TUNKHANNOCK -- A battle early in the third quarter was a blowout by the end of the period.
West Scranton scored three touchdowns in a span of 5:20 in the third quarter to roll to a 38-6 victory Friday night.
Marquise Brownlee ran for scores of 23 and 3 yards, capping a 166-yard, three-touchdown night for the Invaders‚?? featured back.
Demitris Garcia added a 69-yard scoring run sandwiched between Brownlee‚??s runs. He also had a 50-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter to set up West Scranton‚??s final score. He finished with 146 yards on eight carries.
West Scranton had 268 yards rushing in the second half on 18 carries.
Tunkhannock received the opening kickoff of the second half and went 61 yards to score, making it 14-6 early in the third quarter. The Tigers converted their only third down of the half during the drive, using Josh Robinson five times on the possession ‚?? including the third down and the scoring play.
Robinson ran around the left side, then cut back and found a seam for a 9-yard touchdown with 8:26 left in the third quarter.
The Invaders scored on their first possession, marching 61 yards on seven plays to open the game. Quarterback Jordan McCloe connected with tight end Lou Dibileo for a 35-yard gain on a deep seam route.
Big plays continued as Garcia had an 11-yard run, followed by Brownlee‚??s 15-yard carry ahead of his 4-yard scoring run.
West Scranton made it 14-0 on a 65-yard drive midway through the second quarter. Dibileo had another big catch (an 11-yard out) and Brownlee had another big run, but it was Tyaire Quiller coming in as a change of pace and scampering 25 yards to extend the Invaders‚?? lead.
Tunkhannock could not capitalize on a fumble recovery by Josh Robinson not an interception by Colton Coolbaugh.
The Tigers had five of their six possessions go into Invaders territory.
WS -- Marquise Brownlee 4 run (kick failed), 9:08
WS -- Tyaire Quiller 25 run (Brownlee run), 6:21
T -- Josh Robinson 9 run (kick failed), 8:26
WS -- Brownlee 23 run (kick failed), 6:22
WS -- Demitris Garcia 69 run (run failed), 3:44
WS -- Brownlee 3 run (kick failed), 1:02
WS -- Lou Dibileo 10 pass from Jordan McCloe (kic failed), 8:42
RUSHING ‚?? WS, Brownlee 19-166, Garcia 8-146, Quiller 1-25, Amir Frasier 2-15, Angel Ortiz 3-12, Cory Jackson-Bey 1-3, McCloe 1-(-1), Team 1-(-1). TUN, Ryan Cywinski 11-59, Josh Colley 7-54, Brian Beauchemin 9-15, Robinson 14-13, Joe Leon 1-12, Colton Coolbaugh 2-10, Casey McClain 1-7, Brandon Daley 1-2, Kenny Moss 1-(-4), Team 1-(-4).
PASSING ‚?? WS, McCloe 5-12-1-102. TUN, Beauchemin 2-4-0-10, Team 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING ‚?? WS, Lou Dibileo 3-62, Joe Devine 1-36, Collen Fanning 1-4. TUN, Robinson 2-10.
INTS ‚?? TUN, Coolbaugh 1-10