Select Your Destination

< Feature Stories >

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

The Eaton Calendar

Advice From UPMC Doc

National program lays wreaths on veteran's graves

Non-profit maintains humane, population-control through spay and neuter

Yellow Basket Shop hosting family event this weekend!

YMCA offers Join Fee discounts in local business partnership


Hornets defeat Troy, 54-13

Wellsboro football scores on 8 out of 9 possessions to top Troy


by Ed Weaver - September 26, 2016

The Wellsboro Varsity Football team rushed for 367 yards en route to a 54-13 win over Troy on Friday, September 23.

The win is Wellsboro’s fifth of the year (5-0, 5-0 NTL), and is the third time in 4 years under head coach Matt Hildebrand (33-7, .825%) that the Hornets have started 5-0.

“We talked all week to the kids about playing a complete game,” Hildebrand said. “We haven’t done that this year until tonight. We needed to come out firing on offense and put the ball in the end zone every time we had the football. Now we need to continue to do what we did tonight, start fast and finish the football game.”

The Hornets controlled the ball the entire night in their first dominant win of the season. Junior quarterback Quinn Henry also had his best night of the season with 5 combined touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing) along with accounting for 254 of Wellsboro’s 486 yards of total offense.

“He’s pretty dynamic with the football,” Hildebrand said of Henry. “It’s stuff that you can’t coach. He’s very comfortable out here (Mansfield University) and has played well on this field. I think he’s more dangerous on turf than he is on grass.”

After Troy’s opening drive, their longest of the night that featured a fake punt, the Hornets took right over after a missed field goal. Henry broke a run of 22 yards, followed by a 15 yard gain by junior Alex Kozuhowski. After an 11 yard run by Henry, Kozuhowski broke through the middle of the Troy defense for a 23 yard touchdown. Junior Nic Ingerick’s extra point was good, and the Hornets held a 7-0 lead with 6:28 remaining in the first quarter.

Troy’s next drive was stopped short by the Wellsboro defense, and again the Wellsboro offense went back to work. Henry picked up a gain of 21 down tot he Troy 34-yard line, then after a Troy penalty, Henry broke free for 29 yards for the score to make it 14-0 with 3:05 remaining.

Troy’s third drive ended in a turnover as Clark Jackson fumbled the ball away, but the Trojans got the ball back 4 plays later on a Henry interception. The possession would be short lived, however, as sophomore Hunter Brown recovered a Ja Wallace fumble to give the Hornets the ball. Again, Wellsboro capitalized on their excellent field position for another scoring drive. Henry picked up a gain of 21 on third-and-3 down to the Troy 10, then hit senior Parker Jones for another one-handed touchdown grab to push the score to 20-0 with 10:22 left in the first half.

The Hornets forced Troy to punt on their next drive, and put together an 8-play scoring drive. The Hornets featured junior Chase Moser on the drive, as he rushed 3 times for 32 yards to get inside the Troy 20. Henry then picked up 6 yards, sophomore Robert Brown picked up 3, then Henry scored his second rushing touchdown from 5 yards out with 4:26 left in then opening half. Wellsboro’s ensuing two-point conversion failed and the Hornets led, 26-0.

The Hornets added one more score before the half expired after another failed Troy drive. Henry picked up a gain of 18 yards before connecting with senior Brandon Lamphier for a 55 yard strike to make it 34-0 after Henry’s two-point conversion run with 1:39 remaining.

After halftime, Wellsboro picked up right where they left off with another scoring drive. The Hornets mixed runs by senior Dupree Hosey with a 10 yard pass from Henry to Lamphier before Henry hit senior David Straniere for 44 yards to make it 40-0 Hornets with 9:02 left in the third. Troy finally got on the scoreboard midway through the third as Wallace took a Jackson pass 70 yards to pay dirt to bring the score to 40-6.

