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Towanda Edges Wellsboro In Overtime, 20-17
On Friday, september 22nd the Wellsboro Hornets hosted the Towanda Black Knights. The Black Knights seized the victory in overtime after a hard fought battle, 20-17.
Midway through the first quarter, Wellsboro’s Ryder Bowen took an outside handoff, rushing 35 yards to put the Hornets in scoring position. Bowen then received another handoff and punched it in for a Hornet touchdown. The point-after attempt was good, starting Wellsboro off with a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Black Knight Riley Vanderpool called his own number from Towanda’s 35 took it to the house.
The extra point failed, and Wellsboro maintained their lead 7-6 until the end of the half.
Third quarter, a great defensive hold inside the 10 by the Hornets forced the Black Knights Nathan Love back to kick. He split the uprights, giving the lead to the Black Knights 9-7.
With just over 3 mins remaining in the third quarter, Wellsboro’s Mareck Mascho rolled out right and sent the ball over the middle to Max Mascho, putting Wellsboro in a great position to score. Next, Bowen received the handoff, but was brought down on the goal line for a fumble. The Hornets’ Jonathna Carl recovered, scooping it up for the Wellsboro touchdown. Carl’s extra point was also good, putting the Hornets back in the lead, 14-9.
Fourth quarter – with 2 mins remaining in the game, the Black Knights fought their way up the field and Tahshon Garner punched the ball in for the score. After a flag, the Black Knights were lined up for the 2 point conversion on the 16 yard line. Vanderpool rolled wide right and slung a rocket at the corner of the end zone. Towanda’s Rylee Sluyter made the catch, giving the Black Knights the lead again, 17-14.
After a major battle in the red zone Towanda forced Wellsboro’s field goal team out. Carl’s kick was good, tying up the score with just 4.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
The game went into overtime. The Hornets started with the ball on the 10 yard line. On their Hornets’ second play a high snap led to a huge tackle for a loss, leaving Wellsboro 22 yards out. They completed a key pass, getting them back inside the 10 for the field goal, but the attempt was no good.
The Black Knights turned from the 10, Vanderpool took it up the center for a gain of 5. Next, he faked the handoff and hit the middle again, gaining a few and leaving the Black Knights on the goal line. A false start call brought the Knights back to the 6 yard line. Towanda tried the outside, but a swarm of Hornets held them back, forcing the field goal team. The Towanda kick was good, closing out overtime with the final score: Black Knights 20, Hornets 17.
Videography: John Vogt, Julianna Vogt
Video Editing: Ethan Chabala
Writing: Wyatt Wood
Anchor: Wyatt Wood
Produced by Vogt Media
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