Hornets lose homecoming game.

By: Henry August | Wellsboro Gazette | October 20, 2004


The Brookville Raiders ruined the Wellsboro Hornets' October 15 homecoming with a come-from-behind win.

Travis Deinerput the Raiders up 6-0 when he ran in from the seven-yard line with 8:33 remaining in the first period.

The Hornets' Shawn Tom returned a fumble recovery 32 yards for a score and with Pat Coolidge's kicking home the point after, leading the Hornets to a 7-6 lead.

The Hornets' Jeremy Walrath bulled in from one yard out with 4:37 remaining in the half to increase their lead to 13-7,The extra point kick went awry.

The Raiders then scored 32 unanswered points to walk away with the win as Joe Galbaith answered with an 89 yard kickoff return just seconds later. The two point conversion failed and the Raiders closed to within to 13-12.

Raiders quarterback Nick Heschsecke scored from three yards out with 31 seconds left in the first half, to give the Raiders the lead for good. Levi Singleton ran in to make the two-point conversion and give the Raiders a 20-13 lead at the half.

A 42 yard scoring touchdown pass from Heschsecke to Alan Bowen early in the third quarter widened the Raiders' lead to 26-13.

Tyler Kutz scored a touchdown with 8:33 remaining in the game to widen still further the Raiders advantage to 32-13.

Silas Wonderling closed out the scoring with a 50 yard run with 4:31 left in the game.

The Hornets rushers were Walrath with 17 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown; Colie Stone, five carries for 29 yards; Shawn Tom, seven carries for 26 yards; Pat Coolidge, four carries for 20 yards. Hornets' quarterback Coolidge hit on 15 of 33 passes for 174 yards and Heschsecke completed six of 10 for 154 yards.

The Hornets' receivers were Shawn Tom, four catches for 59 yards; Ed Baxter, four catches for 49 yards; Chet Johnson, one catch for 20 yards; Tim Shaw, one catch for 14 yards; Devon Jones, one catch for 12 yards; Walrath, two catches for ten yards; Stone, two catches for seven yards; and Jake Monks, one catch for three yards.

Defensively for the Hornets. Dustin Harsch led the way with two solo tackles, nine tackle assists, one fumble recovery followed by Ed Baxter with five solo tackles, two tackle assists, Tim Shaw had three solo tackles, four tackle assists; Jeremy Walrath, one solo tackle, seven tackle assists; Dontae Williams, one solo tackle, six tackle assists; Willie Blackwell, two solo tackles, five tackle assists, one pass breakup, one fumble caused; Kyle Borden, six tackle assists; Colie Stone, five tackle assists; Jesse Tom, two solo tackles, three tackle assists; Shawn Tom, one solo tackle, three tackle assists; Pat Coolidge, three solo tackles; Pat Clark, two solo tackles, one tackle assist; Eric Miller, two solo tackles, one tackle assist; Jake Monks, one solo tackle, one tackle assist.