Homecoming Weekend Showdown!
The Troy Trojans stopped by for a visit on Friday night to help Wellsboro celebrate Homecoming. The Hornet’s biggest game of the season ended with Wellsboro’s first regular season defeat since October 2012, when they lost to Towanda.
It all started with a great First Friday. People traveled to Wellsboro from throughout the region to shop and dine in one of the most beautiful towns in Pennsylvania. Next, the Homecoming parade was splashed with Wellsboro green. It was all great fun. You could tell that this year’s parade had that extra special touch. The amount of work that went into the parade by the community, especially the young people, was evidenced by all.
Clouds gathered, and the wind picked up a little, but the parade went off without a hitch. The rain held off and many who attended said that it was one of the best Homecoming parades ever! The march down main street demonstrated lots of school spirit and Wellsboro pride. There were little Hornets – and big ones too! The band played, the hometown cheered and the turnout was amazing.
Then the crowds (and the rain) headed for the High School for the BIG GAME between the HORNETS and the TROY TROJANS. The opening kickoff return by Nick Marple had Wellsboro starting first and ten at their own twenty-four yard line. A fifty yard bomb from Pietropola to Smethers moved the Hornets to the Trojan thirty-five. Pietropola then connected with Dylan Widows and the Hornets were knocking on the door. But the Troy defense held and the Trojans took over on downs.
As the rain came down in Wellsboro, the Trojans would go on to put a total of 17 points on the board and shut out the Hornets for the first time since since October 5th, 2012 when they lost to Athens 40-0.
When it was all over, Hornet’s Michael Brostrom displayed an amazing attitude, giving Home Page Corespondent Victoria Pearson a statement that should help us all press on to our next challenge with the right attitude of heart. (You can hear his statements in the video above.)
Adversity has a way of making people better and stronger. The Hornets are loaded with talent. We look forward to seeing what the rest of this season will bring as they advance through adversity.
Home Page would like to thank the Hornet’s quarterback, Michael Pietropola and running back Nick Levindoski for sharing their thoughts today in our video feature.
We’d also like to thank Ed Weaver for his indispensable help behind-the-scenes with stats and our website content management. Be sure to check out Ed’s incredible services at WellsboroAthletics.com and WellsboroFootball.com.
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