Lackawanna Finishes 2016 Campaign Undefeated

Lackawanna Finishes 2016 Campaign Undefeated

Huntington WV – Trailing 28-21 at half time, Lackawanna College's undefeated season appeared to be in jeopardy. However, the Falcons were not going to allow the only blemish to their win/loss record come in their last game, as they outscored Georgia Military College 26-0 in the second half to claim, a 47-28 victory over the 10th ranked Bulldogs.

Georgia Military scored the only touchdown of the first quarter when they scored on a 28 yard touchdown pass with 8:42 left in the period. The Falcons bounced back with the initial two scores of the second quarter. David Pindell contributed to both of them, scoring on a 5 yard run with 13:16 on the clock and hitting Raekwon Purdy on 7 yard TD pass with 11:12 in the quarter. With 10:32 on the clock, GMC scored again, this time on a 48 yard pass play to tie the score at 14-14. Pindell again brought the Falcons back, as he hit Jawan Green on a 9 yard scoring strike. The touchdown would be Lackawanna's last score of the first half. Unfortunately for the Falcons, it was not the last time that the Bulldogs put points on the scoreboard, as GMC scored on another pass, a 22 yard strike with 04:11 on the clock; and a 3 yard run with 41 seconds left in the half.

Georgia Military's last two TDs of the first half would be their last scores of the game, as Lackawanna scored four unanswered touchdowns. The first of those scores came in the third quarter when Marcellias Sutton sprinted 59 yards for the TD that tied the game at 28-28 with 8:27 left in the quarter. With 5:30 on the clock, Sutton's score was followed by an 8 yard pass from Pindell to Purdy for the a 34-28 lead. With 2:27, left in the 3rd period, Pindell threw his fourth touchdown pass of the day, as he hit Jerrod Diggs on a 55 yard scoring completion. The last score of the game came with 2:42 left in the game, as Sutton rushed 48 yards for a TD.

Lackawanna's leading Rusher was Sutton, who carried the ball 24 times for 249 yards and his 2 touchdowns. Pindell was the leading passer with 20 completions in 34 attempts for 327 yards and 4 TDs. The Falcons top receiver was Jerrod Diggs, who caught 6 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

The Falcons leading defender was Jave Brown with 8 tackles. Brad Zaffram and Tyrone Washington each had interceptions, while Terrence Harris and Jalen Booker each recorded a sack.

Lackawanna's next game will be played in a NJCAA sanctioned bowl game. Where and when will be announced on Tuesday when the football team makes that announcement in an assemblage held at 12:00 PM in the Lackawanna College Student Union.