Muncy JVs Defeat Rams
Muncy ran back a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the final minute to seal a 21-6 win over Wyalusing Valley in junior varsity action at Muncy on Monday, Sept. 19.
In the first game for both squads, Wyalusing held a 6-0 half-time lead.
Dylan Otis scored on a one-yard run with 5:46 to play in the second quarter.
The extra-point kick bounced off the upright.
Late in the half, Wyalusing was positioned to pad its lead.
An 11-yard scramble by quarterback Justin Haley and an ensuing 15-yard penalty gave the Rams the ball on Muncy’s 20 with six seconds left.
Muncy intercepted the ball in the end zone to stop the threat.
Wyalusing dominated play in the first half, but had little to show for it, especially when an offensive pass interference call nullified a 30-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter.
“We controlled things in the first half,” Ram coach Brent Trowbridge said. “We just didn’t take advantage of some opportunities.”
The Indians took the lead for good on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Barberio to Connor McLaughlin with 5:18 left in the third quarter. Scott Appleman kicked the go-ahead extra point.
Wyalusing forced a pair of Muncy turnovers in the fourth quarter, but failed to capitalize on either.
With 8:41 left, Caleb Johnson recovered a fumble forced by Tim Kelley at the Indian 43.
Muncy held on downs at the 30, but turned the ball over again when Kelley covered a fumble forced by Johnson with 3:53 remaining.
Wyalusing was forced to punt, but got the ball back with little time remaining.
Forced to the air, disaster struck.
First, Muncy’s Theodore Clark returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and a 14-6 lead after Appleman’s extra point with 28 seconds left.
With 11 seconds left, Clark returned another interception for a touchdown.
Muncy closed out the game with an interception from Diavonte Rogers.
“Defensively, we were controlling the line of scrimmage in the first half, but they wore us down in the second half,” Trowbridge said.
Wyalusing, now 0-1, returns to action on Monday, Sept. 26, at Troy. Game time at Alparon Park is 6 p.m.