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Green Knights win District AA Title

Written by: on Saturday, November 19th, 2011. Follow Dean Beers on Twitter.


by Dean Beers of

Behind three touchdowns by Junior Michael Racciato, the Pen Argyl Green Knights won their first District title since 2001 by defeating Northern Lehigh 26-7 for the District 11 Class 2A Title Saturday afternoon.

The Green Knights (12-0) will play District 2 champ Wilkes-Barre G.A.R. next Friday at 7:00PM, at Spartan Stadium, Wyoming Valley West High School, in Kingston.

Dylan Evans ran for 120 yards on 25 rushes and one touchdown. Racciato rushed for 68 yards and 71 yards receiving. Quarterback Conor Gum completed 4 of 9 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Kirk Bender was the leading rusher for the Bulldogs with 50 yards. Also, for the Bulldogs, Trevor Yashur lead the way in receiving yards with 3 catches for 20 yards and a touchdown, his team’s only score of the game.

Northern Lehigh ends its season at 10-2, both losses coming from Pen Argyl. The Bulldogs were the defending District champions.


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