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Crestwood shuts out North Pocono

Pictured above: Noah Schultz

Noah Schultz fueled a 394-yard ground attack and Magnus Bibla led the defense to a shutout Friday night as Crestwood closed out the regular season with a 47-0, non-league shutout of visiting North Pocono.

The Comets averaged more than 50 points per game during an eight-game winning streak to close the regular season, but the shutout was their first.

The latest victory allowed Crestwood to secure the top seed in the District 2 Class 4A playoffs, which it will open with a home game against Nanticoke.

Schultz carried 26 times for 213 yards and two of Crestwood’s six rushing touchdowns.

Freshman Jaden Shedlock also scored twice producing short touchdown runs for the first two scores in the first quarter and with 8:51 left in the half.

The Comets pulled away slowly, building the lead to 18-0 at halftime and 26-0 after three quarters.

Robert Knight, who also had a team-high six tackles, added a 7-yard touchdown run 15 seconds before halftime.

Magnus Bibla

Bibla had a sack, another tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery as Crestwood limited North Pocono to five first downs while racking up 24.

That eventually translated into points.

Schultz scored on a 7-yard run with 4:42 left in the third quarter and a 39-yarder in the first minute of the fourth.

Brendon Dennis, who also had a 43-yard run for 51 yards on 3 carries, scored from the 1 with 8:30 left to reach the Mercy Rule at 40-0.

Matt Skalorsky’s 86-yard interception return accounted for the final score.

Shedlock carried 16 times for 99 yards.

North Pocono finished the regular season 4-6. The Trojans are the fifth seed in District 2 Class 4A and will head to fourth-seeded Berwick, also 4-6, in the quarterfinals Friday.

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