Around the world: Week 5

Bucktail’s Braylon Fantaski runs throughout a game this yr. The Bucks (1-2) are at Sheffield tonight.

Wyalusing at Montgomery

Montgomery (1-3) performed a powerful second half in opposition to rival Muncy last week and will take some momentum into tonight’s recreation against an evenly matched opponent. The Red Raiders and Wyalusing each are two of the district’s younger groups and played an in depth game last yr with the Rams winning, 19-14. Montgomery gained its first recreation two weeks ago against Cowanesque Valley and various other gamers produced sturdy second halves at Muncy.

Freshman quarterback Parker Persing seemed good as Montgomery utilized a short passing recreation final week and completed 14 of 21 passes. Nevin Beachel ran hard and gained a career-high 92 yards and Caden Finck caught a 13-yard landing. Freshman Ethan Tupper caught six passes and sophomore Hayden Wilt added four receptions. Peyton Hartman returned from touchdown and varieties a good linebacking combination with all-stater Weston Pick.

Wyalusing has lost two straight since blanking Spencer Van Etten, 14-0, in Week 2. Alex Hunsinger ran for 126 yards on 28 carries in that sport and Ayden Hunsinger added 74 yards. Joey Gonsauls returned a kickoff 87 yards for a landing towards Athens and ran for 106 yards and a touchdown in last week’s 44-12.

Central Columbia at


Lewisburg is hoping to turn things round after three consecutive losses in opposition to groups who’re a combined 10-2. The Green Dragons (0-4) were seven seconds from victory two weeks ago in opposition to Montoursville and lost their opener towards Shamokin so their report is a number of performs from trying lots totally different. Believe it or not, too, this recreation might have big playoff implications. Eight of the 10 District 4 Class AAA teams qualify for the postseason and Central at present holds the No. 6 seed. Lewisburg might make a major move up from its ninth place with a victory tonight.

Quarterback Wade Young is having a good season and the senior leads the staff in speeding and also threw the ball nicely in opposition to Montoursville. He went over 1,000 yards last season and hit Cam Michaels with a touchdown two weeks in the past. Quin Michaels returned an interception for a rating in that sport and Jack Blough added another interception. Blough leads all area tight ends in catches and produced 75 yards towards Shamokin.

Central has lost three straight since a thrilling overtime win towards Shikellamy within the season opener. The Blue Jays forced additional time with a last-second touchdown in that sport and made a game-saving cease on an tried 2-point conversion of additional time. Greyson Shaud moved to quarterback last week in opposition to Montoursville and threw for 171 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns. Eli Book caught 4 passes for 94 yards and two scores.

Milton at Holy Redeemer

Milton (3-1) misplaced its first sport per week ago against powerhouse Mount Carmel and is hoping to bounce back Saturday night time in opposition to an improved Royals group. The Black Panthers are preventing for a house District 4 Class AAAA playoff game and enter the weekend third within the standings, trailing Jersey Shore and Selinsgrove. They performed dominant defense the first three weeks, producing two shutouts, and led Mount Carmel at halftime per week in the past.

Quarterback Cale Bastian totaled 258 yards towards Mount Carmel, working for a career-high 157 yards. Mason Rowe also ran for a 23-yard touchdown. Xzavier Minium is Milton’s Swiss Army knife, playing all three skill positions throughout his scholastic profession and scoring as a runner, receiver and defensive again this season. Freshman working again Monty Fisher took a punt back for a touchdown in opposition to Midd-West and the protection allowed fewer than 100 yards per recreation in its first three video games.

Holy Redeemer (2-2) is coming off a controversial 22-20 loss at Lake Lehman in which it was penalized 26 times, together with getting hit with 4 unsportmanslike conduct penalties on what it thought was a game-clinching fourth down cease. The Royals (2-2) have made massive strides this season, scoring a whopping 123 points in wins against Holy Cross and Tunkhannock. Quarterback Jacob Hunter threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns in opposition to Lake Lehman and harmful receiver Zach Perta caught seven passes for 149 yards and two scores. Webb has thrown for 572 yards this season and Josh Wesneski has run for 202 yars and 5 touchdowns.

Wellsboro at Towanda

Wellsboro (0-4) is off to its worst begin in additional than a decade but the report is deceiving by means of the team’s potential. The Hornets have misplaced three shut games during which they both led or have been tied at halftime, including one-score losses in opposition to Montoursville and Muncy. Their opponents also have been tough and have a combined 13-2 report. Wellsboro nonetheless has time to turn things around and reach the postseason for a ninth time in 10 seasons.

Defensive lineman Cameron is having another massive season and leads the staff with 44 tackles a year after averaging more than 10 per sport. Sophomore linebacker Ryder Bowen is approaching sturdy and made 17 tackles in final week’s 23-13 loss towards Athens. Hayes Campbell and Joe Brown additionally added 10 tackles every. Brown leads the world in catches with 19 and quarterback Conner Adams has totaled 562 yards and seven touchdowns. Jack Poirier turned two catches into 138 yards and two touchdowns against Muncy.

