SAYRE — Chalk up another first for the Sayre football program.
BLOSSBURG — With the irony of the lights going out at a football game in Mansfield — home of the first night football game in history — and the NTL Championship still undecided, North Penn-Mansfield and Wellsboro packed their buses and headed to Island Park Saturday to settle the score.
ATHENS — Smashmouth football. That's been Sayre's strong suit all season long. Friday night, Athens was able to trump that with its own version of smashmouth football on the way to a 28-0 win.
The Cowanesque Valley Indians wrapped up their season with a 55-15 loss at Penns Valley on Friday night.
MANSFIELD — Ready for the NTL championship showdown — Brock vs. the Mighty Quinn — and the Morton Jones Trophy, fans went home in the dark after the lights, literally, went out at Van Norman Field at Mansfield University, temporary home for the Wellsboro football squad. The Hornets will have a 20-0 lead over North Penn-Mansfield as the game resumes at noon Saturday at Island Park in Blossburg.
TROY — In an old fashioned slug fest, the Troy Trojans won the 62nd version of the "Old Shoe" game by a 16-0 score over their rival Canton Warriors at a muddy Alparon Park last night.
TOWANDA — Just about the only thing that could stop The Black Knights on Friday night was themselves. Of their nine possessions, five ended in a touchdown and four ended in a turnover, but those five touchdowns were plenty to defeat the Wyalusing Rams in the 2016 Bronze Helmet game. With this 34-0 win, Towanda clinched a spot in the 2016 PIAA District Four playoffs. They will most-likely be taking on Southern Columbia in round one.
The Cowanesque Valley football team had to wait a few extra days to get their game in against Bucktail, but it didn't stop them from putting up a dominant performance.
BLOSSBURG — In a game that was postponed from Friday night, the North Penn Panthers rode a stingy defense to a 21-0 win over the visiting Troy Trojans yesterday afternoon at Island Park.
CANTON — Bad things happen to opposing teams if they let Athens' Kalen Keathley get loose. Canton found that out on the first play of the game on Saturday night.
TOWANDA — Towanda kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 21-14 win over Tunkhannock in non-league football action Saturday.
SAYRE — Its been a long time coming, but when it finally arrived it came in a hurry, as Sayre put 35 points on the board in the second quarter on the way to a Northern Tier League Division II-clinching 48-6 win over Columbia-Montour Vo Tech.
Wellsboro broke open a close game in the second half to beat Wyalusing 48-0 in NTL Division-I football action Saturday.
CANTON — From time to time in high school football, a large and talented group of players can end up in a single class in a program and when that class becomes seniors, there often are high expectations for that season.
TROY — In an evenly matched contest that saw six lead changes, the Towanda Black Knights prevailed 27-21 to spoil Troy's homecoming at Alparon Park last night.