Function of Beauty

Sayre edges Montgomery.

By: Brian Fees | Towanda Daily Review | September 10, 2016


Sayre stopped Montgomery's two-point try in the final minute for a 21-20 win over Montgomery in NTL action on Friday.

The Redskins got on the board with 55 seconds left in the opening quarter when Matt Ingrassia scored on a two-yard run. James Esposito hit the extra point to put the Redskins up 7-0.

Montgomery answered back in the final seconds of the half as Brayden Strouse completed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Budman with 53 seconds left to go in the first half. Eithan Marino ran in a two-point try to put Montgomery up 8-7.

Sayre took the lead back just 1:42 into the second half when Chris Ray ran back a punt 65-yards for a score and Esposito hit the kick to make it 14-8. However, Montgomery came right back with 4:29 left in the third when Gage Yohn returned an interception 65 yards for the touchdown. The two-point try failed and it was 14 all.

Sayre took the lead back with 8:10 left as Tylor Belles scored on a 10-yard run and Esposito hit the kick to make it 21-14.

Montgomery scored with just 58 seconds left as Strouse hit Keith Habersham on a 21-yard touchdown pass. However, the Redskins defense came up big, stopping the two-point try to seal the win.

Tylor Belles ran for 83 yards and a score on 25 carries and Ingrassia had 91 yards and a score on 21 carries for Sayre.

John Esposito threw for seven yards, with Gage Carnrike catching the seven-yard pass.

Strouse was 8-for-24 passing for 159 yards for Montgomery and Habersham caught four balls for 55 yards and a score and Budman had four catches for 96 yards and a score.


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Brian Fees is the sports editor of the Daily & Sunday Review in Towanda, PA.