The Tigers used their experience advantage in the backcourt to force Waverly into a myriad of turnovers. They seemed to get their hands on nearly ever Wolverine attempt at an entry pass, keeping Waverly out of any type of offensive rhythm. ...more
Tioga won its seventh Section IV, Class D title in eight years, and advanced to its seventh state semifinal in that stretch, while Waverly returned to the Section IV, Class C championship game, where it faced eventual state champion Susquehanna Valley.
Sayre closed out the regular season with five wins in its final six games, capping a 6-4 regular season (improving from 1-9 in 2017) with its firs win over Athens since 2001. ...more
FROM THE PRESS BOX: THE 'SUPER 7 STORYLINES OF THE FALL' (2018-11-29) Iíve talked about storylines in the past and how they normally come in one of four realms: the start of a storyline, the continuation of one, the likely culmination of one, or a storyline totally out of the blue.
This yearís ďSuper 7 Storylines of the FallĒ is dominated by continuing storylines, but has others sprinkled in. ...more
Waverly won its first-ever Section IV, Class C title, while Tioga saw its five-year, 87-match win streak come to an end against Small School rival Candor, but beat the Lady Indians when it mattered most to advance to their eighth consecutive Section IV title match.
Athens, under the direction of first-year coach Heather Hanson, qualified for the District 4 playoffs for the first time since 2009, while Sayre struggled to a 3-15 mark in 2018. ...more
The ďRusty RailĒ rivalry and a pair of New York State playoff games gave me the rare opportunity to see all four Valley teams in the same weekend, and it was an entertaining two days of football. ...more