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October 05. 2013 12:37AM
JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader

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NANTICOKE — Austin Mazonkey came out of the 30-minute lightning delay and immediately bolted 63 yards for the end zone on the first play from possession.

Mazonkey racked up 184 yards on 19 carries in just one half of work to lead Northwest to a 59-21 victory over Nanticoke in a three-plus hour game, halted twice by lightning delays. Both lightning delays came in a second quarter that took 1 hour, 45 minutes to finish.

“We played four quarters of football for the first time in six years,” Northwest coach Carl Majer said. “Sometimes you need a loss like we had to Hanover last week to give you a real kick in the butt. Today, we played like the kind of team we’re capable of playing.”

Northwest’s Nick Long had a tremendous day at the receiving slot. Long caught five passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns. He made a dazzling finger-tip catch on a long Austin Mazonkey pass for 39 yards in the second quarter.

The Rangers had things go their way early on in the first quarter as Nanticoke was driving near the midfield. Eric Gurzynski picked off a screen pass and took it 49 yards to give Northwest a 14-0 lead.

Nanticoke responded after Mazonkey’s run and the second delay with a sky-high pass from Joe Levandowski to Pat Hemple for the Trojans first score to make it a 21-7 game in the second quarter.

Tyler Burger scored two touchdowns with 72 rushing yards on 12 carries. Northwest kicker Jeremy Walsh overcame two early missed extra point opportunities with a booming 32-yard field goal to enable the mercy rule at 44-7 with 7:31 remaining in the third quarter.

Northwest 59, Nanticoke 21



First quarter

NW — Gray Godfrey 9 pass from Logan Womelsdorf (kick failed), 4:05

NW — Eric Gurzynski 49 interception return (Dakota Bowman pass from Womelsdorf), 2:15

Second quarter

NW — Austin Mazonkey 63 run (kick failed), 11:30

NAN — Pat Hempel 41 pass from Joe Levandowski (Kyle Gavrish kick), 5:39

NW — Tyler Burger 1 run (Jeremy Walsh kick), 1:55

NW — Mazonkey 7 run (run failed), 1:43

NW — Nick Long 39 pass from Womelsdorf (Mazonkey run), 31

Third quarter

NW — Walsh 32 field goal, 7:31

Fourth quarter

NW — Burger 5 run (Walsh kick), 11:10

NAN — Danny Green 14 pass from Levandowski (Gavrish run), 8:36

NW — Long 69 pass from Womelsdorf (Mazonkey run), 7:30

NAN — AJ Hunter 1 run (run failed), 1:42

Team statistics`Nwt`Nan

First downs`17`15


Passing yards`196`58

Total yards`483`272


Sacked-yards lost`1-4`1-9





RUSHING — NW, Mazonkey 19-184, Tyler Burger 12-72, Adam Schechterly 1-2, Bowman 5-28, Womelsdorf 1-(minus-4), Garrett Reese 1-2, Walsh 1-3.. NAN, Hempel 11-109, Hunter 3-18, Ron Kotz 1-(minus-2), Levandowski 6-11, Blake Balderramma 7-59, Tyler Henna 1-1, Tyler Myers 1-0, Eddy Dennis 5-27, Jules Beckhorn 1-10, TEAM 2-(minus-19).

PASSING — NW, Womelsdorf 6-9-0-196. NAN, Levandowski 3-12-2-58, Myers 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING — NW, Godfrey 1-9, Long 5-177. NAN, Hemple 2-44, Green 1-14.

INTERCEPTIONS — NW, Gurzynski 1-49, Matt Mitchell 1-5.

MISSED FGs — None.

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