The Wellsboro Hornets faced defeat in their final rivalry game against the North Penn-Mansfield Panthers.
However, the Hornets also had career highs for various players, including several seniors, bringing a bit more excitement to the end of the season.
The high school careers of Conner Adams, Jack Poirier, Spencer Wetzel, Joe Brown, Gunnar Bowen, Blake Levindoski, Cameron Brought, Conner Baker, Trevor Ash, Wyatt Gastrock and Travis Woodward ended after the rivalry match.
Adams finished the year 53 for 93 for 548 yards and 5 touchdowns. Adams went 64 for 109 for 783 yards and eight touchdowns for his career. He rushed 186 times for 756 yards and 14 scores to end his time as a Hornets quarterback.
Poirier caught 22 career passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns while leading the Hornets with 287 yards and three scores on 20 receptions. Wetzel led the Hornets on 32 career pass receptions for 358 yards and four touchdowns.
Levindoski has made 44 career tackles and recovered two fumbles, with 41 tackles this season alone. He tied Ryder Bowen with 100 tackles this season, giving him 197 for his career. Baker finished with 10 career tackles (seven each this season) while Ash had 25 saves.
Wyatt Gastrock finished with 59 tackles this season, or 81 for his career.
Brown finished with 313 career rushing yards on 68 carries with a touchdown, 361 yards on 34 receptions and had 184 career tackles to go with one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two sacks and one interception.
“These boys have come a long way,” said head coach Matt Hildebrand. “They played their best and it shows. As much as I hate to see them go as they graduate, I’m proud of what they’ve accomplished here as a team.