WRIGHT TWP. ‚?? It was a play that worked all night for North Pocono -- sweep right to Ricky Goodall.
Crestwood Greg Myers knew the two-point conversion call. Tyler Robinson knew it. Even the Comets band could have guessed the play call.
Crestwood‚??s Robinson broke to the inside, beat his lineman and wrapped Goodall to the ground, stalling a potential go-ahead two-point conversion to secure a 21-20 victory Friday over North Pocono.
‚??We know 21 is their guy,‚?Ě Robinson said. ‚??We really didn‚??t want to get beat on that sweep anymore. I beat my guy.‚?Ě
‚??We had a feeling that the toss sweep was coming,‚?Ě Myers said. ‚??The bottom line is that our kids stepped up.‚?Ě
The Trojans decided to go for two after Garrett Fisher punched in an 8-yard run with 1:03 remaining. North Pocono coach Greg Dolhon decided to end the game in the regulation by putting the ball in his top running back‚??s hands.
‚??We were struggling with the extra point,‚?Ě Dolhon said. ‚??Our kids were playing so hard all game we had to go for it.‚?Ě
Crestwood quarterback Jay Popson ran for a 3-yard score to put the Comets ahead by 21-14 margin. He set up the play by evading defenders and the out-of-bounds line with a third-down 9-yard carry to put the Comets in the red zone.
Popson finished with two rushing touchdowns and a 75-yard passing score to Kota Kishel. Popson completed six passes for 147 yards.
‚??Jay‚??s a phenomenal athlete,‚?Ě Myers said. ‚??Any time you put the ball in an athlete‚??s hands, he is going to make some plays. There is no doubt Jay got better from week one. That play to Kota Kishel is just a sign of how good he is going to be.‚?Ě
Kishel caught four passes for 117 yards.
The go-ahead touchdown run came after Crestwood fumbled on the Trojan goal line to start the fourth quarter. The Comet defense forced a quick three-and-out before the winning drive.
Goodell racked up 143 yards rushing for the Trojans.
Crestwood 21, North Pocono 20
CRE ‚?? Kota Kishel 75 pass from Jay Popson (kick failed), 11:49
NP ‚?? Ricky Goodell 13 run (Matt Nawrocki run), 10:38
NP ‚?? Tyler Schirra 0 fumble recovery (run failed), 3:23
CRE ‚?? Popson 24 run (Aigeldinger pass from Popson), 1:50
CRE ‚?? Popson 3 run (Evan Callahan kick), 8:44
NP ‚?? Garrett Fisher 8 run (run failed), 1:04
RUSHING ‚?? NP, Fisher 11-85, Daniels 20-70, Goodell 16-143, Luke Fetter 1-5; CRE, Callahan 12-82, Kishel 4-32, Popson 9-46, Frank Aigeldinger 3-7, Rich Golden 2-16, Brandon Cole 2-2
PASSING ‚?? NP, Fetter 2-6-0-23; CRE, Popson 6-12-0-147
RECEIVING ‚?? NP, Alex Carling 1-4, Eric Ciaglia 1-19; CRE, Kishel 4-117, Aigeldinger 1-15, Andre D‚??Souza 1-15
INTS ‚?? None
MISSED FGS ‚?? NP, Sheerer, 27 (BLK)