WCYFL: Hurricanes Weather Storm to Beat Panthers

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The Hurricanes' Timothy Cope outruns the defense on his way to a 41-yard touchdown on Sept. 11, 2022. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – The Hurricanes battled both the Panthers and the elements on Sunday and in the end, one long touchdown run proved enough for the Hurricanes to come away with a 6-0 win.

With four minutes to go in the second quarter, Timothy Cope took a pitch around the right end. Cope turned the corner and outraced the defense for a 41-yard touchdown run.

The Panthers’ Jackson Wotorson. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

It was the lone score on a soggy morning and early afternoon on Wolverine Mountain.

Hurricanes quarterback Glade Rulander gets the pass away just before Panthers defender Kaiden Reed makes the hit during a game on Sept. 11, 2022. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

The Panthers threatened midway through the fourth quarter. They had the ball in the red zone, but a stout Hurricanes defense kept the Panthers out of the end zone.

The Panthers’ Hunter Vanderhoof. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

Steady rains throughout the game caused both teams to struggle with ball control. Fumbled snaps were a particular issue as the slick ball caused multiple problems with the center-quarterback exchange on both sides.

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