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Written by: John Kotsko on Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Coming into the game, the talk was about the Wolf Pack’s speed on offense. In the end, the Mountaineer defense was stifling with six turnovers and QB Jackson Wydra had five total touchdowns as Dallas posted a shutout victory over Wilkes-Barre Area 45-0. Dallas Head Coach Rich Mannello on his team’s performance “We took advantage of every opportunity tonight and we did great on all three aspects of the game.”
Dallas got the opening possession and went six plays as Wydra found Rocco Ormando and pushed around Wilkes-Barre Area defenders into the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 8:59 remaining in the first quarter. The Mountaineers got their first turnover of the game with a fumble recovery by Jake DelGaudio to give Dallas the ball at the WBA 12 yard line. Wydra finished the drive with a great push from the offensive line to the end zone from three yards away and an early 14-0 Mountaineer lead with 6:15 in the first quarter.
After a three and out by Wilkes-Barre Area, Dallas blocked a Wolf Pack punt and had the ball at the WBA 10 yard line and ended with Wydra finding Joe Peters for a nine yard score and a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, Wydra found Ormando for their second score of the game and a 28-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff the Wolf Pack fumbled and the Mountaineers recovered. The drive ended with Wydra finding Zach Paczewski from 14 yards out and a 35-0 Dallas lead with 7:25 remaining in the first half.
Mannello on his senior quarterback. “Since the summer, I couldn’t be more proud of him. He bulked up during the summer. He’s not loud but the team follows him and he has such a command of the offense. You’d think he was a three year starter.”
The Wolf Pack started moving the ball on the ensuing drive but faced a fourth and 9 but they ended up just short of the chains. The drive for the Mountaineers ended with a 37 yard field goal by Jace Chopyak for a 38-0 lead with 35 seconds remaining in the first half. The first half ended with an interception by Paczewski.
On the first drive of the second half, the Mountaineers forced a fumble and recovered by Rocco Ormando and took it 43 yards to the house for a 45-0 lead and the final points scored of the game. The game ended up with a running clock during the second half. Wilkes-Barre Area Head Ciro Cinti on his team’s performance “We just didn’t play well tonight. We didn’t seem to be focused and that’s on me”
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