Mark Duda claims 150th Career Win in Season Opener

Mark Duda claims 150th Career Win in Season Opener

Scranton, PA: Lackawanna College's head football coach, Mark Duda, claimed his 150th career win with a 68-0 victory over Gattaca. The Falcons were led by outstanding performances by Marcellias Sutton and David Pindell. Sutton scored two rushing touchdowns in eight attempts, while gaining 108 yards. His scores came on runs of sixty-five and seven yards. Pindell completed twelve of thirteen attempts for two hundred and thirty three passing yards, with touchdown completions of eighteen, thirty-six and fifty yards. He also contributed to the Lackawanna's scoring with first touchdown of the game, a one yard quarterback sneak in the first quarter.

With the win, Duda now has a record of 150 wins and 74 losses. He is the 2nd winningest active coach in the NJCAA and the 18th all-time. During his career, he has been named the Northeastern Football Conference "Coach of the Year" on three different occasions; while his teams have claimed 6 NEFC titles. Over the last two seasons, he has sent 64 players to four year schools, and during his career has seen former players recruited by major NCAA DI schools. Currently, he has three players in the NFL, Keven White (Chicago Bears), Mark Glowinski (Seattle Seahawks) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (Baltimore Ravens).

Lackawanna's leading offensive stars were Sutton in rushing and Pindell in passing. The top receiver was Jerrod Diggs with eighty-seven yards on four catches, including a fifty yard score. Raekwon Purdy also had a notable game scoring twice on completions of eighteen and thirty-six yards. On defense, Mustafa Mitchell, led the Falcons with nine tackles, three of which were for losses of fourteen yards. He also was credited with two sacks. Tim Soave also had a productive game, registering four tackles, three of which were for losses of ten yards. He too was credited two sacks.

The Falcons return to play next Saturday, when they travel to Wayne, Pennsylvania to take on the Trojans of Valley Forge Military College. Game time for Saturday's contest is 1:00 PM.

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