Delaware Valley turned away at districts

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:03

Scranton - Delaware Valley’s 2005 football season came to a close on Nov. 11 at Scranton’s Memorial Stadium. The Warriors, after suffering their first losses in the season’s last two games, were taking on the Hazelton Area Cougars for the District II Class AAA Championship. After taking an early lead the Warriors fell to the Cougars 42-21. With less than two minutes into the game sophomore Tony Witte brought in Del Val’s first touchdown, giving the Warriors a 7-0 lead. Hazelton’s Henry Hinkle took advantage of interceptions and turnovers, bringing in two touchdowns and securing a 13-7 lead at halftime. In the second half the Cougars locked up their victory. The Warriors’ second-half kickoff was returned for touchdown and Hazelton added a two-point conversion, making the score 21-7. The Warriors answered with a touchdown by Andrew Lonsky, still keeping the game relatively close 21-14. But Hazelton’s Mike Nicholas and Nate Eachus scored in the third and fourth quarter as Hazelton pulled away. Caleb Holocher would score the final Warrior touchdown of the season after Kenny Domzalski’s kickoff return. Following the game, the Warriors received their medals for taking second place in the District II AAAA Championship. Delaware Valley ended the season at 8-3. “I think this team has done a great job this year. I’m very proud of them; I’m very proud of the work ethic they’ve had,” noted Dr. Candis Finan, Delaware Valley School District superintendent.