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Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Senior QB Brayden Horton accounted for five TDs to lead Sayre to a 63-14 demolition of Columbia Montour Vo-Tech here Friday night in NTL Small School Division football action at the Lockhart Street Bowl.

The Redskins, who played without 14 players due to Covid quarantine in a 26-19 loss at Cowanesque Valley last week, had most of their linemen back in uniform, but were still missing several skill-position players.

“It was a good effort,” said Sayre coach Kevin Gorman. “It was nice having most of our linemen back, but the backups stepped up and played well, too.

“David Northrup was our only running back,” noted Gorman. “We made Dylan Watkins a
running back in a two-day span and he did a nice job.”

Brayden Horton rushed for 92 yards and four TDs, and also completed 10 of 17 passes for 120 yards and one TD

“Brayden (Horton) handled himself well tonight,” said Gorman. “Brayden played a really great game but there is room for improvement … I still think that he can get better making some decisions with the football.

“Our wide receivers had some drops tonight, so there’s room for improvement there, too” he noted.

Junior David Northrup put the Redskins on the scoreboard early in the game with a 17-yard TD run, and Brayden Horton’s 10-yard TD pass to senior Josh Arnold later in the first quarter made it 16-0.

CMVT cut the deficit to 16-8 in the final minute of the first quarter, but the Redskins answered with a pair of short TD runs in the second quarter — a 3-yard run by Northrup, and a 1-yard QB sneak by Brayden Horton — to take a 30-8 lead into the intermission.

Brayden Horton tacked on TD runs of 24, 9, and 11 yards in the third quarter to extend the lead to 50-8, and senior Dylan Watkins added a 5-yard TD run to make it 57-8 heading into the fourth quarter.

Toby Zajac ran for his second score early in the fourth quarter for CMVT, but Redskin back-up QB Tanner Green busted loose on a 42-yard TD run later in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin.

The Redskins compiled 406 yards in total offense, while the Rams had just 128 — all on the ground.

Arnold led Sayre with four receptions for 58 yards and one TD, while junior Jackson Hubbard had two catches for 32 yards, and junior Lucas Horton had two grabs for 30 yards and also rushed for 16 yards.

Watkins added 61 rushing yards for the Redskins, while Green ran for 59 yards, and Northrup added 56.

Sayre, now 2-1, returns to action Friday at Montgomery.


IN PHOTO 1: Sayre QB Brayden Horton throws a TD to senior Josh Arnold (Photo 2). … PHOTOS BY DAVID ALLIGER — TRAVELING PHOTOS.

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