September 7, 2013
Kingston Twp. 20
The Kingston Township Raiders put together an impressive offensive attack combined with a relentless defense to beat the Plymouth Shawnee Indians, 20-0.
Early in the first quarter, Michael Starbuck broke free for a 65-yard touchdown run to get the Raiders on the board. RJ Wren connected with Jack Luke on the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0.
After the Raiders recovered a fumble, they went on the offensive attack again. First, Starbuck connected with Like DelGaudio for a 40-yard gain followed by Wren pushing it another 30 yards on a keeper. DelGuadio finished it off by scampering 20 yards into the end zone. The Raiders did not make the 2-point conversion but were out in front, 14-0.
In second quarter action, the Raider offense kept moving the ball. Jake Sorber had an impressive run that brought the ball inside the 15-yard line. Next, Jack Luke powered himself into the end zone with a 15-yard TD run. The 2-point conversion failed.
Josh Balara had a fumble recovery for the Raiders and helped his teams defense hold the Indians scoreless not only in the first half but the entire game.
The third and fourth quarters were highlighted by the Raiders great defense, including outstanding performances by Dylan Schuster, Hideki Takagi, Steven Horst, Scott McLaughlin and Zach Chamberlain.
The win was the first of the season for the Raiders.
The Dallas Junior Mounts improved to 2-0 with a 36-6 win over the Kingston Huskies.
After winning the coin toss, the Junior Mounts elected to receive. Jared Adamski scored on the first play from scrimmage and Dallas led, 8-0.
The Junior Mounts executed a successful onside kick and retained possession of the ball. Alex Hajikowski rumbled down the left sideline and scored for Dallas. Mitch Burgess got the 2 point conversion and Dallas led, 16-0.
After the Dallas defense held Kingston to a 3 and out, Kingston punted and Dallas got the ball. Alex Hajikowski scored again and Dallas led, 24-0. The Junior Mount defense held the Huskies again and when they got the ball on offensem Jared Adamski tacked on another score .This put Dallas up 30-0 at halftime.
In the second half, the Huskies offense came to life, scoring a touchdown and executing a double reverse.
Overall, the Dallas defense played a great game, limiting talented Kingston QB Ryan Sullivan to only one TD. Leading the defense were Ryan Cuba, who played a great defensive tackle for the second week in a row; Mitch Burgess, who had several key stops on the outside; and Cody Konnick, who led the defensive linemen with 3 tackles for a loss.
Dallas added one more score in the second half with Joe Peters hitting pay dirt and scoring his first career touchdown.
The Dallas Junior Mount D team completed the third week of football in the WVWYFC Conference with a 22-14 win over the Swoyersville Sailors. This win takes the Junior Mounts to 3-0 on the season.
The Junior Mounts battled a tough Sailors team in the heat, culminating with a late fourth-quarter zigzag into the endzone by Lucas Tirpak to break the second-half deadlock.
The backfield of Aaron Powell, Nate Malarkey, Dylan Geskey and Tirpak was led by the sweat and determination of a tough offensive line made up of Michael Elgonitis, Caleb Venosh, Colby Powell, Dalton Robbins, Archie Stephens, Bryce Casey and Luke Hajkowski.
The defense was led to battle by Mason Calvey, as he captained a powerful crew that included Logan Geskey, Noah Greco, Dalton Hislop and Charlie Stephens. The defense dug deep all game and held the Sailors on multiple series while recovering two fumbles.