Henry leads Wellsboro past Troy.

By: Rich Rogers | Towanda Daily Review | September 24, 2016

 

MANSFIELD — The Wellsboro Green Hornets remained perfect on the season, defeating the Troy Trojans 54-13 at Mansfield University last night.

Junior QB Quinn Henry scrambled through the Trojan defense for 135 yards on only 10 carries, while he passed for 119 yards on only four completions, three for touchdowns.

"Quinn is a dynamic athlete, he did damage tonight with his legs and his arm," said Hornet head coach Matt Hildebrand.

The Trojans took the opening kickoff and moved the ball 38 yards in 10 plays, but on 4th-and-13 from the Hornet 17, Seldon Rogers' 35-yard field goal was wide left.

Wellsboro then wasted no time getting the scoring machine started, moving 83 yards in nine plays, highlighted by two long Henry runs. Alex Kozuhowski covered the final 23 yards on a burst up the middle, and Nic Ingerick's extra point made it 7-0 at 6:28.

Henry would continue his scrambling success, scoring on a 29-yard run to extend the lead to 14-0 at 3:05.

The teams would then trade turnovers, as Troy QB Clark Jackson fumbled at the Wellsboro 25, only to have freshman LB Jack Imbt intercept a Henry pass. Unfortunately, Ja Wallace would fumble the ball back to the Hornets on the next play, and Henry would again take advantage, hitting Parker Jones on a 10-yard scoring pass. The PAT failed, and the lead was now 20-0 at 10:22.

Following a Troy punt, the Hornets needed only eight plays to travel 42 yards for their next score, this time a 5-yard run by Henry. The two point try failed, and the lead was now 26-0.

Following another 3-and-out, Wellsboro would take a 34-0 lead into the locker room after Henry's second scoring strike, this time a 55-yard catch and run by Brandon Lamphier.

The second half saw similar success for the Wellsboro offense, but with a new face: senior RB Dupree Hosey entered the game and immediately made an impact, rushing for 119 yards and a score, all in the final 24 minutes.

Henry added to his TD total, connecting with David Straniere on a 44-yard score to open the 3rd quarter. Ingerick's PAT made it 40-0 and started the mercy rule running clock.

Troy would answer right back as Jackson connected with Wallace on a 70-yard catch and run down the right sideline. Rogers' PAT was wide right, and the mercy rule clock was turned off momentarily at 40-6.

Wellsboro turned to Hosey, as he carried the bulk of the load on nine carries for 50 yards, dancing in for a 1-yard score at 11:58. Ingerick's PAT made it 47-6.

The Hornets closed out their scoring with a 3-yard run by Brody Coolidge at 2:14, before Troy would set the final at 54-13 as Nate Martin scored on a 4-yard run with :23 left.

"I felt we finally played a complete game tonight, we cleaned up our problem with penalties and played really well on offense," said Coach Hildebrand.