WARREN, Pa. – The Hogs’ offense scored almost at-will, and the defense chipped in with multiple takeaways, including a fumble recovery for a touchdown, in a 38-0 win over Smethport on Saturday.
The Hogs wasted little time getting on the board as Ty Bryan ran 52 yards for a touchdown on the game’s opening possession.
After a turnover on downs, thanks to a Blake Peterson sack on fourth down, the Hogs struck quickly. Peterson hauled in a 60-yard TD pass to make it 13-0.
Smethport fumbled on its next possession and Bryan was there to scoop it up and return it 28 yards for the score. Peterson ran in the conversion to give the Hogs a 20-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Oliver Drescher picked off a Smethport pass at the Hubs’ 39, then Bryan capped off the ensuing possession with a 14-yard touchdown run.
Peterson ended the Hogs’ first possession of the second half with a 23-yard touchdown run.
Drescher grabbed his second interception of the game, then finished off the ensuing drive with a 6-yard TD for the final points.
Bryan finished the game with 61 yards passing, 1 passing touchdown, 70 yards rushing, 2 rushing touchdowns, 3 extra point conversions, and 25 yards receiving. Peterson finished with 25 yards passing, 83 yards rushing, 1 rushing touchdown, an extra point conversion, 60 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Drescher had 2 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. Jaret Lang added 1 receiving yard and 8 rushing yards. Shaun Lauderdale, Emmett Snyder, and Owen Damcott also had carries. The starting offensive line unit was powered by Harrison Horner, Johnathan Sullivan, Brody Connolly, Leeland Brown, Colton Hagg and Mason Erhart.
Defensively, Peterson led the unit with 6 total tackles, including 5 sacks and 1 tackle for a loss. Bryan finished with 4 total tackles, including 2 sacks and another tackle for a loss, and a fumble recovery returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Drescher finished his career day with 1 tackle, two pass deflections and two interceptions. Sullivan added 3 total tackles, including 2 sacks and a tackle for a loss. Horner and Connolly each had a tackle for a loss, while Lucas Sorensen and Elijah Dodge each had 1 tackle and 1 pass deflection. Snyder added 1 tackle and Landon Lutton had the most emphatic pass deflection to grace the gridiron.
The Warren Hogs face Port Allegany (2-2) at War Memorial Field on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. to wrap up their regular season.