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Schultz, Shedlock lead clincher

Noah Schultz and Jaden Shedlock each ran for 3 touchdowns while combining to lead the 400-yard ground attack that carried Crestwood past host Berwick, 56-21, to clinch the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 football title.

The Comets finished the division part of their schedule at 5-1 and won the title with some help from Wilkes-Barre Area defeating Dallas, 35-7.

Crestwood is 8-1 overall and No. 1 among Big Schools in the Gaughan Auto Store Super Six Power Rankings, which are compiled by The Comets clinched with Berwick and Dallas each losing their second divisional game. Every other team in the division had already lost at least twice.

Schultz carried 22 times for 264 yards and also caught 2 passes for 24 yards.

Shedlock ran 15 times of 98 yards and 3 touchdowns, along with going 7-for-10 for 77 yards passing with another touchdown.

Matt Lonczynski ran for two touchdowns and passed for another for No. 6 Berwick, which slipped to 3-2 in the division and 4-5 overall.

Schultz opened the scoring with a 25-yard run less than three minutes into the game.

Berwick came right back to tie it 7-7 on a 1-yard Lonczynski run.

Shedlock put Crestwood in front on a 2-yard run with 28 seconds left in the first quarter, then was responsible for two touchdowns in the last 4½ minutes of the first half to expand the lead to 28-7. He ran for 4 yards and hit Zach Sheloski with a 12-yard touchdown pass.

Berwick scored twice in the third quarter, but Schultz answered with long touchdown runs 1:25 and 1:43 later to restore the three-touchdown leads.

Lonczynski’s 4-yard run was followed by a 61-yard Schultz touchdown.

After Lonczynski found Drey Wilk with a 24-yard touchdown pass, Schultz ran 42 yards for a score.

Crestwood broke away with the game’s final three touchdowns.

In addition to the last Schultz score, Shedlock ran 12 yards for a touchdown 1:46 into the fourth quarter and Colin Lazo added a late touchdown on a 13-yard run.

Matt Sklarosky, who forced a fumble and broke up a pass, and Lincoln Bibla, who had a sack, had six tackles each to lead the Crestwood defense.

Logan Rolles was 8-for-8 on extra points, booted his only punt 40 yards and placed a kickoff where Berwick could not handle it, allowing Crestwood to get the ball right back.

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