WVHS Football: Rams Romp Past Red Raiders
Aaron Johnson threw for three touchdowns, including two to Chris McDonald, and Dan Frankenfield rushed for 136 yards and a score as Wyalusing Valley defeated Montgomery, 25-14, at Peterson Stadium on Oct. 14.
Defensively, the Rams held the Red Raiders to 197 total yards.
Wyalusing, now 2-5, overall, stayed alive in the Northern Tier League Small School chase. With a 2-2 record, the Rams trail both Muncy and Canton by one game. All three schools have one divisional game remaining.
Against the Red Raiders, Wyalusing was able to establish its ground attack early on a wet and windy night en route to a 274-yard rushing total.
On Wyalusing’s second possession, the Rams needed nine plays to complete a 50-yard drive to take a 7-0 lead.
Johnson, who had paced the march with 38 yards rushing, hit Jeremy Allyn with a 10-yard touchdown pass at 3:08 of the first quarter.
Jordan Anderson booted the extra point.
After a three-and-out series by Montgomery, the Rams opened their next possession with a 43-yard run by Tyler Thompson.
Six plays later, Frankenfield broke loose off right tackle for a six-yard touchdown run.
Montgomery’s Tyler Betz blocked the ensuing extra-point kick, leaving the score at 13-0 at 10:09 of the second quarter.
The Red Raiders answered with their only scoring drive of the night.
Matthew Boone, who had exploded for a 27-yard run earlier in the 61-yard march, capped the seven-play trek with a four-yard touchdown run.
Garrett Shnyder booted the first of two extra-point kicks, cutting the Ram lead to 13-7 with 7:07 left in the half.
Wyalusing answered with an 11-play, 63-yard scoring march, capped by Johnson’s five-yard touchdown pass to McDonald.
The Rams overcame three penalties on the drive, including one with third-and-goal at the Montgomery 1.
The Rams mounted their final scoring drive early in the fourth quarter.
Frankenfield’s 48-yard run highlighted the 85-yard march, culminated by Johnson’s second scoring toss to McDonald from the Red Raider 12.
Montgomery, down 25-7, answered with Cameron McHenry’s 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Betz would later recover a Ram fumble on Montgomery’s 21, but Frankenfield killed any hopes of a Red Raider comeback with his interception with 41 seconds left in the game.
Jordan Anderson, Joey Champluvier, Ryan Hart and Chris McDonald were Wyalusing’s co-captains for the 2011 Homecoming game. …Congratulations to Lacey Mosher, who was named Homecoming Queen at halftime. Laci Holdren was first runner-up and Taylor Newton was second runner-up. …Dan Frankenfield had a solid defensive game with a pass break-up and a solo tackle for a loss on Montgomery’s final drive. …Kye Novak also broke up a Montgomery pass attempt and covered the onside kick attempt following the Red Raiders’ last touchdown. …Aaron Johnson had a quarterback rating of 142.9. …The Rams still making too many penalties, committing nine infractions for 51 yards, many of which occurred inside Montgomery’s 10-yard line. …Wyalusing will travel to Cowanesque Valley on Friday, Oct. 21. The Indians, now 1-6, was a 42-8 loser to Bucktail last weekend. Game time in Westfield is 7 p.m.