Balcarcel's fleet feet help DV Warriors beat Scranton Knights in semifinals


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  • Delaware Valley defender Finnegan McCormack tackles Scranton ball carrier Jason Thorpe-Adams in the first half.




  • Delaware Valley ball carrier Josh Balcarcel is grabbed from behind by Scranton defender Nakazi Terry near the end zone in the third quarter. Balcarcel rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown.




  • Scranton defenders fail to block the ball during an extra point kick attempt by Delaware Valley in the third quarter.




  • Delaware Valley quarterback Aiden Oliver is about to throw the ball in the second half.




  • Delaware Valley ball carrier Nick Barie is taken down by Scranton defenders in the fourth quarter.




  • Delaware Valley ball carrier Preston Machado is grabbed by a Scranton defender in the fourth quarter.



Photos by George Leroy Hunter. For more photos visit pikecountycourier.com.


By George Leroy Hunter

— Delaware Valley High School defeated Scranton High School in varsity football on Nov. 2. The final score was 26-0.

The District 2 regional semifinal took place at DV in Westfall Township.

The rain came down hard through most of the contest. And the Delaware Valley Warriors came down hard on the Scranton Knights. The heavy rain made the ball slick and difficult to hold, so most of the action took place on the ground, with running backs handling the ball.

DV running back Josh Balcarcel rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown. Teammates Jason Henderson and John Ruzzano also rushed for one touchdown apiece.

Scranton never managed to get any traction and got worn down by DV's strong running game and relentless defense.








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