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Scranton Drops Comets; Finish Unbeaten

Written by: on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Follow Vince Pellegrini on Twitter.


In a huge District 2 Saturday matinee showdown with tons of playoff implications on the line, Scranton finished off an undefeated regular season by blanking Abington Heights, 35-0. The Knights have now won sixteen consecutive regular season games and nine in a row on the road.

On Scranton’s opening drive of the contest, the Knights traveled 77 yards on 8 plays before Jake McCarthy plunged in from a yard out to give the white shirts a 7-0 lead midway through the first frame.

All of Scranton’s three possessions in the first half resulted in touchdowns. On the other side of the spectrum, Abington Heights’ missed a field goal, tossed an interception, punted and time expired in the first half.

The Knights have scored 34-points or more in each game this season. Marlinn Waiters has thrown 22 touchdowns this year (15 in last five games). Sophomore Jake McCarthy has run for over 1,300 yards this year and had scored 21 touchdowns on the ground. Karlon Quiller has caught 17 scores on the campaign.

Following up a 3-7 season a year ago, Abington Heights closes out the regular season with an 8-2 record. Prior to today’s setback, the Comets had won five straight since losing a week four encounter with Delaware Valley (34-14). The Heights fell at home for the first time this year (4-1).

Both schools will advance to week eleven to play in their respective district playoffs (Scranton – #1 seed in Quad A; Abington Heights – #2 seed in Class AAA).

Recent Meetings
Nov. 3, 2012 – Scranton, 35-0
Nov. 4, 2011 – Scranton, 19-10
Nov. 6, 2010 – Abington Heights, 51-22
Oct. 25, 2009 – Abington Heights, 35-0
Oct. 17, 2008 – Abington Heights, 36-21

Scoring Chart
First Quarter
S – Jake McCarthy 1-yard TD run (S 7-0), 4:26
Second Quarter
S – Karlon Quiller, 19-yard TD catch from Marlinn Waiters (S 14-0), 9:01
S – Jimmy McNally, 13-yard TD catch from Marlinn Waiters (S 21-0), 0:20
Third Quarter
S – Marlinn Waiters, 5-yard TD run (S 28-0)
Fourth Quarter
S – Jake McCarthy, 40-yard TD run (S 35-0), 7:47

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