WARREN, Pa. – The Warren Hogs opened the season at home against the Kane Tornados, coming away with a 13-0 victory.
The Hogs started the game with a promising drive that ended with a lost fumble by Owen Damcott. On the Tornados first offensive play, Lucas Sorensen tipped a pass to himself and came down with the interception.
A few plays later, the Hogs threw an interception of their own to give the ball back to the Tornados deep in their own territory, however the Hogs defense held tough and held the Tornados to a three-and-out.
The Hogs offense rallied and drove down the field, capitalizing on a Ty Bryan touchdown run. Blake Peterson ran it in for the 1-point conversion to make the score 7-0.
The remainder of the first half was dominated by strong defensive play by both teams.
After halftime, the Tornados got the ball and once again fell flat, as the Hogs defense continued to hold strong. The third quarter was back and forth with several punts before the Hogs forced a fumble that was subsequently recovered by Blake Peterson.
A few plays later, Peterson ran it in from three yards out to put the Hogs up for good 13-0. The conversion pass attempt was incomplete.
Bryan finished the game with 29 yards passing, 84 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown offensively, with two tackles for a loss on defense. Peterson added 37 yards rushing, 3 yards receiving, a rushing touchdown and an extra point conversion on offense with three tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery on defense. Damcott finished with 7 yards rushing, 26 yards receiving, 3 tackles and a tackle for a loss. Lucas Sorensen finished with an interception. Oliver Drescher had 3 yards rushing and 5 tackles defensively. Harrison Horner had a tackle for a loss and Sullivan had 2 tackles for a loss.
The Warren Hogs (1-0) play Otto-Eldred (0-1) on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Field for their 6th grade recognition game. Otto-Eldred is coming off a 40-0 loss to Cameron County.
PORT ALLEGANY GATORS 12, WARREN RAZORBACKS 6
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – The Warren Razorbacks opened their season with a 12-6 road loss against a tough Port Allegany team.
The game started with Port Allegany on offense. The Gators put together an 8-play opening drive to score a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead over the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks opening drive was halted by a fumbled snap recovered by the Gators. The Razorbacks were able to make the stop on defense giving the offense another chance to start the 2nd quarter.
On the second big run by the Razorbacks offense, there was a forced fumble recovered by the Gators. The Razorbacks defense was able to hold strong again forcing the Gators to punt. The offensive struggles continued with a 3-and-out. The Gators were able to put together another touchdown drive to close out the 1st half with a 12-0 lead.
The Razorbacks started the 3rd quarter on offense. They were able gain momentum and started to move the ball, putting together a 7-play drive but falling short of the endzone. The Gators were stonewalled by the defense and held to a 3-and-out to close out the 3rd quarter.
In the 4th quarter the Razorback offense took over and put together a touchdown drive capped off by a 50-yard touchdown run. The Gators held the ball the remainder of the game.
Triton Ringer led the Razorbacks on the ground with 57 yards, Harrison Williams had 52 yards and a touchdown, Alex Haight had 12 yards, and Gideon Milliman with 2 yards.
On defense Haight led the way with 10 tackles, Julian Darrieux had 6 tackles, Jack Shattuck had 5 tackles, Milliman and Williams both had 4 tackles. Also on defense, Jaxson Boozer and AJ Harris had 3 tackles, Ringer had 2 tackles, Kaison Sutton, Jesse Sheats and Douglas Stevens both had 1 tackles.
The Razorbacks (0-1) face off against Coudersport (0-1) at War Memorial Field on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m.