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HS football preview: Wellsboro at Cowanesque Valley

Cowanesque Valley (3-7) was one of the area’s most improved teams last year, bouncing back from an 0-10 campaign and will be trying to defeat Wellsboro for the first time since 2012. Doing so will be difficult, however, against a team which is 67-13 over the past seven seasons.

Wellsboro (9-2) has won eight or more games every season during that stretch, but faces a significant challenge this season with several starters having graduated. Quarterback Isaac Keane is a three-year starter who provides a good foundation for the offense to build upon after going over 1,000 yards last season. Darryn Callahan and Nick Smith are potential breakout players who could help fill the void left after all-time leading rusher Aidan Hauser graduated.

CV won three of its last seven games last season and, if it can compensate for the departure of Seth Huyler and Kole Hurler, could continue its upward climb. Junior running back Elliott Good burst onto the scene last sason, Tanyan Brown is a consistent wide receiver and there are good building blocks up front. Tucker St. Peter played two games at quarterback last season so he bring some experience there and threw two touchdown passes in a Week 4 win at CMVT.

Wellsboro has dominated this series the last seven seasons, but tonight’s game could be a lot closer than those and highlight CV’s improvement.

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