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WVHS Football: Rams Rout Indians


If there were any doubts about the outcome of Wyalusing Valley’s football game at Cowanesque Valley on Oct. 21, they were erased early.

The Rams led 13-0 before the host Indians ran a single play from scrimmage en route to a 52-7 victory.

Chris McDonald’s 80-yard kickoff return was just the opening salvo for the Rams, who piled up 388 yards of offense.

Dan Frankenfield provided 202 total yards and rushed for four scores for the Rams, who improved to 3-5 with the win.

Leading 7-0, the Rams got an early break when Ryan Hart recovered a Cowanesque fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

Three plays later, Aaron Johnson dashed 28 yards for a 13-0 lead just 1:51 into the game.

On the Rams’ next possession, Frankenfield scored his first touchdown, capping a six-play march with a 20-yard run.

A 41-yard Johnson to Jeremy Allyn pass completion set up Frankenfield’s second touchdown—a 12-yard scamper early in the second quarter.

Down 27-0, Cowanesque answered with a 70-yard march, topped by Mike Ruskai’s 41-yard run. Trevor Adriance added the extra point.

Frankenfield answered with a 69-yard touchdown run.

Tyler Thompson scored on a 15-yard run that, following Jordan Anderson’s extra-point kick, gave the Rams a 40-7 halftime lead.

On Wyalusing’s first possession of the second half, Frankenfield scored from the Cowanesque 30 to invoke the 35-point mercy rule.

With the Rams going deep into their bench the rest of the game, the final score came early in the fourth quarter on Joey Champluvier’s seven-yard run.

That score was set up by Allyn’s recovery of a muffed punt at the Cowanesque 14.


Grid Notes

Dan Frankenfield, Kye Novak, Jon Shoemaker and Tyler Thompson were Wyalusing’s co-captains. …A relatively small group of Wyalusing fans made the 100-mile trip to the suburbs of Westfield. …The game started 10 minutes late as Cowanesque Valley held Parents’ Night ceremonies prior to kickoff. …Jake Minturn recorded a quarterback sack for the Rams. …Wyalusing will host Sayre, now 4-4, for Parents’ Night on Friday, Oct. 28. Game time at Peterson Stadium is 7 p.m.


Wyalusing Valley 52,      Cowanesque Valley 7
WV 19 21 06 06-52
CV 00 07 00 00-07
First Quarter
WV—McDonald 80 kickoff return (Anderson kick), 11:44.
WV—Johnson 28 run (kick failed), 10:09.
WV—Frankenfield 20 run (pass failed), 5:13.
Second Quarter
WV—Frankenfield 12 run (Johnson run), 9:35.
CV—Ruskai 41 run (Adriance kick), 8:35.
WV—Frankenfield 69 run (kick failed), 8:15.
WV—Thompson 15 run (Anderson kick), :20.
Third Quarter
WV—Frankenfield 30 run (kick failed), 9:33.
Fourth Quarter
WV—Champluvier 7 run (kick failed), 8:19.
First Downs 15 5
Rushes-Yards 35-319 3-95
Passing Yards 69 15
Comp-Att-Int 4-7-0 1-6-0
Punts-Avg 2-36.5 6-27.7
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 6-2
Penalties-Yards 4-40 1-5
Individual Statistics
Rushing—Wyalusing Valley, Frankenfield 11-183, Johnson 4-47, Thompson 3-32, Ace 8-27, Champluvier 4-19, Otis 3-5, McDonald 1-4, Kelley 1-2. Cowanesque Valley, Ruskai 1-41, Freeman 13-34, Plummer 12-23, Presto 1-16, Berry 1-minus 1, Adriance 5-minus 18.
Passing—Wyalusing Valley, Johnson 4-7-0 69. Cowanesque Valley, Adriance 1-6-0 15.
Receiving—Wyalusing Valley, Allyn 2-50, Frankenfield  1-19, McDonald 1-0. Cowanesque Valley, Plummer 1-15.

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