Tigers re­main in play­off race

Gameface - - KEYSTONE REPORT - By Jim Reeser Sports Ed­i­tor jreeser@cit­i­zensvoice.com 570-821-2065, @CVjimreeser

Tunkhan­nock en­tered Week 11 of the 1986 sea­son look­ing to keep its East­ern Con­fer­ence play­offs hopes alive.

A vic­tory over Ha­zle­ton and a Cough­lin loss to Val­ley West in Week 12 would put the Tigers (6-4, 2-3 Divi­sion 2) in po­si­tion to earn their firstever EC bid.

“This is our big­gest game of the year,” Tunkhan­nock coach Tom Oldziejew­ski said. “Every­one is ex­cited about the pos­si­bil­ity of gain­ing a play­off berth. We’d like to con­trol our own des­tiny, butwe can’t. How­ever, we have to beat Ha­zle­ton first and then sit, watch and hope for a win by Val­ley West over the Cru­saders.”

Wy­oming Area also en­tered Week 11 look­ing to stay in the EC Class A wild­card pic­ture. The War­riors needed a win over Mey­ers to stay in the hunt.

“Ob­vi­ously, we have to find a way to shut down Rocket Is­mail,” Wy­oming Area coach Paul Mar­ranca said. “He’s their bread and but­ter.”

The Tigers and War­riors kept up their end of the bar­gains by earn­ing vic­to­ries.

Tunkhan­nock beat Ha­zle­ton 36-22 to keep their Class A hopes alive. The Tigers now need some help from Val­ley West in Week 12. A Cru­sader loss gives Tunkhan­nock the ti­tle.

Tunkhan­nock’s Gary Brennan threw a 49-yard touch­down pass and Joe Nally had 184 yards on 28 car­ries and a touch­down. Full­back Brian Mast had three scor­ing runs and Kevin Hutchins kicked a 28-yard field goal.

For Wy­oming Area, Phil Russo threw for 208 yards and a touch­down, Paul An­geli and Charles Mi­lazzo had a touch­down runs and Eric Uporsky re­turned a punt 58 yards for a touch­down.

The War­riors were helped when Is­mail went down with an in­jury. He had 102 yards and a touch­down be­fore leav­ing in the se­cond quar­ter.

In other games

GAR ran for 308 yards in a 28-0 win over Hanover Area. Leroy DeGraf­fen­reid fin­ished with 140 yards and Dave Ma­harty added 100 to lead the Gre­nadiers.

Jerry Ogurkis had a 4-yard touch­down run and kicked a 25-yard field goal to lead Dal­las to a 9-7 win over Pittston Area.

Matt Walsh had a 4-yard touch­down run as Cough­lin beat Crest­wood 9-0.

Joe Dougherty scored two touch­downs to lead Hoban to a 20-9 win over Lake-Lehman.

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