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NATION NOSTALGIA: Olyphant combo helped end City dominance

The City was threatening to make the Dream Game a one-sided series in the early days when the County used a combination of players from Olyphant and the passing game to halt a five-game losing streak in 1941.

The County, which had not won since the game’s debut in 1935, stopped a pair of City threats inside the 10 during the second half and two touchdown passes accounted for all the scoring in a 12-0 victory.

Both touchdowns came from 26 yards out. Three of the four players involved had played at Olyphant.

Steve Havron found John Poslosky for the first score. Blakely’s Ray Simpson passed to William Lesho for the second.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The 87th annual Scranton Lions Club-sponsored Dream Game is scheduled for July 21 at Valley View’s John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville at 7 p.m. NATION NOSTALGIA will take a daily look at the game’s history between now and this year’s game, which is being presented by Northeast Rehab and Riverfront Sports.

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