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Wyalusing football defeats Muncy.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | October 18, 2009

 

MUNCY - After the Canton Warriors fell to South Williamsport in the afternoon, the Wyalusing football team knew they could take the lead in the NTL small-school standings with a victory Saturday night.

Heading down to Muncy to take on the Indians for their homecoming game, the Rams scored two-second quarter touchdowns to turn a 6-0 deficit into a 14-6 halftime lead on their way to a 27-12 victory.

Muncy got on the board first as Ryan Hembury scored on a three yard run with 2:03 left in the first quarter. The extra point failed and it was 6-0 Muncy.

Wyalusing responded in the second quarter as Caleb Sheldon broke free for a 40 yard touchdown run with 9:11 left in the half. Paul Hugo hit the extra point and it was 7-6 Rams.

Wyalusing added to the lead with 2:58 left in the half when Reggie Davis scored on a two yard run. Hugo hit the extra point to make it 14-6.

In the third quarter the Rams extended the lead as Davis scored his second touchdown on the day, this one from a yard out with 2:36 left in the quarter to make it 20-6 after the extra point failed.

Muncy cut into the deficit with 9:43 left in the game as Trent Sellers hauled in a 12 yard touchdown from Matt Ring. The two-point try failed and it was 20-12 Wyalusing.

The Rams finished the scoring with just 43 seconds left on the clock as Frank Insinga ran in from two yards out. Patrick Smith hit the extra point to make the final scored 27-12.

Wyalusing got 89 yards rushing from David Pennell on 15 carries and Caleb Sheldon gained 49 yards on just four carries, while Davis had 61 yards on 13 carries. Insinga gained 41 yards on 12 carries and Dennis Reeve rushed for 37 yards on 15 carries as the Rams gained 277 yards on the ground in the game.

Hembury gained 166 yards on 28 carries to lead Muncy's rushing attack.

Davis was 1-for-2 passing for 37 yards, completing the pass to Bryan Brown. Ring was 4-for-8 for 40 yards for Muncy, with Sellers, Hembury, Chris Secules and Tad Lupold hauling in catches.

Tucker Allyn intercepted a pass for the Rams in the game and the Rams recovered three Muncy fumbles on the day, with Reeve picking up two of those fumbles and Pete Champluvier recovering a fumble.

Wyalusing is now 2-1 in small-school play. The Rams are at South Williamsport next Friday, before hosting Sayre the following week. No other small-school team in the league has less then two league losses this year. A win next week clinches at least a share of the small-school title for Wyalusing and back-to-back wins would give them the title outright.

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