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November 24-30 2021 Scoreboard

Holy Cross Snaps Long Losing Streak

Written by: on Sunday, August 29th, 2021



By Brian Ptashinski @BPtashinski on Twitter

DUNMORE- The Holy Cross Crusaders earned their first win since week two of the 2018 season, when they defeated Holy Redeemer. The 2019 season was lost being they did not field a team and last yeah after five games, the pandemic canceled the remaining games. On Saturday afternoon, in front a boisterous large fan base at St. Anthony’s Memorial Park the Crusaders opened up this years campaign with a wild 34-28 win over Holy Redeemer, in the first of two contests between the two schools.

After a scoreless opening quarter Crusader running back Logan Tierney found the end zone with 11:24 on the clock from a yard out the PAT was missed leaving the score 6-0. Nate Cobley added another short score for the home team making it 13-0 midway through the quarter.

Holy Redeemer did manage to cut the lead to 13-7 at intermission as quarterback Cameron Brennan scored around right end with no time left in the quarter.

A fumble recovery by Holy Redeemer on the second half kickoff set the Royals up at the Crusader 25 yard line, Josh Wesneski capped off the five play drive from 4 yards out giving the visitors a 14-13 lead

The Crusaders took the lead for good early the fourth quarter on a 26 yard run by Gavyn Grem with the two-point conversion added making the score 21-14. Logan Tierney added a five yard score to extend to a 28-14 lead.

Royals quarterback Jacob Hunter connect with speedster Zach Perta for a 55 yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 28-21. Tierney scored his third touchdown of the contest on a 50 yard run and a 34-21 lead for the Crusaders. Hunter hooked up with Perta once again with 53 seconds left in the contest for the final score of the game.

Holy Cross (1-0) will be home with Carbondale next Saturday afternoon. The Chargers were shutout by Lackawanna Trail 28-0. Holy Redeemer(0-1) will be at Mid Valley next week. The Spartans dropped a 4-29 decision to Old Forge.


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