In what was a wet Friday night for four local high school football teams, three emerged from the soaking with wins. Wallenpaupack took down Honesdale, Delaware Valley came back to beat West Scranton, and Western Wayne scored a third quarter touchdown to defeat the Vikings of Riverside.


In what was a wet Friday night for four local high school football teams, three emerged from the soaking with wins. Wallenpaupack took down Honesdale, Delaware Valley came back to beat West Scranton, and Western Wayne scored a third quarter touchdown to defeat the Vikings of Riverside.

Delaware Valley at West Scranton
The Warriors traveled into Scranton Memorial Stadium on Friday night and needed a win to keep their post-season hopes alive, and after trailing by six at the intermission they fought back in the fourth quarter and scored the go-ahead touchdown with a little over five minutes remaining in the contest. The Warriors  took the game 28-24.

In the first quarter it was West Scranton that struck first on a Tyler Hughes four-yard run, but the extra point was blocked giving the Invaders a 6-0 lead going into the second quarter.

In the second quarter Hughes connected with Ethan Dunn for a 45-yard catch and run and the score was quickly 12-0. The Warriors responded less than a minute later when quarterback Bryan Schor found Kory Wilson open and hit him for a 75-yard strike.

The Invaders would score next on another Hughes touchdown pass to Malcolm Sweeting but again the Warriors responded when Wilson rumbled in from two-yards out. A successful Anthony Cavallaro extra point and it was an 18-14 lead for West.

In the second half the Invaders scored once more in the third quarter and then DV buckled down and played a flawless fourth quarter leading to scores by Chris Cohen from one yard, and Wilson on a 15-yard pass from Schor to secure the victory at the 5:31 mark.

Cohen finished the game with 132 yards and a one touchdown, and Wilson recorded 31 yards rushing and 107 yards receiving and three scores.

Schor was six for 13 for 147 yards and two TD’s.

The two teams combined for 766 yards of total offense with DV collecting 400 and West with 366.

Riverside at Western Wayne
In a Lackawanna League Division 2 showdown at Sharkey Rosett Stadium the Wildcats came out with a big win over the visiting Vikings from Riverside 10-8.

With the rain coming down, making it hard to get any kind of passing game established the defenses took center stage in this grid iron battle. Overall the two teams combined for 90 passing yards with Riverside putting up 68 of those yards, but on the ground Western Wayne collected 254 yards with Josh Harrison doing most of the damage to the Vikings with 147.

In the first quarter Riverside marched down the field after the opening kick-off and capped off the drive with a nine yard run by Corey Talerico and a successful two-point conversion when Talerico ran it in, but it was the only time in the game they would find the end zone.

Bill Gillette knocked in a field goal from 28 yards as the clock expired to end the half and the Wildcats were trailing by just five at the intermission.

In the third quarter the ‘Cats took the lead for good on a game-winning five-yard run from Joe Siclari. Gillette added the extra point and the ‘Cats held on through the fourth quarter to win the game 10-8.

Siclari finished the game with 59 yards rushing and 22 yards passing and a touchdown.

Riverside’s Talerico ended the game with 135 yards and a score.