Warriors’ offense clicks in victory
WEST PITTSTON — Heading into their game against Hanover Area, the Wyoming Area Warriors wanted to be a balanced football team. That was very evident as the Warriors rushed for 309 yards and passed for 226 yards in a 54-14 victory over the Hanover Area at Sobeski Memorial Stadium.
“We finally showed some consistency on offense,” coach Randy Spencer said. “We need to build off of this the rest of the season.”
With the ball resting on the 11-yard line, the Warriors went on a seven-play, 89-yard drive all on the ground.
The key play in the drive was Darren Rodney’s 34-yard jaunt to give Wyoming Area the ball on the Hanover Area 12.
From there it was Justin Joseph taking a handoff and rumbling untouched 12 yards up the middle for the score.
Wyoming Area then forced a Hawkeye punt.
Dominic DeLuca, who finished with 214 yards passing and four touchdowns, hit Robbie Trottini with a swing pass to the right, Trottini cut to his left and raced 42 yards for the score.
Following another Hanover Area punt, the Warriors needed just five plays to cover 83 yards.
DeLuca hit Steven Yordy with a 35-yard pass to keep the drive alive.
Charlie Banashefski then took a handoff and jaunted 11 yards for the Wyoming Area score.
On their next possession, the Warriors covered 89 yards. On a fourth-down play DeLuca hit a wide-open Shane Eslick with a 41-yard scoring strike.
With the ball resting at midfield the Warriors went on an eight-play drive.
Donovan O’Boyle sprinted 11 yards off tackle for the final Wyoming Area score of the first half.
In the second half, a streaking Marc Anthony Minichello hauled in a 58-yard pass from DeLuca.
The Warriors’ Jesse Cegelka blocked a Hanover Area punt. DeLuca hit Yordy with a 9-yard fade pass for the TD.
Hanover Area was finally able to get it’s offense on track when David Fedorczyk scampered 39 yards for the touchdown.
The Hawkeyes’ second score came on Fedorczyk’s 40-yard touchdown run.
Fedorczyk led the way for the Hawkeyes, gaining 154 yards on the ground and two scores.
“David was a bright spot for us tonight,” Hanover Area head coach Mike McCree said.