West Shamokin Football Falls in Round One to Ligonier Valley

                 by Jake DeLuca

The West Shamokin Wolves have made the playoffs for two straight years now, but they are still looking for that first play-off win. On Friday the Wolves lost to the number 1 seeded Ligonier Valley Rams by the final score of 50-26.

After the first quarter it looked like it was anyone’s game with a score of 7-0 Rams heading into the second quarter. However, this is where Ligonier Valley started getting in gear. In the second quarter, the Rams put up 25 points thanks to four first half touchdown receptions from Aaron Tutino.

The Wolves were able to score more points than anyone on the Rams this season. Earlier in the year when these two teams met, West Shamokin lost 42-0. This time however the Wolves scored two first half touchdowns to head into half time down 32-12.

In the 10 regular season games the Rams played, they only allowed 26 points in total. The Wolves were able to match that at the end of the game. West Shamokin Head Coach Jon McCullough hopes to carry that into next season.

“We’ve come a long way in several years, and we want to use this game to motivate us for next year. We gave up some big plays, but overall, I’m proud of our effort tonight,” McCullough said.