Select Your Destination

< Feature Stories >

Tigers Fall Short Against Troy

Basketball game to benefit local UPMC Cancer Center

On The Pulse Has A Birthday!

Hamilton-Gibson unites singers of honor of MLK Jr

The Eaton Calendar - January 21

Explore the past through artifacts, genealogy and more!

Momentum Music Services celebrates 15 year anniversary!

Exercise Happier, Not Harder!

This Tudor-style on 25 Bacon St. has many surprises!


Hornets Top Rams, 48-14, to Win 7th Straight Game

Hornets overcome slow start, turnovers to beat Wyalusing


by Ed Weaver - October 21, 2019

Despite 4 first half turnovers the Wellsboro Varsity Football team won their 7th straight game after defeating Wyalusing 48-14 on Saturday, October 19.

“We had an extra day to prepare this week and weather wise we gave them a day off and looking back I’m kinda of second guessing myself,” head coach Matt Hildebrand. “I take the blame for how we started today. I’m definitely not happy with how we came out of the gates but the response in the second half was more of our brand of football.”

The Hornets started with back-to-back runs down into Wyalusing territory, then the Rams came up with the first of 4 interceptions in the half. After forcing the Rams to punt their ensuing drive ended in another interception.

Again the Hornets kept Wyalusing from gaining any yards and forced another punt. This time the Hornets were able to put together a scoring drive. After runs by seniors Silas Wagaman and Logan Henry moved Wellsboro down inside the Wyalusing red zone, sophomore Isaac Keane found senior Jacob Trowbridge down the the Wellsboro 2 as the 1st quarter came to an end. As the 2nd quarter started, Henry would put Wellsboro on the scoreboard with a 1-yard touchdown run.

Wellsboro added to their lead after forcing another Rams punt. This time senior Alex Burrell fought his way into the end zone from a yard out to put the Hornets up 14-0 midway through the quarter. Wyalusing answered back just 20 seconds later on a 74-yard pass from Mitchell Burke to Shane Fuhrey to cut the lead to 14-6.

Wellsboro held that lead the rest of the half then went on a scoring binge to begin the third quarter.

After holding the Rams on their opening 2nd half drive, and after a short punt, sophomore Darryn Callahan took over and scored back-to-back touchdowns, one from 3 yards out and one from 36 yards out, to put Wellsboro up 28-6 with 6:14 to play. Burrell then added one more score on a 12 yards pass from Keane with just over a minute to go in the quarter.

The Hornets scored for the fourth time of the half on a 10-yard run by freshman Conner Adams to make it 42-6. Wyalusing cut the lead to 42-14 as Burke found Kashawn Cameron on an 84-yard bomb with 7:42 remaining. Adams later capped the scoring on a 9-yard run with 23 seconds to go.

The Hornets had success on the ground all afternoon as they accumulated 508 yards rushing from 11 different ball carriers. Callahan led the way with 125 yards on 10 carries, Henry finished with 91 yards, senior Aidan Hauser rushed 6 times for 56 yards, Wagaman had 52 yards on 4 carries, Adams had 47 yards, junior Nick Smith carried the ball 9 times for 29 yards, sophomore Kanan Keck had 25 yards on 6 attempts, Keane rushed 3 times for 12 yards, and freshmen Connor Burrell and Will Kibler each rushed once for 16 yards.

“It speaks volumes of our offensive line,” Hildebrand continued. “They’ve really come together, they’re seniors, but some of them didn’t see a lot of time before this year but they have really come together as a group. Coach (John) Johnston has done a teriffic job with them.”

Next week the Hornets (8-1, 6-1 NTL Large School Division) travel to Blossburg to take on rival North Penn-Mansfield (4-5, 3-3 NTL Large School Division) for the Morton F. Jones Trophy. Wellsboro holds a 37-19 series lead and have won 6 out of the last 7 games.

“We have to have a really good week of practice and having as many seniors as we do it means a lot to the guys. They’ve played in this game 3 years now and lost last year. That’s still burning with them and they want to bring the trophy back home their senior year. We’ll have a good week of practice, I don’t expect anything less, and go over there to play some good football and bring it back home.”


Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver

Videography: Andrew Moore, Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Ethan Chabala

Writing: Ed Weaver

Anchor: Ed Weaver

Correspondent: Steve Adams, John Kotz


Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, Red Skillet

< Current Stories >


See More Current Stories


Mansfield's 22-point 3rd quarter not enough in 52-47 loss

January 27, 2020


Basketball game to benefit local UPMC Cancer Center

January 27, 2020


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

January 25, 2020


You may be more gifted than you realize - how do you share?

January 24, 2020


Congratulations to On the Pulse on their one year anniversary!

January 23, 2020


Introducing Bethany's latest obsession!

January 23, 2020


Burleigh wins 300th career game in 66-60 win over Wellsboro

January 22, 2020


Hamilton-Gibson unites singers of honor of MLK Jr

January 22, 2020


The Eaton Calendar - Update

January 21, 2020


Lady Tigers hit 7 threes in 45-30 win over Lady Hornets

January 21, 2020


Choral celebration of the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2020


Explore the past through artifacts, genealogy and more!

January 20, 2020


High school program offers students college course enrollment

January 17, 2020


Local students perform Disney fantasy musical favorite

January 16, 2020


Take a step back in time at this historic Victorian inn

January 15, 2020


Momentum Music Services celebrates 15 year anniversary!

January 14, 2020


Exercise Happier, Not Harder!

January 13, 2020


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

January 11-12, 2020


This Tudor-style on 25 Bacon St. has many surprises!

December 24, 2019


Wellsboro turns 23-0 1st quarter run into 7th win of season

January 9, 2019


Dr. Weiner's 3 things you should know about vaccines

January 8, 2020


Large, beautiful property on 63 Hildbolt Rd in Wellsboro

January 7, 2020


In 2019, six organizations were presented with a total of $2,500

January 6, 2020


This simple act can be free, yet rewarding beyond measure.

January 6, 2019


It's a new year, but can it be a new you?

January 1, 2020


Home Page Staff share their favorite features of 2019

December 26 - January 6, 2019


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at HPN!

December 24 - 25, 2019


Mansfield Destroyers Hit It Out Of The Park!

December 23, 2019


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

December 21, 2019


Pastor Rhonda Spencer shares how she became cancer free!

December 20, 2019


Load More Stories