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Defense Propels Scranton Prep past Delaware Valley 20-13

Tagged under: District 2, Gameday Hub, News

| September 24, 2022


After last week’s 21-9 loss to crosstown rival Scranton, the Cavilers knew they would need a boost this week, and they got that boost from sophomore quarterback Louis Paris and junior defensive back Andrew Summa. Paris ran for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Andrew Summa picked off 3 passes to lead the Cavilers to victory.

The first half was as expected, a fast-paced game with two teams that love to run the ball and play defense. Both teams exchanged big stops and forced turnovers, but it was the Warriors that struck first late in the second quarter after a scoreless first quarter. The Warriors would find the end zone late in the second quarter with 1:18 left when Quarterback Logan Olsommer Rolled out left and found tight end Aiden Black in the corner of the end zone to put the Warriors up 7-0 as they went into halftime.

The Warriors would carry that momentum into the second half as just 2 plays in Ryder Machado take a handoff 65 yards to the house to give the Warriors a 13-0 lead as the extra point was missed with 11:32 left in the third quarter. It looked like it was all but over for the Cavilers as just 3 plays into their next possession the Cavilers fumbled the football that was recovered by Landon Machado and the Warriors. But the Caviler’s defense that made big plays all night came up with arguably their biggest stop of the game forcing a Warrior’s 3 and out, and forcing them to punt. The Cavilers took advantage of that defensive stop and turned it into points, Louis Paris would connect with wide receiver Jake Gentile on a 58-yard bomb that set up the Cavilers 3 plays later for the score. Paris would take it in from 1 yard out with 6:51 left in the quarter to make 13-7 still in favor of the Warriors. The Caviler’s defense once again stepped up and made a big play, as later on in the quarter Jake Gentile would intercept a Tyler Bird pass returning it to the Delaware Valley 30 setting up the Cavilers for the score. It wouldn’t take long for the Cavilers to capitalize once again as just four plays later Running Back Quenten Palermo would take it from 12 yards out to give the Cavilers a 14-13 lead with 33 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Warriors couldn’t get anything going in the fourth quarter turning the ball over downs twice and throwing an interception. After the Cavilers forced Delaware Valley to turn it over on the downs late in the fourth quarter they would once again capitalize. Louis Paris would take the read option 37 yards to the house to give the Cavilers a 20-13 lead with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter after the missed kick. The Warriors did not go down without a fight, they took the ball from their own 20 with 2:19 left to play with no timeouts and marched all the way down to the 17-yard line. But the Warriors ran out of time with seven seconds left Logan Olsommer pass was batted down in the end zone giving the Cavilers the win.

Delaware Valley (1-4) is on the road @ (2-3) North Pocono, as Scranton Prep (3-2) plays host to Wallenpaupack (1-3)


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