The Warren Dawgs' Johnny Nunez. Photo by Mandie Englert.

WCYFL: Dawgs Blank Smethport

September 13, 2023

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Weather forced a change of date and venue, and the Warren Dawgs took full advantage with a 19-0 win over Smethport to remain undefeated on Wolverine Mountain.

Keegan Weissinger connected with Clayton Hammerbeck for a pair of touchdown passes, and Clay Cummings ran in another score to lead the Dawgs’ offense.

After forcing a turnover on downs, the Dawgs started their second possession at midfield. Runs by Weissinger, Johnny Nunez, and Cummings set the Dawgs up at the Lil’ Hubs’ 12. Weissinger passed to Hammerbeck for their first TD of the game, and Weissinger ran in the conversion to make it 7-0.

Noah Pape forced, and recovered, a Smethport fumble to get the ball back for the Dawgs. Weissinger and Hammerbeck hooked up again, this time from 8 yards, to push the lead to 13-0.

Late in the game, Jeremiah Lyon forced another Smethport fumble, this time Hammerbeck recovered. Cummings closed out the scoring with an 18-yard run down the sideline.

Running behind the line of Lukas Cope, Pape, Lyon, Owen Young, and Scott Skidmore, the Dawgs rushed for 158 yards and finished with 206 total yards.

Weissinger had 106 total yards and two TD passes. Cummings finished with 105 total yards and a score, and Hammerbeck had 22 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, the Dawgs allowed just 37 total yards and forced a pair of turnovers. They have yet to surrender a point this season.

Pape led the way with nine tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Lyon had five tackles and a forced fumble. Chase Raub, Hammerbeck, Cope, Weissinger, and Logan Beedle each had multiple tackles.

The Warren Dawgs put Mason Strong stickers on their helmets. Photo by Mandie Englert.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Smethport, but weather forced a change to Sheffield. Smethport Lil Hubs sports boasters donated their earnings from concessions and 50/50 to the Mason Strong fund. Both teams wore Mason Martin’s No. 2 on their helmets in honor of Martin, the Karns City varsity quarterback who collapsed during a game two weeks ago. Martin remains in a Pittsburgh hospital.

Warren Dawgs(3-0) will be at home vs. Kane(1-2) at War Memorial Field on Saturday, Sept. 16. Game time is set for 6 p.m. It will be the Dawgs’ senior rec night.

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