Late score by Tri-County North downs the Ansonia football team


LEWISBURG – Tri-County North scored the game-winning touchdown with just about a minute to go Friday night to defeat the Ansonia football team.

North scored first in Friday’s game, taking a 6-0 lead late in the first half with a touchdown and missed extra point attempt.

With approximately nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, Ansonia took its first lead of the night with a 1-yard touchdown run by Max Wardrip and a successful extra point attempt by Isaac Barga.

Tri-County North scored late in the game to regain the lead and then held off a final drive by Ansonia that advanced into the red zone to hang on for the 12-7 victory.

Ansonia had 199 rushing yards on Friday, led by 55 yards on seven carries from Brock Shellhaas. Jarvis Thwaits had 54 yards on 14 carries while Wardrip had 47 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.

Hunter Buckingham completed 8-of-17 passes for 84 yards and one interception. Hunter Muir caught six passes for 71 yards. Cody Sanders caught one pass for 9 yards while Aydan Sanders caught one for 4 yards.

Wardrip led the Tiger defense with 12 tackles. Andrew Rowland had 11 tackles including three for a loss, and Muir had 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack. Austin Helmke also had a sack.

Ansonia fell to 0-2 with Friday’s loss while Tri-County North improved to 1-1. Ansonia will open Cross County Conference play on Friday against Arcanum. The Trojans, who also are 0-2, are coming off a 15-10 loss to National Trail.

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Ansonia’s Brock Shellhaas takes a handoff from quarterback Hunter Buckingham during a football game on Friday at Tri-County North.
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By Kyle Shaner

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