The Daily Item
TOWANDA — In a hard-fought, physical football game Friday night, the Black Knights and Wildcats traded punches for 3 1/2 quarters. With Towanda clinging to a 5-point lead, and having just turned the ball over on its own 26-yard line, they needed someone to step up and make a play.
That someone turned out to be junior Noah Huff, as he scooped up an incomplete pass attempt that was ruled a lateral and raced 74 yards to seal the victory over visiting Mifflinburg 28-13.
The Wildcats looked to establish the run early, as they took the opening kick and ran the exact same run play five times in a row before the Towanda defense stiffened and forced a punt. Two Huff incompletions and a sack would give the ball right back, as both punters saw lots of action early.
Towanda would strike first as Tony Daniello caught a Huff pass over the middle, bounced off hard hits from two would-be tacklers, and raced 41 yards for the score.
Mifflinburg would answer right back, traveling 56 yards in 8 plays, capped by an 8-yard run as Cole Walter pushed the pile into the end zone.