CURWENSVILLE – The Curwensville Golden Tide football team broke an 11 game losing streak dating back to week three of the 2019 season with a convincing 36-0 shutout over the visiting Bucktail Bucks Friday night in Curwensville.
The Bucks opened the night with the game’s first possession getting the ball at its own 15 yard line and using all 12 minutes of the first quarter without a score. They used six seconds of the second frame before turning the ball over to Curwensville at the Tide seven yard line.
The Tide went 93 yards on its first possession to score the game’s first points on a four yard run by Chase Irwin with Jake Mullins adding the extra point giving the Tide a 7-0 edge with 6:47 before halftime. That ended up being the lone score of the first half, as the Tide led 7-0 at the break.
Curwensville came out offensive minded in the second half, scoring another 29 points that ended with the game being played under the mercy rule.
The Tide’s Thad Butler had the only score in third quarter with 4:26 on the clock on a six yard run as Danny McGarry added the two point conversion on a run making it 15-0 going into the fourth and final 12 minutes.
Three more scores were in store for the Tide in the fourth quarter as the first one was a 10 yard run by Butler (9:36) with the PAT being tacked on by Mullins.
At the 7:39 mark of the fourth Curwensville blocked a Bucktail punt which was scooped up Duane Brady who took it 12 yards for the score as Mullins added another PAT.
McGarry had over 200 yards of offense as he was 11 of 13 passing for 114 yards and added 89 yards on the ground. In addition to his two rushing touchdowns, Butler was second in rushing yards with 64. Ty Terry led the receiving corps with four receptions for 89 yards.
The game’s final score was a 49 yard touchdown pass from McGarry to Ty Terry with 3:28 left in the Curwensville route as Mullins once again was perfect with PAT that set the final at 36-0.
Curwensville, now 1-4, will host Union/AC Valley next Friday at 7 pm who defeated the Tide earlier this season 45-0.
Listen to the Tide-Union/AC Valley game on WOKW-FM, 102.9, starting with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
BUCKTAIL 0 0 0 0 0
CURWENSVILLE 0 7 8 21 36
CURW 6:47 Chase Irwin 4 yard run……Jake Mullins PAT
CURW 4:26 Thad Butler 6 yard run…..Dan McGarry 2 point conversion run
CURW 9:36 Butler 10 yard run…..Mullins PAT
CURW 7:39 Duane Brady 12 yard blocked punt return…..Mullins PAT
CURW 3:28 McGarry 49 yard pass to Ty Terry…..Mullins PAT