Function of Beauty

CV falls at Montgomery.

By: Nate Brown | Towanda Daily Review | September 27, 2014


The Red Raiders of Montgomery used an explosive running game to down the visiting Cowanesque Valley Indians 7-6 on their homecoming evening.

Both teams relied heavily on running the football and counted on key defensive stops to get a chance at the endzone.

Zach Shadle led all rushers on the evening in yards on the ground with 185 as well as carries with 30. Shadle also had three receptions for 41 yards.

Connor Calaman was the lead rusher for the Cowanesque Valley Indians as he accumulated 100 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. Ethan Mead had 71 yards on the ground on 16 touches.

Sergi Cole, quarterback of the Red Raiders, went 4-11 passing for 61 yards and a touchdown while throwing an interception as well. Michael Snyder of the Indians went 2 for 5 for 21 yards and an interception.

The Indians of Cowanesque Valley scored their only touchdown and points of the game on their very first play from scrimmage. Following an interception thrown by Cole by Colton Vinluan, Cowanesque would take their first snap of offense on the night.

Connor Calaman was lined up to the left, was sent into motion and would receive the football from Snyder. Calaman would then roll out to his right, round the corner and would outpace the defenders for a 68-yard touchdown run. Mead would fail to convert on the point after attempt.

Each team would exchange defensive blows, up until Montgomery's offense took the field with 2:19 left in the first half trying to get some points on the board heading into the break.

The Indians forced the Red Raiders to a fourth down with eight yards to go with 1:15 left in the first half. Cole stood in the pocket, got the ball off in time, even as he took a massive hit by an Indian defender. Michael Alexander would settle under the ball thrown over the middle of the field and dash his way into the endzone for a 32-yard touchdown.

Jacob Thomas would connect on the extra-point which would the deciding factor in the football game.

Cowanesque Valley still had 1:00 left before the half to try to get the lead back. They put together a drive a few plays long before it was stopped right in its tracks when Keith Habersham intercepted a Snyder pass. The half would end in a deadlock as Montgomery led Cowanesque Valley 7-6 at halftime.

For the majority of the third quarter, each team exchanged three-and-outs.

Shadle took a hand-off on the first play of Montgomery's drive late in the third quarter. He busted through the defense and was out in front of everyone. Mead would put it into another gear as he caught and brought down Shadle from behind on Montgomery's own 5-yard line.

The Indian defense then held tough holding the Red Raiders to a four-and-out ending on their own one-yard line.

Then game would then continue with the teams exchanging three-and-outs for the remainder of the football game.

Montgomery will travel to visit the Lancers of Loyalsock next Friday evening.

Cowanesque Valley will take on the Sayre Redskins on Friday Evening in Sayre.