(Holmdel, NJ) – Defense and Special Teams played a large scoring roll during Sunday afternoon's game, as Lackawanna College defeated the New Jersey Warriors 51-20. The Falcons record now stands at 9-0.
New Jersey struck early as they scored on their first drive. Warrior's Edamiyon Dogget rushed for 35 yards to make the score; NJ 6 – Lackawanna 0. The extra point was missed. The Falcons first drive would result in a punt. Bradley King would pin the Warriors to their 3-yard line. The Falcons scored their first points of the game on the ensuing punt. A blocked punt forced the Warriors to fall on the ball inside the end zone, resulting in a safety.
The Falcons following possession resulted in a punt, Bradley King pinned the Warriors on their 3-yard line for a second time. New Jersey would throw an interception to Sylvanus Waibogha for a pick 6, giving the Falcons a 9-6 lead.
The next score would be Lackawanna's Calvin Bell rushing in for a 1-yard touchdown with 4:18 to go in the first quarter. The following possession saw tight Lackawanna defense, as a pass from Dogget to Hinton was completed for the Warriors, but the ball was knocked loose. Jaquan Brisker scooped up the fumble, and took it back to the house for another defensive score. Isaiah Howard hit the extra point to make it 23-6 Lackawanna.
Lackawanna made it 30-6 in the 2nd quarter when Marques Deshields scored on a 54-yard touchdown run. The Warriors battled back on the ensuing kickoff, running it back for an 85-yard touchdown to trim the Falcon lead to 30-13. With 12:19 left in the 2nd Quarter, Shane McLaughlin threw a 61-yard touchdown to Norval Black making it 37-13 Falcons. Less than 2 minutes later, Shane McLaughlin would hit Javon Turner for a 31-yard touchdown. Falcons lead 44-13.
New Jersey wouldn't let the game get out of hand, as Dogget rushed for a touchdown to bring it to a 44-20 score line. Not to be out done, Falcons Quarterback Ryan Schumacher rushed for a 14-yard touchdown to start the second half. Falcons extended their lead to 51-20. The rest of the game was scoreless making the final score, Falcons 51 – Warriors 20.
Falcons Defense and Special Teams combined for 21 points.
Falcons Defense recorded 6 interceptions between 6 separate players. (B. Brown, Kennedy, J. Brown, Waibogha, Harris, Ramsey)
Punter Bradley King put the Warriors inside the 20-yard line 5 times.
Lackawanna stays undefeated at 9-0 and will take on the Delaware Gamecocks next Sunday November 4th. The game will be played at 1pm at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Scranton, PA. For all your news and updates please visit us on Facebook Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram @FalconsSports, and Twitter @falconssports