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Dallas downs Pittston Area in playoffs 35-12 @DallasMountsFB @PApatriot_fb

Written by: on Saturday, November 6th, 2021

 

“You all played a hell of a game” said Dallas head coach Rich Manello after their 35-12 win over Pittston Area in the opening round of the district 2 class 4A playoffs. The Mountaineers 3-headed monster of quarterback Jackson Wydra, wide receiver Zack Paczewski, and running back Parker Bolesta was just too much for the seventh-seeded Pittston Area.

The game started off as well it could for the Mountaineers after receiving the kick from the 32-yard line, the Mountaineers would put together a long 62-yard drive through the air as Wydra connected with Rocco Ormando and Zach Paczewski several times setting up Dallas in the Pittston Area red zone. Just a few plays later, Parker Bolesta would find the end zone from 2 yards out the extra point was good and with 7.12 left in the quarter, the Mountaineers led 7-0 the quarter would come to a close with Dallas on top 7-0.


Both teams defenses would step in the second quarter, but the Mountaineers would manage to get the lone score of the quarter when with 5.25 on the clock facing a 3 and 11 from the Dallas 11-yard line Jackson Wydra would connect with Zach Paczewski on an 89-yard bomb that gave the mountaineers a 14-0 lead. Pittston would get a chance to score before the half ended by having a huge drive that fell just 1 yard short as Drew Delucca was stopped at the 1-yard line and both teams went into the half with Dallas up 14-0.

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Dallas would score twice in the third quarter, first, when Jackson Wydra connected with Joe Peters on a 69-yard strike for a score the extra point was good with 6.20 left, Dallas led 21-0. On the following drive, Pittston Area would try a trick play that just went south when running back Harry Puglieses pass was intercepted by Zach Paczewski that would set up Parker Bolesta for the 20-yard touchdown run with 5.46 left in the quarter making the score 28-0 Dallas

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots would finally get on the board when their 72-yard drive ended in a Drew Delucca 1 yard touchdown run with 11.24 now making the score 28-6 Dallas. The Mountaineers would come right back with a score of their own when Parker Bolesta broke loose for a 24-yard touchdown, making the score 35-6 Dallas with 8.08 left in the game. The Patriots would score one more time late in the quarter with 2 minutes left when Adam Lazar ran it in on fourth down from 1 yard out. Dallas got the ball back and took some knees and then the horn sounded the scoreboard read Dallas 35 Pittston Area 12.


Pittston Area ended its season at (3-8) while

(8-2) will host North Pocono (9-2) next Friday.

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