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Pittston Area Pummels Wyoming Area 35-0, Wins WVC Division 2 Crown

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| October 29, 2022

On the night the Patriots honored the 2002 division-winning team, the Patriots did the same defeating cross-river rival Wyoming Area 35-0 to take home the school’s first division football title in 20 years.

Pittston Area took the opening kickoff and never looked back. The Patriots would march 71 yards in seven plays before the drive was capped off when Drew Delucca hit Kevin Lockett in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass. That gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead just 3 minutes into the game.

The hot start would continue for the Patriots as on the Warrior’s opening drive they would fumble the football in their own territory. Anthony Cencetti recovered the fumble and helped set up the Patriots inside the 30. Just one play later it was 14-0, Delucca would once again connect with Lockett this time from 27 yards out.

The Patriots would score once more in the first quarter when Drew Delucca found Robby Barbieri from 10 yards out to give the Patriots a 19-0 lead with 3:45 left in the quarter.

The Patriots would get on the board late in the second quarter when running back Harry Pugliese who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark tonight powered it in from 3 yards out to give the Patriots a 27-0 lead with 4:21 left as they headed into the half.

The Patriot’s defense held Wyoming Area to just 33 total yards of offense in the first half.

The Patriots would put the finishing touches on a historical night. In the third quarter, Delucca would toss his fourth touchdown pass of the night to Anthony Ranielli from 26 yards out to give the Patriots a 35-0 lead with 6:57 left in the third quarter putting the game into Mercy rule.

Pittston Area’s Drew Delucca was presented with the Falcone Award winner, presented to the MVP of the game.

Wyoming Area finished its regular season (5-5) and will travel to Dallas (8-2) in the opening round of the district 2 4A Bracket, while Pittston Area finished its season (7-3) and will host Delaware Valley (5-5) in the opening round of district 2 5A bracket.


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