By R.L. McCRAY
CORRY — After an overtime game in the first meeting between North East and Corry, Friday’s Region 6 football finale figured to be another tight one.
It was that — and more, this time going double overtime.
NE’s Seth Fuller returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, caught a pair of TD passes and scored six points on his only carry of the night. That’s five touchdowns.
But Corry’s Landen Weis also tallied five TDs including two after regulation as the Beavers prevailed, 42-34.
It was a back-and-forth contest that for the second time this season went to overtime. The first meeting in North East went to Corry 13-10 in one OT.
The game started with the Grapepickers’ Fuller returning the opening kickoff 99 1/2 yards for touchdown. NE’s Fuller caught a TD pass and 2-pointer for a 14-7 lead at the half.
Both teams scored 14 points in period three. Fuller’s second kick return for a touchdown went 90 yards and NE was up 28-21.
In the first overtime, freshman Jackson Humes hit Fuller on a fourth-down TD pass but the 2-point try was a pass that was intercepted.
On Corry’s do-or-die fourth-down run, Weis some how pushed himself into the end zone to tie it. But the extra point kick failed.
In the second OT, on Corry’s first play, Weis again would not be denied as he scored from the 10. He then tacked on the 2-pointer for an eight-point lead.
North East tried four passes and Corry’s defense was up to the test.
Fuller wound up catching eight passes for 91 yards while Humes was 9 of 16 through the air while throwing for two 2-point conversions. Tyler Wittman carried 17 times for 71 yards.
Corry’s Weis wound up with 257 yards rushing on 35 carries and caught two passes for 72 yards.
North East (0-6) hosts Franklin this Friday night.
North East 6 8 14 0 6 0 — 34
Corry 0 7 14 7 6 8 — 42
NE-Seth Fuller 99 kickoff return (kick failed)
C-Sam Fisher 13 pass from Nate Lesher (Steel Fuller kick)
NE-Se.Fuller 57 pass from Jackson Humes (Fuller pass from Humes)
C-Landen Weis 68 run (St. Fuller kick)
NE-Se.Fuller 10 run (Keyen Skrekla pass from Humes)
C-Weis 67 pass from Lesher (St.Fuller kick)
NE-Se. Fuller 90 kickoff return (run failed)
C-Landen Weis 23 run (St. Fuller kick)
NE-Se.Fuller 1 pass from Humes (pass intercepted)
C-Landen Weis 4 run (kick failed)
C-Landen Weis 10 run (Weis run)