Function of Beauty

Sayre routs Montgomery.

By: Bryan Bailey | Towanda Daily Review | October 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy Bryan Bailey


Sayre routs MontgomerySAYRE — On senior night at the Lockhart Street Bowl Friday, the Sayre Redskins — led by the running of Garrett Weaver (13 carries, 184 yards, two TDs) — bolted past Montgomery by the score of 48-6.

Montgomery went three-and-out on their first possession. Sayre then started at the Raiders' 49 yard line, and it took only four plays for them to hit pay dirt as Tylor Belles rumbled in from 15 yards. The ensuing extra point was blocked, making the score 6-0 with 8:33 left in the first quarter.

The Raiders again went three-and-out on their next possession.

From there, it only took Sayre two plays to get into the end zone with Michael Ward going 23 yards to the house. Weaver tacked on the two-point conversion, which gave Sayre a 14-0 lead with 6:29 left in the first.

Montgomery's Keith Habersham returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders' 48 yard line, where they ran seven plays only to have Chris Ray make a diving interception of Brayden Strouse's pass at the 32 yard line. That set up the Redskins' three-play, 68-yard drive which ended with Weaver running up the middle of the Raiders' defensive line untouched for 56 yards.

Mitchel Ward kicked the extra point making the score 21-0 with 2:22 left in the first quarter.

After a short Montgomery punt, Weaver scored his second touchdown of the game, this one a 43-yard run. The extra point was wide right, making the score 27-0 with 26 seconds left in the quarter.

The Raiders then embarked on an eight-play drive that ended when a 22- yard field goal try was blocked by the Redskins’ defensive front line.

Sayre took over at the 12 yard line and went 88 yards on 13 plays. Gavin Lundy-McCutcheon, running like a man possessed, weaved through the Raiders' secondary for 24 yards into the end zone. Weaver later ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 35-0 with 3:12 left in the second quarter.

After another three-and-out, Montgomery punted the ball back to the Redskins. Lundy-McCutcheon later found Damon Whipple wide open in the back of the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. Ward tacked on the extra point to make the score 42-0 at the half.

Sayre took the second half kickoff and, with the running clock, went 59 yards on seven plays. William Hudock ran the final 20 yards to pay dirt. However, the extra point was no good, but Sayre led 48-0 with 7:25 left in the third quarter.

After an exchange of punts, Montgomery started at the Redskins' 37 yard line, and the Raiders finally got on the board with Strouse sneaking from 1 yard out. The two-point conversion was no good, making the final score 48-6.

Sayre travels to South Williamsport on Friday with a chance to share the NTL Small School title.