Indians win semis-advance to Disrict finals
Muncy capitalized on two of Sayre turnovers in the fourth quarter as second-seeded Muncy beat the third-seeded Sayre 19-7 in a District 4 Class A semifinal. The win advances Muncy to the district final for the second time in three years, where they will travel to Canton on Friday. The Indians controlled the game the whole night and had 138 offensive yards in the first half while Sayre had 51. Muncy finished with 270 yards and ran 73 plays (62 of which were rushes) to just 40 for Sayre.
Muncy forced a three-and-out on Sayre after the Redskins received the second half kickoff and took over with good field position at their own 42. The Indians then put together a 15-play drive that took more than seven minutes off the clock before Muncy turned it over on downs at the Sayre 9-yard line.
On the first play of the ensuing drive, Sayre’s freshman quarterback Brayden Horton was picked off by Wilt, who returned it to the Sayre 15. Six plays later for the Indians, Coleman Good, who returned on offense after seeing time on defense last week after being injured earlier in the season, punched it in from two yards to give Muncy a 13-0 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Eastern Conference Final
by staff reports
Minersville 30, Montgomery 29
The Red Raiders were edged by one-point as they fell to Minersville in the Eastern Conference final, 30-29, on a rainy, muddy night in Montgomery. Minersville’s quarterback scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Miners a one-point lead with a minute remaining in the game.
Montgomery running back Hunter Budman put the Red Raiders in a position to attempt to win the game by returning the ensuing kick-off to the Montgomery 44 and receiving an eight-yard pass. But the Miners sacked quarterback Brayden Strouse as time ran out.
Budman finished the game with 27 rushes, 219 yards, two touchdowns. Strouse was 10 for 13, 94 yards, and a touchdown. Budman had eight runs that went for 10 yards or more, including a 78-yard run in the first half.