War­riors’ of­fense clicks in vic­tory

The Citizens' Voice - - High School Football - BY AN­GELO SULLA COR­RE­SPON­DENT Con­tact the writer: sports@ cit­i­zensvoice.com

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.


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