By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | November 4, 2017
BLOOMSBURG — Earlier this season Central Columbia came into Towanda and rolled to a victory over the Black Knights.
On Friday, the two teams met again in the District 4 playoffs, and Towanda was hoping for a much more competitive result.
The Black Knights got the closer game, but in the end Central, the fourth seed, defeated the fifth seeded Black Knights 20-6 to advance in the District 4, Class AA playoffs.
After a scoreless first quarter Central Columbia scored 14 second-quarter points in the win.
Jack Schechterly scored on a fumble recovery with 9:17 left in the half and Brendan Gregory kicked the extra point.
Central scored again in the final minute of the half as Isaac Gensemer scored on a two-yard run to make it 14-0.
Towanda came back in the third quarter with Tanner Kunkle scoring on a six-yard run with 1:15 left in the quarter. The kick failed and the Black Knights were within one score at 14-6 entering the fourth.
In the fourth quarter Gregory hit a pair of field goals, a 33-yarder with 5:24 left and a 36-yarder with 3:10 left to seal the win.
Gensemer ran for 98 yards on 24 carries with a score for Central and Trae Devlin ran for 47 yards and threw for 61 yards in the win.
Kunkle threw for 149 yards on 16-of-34 passing for Towanda and ran in the touchdown.
Luke Tama and Griffin Sites each had five grabs for 47 yards and Dalton Potter had three catches for 30 yards and Zerik Lochner had three catches for 25 yards.
Zane Neubert ran for 11 yards and Sites ran for nine, while Potter ran for seven.
Matt Fulton had two catches for 38 yards for Central Columbia.