Delaware Valley Gets Revenge; Moves on

Written by: on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Follow Vince Pellegrini on Twitter.


Almost one month ago to the date exactly, Scranton rallied from a 20-0 deficit to get by the home standing Delaware Valley Warriors, 34-27. Tonight’s backdrop was quite easy to describe – ‘The rematch to move on.’

Following Scranton’s initial possession, Alvaro Fernandez put the Knights on the board first after his 27-yard field goal. Delaware Valley answered with one of Martin Strenk’s three touchdowns to give D.V. a 7-3 advantage as the first quarter came to a close. Following Strenk’s second score, the Knights’ big play combo of Marlinn Waiters to Karlon Quiller connected on a 83-yard strike to cut the Warrior lead to 14-10. Quiller caught his 20th touchdown of the season as Waiters had thrown his 25th.

Strenk extended Delaware Valley’s lead to eleven after an 8-yard scamper for six-points with 4:18 remaining in the third quarter.

Scranton’s Jake McCarthy opened the fourth frame with a 2-yard touchdown to get the Knights’ within five points (21-16). However, the Warriors’ Ryan McGowan dashes 24-yards to pay dirt to life Delaware Valley to the next round of the tournament. The Warriors’ defense became the first team to hold Scranton below 34-points this season.

Coach Keith Olsommer’s group will now play against Parkland (10-2).

Scoring Chart
First Quarter
S – Alvaro Gonzalez, 27-yard FG (S 3-0), 8:51
D – Martin Strenk, 6-yard TD run (D 7-3), 1:28
Second Quarter
D – Martin Strenk, 5-yard TD run (D 14-3), 2:23
Third Quarter
S – Karlon Quiller, 83-yard TD catch from Marlinn Waiters (D 14-10)
D – Martin Strenk, 8-yard TD run (D 21-10), 4:18
Fourth Quarter
S – Jake McCarthy, 2-yard TD run (D 21-16), 11:21
D – Ryan McGowan, 24-yard TD run (D 27-16), 6:22

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