ATHENS — Coming into Friday night's Northern Tier League Division I contest, Wellsboro had allowed two opponents just 90.5 yards and no points per game.
TROY — The Jersey Shore Bulldogs used a proficient passing attack and a quick, aggressive defense to overpower the Troy Trojans by a score of 52-7 at Alparon Park last night.
BLOSSBURG — North Penn got two first quarter touchdowns, and their defense pitched a first-half shutout, in a 32-14 win over Wyalusing in a battle of 2-0 teams.
Central Columbia racked up 526 total yards as they picked up the win over Towanda on Friday 48-0.
Cowanesque Valley got a big game from Matt Barber as they picked up an NTL Small School football win Friday.
TOWANDA — Towanda ran away from Bucktail 51-12 to win their home opener in NTL football action Friday.
SAYRE — Sayre managed to keep up the momentum against Wellsboro for the majority of their matchup.
With less than thirty seconds on the clock, fourth down and down by eight, Canton's Ridge Moore heaved a 50/50 pass to the two-yard line where his teammate Byron Matthews made a miracle catch while diving back to the ball for 24 yards.
TROY — Troy moved to 2-0 on the season with a 48-14 thumping of the visiting Muncy Indians at Alparon Park Friday. The Trojans were led by junior quarterback Clark Jackson who rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns while completing 5-8 passing attempts including an 18 yard score.
BLOSSBURG — Those football fans expecting a high-scoring affair might have been disappointed, but real football fans enjoyed a John Madden-like slobber-knocker as North Penn gutted out an 18-6 victory over Athens in what turned out to be a war of wills and attrition.
WYALUSING — For 35 years Ray Raffin roamed the sidelines at Wyalusing.
The Troy Trojans began the season with a win, jumping out to a 20-0 halftime lead on their way to a 40-7 win at Bucktail.
The Black Knights got a big defensive play in the first quarter, but Mahanoy scored 31 points as they beat Towanda 31-14 in the season opener for both football teams.
CANTON — No matter who ran the ball for Wellsboro Friday they seemed to be going down hill.
WESTFIELD — On a warm summer night in Westfield the 2016 season began for Athens and Cowanesque Valley with high hopes only to see the Indians falter to a 56-6 loss that featured turnovers, turnover, and more turnovers.