28 at home on Thursday, October 4.
"I am proud of the resiliency our kids showed today," said head coach Shane Mascho. "We were able to keep fighting back from a deficit and found a way to win. Our defense kept some points off the board on conversions and that made the difference in the game."
After a scoreless first quarter the Indians got on the scoreboard first and hit the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Wellsboro came back and tied the game up on a Conner Adams touchdown and Spencer Wetzel two-point run. Muncy would go back in front later in the quarter on a run and took a 14-8 lead, after missing the two-point conversion, at halftime.
Wellsboro came out in the second half and took the lead on a 5-yard run by Joseph Brown. The extra point split the uprights and Wellsboro led 15-14.
Muncy again took back over on another run but again failed to convert the two-point attempt for a 20-15 lead.
Brown found the end zone again from 3 yards out to cap the third quarter scoring and give the Hornets a 21-20 lead.
Both teams scored in the fourth quarter, with Muncy finding the end zone first and converting the two-point attempt to give them a 7 point, 28-21 lead. Wellsboro, however, pulled off the win as Adams hit Will Kibler on a 10-yard pass to get within a point. Wellsboro went for two for the win and Adams ran it in to keep the Hornets undefeated.
Wellsboro (5-0) is back in action next Thursday, October 11 on the road in Athens.
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.