By: Kyle McDuffee | Towanda Daily Review | October 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy Kyle McDuffee
ATHENS — The Athens Wildcats would light the scoreboard up on a brisk fall night against Cowanesque Valley as they earned a 64-10 NTL win.
Athens would start the scoring on the opening kick off with a nice 65-yard return touchdown by Kalen Keathley putting the score at 7-0.
After a fumble by Cowanesque Valley on their third play of the game, Athens would take advantage of the mistake and turn it into a two-play touchdown run by Peyton Lewis putting Athens up 14-0.
After a three-and-out by CV, Wildcat quarterback Aaron Barry would find Austin Lister for a 26-yard passing touchdown putting Athens up 21-0.
At this point Athens was never going to look back.
After another three-and-out by Cowanesque Valley, Athens' Barry would connect again with Lister for a 33-yard touchdown play putting Athens up 28-0 with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter. Athens would bring in Justin Reagan to quarterback and he continued the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Keathley for a touchdown, ending the first quarter with the score Athens 35-0. In the second quarter Athens' Zack Sheppeck had a nice run of 43 yards for a touchdown putting Athens up 42-0 at the 10:08 mark.
Cowanesque Valley would score on their next two possessions with a Connor Calaman 1-yard touchdown run and a Joey Brown 22-yard field goal ending the first half at 42-10.
In the third quarter Athens would score a safety on a tackle in the Cowanesque Valley end zone on a nice play by Gabe Sporn putting the score at 44-10. After a free kick Athens would go right down the field again and score on a Keathley 1-yard rushing touchdown putting the score at 50-10. Luke Newman would end the third quarter with another 3-yard rushing touchdown putting the score at 57-10.
Athens would cap the night on Nick Watkins' rushing touchdown of 8 yards ending the game 64-10.
Jayne had 59 yards on eight carries while Sheppeck had 59 yards on two. Nick Watkins would add 49 yards on seven carries while Nate Bradley had eight touches for 40 yards.
All in all Athens saw 12 different players run the ball on the evening.
Barry finished 3-for-3 for 69 yards and two touchdowns while Reagan was 3-for-5 for 16 with the one score.
Lister had three catches for 69 yards.
Calaman led CV with 79 yards on eight carries while Colton Vinluan was 5-for-10 passing for 48 yards with a pick.
Joey Brown had four catches for 40 yards.
Athens will play Troy next week while CV faces Canton.