TROY - Things haven't gone exactly as planned for the Canton Warriors this year.
SAYRE - It was one of those games where one big play could win or lose the game for you. On a cold November night, Athens Senior quarterback, Colin Eby caught fire and led his team to a thrilling 12-6 victory over the Sayre Redskins. The Wildcats marched into Sayre hoping to claim the Rusty Rail on rivalry night.
The season came to an end for the Cowanesque Valley Indians with a 37-13 loss at Otto-Eldred on Friday, but for one Cowanesque Valley player it was a memorable night.
TOWANDA - The Towanda Black Knights wrapped up their undefeated regular season and assured themselves of home field advantage throughout the District 4 playoffs by hammering the Wyalusing Rams 31-0 Friday night in the traditional Bronze Helmet game. Both Dakota Roof and Travis Chesla ran for over 100 yards and scored a rushing touchdown, while Roof also passed to Cody Miller for one score, kicked a field goal, and was flawless on four extra point kicks. Towanda's remaining touchdown came on a run by Kodi Thompson.
MUNCY - Beau Parker scored his third touchdown with 8:41 left to play in the game. The score was his second long run of the game and gave Troy a 34-13 lead.
CANTON - The Canton Warriors played ball control offense and tough defense for 38 minutes, leading 14-0 in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the game lasts 48 minutes, and in those final 10 minutes, North Penn scored three times to seal a 17-14 victory.
Just 15 seconds into the game, Hughesville's sideline and fans cheered and went nuts as they saw Levi Oden go down the sideline 47 yards for a touchdown. They got used that, as the Spartans went on to score five more times in a 42-6 win over South Williamsport to give themselves at least a share of the Heartland Division III league title.
TOWANDA - Craig Dawsey will openly look you in the eye and tell you he's not stupid. He, and the rest of the Northern Tier League know the perception of the league, isolated by mountainous terrain in the Northern portion of District 4.
It was a play the Montoursville defense had seen all night against Danville. Mikeal Owens-Wright received a direct snap in the Wildcat formation and rushed to the outside. This time, though, there was a twist.
Every day at practice Gage Shumbat does everything he is asked, helping Williamsport in all areas while providing outstanding scout team looks. He does all this knowing his playing time might be minimal. He does it because all he cares about is winning.
HUGHESVILLE - Hughesville's D.J. Foresman had yet to throw his 50th pass this season, but every one of five he did throw went for a touchdown. He improved on that number Friday night.
Loyalsock two-way starting senior Don Kinney has had his hands full all season, averaging close to 10 tackles, catching big passes and delivering key blocks.
Wyalusing used two Frank Insinga touchdown runs to earn a 14-3 win over South Williamsport Friday to give the Rams at least a share of the NTL Small School title.
It was a game of momentum and Towanda put a stranglehold on it early when Athens lined up in punt formation with punter Justin Schlosser trying to haul in some air-mail as the snap went through the back of the end zone for the early 2-0 lead for Towanda with just 7:53 to go in the first.
BLOSSBURG - Two-way starters Andy Laychur and Cody Butler already were out with injuries, and Hughesville suffered another blow when linebacker/running back Blaine Johnson went down in the first quarter against North Penn. Hughesville trailed 7-6 at halftime and officially had reached a crucial point in what it hopes is a championship season.