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Hunter tosses 6 TD passes

Jacob Hunter threw two touchdown passes in each of the last three quarters Friday night when Holy Redeemer rallied to outscore Tunkhannock, 53-43, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 football game.

In addition to the six touchdown passes, Hunter also ran for a touchdown and threw for a two-point conversion.

The game was the divisional opener for Holy Redeemer, which improved to 2-1 overall. Tunkhannock fell to 1-2, all in divisional play.

Tunkhannock led from early in the second quarter until early in the fourth.

The Tigers took a 36-27 lead in the third quarter before Hunter accounted for the game’s next three touchdowns.

Hunter threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Zach Perta in the third quarter, then ran 30 yards for a score and passed 13 yards to Perta for another during the fourth quarter to take a 46-36 lead.

Ben Chilson ran 7 yards for a score to bring Tunkhannock back within three before Hunter’s 52-yard pass to Jake Griffin completed the scoring.

Griffin scored three touchdowns for Holy Redeemer while Perta and Josh Wesneski scored two each.

Wesneski ran for the game’s first score and caught a pass for another.

Hunter finished 16-for-23 for 350 yards while engineering an offense that produced more than 500 yards total offense. He hit Griffin with a 41-yard touchdown in the second and a 68-yarder in the third before the 52-yarder in the fourth.

Griffin caught 4 passes for 178 yards while Perta caught 6 for 98 yards.

Tenzen Lewis and Chilson each ran for two touchdowns for Tunkhannock. Chilson passed for 96 yards and Lewis ran for 91.

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