TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Following a pair of lopsided losses, Warren got to dish it out a bit this week with a 45-13 win at Titusville Friday.
After falling behind 7-6 in the waning seconds of the first quarter, the Dragons (2-3) scored three times in the final 4:30 of the half to build a 25-7 halftime lead.
Warren got a turnover on downs on Titusville’s (0-6) opening possession and ran a hurry-up offense to drive to the Rockets’ one. Micah Passmore plunged in with 7:20 to go in the first for the Dragons’ first touchdown. The point after attempt was no good, and Warren held a 6-0 lead.
Titusville’s Kolin Baker responded with a 1-yard run of his own with 15 seconds left in the frame. Clark Bromley drilled the extra point to give the Rockets a 7-6 lead, their first lead of the season.
The teams traded possessions through most of the second quarter. With Warren facing a fourth-and-8 from the Titusville 47, James Swanson took the ball on an end around and raced to the end zone. The conversion again failed, but Warren had the 12-7 advantage with 4:24 to go in the half.
Following a three-and-out, a poor punt gave the Dragons the ball at the Rockets’ 30. Alex Borger took the ball on an end around and covered the distance to make it 18-7 with 3:02 left in the second.
Blake Arnold came up with a fourth down sack on Titusville’s next possession to give Warren the ball with just over 90 seconds left in the half. Landon Douvlos fired a deep pass over the middle to Swanson who caught it in stride and scampered 48 yards to pay dirt. Alex Ziegler’s kick made it 25-7.
Warren got the ball to start the second half, and much like the first possession of the first half, drove right down the field. Passmore again capped the drive, this time from five yards out and his second rushing TD of the night made it 31-7.
Sam Harvey got in on the action with a 2-yard run with 5:19 to go in the third and Tommy Nyquist capped a long drive with a 1-yard run with 10:16 left.
Jack Elan’s 4-yard run gave Titusville its second score of the night and ended the scoring.
Warren will look to get back to .500 when it travels to Corry next week.