Posted 9/15/15 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Devon Wilharm ran for three first-half touchdowns and returned a punt in the first quarter for another Friday and Tioga smothered struggling New Town, 44-0.
Wilharm ran for touchdowns of 94, 40 and 3 yards. His punt return touchdown was 56 yards.
Carsen Canfield added a 36-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and Jacob Porras returned the opening kickoff for a 73-yard touchdown for Tioga (2-2, 2-1 Region 6).
The Pirates gained 323 total yards on 36 plays. New Town gained 35 yards.
The Eagles went into the game ranked last in Region 6 in scoring offense (12.0) and scoring defense (67.5).
Tioga returns to action Friday when the Pirates make the short trek to Ray for the Jays’ homecoming game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tioga 44, New Town 0
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
New Town 0 0 0 0
Tioga 30 14 0 0
Tioga -- Jacob Porras 73 kick return (Devon Wilharm kick), 11:44.
Tioga-- Wilharm 56 punt return (Wilharm kick), 9:29.
Tioga -- Safety, 5:15.
Tioga -- Carsen Canfield 36 run (Wilharm kick), 4:55.
Tioga -- Wilharm 3 run (Wilharm kick), 2:05.
Tioga -- Wilharm 40 run (Parker Jackson kick), 10:44.
Tioga -- Wilharm 94 run (Jackson kick), 7:44.
Jays fall to Trenton
Senior Atati Mita returned a punt for a touchdown for the second time this season, but Ray fell to Trenton-Trinity Christian, 62-43, for its second loss of the season Friday evening in Ray.
“We knew going into the game we did not want to get in a track meet with them, as they have better team speed than we do,” Ray coach Steve Perdue said. “We hope to bounce back this week and continue to move forward as a football team.”
Junior Waylen Hale had three touchdowns to help give the Jays (2-2, 2-1 Region 6) a 35-28 lead over Trenton (1-3, 1-2 Region 6) in the third quarter.
TD passes of 27 and 28 yards from Austin Smith to JJ Bressler put the Tigers ahead at 40-35 later in the quarter.
Ray responded with a big play of its own in Mita’s punt return to go back in front 43-40.
Trenton outscored the Jays 22-0 the rest of the way to earn the victory.
Garrett Hodenfield finished the game completing three touchdowns, one each to Mita and Waylen and Derek Hale.
Trenton-Trinity Christian 62, Ray 43
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Trenton 8 20 20 14
Ray 7 15 21 0
Trenton -- Austin Smith 59 run (Cole Carnes run).
Ray -- Waylen Hale 18 pass from Garrett Hodenfield (Kadan Olson kick).
Trenton -- Beau Skurdal 44 pass from Josh Zarling (run failed).
Ray -- Atati Mita 9 pass from Hodenfield (Waylen Hale pass from Hodenfield).
Trenton -- JJ Bressler 11 pass from Zarling (run failed).
Ray -- Derek Hale 47 pass from Hodenfield (Olson kick).
Trenton -- Skurdal 70 pass from Austin Smith (Cade Torola pass from Smith).
Ray -- Waylen Hale 9 run (kick failed).
Ray -- Waylen Hale 26 run (Olson kick).
Trenton -- Bressler 27 pass from Smith (pass failed).
Trenton -- Bressler 28 pass from Smith (run failed).
Ray -- Mita 85 punt return (Waylen Hale run).
Trenton -- Skurdal 35 pass from Smith (Skurdal pass from Smith).
Trenton -- Smith 41 run (Smith run)
Trenton -- Skurdal 11 run (run failed).