By: Nate Brown | Towanda Daily Review | September 20, 2014
MUNCY - The Muncy Indians jumped out to a big lead early over the visiting Canton Warriors as they celebrated a victory on their homecoming night.
Muncy used a balanced offense along with a stellar defense to dominate the Warriors as they posted the victory winning 35-6.
Muncy was led offensively by both sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Fry and senior running back, Dakota Nixon.
Fry went 6 for 13, throwing for 173 yards and a touchdown along with two thrown interceptions.
Nixon carried the football 21 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns on the evening.
Canton's offense was led by John Bowman, senior quarterback. Bowman went 7 for 20 throwing the football for 95 yards.
Tyler Cole and Noah Barnett shared the workload out of the backfield as they had 17 and 16 carries respectively. Cole had 37 yards running the football as Barnett had 35 and Canton's lone touchdown of the night.
Things were not looking good for Canton right from the start as they failed to field the opening kickoff as Muncy fell on the loose football to take possession of the first drive of the football game.
It was just the Indians' second drive when they found the end zone for the first time. Nixon took the handoff from Fry and exploded through a hole to his left produced by Muncy's offensive line and stumbled into the end zone nine yards later.
After forcing Canton for their second straight three-and-out to start the game, the Indians went back to work. After Maurice Brown rattled off a 24 yard run on a reverse, Muncy was eyeing a 14-0 lead. They would do just that as Nixon took the ball on the next play, rolled out to the right, broke multiple Warrior tackles and used a spin move to shrug off the final Warrior as he ran into the end zone for the second time. This one was good for 33 yards.
Canton would then use a few big plays to march all the way down to their own two-yard line as they looked to get back into the game. Just as things went for the Warriors Friday night, Cole fumbled the football, turning the ball over to the Indians.
The next Muncy drive was only one play long. Fry dropped back, threw a pass down the sideline as Brown settled under it. No one would be able to catch Brown as he turned on the burners and used his speed to score on an 88-yard touchdown reception.
Canton would then turn the ball over on downs. However, on the next play, Mason Moore would intercept Fry's pass.
Moore's efforts would be wasted as he would fumble on the very next play as Tyler Wagner of Muncy would fall onto the football.
Muncy would use the momentum of the fumble to find the end zone for the fourth time. On the first play of the drive, Fry would keep the ball himself as he headed up the middle and would eventually cross the goal line for a 19-yard touchdown run and a 28-0 Muncy lead heading into halftime.
Muncy would start the second half with the football but would be forced to punt. They would get the ball back after Canton was forced to punt on their first drive of the second half as well.
Again, the Warriors would intercept a Fry pass, this time, Theron Binford grabbed the pass intended by Fry for Brown. Again, the Warriors would fumble on the very next play as Barnett put the ball on the ground and Muncy would recover.
Just like before when the same situation happened, Muncy would capitalize and score a touchdown. It was Scott Appleman who pushed his way into the end zone for a one-yard rush. Christopher Tittman would connect on the point after attempt for the fifth time of the evening.
It was not until the first drive of the fourth quarter when Canton would find the end zone for the first and only time. Barnett would pound the ball in from four yards out, lunging forward to cross the plain for the Warriors' lone score of the night. Trevor Route's point after attempt was blocked.
The score would hold there for the remainder of the game at 35-6 in favor of the Muncy Indians.
Muncy will look for their third straight victory as they head to Loyalsock next Friday evening.
Canton will look to bounce back after consecutive losses as they host Wyalusing next Friday.