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Abington Heights rally past Scranton

Written by: on Friday, November 1st, 2013. Follow Vince Pellegrini on Twitter.


vinceweek102013The Comets were down by 21 before rallying for their 9th victory of the season to defeat Scranton, 28-21. Abington Heights closes out the regular season with their third win in a row since dropping a 21-13 decision to Scranton Prep.

Scranton’s five-game winning streak was snapped tonight. The Knights jumped out to a 21-0 lead following a pair of TD runs by Jake McCarthy and a connection from Kyle Piecznynski to Joshua Gonzalez. McCarthy eclipsed the 4,000 yard plateau on the ground in the opening quarter.

Comets’ Nathan Hollander picked off a Piecznynski pass to set up Abington Heights’ first scoring drive which culminated with a Joe Carroll from J.C. Show toss.

Following a pair of Comets’ touchdown runs, Abington Heights’ received a fumble recovery by Sam Radkiewicz returned for a touchdown to take a 28-21 advantage.

In the fourth quarter, Scranton was stuffed in a goal line stand and tossed an interception.

The Comets will play at Scranton Prep next week in the District 2 first round.

Scoring Chart
First Quarter
S – Jake McCarthy 18 yard TD run (Alvaro Fernandez kick) – 7:44 (S 7-0)
S – Joshua Gonzalez 40 yard TD catch from Kyle Pieczynski (Fernandez kick) – 6:56 (S 14-0)
S – Jake McCarthy 1 yard TD run (Fernandez kick) – 0:24 (S 21-0)
Second Quarter
A – Joe Carroll 25 yard TD catch from J.C. Show (Colin McCreary kick) – 8:18 (S 21-7)
A – J.C. Show 1 yard TD run (McCreary kick) – 3:16 (S 21-14)
Third Quarter
A – Quinn Karam 2 yard TD run (McCreary kick) – 6:35 (T 21-21)
A – Sam Radkiewicz fumble return for a TD (McCreary kick) – 6:28 (A 28-21)

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2 Responses to “Abington Heights rally past Scranton”

  1. Tom Radkiewicz says:

    Connor Dickinson does not play for Abington.
    Sam Radkiewicz reurned the fumble for a TD.

  2. NEPA Guy says:

    Sam Radkiewicz recovered the fumble and scored. Connor Dickinson graduated last year