South tops Montgomery, Montoursville falls at Shik

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette South Williamsport's Gideon Green reaches over Montgomery's Steven Prince to score a touchdown during the game Friday night in South Williamsport.

South Williamsport opened its season in strong fashion, building a 42-point halftime lead and beating Montgomery, 42-6 on Friday night.

A.J. Flick completed 6 of 7 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns to Austin Nash while Gideon Green ran for 156 yards and a touchdown. Ashton Martin added 90 yards and two touchdowns as South won its 10th straight regular-season game. Gannon Guerrisky also scored for South which starts a three-game road trip next week at Danville.

Shikellamy scored 38 unanswered points to beat Montoursville, 44-20, in the team’s opening game on Friday night at Shikellamy High School.

Oleg Bohner scored on a 10-yard run to put Montoursville behind by just one point, 7-6, before Shikellamy proceeded to score four straight touchdowns, kick a field goal, then score another.

Montoursville trailed 44-6 before Aiden Millheim and Jacob Reeder scored touchdowns for the Warriors in the fourth quarter.

Hunter Shearer led Montoursville by going 10 for 21 for 102 passing yards.

• Brent Burleigh hit Nick Casper for a 20-yard touchdown reception with 4:13 to play in the second quarter to give North Penn-Mansfield a lead it didn’t let up en route to a 14-10 win over Northwest on Friday on the first night of high school football.

Burleigh went 10 for 21 for 125 yards. Dylan Wesneski led NPM receiving-wise, reeling in three receptions for a team-high 73 yards. On the ground, it was Brendan Hill who had 19 carries for 74 yards.

After Casper’s touchdown put NPM ahead, 14-7, Northwest’s Sam Saxe kicked a 20-yard field goal with 39 seconds to go until halftime as both teams played scoreless football in the second half.

• Athens broke in ITS new turf in commanding fashion.

The Wildcats scored 39 in the first half en route to a 46-0 rout over Cowanesque Valley in Athens’ home opener on Friday.