WELLSVILLE, OH- In a battle of the only two Columbiana County schools to play for a high school state football
championship, the home-standing Wellsville Tigers came up with a 25-19 win over the visiting
Lisbon Blue Devils to open up the season.Quarterback Troy Carter led the Tigers to all four of their scores on the night. The senior racked
up 194 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air, while also chipping in a 1-yard TD run to open
up scoring on the night.
Isaiah Greathouse had a fantastic night for the orange and black, leading the Tigers in both in
rushing and receiving, and the sophomore jack of all trades came up with big plays when his
team needed it most several times on the night. Greathouse tallied 11 carried for 104 yards on
the ground and 8 receptions for 152 yards through the air. One of those eight receptions was a
92-yard touchdown on a third and long deep in the Tigers’ own territory.
Valen Krzyston also had a big game for the Tigers, coming up with several first-down catches,
and an impressive over the shoulder touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. Caden
Weekley and Tyler Stanley were all over the field for the Tigers defensively, the duo had
multiple third-down stops and tackles for loss.
The Blue Devils kept themselves in the game by capitalizing on mistakes by the Tigers. Two of
Lisbon’s scores came after long kick returns that were aided by 15-yard penalties. Tyler Welsh
had a big game for the Blue devils, running in two scores while passing for another. Abram
Simms came up big on several defensive plays for the blue and white, including stops on third
down on three separate drives.
Next Week Wellsville hosts Southern Local at Nicholson Stadium, while Lisbon opens their
season at home versus United. The Indians are coming off a heartbreaking one-point loss to
Leetonia, while the Eagles knocked off rival Columbiana in their opener, 31-20.
– The Wellsville/Southern game will serve as senior night for the Tigers.
– The two teams combined for over 30 penalties on the night.
– The game clocked in at 3 hours and 10 mins. There were no delays of any kind during
– Neither team turned the ball over.
*Contributed by YSN’s Gary Althiser