All the scoring in the 1951 Dream Game was saved for the final two minutes.
After the teams remained scoreless through 46 minutes, the County pulled out a 7-6 victory over the City.
Dunmore’s Nick Domnick ran 14 yards for a touchdown to break the scoreless tie.
Then, Jessup’s Joe Buckshon, for the County, and Scranton’s Al Caporelli, for the City, stepped into the spotlight.
Buckshon kicked the extra point for a 7-0 County lead.
Caporelli returned the kickoff 63 yards, only to be stopped by a touchdown-saving tackle by Buckshon at the 18. That simply delayed matters until Caporelli scored from the 1 with 1:11 left.
The Caporelli score gave the City a kick for the tying point, but it was wide and the County held on.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 87th annual Scranton Lions Club-sponsored Dream Game is scheduled for Wednesday night at Valley View’s John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville at 7 p.m. NATION NOSTALGIA is taking 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.