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Gumble leads Lions past Knights

Lukas Gumble scored both fourth-quarter touchdowns and was part of the game’s biggest defensive play Friday night when Lackawanna Trail defeated host Lake-Lehman, 22-8, in a non-league football game.

Gumble ran 32 and 8 yards for touchdowns after the Lions headed to the fourth quarter of the road game locked in an 8-8 tie.

Stephen Jervis found Evan Litwin open behind the defense deep down the middle for a 34-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Gumble ran for the two-pointer and an 8-0 lead.

That score held up through halftime when the Lions came up with a big defensive stop.

Lake-Lehman used its passing game to work the ball up the field as time wound down in the first half.

Gavin Wallace hit Brandon Ritinski on a swing pass to the left from the 11 on the final play of the half.

Ritinski cut toward the middle and worked his way toward the goal line before being converged on by about half the Lackawanna Trail defense.

Hunter Patterson, Kolbee Soltis and Gumble combined to bring Ritinski to the ground at the 1 with other teammates close by to assist, if needed.

Lake-Lehman tied the game with 56 seconds left in the third quarter when Gavin Paraschak made a diving catch in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown pass from Wallace. Landon Schuckers ran for the two-point.

Lackawanna Trail answered quickly and Gumble broke several tackle attempts on his way to the game-winning 32-yard touchdown 54 seconds into the fourth quarter.

Gumble, Soltis and Demetrius Douglas all picked off passes for the Lions.

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