WESTFIELD - With the leaves turning colors and cool nights here, the time seemed right for an old-fashioned slobber-knocker, as John Madden used to say. In a hard-hitting contest, the Redskins defeated the Indians by a 28-14 margin.
Most know Michael Pietropola as Wellsboro's starting quarterback.
SAYRE - With his offense struggling in back-to-back losses, Sayre coach Larry Hanafin went back to the drawing board.
ATHENS - Athens coach Jack Young has always said good teams need to win ugly. Mission accomplished.
CATAWISSA - Three consecutive South Williamsport punts covered just 41 total yards in the first half on Friday night.
TOWANDA - Homecoming last night in Towanda ended with a 33-0 win over the visiting North Penn Panthers for the Black Knights. It could be said that the win came easily for Towanda, but with multiple flags, fumbles and turnovers, the home team fought their battle in order to out-play North Penn.
TURBOTVILLE - Electric. Poised. Persistent. Those are just a few of the adjectives one could use in describing the Muncy pass game on Friday night.
TROY - The Troy Trojans took to the ground early and often on their way to drubbing the Wyalusing Rams 48-0 at home Friday night.
BLOOMSBURG - A year ago, Matt Boone played quarterback in a wide-open Montgomery offense, putting up big numbers and averaging 26 passes per game. He now plays in a South Williamsport run-oriented offense, throwing 18 fewer passes per game.
TROY - After quite the devastating loss on the road last week, the Trojans came back full force last night to reel in their second victory of the season against the visiting Sayre Redskins, 37-7.
BLOSSBURG - The North Penn Panthers outlasted the Canton Warriors at home Friday night, scoring a 26-21 win over the visitors in wet and dreary conditions.
RENOVO - Bucktail and Wyalusing put on a game Friday night at Dwyer Memorial Field in which the Bucks and Rams played a throwback style not often seen anymore with stretch the field offenses. Bruising backs, goal-line stands and a wild ending would prove to have the Bucks earn their first win of the season and leaving the Rams to be wondering what went wrong in Farwell.
Towanda - The Black Knights opened their NTL schedule with a big win over a familiar foe in the Athens Wildcats last night by a score of 43-14. For the past decade or so, the NTL championship has gone to one of these two powerhouse programs, but the Knights showed early on that they had the upper hand in this year's match up.
The hosting Wyalusing Rams used an effective running attack to take down the visiting Sayre Redskins 21-0. The Rams totaled 294 yards on the ground carving their way to the endzone three different times.
ATHENS - North Penn coach Tom Dickinson loves it when a plan comes together, especially when it results in a 44-20 win over NTL rival Athens here Friday night at Alumni Stadium.