Athens rolls to season-opening win over Hanover Area.

By: Tim Birney | Athens Football | August 25, 2018

Athens rolls to season-opening win over Hanover Area.

ATHENS — If Athens coach Jack Young was to make a movie about an Athens football game it would have played out much like the Wildcats' season-opening, 38-6, non-league win over Hanover Area here Friday night at Alumni Stadium.

The Wildcats forced a fumble on the second play of the game, and junior Keegan Rude pounced on the loose ball at the Hanover Area 35.

Senior QB Kaden Rude opened the first Athens possession with a 12-yard toss to Keegan Rude. Junior Damian Hudson, who had an 11-yard run on the third play of the drive, capped the scoring march with a 2-yard TD run on the seventh play. Senior Aric Westbrook's first of five PAT kicks gave Athens a 7-0 lead with 8:18 left in the first quarter.

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder/owner of Valley Sports Report, which covers high school and youth sports in the Sayre and Athens, PA and Waverly and Tioga, NY school districts.

Birney, a 1988 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, spent nearly 20 years as a Sports Writer at the Daily Review and Evening/Morning Times.

He founded Valley Sports Report in August of 2009.