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Special Team Play Lifts Crestwood

Written by: on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011. Follow Vince Pellegrini on Twitter.


The notion that Crestwood is still a pretender has gone out the window after the Comets’, 7-6, victory over Dallas on Monday afternoon. Crestwood not only knocked off the Mountaineers in the Back Mountain but they also secured first place in the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Special team play came up big for the Comets. In the second quarter, Tony Morgante blocked a Dallas punt which set up a 38-yard Nick Aigeldinger pass play to Eric Pickett for a score to give Crestwood a 7-0 lead with just over a minute remaining in the opening half.

The Mountaineers got on the board on a Shane Dunn, 33-yard, touchdown grab from Ryan Zapoticky. However, after a failed extra point try, the score read 7-6 in favor of the Comets.

Dallas drove down the field with under ten seconds left in the game when Crestwood’s special teams came up big once again with a blocked field goal to snap their five-game losing streak against the Mountaineers.

Aigeldinger led Crestwood in rushing with 66 yards on 18 carries. The Crestwood defense held the Mountaineers to under 150-yards of rushing which is a feat seeing how Dallas has run the ball this year. Shane Dunn caught 5 passes for 57 markers.

Crestwood will take on Wyoming Valley West this Friday.

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5 Responses to “Special Team Play Lifts Crestwood”

  1. bob says:

    Joe, even though the holding wasn’t called, what about that pass interference that wasn’t called on Dallas in the first half? I have never seen a PI so blantant in my life.

  2. Joe says:

    dallas did not play like they have the rest of the season thats for sure. they werent as pumped up werent ready to play and made more mistakes than they have all season. blown coverages, poor blocks, bad play calls, all on top of a holding penalty that shouldve never been called on the rushing touchdown late in the second half that got called back. bottom line is, these two teams will most likely meet again in week 11 and when dallas comes out on top…dont be suprised.

  3. Frank says:

    Crestwood got past their biggest test of the season. I dont think they will have as much trouble against a small, weak WVW team. Yes, WVW has some athletes but Crestwood can match up with them and beat them up physically. Game wll be close for a half then the size of Crestwood will take over in the second half. Also, WVW is missing their tailback and eventhough they have an overhyped Eugene Lewis he cant do it alone against a quality team which was proven 2 weeks ago against Dallas.

  4. Dan says:

    I was at the game and in my honest opinion both teams went into this game with very conservative play-calling. As a Dallas Alumni, give credit to the Crestwood football team on a well played game. As to why the coach was flagged for an unsportmanlike penalty, who knows? No one really knows what he said. Was it deserved? maybe? But I must say when your team scores the go ahead td with just under 3 minutes to go and gets ruled back a judgement holding call, emotions will overtake you, especially in such a big game, in such a big spot in a game. If the unsportmanlike was derserved (obviously the offical said so) then its shame on the coaches, because the players on the field should be the ones who decide the football. But again, all the credit goes to Crestwood. They deserved the win.

  5. Mark says:

    I had the opportunity to listen to this game, and it sounded like Crestwood and Dallas played great games. I’m curious though, why would the coach be flagged for unsportsman like conduct, after they just received a holding penalty? Maybe if they are loud enough, the coaches will make the refs say you’re right and put the flag back in their pocket. It’s a shame the coaches are over the top 2 weeks in a row for Dallas. Congratulations Crestwood on a game well played.