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Honesdales Ethan Dunn leads County to 14-7 Dream Game Victory, Henzes honored before game

Written by: on Friday, July 19th, 2019

 

Written by Scott Mackinder, NPF

The winners

A crowd of just over 7,500 came out to watch the top football players from the Lackawanna Football Conference play their final high school game in the 85th Annual Lions Club Dream Game at Valley View’s John F. Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville. But before the ball was placed on the tee, the Lion’s Club honored Jack Henzes Jr with a Lifetime Achievement aware, with the plaque listing his great achievements including the 1989 1A title with Dunmore, 11 district 2 titles and more.  Jack retired with a career record of 444 wins, 164 losses and 8 “games that everybody won”.

The County got on the scoreboard first on a 1-yard bootleg touchdown run from Honesdale Quarterback Ethan Dunn with 3:17 left in the first quarter.

The County forced a fumble on the ensuing possession that was recovered by Valley View’s Traon Jones at the City 31 yard line. It didn’t take long for Dunn to make an impact again as he floated a beautiful pass to Valley View’s Jaden Duplessis who hauled it in for a 31 yard touchdown that extended the County lead to 14-0 with 2:38 left in the first quarter.

Valley Views Mason Kordish had a big night

Dunn, who ended up as the top offensive performer in the game, finished with 8 completions on 15 attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown. Duplessis finished with 2 catches for 72 yards. County also got contributions from Lakeland’s Thomas Pidgeon who had 3 catches for 49 yards and Valley View’s Mason Kordish who was the leading rusher with 19 carries for 72 yards.

The County squad dominated the action in the first quarter out gaining the City 108 yards to 6. The second quarter ended up scoreless as the County had a touchdown nullified by a penalty and missed a FG. The City’s only deep drive into County territory was snuffed out by an interception from Lakeland’s James Lewis and the County went into the locker room up 14-0 at half. The City would strike quickly to start the second half as they scored on the second play from scrimmage.

North Pocono’s Donny Blaine aired out a 79 yard bomb to West Scranton speedster Zakeem Vassell to cut the County lead to 14-7.

The County defense was the story for the final 23 minutes of play as they picked up several big plays to end City drives. Western Wayne’s Kobe Sauter was the defensive MVP for the County as he contributed 2 huge interceptions. The first came in the 3rd quarter and it stopped a City drive at the County 3 yard line and his second helped seal the County victory as he snagged a pass from Lackawanna Trail’s Nate Rolka at the County 20 yard line with 3:09 left in the contest.

The County was able to pick up 2 first downs on the final drive to run out the clock on a 14-7 County victory. The City got some nice efforts on defense from Wallenpaupack’s Exzavier Warner (Sack & Tackle for Loss), North Pocono’s Dale Moore (5 tackles 4 assists), West Scranton’s Jake Ciullo (6 tackles, 4 assists and a pass break-up), Dunmore’s Tyler Overholtz ( 2 tackles for loss) and Wallenpaupack’s Chance Smith (sack and tackle for loss).

 

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