The Trail junior Lions football team travelled to Wilkes-Barre to play the Bears Sunday, taking two of the three games.
The teams head to Western Wayne next Saturday for games beginning at 5:30 p.m.
D Team action
Trail 21, Wilkes-Barre 6
Daniel Jones started out the tackling and a nice push by Troi Barber followed by a 17- yard run by Jones put the Lions on the 11-yard line. Strong offensive blocks would send Jones in for a touchdown. Ben Hinkley would bang home the extra point. Micha Brown’s tackle and blocks by Atkinson and Jaden Scarfo would aide Barber on a 20-yard run.
A key drive-by Jones sent Barber in for his own touchdown. Trails defense was spot on, stopping the Bears on their first and second possessions. Blocks by Jameson Adams and James Bartholomew helped Trail dominate. A tackle by Scarfo pushed the Bears back for a 10-yard loss.
A turnover on downs sent Jones to the edge for another touchdown and Hinkley again with the conversion.
The second half was dominated by Trail’s defense. Andrew Aten would dash for 20- yards. The Bears did pick up a touchdown with seconds left, but it wasn’t enough as Trail won.
C Team action
Trail 26, Wilkes-Barre 7
Hayden Reed caught the kick off for Trail. A hand off to Blakes Slater sent him on a 30- yard run. Sean Dwyer took the ball to the 5-yard line where offensive blocks by Lucas Evans, Aaron Remick and Karver Lewis would sneak Patterson in for a touchdown. Slater would get the conversion.
A sweet kick-off by Grady June led to a strong tackle by Dominic Musgrove. Sean Clary’s big hit caused a fumble, which Kaylix Douglas recovered, giving the ball back to Trail.
Dwyer would then take it on a 28-yard and run to the 10-yard line. Slater picked up the touchdown and Patterson the extra point.
The Lions defense was outstanding with tackles by Douglas, Lewis and Clary. Slater recovered a fumble taking it in for a 50-yard touchdown run. Lewis recovered his own fumble and then on a pass from Tyler Jervis, ran the ball for an 85-yard touchdown.
The Lions moved the Bears back on the opening drive of the second-half. Tackles by Colin Owens, Lamant Funches and Clary strengthened Trail, along with a punishing hit by Dwyer, and drives by Cooper Castellano. Wilkes-Barre was not shut out, scoring with six minutes left to close the gap to 26-7.
B Team action
Trail 9, Wilkes-Barre 24
In the second quarter, the Lions drove the field, powered by runs by Demetrius Douglas, Lukas Gumble and Hunter Patterson, but the Lions couldn’t quite punch it in giving the ball over on downs inside the five yard line.
On Wilkes-Barres second ensuing play, a pack of Lions swarmed the quarterback in the end zone and forced a safety, closing the deficit to four.
Following two Bears touchdowns, the Lions defense gained momentum. Stephen Jervis connected with Max Kimmel on a 30-yard touchdown pass to start the fourth quarter and Patterson punched in the extra point.
The Lions’ defense forced a fumble which Patterson recovered. Unfortunately, the Lions couldn’t capitalize. The Bears scored with under a minute left, but Gary Shaw stopped their extra point attempt.