It was next time for the Montoursville special teams to turn in a big play, as senior defensive end Tommy Williams blocked Cody Bowman’s punt, giving the Warriors the ball on the Blue Jay 43. After two runs by senior running back Alex Rothrock got it down to the one, fullback Ethan Jones hit paydirt. While the conversion failed on a bad snap, Montoursville still led 20-0 at 9:56 of the second.
Just four plays later, the defense got the ball back in great field position again when Holden Lodge recovered a fumble on the Warrior 45. Five plays later, Cameron Ott broke free for a 15-yard scoring run and a 27-0 halftime lead.
Ott would add a 30-yard touchdown run at 10:35 of the third as part of his 103-yard rushing night. Rothrock would also rush for 72 yards and close the scoring with a 30-yard third quarter scoring jaunt.
"I wouldn’t say it was easy. It was 27-0 at halftime and we were working our rear ends off because it just felt like it was 14-0," Keefer said. "Things just weren’t coming as easy as they may have looked. We were grinding and the kids did a nice job of battling and finishing it."
Central never seriously threatened the Warriors’ goal line as the Blue Jays tried to find the right offensive chemistry — playing three different quarterbacks and nine different ball carriers.