Tioga County Sports Report for Penn York Valley


Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY  - Tioga County teams produced some pretty good football this past fall. Four of the county's five teams qualified for postseason play with one advancing all the way to the state semifinals.

Owego (9-3) finished third in Section IV Division II behind perennial state powerhouses Chenango Forks and Maine-Endwell, Waverly (7-3) was the sectional runner-up to eventual Class C state champion Susquehanna Valley and Tioga (9-3) advanced to the Class D state semis for the seventh time in the past eight years. Newark Valley (5-4) and SVEC (3-6), both of which dealt with key injuries, managed to remain competitive the majority of the season.
The Tigers produced a multi-talented standout in every aspect of the game. That effort earned Tioga's John Worthing the 2018 Tioga County Sports Report Player of the Year.

As a running back, Worthing rushed for 1,050 yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the Tigers with 17 receptions for 232 yards and three TDs.

He also played defensive back and led the team in interceptions and was among the leaders in tackles. Worthing also returned punts and handled the long-snapping chores.

Offensive Player of the Year
Owego quarterback led Tyler Phelps threw for a school record 1,711 yards and 21 touchdowns and was intercepted five times. He also set the school record for completions as the Indians went 6-3.

Defensive Player of the Year
Gio Fabi was also a key performer in Owego's 6-3 campaign. At 6-foot-2, 265 pounds, the junior nose guard was an imposing presence to opposing offensive linemen and teams had to figure out how to get around him opposed to going through him.

Newcomer of the Year
Emmett Wood was only a freshman, but performed like a seasoned veteran, averaging 8.1 yards per carry while rushing for 1,416 yards and 15 TDs. He was also one of the team leaders in tackles and interceptions.

Player of the Year - John Worthing, Senior, Tioga
Offensive Player of the Year - Tyler Phelps, Senior, Owego
Defensive Player of the Year - Gio Fabi, Junior, Owego
Newcomer of the Year - Emmett Wood, Freshman, Tioga

QB - Colby Sindoni, Senior, Waverly
RB - Caden Bennett, Junior, Newark Valley
RB - Christian Sage, Senior, Owego
RB - David Hallett, Sophomore, Waverly
WR - Kobe Bogart, Senior, Owego
WR - Noah Mack, Junior, SVEC
TE - Scott Woodring, Junior, Waverly
OL - Trentyn Rupert, Senior, Newark Valley
OL - Trevor Gerdus, Senior, Newark Valley
OL - Jy Race, Senior, Owego
OL - Stephen Taylor, Senior, Tioga
OL - James Schutt, Senior, Waverly

DL - Kyle Pratt, Senior, Newark Valley
DL - Trentyn Rupert, Senior, Newark Valley
DL - Stephen Taylor, Senior, Tioga
DL - Tanner Hollenbeck, Senior, Tioga
LB - Cam Bundy, Sophomore, Owego
LB - Keon Kitchner, Junior, Owego
LB - Austin Lamb, Senior, Tioga
LB - Jy Race, Senior, Owego
DB - Beckett Hafer, Senior, Owego
DB - Jason Kithcart, Senior, Owego
DB - Cameron Fitzgerald, Senior, SVEC
DB - Brady Worthing, Junior, Tioga

Special Teams
K - Nate Bowers, Senior, Waverly
P - Kyle Coffin, Senior, Newark Valley
Returner - Christian Haynes, Senior, SVEC


Division II
Kobe Bogart, Senior, Owego
Cameron Bundy, Sophomore, Owego
Gio Fabi, Junior, Owego (Elite 24 - DL)
Beckett Hafer, Senior, Owego
Keon Kitchner, Junior, Owego (Elite 24 - LB)
Jason Kithcart, Senior, Owego
Tyler Phelps, Senior, Owego
Jy Race, Senior, Owego

Division III
Colby Sindoni, Senior, Waverly
Montana Davis, Senior, Waverly
James Schutt, Senior, Waverly
Ethan Lloyd, Senior, Waverly
Thomas Price, Junior, Waverly
David Hallett, Sophomore, Waverly
Scott Woodring, Junior, Waverly

Division IV
Kyle Coffin, Senior, Newark Valley
Trentyn Rupert, Senior, Newark Valley
Kyle Pratt, Senior, Newark Valley
Trevor Gerdus, Senior, Newark Valley
Caden Bennett, Junior, Newark Valley
Jake Armstrong, Sophomore, Newark Valley
Nathan Mack, Senior, SVEC
Cameron Fitzgerald, Senior, SVEC
Christian Haynes, Senior, SVEC
Noah Mack, Junior, SVEC

Division VI
Stephen Taylor, Senior, Tioga (Elite 24 - OL)
Austin Lamb, Senior, Tioga
John Worthing, Senior, Tioga
Brady Worthing, Junior, Tioga
Alex Bloss, Senior, Tioga
Owen Wanck, Senior, Tioga
Emmett Wood, Freshman, Tioga


IN PHOTO: Tioga's John Worthing.

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