Athens Hangs On For Win
By: Ed Weaver / September 14, 2007
With a 2 game winning streak to start the 2007 season, the Athens Wildcats came into town to face the 1-1 Hornets in a big week 3 matchup in the NTL. Athens, led by Junior Quarterback Shane Raupers, struggled early against a tough Hornet defense. Unlike last year, the Hornet defense played a solid first half of football, allowing only 52 yards of total offense.
The score remained knotted at zero until late in the third quarter, when Raupers converted a field goal. Athens scored again twice in the fourth quarter, once on a touchdown pass by Raupers and once on a defensive safety. Despite the 12-0 score, the Hornets played tough the entire night, and never gave up, despite getting banged up from a short week.
The Wellsboro JV team will travel to Athens Monday night, with kickoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Next week, Wellsboro will host the Sayre Redskins.