|NTL JV FOOTBALL: INTERCEPTION RETURNS PROPEL ATHENS TO 28-18 WIN OVER WELLSBORO (2017-09-12)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens used a pair of interception returns for scores to rally from an early deficit for a 28-18 win over Wellsboro here Monday night in NTL junior varsity football action.
Athens’ Keegan Rude scored on a 1-yard QB sneak in the first quarter to tie the game at 6-6.
Early in the second quarter, David Galasso picked off a Wellsboro pass and scampered 20 yards for a score to give the junior Wildcats a 12-6 lead.
Late in the second quarter, Rude stepped in front of a Green Hornet pass and raced 90 yards for a TD. Aric Westbrook added the conversion to give Athens a 20-6 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, Braden Murrelle dashed 35 yards on a reverse for another Wildcat TD. Ben Pernaselli hauled in a pass from Rude for the conversion to make it 28-12.
Wellsboro tacked on a TD in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin.
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