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Montgomery’s Shadle makes history

By Staff | Sep 10, 2014

"Football Fever" has begun in the area as fans from all over the area watched their favorite high school teams compete Friday night. The Hughesville Spartans were on the road and it was worth the trip as they won their first game beating East Juniata, 46-14.

Montgomery 32, Bucktail 22

Zach Shadle ran for a Montgomery record 398 yards and three touchdowns and led Montgomery to its first opening-game win since 2001 as Montgomery defeated Bucktail 32-22 Friday night. Shadle had touchdown runs of 91, 80 and 55 yards and added two sacks, a tackle for loss and a batted pass.

Bucktail took the 16-6 lead into halftime but Montgomery scored 20 unanswered points in a four minute span to take the lead.

Montgomery sophomore Keith Habersham scored on a 46-yard touchdown run and recovered a fumble as Bucktail was about to score.

Bucktail lost its starting running back when William Hopkins was carted off in the third quarter with a leg injury and did not return. Also the Bucks lost their starting quarterback, Michael Casper, who suffered a serious leg injury late in the fourth quarter and was taken off by ambulance.

Spartan football wins opener

Hughesville 46, East Juniata 14

Hughesville ran and threw the ball well Friday night winning their opener against East Juniata, 46-14.

Hughesville’s first touchdown came in the first quarter after a blocked punt gave the Spartans a short field. Clint Snyder ran it in from six yards out to make it 7-0. Hughesville did not score again until the middle of the second. Nick Yeager had three touchdown runs and an interception, and quarterback Logan Henry threw a touchdown pass to Clint Snyder to make it 33-0. Hughesville had 311 yards of total offense in the first half and 255 of that was in the second quarter.

Henry finished with 211 yards and a touchdown. Trey Smith had three catches for 75 yards, and Clint Snyder had three catches for 64 yards.

Warrior Run 29, Muncy 6

Warrior Run quarterback, Frank James, threw for 162 yards and two scores on just 17 pass attempts, helping Warrior Run defeat Muncy, 29-6. Warrior Run started the game off with an interception by Teddy Bender on Muncy’s first play from scrimmage.

Warrior Run defense also forced another turnover on Muncy’s second offensive play, recovering a snap on the quarterback-center exchange and eventually scoring on a Sean Morehart 3-yard push up the middle just seconds later. The Defenders forced one more turnover on Muncy’s third play from scrimmage when Jacob Rohm intercepted the ball.

Muncy’s starting guard and defensive end, Levi Myers, went down with a knee injury on his team’s second offensive play.