Bucks, Hornets topple Sabers, Meteors

Susquehanna and Montrose compete in a previous season's Bluestone Game, both schools sufferred tough losses in this week's football action. SC INDEPENDENT/ FILE PHOTO

Porous defense and costly turnovers doomed both local football teams in week number eight of Lackanna Football Conference action.

In a matchup of winless teams Honesdale scored 27 points in the opening quarter as they cruised to a 62-19 win over Montrose in a division II-III crossover game.

After allowing Honesdale to score in each of their first two drives, Montrose answered with a scoring drive capped off when Quarterback Ethan Cina found Wideout Dominic Palmatier for a 13-yard scored to cut the lead to 14-6.

Honesdale responded with consecutive rushing touchdowns to end the quarter and scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 55-6 at halftime.

Cina and Palmatier would hook up twice more in the second half for scoring plays of 28 and 33 yards.

Palmatier finished with 12 catches for 215 yards while Cina completed 18 of 32 passes for 248 yards with one interception and the three touchdowns. Freshman Lance Rought had 44 yards rushing on seven carries and caught four passes for 32 yards.

Susquehanna trailed 14-0 early when the real disaster struck for the Sabers. Marching down the field Quarterback Garrett Decker led the Sabers on a 50-yard drive including key passes to Ryan Koziol for 18 yards and Gavin Baker for 16 when the Sabers committed the first of their three fumbles and Dunmore capitalized two plays later.

The Sabers fumbled the ensuing kickoff giving the ball to Dunmore on the Sabers 18 and three plays later the Bucks led 28-0.

After their next drive stalled, Susquehanna’s punt was blocked, and Dunmore recovered on the three-yard line. Cristian Buckley scored his third touchdown of the half on the next play and Dunmore took a 35-0 lead into halftime.

Susquehanna got on the board early in the fourth quarter when Jesse DeLousia scored on a 23-yard run and Decker tacked on the extra point.

Decker finished with 82 yards rushing on 13 carries and was 3-8 passing for 44 yards.

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