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Honesdale posts second shutout

Aiden Collins threw for three touchdowns and Honesdale’s defense continued to shine Friday night when the Hornets went to Tunkhannock and posted a 34-0 shutout in a non-league football game.

Honesdale won its second straight, improving to 3-2 with two of the wins coming by shutout. The Hornets have held 4 of 5 opponents to 15 points or fewer while giving up 62 points in the first half of the season, the third-lowest total among District 2’s 33 football teams.

Collins was 9-for-13 passing for 182 yards.

The defense recovered three fumbles and had three sacks. Along with other losses, the Hornets limited the Tigers to a single yard in net rushing.

Tunkhannock (1-4) came in averaging 35.5 points per game and having scored at least 22 points in each of their 4 games.

Cameron Hedgelon led Honesdale in receiving with 3 catches for 74 yards, including a 28-yarder for the first touchdown.

Mason Avery went up the middle, cut to the left flag, then sidestepped the last tackle attempt inside the 5-yard line on the way to a 38-yard touchdown for an early, 14-0 lead.

The Hornets pushed their advantage to 28-0 at halftime when Collins threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Rocco Fluck and Max Mickel ran 17 yards for a score.

Collins threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kole Fries in the third quarter.

Fluck’s sack forced a fumble that lineman Jacob Garvey returned it 14 yards to set up one of the first-quarter scores.

Garvey and Bennett Fritz had the other sacks. Ethan Batzel and Robert Quinn forced fumbles. Avery had a fumble recovery.


Photo Gallery, by Tim Drewes: Honesdale/Tunkhannock football photo gallery – NEPA Sports Nation.

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