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Walk This Way

Junior Ashton Walk set the school record for passing yards in a single game and senior Andrew Weaver had 220 yards receiving

Tyrone quarterback Ashton Walk set a new school record for passing yards in a single game as Tyrone racked up 466 yards in total offense in a 35-7 blowout win over Penns Valley.

Walk threw for 358 yards on just 17 attempts, with 10 completions, no interceptions, and four touchdown passes.

Walk’s favorite target, senior Andrew Weaver, also had a standout night, snagging 5 catches for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior running back Brady Ronan had 51 yards rushing, 57 receiving yards, and a touchdown.

“I thought our team as a whole played very well against a good football team that has been very tough for us over the last five years,” said Tyrone Head Coach John Franco.

As good as the final outcome was for the Golden Eagles, it didn’t start out that way.

On its first play from scrimmage, Penns Valley senior running back Ty Watson broke a 40-yard run that immediately put the Rams in scoring position.

But Tyrone’s defense flexed its muscle three plays later, forcing an incompletion when the Rams went for it on a short fourth down.

I thought our team as a whole played very well against a good football team that has been very tough for us over the last five years

— Head Coach John Franco

“Starting off the game on defense, we knew that we had to hit them early to shut down their prestigious run game,” said Weaver. “That stop after Watson’s big run was huge.”

After the turnover, Tyrone immediately went to work on offense.

Walk began his big night with a completion to Eli Woomer for a first down, followed up by a 53-yard reception from Andrew Weaver. A few plays later Brady Ronan punched it in to give Tyrone a 7-0 lead.

The Tyrone defense then forced another three and out, resulting in a punt that gave the ball back to the offense.

The duo of Ashton Walk and Andrew Weaver converted once again for a 46-yard touchdown, giving the Golden Eagles a 14-0 lead to close out the first quarter.

The Penns Valley offense couldn’t get anything going in the second quarter, as they were forced to punt for the second time in the first half.

Ashton Walk then found a wide-open Andrew Weaver for an 83-yard touchdown to make the score 21-0.

At the end of the second quarter, Walk found Eli Woomer in the end zone for his fourth TD pass, which expanded Tyrone’s lead to 28 to close out the first half.

“Even though we had such a big lead, after last year we knew that we had to keep producing and couldn’t give up,” said Walk.

Tyrone came out of the second half with the ball and made sure that no time was wasted. Walk added to his historical night with another touchdown pass, a 57-yard strike to Brady Ronan, making the score 35-0.  Senior Rocky Romani was 5-5 in PAT attempts.

The rest of the third quarter was back and forth as both teams were forced to punt a couple of times, which kept the score 35-0 going into the 4th quarter.

Even though we had such a big lead, after last year we knew that we had to keep producing and couldn’t give up

— Ashton Walk

Tyrone’s backups entered the game in the fourth quarter, which led to Penns Valley’s only score, a 41-yard touchdown rush by Ty Watson. Watson was a workhorse for the Rams, carrying the ball 24 times for 175 yards. He also kicked the PAT after the Ram’s only score.

Tyrone improved to 6-3 and will play their last regular season and home game of the year against Forest Hills this Friday at 7 p.m. at Gray Memorial Field.

It will also be senior night for the football team, cheerleaders, and marching band.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penns Valley 0 0 0 7 — 7

Tyrone 14 14 7 0 — 35

First Quarter

T–Ronan 3 run (Romani kick), 5:40
T–Weaver 46 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), 2:24

Second Quarter

T–Weaver 83 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), 11:45
T–Woomer 43 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), :17.5

Third Quarter

T–Ronan 57 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), 11:02

Fourth Quarter

PV–Watson 41 run (Watson kick), 4:26

TEAM STATISTICS

First downs

PV-9
T-10

Total yards

PV-260
T-466

Rushes-yards

PV-30-231
T-28-108

Yards passing

PV-29
T-358

Passing (comp.-att.-int.)

PV-7-13-0
T-10-17-0

Punts-avg.

PV-5-34
T-3-45

Fumbles-lost

PV-2-1
T-3-1

Penalties-yards

PV-4-30
T-7-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING

Penns Valley, Watson 24-175, Meyer 2-28, Romig 4-28. Tyrone, Ronan 17-57, Emigh 8-34, A. Walk 1-15, Hoover 1-4, Woomer 1-(-2).

PASSING

Penns Valley, Romig 7-13-0-29. Tyrone, A. Walk 10-17-0-358.

RECEIVING

Penns Valley, Meyer 3-12, Watson 3-11, Fetterolf 1-6. Tyrone, Weaver 5-218, Woomer 2-70, Ronan 1-57, Crowell 1-10, Hoover 1-3.

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