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Spartans secure playoff spot with win over Crusaders

Written by: on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. Follow Frank Kastreva on Twitter.

Valley West downs Coughlin 28-13, will face Bethlehem Freedom
By Frank Kastreva,
WILKES-BARRE- Left for dead after week four, a 1-3 Wyoming Valley West Spartans team looked very far away from any chance of the quad A subregional playoffs and for many seniors on this team that very thought was not sitting well.
After speaking with Sr. QB Jack Crossin after a week five win against Delaware Valley, who was 3-1 coming in to that game, he expected nothing more, but the members of his football team to rise to the occasion, run the table and make the playoffs at 7-3.
That all came to a reality Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium as the Spartans downed the Coughlin Crusaders 28-13 in a very well played game by both squads.

Crossin lead the way with three TD’s, all coming by way of the ground game. So. RB George Simms also added a TD on three yard scamper. Simms was a big part of the game as was Ali Muhummad, who played and outstanding game on both sides of the ball.

Sr. RB Chris Hettes also got in on the rushing attack and the offensive line played a flawless game. In fact, the offensive line which was predicted to be the strength of this Spartans team has been playing up to their potential, which was not the case in the first four weeks.

The Crusaders would get TD’s from Sr. QB Matt McClosky on a three yard keeper and Sr. RB Justin Koslosky on a nine yard jaunt to the gold zone.

With the win the Spartans have secured the fifth seed in the AAAA subregional playoffs in which they will face Bethlehem Freedom in the Lehigh Valley either Friday or Saturday. Freedom enters the playoffs 8-2 as the fourth seed.

As for Coughlin they will travel to Berwick as the three seed in the class AAA district two playoffs. The Dawgs come in as the two seed, a team that beat Coughlin 12-0 in Dawgtown a few weeks back.






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5 Responses to “Spartans secure playoff spot with win over Crusaders”

  1. Matt Larkin (vp of the Quiet Section) says:

    Its alright JOE, we all make mistakes. I thank you for your support and hope your prediction comes true. The Quiet Section RULES!!!!

  2. Matt Larkin (vp of the Qiuet Section) says:

    It’s alright Joe, we all make mistakes. If anyone. Thanks we should fare pretty well against them if Jack is on

  3. JOE says:

    O sorry i though you were playin the other bethlehem team wvw 27 bethlehem 17

  4. Peggy Koslosky says:

    It is not Matt Koslosky, but Justin Koslosky

  5. Matt Larkin (vp of the Quiet Section) says:

    O little town of Bethlehem, here come the SPARTANS!!