Towanda (1-3) has lost three straight since opening the season with a powerful 34-13 win against North Penn-Mansfield. Sophomore running again Rylee Vanderpool ran for a District 4-high 279 yards and two touchdowns that evening and quarterback Grady Flynn rushed for 3 scores.

Bucktail at Sheffield

Bucktail (1-2) will be trying to beat Sheffield for a second time this season after opening the year with a 42-12 win against it. Bucktail has moved the ball well in all three video games and is fifth amongst area groups in yards per recreation, averaging 338 yards per game. The offensive line has shined and Brody Pentz, Braylon Fantaski and Tanner Pettingill all have greater than 220 yards. All three even have produced 100-yard games. Pentz threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for one more in final week’s 52-32 loss at Otto-Eldred. He additionally ran for a career-high 125 yards.

Fantaski is dangerous as a runner or receiver and has hauled in touchdown catches of 90 and 25 yards this season. Brett Mason also caught a 20-yard touchdown final week. The Bucks held Sheffield (0-3) to 193 yards within the first game and Fantaski returned an interception for a touchdown. Bucktail successfully controlled the road and clock that night, speeding for 333 yards. Sheffield’s Jeremiah Richardson ran for 91 yards and a landing in that recreation, while quarterback Colby Barr added 40 yards and a landing. The Wolverines have been limited to 18 factors in their first three games.

Northwest at Warrior Run

Because Warrior Run (0-4) is possibly the district’s youngest groups, progress sometimes has to be measured by things other than the scoreboard. And meaning last week’s loss at Hughesville was a step in the best path. Warrior Run confirmed marked defensive improvement, permitting a season-low 216 yards and three offensive touchdowns. Turnovers have been a problem and Warrior Run leads the district with 16, but so many young players are exhibiting promise and getting vital enjoying time which could pay massive dividends down the street.

Sophomore Carter Marr caught 5 passes for 84 yards against Hughesville and fellow sophomore Colby Lebarron ran for 60 yards and a touchdown. Lebarron is having a strong season and likewise made a career-high 11 tackles as did freshman Tyler Ulrich. Sophomore Isaiah Betz collected a sack and sophomore Samuel Hall added an interception. Junior quarterback Ryan Newton threw for 126 yards and is pursuing a second straight 1,000-yard season.

Northwest (4-0) is second within the District 4 Class A playoff standings and has been torching opponents with its explosive offense. Quarterback Carter Hontz has thrown for a district-best 13 touchdowns and 941 yards. He additionally has run for 278 yards and seven touchdowns. Jake Bobersky leads the staff in speeding with 297 yards and six touchdowns. Derek Dietz is likely considered one of the district’s most harmful receivers and is averaging 38.5 yards per catch, scoring on a 95-yard landing. He has totaled 423 yards and seven touchdowns on his 11 catches.

Central Mountain at Shamokin

Central Mountain (0-4) confirmed defensive improvement final week and intercepted two passes against undefeated Mifflinburg. The Wildcats also are beginning to set up themselves extra up front and Rocco Serafini has elevated his dashing complete in each of the last three video games. Serafini gained a career-high 160 yards towards a Mifflinburg protection which has allowed simply 28 points in 4 games. Junior extensive receiver has caught 14 passes and Dominic Longworth and Kevin Grenninger every have had sturdy receiving games as first-year starting quarterback Brady Myers settles in.

Central Mountain has damage itself with turnovers, averaging three per game. The protection has played nicely in losses to Mifflin County and Shikellamy, holding those groups to 37 combined factors and Mifflin County to 206 yards.

Shamokin (1-3) has lost three straight video games however was two yards from beating Selinsgrove per week ago earlier than falling, 10-7 in extra time when a 20-yard area aim was no good. Shamokin additionally gave Mifflinburg a battle in Week 3, scoring 14 straight second-half points to tie the game earlier than losing, 35-21. Running again Knowledge Artis-Jones is having a good season and went over 100 yards towards Lewisburg within the opener before gouging Mifflinburg for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Central Mountain has received consecutive thrilling video games towards Shamokin, rallying in the second half each time and making a last-second, goal-line stand in a 35-34 win final year.

Cowanesque Valley

at Waverly, New York

CV (0-4) is a young team that’s creating some pleasure with huge plays. The Indians have scored on long touchdowns in three of their 4 video games and sophomore Fletcher Good is having a brilliant season. Good topped 100 yards rushing and receiving last week towards South Williamsport and has totaled 534 yards and six touchdowns thus far. He also returned a kickoff 80 yards for a landing towards Montgomery.

Good types a strong backfield tandem with fellow sophomore Tim Freeman who ran for 1,136 yards and 12 touchdowns final year. He also threw a landing to Good last week. First-time starting quarterback Graham Hess performed his finest sport, finishing all five of his passes for 112 yards and a landing.

Waverly is a substitute for Sayre which had more players and similar expertise to CV, however but canceled its varsity season last August 4. Waverly (3-0) has outscored its first three opponents, 118-47, and is coming off a 52-34 win over Newark Valley. Quarterback Joey Tomasso has thrown for 634 yards and 6 touchdowns and three totally different running backs have more than 100 yards. Jay Pipher has 18 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns. Waverly went 10-1 final season.

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