Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shamokin wins in Mudbowl 2009

Shamokin Area picked up their second win of the season with a 39-20 win over Warrior Run played in the mud at Defender Stadium. The Turbotville area was drenched with a driving rainstorm during warm ups from about 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

On a night mistake-free football was at a premium, Shamokin got a kickoff return, an interception return, and held a plus three turnover ratio turning the ball over 3 times to the Defender's 6.

Brent Forbes rushed for over 100 yards in the first half and scored two touchdowns. Shamokin held a 20-0 lead early in the third quarter as Tim Boussan returned the second half kickoff for the score. Warrior Run run ceased momentum almost as fast with a scoring strike to Ian Adams on fourth down and the Defender had the ball deep in Shamokin territory after an Indian turnover.

Shamokin then capitalized on some Defender mistakes increased their lead to 33-7 and cruised for the victory.

It was the fourth straight week the area teams saw significant rain during a game on Friday. It was the third time this season a Shamokin Area football game lasted longer than 2 hours and 45 minutes.

District IV AA

Montoursville fell from the ranks of the unbeatens last night as Cody Haupt who was injured in the first half against Shamokin last week did not return for the second half. Haupt was around 1500 yards rushing for the season when the injury occurred and clearly a majority of the Warrior offense.

Who is the best team in AA? Hughesville, Danville, Mountoursville, Mount Carmel or Towanda. Each team has seen their highs and lows on the season but injuries are playing for the first four teams mentioned. One this is for sure who ever is healthy entering week number 11 will clearly be a favorite.

Upper Dauphin Falls

Upper Dauphin fell from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 26-6 loss to Millersburg last night. The loss now leaves Upper Dauphin one game ahead in the race for the TVC with games against Newport and Tri-Valley left. The Trojans were limited to one first down and 10 plays in the first half.

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