LOCAL COLLEGE: Lackawanna Pummels Nassau

September 23, 2018

Lackawanna College scored 42 points in the first half to roll to a 51-26 win over Nassau Community College at Mitchel Field in Garden City, New York.

The Falcons (4-0), ranked 10th in the NJCAA, broke away from a 14-14 tie with 28 straight points in the second quarter.

Jael Negron recovered a fumble in the end zone to give Lackawanna a 21-14 lead. Shane McLaughlin threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Javon Turner and a 30-yard touchdown pass to Norval Black. Then with 36 seconds left in the half, Negron caught a touchdown pass from wide receiver Harrison Dreher, who took the ball on an end around and found Negron for a score that covered 74 yards.

The Falcons gave up a touchdown in the third quarter, but blocked the extra point and Ja’yir Brown returned the ball 98 yards for two points.

Darius Brown added a 2-yard touchdown run for Lackawanna.

McLaughlin finished with 199 yards passing and three touchdowns and Brown ran for 130 yards.

Misericordia 47, Wilkes 45

At Edwardsville, Brady Williams threw four touchdown passes and ran for three scores as Misericordia University outlasted Wilkes University at Schmidt Stadium.

Williams had 339 yards passing and 78 yards rushing. He connected with Sam Gillison eight times for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

The game was tight throughout, with four lead changes and no lead of more than nine points.

Williams hit Gillison for a 68-yard touchdown to give Misericordia (2-1, 2-0 MAC) a 27-24 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The teams then combined for 41 points in the fourth, with Jose Tabora throwing three touchdown passes in the quarter for Wilkes (1-3, 0-2).

Williams’ 2-yard touchdown run gave the Cougars a 40-31 lead with 6:05 left. Tabora then hit Jeff Steeber for a 5-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to two, but Williams answered with a 77-yard touchdown pass to Gillison.

Tabora threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Derek Nelson with 2:45 left, but Wilkes could not recover the ensuing onside kick and Misericordia was able to run out the clock.

Dunmore graduate Garrett Murray had four tackles for Misericordia, Delaware Valley graduate Nikolai Kepple had three tackles and half a sack and Wallenpaupack graduate Kenny Grady had two tackles.

Tabora threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns for Wilkes.

Stevenson 38, King’s 17

At Wilkes-Barre, Dan Williams was 31 of 41 passing for 348 yards and a touchdown to lead Stevenson University to a win at McCarthy Stadium.

Titus Johnson and Daqwan Hill had touchdown runs in the first half to give the Mustangs a 14-0 lead. Jordan Downes scored for King’s (1-2, 0-1 MAC) on a 3-yard run with 1:19 left in the first half, but Stevenson was able to cash in again before halftime.

The Mustangs drove to the Monarchs 21 and Williams hit Ryan Stango for a touchdown with two seconds left to give Stevenson a 21-7 lead. Williams then added an 8-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.

Old Forge graduate Mando

Sallavanti had nine tackles and a forced fumble for King’s and fellow Old Forge alum Jaret Horn had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.

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