SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Playing a bit undermanned, Smethport turned to Mr. Reliable Noah Lent and company against Sheffield on Saturday.
Lent, the 2020 D9and10Sports.com Jim Kelly Player of the Year, threw for 170 yards and four touchdowns and had 96 yards on the ground and two more scores to lead the Hubbers to a 49-6 victory over the Wolverines.
Two of those passing scores went to Alex Ognen on a short pass (5 yards), as well as a 46-yard bomb.
The Hubbers wasted no time getting going, with Brandon Higley on the receiving end of a 57-yard touchdown reception from Lent on the game’s first play from scrimmage.
The score was 20-0 after the first quarter after a Lent 5-yard scoring run, and Ognen’s 46-yard scoring reception made it 28-0.
Higley, who had a monster game of his own, followed with a 25-yard pick-six to make it 35-0.
The Hubbers scored twice over the final three minutes of the half, the first on a 4-yard pass from Lent to John Adamoski before Lent reeled off a 65-yard scoring scamper down the right sideline to cap the half.
Lent was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked afterward with D9and10Sports.com’s Chris Rossetti.
The Hubbers also intercepted four Sheffield passes – two by Adamoski and one each from Ognen and Brentton McDowell.
Sheffield, which was playing its first game since shutting down after its opener against Keystone last season, scored on a 77-yard fumble return by Malique Outland.
Tony Richards and Dylan Hardwick had 22 yards receiving each for the Wolverines.
PORT ALLEGANY 34, OTTO-ELDRED 0
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Drew Evens threw for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Blaine Moses ran for 84 yards and two scores as Port Allegany blanked Otto-Eldred, 34-0.
The Gators turned in a dominant effort from start to finish, outgaining the Terrors 410-192.
Noah Archer, who had 55 yards on the ground, got things going with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and the Gators were well on their way. Moses broke free on a 25-yard scoring run later in the first quarter to make it 14-0.
The Gators turned to the air in the second quarter, as Evens connected with AJ Wiley for a 60-yard scoring strike, leading 20-0 at the half.
Archer found the end zone for the second time in the third quarter, this time on the receiving end of a 32-yard pass from Evens. Moses capped the scoring with a 15-yard run early in the fourth.
Archer finished with 120 yards of offense (65 receiving, 55 rushing).
For Otto-Eldred, Gavin Jimmerson was 16-of-36 passing for 142 yards, with 65 of those coming to Manning Splain on three receptions. Brendan Magee led the Terrors in rushing yards with 22.