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Towanda rolls to victory over Cowanesque Valley.

 

By: Eric Monahan | Towanda Daily Review | September 15, 2007

 

WESTFIELD - Towanda's Adam Harris had 125 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground to lead the Black Knights to a convincing 53-6 win over Cowanesque Valley Friday night.

Harris had 112 yards and all four touchdowns in the first half of a game that saw Towanda build a 40-6 half time lead.

The Black Knights started the scoring when they held Cowanesque to a three and out, and scored when Harris took a handoff and went 24 yards for his first score of the night with 8:50 left to play in the first quarter. Dakota Roof tacked on the extra point to make it 7-0.

Harris added another score five minutes later when he ran in from four yards out and Roof added the point after for a 14-0 Towanda lead with 2:26 left in the opening period.

The Black Knights then took advantage of great field position after they blocked an Indian punt before Harris plunged in from one yard out to make it a 20-0 Towanda lead after the point after kick attempt failed.

Towanda increased its lead to 27-0 when Cameron Sullivan scored on a three-yard run with 5:00 left before the half.

Tyler Wilson got the Indians on the board when he returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards down the left sideline for a score, his second in as many weeks as he also returned a kick for a score last week against Athens.

That was all the scoring the Indians would manage, as the Black Knight defense held the Indians to just 80 yards of total offense.

"The offense and defense played well," Towanda head coach Craig Dawsey said. "We're getting better, we just have to cut down on the stupid penalties."

After Wilson's return, Towanda went right back to work as Harris ran in again, this time from 10 yards out and Roof added the point after for a 34-6 lead.

After the score, Towanda held Cowanesque to a three-and-out to force a punt before RJ Baker took the punt off a bounce and weaved through the Indians coverage team for a 60 yard touchdown and a 40-6 halftime lead.

At the start of the second half, it began to rain heavily and lightning stopped play early in the third quarter. After about a 45-minute delay, play resumed with a running clock. Jake Lamphere found Nate Thompson open for a 26 yard scoring strike with 9:57 left to play in the third for a 47-6 Towanda lead.

Cody Miller then put the finishing touches on the game returning an interception 20 yards for a touchdown with 1:48 left to play.

"There are some things we can fix," Dawsey said. "I was happy the way we ran the ball. We got Canton next week and their a good scrappy team. We need to play a mistake free game."

The Black Knights, now 3-0 overall on the season and 2-0 in the NTL Large School Division, will host the 3-0 Warriors next Friday. The Indians, now 0-3 overall on the season and 0-3 in the NTL Large School Division, will travel to Montgomery next Friday.