Lukas Cope's 19-yard TD reception. Photo by Mandie Englert

WCYFL: Dawgs Shut Out Coudy, Advance to 2nd Straight Championship Game

October 2, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren Dawgs will have a chance to defend their Olean Area Youth Football League championship after a 19-0 win over Coudersport in the semifinals.

The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Dawgs defense and they held Coudersport to 43 yards of total offense and recorded six sacks. Clay Cummings had three of those sacks.

The Dawgs opened the game with a 65-yard drive capped by a Keegan Weissinger 5-yard TD run. The PAT pass from Weissinger to Chase Raub was good to make it 7-0 Dawgs. The defense followed with a quick 3-and-out with a 3rd down sack by Raub. On the ensuing drive, the Dawgs again drove it down the field. Weissinger ran it in this time from 9 yards out to make it 13-0 Dawgs.

The overwhelming Dawgs defensive pressure forced another 3-and-out. With 1:40 left before the half, Weissinger found Lukas Cope for a 19 yard passing TD to cap off the scoring and make it 19-0.

The Dawgs offense was led by Weissinger’s 64 yards passing and Cummings’ 80 yards rushing. Hunter Ingerson, Johnny Nunez, Noah Pape, and Raub accumulated 159 yards on the ground for a total of 223 yards on the game. Behind that big line of Pape, Laine Jackson, Jeremiah Lyon, Owen Young and Ryan Hilliard.

The defense was led by Lukas Cope’s 6 tackles with Clayton Hammerbeck, Pape, Raub, Ingerson, Cummings, and Scott Skidmore all adding multiple tackles.

The Warren Dawgs (5-1) will take on Cameron County (6-0) in Kane at Paul R. Miller stadium for the league championship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. The Dawgs are seeking their 2nd straight championship win against an undefeated team (Coudersport was undefeated going into last seasons championship game). The Dawgs will be escorted out of town by local police and fire departments. Escort time set for 8:45 a.m.

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