Wellsboro too much for Muncy.

By: Nate Brown | Towanda Daily Review | September 12, 2015

 

MUNCY - The Wellsboro Green Hornets traveled to Muncy to take on the hosting Indians. Muncy had no answer in stopping the Hornets' offensive attack led by quarterback Quinn Henry as the Hornets would go on to a 33-12 victory.

Henry picked apart the Indians' defense with both his arm and his legs. He went 12-for-17 throwing the ball on the evening as he totaled 148 passing yards as well as throwing a touchdown to sophomore tight end Parker Jones. Henry also added 96 yards on the ground and found the end zone on four different occasions.

Senior running backs Nick Tremper and Anthony Cooper also added to the Hornets' potent running game. Tremper carried the ball 21 times for 57 yards as Cooper had 14 carries for 52 yards.

Jones led all receivers with six receptions for 66 yards and a score. Chase Moser also helped the passing game hauling in three catches for a total of 52 yards.

Jeff Fry started the game at quarterback for the Indians but after going just 1-for-5 for 13 yards and throwing an interception he was replaced by Coleman Good who went 4-for-17 passing the football for 76 yards.

Good led all rushers carrying the football 12 times for 117 yards and two scores.

Muncy received the opening kickoff but were forced to a three-and-out by the Hornet defense.

Wellsboro were quick to get onto the scoreboard as Henry capped off a 63-yard opening drive with a 26-yard touchdown run. He kept the ball himself as he headed down the sideline before cutting into the middle and finding the end zone. Wellsboro would attempt the two-point conversion but would fail to convert.

The Hornets led the hosting Indians 6-0 at the completion of the first quarter.

After forcing the Indians to another three-and-out, Henry led the Hornets onto the field for what would be a quick, 29-yard drive capped off by another Hornet touchdown. Henry threw a pass over the middle as Jones would reach over a smaller defender to haul in the lone receiving touchdown of the game.

The Hornets attempted another two-point conversion but again, would fail to punch it in.

On the very next drive by the Indians, Fry would throw a ball over the middle to only find Cooper of the Hornets for an interception.

After a few big completions to Cooper and Moser respectively, Henry would keep the ball himself as he headed to the corner of the end zone. As he approached the goal line, Henry leaped over an Indian defender as he extended the ball across the pylon for his second rushing touchdown of the game. After a converted point-after attempt by kicker Nic Ingerick, the Hornets led the Indians 19-0.

With just over two minutes left in the first half, the Hornets looked to extend their lead even further. After a 53-yard drive, Henry would tuck the ball in and hit a hole produced by his offensive line for a 1-yard touchdown run. The Hornets led 26-0 heading into halftime.

Wellsboro received the opening kickoff of the second half and would put on a repeat performance from the first half.

Again, Henry would cap off another drive with a 12-yard run after slipping past two defenders in the backfield to extend the Hornet lead to 33-0.

Good and the Indians took the field in hopes of getting onto the scoreboard. However, Good's third pass attempt of the drive found the hands of Alex Kozuhowski of the Hornets for their second takeaway of the evening.

Wellsboro would fail to find the end zone again but Good and the Indians would tack on 12 points of their own by the game's end.

Both Muncy touchdowns came from explosive runs by Good.

In the later part of the third quarter, Good would take the ball up the middle and would find nothing but open field on his way to a 51-yard touchdown run. The point-after attempt would not be converted as Muncy fumbled the snap.

Good found the end zone once more following a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter. They would line up for the two-point conversion but would fail to convert.

Wellsboro improves to 2-0 on the season as they prepare to take on Bucktail at home next Friday. Muncy evens their season's record at 1-1 and will travel to Cowanesque Valley next week.