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Lakeland increases scoring output

Lakeland’s high-scoring offense reached a new level Friday night.

The Chiefs hit season-highs for points in a quarter, a half and in a game, while routing visiting Susquehanna, 63-7, in a non-league game between Lackawanna Football Conference teams.

Lakeland scored on 5 Dominico Spataro touchdown passes, a run and a kickoff return while covering everything from 6 to 99 yards on its 7 first-half touchdowns.

The Chiefs led 36-7 after one quarter and 50-7 at halftime.

Spataro has had three straight five-touchdown games, combining his rushing and passing output, and the Chiefs have been District 2’s most dominant team, outscoring opponents, 190-28, in their 4-0 start. They have largely coasted through second halves after beating opponents up, 142-14, in the first halves.

The scoring started in the first minute.

By the midway point in the first quarter, Spataro had three touchdown passes and the Chiefs had a 22-0 lead.

Jon Seamans scored the first touchdown from 28 yards.

Lacota Dippre, who provided two sacks on defense, scored the next two touchdowns. He caught passes of 15 and 67 yards.

Kevin Snyder was next. The team’s leading receiver in the game with 6 catches for 115 yards, Snyder caught a 12-yard touchdown pass.

Susquehanna’s William Marcy returned the kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, but Seamans answered by going 99 yards on the next kickoff.

Spataro and Snyder connected again in the third quarter for a 45-yard touchdown.

Kyle Lidy got the Chiefs to 50 points with 6:20 still remaining in the half on a 6-yard run.

Lidy scored again on a 10-yard run in the third quarter.

Freshman Caden Cuozzo capped the scoring on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Spataro was 11-for-20 passing for 252 yards. Evan Pochas led the ground game with 117 yards on 7 carries.0

Susquehanna lost i6ts second straight after a 2-0 start.

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