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‘Paupack downs Abington Heights

Mabret Levant threw a first-quarter touchdown pass, then scored the game-winning touchdown on a fourth-quarter quarterback sneak to lift Wallenpaupack to a 21-14 victory over Abington Heights in a Saturday afternoon Lackawanna Football Conference Division 1 game.

Playing in rainy, windy conditions in which they never managed a play of more than 16 yards, the Buckhorns came up with enough offense to score short touchdowns in each of the last three quarters.

Levant completed 4 of his 6 passes for 30 yards and carried 14 times for 71 yards.

Shadrak Agyei ran 25 times for 93 yards and the other touchdown as Wallenpaupack broke a five-game losing streak. The Buckhorns improved to 1-2 in the division and 3-5 overall.

Abington Heights lost its seventh straight to fall to 0-3 and 1-7.

The Comets opened the scoring midway through the second quarter on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by P.T. Cutrufello.

Levant floated a pass to the left side of the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown in the final minute of the second quarter for a 7-7 halftime tie.

After Levant ran 15 yards to the 2, Agyei scored from there on the next play to put Wallenpaupack ahead with 8:30 left in the third quarter.

Abington Heights answered, tying the game again going into the fourth quarter.

Caleb Marzolino, who carried 19 times for 91 yards for the Comets, went in untouched from the 3. He scored one play after Cutrufello scrambled for five yards on fourth-and-three.

Levant scored the winner with 7:18 left, sneaking in on third-and-goal from about a foot away.

Samuel Filip led the Wallenpaupack defense with seven tackles and four assists.

Christian Henzes had eight tackles and two assists for Abington Heights.

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