WYALUSING — For 35 years Ray Raffin roamed the sidelines at Wyalusing.
The Troy Trojans began the season with a win, jumping out to a 20-0 halftime lead on their way to a 40-7 win at Bucktail.
The Black Knights got a big defensive play in the first quarter, but Mahanoy scored 31 points as they beat Towanda 31-14 in the season opener for both football teams.
CANTON — No matter who ran the ball for Wellsboro Friday they seemed to be going down hill.
WESTFIELD — On a warm summer night in Westfield the 2016 season began for Athens and Cowanesque Valley with high hopes only to see the Indians falter to a 56-6 loss that featured turnovers, turnover, and more turnovers.
Ryan Kipp led the way for the Wyalusing Rams to a 18-6 victory over Sayre on Friday night with two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) and 101 yards on 14 carries. The Rams dedicated their field to former coach Ray Raffin before the game.
North Penn-Mansfield's offense looked in mid-season form as they rolled over Northwest 41-6 in football action Friday.
Both were three-sport athletes. Both made All-Region teams in multiple events. One plays in New York, one in Pennsylvania. Both are this year's The Daily & Sunday Review Newcomers of the Year.
SAYRE — Of 23 students from 13 school districts, only two are chosen as the female and male NTL Athletes of the Year.
Wellsboro senior Owen Covert announced this past week that he will continue his football career this fall at Division III Lycoming College.
Sayre's Gavin Lundy-McCutcheon watched as Sayre grad Kyle Post emerged as one of the best players for the Mansfield University sprint football team the past couple of years.
Wellsboro senior linebacker Nick Tremper announced he will continue his football career at Division 3 Westminster College on Thursday.
In high school Kyle Schucker helped turn the Troy football team into one of the best teams around.
WYALUSING — His high school career might be over, but Wyalusing's Skyler Behrend's football career is not.
A journey that started many years ago will run for four more years as Athens standout QB Aaron Barry signed on to play football while pursuing studies at Middle Atlantic Conference member Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.