Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wellsville Kickoffs 2012 Season With Big Win

Tigers taking the field.

QB Sloan diving for goal line

Seth Bradford picking up some yards
after 1st half reception

Wellsville opened the 2012 Season with a convincing win against longtime rival Toronto Red Knight.  It’s a non-league game but it is a traditional rivalry that goes back years.  Playing at home in Nicholson Stadium the Fighting Tigers thumped the Red Knights 42-13. 

QB Jordan Sloan opened up the scoring with 10:28 left in the 1st quarter showing on the clock.  Sloan finished the night with 11 carries, two TDs and 72 yards on the ground.  Sophomore Zack Mellott broke the goal line late in the first quarter to make the score 14-0 with 1:30 left in the frame.  Mellott was second ground gainer on the night averaging an astounding 17.5 yards per carry.  According to newspaper accounts he carried the ball 6 times for a total of 105 yards.  Junior Brendan Carr rounded out the scoring with 2 TDs and 91 yards on the night.  Junior Marcus Moxley was leading ground gainer.  See post below. 

No other statistics were published in either of our local newspapers but it’s easy to see that Wellsville had an outstanding night.  In our opinion they are going to be a team to be reckoned with this year.  Opening night didn’t dispel that thought. 

The Tigers look to make it 2&0 on the year tomorrow night.  They travel to West Virginia to take on the Oak Glen Golden Bears.  The Bears beat Edison last week on the road.  It will be an early season battle of the unbeatens.  Too bad for the Bears…

Good Luck Tigers! 

 ole nib

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Tigers, Beat Oak Glen !