Comets defeat Spartans
CLARKS SUMMIT – Abington Heights trailed by 11 points in the first half before scoring 28 points in the second half en route to a 38-14 win over Wyoming Valley West in front of 2,700 fans at Comets Stadium.
In the first half, the Comets defense had trouble containing Wyoming Valley West quarterback Eugene Lewis. Lewis rushed for two touchdowns as the Spartans led 14-3 in the second quarter.
Lewis rushed for 56 yards on 21 carries. He completed four of eight passes for 55 yards.
The Comets offense stalled most of the first until they used a ten-play, 70-yards drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by James Fruehan.
The Comets cut into the 11-point lead. The Spartans led at half time 14-10.
The second half momentum continued for the Comets. They made the defensive adjustments holding the Spartans to only 37 yards of offense and two first downs.
On offense the Comets used their big line and running attack to wear down the Spartans.
Fruehan’s 38-yard score with 5:08 left in the third quarter gave the Comets the lead for good 17-14.
He began the fourth quarter with a 30-yard score as the Comets built their lead to 24-14.
Fruehan finished the night rushing for 115 yards on 13 carries.
After a turnover by the Spartans, the Comets would add to their lead. Paul Gallagher capped the five-play drive with the touchdown run with 8:58 remaining making it 31-14.
After another stop by the Comets defense, Gallagher put the nail in the coffin going 43-yards for the score. The Comets led 38-14.
Running back Paul Gallagher said, “We made some key adjustments and came out and executed pretty well.”
Gallagher finished the game rushing for 108 yards on 13 carries.
The Comets had 415 total yards of offense. They limited the Spartan offense to 122 total yards.
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