WCYFL: Dawgs Shutout Kane; Hogs Fall at Cameron County

Glade Ruhlander runs the ball for the Canes. Photo by Mandie Englert.

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – The Warren Dawgs took on the Kane Tornadoes on Wolverine Mountain in Sheffield and came away victorious with a dominant 26-0 win.

Tanner Stuart ran for the first of his three touchdowns on the day on a long run to make it 6-0. Stuart then hit Bentlee Moore on a pass to make the score 7-0.

Stuart again broke free for a long touchdown run to extend the lead to 13-0. The extra point attempt was no good.

The stingy Dawgs defense held the Tornadoes all afternoon, stuffing the rush attack and forcing the Tornadoes into several costly mistakes in the first half. Grant May snagged two first-half interceptions on deep pass attempts.

The Dawgs’ defense showed their grit after a potentially costly pitch was caught by the Tornadoes and returned to the Dawgs’ 7-yard line in the waning moments of the first half. The Dawgs proved their resilience by stuffing back-to-back rushing attempts before Clayton Hammerbeck nearly intercepted a low pass attempt by the Tornadoes quarterback just before halftime.

Coming off a 13-0 halftime lead, the Dawgs got the ball in the second half. After a few back-and-forth strong defensive series by both teams, Blake Peterson found a crease on a long touchdown run to extend the lead to 19-0. The extra point attempt was no good.

The Dawgs’ defense continued their defensive dominance, again forcing another Tornadoes turnover on a fumble recovered by Connor Smith. Tanner Stuart tacked on a sack to his all-around brilliant performance.

Stuart struck again in the fourth quarter when a late punt call forced the Dawgs to keep their defensive unit on the field. Stuart moved from his linebacker position to punt returner, fielding the punt and outrunning the pursuing Tornadoes as he sprinted to his third and final touchdown for the afternoon. Owen Damcott ran the extra point attempt in for a one-point conversion, extending the lead to 26-0.

The Dawgs’ strong defensive effort was led by Jeremiah Lyon’s 10 tackles, followed by Tanner Stuart’s 5 tackles, Bentlee Moore’s 5 tackles, and Collin Havers’ 4 tackles. The Warren Dawgs ran for 341 total rushing yards, led by Stuart’s 172 yards on the ground as 8 different Dawgs players ran the ball.

The Warren Dawgs advance to a 2-1 record and will face the Warren Hogs on Sept. 11, on Wolverine Mountain in Sheffield.

Parker Kiser 14 breaks tackle in Hogs action. Photo by Sherry Smyth.

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Two first-quarter touchdowns proved too much for the Warren Hogs in Emporium on Saturday as they fell, 13-6, to Cameron County Storm.

After the two first-quarter touchdowns the defense held strong for the remainder of the game not allowing another point. In a field possession battle, the Hogs struggled to get anything going on the ground gaining only 43 yards on the ground the entire game.

Thayne Gourley led the Hogs’ ground attack with only 15 yards, Parker Kiser added 14 yards, Ty Bryan added 12 yards, and Keagen Weissinger added 2 yards.

The only bright spot on the day was a long 60-yard pass from Bryan to Wyatt Willson late in the 4th quarter for the Hogs’ only score on the day. Bryan threw for 101 yards on the day, Wilson compiled 91 yards receiving and Parker Kiser added 10 yards.

The Warren Hogs defense was led by Kiser who had 6 tackles on the day, one for a loss and caused a fumble, Tucker Sanford added 5 tackles on the day, also forced a fumble, and had a tackle for a loss. Benny Matson and Gourley added 3 tackles apiece. Cooper Nobles added a fumble recovery and Jerett Lang added a pass deflection and an interception. On special teams, Lang and Gourley both added a 30-yard punt return.

In peewee action, the Warren Panthers faced off again with the Warren Hurricanes. The Hurricanes started the game off with a long touchdown run by Timothy Cope. Cope then ran in the 2-point conversion to go on top 8-0.

Hunter Vanderhoof answered right back with a long TD run of his own for the Panthers making the score 8-6 in the first quarter. Both defenses then held strong for the remainder of the game. Late in the fourth quarter, it looked as if the Hurricanes were going to put the game away as they drove down into the red zone. The Panthers’ defense caused a fumble at the one recovering the ball in the endzone.

On the first play of the possession, Vanderhoof took it to the house for 80 yards and added a 2-point conversion to put the Panthers up 14-8 with 2 minutes left in the game. The Panthers then held strong on Defense and Won with the final score of 14-8.