South Williamsport's run in the PIAA Class A football playoffs came to an end Friday.
The NTL coaches picked their football all-stars on Monday night.
LOYALSOCK - All season long, the strength of Towanda has been its running game behind quarterback Noah Huff and that running game was able to help the Black Knights score an upset over second-seeded Troy last week to earn a spot in Friday's District 4 AA semifinal at Loyalsock, which had scored a mild upset of its own last week at Mount Carmel.
TROY - The Towanda defense that showed up to Alparon Park can only be described as relentless and goal-oriented (that goal being to pull away with the victory against the Troy Trojans in the first round of AA high school football playoffs).
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - The South Williamsport Mountaineers entertained the visiting Canton Warriors in the opening round of the District Four Class-A football championships.
TOWANDA - The Bronze Helmet trophy stays in Towanda and the Black Knights punched their ticket to the District IV AA Playoffs next week with a 42-10 win over their arch rival the Wyalusing Rams.
TROY - Friday's game at Alparon Park marked the 60th anniversary of the annual Old Shoe Game between the Troy Trojans and the Canton Warriors.
ATHENS - The Wildcats closed out their season on a high note Friday night, defeating Sayre 49-0 in the Rusty Rail game.
Dominick Bragalone had three touchdowns and 259 yards rushing on just 11 carries to lead South Williamsport past Sayre 55-24 in NTL Small School football action Friday.
CANTON - The hosting Canton Warriors entertained the visiting Indians of Cowanesque Valley in a crucial game with playoff implications on the line for the Warriors.
TROY - It was a battle of the underrated and of the determined last night at Alparon Park. The Troy Trojans reeled in their eighth victory of the season with a score of 38-28 over the visiting Athens Wildcats, who fought a good fight.
With leading rusher Bryce Zaparzynski out Levi Christman stepped up for North Penn-Mansfield in a 36-15 win over Wyalusing on Friday night.
Trevor Route stood in the shadows of the uprights. The lights were beaming down, the crowd quieted with all eyes on him.
TOWANDA - The first half of Friday's game was the Noah Huff show as the Towanda quarterback scored three touchdowns and racked up more than 250 yards of total offense in the half.
Michael Ward had 250 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Sayre past Montgomery 48-19.