Warriors unhorse the Scranton Knights

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:51

Scranton - The Warriors secured their spot in the playoffs by defeating the Scranton Knights on Friday Oct. 20. The team was led by their defense again, and Kenny Domzalski. The Warriors started out slow in the first half, with the only score, a field goal, by the kicker Bill Davidson. In the seconnd half the Warriors came out determined to win the game. Tony Whitty had one touchdown run, Josh Navitsky had a touchdown pass, and Kenny Domzalski had a touchdown run. Domzalski rushed for a total of 273 yards. Tony Whitty said, “I am definitely proud of the offense. We really stepped it up. In the first half we knew what we were doing wrong, and we came out in the second half and stepped it up.” The offensive line blocked well again for Josh Navitsky and Kenny Domzalski. Sophomore offensive lineman, Chris Conklin, said, “The offensive line was good tonight. The beginning of the first half we didn’t do a good job. But in the second half we got it in our heads... we were going to win.” Coach Keith Olsommer added, “We had three key players on offense tonight. They were Johnny Hearon, Bill Poore, and Kenny Domzalski.” On Friday night, the defense had another great night. Johnny Hearon had one interception, Bill Poore had another. Tony Whitty also had one interception and had 8 tackles. The defense held the Knights to 199 yards of total offense. Junior defensive lineman, Cory Homer, said, “We keep a good work ethic in practice, and its good that we can come out and do it on the field.” Senior all-state middle linebacker, Ian Sumner, added, “Oh yeah, I am proud of the defense. We played really well tonight. They couldn’t run up the middle.” Running back, Kenny Domzalski gave most of the credit for his success to the defense. He said, “The defense was my key to success. The defense got us the ball a lot.” Olsommer said, “The defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage tonight. I am very pleased with Trevis Romer, Bryce McKiernan, and Don Bickman; plus linebackers, Ian Sumner and Tony Whitty are tough.” The Warriors allowed a single touchdown with three seconds on the clock in the fourth quarter. The final was 23-7, and they are now 7-1. Olsommer said, “This was a huge win. This win puts us in the playoffs. Anytime you can get into the playoffs it’s a success.” The Warriors play at home against North Pocono next week.