Crestwood advances to semifinals with a convincing victory over Nanticoke
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John Kotsko | November 5, 2022
When you think of the Crestwood Comets, you usually think of their running game with Noah Schultz and quarterback Jaden Shedlock. However, the performance that could not be overlooked is Nick Miscavage. The senior defensive back intercepted two passes and returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown as Crestwood defeated Nanticoke 61-7 in their District 2 4A Quarterfinal matchup. Comets Head Coach Ryan Arcangeli on Miscavage’s night. “Pound for pound, he might be the best athlete in the area. As an all-around player, Nick’s really something and he has a knack for finding the football and a special young man.”
The Trojans started the game with the ball and they started off by throwing and the pass was picked off by Noah Schultz at their own 40 yard line. The Comets started the drive as Jaden Shedlock went to Josh Hilpp for a 32 yard gain. After a few penalties, Shedlock went to Zach Sheloski for an 18 yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 10:47 remaining in the first quarter. On the first play of the drive, Nanticoke fumbled and Crestwood recovered. The Comets then had a botched handoff that ended up being recovered by Nanticoke’s Seth Raymer.
The Trojans faced a third and 3 at midfield. Raymer went to Jaidyn Johnson for a 20 yard gain to the Crestwood 30. On a third down and five. Raymer’s pass ended up being intercepted by Nick Miscavage. The Comets started at their own 24. It only took five plays as Schultz ran the ball on three straight plays for a combined 35 yards into Nanticoke territory at the 41. Shedlock then gained 13 to the 28 yard line. On the next play, Robert Knight scored from 28 yards out for a 14-0 lead with 6:12 left in the first quarter.
The Trojans looked to answer as they started at their own 4 yard line. Zach Fox ran for 11 yards on the first play of the drive. Jaylin Collins then went 12 yards on a second down and 5 play. However, fumbles recovered by Nanticoke resulted in a punt. The Comets got great field position at the Nanticoke 33 yard line. Two plays later, Noah Schultz scored from 33 yards out for a 21-0 lead with 2:04 to go in the first quarter.
After Nanticoke punted on their next possession, Shedlock scored from 65 yards out to make the score 28-0 with 10:31 remaining until halftime. On the next Nanticoke drive, Fox gained 13 yards on the first play. They faced a third and 10 and Collins gained 35 to the Trojan 23 yard line. On the next play, Collins pass ended up being intercepted by Miscavage for his second of the night. After a couple of penalties, it ended up being a second and 26 at their own 15 yard line. Shedlock scored his second touchdown of the game from 85 yards out and a 34-0 lead with 7:40 remaining in the second quarter.
After a three and out and a snap over the punter’s head resulted in Crestwood getting the ball at the Nanticoke 20 yard line. Three plays later, Schultz scored his second touchdown from five yard out and a 40-0 lead with 4:05 left in the first half. The Trojans went four and out on their next drive. It took the Comets three plays to find the end zone as Schultz scored his third touchdown of the game from three yards out and a 47-0 lead with 1:05 remaining in the second quarter. The touchdown broke the school record for most touchdowns in a season. Both teams went to half with the Comets leading 47-0.
At the start of the second half, Nick Miscavage returned the second half kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown to make it 54-0 with 11:42 left remaining in the third. Allen Agnon added a 40 yard touchdown run to make it 61-0. Nanticoke got on the board with 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Brozousky scored from 16 yards out to make the final score 61-7. Nanticoke ended their season at 5-6. Crestwood improves to 10-1 and will host Berwick next Friday in the District 2 4A Semifinals.
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