Wellsboro increased their lead on their next drive that ended the third and started the fourth quarter. Hosey carried the ball the majority of the drive, gaining 43 yards on 9 carries, to bring the score to 47-6 with 11:58 remaining in the game.

Troy put together a 13-play drive down to the Wellsboro 30 on their ensuing drive, but Wellsboro stopped Troy on an incomplete pass on fourth down. The Hornet offense put together their final drive, a 3-play drive, immediately after. Hosey broke free of the Troy defense for a 66-yard gain down to the Troy 4, then two plays later senior Brody Coolidge punched the ball in from 2 yards out to make the score 54-6.

Troy added one more touchdown, a 4 yard run by Nate Martin, on their next drive to bring the final score to 54-13 Hornets.

Henry led the way for Wellsboro, completing 4-of-10 passes for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 135 yards and 2 scores on 10 carries. Hosey finished with 119 yards on 14 carries, and Moser ran 8 times for 44 yards. Kozuhowski finished with 38 yards on 2 carries, and Robert Brown rushed for 29 yards on 5 attempts. Lamphier caught 2 of Henry’s passes for 65 yards, Straniere caught 1 for 44, and Jones caught 1 for 10 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Jones led the team with 12 tackles, junior Collin Pietropola made 7 tackles and forced a fumble, Robert Brown made 6 tackles, Hunter Brown had 4 tackles, and Coolidge added 3 tackles and a sack. For the year, the Hornets have surrendered 27 points (5.4 per game), and have held opponents to 137.2 yards of offense in 5 games.

For Troy, Jackson was 5-for-13 passing for 87 yards, Zachary Zimmerman rushed 15 times for 83 yards, and Wallace caught 2 passes for 86 yards.

Next up for the Hornets are the Muncy Indians (2-3), who lost 23-22 to Sayre. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 on Friday, September 30 at Mansfield University’s Karl Van Norman Field.


Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver

Videography: Andrew Moore, Cody Getz, John Vogt

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: Ed Weaver

Anchor: Ed Weaver

Correspondent: Sam Moss, Steve Adams


Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by Dunham’s Dept Store, Xtreme Internet

< Current Stories >


See More Current Stories


Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 26, 2020


Q&A with Laurel Health Centers' Angela Dixon, CRNP

September 25, 2020


Back to Basics with Pastor TJ Freeman

September 24, 2020


The Eaton Calendar - Update

September 23, 2020


Hornets end 10-game losing streak with Athens

September 23, 2020


Will you help walk dogs, clean, or play with kittens?

September 22, 2020


Panthers top Hornets 17-14 on Senior Night

September 21, 2020


Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 19, 2020


Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date

September 18, 2020


National program lays wreaths on veteran's graves

September 18, 2020


Non-profit maintains humane, population-control through spay and neuter

September 17, 2020


Yellow Basket Shop hosting family event this weekend!

September 16, 2020


YMCA offers Join Fee discounts in local business partnership

September 15, 2020


Hildebrand scores win 67 in 48-6 victory over CV

September 14, 2020


Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 12-13, 2020


Our love and care for one another became our focus as a nation.

September 11, 2020


Masking advice from Dr. Clark of Laurel Health Centers

September 10, 2020


Step Outdoors and run, kayak & bike across Hills Creek!

September 9, 2020


A local manifestation of John 17:20-23

September 8, 2020


Communities invited to celebrate at local branches

September 7, 2020


Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

September 5, 2020


Take a tour of this cozy Hickory Terrace townhouse!

September 4, 2020


There's plenty of space and potential in this lovely ranch!

September 3, 2020


Arcadia Theatre reopens Sept. 3 with safety measures

September 2, 2020


COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, including education

September 1, 2020


March and service in Mansfield honors frontline workers

August 31, 2020


Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

August 29, 2020


Hybrid Child Care Program aids parents during school year

August 28, 2020


This special fundraiser is almost over!

August 27, 2020


Complete Count Committee updates community on census

August 26, 2020


Load More Stories