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Comets spoil DV title pursuit

Abington Heights played spoiler while securing its own postseason trip.

Mason Fedor accounted for three touchdowns Friday night when the Comets defeated host Delaware Valley, 38-13, in a Lackawanna Football Conference Division 1 finale.

The win meant Abington Heights did not need to do any scoreboard watching regarding a West Scranton result in order to know it was headed for the District 2 Class 5A semifinals with a 3-7 overall record, including a 3-3 finish in divisional play over the last six weeks of the regular season.

The loss cost Delaware Valley a share of the LFC Division 1 championship after winning the previous three titles outright. It also sent the Warriors on the road for the District 2 Class 5A playoffs, dropping them from first seed to third and a trip to second-seeded Pittston Area.

Jack Burke scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to put Abington Heights in front and Fedor, who threw a pass to Burke for one of those scores, added two touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter to put Delaware Valley away.

Shawn Theodore went 13-for-21 for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Comets passed for 4 scores.

Delaware Valley (4-2, 5-5) broke in front with 5:31 left in the first quarter when Logan Olsommer hit Jayden Ramirez with a 9-yard touchdown pass.

The Warriors, however, only led for 1:24.

Abington Heights tied the game on a 43-yard pass from Fedor to Burke, who finished with 5 catches for 81 yards.

Burke then intercepted a pass near midfield and returned it for a touchdown with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter to put the Comets ahead to stay.

Theodore found Nico Bossi for a 23-yard touchdown with 39 seconds left in the half to make it 21-7 and the Comets expanded that lead on Michael Hartshorn’s 35-yard, third-quarter field goal.

Abington Heights sandwiched a pair of Theodore-to-Fedor touchdown passes around Delaware Valley’s Tyler Bird-to-Aiden Black TD pass in the fourth quarter.

Fedor finished with 8 catches for 122 yards.

Bossi, Connor Casey and Burke led the Abington Heights defense.

Bossi had seven tackles and three assists. Casey had six tackles, including a sack and another for a loss, and assisted on another tackle. Burke had a sack to go with his Pick Six.

Paulie Weinrich carried 18 times for 98 yards for the Warriors along with producing a sack and a blocked punt.

Justin Kalitsnik led the Delaware Valley defense with 5 tackles and 12 assists.

Bird passed for 120 yards.

Abington Heights opens the playoffs at Scranton Friday.

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