Muncy tops CV
WESTFIELD- The Cowanesque Valley Indians failed to slow down the Muncy Indians' offensive onslaught on the first brisk night of the football season, falling to Muncy 43-13.
Muncy wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, as Ken Koch took the opening kickoff 78 yards to the house just sixteen seconds into the first quarter. Joe Titman added the extra point to put the Muncy Indians up 7-0 with 11:44 to play in the first quarter.
Cowanesque Valley's ensuing drive lasted only four plays before they punted the ball back to Muncy. The Muncy offense's first time on the field resulted in a 13-play, 81-yard drive, capped off with a nine-yard Anthony Barberio pass to Maurice Brown for their second touchdown of the game. Titman added the extra point to put Muncy up 14-0 with 3:47 to play in the first quarter.
Long steady drives using multiple players would be Muncy's diet for the duration of the game, and for Head Coach Jay Drumheller it is how he expects his football team to play.
"The bottom line is that we've got so many athletes at so many positions," Drumheller said. "When you have that many good guys you can get them the ball and keep them involved in the offense."
Cowanesque Valley's offensive would again stall early, giving Muncy the ball at their own 24-yard line after a punt. Muncy's Junior Ramos picked up 27 yards on a sweep to the right side of the field before quarterback Barberio found Brown again for the 29 yard touchdown pass. Titman's extra point put Muncy up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
After trading punts Muncy's Ramos found running room to the left and got to the end zone on a 10-yard run. The extra point's snap was botched, but Koch picked it up and found space to run for the two point conversion, giving Muncy a 29-0 lead with 4:06 to play in the second quarter.
Muncy would again take advantage of a Cowanesque Valley three-and-out, scoring their fifth touchdown of the night when Barberio again found Brown for a touchdown, this time hitting Brown on a streak route for the 36 yard score. Titman's extra point gave Muncy a 36-0 advantage with 3:10 to play in the second quarter.
Penalties would help get Cowanesque Valley off of the field quickly again, and Muncy would again take advantage of their three-and-out. Barberio again found Brown, this time for a 60-yard completion that set up the Muncy Indians with a first-and-ten at the opposing 11-yard line. Two plays later, Ramos found room to the right side of the field for an 11-yard score. The Titman extra point put Muncy up 43-0 with 0:15 to play in the first half, which would end their scoring barrage for the rest of the game.
Cowanesque Valley put together an eleven-play 43 yard drive before turning the ball over on downs at the Muncy 11-yard line to start the second half. After a Muncy three-and-out, Cowanesque Valley finally got on the board after Connor Calaman picked up seventeen yards on a run to the right, before punching it in from one yard out on the next play. The extra point was no good as Cowanesque Valley cut the Muncy lead to 43-6.
After Muncy's ensuing drive stalled, Cowanesque Valley added their final touchdown on a 10-yard scamper by quarterback James Burns. The extra point made would be the last score of the night, capping off a 43-13 Muncy rout.
Cowanesque Valley's James Burns finished the game with 42 yards on 8-14 passing, and 23 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. Running back Brandon Whitesell finished the game with 114 yards on seventeen carries.
Muncy quarterback Anthony Barberio finished with 172 yards and three touchdowns through the air on 8-16 passing.
Cowanesque Valley will travel to Wellsboro to take on the Hornets and Muncy will travel to play Montgomery next week.