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NATION NOSTALGIA: County passed its way to 2002 victory

The County used its superiority in the passing game to defeat the City, 27-14, in the 2002 Dream Game at Lackawanna County Stadium.

Evan Kraky from Lakeland, Ron Pavalonis from Riverside and Billy Pasqualichio from Abington Heights led the way.

Kraky, who had set what at the time was a state record for career passing yards during his senior year, threw for 162 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Pavalonis caught 6 passes for 170 yards and caught 2 of the Kraky touchdown passes.

Pasqualichio helped keep the City passing game in check with two interceptions.

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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