Stroudsburg rallies, Sattamini gets last second redemption, Mounties squeak by PMW @Sburg_Fb @pmwathletics
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Cover Photo: Leo Sattamini kicks during a game last season
POCONO SUMMIT- Stroudsburg’s placekicker Leo Sattamini stewed on the sidelines as his extra point after a Mounties touchdown put his team ahead of Pocono Mountain West for the first time 20-14. Sattamini pushed the kick left leaving it a six point lead. Would he get a shot at redemption?
Saturday afternoon at a blustery Pocono Mountain West Stadium. Stoudsburg rallied from a 14-0 deficit to stun the home crowd in earning a hard-fought 23-21 victory.
The Panthers (0-3) got on the board on a 19 yard pass from quarterback Lawson Bray to Bavuan Rowland on a 4th and 16 play. Rowland ended up with 112 yards on just 5 receptions.
With just over three minutes left in the first half, Jonathan Owens carried the ball for PMW, but fumbled at the Stroudsburg two, Preston Green was johnny-on-the spot for the Panthers as he picked up the ball and scored to stretch the lead to 14 at intermission.
The Momentum of the game turned midway through the third quarter as Pocono Mountain West lined up to punt on their own 29. Stroudsburg’s Wayne Hamilton blocked the punt and recovered the ball for a Mountie score to cut the lead to 14-7.
Stroudsburg tied the game at 14 when Zane Grover connected on a nine yard pass to Jace Tutty late in the third quarter.
Dwight Cawley then picked off a Panther pass and returned it for a score to give the visitors their first lead at 20-14.
Jaden Bowens then scored for the Panthers on a 15 yard run around the outside in the final quarter to make it 21-20 as the PAT was good.
Stroudsburg got the ball back with just over two minutes left in the contest. Zane Grover dashed for 10 yards but was hit out of bounds moving the ball deep in Panther territory. Then on a 4th and goal from the PMW five and just three seconds on the clock. The Mounties called timeout and called on Sattamini to clinch the victory from 22 yards out. Sattamini drilled it straight and true for the dramatic 23-21 win.
Stroudsburg (2-1) will face East Stroudsburg South next Friday night at home for the little brown jug. The Panthers will be at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown to face William Allen.
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