Kingston Twp. 28
Wewt Pittston 0
The Kingston Twp. Raiders B team put together an offensive and defensive showcase in its win over the West Pittston Rams.
First-half action was highlighted by Michael Starbuck’s 30-yard breakaway run followed by Luke DelGaudio adding another 22 yards to bring the ball to the 25-yard line. Once again, Starbuck broke loose around the end and scampered into the endzone to put the Raiders ahead, 6-0. The 2-point conversion failed.
The next drive had RJ Wren connected with DelGaudio on a 22-yard pass then Matt Maransky with a run that placed the ball on the4-yard line. Wren then connected with DelGaudio in the endzone to make it 12-0 in favor of the Raiders. Matt Maransky ran it in for the 2-point conversion, making it 14-0.
The second have was a stellar defensive performance. Dylan Schuster and Maransky combined for five sacks as well as great performances by Jake Sorber, Hideki Takagi, Cole Vonderheid, Jack Luke, Josh Balara, Blake Perrego and Ryan Nita.
In the second half, the Raiders offense came alive again with great runs by Zack Chamberlain and Maransky. Touchdowns by Maransky and Starbuck plus a 2-point conversion pass from Wren to Starbuck made it a 28-0 final.
The Raiders are now 2 and 2 for the season with a winning streak of two in a row.
The Dallas Junior Mount C team remained unbeaten at 3-0 with a dominating 30-12 victory over previously-undefeated Swoyersville.
The Sailors received the opening kickoff and their offense got to the Dallas 18 before the drive stalled. Dallas took over on offense and went on an 82-yard scoring drive capped off with a Jared Adamski touchdown.
The drive was highlighted by excellent downfield blocking from Nick Spencer, Jared Adamski, Mitch Burgess and Alex Hajikowski .Mitch Burgess added the 2-point conversion and Dallas held an early 8-0 lead.
After a Swoyersville 3 and out, Dallas took possession and again methodically drove the ball down the field. Mitch Burgess had a huge gain on a sweep, nearly making it to the end zone. Alex Hajikowski finished the drive with a TD. Hajikowski ran in the conversion and Dallas led, 16-0.
On Swoyersville’s next possession, Sailors QB Jake Griffen was intercepted by cornerback Mitch Burgess who returned the interception to the Swoyersville 1-yard line. The Junior Mount offense took over and Alex Hajikowski bulled his way into the end zone. The 2-point conversion was successful and Dallas led, 24-0.
The Sailors got on the board before halftime with a long TD pass and Dallas led, 24-6, at half time.
Dallas got the ball to start the second half and added another Alex Hajikowski touchdown. The conversion was no good and Dallas led, 30-6 .
The Dallas defense stymied the Sailors potent outside running attack all day. Corners Matt Esposito and Mitch Burgess and outside linebackers Luke Shultz, Jace Chopyak and Mark Karcutskie did an excellent job of containing the Sailors. Inside linebackers Alex Hajikowski and Ayden Berndt made several tackles behind the line.
Swoyersville added one more score in the waning seconds of the game to make the final, 30-12, in favor of Dallas.