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October 12, 2013

NT goes to the air to beat N-W

Tonawanda News —

SANBORN — North Tonawanda QB Chris Woodard wanted to keep the momentum going from his four-touchdown performance against Starpoint last week. So the sophomore did it again.

He threw for three touchdowns and ran for the fourth to lead the Lumberjacks to a 34-12 win over Niagara-Wheatfield on Saturday afternoon.

Woodard was named the Cross Trainer Football Player of the Game for the Jacks (3-3, 2-3 A North), but was quick to give his teammates the credit for his success.

"We knew coming into the game that their corners play real far off the line, and I think our line did an absolute phenomenal job," Woodard said. "I think I may have been hit on one play and it was a screen. They did great and I give all the credit to them."

NT coach Tony Truilizio said the back-to-back strong performances by Woodard are a testament to his talent and potential.

"To score four touchdowns is huge, and that's his capabilities," Truilizio said. "He should be very proud of himself. The way he played on the field shows you what kind of guy he is."

The Jacks got on the board early when Woodard found senior Jake Ferry on a 52-yard touchdown pass for the only scoring of the first quarter. 

Ferry caught his second pass on the next drive and took that one the distance for a 41-yard score. He finished with 93 yards receiving and both his catches went for scores.

Woodard said he and his receivers are starting to develop chemistry and the results are showing on the field.

"In the beginning of the season we were a little shaky and didn't have a lot of chemistry, but as we've practiced every day everybody gets better and better," Woodard said. "We have a lot more chemistry at this point of the season."

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