DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Despite their starters only playing for one quarter, the Warren Dawgs dominant defense was on display again in a 14-0 win at Otto-Eldred.
After the defense forced a three-and-out to start the game, the Dawgs’ offense went on a 65-yard scoring drive. Johnny Nunez ended the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run, and Clay Cummings ran in the conversion for a 7-0 lead.
The defense again forced a three-and-out, and the offense took it right back down the field. Keegan Weissinger’s 20-yard TD pass to Clayton Hammerbeck capped a 48-yard scoring drive, and Weissinger found Blake Vanarsdale for the conversion for the final points of the game.
From there the back ups would take over for the rest of the game, and help secure the shutout win.
The Dawgs offense rushed for 154 total yards. Led by the line of Noah Pape, Laine Jackson, Jeremiah Lyon, Owen Young and Ryan Hilliard, who paved the way for Chase Raub, Johnny Nunez, Keegan Weissinger, Hunter Ingerson, and Clay Cummings to control the clock and wear down the opposing defense all game long.
The defense completed its fourth shutout of the year and only allowed 37 total yards of offense. Hunter Ingerson led the way with 7 tackles. Followed by Clay Cummings’ 2 forced fumbles and 2 tackles. Weissinger had a sack and Logan Beedle, Aaron Jennings, Jaxton Bass, Blake Vanarsdale, Lucas Copley and Scott Skidmore all had multiple tackles. Skidmore also had a fumble recovery.
Warren Dawgs clinched their division and a home playoff game against Coudersport (3-2). This will be the fourth time these two teams will play each other over the last two seasons (Warren leads the series, 2-1, including last year’s championship game) in what has turned into quite the rivalry between the two towns.
The winner will advance to the championship game. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at War Memorial Field.