WARREN, Pa. – The Warren Hogs ended the regular season with a 26-0 victory over visiting Port Allegany.
Defensively, the Hogs had tackles from 14 different players, including 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 8 tackles for a loss.
Ty Bryan accounted for three touchdowns to lead the offense, while Emmett Snyder scored his first touchdown and conversion of the season.
After the defense forced a three-and-out to start the game, the offense got right to work and Bryan finished the drive with a 40-yard touchdown run to open the scoring.
Another three-and-out by the defense led to another scoring drive for the offense. This time it was Snyder who found the end zone with a 5-yard run.
The Hogs defense continued their dominance and got the offense the ball back early in the second quarter. The offense struck quickly on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Bryan to Jaret Lang.
Another long Hogs drive in the second quarter was capped off by a one yard QB sneak for a touchdown by Bryan.
Snyder and Shaun Lauderdale each converted point after touchdown conversions.
Bryans finished with 58 passing yards and a touchdown, plus another 73 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Blake Peterson added 27 yards rushing and 26 yards receiving. Snyder scored his first career touchdown and point after touchdown conversion, with another 13 rushing yards. Snyder also stepped up to play quarterback for the majority of the second half.
Lang chipped in 31 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Lauderdale added 3 yards and an extra point conversion. Evan Huck had 1 yard rushing, Luke Baxter chipped in 12 rushing yards, and Eli Lutton had 1 yard. A dominant offensive line in the first half was spearheaded by Harrison Horner, Leeland Brown, Johnathan Sullivan, Colton Hagg, Brody Connolly, and Mason Erhart. Chance Farnsworth and Kaiden Reed provided quality repetitions along the offensive line in the second half.
Bryan had 6 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and a tackle for a loss. Johnathan Sullivan chipped in 3 total tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and a pass deflection. Snyder and Lauderdale had 3 tackles apiece. Hagg had two total tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Peterson had two tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for 18 yards. Erhart and Connolly each had two tackles. Elijah Dodge, Lucas Sorensen, and Huck each had a tackle, while Leeland Brown had a tackle for a loss. Harrison Horner had a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery. Lang added a tackle and a pass deflection.
The Warren Hogs (4-1) travel to Emporium to play the Cameron County Storm (5-0) on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. for a playoff bout between the two heavyweights. The Hogs will look to avenge a 7-0 loss to Cameron County earlier in the season. The winner will advance to the championship game scheduled to be played in Kane on Oct. 7.