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Crestwood pounds Williamsport

Crestwood’s offense cranked out 379 yards and 6 touchdowns rushing while Nick Miscavage and Lincoln Bibla contributed points on special teams and defense as the Comets overwhelmed visiting Williamsport, 51-13, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game Friday night.

Noah Schultz ran for three touchdowns as the Comets were building a 44-7 halftime lead, ensuring that the entire second half would be played under the Mercy Rule.

Schultz’s second touchdown, a 46-yard run, gave Crestwood a 20-7 lead after one quarter.

Miscavage then recovered a fumble in the end zone while Lincoln Bibla was producing a safety in the 24-point second quarter.

Crestwood, which has won three straight, improved to 2-1 in the division and 4-1 overall. Williamsport is 0-3 and 1-4.

The Comets used eight ballcarriers while averaging 11.8 yards on 32 carries.

Schultz picked up 94 yards on 10 carries.

Freshman quarterback Jaden Shedlock, who completed his only 3 passes for 49 yards, added 84 yards and a touchdown on 5 carries.

Brendon Dennis, who carried 7 times, and Colin Lazo, who turned 1 of his 3 carries into a touchdown, each added 59 yards. Robert Knight ran for 57 yards on his only carry.

Bibla had two sacks, two more tackles for losses, a fumble recovery and the safety. He had five tackles and four assists total.

Cole Kakalecik had a team-high seven tackles, one for a loss, and an assist.

Magnus Bibla made two tackles for losses and blocked a punt.

Shedlock ran 35 yards for his touchdown, just 1:29 after the first Schultz score, midway through the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.

Williamsport countered with a long touchdown pass from George Whaley to Jahika Kline to get within, 14-7.

Crestwood scored the last 30 points of the half.

Miscavage’s touchdown recovery came on the first play of the second quarter when a snap went over the head of the Williamsport punter and he won the race to the loose ball.

Schultz scored another touchdown, then added the two-point conversion run for a 35-7 lead before the midway point of the second quarter.

Following Bibla’s safety, Crestwood took advantage of the free kick to score again a minute later on a 14-yard run by Miscavage.

The team’s traded third-quarter touchdown runs to close the scoring.

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