Owlett leads Wellsboro past CMVT

WELLSBORO – Brandon Owlett had 227 total yards and 4 total touchdowns on 4 touches in the first 16 minutes of the Wellsboro’s game vs. Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Friday night. He didn’t touch the ball again and he didn’t need to as Wellsboro scored 41 first half points in a 48-0 rout.

It seemed like everytime Owlett touched the ball, he was making a big play. He finished the game with 3 receptions for 165 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns. Owlett also made a big play on special teams as he ran back a punt for a 62-yard touchdown.

Owlett’s first receiving touchdown was all him. He received a pass from quarterback Mike Pietropola and then made some CMVT defenders miss and his speed did the rest as he ran for 60 yards after the catch to make it 7-0.

His second receiving touchdown came with a little luck. Pietropola passed the ball to Kieron Smethers, who deflected it into the air and it somehow landed in Owlett’s hands and he ran for a 67-yard touchdown untouched.

Owlett’s third receving touchdown came on a 15-yard deep route and his punt return touchdown was set up by a huge block by Brian Doty that decleated a CMVT defender.

The big plays continued for the Green Hornets as running back Levi Mack ran up the middle for a 50-yard touchdown and fellow running back Jermaine Brooks broke a 97-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that was set up by a big defensive play. Defensive back Nick Marple picked off CMVT quarterback Dylan Larkin at the 3 yard line as CMVT was about to score.

Dylan Prough also came up with a interception earlier in the game, and he also had a big sack in the first quarter.

Pietropola had another good game for Wellsboro but he didn’t play much as he was taken out in the second quarter for backup Anthony Cooper. Pietropola finished the game 4-for-6 passing for 170 yards and 3 touchdowns.

CMVT had some positives despite the score. Running back Colton Appleman ran hard all night, constantly carrying multiple Wellsboro defenders on his back. He finished the game with 87 yards on 28 carries.

The Wellsboro defense was daring the Rams offense to throw as they were stacking 8 and 9 guys in the box to stop Appleman, and it worked. The CMVT offense only completed 3 of 16 passes and only threw for 18 yards. The Rams finished with just 78 yards of total offense and 6 turnovers.