The Dallas Junior Mounts C team advanced to the WVWYFCC super bowl with a 40-8 victory over the Ed/Lark Hurricanes
Dallas stands at 10-0 and will play the 9-1 WWWE Panthers.
Dallas won the coin toss and elected to receive. After a short drive, Alex Hajikowski punched the ball in the endzone for a Dallas TD. Jared Adamski added the 2-point conversion and Dallas led, 8-0.
Ed/Lark came right back, returning the ensuing kickoff for a TD. The 2-pointer was good and the score was knotted at 8-8.
Dallas’ offense broke the game open with Jared Adamski scoring four unanswered TDs in the second quarter. Dallas held a commanding 34-8 lead at halftime.
Ed/Lark received the second half kickoff and put on an impressive drive, getting all the way to the Dallas 2-yard line before the Junior Mount defense, led by Ryan Cuba and Mark Karcutskie, turned them back.
The Dallas offense got the ball back on downs and went on a 98-yard drive with Mitch Burgess capping off the drive with a TD. The 2-pointer was no good and Dallas led, 40-8.
The Dallas defense once again held the Hurricane offense and took over on downs. Dallas took a couple knees and ran out the clock to end the game.
Back Mountain 32
The Dallas Junior Mounts D team concluded a stellar season, finishing with a record of 8-2, losing a hard-fought battle in the first round of playoffs.
The Junior Mounts dropped their only regular season game of the year during the final week against the strong-running Back Mountain Bobcats. This loss dropped the Dallas team into a 3-way tie for first place and resulted in a rematch against the Bobcats in the playoff round.
Round 2 started off with the two teams trading scores. Despite the strong defensive play of Logan Geskey, Noah Greco, Dalton Robbins, Charlie Stephens and Archie Stephens, the Bobcats led, 16-8, at the half.
During the second half, the duo of Mason Calvey and Luke Hajkowski blasted through the Bobcats offense and disrupted their rhythm. The offensive backfield of Nate Malarkey, Lucas Tirpak, Aaron Patton and Dylan Geskey fought tirelessly, bringing the score to 24-24 in the fourth quarter.
The Bobcats drove into the endzone during the last few minutes, taking the game to 32-24. With less than 30 seconds left, the Dallas offensive line (Bryce Casey, Michael Elgonitis, Dalton Hislop, Colby Powell and Caleb Venosh) tried to pave the way for the backfield, but fell short as time expired.