Youth football regular season winds down
SHEFFIELD — The Warren Hurricanes faced off against the Kane Tornadoes on Sunday on Wolverine Mountain.
Kane entered with a 4-1 record as the second seed and continued its dominance.
On their first possession, the Tornadoes needed just one play to put points on the board, going up 6-0.
The Hurricanes defense couldn’t stop the Tornadoes offense the entire game.
The Hurricanes gave up a passing touchdown in the second quarter and went into halftime down 12-0.
The Tornadoes scored again on another long run over the left side in the third quarter to make it 18-0.
The Tornadoes punched in the final dagger with a 1-yard rush to seal the game with a decisive 24-0 win over the Hurricanes 24-0.
The Warren Hogs came into their last game of the season ready to play.
The Hogs started off strong, sustaining a long drive before turning the ball over to the Tornadoes.
The Hogs defense was lights-out all day and quickly forced a punt.
Ty Bryan connected with Wyatt Wilson on a quick slant in the second quarter. Wilson then broke a tackle and scampered 35 yards into the end zone putting the Hogs up 6-0 after the conversion was unsuccessful.
The score was 6-0 at halftime as both defenses played well.
The third quarter was also a defensive battle as neither team scored despite sustained drives.
In the fourth quarter, the Hogs offense came alive.
Bryan again connected with Wilson, who wouldn’t be denied as he fought off multiple defenders and broke free to the end zone for another 35-yard TD reception. The Hogs went for 2 and Bryan connected with Parker Kiser for the extra points putting the Hogs up 14-0.
On the following possession, the Hogs drove down the field and Bryan hooked up with Kiser on the left side for a 20-yard TD reception to put the nail in the coffin.
Ty Bryan finished the day with 185 yards passing and 43 yards rushing, three touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion pass.
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Thayne Gourley led the rushing attack with 51 yards rushing, Keegan Weissinger added 8 yards on two carries and Benny Matson added 3-yard rush.
Willson was the receiving leader with 104 yards and two touchdowns, Kiser added 71 yards receiving, a touchdown and a 2-point conversion reception, and Weissinger added a 10-yard reception.
The defensive shutout was led by Drake Brown, who had six total tackles and two tackles for a loss followed by Tucker Sanford and Wilson, who had five tackles apiece. Wilson added a clutch interception and tackle for a loss to his performance. Matthew Morse, Gaven Mealy and Kiser all had two solo tackles — one of Kiser’s was for a loss. Preston Reuff made a fumble recovery to set up a Hogs touchdown.
COUDERSPORT — The Warren Dawgs traveled to Coudersport on Saturday on a short week to play an undefeated Falcons team with the first seed in the playoffs on the line.
In a game defined by tight defense, the Dawgs lost a heartbreaker 2-0 to the Falcons.
The Dawgs defense kept the Falcons in check all game, preventing the Falcons from getting anything going offensively. The Dawgs outgained the Falcons 228 to 92 yards offensively, but untimely penalties and miscues led to missed opportunities on multiple red-zone trips.
Midway through the second quarter, the Falcons offense led their longest drive of the day. However, the Dawgs defense throttled down, and Bentlee Moore came up with an interception in the end zone and was tackled at the Dawgs’ 1-yard line. Two plays later, a shotgun snap sailed over the quarterback’s head and led to a safety.
The Dawgs offense was led by Tanner Stuart’s 10 yards passing and 97 yards rushing/receiving. Blake Peterson added 54 yards while Grant May posted 41 yards for the day. Collin Havers had 18 yards rushing, Connor Smith had 25 yards passing with 5 yards rushing, and Bentlee Moore added a 10-yard reception. Nate Harris rounded out the offensive attack with 3 yards rushing/receiving.
The Dawgs defense was led by Owen Damcott with 12 tackles and Stuart with 11 tackles and a sack. Peterson tallied seven tackles and a sack for the Dawgs, while Havers, Chase Raub and Jeremiah Lyon each added four tackles. Wesley Stevens Jr. and Moore each had three tackles. May, Brody Connolly, Clayton Hammerbeck and Liam Frederoski each had two tackles while Harris added one tackle.
Despite the loss, the Dawgs secured the second seed in the playoffs with their only losses on the season coming by a combined 8 points. The Dawgs finished the regular season with a 5-2 record, scoring 84 points on the season while only allowing 32 points.
The Dawgs will host the Smethport Lil Hubs on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Wolverine Mountain in Sheffield. The winner will play the winner of the Bradford Raptors and Coudersport Falcons for the league championship on Oct. 15.