|ON TAP TODAY: 'FOOTBALL FRIDAY' FEATURES FOUR HOME GAMES (2018-10-05)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — All four Valley football teams are home for "Football Friday," with Waverly, Athens and Tioga all celebrating Homecoming.
The Wolverines can clinch the Division III title with a win over Dryden, while Athens hosts longtime rival Towanda, and Tioga hosts non-divisional for O-M / Watkins Glen. Sayre hosts Canton.
Dryden (4-1 overall, 0-0 Div. III) at Waverly (4-1, 2-0), 7 p.m. @ Memorial Stadium: The Wolverines are coming off a 58-0 rout of Oswego, while the Purple Lions topped Clyde-Savannah, 26-6.
Waverly is outscoring its opponents 37.6 to 16.6 points per game, while Dryden is outscoring its foes 24 to 20.2.
Common opponents: None.
Last meeting: Waverly blanked Dryden, 32-0, in Week 7 of the 2016 season, and has won the last seven meeting in this series.
Towanda (2-4 overall, 0-3 NTL Large) at Athens (3-3, 1-3), 7 p.m. @ Alumni Stadium: The Wildcats are coming off a 35-28 loss to unbeaten Wellsboro, while the Black Knights outgunned Tunkhannock, 42-32.
Athens is being outscored by its opponents by an average of 24.3 to 20.8, while Towanda has been outscored 19.8 to 18.0.
Common opponents: Wellsboro thumped Towanda 30-3, and rallied past Athens, 35-28. Canton blanked Athens 34-0, and edged Towanda in the final minute, 35-31.
Last meeting: Towanda knocked off Athens, 33-25, in Week 5 of the 2017 season.
O-M / Watkins Glen (2-3) at Tioga (3-2), 7 p.m. @ Haggerty Field: The Tigers are coming off a 48-0 win over Groton, while the Seneca Indians dropped a 20-19 decision to Honeoye Falls-Lima.
Tioga is outscoring its opponents by an average of 30 to 15.2, while O-M/WG is outscoring its foes 32.6 to 23.4.
Common opponents: Tioga blanked Groton 48-0, while O-M / WG beat the Indians 56-8.
Last meeting: The programs have not played since the O-M / Watkins Glen merger. Tioga beat O-M 54-0 in Week 4 of the 2012 season.
Canton (6-0) at Sayre (3-3), 7 p.m. @ Lockhart Street Bowl: The Warriors, who have pitched consecutive shutouts, are coming off an 18-0 win over Muncy, while the Redskins thumped CMVT, 40-6.
Canton is outscoring its opponents by an average of 32.3 to 10.2, while Sayre has outscored its foes 17.0 to 13.2.
Common opponents: Canton edged Towanda 25-21 in the final minute, while Towanda blanked Sayre, 21-0. … Canton beat Montgomery 28-6, while the Red Raiders beat Sayre, 26-12. … Canton beat Wyalusing 45-20, while Sayre edged the Rams, 7-6. … Canton beat Bucktail 44-14, while Sayre blanked the Bucks 36-0.
Last meeting: Canton blanked Sayre, 33-0, in Week 8 of the 2017 season.
District 4 Championships, 9 a.m. @ Williamsport CC: Sayre senior James Esposito and Athens senior Nate Kennedy advanced to Day 2 of the Class AA Championships. Esposito is 15 shots off the lead, and Kennedy trails by 17.
The top nine advance to the Northeast Regionals.
SVEC at Waverly, 4:30 p.m. @ High School field: The Wolverines wrap up the 2018 season this afternoon with a home game at the high school field.
Owego at Tioga, 4:30 p.m.
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