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Middle School Hornets edge Muncy

Middle School Hornets edge Muncy

By: Ed Weaver  /  October 5, 2018

A week after thumping Wyalusing 42-8 on the road, the Wellsboro Middle School Football team edged Muncy 29-28 at home on Thursday, October 4.

"I am proud of the resiliency our kids showed today," said head coach Shane Mascho. "We were able to keep fighting back from a deficit and found a way to win. Our defense kept some points off the board on conversions and that made the difference in the game."

After a scoreless first quarter the Indians got on the scoreboard first and hit the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Wellsboro came back and tied the game up on a Conner Adams touchdown and Spencer Wetzel two-point run. Muncy would go back in front later in the quarter on a run and took a 14-8 lead, after missing the two-point conversion, at halftime.

Wellsboro came out in the second half and took the lead on a 5-yard run by Joseph Brown. The extra point split the uprights and Wellsboro led 15-14.

Muncy again took back over on another run but again failed to convert the two-point attempt for a 20-15 lead.

Brown found the end zone again from 3 yards out to cap the third quarter scoring and give the Hornets a 21-20 lead.

Both teams scored in the fourth quarter, with Muncy finding the end zone first and converting the two-point attempt to give them a 7 point, 28-21 lead. Wellsboro, however, pulled off the win as Adams hit Will Kibler on a 10-yard pass to get within a point. Wellsboro went for two for the win and Adams ran it in to keep the Hornets undefeated.

Wellsboro (5-0) is back in action next Thursday, October 11 on the road in Athens.


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