NTL JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL: ATHENS TOPS NORTH PENN, 30-20 FIRST WIN SINCE 2015
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS The two-year drought is over for the Athens junior high football team.
Shayne Reid ran for three TDs to lead Athens to a 30-20 win over North Penn here Thursday afternoon, the junior Wildcats first win since the 2015 season.
It was true grit on the gridiron, said Athens coach Jeremiah Serfas.
After a 6-6 first quarter, Athens took a 14-12 lead into the halftime locker room and never trailed in the second half.
Reid scored on runs of 60, 30 and 5 yards, and teammate Jared Peterson added a 5-yard TD run.
Reid, Peterson and the entire Athens run game worked behind the lead-blocking of fullback Troy Jennings.
Mason Lister quarterbacked the junior Wildcats in the win, replacing injured starter Karter Rude after the first play of the game.
Troy Pritchard had a QB sack to lead the Athens defense.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ED BARRETT.
Michael King contributed to this report.
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