Lackawanna Steamrolls New Jersey Warriors

Green takes off for end zone
Green takes off for end zone

Scranton, PA -  Saturday afternoon the Lackawanna College football team rolled down the field, like a steam engine at full steam, to claim a 56-14 win over the New Jersey Warriors. Like a steam engine there was a little slippage at the start when the Warriors returned a Lackawanna fumble 50 yards for a score. However, after that score, the Falcons went into high gear to score four touchdowns before the Warriors put points on the scoreboard; and then scored four more TDs to close out the game.

Every steam engine must have an engineer, Lackawanna has two, Jo-El Shaw and Michael Dare. Shaw led the team in rushing with 159 yards in 22 carries including touchdown runs of one yards, two yards and two yards again. Dare threw for 304 yards on 14 completions in 20 attempts, including two touchdown passes to Juwan Green of 86 and 33 yards. Green caught six passes for 183 yards.

The defense recorded nine sacks with Tarigue Smith contributing three. Leading tacklers for the Falcons were Tyrone Washington, London Cloud and Branyan Javier-Castillo, each with six.

A summary of today's scores follows:

1st Quarter

08:30 NJW - Pimentel, 50 yd fumble recovery (Reed, Mario kick)

07:37 LKW - Green,Juwan 86 yd pass from Dare,Michael (Howard,Isaiah kick), 3-77 0:45

01:01 LKW - Finney,Eric 1 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 4-41 1:21

2nd Quarter

08:29 LKW - Finney,Eric 20 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 7-58 1:46

01:46 LKW - Shaw,Jo-El 1 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 3-49 0:27

00:40 NJW - Revan, Curtis 7 yd pass from Martin, Rasheed (Reed, Mario kick), 5-60 1:00

00:21 LKW - Green,Juwan 33 yd pass from Dare,Michael (Howard,Isaiah kick), 2-53 0:12

3rd Quarter

07:02 LKW - Shaw,Jo-El 2 yd run (Howard,Isaiah kick), 6-37 2:22

4th Quarter

12:15 LKW - Shaw,Jo-EI 2 yd run (Catlett,Michael rush failed), 8-70 2:35

07:36 LKW - Copper,Kevin 2 yd run (Harris,Dillon rush), 4-17 1:23

Lackawanna returns to play next Saturday when they host Nassau Community College. Next week's game will be the Falcons first night game of the season. It is scheduled for a 7:00 pm kickoff.