Luke Janiszewski scored all three touchdowns and Western Wayne’s defense did not allow a score as the host Wildcats defeated Dunmore, 20-2, in a non-league opener featuring Lackawanna Football Conference teams that won titles in 2020.
Western Wayne, one of three teams that shared the LFC Division 2 title, opens the season ranked third among Small Schools in the Gaughan Auto Store Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams on NEPAFootball.com. Dunmore, the defending District 2 Class 2A champion, is ranked sixth.
The Wildcats opened the game with a 70-yard run that Janiszewski capped with a 3-yard run.
Western Wayne threatened again before losing a fumble later in the quarter.
Janiszewski scored his second touchdown from 33 yards out with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
Dunmore scored on a safety to cut it to 14-2 at halftime. A punt snap got away and the Wildcats wound up losing the ball out o the back of the end zone.
The Bucks had their own difficulty punting from the end zone, resulting in the game’s final score in the fourth quarter.
Thomas Chernasky blocked the punt and Janiszewski covered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown.
Western Wayne lost Army West Point recruit Caden Brungard to an apparent knee injury early in the game.
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