By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | November 12, 2011
CATAWISSA R.R. - Sayre's first return trip to the District 4 playoffs since the early 90's didn't go in their favor as they fell to Southern Columbia 55-7 Friday.
Southern drove 65 yards in 11 plays for their first touchdown after taking the opening kickoff, with Matt Moore scoring on a one-yard run, but the key play of the early going came on Sayre's first play from scrimmage. The Tigers' Jake Becker stripped Nicholas Bostwick of the ball and ran 30 yards for a touchdown, quickly making the score 14-0.
Keith Day set up the next two scores. His 36-yard punt return to Sayre's 21 set up a 21-yard touchdown run by Moore, and he intercepted a pass on the next series, after a 40-yard kickoff return by the Redskins' Michael Bostwick.
That interception set up an efficient, four-play, 69-yard drive, in which quarterback Brad Fegley (8-for-8, 104 yards) completed three straight passes before Tyler Levan scored on a 30-yard run.
The Redskins had 35 players listed on their roster, but attrition has hit them hard, and they only had 21 players dressed for the game.
Fegley threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Casey Savitski early in the second quarter, and another interception by Day, again with a 36-yard return, set up another touchdown. Savitski ran 16 yards to the 14, and Levan went 14 yards to score on the next play.
Backup running back Adam Feudale scored the first of his two touchdowns before the first half was over, scoring on a five-yard run.
Feudale added a 34-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, after Sayre broke the shutout with a 30-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Kyc.
The win sets up a rematch of Southern's 42-25 win over the Line Mountain Eagles in the first game of the season, the only loss for the Eagles, a repeat scenario of the 2010 season for the teams.
While the Redskins had 132 yards on the ground they only put up 162 yards of total offense while Southern had 351 yards.
Kyc was the leading rusher for Sayre, with four carries for 42 yards. Jesse Dagutis had six carries for 26 yards, Albert Bodolus added 10 carries for 25 yards, Alex Lyons had five rushes for 22 yards and Lucas Simonis had eight carries for 21 yards.
Through the air Brad Felt was 3-for-11 for 30 yards with two picks. Lyons had two catches for 25 yards while Bernard Ketter had the other for five yards.
Levan led Southern with 68 yards rushing on four carries. Savitski had four catches for 71 yards, too.
Sayre finishes the season 5-6.