Wellsboro romps Jersey Shore, 37-18.

By: Wellsboro Gazette | September 20, 1995

 

The Wellsboro Hornets put on a clinic on how to dominate a football game Friday night, rolling to a 37-18 non-league home win over Jersey Shore.

The 3-0 hosts totally controlled the game for the first three and a half quarters, and only three Jersey Shore touchdowns in the last 4:30 made the final score respectable.

Wellsboro churned out 224 yards on the ground to take control of both the clock and the scoreboard.

Russ Manney ran the ball 27 times for 122 yards. Jared Mahon added 54 yards on 10 totes.

The Hornet defense was as stingy as the offense was potent. They held the visitors scoreless and with very few yards of total offense, until some late sustained drives when the outcome had long since been decided.

Wellsboro hit the end zone quickly, scoring 16 first quarter points.

A one yard blast by quarterback Jay Young and Chris Fuller's extra point boot put the hosts on top to stay, 7-0.

Shortly after the first score, the Hornets' Matt Kennedy fielded a punt at the Shore 45-yard line and raced to paydirt to make it 14-0. Junior linebacker Tony Dinsmore closed the first period scoring when he sacked Jersey Shore Quarterback Keefer in his own end zone for a safety.

The lead ballooned to 30-0 in the second stanza when Kennedy scored his second touchdown and Manney his lone six-pointer of the evening.

Kennedy, who finished with 27 yards on six carries, ran in from 12 yards out and Manney blasted his way over from the six-yard line.

Fuller, who finished a perfect five for five on extra point boots, kicked his third and fourth in a row for the 30 point halftime cushion.

Mahon introduced himself to the Jersey Shore end zone midway through the third quarter, bulling his way in from 16 yards out.

With the game in hand and the starters resting, the Ironmen struck for three late fourth quarter touchdowns.

Jim Fuller's scoring runs of two and three yards were followed by a one yard pass from Keefer to Josh Reed.

The loss dropped Jersey Shore to an uncharacteristic 0-3 on the season. The Hornets host Athens this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in a very crucial Northern Tier League game. Both teams are currently 3-0.